Little Easter Basket Knitting Pattern


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I was looking at my Easter knitting patterns the other day, and I was reminded of this little Easter basket knitting pattern that I remembered making but I couldn’t remember when or what website it was for.

I searched around for it and realized it was on About, but the page for it doesn’t exist anymore (and it was never posted on Ravelry, my bad), so I decided I’d re-knit it and publish it again for people who might be in the market for a wee basket.

About the Basket

This cute little knit basket is worked from the bottom up in the round, starting in stockinette stitch and working up to a basketweave body. The handle is I-cord worked from a few body stitches after the rest are bound off.

The only finishing you have to do is sewing the handle to the other side of the basket and weaving in the ends. This is a project you can probably finish in a day or a couple of evenings. The purple one took a couple of hours over an afternoon.

This little basket would be great for holding chocolate eggs, fuzzy chicks or any other cute little tiny things you need to hold. It certainly doesn’t have to be limited to Easter decor, either; try it in your bathroom holding cotton balls or on your sewing table full of little spools of thread.

And of course you could make a bigger basket by knitting 4 more rounds and increasing again any amount you want — increasing in every stitch would give you a pretty big basket with 96 stitches, but you can increase by any amount so long as you do in evenly around the project and end up with a multiple of 8 stitches for the basketweave stitch pattern to work to work.

Materials for the Little Easter Basket

Gauge

Gauge is not critical so long as your knit fabric is stable, but I got about 4 stitches and 7 rounds per inch/2.5 cm in the basketweave pattern, worked in the round (for the pink version).

Size

The pink bag is about 2.5 inches (6 cm) across the bottom and 3 inches (7.5 cm) tall without handle. I made the purple one a little bigger and the gauge is slightly different, so it is more like 3 inches (7.5 cm) across the bottom and 3.5 inches (9 cm) tall without the handle.

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Little Easter Basket Knitting Pattern

Cast on 6 stitches. Divide stitches onto 3 needles for working in the round.

Knit 1 round.

Knit in the front and back of each stitch. 12 stitches. If desired, place a locking stitch marker in the last stitch of the round to help you keep track.

Knit 2 rounds. Kfb in each stitch. 24 stitches.

Knit 3 rounds. Kfb in each stitch. 48 stitches.

Purl 1 round.

*Knit 4, purl 4. Repeat from * across. Repeat this round 3 times. (4 rounds total.)

*Purl 4, knit 4. Repeat from * across. Repeat this round 3 times. (4 rounds total.)

Repeat these two sections as many times as you want until your basket is the desired height. The pink basket is five total sections while the purple is six.

Bind off until 4 stitches remain.

Work on these 4 stitches in I-cord for about 7 inches/17.5 cm or to length of your choice.

Bind off remaining stitches. Cut yarn, leaving a long tail.

Sew the end of the handle to the other side of the basket. Weave in ends.

There you have it! A little Easter basket knitting pattern for all your little Easter things.

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