Crochet Mini Easter Basket | 3 Free Crochet Patterns!

Mar 22, 2024 | Crochet patterns

These cute crochet mini Easter Basket or Treat Cups are a set of three free crochet patterns by Nana’s Crafty Home!

Looking for a quick, last-minute crochet Easter idea? These mini crochet baskets would be the perfect addition to your Easter holiday festivities.

So quick and easy, too! Made with front post dc color work for the graph portions so you can make customized crochet Easter baskets for everyone this year.

This set of 3 crochet mini Easter basket patterns includes a peek a boo Bunny, Lamb and sweet little hatching chick. You will be able to whip these up in no time! And even though these crochet Easter baskets are small-ish they will still hold a good amount of Easter goodies! Makes a great idea for a teacher gift, classmates or work colleagues!

Crochet Easter Basket set of 3

Add these these little baskets to your Easter table as cute Easter party favors. Fill with candy and trinkets for the grandkids to find on Easter morning or give away as fun Easter gifts to friends and family. So many ways to use these mini crochet Easter baskets! 

Crochet Mini Easter Basket Pattern Details

These crochet baskets are worked from the bottom up starting with the basket bottom worked in rounds of double crochet stitches.

After completing the bottom of the basket you will stop increasing, work the first round in the back loop only and beginning working the color work portion of the basket on the sides. The basket sides are worked in the front post dc color work technique which is really simple.

I have a complete FPdc stitch video tutorial to help you read a graph, tips on how to change colors as well as how to carry colors as needed for the baskets. This would be a great project for beginners to practice this fun color work technique.

Once the graph is completed you will work a final round of edging at the top of the basket in reverse single crochet which is also known as the crab stitch. I have a complete Crab Crochet Stitch photo and video tutorial to help with this as well. This will help tighten up the top edge of the basket. If the crab stitch isn’t one of your favorites, simply work a round of regular single crochet on the top edge to complete.

small Easter crochet treat cups

In order to make these baskets as quickly as possible, I chose not to add a handle. However, adding a handle would make thiis basket so cute for a toddler to carry. I would recommend a simple handle worked over a pipe cleaner to keep its shape. 

This is a fantastic project for raiding your yarn stash especially those bits and pieces of scraps you have! I used Red Heart Super Saver yarn which is a medium acrylic worsted weight yarn.  For smaller baskets you could use DK Light weight yarn, cotton, or even a bulky yarn for a larger size basket! Use Easter colors or in your little one’s favorite color to personalize each one.

Another great way to make your basket larger would be to hold two strands of yarn together and pair with a larger crochet hook. 

Bunny Easter mini crochet basket

I used plastic safety eyes and a safety nose for the bunny. For the Peek a Boo Bunny Hat I had found buttons that look like safety eyes in order to keep the hat from being too poky on the inside. However, since you won’t need to worry about that with a basket, safety eyes are a great option if you have them on hand. However if you still have those buttons from the hat left over you could sew those on instead.

Bunny crochet treat cup pattern

If you are looking for even more crochet Easter Basket options, check out my Easter Baskets to Crochet pattern roundup which includes 20 different baskets!

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You may also like the following free patterns by Nana’s Crafty Home:

  1. Flower Easter Basket free crochet pattern
  2. Some Bunny Loves You Basket free crochet pattern
  3. Small Lamb Basket free crochet pattern
Set of 3 crochet Easter Baskets

Easter Treat Basket Set free crochet patterns

Pattern written in US crochet terminology

Supplies:

Red Heart Super Saver Weight 4 / Medium (100% acrylic)    

Bunny 

  • Washed Teal 0.7 oz / 38 yards (MC)
  • Paper White 0.4 oz / 21 yards (W)
  • Blush Pink 0.1 oz / 5 yards (P)
  • (2) 9 mm Black Plastic Safety Eyes 
  • 1 Pink Plastic Safety Nose

Lamb

  • Spring Green 0.7 oz / 38 yards (MC)
  • Paper White 0.3 oz / 16 yards (W)
  • Light Grey 0.2 oz / 11 yards (G)
  • (2) 5 mm Black Plastic Safety Eyes

Chick

  • Lilac 0.7 oz / 38 yards (MC)
  • Paper White 0.2 oz / 11 yards (W)
  • Daffodil Yellow 0.2 oz / 11 yards (Y)
  • (2) 9 mm Black Plastic Safety Eyes

Size I (5.5 mm) crochet hook
Scissors
Tapestry Needle

Approximate finished size: 3.75” wide x 3.5” tall

Gauge: 8 FPdc sts x 8 rows = 3” x 3”    

Abbreviations:

  • MC = main color
  • W = white
  • P = pink
  • G = grey
  • Y = yellow
  • RS = right side
  • ch(s) = chain(s)
  • dc = double crochet
  • sl st = slip stitch
  • yo = yarn over
  • sk = skip
  • st = stitch
  • BLO = back loop only
  • FPdc = front post double crochet (see special stitches section below)
  • Rnd(s) = round(s)
  • sc = single crochet
  • rsc = reverse single crochet (see special stitches section below)

Special Stitches:

FPdc (front post double crochet stitch): Yo and insert your hook from front to back to front around the dc stitch post from the row below, yo, pull up a loop (3 loops on hook), yo, pull through 2 loops, yo, pull through remaining 2 loops.

rsc = working from left to right, insert hook from front to back in next st to the right, yo, pull loop through st, yo, pull through 2 loops on hook.

