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Crochet Easter Basket Free Pattern (2024)

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Easter is one of the most celebrated “candy holidays” by kids. And adults too. I know I love it. To help the little ones in your life celebrate it in great style, make them this classic crochet Easter basket. With this unique and cute design, you can make a basket that resembles an old-fashioned twine woven basket. But with yarn.

Don’t be intimidated by the woven technique, it is easier than you think. If you know how to single crochet and want to make a project that takes you to the next skill level, you will love this pattern.

Crochet Easter Basket
Crochet Easter Basket

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What supplies do you need to crochet an Easter basket?

These are the basics. But like any other handmade item, you can use your imagination to customize it to your own taste, with different colors, buttons, or appliqués, for example. 

Crochet Easter Basket with Easter eggs inside
Crochet Easter Basket

Can you make a crochet Easter basket with acrylic yarn?

Absolutely! You can crochet a basket with acrylic yarn if it’s a small one. But honestly, if I made this one once again, I would use cotton yarn instead of acrylic.

Cotton yarn, like Lily n’ Sugar, works better to make baskets because it will give it a stiffer shape.

I used I Love This Yarn by Hobby Lobby.

  • Color 1: Sea Blue. Amount: 5.47 oz (155 g), 277 yds (253 m)
  • Color 2: Light Peach. Amount: 0.88 oz (25 g), 45 yds (41 m)
  • Color 3: Cream. Amount: 1.30 oz (37 g), 66 yds (60 m)

How to make a Crochet Easter Basket stiff?

  1. Use a smaller crochet hook than the one the yarn label calls for. Tight stitches help to make your basket stiff.
  2. Consider using a fabric stiffening spray. Before applying the spray, place objects in the basket, like beads, rocks, or even fabric scraps, so it keeps its shape. Spray the outside, let it dray, then spray the inside.
  3. Use cotton Yarn. Although, as I mentioned in the yarn section, I used acrylic for the sample in this pattern, I will use cotton when I make it again.
  4. Crochet two circles for the base and cut a craft sheet (like EVA) and place it in the middle, to make it sturdier.

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Would you like to pair the basket with some adorable peeps and Easter eggs? Check this bunny peep pattern out, and and these adorable crochet Easter eggs. Both are also free here on the blog, I’m sure your little ones will adore them.

Crochet Easter Basket Pattern

Please make sure you read through the instructions and notes below before you begin. Although I haven’t tried to make this basket with another yarn weight, it may be possible that it works if you do.

But please use the same hook throughout the entire pattern and try to keep your tension consistent.

The finished size of the basket will be approximately 10” (25 cm) tall, or 5” (12.7 cm) – without the handle, x 7” (18 cm) in diameter.

Crochet Easter Basket and a stuffed bunny
This Crochet Easter Basket will be approximately 10” (25 cm) tall with the handle

Pattern notes and instructions

  • This Pattern was written using standard US terminology.
  • Use a stitch marker as you crochet the base of the basket, to mark the first stitch of each round, moving it up as you go.
  • LEVEL OF DIFFICULTY: Intermediate. Basic skills needed: single crochet, single crochet increase, fasten off, weave in ends.

The design and construction of this crochet Easter basket

  • This basket pattern is worked starting from the bottom up to the handle. First you crochet the base increasing with single crochet, then you will make the siding, one upright post at a time. Next, you will attach the upright posts on top with single crochet.
  • Then you will crochet the weaver strips, one at a time, and weave them into the upright posts as you go. Lastly, you will make the handle.
  • The bottom (or base) of the basket will be crocheted in a continuous spiral with single crochet (sc), meaning you won’t join the end of each round with a slip stitch, unless if/where otherwise instructed.
  • The pattern calls for 2 identical pieces for the bottom to make it sturdier. If you would rather make one only it will work too. But it won’t be as solid as with two pieces attached together.

A note on gauge

It’s important that you crochet a swatch with the first 7 rounds of the pattern to make sure you get the right size. But what if you don’t? Please try another hook size. It may be possible that if you use a different yarn weight that you get it right, but I haven’t tried it.

Here is the dimensions you should get with that swatch: a circle with 7 rounds x 49 stitches of the base of the basket instructions should measure approximately 3 inches.

