Blooming Easter Basket

Crochet Easter Baskets are totally adorable! They’re a lot of fun to create and decorate!

The best part about this basket is that you can leave the handle off and use it as a decor piece instead!

Enjoy this free Blooming Flower Easter Basket crochet pattern featuring fun texture, flowers, and a braided handle.

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Materials

Worsted Weight Yarn
*Light Green
*Bright Green
*Light Yellow
*Bright Yellow
*Light Flower/Star Color
*Bright Flower/Star Color
H/8/5.00mm Hook
K/10.5/6.50mm Hook
Green Chenille Sticks
Yarn Needle
Optional: Canvas circle or cardboard for basket bottom

Gauge

Not Important

Stitch Guide

arnd = around
BLO = Back Loop Only
ch = chain
dc = double crochet
FPdc = Front Post double crochet
hdc = half double crochet
sc = single crochet
sl st = slip stitch
trc = treble crochet

Written in U.S. Terms

Skill Level

Easy

Instructions

SMALL BASKET

Using K Hook,
Holding both greens together,
1. Magic Ring, 7 sc in ring (7)
2. 2 sc arnd (14)
3. *2 sc, sc* arnd (21)
4. *2 sc, sc x 2* arnd (28)
5. *2 sc, sc x 3* arnd (35)
6. *2 sc, sc x 4* arnd (42)
7. *2 sc, sc x 5* arnd (49)
8. BLO: sc arnd (49)
9. dc arnd (49)
10-11. *FPdc x 3, dc x 4* arnd (49)
12-13. *dc x 3, FPdc x 4* arnd (49)
Switch to Yellows (Hold both together),
14. *sc x 6, 3 trc* arnd (63)
15. sc arnd (63). Fasten.

LARGE BASKET

Using K Hook,
Holding both greens together,
1. Magic Ring, 7 scin ring (7)
2. 2 scarnd (14)
3.*2 sc, sc* arnd (21)
4. *2 sc, sc x2* arnd (28)
5. *2 sc, sc x3* arnd (35)
6. *2 sc, sc x4* arnd (42)
7. *2 sc, sc x5* arnd (49)
8. *2 sc, sc x6* arnd (56)
9. *2 sc, sc x7* arnd (63)
10. BLO: scarnd (63)
11. dc arnd (63)
12-13. *FPdc x 3, dc x4* arnd (63)
14-15. *dc x 3, FPdc x4* arnd (63)
16-17. *FPdc x 3, dc x4* arnd (63)
Switch to Yellows (Hold both together),
18. *sc x 6, 3 trc* arnd (81)
19. sc arnd (81). Fasten.

FLOWERS (Make 7 for Small, Make 9 for Large)

Using H Hook,
Holding light and dark together,
1. Ch 14, sl st to form ring
2. Working in chain loops:*(sc, ch 5), sc in next st* arnd (7 petals) Fasten.

STARS (Make 7 for Small, Make 9 for Large)

Using H Hook,
Holding both blues together,
1. Ch 15, sl st to form ring
2. Working in chain loops: *Ch 4, (sc, hdc, dc) down ch 4, sk next 2 sts of ring, scin next st* arnd (5 point)

HANDLE

*Cut 24 strings (12 L. Green, 12 B. Green) 25” long for short handles, 40″ long for long handles.
*Separate them into 3 groups of 8 and braid them together with a chenille stick in the middle. 
*Separate ends into two groups of 12, insert one group into a stitch (outside to inside), sk 3 sts and repeat with the other 12 strings. Tie together both sections on the inside of basket. Repeat on other side (going around set of 3 trc’s ).

Finishing

*Sew Flowers or Stars onto basket over “bobbles” (so bobbles become the flower/star centers).
*Hide all Strings

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