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Crochet Easter Basket {Free Pattern}

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Make a crochet Easter basket to store your mini crochet Easter eggs and treats.

Easy to make the basket can be made in s simple way with a handle or no handle.

You can also turn this basket into a bunny, complete with crocheted ears and a pom pom tail.

Scroll down to view the free pattern and grab your free PDF.

crochet easter basket

Crochet Egg Basket

This basket pattern is fairly simple and a great beginner project.

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Made with a 6mm (US J/10) hook and cotton yarn worked with two strands held together, it works up really fast.

Fill it with crochet eggs that you have made and other sweets your friends and family will love.

crochet Easter bunny basket

Crochet Easter Patterns

Crafting fun decorations for Easter is a great way to use up your yarn stash.

Using up leftover cotton in pastel tones or going bolder with vibrant colors, proves that anything goes!

Make chicks, bunnies, eggs, and more to get into the spring mood with lots of free pattern downloads in this post here – Easter Crochet Patterns.

crochet easter basket bunny

Resources and tutorials you may find helpful in following this pattern:

This pattern is great for any beginner.

crochet easter basket with eggs

Crochet Easter Basket

Notes

This crochet Easter basket pattern is not only a great way to store your crochet Easter eggs, but it can also be used for storage in the home after Easter.

Using only single crochet throughout the pattern, this is an easy one to follow.

Make it with a handle, no handle, or turn. it into a bunny!

Copyright Info

Please do not copy, sell, redistribute or republish this pattern.

If you wish to share this pattern, link to the pattern page only. You may sell items produced using this pattern.

Do NOT use the copyrighted photos for your product listing.

Please give pattern credit to Louise Bollanos or tag @handylittleme.

easter eggs in basket

The supplies you need…

Yarn

  • 3 x 50g (85m) Rico Creative Cotton Aran – in the color Clay (51). 100% cotton.
  • For the inner ears, you will need scraps of pink around 10g (I used the same yarn in the color – Pastel Pink (02).
  • For the eyes – scarps of grey, I used the same yarn in the color Mouse Grey (28).
  • For the whiskers, scraps of white, I used the same yarn in the color nature (60).
  • This yarn was crocheted with two strands together for the basket and the ears.
  • For the bunny tail – white yarn in acrylic or wool around 20g.

Hooks

Notions + Other Tools

Gauge

10 stitches, 12 rounds to 10cm/4″ of single crochet.

Size

  • The basket measures – base diameter = 5.5 inches / 14 cm.
  • Height – 6 inches / 16 cm.
  • Handle = Length – 16 inches / 41 cm. Width – 2.2 inches / 6cm.
  • Ears – 4 inches / 10 cm. Width – 2 inches / 5 cm.

Abbreviations

The pattern is written in US crochet terms.

  • CH – Chain
  • PM – Place marker
  • SC – Single crochet
  • SS – Slip stitch
  • RS – Right side

Pattern

Notes

  • For the base – Do not turn at the end of the round, but continue working in a spiral, with the right side (RS) always facing.
  • Keep count of the sts by placing a marker (PM) on the last st of each round.
  • There are no turning chains in this pattern.
  • To make the basket smaller stop after 24 sts on round 4 or 36 sts on round 6 and then work round 9.
basket base

The Basket

Using the 6mm (US J/10) hook and working two strands of the yarn together.

The base of the basket

  • Make a 4 ch and join with an ss in the first ch to form a ring.
  • Round 1: (RS) – 1 ch; 8 sc in ring. (8 sts) PM (see notes)
  • Round 2: 2 sc in each sc. (16 sts)
  • Round 3: *1 sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc* rep from * to end. (24 sts)
  • Round 4: 1 sc in each sc.
  • Round 5: *1 sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc* rep from * to end. (36 sts)
  • Round 6: 1 sc in each sc.
  • Round 7: *1 sc in each of the next 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc* rep from * to end. (48 sts)
  • Round 8: 1 sc in each sc.
  • Round 9 – sc all the sts into the back loop only.

