Make a cute mini crochet Easter basket with this free pattern for worsted weight yarn. This tiny basket is quick and easy to finish. It holds several Mini Crochet Easter Eggs or small chocolate Easter eggs.
You can whip up a basket and eggs in less than a day and have a quick Easter decoration. The basket is also a great size for a medium stuffed animal or doll.
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This is a great pattern for an advanced beginner. You’ll start with a magic loop and worked both in the round and in a spiral.
Using a marker will help you keep track of the rounds as you go along. Since you only need a small amount of yarn, this is a great stashbusting project for leftover yarn.
About the Inspiration for Mini Crochet Easter Basket Pattern
I was inspired to use some of my leftover vibrant yarns for my Mini Easter Egg Pattern. So, it just seemed natural that the mini eggs would need a mini basket too! This basket also works great for holding some small chocolate eggs.
About the Yarn
For my sample basket, I used Mighty Stitch by KnitPicks/WeCrochet in the Oyster color. Mighty Stitch worked great for both the basket and mini Easter eggs. The acrylic and wool blend makes great stitch definition for small projects like these.
The Mini Crochet Easter Basket Pattern is a free crochet pattern for a mini crochet Easter basket in U.S. crochet terminology. It is included for free on the blog below.
PDF Pattern Downloads: You can also purchase a printable PDF of this pattern in my Ravelry Shop.
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Mini Crochet Easter Basket Pattern
What You’ll Need
Yarn: Worsted weight (#4 Medium) in small amount.
Shown above: KnitPicks/WeCrochet Mighty Stitch (80% acrylic, 20% wool), 208 yd [190m]/3.5 oz [100g]: #26811 (Oyster).
Hook: Size E/4 (3.50 mm) or size needed so that the basket holds its shape.
Sizing and Gauge
Size: Approximately 2 ¼ inches high including handle and 6 inches circumference.
Gauge: Exact gauge is not critical. Crochet tight enough so that the basket holds its shape.
- Magic loop tutorial at https://craftingeachday.com/magic-loop-tutorial/.
- Use stitch marker to mark the first st of each rnd and move it up as you go along.
- The pattern uses U.S. crochet terminology.
Standard Stitch Abbreviations (U.S. Crochet Terminology):
dc = double crochet
sc = single crochet
sc blo = single crochet back loop only
sl st = slip stitch
rnd = round
st(s) = stitch(es)
Mini Crochet Easter Basket Pattern
Begin with magic loop.
Rnd 1: Ch 3 (counts as dc), work 11 dc in magic loop, join with sl st to top of ch 3. (12 dc)
Rnd 2: Ch 3 (counts as dc), work 2 dc in each st from previous rnd, join with sl st to top of ch 3. (24 dc)
Rnd 3: Ch 1 (does not count as a st), sc blo in each st of previous rnd. (24 sc blo)
Rnd 4: Working in a spiral without joining, sc in each st from previous rnd. (24 sc)
Rnds 5 – 7: Continuing to work in a spiral, sc in each st from previous rnd. (24 sc per rnd). At end of rnd 7, do not cut yarn and go to Handle Instructions.
Base chain: Without cutting yarn, ch 16. Join with sl st to opposite side of basket (across from where you began to ch), sl st in the next st on opposite side of basket.
Row 1: Work back across handle by making a sc in back bump of each ch across. (16 sc)
Finishing: Join with sl st to st next to where you began the ch. Fasten off. Weave in ends.
If you like the Mini Crochet Easter Basket pattern, you may also like the Mini Crochet Easter Egg pattern.