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Home : Patterns : Easter Basket

Free Crochet Pattern: Easter Basket

Lion Brand® Vanna's Choice®
Pattern #: 80096AD
Rating: *****4.7 (based on 9 reviews)
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SKILL LEVEL:  Easy (Level 2)

SIZE: One Size
About 8 in. (20.5 cm)


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Easter Basket

Lion Brand® Vanna's Choice®


Exact gauge is not essential to this project.


sc2tog (sc decrease) Insert hook into st and draw up a loop. Insert hook into next st and draw up a loop. Yarn over, draw through all 3 loops on hook.


Work in continuous rnds; do not join or turn unless otherwise instructed.

With A, ch 2.
Rnd 1: Work 6 sc in first ch. Place marker in first st for beg of rnd; move marker up as each rnd is completed.
Rnd 2: Work 2 sc in each sc around - 12 sc.
Rnd 3: *2 sc in next st, sc in next st, rep from * around - 18 sc.
Rnd 4: *2 sc in next st, sc in each of next 2 sts, rep from * around - 24 sts.
Rnd 5: *2 sc in next st, sc in each of next 3 sts, rep from * around - 30 sts.
Rnd 6: *2 sc in next st, sc in each of next 4 sts, rep from * around - 36 sts.
Rnd 7: Working through back loops, sc in each sc stitch - 36 sts.
Rnd 8: *2 sc in next st, sc in each of next 5 sts, rep from * around - 42 sts.
Rnd 9: Sc in each sc around - 42 sts.
Rnd 10: *2 sc in next st, sc in each of next 6 sts, rep from * around - 48 sts.
Rnd 11: Sc in each sc around - 48 sts.
Rnd 12: *2 sc in next st, sc in each of next 7 sts, rep from * around- 54 sts.
Rnd 13: Sc in each sc around - 54 sts.
Rnd 14: *2 sc in next st, sc in each of next 8 sts, rep from * around - 60 sts.
Rnds 15 -16: Sc in each sc around. Fasten off.

With A, ch 51.
Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across - 50 sts.
Row 2: Ch 1, turn, sc in each st across- 50 sts. Fasten off.

With B, ch 2.
Rnd 1: Work 6 sc in first ch.
Rnd 2: * Work 2 hdc and sl st in next sc, rep from * around. Fasten off.

With C, ch 4 2 dc in first ch, hdc in next ch, 3 sc in last ch. Working into opposite side of ch, work hdc in next ch, 2 dc in next ch, sl st beg st. Fasten off.

Sew ends of Handle inside Basket. Sew on Flower and Leaf. Weave in ends.

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beg = begin(s)(ning) ch(s) = chain(s)
rep = repeat(s)(ing) rnd(s) = round(s)
sc = single crochet st(s) = stitch(es)

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Pattern Average Rating: *****4.7 (based on 9 reviews)
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Reviewed by Sandra Patrick on 2013-03-03 ****
Basket crocheted up quickly. I didn't fasten off at end but just continued with chains till I had the length I wanted for the handle then joined at other side. It needed something to firm up handle and as I didn't have pipe cleaners I used a plastic cable tie. I did an extra row but worked through loops of first and previous row to hide cable tie and strengthen it. Worked a treat. I think you could get away without the handle so might try that next time.

Also as my basket was beige I did an extra row round basket in the same colour as the flower and it looks great. Will try to post picture once I work out how to.

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