To be honest I can’t get that excited about Easter, I’ve just managed to get my self under control after the Christmas feasting and then suddenly everyone feels the need to buy me chocolate. However, this year will be different because my Birthday is on Good Friday so the focus will be on that rather than Easter (not that I’m massively self-involved or anything).
Anyway, if you fancy giving someone a small but thoughtful Easter gift these little baskets are perfect! They’re really easy and you can knock up a couple in an evening. I used a 3.5mm hook and cotton dk to make these as they hold their shape better with a cotton yarn but I also made one with some leftover recycled sari yarn which worked well too as it’s quite sturdy.
Enough waffling – here’s the pattern:
Chain 6 and slip stitch into the first chain to form a ring. Or use magic ring method
Round 1: Make 12 single crochets (sc) into the ring.
Note: Mark the first stitch of the next round with a removable marker. Reposition the marker at the beginning of each round to mark the new first stitch.
Round 2: *1 sc into next stitch, 2 sc into next stitch, repeat from * to end of round. (18 stitches)
Round 3: *1 sc into next 2 stitches, 2 sc into next stitch, repeat from * to end of round. (24 stitches)
Round 4: *1 sc into next 3 stitches, 2 sc into next stitch, repeat from * to end of round. (30 stitches)
(For a larger basket just continue the above pattern for one or two more rounds increasing the scs as per the pattern above)
Round 5: 1dc into every sc
Round 6-16: sc every stitch
Round 17: sc6 ch10 miss 6scs, sc into 7th sc13, ch10 miss 6scs, sc into 7th sc, sc7 slst into first sc.
Fill with Cadbury’s mini eggs and give away, or not…