Easter Basket Granny Square free crochet pattern

Mar 24, 2023 | Crochet patterns

The Easter Basket Granny Square is a free crochet pattern by Nana’s Crafty Home!

Easter Basket Granny Square free crochet pattern

This crochet Easter Basket Granny Square is granny square #5 in my Easter spring Granny Square Blanket series. A cute little basket filled with eggs and friends!

If you missed the free crochet pattern for the Bunny Granny SquareChick Granny SquareLamb Granny Square, or the Sun Granny Square you can find them all on the blog.  Square #6 is a fun little surprise that will be releasing in just a few days so be sure to check back for that one. Do you have a have a favorite?

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The great thing about the squares for this spring themed blanket is that they are so versatile.  Mix and match the squares for your own perfect spring blanket.  The basket could be changed up very easily – change basket colors, add more eggs or Easter buddies for your own special little baskets! 

Easter Basket Granny Square Pattern Details

I am working this crochet Easter basket pattern from the same base pattern as my Christmas crochet granny squares.  All of the squares in this series work up to a large 14″ square.  Perfect for pillows or to mix-and-match for an adorable Easter spring themed throw!  These individual squares would also make wonderful wall hangings for your spring themed home decor.

crochet Easter Basket square free crochet pattern

This fun Easter basket is worked in double crochet stitch rounds using color work to create the basket. Then the circle is squared off.

I added a fringe grass worked in single crochet and slip stitches which disguises the roundness of the bottom of the basket. You can also hide eggs along the grass!

crochet Easter Basket square

The bunny, chick and Easter eggs are all very simple and easy!  The Easter egg is a one-round egg that would make an adorable applique for other projects as well! I have a short little video tutorial for these one-round Easter eggs they are so quick and easy! I have the video embedded below or you can watch it on YouTube. Subscribe to my YouTube Channel to get notified whenever I post a new video.

I am using Red Heart With Love* yarn for my squares.  Red Heart With Love yarn is a medium weight #4 acrylic worsted weight yarn.  These granny squares would be a great way to use up your stash, too! I ended up using Red Heart Super Saver for the bright orange color for the little chick’s beak.

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Once I have all of the squares designed and completed the pattern will be available as 1 PDF! This PDF will contain all squares + joining and border instructions all for 1 low price! Each of the individual Spring Easter Blanket granny square patterns will also available for purchase.

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Easter Basket Granny Square free crochet pattern

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Pattern written in US crochet terminology

Supplies:

  • Red Heart With Love Weight 4 / Medium (100% acrylic, 7 oz / 370 yds)
  •     White 1.5 oz / 80 yds (White)
  •     Iced Aqua 2.0 oz / 106 yds (Blue)
  •     Sage 0.4 oz / 22 yds (Green)
  •     Daffodil 0.05 oz / 3 yds (Yellow)
  •     Bubble Gum 0.1 oz / 6 yds (Pink)
  •     Lilac 0.05 oz / 3 yds (Purple)
  • Red Heart Super Saver Weight 4 / Medium (100% acrylic, 7 oz / 364 yds)
  •     Pumpkin 0.01 oz / 1 yd (Orange)

Size I (5.5 mm) crochet hook
(4) 6 mm black safety eyes
Scissors
Stitch marker (optional)
Tapestry needle

Approximate finished size:  14” square

Gauge: First 4 rounds = 4” / 4 dc sts = 1”

Abbreviations:

  • MC = magic circle
  • ch = chain
  • sc = single crochet
  • dc = double crochet
  • sp = space
  • hdc = half double crochet
  • tr = treble
  • dtr = double treble
  • st(s) = stitch(es)
  • sk = skip
  • sl st = slip stitch
  • WS = wrong side
  • RS = right side
  • yo = yarn over

Picot: ch 2, sl st in second ch from hook.

Pattern Notes:

  • Basket, eggs, bunny face & chick are all worked in the round.  
  • Ch 3 at beginning of each round counts as first dc stitch.
  • Eggs, grass, chick, bunny and basket trim are worked separately and then sewn to RS of square.

Pattern Instructions

With Blue, make MC.

Round 1: Ch 3, 5 dc in MC, switch to white, 6 dc in MC, switch to blue, join with sl st in top of ch-3 and tighten ring. (12)

Round 2: Ch 3, 1 dc in same st, 2 dc in each of next 5 sts, switch to white, and 2 dc in each of next 6 sts, switch to blue, sl st in top of ch-3. (24)

Round 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 * 4 times, switch to white, repeat from * to * 6 times, switch to blue, sl st in top of ch-3. (36)

Round 4: Ch 3, 2 dc in next st, *1 dc in next 2 sts, 2 dc in next st,* repeat from * to * 4 times, 1 dc in next st, switch to white, 1 dc in next st, 2 dc in next st, repeat from * to * 5 times, 1 dc in last st, switch to blue, sl st in top of ch-3. (48)

Round 5: Ch 3, 1 dc in same st, 1 dc in next 3 sts, *2 dc in next st, 1 dc in next 3 sts,* repeat from * to * 4 times, switch to white, repeat from * to * 6 times, switch to blue, sl st in top of ch-3. (60)

