Monday, 11 March 2013

Crochet Easter Basket Tutorial


Easter Basket

This basket is made using two strands of DK wool held together and a 4mm crochet hook.

1. make a magic loop, ch3 and work 11 dcs into the loop, join with a sl st in top of ch3 (12)
2. ch3, turn, dc in st at base of ch3, 2 dcs in each st around, join with sl st in top of ch3 (24)
3. ch3, turn, dc in st at base of ch3, *dc in next st, 2 dcs in next st* rep around, join with sl st in top of ch3 (36)
4. ch3, turn, dc in st at base of ch3, *dc in next 2 sts, 2 dcs in next st* rep around, join with sl st in top of ch3 (48)
5. (work this row in back loops only) ch3, turn, miss st at base of ch3, dc around, join with sl st in top of ch3 (48)
6-8. ch3, turn, miss st at base of ch3, dc around, join with sl st in top of ch3 (48)
9. (work this row in back loops only) ch3, turn, miss st at base of ch3, dc around, join with sl st in top of ch3 (48)
10-11. ch1, turn, sc around
12. bind off and weave in ends

Handle:
13. count back 2 sts from bind off, join yarn, ch1, sc in same st and next st, sc in 2 sts after bind off point (4)
14-53. ch1, turn, sc across (4)
54. bind off and join to the opposite side of the basket

Ruffle:
55. (working in the unworked front loops from row 9) join yarn at the seam, ch3, dc in same st, 2 dcs in each st around, join with sl st in top of ch3 (96)
56. ch1, turn, sc in st at base of ch and around, join with sl st in top of 1st sc (96)
57. bind off and weave in ends


I absolutely love this easter egg basket for presents or for holding an easter egg, either decorative or chocolate (my favourite).


Or how about as a nest for a baby chick and her little brother and sister :P

This basket is currently up for sale in my Facebook shop, along with a few other bits I have made. Go and check it out if you haven't already :)

1 comment:

Claire Justine said...

Love these,they are so sweet :) would be great if you would link them up in my Creative Mondays hop?
http://www.clairejustineoxox.com/2013/03/1003-creative-mondays-blog-hop.html

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