Everything is coming alive in my yard, I love it. I have the most adorable little Crocus flowers growing in the front. It’s so fun because they are the first things to peek out in the spring(sometimes they even peek out of a late snowstorm). It’s hard to believe that Easter is around the corner! Sadly, I have been working on this simple crochet Easter egg basket pattern for a while now. My original size estimates were, unfortunately, way off, so this pattern was shelved a couple times out a sheer frustration. Luckily, I finally figured everything out, and I am winning because it’s still slightly before Easter!
My kids were pretty excited to get out the plastic Easter eggs for this photo shoot! Sis doesn’t really remember finding them last year, so I think this year will be a lot of fun. (The Boy definitely remembers it, and is bouncing around with excitement.)
CROCHET EASTER EGG BASKET
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– 7mm Hook
– 2 skeins of Bernat Home Dec (2 colors) (#5 Bulky)
– 3mm Felt
Gauge: not importnat. Just keep your stitches as tight as you can
Crochet Basket Bottom:
(make 2, one of each color)
Ch 1 does NOT count. Always work the first st in the same st as the starting chain, and join with the first st of the round.
Start with a magic ring
1. Working into the ring: Ch 2. Dc 12. Join with a sl st. (12 st)
2. Ch 2. 2 dc in each st around. Join with a sl st. (24 sts)
3. Ch 2. *Dc in next st. 2 dc in next st* work 12 times. Join with sl st. (36 sts)
4. Ch 2. *Dc in next 2 sts. 2 dc in next st* work 12 times. Join with a sl st. (48 sts)
5. Ch 2. *Dc in next 3 sts. 2 dc in next st* work 12 times. Join with a sl st. (60 sts)
6. Ch 2. *Dc in next 4 sts. 2 dc in next st* work 12 times. Join with a sl st. (72 sts)
Using one of your bottom pieces as a guide, cut a circle out of thick felt. It should be slightly smaller than your bottom pieces.
Line the two bottom pieces up together, wrong sides together. Going through both layers, sl st around about halfway. Slip the felt in-between the two layers and finished sl st around. (72 sts)
Crochet Basket Body:
Turn your pieces so you are working from the outside of the circle (instead of from the inside). This will put the front sides of your stitches facing outwards. You an opt to not turn here, but the wrong side of your stitches will be facing outwards.
1. Ch 1. Sc in each st around, going through the slip stitches. Join with a sl st. (72 sts)
2. – 14.
Begin working the graph. You will work the graph is sc and work in back loops only. You will begin each row with a ch 1 and end each row by sl st into the first st.
15. Working through both loops, sc in each st around, using main color. Join with a sl st.
Crochet Basket Handles:
16. Ch 1. Sc 9. Ch 22. Sk 18 sts. Sc in next 18 sts. Ch 22. Sk 18 sts. Sc in next 9 sts. (80 sts)
17. – 18. Ch 1. Sc in each st around. Join with a sl t. (80 sts)
Our Easter tradition (if the weather permits) includes driving out to the desert on Saturday and hiding eggs, toys and little things in our special spot. Then we have a picnic and explore! The kids love it, and I think I might include the dog this year and hide a few little treats for him. Goose is a Labrador and we have a hide-and-seek game established with him already. He will love it!
Do you have any fun Easter traditions? Tell me about it in the comments!
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