Round 6: Ch 3, 1 dc in next st, 2 dc in next st, *1 dc in next 4 sts, 2 dc in next st,* repeat from * to * 4 times, 1 dc in next 2 sts, switch to white, 1 dc in next 2 sts, 2 dc in next st, repeat from * to * 5 times, 1 dc in last 2 sts, switch to blue, sl st in top of ch-3.  (72)

Round 7: Ch 3, 1 dc in same st, 1 dc in next 5 sts, *2 dc in next st, 1 dc in next 5 sts,* repeat from * to * 4 times, switch to white, repeat from * to * 6 times, sl st in top of ch-3. (84)

Round 8: Ch 3, 1 dc in next 2 sts, 2 dc in next st, *1 dc in next 6 sts, 2 dc in next st,* repeat from * to * to last 3 sts, 1 dc in last 3 sts, sl st in top of ch-3.  (96)

Round 9: Ch 3, 1 dc in same st, 1 dc in next 7 sts, *2 dc in next st, 1 dc in next 7 sts,* repeat from * to * to end, sl st in top of first st. (108)

Fasten off white.

Round 10: Join blue in first st, ch 1, sc in same st, sc in next st, hdc in next 4 sts, dc in next 4 sts, tr in next 4 sts, *(2 tr, ch 2, 2 tr) in next sttr in next 4 sts, dc in next 4 sts, hdc in next 4 sts, sc in next 2 sts, hdc in next 4 sts, dc in next 4 sts, tr in next 4 sts,* repeat from * to * two times; (2 tr, ch 2, 2 tr) in next st, tr in next 4 sts, dc in next 4 sts, hdc in next 4 sts, sl st in first st. (120 + 4 ch-2 corner sp)

Round 11: Ch 1, sc in same st, sc in next st, hdc in next 4 sts, dc in next 6 sts, tr in next 4 sts, *(2 tr, ch 2, 2 tr) in ch-2 sp, tr in next 4 sts, dc in next 6 sts, hdc in next 4 sts, sc in next 2 sts, hdc in next 4 sts, dc in next 6 sts, tr in next 4 sts,* repeat from * to * two times; (2 tr, ch 2, 2 tr) in ch-2 sp, tr in next 4 sts, dc in next 6 sts, hdc in next 4 sts, sl st in first st. (136 + 4 ch-2 corner sp)

Round 12 – 13: Ch 3 (counts as first st), *dc in each st to next ch-2 sp, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in ch-2 sp,* repeat from * to * to end, sl st top of ch-3.  (152 row 12, 168 row 13)

Fasten off.  Weave in ends.

Basket Trim

With White, ch 26.

Row 1: (RS) Sc in second ch from hook and in each ch to end. Turn. (25)

Row 2: Ch 1, sc in same st and in each st to end. Turn.

Row 3: Ch 1, sc in same st, *sk next st, 5 dc in next st, sk next st, sc in next st,* repeat from * to * to end. (6 shells)

Fasten off, leaving a long tail for sewing.

Grass

With Green, ch 30.

Row 1: (RS) Sc in second ch from hook and in each ch to end. Turn. (29)

Row 2: Ch 1, 2 sc in same st, sc in each st to last st, 2 sc in last st. Turn. (31)

Row 3 – 4: Repeat row 2. (35 after row 4)

Row 5: Ch 12, sc in second ch from hook and in each ch, sl st in next st, ch 9, sc in second ch from hook and in each ch, sl st in next st, ch 5, sc in second ch from hook and in each ch, sl st in next st, ch 7, sc in second ch from hook and in each ch, sl st in next st, (picot, sl st in next st) 26 times, ch 7, sc in second ch from hook and in each ch, sl st in next st, ch 5, sc in second ch from hook and in each ch, sl st in next st, ch 9, sc in second ch from hook and in each ch, sl st in next st, ch 12, sc in second ch from hook and in each ch, sl st in same st.  

Fasten off, leaving a long tail for sewing.

Egg (make 2 – 1 pink & 1 purple)

With pink or purple, make a MC, ch 1, (5 hdc, 2 dc, 1 tr, 1 dtr, 1 tr, 2 dc) in MC, sl st to first st. (12)

Chick

With Yellow, make MC, ch 3, 11 dc in MC, join with sl st in top of ch-3 and tighten ring. (12)

Beak

With Orange, ch 2, sl st in second ch from hook.

Fasten off.

Add safety eyes to RS, sew beak below eyes.

Weave in ends not remaining for sewing.

Bunny Face

With Pink, make MC, ch 3, 11 dc in MC, join with sl st in top of ch-3 and tighten ring. (12)

Ears (make 2)

With Pink, ch 7, sc in second ch from hook and in next 3 chs, hdc in last 2 sts. (6)

Fasten off.

Sew ears to RS of bunny face, add safety eyes to RS of bunny face.

Assembly 

Note:  Sew following pieces to RS of square.

crochet Easter Basket process

With long tail, sew grass to bottom of basket.

With long tails, sew chick, bunny and 1 egg to inside of basket.

With long tails, sew basket trim to inside center of basket over bottom edges of egg, chick and bunny.

With long tail, sew remaining egg to top edge of grass.

Weave in remaining ends.

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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!