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.
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. Yarn used: Worsted weight (#4) 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. Yarn used: recycled t-shirts
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. Yarn: Worsted weight (#4)
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. Yarn used: worsted weight (#4)
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 Yarn used: Super Bulky (#7)
Now, 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. Yarn: Bulky (#5)
And to close the list of best free crochet Easter basket patterns, we have this cute classic basket that was designed by me. 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: Wosted weight (#4) acrylic, but cotton would probably work better.