The Flower Easter Basket is a free crochet pattern by Nana’s Crafty Home!
This cute little Easter basket is easy to make and is sure to be a hit with the littles this Easter! The basket works up quickly in bulky yarn with beginner friendly stitches – you only need to know how to single crochet for this one. The sides of the basket will work those single crochets in the back loop only to create a little bit of texture but still easy, peasy.
The fun and unique part of this basket is the addition of the button flowers for the side of the basket. You will work a few surface crochet slip stitches up the side for each flower step and then sew a flower button at the top of each stem! Such a cute, fun and easy way to add a pop of color to your basket!
Don’t worry if you have never worked surface crochet before – I have a video tutorial which will show you how to finish this basket – how to crochet the stems, add the buttons, add plastic canvas to the handle and sew the handle to the basket as well. Subscribe to my YouTube Channel to get notified whenever I post a new video. If you are having trouble viewing the video here you can find it on my YouTube channel.
The basket is worked in the round and then the handle is crocheted separately, optional plastic canvas is sewn inside the handle to give stability and then sewn to the top of the basket. The handle of course is optional – I think this basket would be a great organizational addition to your home as well! If you want the sides to be more sturdy, you can certainly add plastic canvas to the bottom and inside of the basket if desired.
I used bulky weight Loops & Threads Charisma yarn for my basket but you could certainly use any yarn you have on hand. Just keep in mind that if you made with a lighter weight yarn you would end up with a smaller basket in the end.
You can find flower plastic buttons pretty much anywhere but I found a big bag of pastel flower buttons at Joann’s which will give me a lot of extras for additional baskets or projects!
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Flower Easter Basket free crochet pattern
Pattern written in US crochet terminology
Loops & Threads Charisma, Weight 5/Bulky (100% acrylic 109 yds/3.5 oz)
(1) Color White #8 (Color A) 109 yds / 3.5 oz
Red Heart Super Saver Ombre, Weight 4/Medium (100% acrylic 482 yds/10 oz)
(1) Color Green Apple 10 yds / . 2 oz
Crochet hook size L (8.0 mm)
11 Assorted flower buttons
Approximate finished size: approximately 7” wide x 9” tall (including handle)
Gauge: 6 sc rounds = 4” diameter
Rnd = round
MC = magic circle
ch = chain
sc = single crochet
st = stitch
BLO = back loop only
sl st = slip stitch
How to crochet a perfect round circle
- Bottom and side of basket are both worked in seamless rounds. Do not slip stitch join at the end of a round. Place stitch markers in 1st st of each round and move up to indicate beginning of each round.
- Stitch count for Basket Bottom will increase by 6 for each round.
- Flower stems are crocheted using surface crochet technique. Slip stitches are worked over sides of basket between rounds of sc stitches.
Rnd 1: With Color A, make a MC, ch 1, 6 sc in MC. (6)
Rnd 2: 2 sc in each st. (12)
Rnd 3: *2 sc in next st, 1 sc in next st,* repeat from * to * to end. (18)
Rnd 4: 1 sc in next st, 2 sc in next st, *1 sc in next 2 st, 2 sc in next st* repeat from * to * to last st, 1 sc in last st. (24)
Rnd 5: *2 sc in next st, 1 sc in next 3 st,* repeat from * to * to end. (30)
Rnd 6: 1 sc in next 2 st, 2 sc in next st, *1 sc in next 4 st, 2 sc in next st,* repeat from * to * to last 2 st, 1 sc in last 2 st. (36)
Rnd 7: *2 sc in next st, 1 sc in next 5 st,* repeat from * to * to end. (42)
Rnd 8: 1 sc in next 3 st, 2 sc in next st, *1 sc in next 6 st, 2 sc in next st,* repeat from * to * to last 3 st, 1 sc in last 3 st. (48)
Rnd 9: *2 sc in next st, 1 sc in next 7 st,* repeat from * to * to end. (54)
Rnd 10: 1 sc in next 4 st, 2 sc in next st, *1 sc in next 8 st, 2 sc in next st,* repeat from * to * to last 4 st, 1 sc in last 4 st. (60)
Rnd 11: *2 sc in next st, 1 sc in next 9 st,* repeat from * to * to end. (66)
Rnd 12: working in BLO, 1 sc in each st to end. (66)
Rnd 13 – 24: repeat round 12. (66)
Fasten off. Weave in ends.
Button Flowers & Stems
With Color B, insert hook into bottom side of basket below any sc of round 12, yarn over on the wrong side and pull up a loop, sl st into space above sc by inserting hook into space, yarn over on the wrong side, pull yarn through space and through loop on hook to create a sl st. Continue in same manner to desired height of stem. Fasten off leaving a long tail for sewing button to top of stem. Sew button to top of stem.
Continue repeating above steps evenly around outside edge of basket. By working stems 6 sc sts apart will give you a total of 11 stems.
Weave in ends.
With Color A, ch 10.
Row 1: sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch to end. Turn. (9)
Row 2: ch 1, 1 sc in each st to end. Turn. (9)
Row 3 – 39: repeat row 2.
Fasten off leaving a long tail for sewing handle around plastic canvas.
Cut plastic canvas the length of the handle approximately 12” long and 1/2 the width approximately 1 1/2” wide. Lay the plastic canvas on the center of the handle and fold edges over the plastic canvas. Seam will be in the center of the plastic canvas. Use the long length of yarn left for sewing and seam edges of handle together over the plastic canvas. Leave remaining end for sewing handle to basket.
To sew handle to basket, use stitch markers to attach each end of the handle evenly spaced apart – approximately 28 stitches on both sides. Sew handles on the inside of the basket just below the top edge.
Weave in ends.
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