Eggcellent Easter Basket

Every little bunny will enjoy hunting for eggs with this little basket! Complete with a ruffly flower, this soft basket is roomy enough for plenty of treats.

Skill Level: Easy

Size: 8” diameter at base x 3.5” side height

Gauge: 12 sts and 14 row = 4” [10 cm] in sc

Materials

Yarn:

Medium weight yarn Caron Simply Soft (100% Acrylic; 315 yards [288 meters]/170 grams): Sunshine (A), 1 skein; Strawberry (B), 1 skein; Robin’s Egg (C), 1 skein.

Hook: US size J/10 (6 mm)

Notions: Tapestry needle

Pattern Notes

The basket is made from the base to the top.

When working the Side, colors B and C will be carried within the stitch. To accomplish this, you will crochet over the 2 strands, working ‘over’ them or ‘carrying’ them to provide thickness and color.

Pattern

Base (make 1 with A and 1 with B)

Rnd 1: Ch 4, 10 dc in the first chain, sl st to first st to join – 10 sts.

Rnd 2: Ch 2 (does not count as a st here and throughout), 2 dc in each st around, sl st to first st to join – 20 sts.

Rnd 3: Ch 2, *dc in next st, 2 dc in next st; rep from * around, sl st to first st to join – 30 sts.

Rnd 4: Ch 2, *dc in next 2 sts, 2 dc in next st; rep from * around, sl st to first st to join – 40 sts.

Rnd 5: Ch 2, *dc in next 3 sts, 2 dc in next st; rep from * around, sl st to first st to join – 50 sts.

Rnd 6: Ch 2, *dc in next 4 sts, 2 dc in next st; rep from * around, sl st to first st to join – 60 sts.

Rnd 7: Ch 2, *dc in next 5 sts, 2 dc in next st; rep from * around, sl st to first st to join – 70 sts.

Fasten off. Weave in ends.

With WS facing, sew the 2 bases together.

Side

Join A in any stitch, join B and C and carry within the stitch throughout the pattern. Do not pull tight. This will allow the color to peek through and will create a unique color pattern.

Rnd 1: Ch 1, working in blo, sc in each st around, sl st to first st to join.

Rnds 2-9: Ch 1, sc in each st around, sl st to first st to join.

Rnd 10: Ch 1, *sc 8, sc2tog; rep from * around, sl st to first st to join.

Rnd 11: With all three strands held together, ch 1, sc in each st, sl st to first st to join.

Strap

Row 1: Working right into the Side, ch 1, sc 6.

Rows 2-48: Ch 1, turn, sc in each st across.

Fasten off, leaving a long tail of each color.

Sew strap to opposite side of Basket.

Flowers

Top

With B, ch 2.

Rnd 1: Work 8 sc in first chain.

Rnd 2: (Sl st, ch 1, dc, tr, dc, ch 1, sl st) in each st, sl st to first st of rnd to join – 8 petals.

Back

Rnd 1: Ch 4, 10 dc in first chain.

Rnd 2: (Sl st, ch 1, dc, tr, dc, ch 1, sl st) in each st, sl st to the first st of rnd to join – 10 petals.

Finishing

Sew the Flowers together and attach to Basket. yarn ball

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