Crochet Easter basket size information
Crochet Easter Basket gauge swatch

Pattern and stitches abbreviations

  • approx. approximately
  • blo back loop only 
  • flo front loop only 
  • ch(s) chain(s)
  • C1 Color 1
  • C2 Color 2
  • inc increase (2 sc in next stitch)
  • FO fasten off
  • Rnd Round
  • sl st slip stitch 
  • st(s) stitch(es)
  • sk skip
  • sc single crochet 
  • ( ) repeat instructions within parenthesis as many times as directed
  • [ ] stitch count in a row
  • * Repeat instructions after asterisks as directed

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Crochet Easter Basket step by step

Crochet Easter Basket and colorful plastic eggs

This crochet Easter basket looks elaborated, but it’s so simple to make. You will use single crochet stitches througout the whole pattern. And the weaving look makes it so unique and fun.

Total Time: 4 hours and 30 minutes

  1. With C1, crochet the base of the basket

    two round crochet pieces made with blue yarn

    (make 2 identical pieces)
    Ch2
    Rnd1: sc 7 in second ch from hook (alternatively, you can make a magic circle instead of ch 2)
    Rnd2: (inc) 7 times [14]
    Rnd3: (inc, sc in next st) 7 times [21]
    Rnd4: (inc, sc in next 2 sts) 7 times [28] 
    Rnd5: (inc, sc in next 3 sts) 7 times [35] 
    Rnd6: (inc, sc in next 4 sts) 7 times [42] 
    Rnd7: (inc, sc in next 5 sts) 7 times [49] 
    Rnd8: (inc, sc in next 6 sts) 7 times [56] 
    Rnd9: (inc, sc in next 7 sts) 7 times [63] 
    Rnd10: (inc, sc in next 8 sts) 7 times [70] 
    Rnd11: (inc, sc in next 9 sts) 7 times [77]
    Rnd12: (inc, sc in next 10 sts) 7 times [84] 
    Rnd13: (inc, sc in next 11 sts) 7 times [91] 
    Rnd14: (inc, sc in next 12 sts) 7 times [98] 
    Rnd15: (inc, sc in next 13 sts) 7 times [105] 
    Rnd16: (inc, sc in next 14 sts) 7 times [112] 
    Cut the yarn and FO for the first piece only. Do not cut the yarn for the second one. Next, place the two pieces together, wrong side facing wrong side, and attach both together using sl sts. 

    Rnd17: sl st 1 for each sc st around [112]

    When you are done with the sl st round, cut the yarn. FO. The bottom of the basket will be about 7” (18 cm) in diameter.

    Tip: if you want to make the bottom of your basket sturdier, you could insert a circle of a foam craft sheet (like EVA) between the crochet rounds, before attaching them together. Cut it at about 1/4 of an inch smaller than the crochet circles.

  2. With C1, crochet rnd 18, to start the siding

    a hand with blue yarn and a crochet hook

    Attach the yarn C1 to the blo of one of the sl sts (it doesn’t matter which one), with the edge facing you.

    Rnd18: sc around in blo, sl st to join. [112] 
    Do not cut the yarn.

  3. With C1, crochet the siding upright posts

    a bottom of a crochet basket made of blue yarn

    The posts will be crocheted in in back-and-forth rows. Make them with 7 sc sts each, one at a time. Total of 16 posts.
    Ch 1 doesn’t count as a st here and in any of the following steps. When done with first post, cut the yarn, FO. Then attach the yarn to the next sc st in round 18, from right to left to crochet the next post.

    Keep the bottom of the base facing you when you attach the yarn to crochet the siding posts. Each post will be about 4.5” (11.4 cm) long 1.75” (4.5 cm) wide.

    Row1: ch 1, sc in same st as ch 1, sc in next 6 sc, ch 1, turn [7]
    Row2-21: sc in next 7 dc, ch 1, turn [7]

    Cut the yarn. FO. Attach yarn to make next post. Do not cut the yarn when you’re done with the last post.
    Repeat rows 1-21 to crochet the remaining siding posts.

