Easter is fast approaching so I thought I would see what I could crochet for some decorations. I created this Easter Basket. I love the way it turned out and it really is simple to make.
What you will need is a I/9 5.50 mm.
I used 2 strands of yarn and it was some that I had left over. I use Red Heart yarn and it did not take even a full skein of yarn. I used a variegated and a solid together.
You will also need 2 pipe cleaners, some craft glue, a yarn needle to sew in the ends and the handle on the basket and something to decorate the outside of the basket.
I used some jeweled color gems that I purchased from a local craft store. You really do not need a gauge for this project.
- Stitches used single crochet (sc)
- chain (ch)
- slip stitch (sl st)
The basket is worked in rounds but you will slip stitch together at the end of each round, ch 1 turn and go the other direction.
To start out with you will use a magic circle, here is a link if you do not know how https://www.wikihow.com/Crochet-a-Magic-Ring
In the magic circle sc 8 times and then pull the magic circle together.
- Rnd 2 ch 1 turn, 2 sc in each st around, sl st into the 1st sc (16 sc)
- Rnd 3 ch1 turn, * 2 sc in next st, sc in the next st* continue between *’s around, sl st together (24 sc)
- Rnd 4 ch 1 turn, * 2 sc in next st, sc in the next 2 sts* continue between *’s around, sl st together (32 sc)
- Rnd 5 ch 1 turn, sc in next st and around, sl st together
- Rnd 6 ch 1 turn, * 2 sc in next st, sc in the next 3 sts* continue between *’s around, sl st together (40 sc)
- Rnd 7 Repeat rnd 5
- Rnd 8 ch 1 turn, * 2 sc in next st, sc in the next 4 sts* continue between *’s around, sl st together (48 sc)
- Rnd 9 Repeat rnd 5
- Rnd 10 – 17 Continue to repeat rnd 5, fasten off and weave in ends
I used 2 pipe cleaners twisted together
Row 1 Sc in the 2nd ch from hook, sc in the next st, now take the 2 twisted pipe cleaners and start to sc over them, continue to do this across and at the end sc in the last 2 sts, fasten off and weave in the ends
Now sew the handle onto the basket about 2 inches down from the top, I used the variegated yarn to sew the handle on and as you can see below it blended really well.
I then proceeded to glue on the gems for a finished basket. If you have any questions please contact me and I will be happy to answer them for you.
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Thank you so much for taking a look and I hope you have an wonderful day