Crafty Corner: Crochet Easter baskets

Posted on Apr 3 2019 - 9:00am by Samantha Clark

Following our introduction to knitting piece, we’ve partnered with we are knitters once again to help us build on our knitting skills. This time, we’re going to make crochet Easter baskets!

These will make for cute gifts for your children, nieces, nephews, godchildren etc. filled with little chocolates or mini eggs! Great for little egg hunts around the garden or for decorations around the home.

For this project, you will need:

Easter basket materials

  • 1 skein of The Tape – in a colour of your choice
  • 1 x 7mm crochet needle

Step 1: crochet the magic ring

Start by working 6 single crochets into the magic ring

Crochet magic ring

Watch the video tutorial of how to do the magic ring.

Step 2: increase your stitches

Round 1: increase 1 in each stitch. You will have a total of 12 stitches.

Round 2: *1 single crochet and increase 1 *. Repeat from * to * until the end of the round. You will have a total of 18 single crochets.

crochet stitches

Step 3: work in the slip stitch

Round 3: *work 1 slip stitch through the back look into each stitch*. Repeat from * to * until the end of the round. You will have a total of 18 single crochets.

crochet slip stitch

Watch the video tutorial for the slip stitch 

Step 4: build on your slip stitches

Rounds 4-6: *work 1 slip stitch into each stitch*. Repeat from * to * until the end of the row. You will have a total of 18 single crochets.

Easter basket

Step 5: creating a crochet chain

Chain 18

crochet chains

Watch the video tutorial for how to create a crochet chain

Step 6: forming your handles

Skip 9 stitches, insert the crochet hook into he next stitch to form the handle of the basket, and close with a slip stitch.

There you have it! Super cute Easter baskets.

We’d love to see your creations so please do share them with us on social with the #AGLCrafts and #weareknitters. If you’re struggling or have any questions, do give us a shout too!

This pattern has been provided with compliments from we are knitters. They sell knitting kits and supplies and have a range of tutorial videos as well as free patterns for you to build on your skills further. We’ll be working with them again next month with their We Found Love scarf. We’re currently working on their Morse Scarf, which was provided with compliments, for our introductory piece, you can see our progress on Instagram (@anythinggoesl).

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