Traditions

I like that I have making traditions.  For new babies it’s a toy, sometimes a giraffe, maybe a baby blanket.  For teachers at Christmas it’s a chocolate orange, and at Easter a little chick.  I love this pattern!!!

However this year I have a problem with (being in this rut) following this tradition.  Darling Noot has been at her preschool just over a year now, meaning that she is approaching her second Easter there…

Behold Easter Baskets!!

I designed the pattern for the basket, but the rose is an Attic 24 pattern.  I don’t have time to reinvent the wheel so here is the link to Lucy’s beautiful May Roses.

Easter Basket Patternthis pattern uses US terms.  And is in amigurumi, spiral style.

Materials:  I used a Clover 3.5mm hook with Paintbox Cotton, which comes in an enormous range of colours.

 

Basket

Chain 5.

Round one:  1sc in 2nd chain from hook.

1sc in each of next two chains

3sc into the final chain.

On the other side of the starting chain, 1 sc in the first three chains, 3sc in the final chain.

Round two:

1 sc in next three sc.  Then 2sc in each of the next three sc, 1 sc in the next three sc and 2sc in the last three sc of the round (18sc)

Round three:

1 sc in next three sc.  *Then 2sc in next sc, 1 sc in the next sc* and repeat between  **  twice (three times in total).  1sc in next three sc and *then 2sc in next sc, 1 sc in the next sc* and repeat between  **  twice (three times in total).  (24sc)

Round four:

1sc in next three sc. *Then 2sc in next sc, then 1sc in next two scs* and repeat between ** twice (three times in total).  Then 1sc in next three sc, *then 2sc in next sc, then 1sc in next two scs* and repeat between ** twice (three times in total).  (30sc)

Round five:

1sc in next three sc. *Then 2sc in next sc, then 1sc in next three scs* and repeat between ** twice (three times in total).  Then 1sc in next three sc, *then 2sc in next sc, then 1sc in next three scs* and repeat between ** twice (three times in total).  (36sc)

Round six:

In BACK LOOPS ONLY:  1 sc in each sc, (36sc.

Rounds seven to thirteen:

1 sc in each sc (36sc)

Round fourteen- final round.

Slip stitch all the way round to form an edging. (36 slip stitches)

Sew in all ends.

 

Handle of Basket

Leaving tail of approx 6inches, chain 25.

1sc in 2nd chain from hook, then 24sc, one into each chain.

chain one.

1sc into each chain on the other side of the starting chain.  Leave tail of approx 6inches.

Sew handle of basket onto the basket, using the tails of yarn and sew in ends.

 

If desired make a rose such as the May Rose and leaf.  Or another embellishment.

I hope you enjoy making these little baskets, I loved choosing the yarns for each one individually and really enjoyed making these.  Please get in touch if you need any help or find any errors.

Happy making!

Lizx

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