Friday, April 14, 2017

Easter Baskets - Crochet Style

Easter Baskets - AnnaVirginia FashionAbout 3 years ago I made some crochet Easter baskets for my kids.  We were going to have an Easter egg hunt with our church and I wanted to make our kids something cute!

I started using some leftover yarn balls I'd had from other projects.  I realized as I got close to the end that I wouldn't have enough to finish everything!  So I added a stripe to each bag to stretch out what I had and to make them match.  The bags were a hit!  Other members of my church wanted to know where the pattern was from and many commented how much they liked them.

Well, now I've got two more kids!

Last year I made another for my third child and this year I just finished making one for my fourth child.  I put the stripes on theirs as well to be consistent.  I think all four of them are so cute!  I'm trying to use them as Easter decorations but my kids keep grabbing their own basket and playing with them, haha.

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I used mostly Red Heart Super Saver solid yarns because they are a thick and usually stiff kind of yarn (yay, acrylic).  The pattern I used is called Bunny Egg Basket by Lily/Sugar'n Cream and it's available as a free download.

Easter Baskets - AnnaVirginia Fashion


I did change how I did the handle, and here's how (hopefully I'm typing it up well enough! I'm trying to get it posted quick!)
     Ch 6.
     Row 1: Sc in second ch from hook.  Sc across. Turn. (5sc)
     Rows 2-3: Ch 1. Sc in each st across. Turn. (5 sc)
     Row 4: Ch 1. Sc in each st across.  Ch 1. (do not turn) Begin crochet in the round by sc into first st of Row 4.  Sc into each st, including the ch 1. (6 sc for first rnd)
     Continue to sc into each stitch around for about 12 inches (30 cm).
     Begin crochet in rows again by turning.
     Ending Row 1: Ch 1. Sc across 5 sts. Turn. (5 sc)
     Ending Row 2-4: Ch 1. Sc in each st across. Turn. (5 sc)
     After ending row 4 is completed, break yarn and attach to Easter Basket.

Anyway, I hope you all have a lovely Easter holiday and that the spirit of the holiday remains afterword!    

Easter Baskets - AnnaVirginia Fashion

2 comments:

  1. Can you make me a Easter basket I like them

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  2. I'd love to make one for you, Torrey! But it won't be in time for this Easter that's in two days. Let me know what colors you want!

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