Knit Easter Basket
Knit Easter Basket
Designed by Melanie Smith
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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
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.
K – Knit
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.
Step 2: Pattern Instructions
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.
Using two needles make a 3 st I cord (see special notes) for 16 inches. Sew handle to basket. Enjoy!