Spring will soon be here and, before we know it, it’s going to be time to work on our handmade Easter projects. Easter baskets are a must for kids, so I’ve gathered a list of 20+ best free crochet easter basket patterns that are super quick and fun to make. Scroll on to pick your favorite one, I hope you love them.
Typically, crochet baskets need to be sturdy and firm, so the heavier weight yarns work best for them. Acrylic, cotton, and T-shirt bulky weight yarns are the best for crochet Easter baskets because they are durable and build up super quick.
However, worsted weight yarns are okay for baskets as well. And if you are making larger baskets, I recommend that you use 100% cotton or cotton/acrylic blend, that way you will have more solid baskets.
How to make the free crochet easter basket patterns?
Baskets are one of the easiest projects to crochet and single crochet stitches are the best to make a solid basket. If you would rather create your own pattern, my tip is to make a circle with single crochet as the bottom of the basket.
And then, add as many increase rounds as needed to your desired bottom size. Next, keep adding plain rounds of single crochet until you reach the height you want your basket to be.
And finally, crochet the handle with back-and-forth rows of single crochet. The best stitch for the handle will be single crochet stitch, as it makes it stand sturdy and tall. You will notice that most baskets in this list of free crochet easter basket patterns call for single crochet stitches.
I've put together these crochet Easter basket patterns to give you several options to choose from. With any further ado, here you have them. Let's pick your favorite one, gather your supplies and get ready for some egg hunt fun.
This cute classic Easter basket that was designed by me and it was very popular in 2023, when I published it. This colorful basket resembles a classic twine weaved basket and is full of possibilities for customization. The basket will measure about 10” (25 cm) tall, or 5” (12.7 cm) – without the handle, x 7” (18 cm) in diameter.
Yarn used: Worsted weight (#4) acrylic, but cotton would probably work better.
The first free crochet basket pattern will be approximately 9“tall, including the handle. In addition, you can add a flower to decorate it. She also used pipe cleaner to the handle to give it a firm shape.
Next up in the list of free crochet Easter basket patterns is this super colorful basket that’s made of cotton worsted weight yarn, double stranded. The basket will measure approximately 3.75” tall without the handle.
Yarn used: #3 weight cotton/acrylic blend for the basket and #4 aran weight for the surface stitches.
If you are a fan of super quick projects, then this one is for you. It’s made of bulky yarn, and you can add a pom-pom tail to make it fun and unique. And, if you prefer videos, you can follow her YouTube tutorial, in addition to the written pattern. The finished basket size will be about 6” x 6”.
The button flowers on this basket makes it one of my favorite ones in the list. The bulky yarn and single crochet stitches will make it a perfect Easter basket for egg hunt. The final size will be approximately 7” wide x 9” tall (including handle).
Now you have a big eared Amigurumi Bunny Basket Pattern. This is another one you can add your personal touches to. If you’re not a big fan of embroidery you could add buttons for the eyes. Aren’t those big ears so cute?
Next up for the free crochet Easter basket patterns list, you have the Peek a Bool basket. What I like the most about this basket is the fun fur edge added to the handle. Even better, the half double crochet stiches make it super beginner friendly.
Are you looking or a more colorful and super fun pattern? Then this one is for you; it has everything to make egg hunting a success. But if you want to make it simple, you could just use one color of yarn and you will still have a cute basket. And I love the sturdy handle as well.
Now, this one is a more intricate and interesting project. The color-work used to make those little sweet bunny silhouettes makes it so unique. Besides, Lily Sugar'n Cream yarn is perfect for baskets because cotton makes it super sturdy.
Yet another super cute addition to the list of free crochet Easter basket patterns. The floppy bunny ears and the button eyes are such a cute addition to this basket. It’s another one that calls for Lily n’ Sugar cotton yarn.
For this one, you get to recycle old t-shirts, and it will be so quick to make. She gives you all the instructions to cut the t-shirts and make your own yarn, it couldn’t get craftier and more DIY than this. I love it.
Next up we have this mini basket made with the Turkish star stitch. I love the diagonal effect if has. For this one, you can use the Bernat Satin Solid Yarn the pattern calls for and give it such a luxury and satiny finish. I hope you love the list of free crochet Easter basket patterns so far.
Here you have one full of possibilities for customization. You can make basket with bunnies, or the basket only, or the bunnies only and use them to make a garland, for example. Bernat blanket yarn makes everything to look so cozy and soft.
Yet another mini basket that is so adorable. This one will be perfect for several little Easter gifts if you want to make a bunch of them. It’s super quick to make and uses only basic crochet stitches, like double crochet and single crochet.
Egg hunt won’t get more interesting and fun than this. This basket was designed with spots for 6 eggs, which makes it so special. Not only for egg hunt, but it could be a nice centerpiece for your Easter table as well.
Next up in this selection of free crochet Easter basket patterns you have one that calls for super bulky yarn. It’s one of those patterns that you finish in just a few hours. And I love how you can make a big and a small basket with one pattern. By Michele C Meadows
Kids will love this one. It has a pretty big size and will have room for a lot of eggs. Here, you will a graph to do some color-work and add the egg features to the body of the basket. And the handles are built-in with the rounds as you go.
I love how the ears in this basket was built into a handle. So creative! And also, how the super bulky wool yarn gives it a nice and natural cozy look. This is another one that will make egg hunting super fun.
This one is another egg cozy that will be such a nice addition to your Easter party. They could also be used for decoration. I am sure your guests would be impressed with how cute they are. The embroidered sleeping eyes are such a nice feature as well.
Here is another favorite of mine, in the list free crochet Easter basket patterns. The super ears with the pink details are my absolute favorite thing about this pattern. Lily n’ Sugar 100% cotton yarn worked perfect to make those cute years to stand sturdy.
What a great idea to make the handle with a leather. This adorable Easter basket pattern was created by Tine Sommer Hansen and is available as a free download. I love how you can repurpose the basket as a plant holder. You will have instructions for 2 sizes.
A simple and sturdy mini chick basket designed with simple crochet stitches. It features a trim creaded with sincle crochet and chains, whick gives it a nice finish. The finished project will measure approximately 4.25″ (11 cm) tall when you use the recommended yarn.
Yarn used: Worsted weight (#4) 2 strands held together
And to close the list of best free crochet Easter basket patterns, we have this super simple pattern that’s so easy to make. The bulky acrylic and cotton blend yarn listed in the pattern is discontinued, but it will work with any other bulky yarn.