Mini Easter Basket – Free Pattern!
Easter is just around the corner, and whilst we won’t be heading out to any group egg-hunting activities (thanks lockdown!), it doesn’t mean that you can’t get into the Easter spirit!
Below you’ll find my free crochet pattern for a quick and easy mini Easter basket. This pattern is written in UK TERMS. See my handy conversion chart for UK vs. US terms here.
The size of your basket will vary based on the kind of yarn you use. For the baskets pictured above, I’ve used three kinds; large: Hobbycraft’s Return of the Mac, medium: Knit and Purl (Aldi)’s Macrame Cord and small: Lily Sugar ‘n’ Cream 100% Cotton. To give you an idea of the scale, I have used glass marbles to fill the baskets in the photos!
- Small amounts of your chosen yarn(s)
- Crochet Hook(s) as appropriate for your chosen yarn(s)
- Large-Eyed Needle
Abbreviations (UK Terms)
- MR – Magic Ring
- Ch – Chain
- Sl St – Slip Stitch
- Dc – Double Crochet (UK)(USA Single Crochet)
- Inc – Increase
- FLO – Front Loops Only
- BLO – Back Loops Only
Round 1: Dc 7 in MR (7)
Round 2: Inc in each stitch (14)
Round 3: [dc 1, inc] x 7 (21)
Round 4: In FLO, dc in each stitch (21)
Sl st in the 1st stitch of the next round to join. Starting in next stitch:
Round 5: *Dc in the FLO of the next 2 stitches, then dc in the BLO of the next 2 stitches*. This alternating sequence creates a textured effect for the basket. Repeat between *…* 5 times. Dc in the BL of the last st of the round. (21)
Rounds 6 – 8: Repeat Round 5.
Sl st into the next stitch. Ch 10 and sl st into a stitch on the opposite side of the basket to join the handle. Turn.
Ch 1 and work 1 dc into each chain stitch. Sl st into the dc at the base of your starting chain stitch and FO.
Weave in your ends and you’re done!
Have a lovely Easter everyone!