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Make this simple little knit Easter basket for holding holiday treats, or tiny balls of yarn the rest of the year.
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I am the worst about making things for a holiday and never sharing them.
But the good news is this little knit Easter basket is super quick to knit, despite the lightweight yarn, so you can still make one or two in time for Easter this year.
What You’ll Need
one ball Lion Brand Jamie in Twinkle Stripes, or color of your choice (or any lightweight yarn; self-striping is super cute, isn’t it?)
set of four size 5 US (3.75 mm) double-pointed knitting needles
Gauge is not critical but I got about 25 stitches and 24 rounds per 4 inches/10 cm in basketweave pattern worked in the round.
Finished basket is about 4.5 inches/11.5 cm across the bottom and a little more than 4 inches/10 cm tall.
How to Knit an Easter Basket
Cast on 6 stitches. Divide onto 3 double-pointed needles and join in the round. If desired, place a stitch marker to note the end of the round.
Knit 1 round.
Knit in the front and back of each stitch (12 stitches).
Knit 2 rounds.
Knit in the front and back of each stitch (24 stitches).
Knit 3 rounds.
Knit in the front and back of each stitch (48 stitches).
Knit 4 rounds.
Knit in the front and back of each stitch (96 stitches).
Begin to work in basketweave pattern, as follows:
Rounds 1-4: *k4, p4. Repeat from * around.
Rounds 5-8: *p4, k4. Repeat from * around.
Continue in pattern until piece is about 4 inches/10 cm from the purl round.
To knit the strap: Cast on 5 stitches and knit to desired length. Mine is about 14 inches/35.5 cm long. Sew the strap to each side of the basket on the inside.
I love this basket with a few little eggs inside, or you can fill it with other treats if you like. And when the season is over, use it on your desk to hold odd balls of yarn, for cotton balls in the bathroom, or give it to your kid; I’m sure they’ll come up with a good use for it.
Oh! And here’s the pattern for the knit Peep style bunny, because I know someone will ask. Adorable, right?
t is time to start planning for the upcoming Easter holiday with it being only 4 weeks away. I have found so many wonderful crocheted Easter Basket patterns to share with you. I think these are so much better than store-bought baskets because we all know that our crocheted items are made with love. I am still trying to decide myself which ones I’ll be making for my granddaughters this year.
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