Crochet By Ellen

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The Easter basket modification of the Bubble Basket is here!

Just in time for a quick holiday make, this crochet Easter basket works up quick.

As always, You can buy the Ad Free PDF in my Ravelry Store!

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I’ve teamed up with 11 designers to bring you more fun and Free Easter makes for a Blog hop! Enjoy a free pattern every day this week as a part of the Bunny Blog Hop. Keep checking back for the links to go live!

Sunday, April 7th – 3amgracedesigns – Easter Peep Kawaii Cuddler

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Monday, April 8th – Hooked Hazel – Easter Sunday Shawlette

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Monday, April 8th – Evelyn and Peter – The Beehive Bag

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Tuesday, April 9th – Divine Debris

Wednesday, April 10th – Life and Yarn

Wednesday, April 10th – Crazy4CrochetMomma


Thursday, April 11th – Hooked On Tilly

Thursday, April 11th – Taylor Lynn Crochet

Friday, April 12th – A Crafty Concept

Crochet Easter Basket

Materials Needed:
• J (6.0 mm) crochet hook
200 yards of Bernat Maker Home Dec or other Bulky 5 weight yarn (yardage will vary for other brands) I used an accent color for the handle edging.
• Stitch marker
• Yarn needle
• Measuring tape

Key:
mc: magic circle

sc: single crochet

sl st: slip stitch

hdc: half double crochet

hdc-blo: half double crochet back loop only

hdc dec: half double crochet decrease

ps: puff stitch

st(s): stitch(es)

ch-sp: chain space(#): Stitch counts at end of row
Skill level: Beginner
Size: Finished basket should measure approximately 26 inches in circumference and 7 inches tall
Gauge: My 4” square is 11 rows of 13 hdc.

Special Stitch:
Puff Stitch: Yarn over, insert hook into st, yarn over, pull up a loop, (3 loops on hook) yarn over, insert hook into same st, pull up a loop (5 loops on hook), yarn over, insert hook into same st, pull up a loop (7 loops on hook) yarn over, pull through all 7 loops to create puff st.
Notes: This basket is worked in rounds, so it is essential to mark the beginning stitch of each round with a stitch marker. You will notice that the increases at the base of the basket are staggered. This is to keep the shape as round as possible.
Ready? Here we go!

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Base of the Basket:

Round 1: Hdc 10 in Mc. (10) (mark first st with st marker and move to first st of each row throughout the rest of the pattern to keep your place)Round 2: 2 hdc in each st around (20)
Round 3: **2 hdc in first st, hdc in next** Repeat around. (30)
Round 4: ** hdc, 2hdc, hdc** Repeat around. (40)
Round 5: **2 hdc in first st, hdc in next 3 sts** Repeat around. (50)
Round 6: ** hdc in first 2 sts, 2hdc, hdc in next 2** Repeat around. (60)
Round 7: **2 hdc in first st, hdc in next 5 sts** Repeat around. (70)

Round 8: ** hdc in first 3, 2hdc, hdc in next 3** Repeat around. (80)
The base of your basket should be approximately 7 ½ inches in diameter. If your work is “wavy” you can tug on it to shape it and flatten it. It will straighten out as you continue with the body of the basket.

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Body of the Basket:

Round 9: Hdc-blo in each st around (80)
Round 10: Ch 1, skip first st, ps in next st **ch 1, skip st, ps in next st** Repeat around. (80, or 40 puff sts)
Round 11: Ch 1, ps in first ch-sp from previous round, **ch 1, skip ps, ps in ch-sp** Repeat around. (80)
Round 12: Ch 1, skip first ps, ps in ch-sp **ch 1, skip ps, ps in ch-sp** Repeat around. (80, or 40 puff sts)
Round 13: Hdc in next 20 sts, hdc dec, hdc to end of round until there are 2 sts left. Hdc dec in last 2 sts. (78)
Round 14: Hdc in first 10 sts, hdc dec, hdc in next 30 sts, hdc dec, hdc to end of round. (76)

Round 15: Hdc in next 20 sts, hdc dec, hdc to end of round until there are 2 sts left. Hdc dec in last 2 sts. (74)

Round 16-20: Repeat rounds 10-15 see st counts below.
16-18 (74 or 37 puff sts)

19- (72)

20- (70)

Do not break yarn, continue to handle.

Handle

Row 1: Hdc 10. Turn.

Row 2: Ch 1, Hdc across. Turn. (10)

Row 3: Ch 1, skip st, hdc until 2 sts remain, skip st, hdc in last st. (8)

Row 4: Ch 1, Hdc across. Turn. (8)

Row 5: Ch 1, skip st, hdc until 2 sts remain, skip st, hdc in last st. (6)

Row 4: Ch 1, Hdc across. Turn. (6)
Row 5: Ch 1, skip st, hdc until 2 sts remain, skip st, hdc in last st. (4)

Row 6-29: Ch 1, Hdc across. Turn. (4)

Row 30: Ch 1, 2 hdc in first st, hdc to last st, 2hdc in last st. (6)

Row 31: Ch 1, Hdc across. Turn. (6)

Row 32: Ch 1, 2 hdc in first st, hdc to last st, 2hdc in last st. (8)

Row 33: Ch 1, Hdc across. Turn. (8)

Row 34: Ch 1, 2 hdc in first st, hdc to last st, 2hdc in last st. (10)

Row 35: Ch 1, Hdc across. Turn. (10)

Finish off, leaving a long tail for sewing the handle to the other side of the basket.

Place unattached edge of the handle on the opposite side of the basket and seam to the brim using your preferred seaming method.

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Handle Edging

*Repeat instructions for both edges of the handle.

Attach yarn (I used an accent color) to the left edge side of the handle where the handle and basket intersect.

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Ch 1, sc across the rim of the basket and around the edge of the handle. Join to first st with a sl st.

Finish off and weave in all ends.

Fill your basket with some of my favorite Easter treats!

LEGO Holiday Easter Egg Hunt Building Kit

MARS Chocolate & More Easter Spring Candy Variety Mix 35.8-Ounce 110-Piece Bag

Pete the Cat: Big Easter Adventure

36 Pieces Shiny Golden Metallic Easter Eggs 2 3/8″ in Gold Color for Filling Specific Treats, Easter Theme Party Favor, Easter Hunt, Basket Stuffers Fillers, Classroom Prize Supplies by Joyin Toy

Happy Easter, Everyone!

Sincerely,

Ellen

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