The body of the basket

  • *Please note – keep the marker to denote which is the beginning/end of the round.
  • Continue to work in a spiral – sc all of the sts in every round (in both loops) – until the bag measures = 6 inches / 16 cm.
  • You can make the bag as short or as tall as you want.
  • Finish the last st with an ss and cut the yarn.
  • Secure and weave in the ends.
  • Weave in all other loose ends.
crochet easter basket

The Handle

Using the 6mm (US J/10) hook and working two strands of the yarn together.

The basket handle (optional)

  • For a wide handle Ch 6 (for a thinner handle Ch 3), ch 1, turn,
  • Row 1: (RS) – sc into every ch, ch 1, turn,
  • Row 2: sc into every st, ch1, turn,
  • Cont to sc into every st (repeating row 2) until your handle measures 15 inches / 38 cm.

Notes

  • You can make your handle thinner by chaining 3 or 4 instead of 6 and you can also make it shorter or longer depending on your preference.
  • You may also decide to not make a handle and use the basket without.

Making Up – With the handle

  • Sew in any loose ends on the basket and the handle.
  • With a coordinating colored yarn or the same color cut a length of around 8 inches and thread your darning needle.
  • Fold over the top of your basket by 2 inches.
  • Place one end of the handle on one side of the basket on the folded over edge.
  • Sew an X through the handle edge that is the height of the basket fold-over section and secure it.
  • Repeat on the other side. (See the photos below for reference)
crochet easter basket with handle

The Ears

Using the 6mm (US J/10) hook and working two strands of the yarn together.

The Outer Ears (Make 2)

  • With the main color yarn (brown) ch 10.
  • R1 – sc into the 2nd ch from the hook, sc into every ch to the end of the row. sc twice more into the last st of the row (this means you will have 3 sts in total in that last st). PM in the center of those 3 sts with a closed st marker. Cont to sc into every st down the other side of the chain. sc 3 times in the last st of that side, then PM with a closed st marker into the center st of the 3 sts you just worked.
  • R2 – sc into every st until you reach 1 st before the st marker, 2 sc in the next st, remove marker and work 3 sc into the next st, 2sc in the next st. Place the marker into the middle st of the three sts you worked to denote the center point. Rep to the other side working the same – 2sc, 3 sc, 2sc at
  • those center sts.
  • Work sc down the other side and when you reach the st before the marker, finish with an ss, cut yarn, and secure.

The Inner Ears (Make 2)

  • With a coordinating color (pink) ch 5.
  • Work Row 1 as above.
  • Work rows 2 as above but only increase once at one end, then work down the other side, finishing with an ss in the st before the marker and cutting the yarn to secure.
crochet bunny ears

The Nose, Eyes + Tail

Using the 4.5mm (US 7) hook and working a single strand of yarn.

The Nose (Make 1)

  • With pink yarn ch 4, join into a magic ring, ch 1.
  • sc 8 sts into the ring, ss the last st, and cut the yarn to secure leaving a long tail of around 10 inches/26 cm.

The Eyes (Make 2)

  • With a coordinating color (grey) ch 3, join into a magic ring, ch 1.
  • sc 6 times into the ring, ss the last st, and cut the yarn to secure leaving a long tail of around 8 inches/21 cm.

The Bunny Tail

  • Make a large pom pom in white yarn for the bunny tail – do not use cotton, acrylic or wool will be better.

Making Up (as the bunny with no handle)

  • Fold over the top of your basket by 2 inches.
  • Sew the inner ears onto the front of the outer ears.
  • Fold the ears at the bottom and secure them with a couple of stitches.
  • Stitch the ears to the basket around 4 inches/10cm apart. (See the photo below for reference)
  • Sew the eyes and nose into the place where you want them to go. place the beads or the brads in the center of the eyes and secure them. (See the photo below for reference)
  • Sew the pom pom bunny tail onto the back of the basket. (See the photo below for reference)
  • Whiskers – stitch whiskers on either side of the nose in white yarn. (See the photo below for reference)
crochet bunny basket

If you enjoyed this pattern, you may also want to make some crochet Easter eggs.

bunny tail on easter basket

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