Pattern Notes:

  • Three different graphs are provided – lamb, chick and bunny. 
  • Worked from bottom up.
  • Graph is worked as FPdc around the stitch in the round directly below, with the exception of the first round which is a round of double crochet.
  • Each pixel of the graph corresponds to 1 FPdc (rounds 2 – 8) or dc (round 1) stitch.
  • Worked in the round without turning. Slip stitch join at the end of each round into the top of the first FPdc, not the beginning ch-2.
  • To work color changes, work last dc stitch before new color until there are two loops on the hook, pull in new color with last yo. 
  • To reduce ends to weave in, I carried the non-working yarn as yarn “floats” on the wrong side of the hat.
  • Ch-2 at beginning of each round does not count as a stitch.

Recommended Tutorial:

How to change colors and read graph for FPdc

Learn the front post dc color work technique

Reverse Single Crochet / Crab Stitch Tutorial

crab stitch tutorial

Pattern Instructions

Bottom For all baskets:

With MC, make a MC.

Rnd 1: Ch 3, 11 dc in MC, join with sl st in top of ch-3 and tighten ring. (12)

Rnd 2: Ch 3, 1 dc in same st, 2 dc in each st around, sl st in top of ch-3. (24)

Rnd 3: Ch 3, 1 dc in same st, 1 dc in next st, *2 dc in next st, 1 dc in next st,* repeat from * to * to end, sl st in top of ch-3. (36)

Proceed to Sides Instructions. Due to pattern and color change, round numbers will restart at 1.

crochet mini Easter basket process

Bunny Sides Instructions

Rnd 1: (Begin color changes see below) (RS) Ch 2 (does not count as st),  working in BLO, dc in same st and in each st to end, sl st in top of first dc st. (36)

    Rnd 1 color changes: MC12, W12, MC12.

Rnd 2: Ch 2, FPdc in st below ch-2 (first dc st), FPdc in each st around, sl st in first st.

    Rnd 2 color changes: MC13, W10, MC13.

Rnds 3-7: Repeat as for Round 2 with the following color changes:

Rnd 3: MC14, W8, MC14.

Rnd 4: MC14, W1, P1, W1, MC2, W1, P1, W1, MC14.  

Rnd 5: Repeat round 4.

Rnd 6: MC14, W3, MC2, W3, MC14.

Rnd 7: MC15, W1, MC4, W1, MC15.

Rnd 8: With MC, repeat round 2. 

Rnd 9: Ch 1, rsc in each st to end, sl st to first st.  (36)

Fasten off, weave in ends.

Attach plastic safety eyes and nose where desired.

Lamb Sides Instructions

Rnd 1: (Begin color changes see below) (RS) Ch 2 (does not count as st), dc in same st and in each ch to end, sl st in top of first dc st. (36)

    Rnd 1 color changes: MC16, G2, MC1, G2, MC15.

Rnd 2: Ch 2, FPdc in st below ch-2 (first dc st), FPdc in each st around, sl st in first st.

    Rnd 2 color changes: MC15, W7, MC14.

Rnds 3-7: Repeat as for Round 2 with the following color changes:

Rnd 3: MC14, W9, MC13. 

Rnd 4: MC14, W3, G3, W3, MC13.

Rnd 5: MC14, W2, G5, W2, MC13.

Rnd 6: MC14, W3, G3, W3, MC13.

Rnd 7: MC15, W7, MC14

Rnd 8: With MC, repeat round 2.

Rnd 9: Ch 1, rsc in each st to end, sl st to first st.  (36)

Fasten off, weave in ends.

Attach safety eyes where desired.

Chick Sides Instructions

Rnd 1: (Begin color changes see below) (RS) Ch 2 (does not count as st), dc in same st and in each ch to end, sl st in top of first dc st. (36)

    Rnd 1 color changes: MC13, W9, MC14.

Rnd 2: Ch 2, FPdc in st below ch-2 (first dc st), FPdc in each st around, sl st in first st.

    Rnd 2 color changes: MC12, W11, MC13.

Rnds 3-8: Repeat as for Round 2 with the following color changes:

Rnd 3: Repeat round 2.

Rnd 4: MC12, [W1, Y1] 5 times, W1, MC13.

Rnd 5: MC12, Y11, MC13. 

Rnd 6: MC13, Y9, MC14.

Rnd 7: MC14, Y7, MC15. 

Rnd 8: With MC, repeat round 2.

Rnd 9: Ch 1, rsc in each st to end, sl st to first st.  (36)

Fasten off, weave in ends.

Attach plastic safety eyes where desired.

Bunny Graph: 

Bunny mini crochet basket graph

Lamb Graph: 

Lamb crochet basket graph

Chick Graph: 

Hatching Chick Easter basket crochet pattern

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Hi! Thank you so much for being here! I am Tonya the designer behind Nana's Crafty Home. As a wife, mother, Nana of 9 & with 2 fur babies, my days are filled with love, laughter, hugs and yarn! Here you will find colorful and creative crochet designs for yourself or loved ones. My hope is that you will be inspired to learn and create along with me!