Love Me Tender Easter Basket Crochet Pattern

Love Me Tender Easter Basket - Free Crochet Pattern - The Lavender Chair

Materials:

Worsted Weight Cotton Yarn (Lily’s Sugar and Cream)

I 5.50mm Crochet Hook

Yarn Needle

Difficulty:

Intermediate

Gauge:

7 Hdc x 5 Rows = Approx. 2 Inches

Stitches:

SS: (Slip Stitch) – Insert hook into stitch. Yarn over. Pull through stitch and loop.

Ch: (Chain) – Yarn over. Pull through loop.

Sc: (Single Crochet) – Insert hook into stitch. Yarn over. Draw up loop. Yarn over. Pull through 2 loops.

Hdc: (Half Double Crochet) – Yarn over. Insert hook into stitch. Yarn over.  Draw up loop. Yarn over. Pull through 3 loops.

Special Stitches:

Cluster – (Yarn over. Insert hook into stitch. Yarn over. Draw up loop. Yarn over. Draw through 2 loops.) x’s 3. Yarn over draw through all 4 loops.

Hdc in the 3rd Loop: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d2nyqJZBfvA

Instructions:

Base (Make 2):

Magic Ring

Round 1: Chain 1. 10 Hdc. Join with a ss to the first Hdc made. (10)

Round 2: Chain 1. 2Hdc in each stitch around. Join with a SS to the first Hdc made (20)

Round 3: Chain 1. *2Hdc. Hdc.* Repeat from * to * around. Join with a SS to the first Hdc made. (30)

Round 4: Chain 1. *2Hdc. Hdc in the next 2 stitches.* Repeat from * to * around. Join with a SS to the first Hdc made. (40)

Round 5: Chain 1. *2Hdc. Hdc in the next 3 stitches.* Repeat from * to * around. Join with a SS to the first Hdc made. (50)

Round 6: Chain 1. *2Hdc. Hdc in the next 4 stitches.* Repeat from * to * around. Join with a SS to the first Hdc made. (60)

Round 7: Chain 1. *2Hdc. Hdc in the next 5 stitches.* Repeat from * to * around. Join with a SS to the first Hdc made. (70)

Round 8: Chain 1. *2Hdc. Hdc in the next 6 stitches.* Repeat from * to * around. Join with a SS to the first Hdc made. (80)

Round 9: Chain 1. *2Hdc. Hdc in the next 7 stitches.* Repeat from * to * around. Join with a SS to the first Hdc made. (90)

Round 10: Chain 1. *2Hdc. Hdc in the next 8 stitches.* Repeat from * to * around. Join with a SS to the first Hdc made. (100)

Finish off.

For additional support cut a circular piece of cardboard and place between the two circles you created for the base.

*NOTE: For this next round be sure to work in both layers of the base.*

Join with a SS to any stitch.

Round 1: Chain 1. Hdc around. (100)

Round 2:  Chain 1. Hdc in the 3rd loop of each stitch around. (100)

Round 3: Chain 1. Hdc in each stitch around. Join with a SS to the first Hdc made. (100)

Color Change (Red)

Round 4: Chain 1. Hdc in the next 30 stitches. Chain 3 Skip the next 4 stitches. (Cluster. Chain 2. Cluster.) in the next stitch. Chain 3. Skip the next 4 stitches. Hdc around. Join with a SS to the first Hcd made.

Color Change (White)

Round 5: Chain 1. Hdc in the 3rd loop in the next 30 stitches. Drop Dc in the next 3 stitches. Chain 1 Skip the next cluster. Sc in the next chain 1 space. Chain 1. Skip the next Cluster and skipped stitch. Drop Dc in the next 3 stitches. Hdc in the 3rd loop around. Join with a SS to the first Hdc made.

Round 6: Chain 1. Hdc in each stitch and chain space around. Join with a SS to the first Hdc made. (100)

Color Change (Pink)

Round 7: Chain 1. Hdc in the next 31 stitches. Chain 3 Skip the next 4 stitches. (Cluster. Chain 2. Cluster.) in the next stitch. Chain 3. Skip the next 4 stitches. Hdc around. Join with a SS to the first Hcd made.

Color Change (White)

Round  8: Chain 1. Hdc in the 3rd loop in the next 31 stitches. Drop Dc in the next 3 stitches. Chain 1 Skip the next cluster. Sc in the next chain 1 space. Chain 1. Skip the next Cluster and skipped stitch. Drop Dc in the next 3 stitches. Hdc in the 3rd loop around. Join with a SS to the first Hdc made.

Round 9: Chain 1. Hdc in each stitch and chain space around. Join with a SS to the first Hdc made. (100)

Color Change (Red)

Round 10: Chain 1. Hdc in the next 32 stitches. Chain 3 Skip the next 4 stitches. (Cluster. Chain 2. Cluster.) in the next stitch. Chain 3. Skip the next 4 stitches. Hdc around. Join with a SS to the first Hcd made.

Color Change (White)

Round 11: Chain 1. Hdc in the 3rd loop in the next 32 stitches. Drop Dc in the next 3 stitches. Chain 1 Skip the next cluster. Sc in the next chain 1 space. Chain 1. Skip the next Cluster and skipped stitch. Drop Dc in the next 3 stitches. Hdc in the 3rd loop around. Join with a SS to the first Hdc made.

Round 12: Chain 1. Hdc in each stitch and chain space around. Join with a SS to the first Hdc made. (100)

Round 13: Chain 1. Hdc in each stitch around. Join with a SS to the first Hdc Made. (100)

Round 14: Chain 1. Sc in each stitch around. Join with a SS to the first Sc made. (100) 

Handles (Make 2):

Leaving a long tail for sewing. 

Chain 4

Row 1: Sc in second chain from hook. Sc across. (3)

Row 2 – 44: Chain 1. Sc across. (3)

Finish off leaving a long tail for sewing.

Sew on handles to side of basket 

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