Thursday, March 24, 2016

Simple Crocheted Easter Baskets

The glorious celebration of Easter will soon be here.  There's still time to do some crafting if you wish.  I wanted to share with you an easy idea for crocheted Easter baskets.

Here are the two baskets I made for my little grandson and little granddaughter.  I crocheted a bow for one of them and a carrot for the other as embellishment.

You can use any type of yarn you wish; I had a large skein of Red Heart acrylic.  I used a size H hook.  You'll also need some type of plastic container which the basket will be crocheted around.  These clear plastic containers originally came with dried dates in them. 

I started at the bottom with single crochet in the round.  I increased the stitches as needed, measuring my work against the bottom of the plastic bin that I was using as the liner.

I then switched to double crochet for the edges, again crocheting in the round.  I inserted the liner into the crochet before starting the cluster stitch row.  To finish the top, I did a row of triple crochet cluster stitch.  The handles are single crochet and I crocheted some ears in double crochet. 
As mentioned above, I used Red Heart acrylic.  It was a large skein and you can see in the first picture how much I had left.  (I sometimes forget how crochet loves to eat yarn vs knitting :)

 
Here's the baskets all filled with their bunnies and Easter goodies ready for the grandchildren for Sunday Easter dinner.

I wish all of you a joyous holiday and I send you my best wishes, too.  Feel free to write and let me know what fun projects you may be creating.  I love hearing from you!

Blessings,

Pat

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10 comments:

  1. I love your Easter baskets, Pat - they are just too adorable! Your little grands are going to love them, I'm sure! Your new blog header and layout is very pretty :) Right now I am crocheting a striped sweater in blues and white for my little grandson's first birthday. I love making things for my loved ones <3 Wishing you a lovely and blessed Easter! Hugs xo Karen

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  2. What lovely baskets to make for your grandchildren - I love them. Wishing you a happy Easter xx

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  3. They're wonderful, I absolutely love them.

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  4. Such lovely baskets! Love them!
    Happy Easter to you and family!
    Hugs and love from Portugal,
    Ana Love Craft
    www.lovecraft2012.blogspot.com

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  5. Those are such lovely baskets, they will be cherished for years to come.
    Happy Easter,
    Meredith

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  6. Thanks for sharing your clever basket pattern, Pat :) Happy Easter! xx

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  7. Hello Pat! You really have made such sweet Easter baskets! They are perfect & no doubt filled with all sorts of goodies & you packaged them up so nicely!
    Wishing the Lords richest blessing this Easter!

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  8. Adorable!!! They will love them.

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  9. Those are really fabulous and what beautiful gifts, wishing you a very happy and holy Easter

    Much love

    Virginia

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