5 Little Monsters: Crocheted Easter Basket

Crocheted Easter Basket

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I have been wanting to crochet an Easter Basket for a while, last year I even made one but finished it right before Easter and didn't have time to get it posted. So this year I wanted to make sure I got it done early enough to get it on the blog. As soon as Easter candy was out in stores I picked up some candy along with some Easter grass and plastic eggs and got to work.

I wanted to get a chocolate bunny, since every Easter basket needs a chocolate bunny, and some other small treats too. I picked up a DOVE® Solid Milk Chocolate Bunny, a  SKITTLES® $1 Bunny Tube, and a STARBURST® $1 Jellybean Egg. The gold foil bunny looks so pretty in the basket and with the SKITTLES® candies and STARBURST® Jellybean Egg being only $1 each they were perfect for putting in a basket. I picked up my candy at Walmart, you can find all of them there or you can click on the picture above to purchase the items on Walmart.com

When I was choosing a stitch for my basket I knew I wanted a stitch that would give a woven look, similar to a basket weave. I decided on front and back post double crochet and I really loved the way it turned out.

I finished with a round of crab stitch around the top to give it a nice finished edge. Then I added a handle.

How to Crochet an Easter Basket

You will need:

  • 1-2 skeins of worsted weight yarn
  • K crochet hook
  • yarn needle 
  • scissors
  • Easter grass, eggs, candy, etc. to fiill the basket


To make the basket sturdier it is worked with 2 strands of yarn held together. You can either use both strands of yarn (pulling from center and outside) of one skein, or to keep things from getting tangled up you can use 2 skeins and pull one strand from each. Whichever way you choose you will hold those to strands together and work as one the whole time.

Begin with a magic ring, beginning ch 2 does not count as a stitch

Round 1: in mr ch 2, 10 dc, join to first dc with sl st (10 dc)
Round 2: ch 2, 2 dc in each stitch, join to first dc with sl st (20 dc)
Round 3: ch 2, [2 dc in first stitch, 1 dc in next] repeat around, join with sl st to first dc (30 dc)
Round 4: ch 2, [2 dc in first stitch, 1 dc in next 2] repeat around, join with sl st to first dc (40 dc)
Round 5: ch 2, [2 dc in first stitch, 1 dc in next 3] repeat around, join with sl st to first dc (50 dc)
Round 6: ch 2, dc in blo of each stitch, join with sl st to first dc (60 dc)
Round 7: ch 2, [fpdc in first stitch, bpdc in next] repeat around (30 fpdc, 30 bpdc)
Round 8: ch 2, [bpdc in first stitch, fpdc in next] repeat around (30 bpdc, 30 fpdc)
Round 9: repeat round 7
Round 10: repeat round 8
Round 11: repeat round 7
Round 12: repeat round 8
Round 13: ch 1, work crab stitch (reverse single crochet) around top edge, do not cut yarn


ch 1, work three sc in top edge behind the crab stitch (I just kind of found somplace to stick my hook on the inside of the basket edge) 

ch 1, sc across 

repeat until you have reached the desired length, then stitch to the inside of the opposite side of the basket

Then all that is left is to fill you new Easter basket with all kids of fun goodies, Hop To It and head to Walmart to pick up some fun Mars and Wrigley candy to fill up your Easter basket, Easter will be here before you know it. 

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