Crochet Peek A Boo Chick Easter Basket
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Crochet Chick Easter Basket Pattern
Peak A Boo Easter Chick Basket

Peek A Boo Easter Chick Basket

Need a super cute Easter Basket Crochet Pattern? Look no further as our Executive Assistant, Cathy Cunningham, has created another free pattern to share with you. If you can crochet a hat, this basket is very similar to the same concept. The bunny is flat and pops up from the side leaving plenty of room to stuff the basket with Easter chocolate and gifts.

Materials List

  • Size H Crochet Hook or 5.00 mm
  • 1 Ball of 4 ply Red Heart Super Saver or equivalent yarn.
  • Optional buttons, ribbons.
  • Fun Fur Yarn or equivalent for a fluffy cute edge to the rim of the basket.

Definitions

CH – Chain, DC- double crochet, HDC – Half Double Crochet, SC – Single Crochet, SL ST – Slip Stitch, BEG – Beginning, REP – Repeat, 2TOG sc decrease- 2 sc together to decrease , 2TOG HDC Decrease – 2 hdc stitches together to decrease,

Free Pattern

This pattern works in rounds.

  1. Ch 4 and SL ST to the Beg CH to form a ring.
  2. Ch 2, then HDC 9 times around the ring. (Ch 2 counts as 1 HDC = 10 HDC). SL ST at the end to the top of the Beg Ch 2.
  3. Ch 2, then 1 HDC into the same joining stitch. 2 HDC into each stitch around the circle. SL ST at the end to the top of the Beg Ch 2.
  4. Ch 2, *1 HDC into the next stitch and then 2 HDC into the next. Repeat from * all the way around. SL ST at the end to the top of the Beg Ch 2.
  5. Ch 2, *1 HDC into the next 2 stitches, 2 HDC into the next. Repeat from * all the way around. SL ST at the end to the top of the Beg Ch 2.
  6. Ch 2, *1 HDC into the next 3 stitches, 2 HDC into the next. Repeat from * all the way around. SL ST at the end to the top of the Beg Ch 2.
  7. Ch 2, *1 HDC into the next 4 stitches, 2 HDC into the next. Repeat from * all the way around. SL ST at the end of the top of the Beg Ch 2.
  8. Ch 2, *1 HDC into the next 5 stitches, 2 HDC into the next. Repeat from * all the way around. SL ST at the end of the top of the Beg Ch 2.
  9. Ch 2, * 1 HDC into the next 6 stitches, 2 HDC into the next. Repeat from * all the way around. SL ST at the end of the top of the Beg Ch 2.
  10. Ch 2, *1 HDC into the next 7 stitches, 2 HDC into the next. Repeat from * all the way around. SL ST at the end of the top of the Beg
  11. Ch 1, SC in back loops only around. SL ST at the end of the top of the Beg CH 1
  12. Ch2, * HDC in each stitch around. SL ST at the end of the top of the Beg ch 2 repeat * around for 9 more rows
  13. Ch 1, * SC in each stitch around. SL ST at the top of each of the top of the Beg Ch 1. Repeat from * around for 3 more rows.
  14. Fasten off and weave in ends.

 Strap

  1. Peek1Chain 80 or 90. HDC in second stitch from the hook and HDC across to end, cast off, Make 3
  2. Braid these three pieces together tight enough so the strap keeps its shape but not too tight so it will buckle.
  3. Fold basket in half with the front and back of basket together to find the sides of your basket. Make sure your seam is in the back of the basket in the middle. Sew ends of braided strap to the insides of the basket with a needle and yarn as even as you can.

Alternative Strap Option

Instead of a strap you could chain 10- 12, SC into the first chain from the hook and across, then attach loop to back of basket to use for hanging it.

Optional Add a Peek-a-boo Animal face to your Basket (with new corrections)

Fold basket in half putting the sides of your basket together to find the middle of the front of the basket with the seam in the back From middle stitch count over 8 or 9 stitches and attach yarn to the stitch with a sl st

Note: Ch 1 counts as a st going forward

1. *Ch 1, then make 16 sc across, repeat from * for rows 2-5 (17)

6. Ch1, sc2tog over the first 2 sts, then sc across until the last 2 sts for a sc2tog over the last 2 sts (15)

7. *Ch1, sc across to the end of the row, repeat from * for rows 8 and 9 (15)

10. *Ch1, sc2tog over the first 2 sts, then sc across until the last 2 sts for a sc2tog over the last 2 st(13), repeat from * for row 11 (11)

12. sc across to end of row (11) , tie off and weave in ends

*once face is complete you can opt to attach yarn at either side where the basket and face meet and run sc around to other side  for a cleaner look.

Making Faces

You can crochet the pieces for the face or use felt or stitch work. Small buttons can also be used for eyes and nose. You can sew or use a glue gun to attach pieces. For extra security use a very small dab of hot glue to attach buttons. Hint: if you decide to do stitch work for face and ears , try to work in front of crochet stitches only, don’t go all the way threw back.
    *You can also add bows and flowers to your character for extra cuteness!

Cheeks

Make 2, With F hook, ch 3, SL ST to the Beg CH to from a ring, 6 sc in ring, tie off. Glue or sew on face to attach

Chick Beak / Wings

Beak: F or G hook, ch3, sc into second ch from hook and one more sc, cast off. Weave in ends. Glue or sew on to attach.
Chick Wings: Attach yarn to stitch next to head on either side of head. Ch2, 6 DC’s into next st, skip one st , SC into next st Fasten off. Use a small dab of hot glue to attach bottom of wing to basket or stitch in place

Fun Fur Edge

  • At end of wing/paw, work from back or inside of top of baskets edge work sc around using fun fur to paw on other side.
  • To work fun fur under character fold animal down inside basket and use stitches on front of basket underneath the face of the animal to sc. fun fur on across in between paws/wings

Enjoy your new Easter Basket.

Designed by Cathy Cunningham from The Crochet Crowd®.

©2013 The Crochet Crowd

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