Knit Easter Basket

Knit Easter Basket
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Step 1: Getting Started

 

With Easter on it's way, try knitting a simple and pretty Easter basket to display eggs, chocolates or other goodies. A knitted Easter basket is a sweet alternative to a store-bought basket and also doubles as an easy go-to homemade gift basket for sharing small treats with someone special.

Use our free knitting pattern to create this basket just in time for Easter, May Day or Mother's Day. You'll love how easily it works up and friends, teachers or children will love receiving one. Help out Mr. Cotton Tail by knitting an egg receptacle soon!

Skill level: beginner

Materials: 100 yards of super bulky yarn. The sample was knit using Soft illusion super bulky yarn from yarn Bee

Size 16 inch circular size 13 and size 13 dpns

Yarn needle

Stitch marker

Gauge: Gauge isn’t all that important for this project. You really don’t want a really loose fabric nor do you want a really fight fabric; you want it to feel just right.

Stitches used:

K – Knit

P- Purl

K2tog- knit 2 stitches together

Special notes: To make an I cord after you cast on the required stitches slide the stitches down to the right tip of the needle. DO NOT TURN WORK. Bring the yarn from the back knit the 3 stitches, and repeat until desired length.

easter basket

Step 2: Pattern Instructions

 

Basket Pattern

Cast on: 40

Round 1: Being careful not to twist, join in a round and knit around.

Round 2: P in each stitch around.

Round 3- 4: K 2, P2 around.

Round 5-6: P2, K2 around

Repeat rounds 3 -6 4 more times for a total of 5 repeats.

Bottom of basket:

Round 1: P around.

Round 2: K 8, K2tog, repeat around. (36)

Round 3: K 7, K2tog, repeat around. (32)

Round 4: K 6, K2tog, repeat around. (28)

Round 5: K 5, K2tog, repeat around. (24)

Round 6: K 4, K2tog, repeat around. (20)

Round 7: K2tog, repeat around. (10)

Round 8: K2tog, repeat around. (5)

Break yarn and weave through remaining stitches and secure and weave in ends.

Handle:

Using two needles make a 3 st I cord (see special notes) for 16 inches. Sew handle to basket. Enjoy!

easter basket

 

About The Author

Melanie has more than 25 years experience as a Hands-on fiber artist and fiber arts teacher specializing in crochet, knitting, spinning, weaving and tatting. She has taught classes through various yarn stores, Community Education Programs, fiber fairs; as well as in 4-H programs around Idaho. She has been designing her own unique projects and patterns for numerous year and she has spent several years as a pattern tester for many yarn and design companies. You can usually find her working on something or planning her next project.