Can you believe Easter is almost here?
Boy the time is flying with this pregnancy!
Mini Crochet Easter Baskets
I decided this year I would make these cute little baskets as a gift for my kids. I put one plastic egg in each basket and they will have to find their basket which will have some money in it so they can go pick out their own little surprise from the store. I always loved getting to go shopping with my “own money” so I want to give that to my kids. BUT they will have to search for their baskets, it would be too easy to just hand them over ; )
I’m a pretty slow crocheter and these work up really fast! Great for a last minute project. To make the cute little tag I used my PSA Stamps on a piece of canvas scraps I had lying around. Then I tied it to the basket using baker’s twine! It adds such a cute little touch, and I love that bunny! Don’t you?
So I don’t have an exact pattern for these since I just whipped them up real quick, but I can give you a simple little tutorial.
Please note: This tutorial is meant for those who already know the basics of crocheting, and not meant to be a pattern, but rather a tutorial on how I completed the project.
The green one I made for my son and is the easiest to make. It’s just double crochet’s all the way around!
To start just crochet a flat circle for your base.
Here is what I did:
ch 3, sl st to join.
dc in loop with as many stitches as you wish.
Then just keep increasing around until you get the diameter that you want.
Once you are happy with your diameter and sl st your final st, ch 2, and dc in the front loop of each stitch. This will give you the sides of the basket. Keep double crocheting until you are happy with the height.
Once you sl st your last stitch don’t fasten off. Next you will make the handle.
ch 2, dc in next two stitches, turn repeat. Keep going until you are happy with the size of the handle and sl st to the other side of your basket.
The one I made for my daughter, you follow the same instructions for the base up until you complete the round with the double crochet in the front loop. Rather than just continuing with the dc, I did shell stitches around. Continue that until you are happy with the height.
For this handle I chained 30 and slip stitched to the other side and repeated two more times going back and forth.
So what do you think? Are you going to whip a few of these up?