  4. Attach the upright posts on top with a round of sc sts

    a bottom of a correct basket made of blue yarn

    Then crochet a second round of sc. Here is how you do it:

    Rnd1: Keep the bottom of the basket facing you and, with the hook inserted in the last stitch you did for the last post, grab the next post and single crochet in next 7 sc sts. Repeat the process with all the remaining posts [112]

    Rnd2: When you get to the last post, keep going without joining and do another round of sc. Finish off with a sl st. Cut the yarn. FO.

  5. Work on the weaver strips for the siding

    a hand with and yarn in blue and peach colors

    You will crochet 4 weaver strips, 2 with C2 and 2 with C3. Weave them in as you finish each of them, alternating the colors. Start with C2. 

    When you are done with each strip, without cutting the yarn, grab the other end and weave it into the posts, in and out, making sure they are not twisted. 
    Then join both ends together with sc, doing the seam on the inside. Each strip will be about 22” (56 cm) long and 1” (2.54) wide. 

    Ch 5 to start.
    Row1: sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in next 3 chs, ch 1, turn [4]
    Row2-94: sc across, ch 1, turn [4]

  6. Crochet the handle

    a hand with yarn and a crochet hook

    Make 2 strips. Use C1 for the outer strip and C3 for the inner one. Start with C3. 
    The handle will be about 13.5” (34 cm) long and 1 3/8” (3.5 cm) wide.

    Ch 6 to start
    Row1: sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in next 4 chs, ch 1, turn [5]
    Row2-56: sc across, ch 1, turn [5]

    Cut the yarn and FO for the first one only. When you’re done with the second strip, you will join them together with a row of single crochet with C1.
    As you do the sc row to join the two pieces together, you will attach both ends to the sides of the basket with sl sts as you go.

  7. Attach the handle to the basket

    a hand with yarn and a crochet hook

    Make sure the handle is centered correctly with 49 sts on each side. Keep the outer color (C1) facing up as you join them.

    Insert the hook in the first st in the handle, both layers, and in one of the sc sts on the edge of the basket.
    Sl st in the st and repeat the same with the next 6 sts, the last sl st will go only in the edge of the basket.
    Now continue joining the two strips of the handle on the other side.
    When you get to the other end of the handle, do the same thing you did to attach it to the edge of the basket. 
    Cut the yarn. FO. Weave in all the ends.

    Tip: This crochet Easter basket’s handle will have a firm shape if you make it following the above the instructions. But if you would like it to make it evey sturdier, try to add a couple of pipe cleaners to the tube before you close it.

Estimated Cost: 10.00 USD

Supply:

  • Medium weight (#4) yarn preferably cotton

Tools:

  • 4.5mm (US 7) hook

Materials: Scissors Yarn Needle Tapestry Needle

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Conclusion

There you have the pattern for the crochet Easter Basket. Before we know it, Easter will be here, and I hope this pattern will be your choice for the your next project. I hope you enjoyed the pattern. 

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Tuesday 5th of March 2024

I’ve completed your basket and love it. However, my basket is floppy. How do you get it to stand up. Is it stuffed with something?

Maggie

Tuesday 5th of March 2024

I am glad to know you loved the pattern. Thank you for the feedback and for reaching out with your question. I used acrylic yarn and it was floppy too, then I made another one with cotton, I thought it was much better to hold its shape. But since yours is already done, a possible solution would be to use a fabric stiffening spray on the outside. And another solution would be add a plastic canvas, but this one would require a second layer of crochet fabric inside to cover the canvas that's not included in the pattern. For this second option, there is a helpful video here by Yarn and Chain https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tD-U6GB6Q_M&t=49s

Sue Arndt

Wednesday 28th of February 2024

I made the woven backet, but improvised a little. I made a liner. I made a third base two rounds shorter, then one row of blo, then proceeded with rounds up to match the basket height. I then sewed in the handle between the liner and basket. I did one additional round to tie the liner to the basket.

Maggie

Wednesday 28th of February 2024

Hi Sue! It sounds like you made a super sturdy basket. Thank you very much for using my pattern and for taking the time to leave a comment. If you post your project to Facebook or Instagram, I would love to see it, please tag me if you do @zamiguz. Maggie

Alexandra

Sunday 2nd of April 2023

I just love this woven design!

Maggie

Monday 3rd of April 2023

Thank you so much, Alexandra! I was inspired by a real bamboo woven basket I got my son for Easter last year :)

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