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FREE Crocheted Easter Basket Pattern


Recycled Plastic Bag Easter Baskets

It is time to start planning for the Easter holiday. What is Easter without Easter baskets to decorate your home or fill with candy or gift cards for gift-giving.

Make some cute, easy little crocheted baskets in a few hours with our free pattern. These baskets cost nothing to make because they are made by recycling plastic grocery bags into yarn which is known as plarn. A video tutorial on how to make plastic bag yarn is after the pattern.

Do you want some other ideas for crafts to make using plastic bags? Our Plastic Bag Recycling page has free projects and tutorials.

To learn how to crochet these Easter baskets from recycled plastic bags, watch this video and read on for the free pattern with step-by-step photo instructions.


Watch our Video Below or Click the link to watch FREE Crocheted Easter Basket Pattern in Youtube.


WHAT YOU NEED:

EXAMPLES OF PLASTIC BAG YARN Examples of Plastic Bag Yarn - Plarn If you would like to learn how to make plastic bag yarn, scroll down this article to after the free pattern for a video tutorial.Recycled Plastic Bag Easter Baskets - Blue Basket

ABBREVIATIONS:

  • Ch – chain
  • Sl st – slip stitch
  • Sc – single crochet
  • Dc – double crochet
  • Beg - beginning

Need help with the crochet stitches? We have a How to Crochet Video Series with stitch instructions.

EASTER BASKET PATTERN:

Ch 4 and join with slip stitch to form a ring.

ROUND 1

Recycled Plastic Bag Easter Baskets - Round 1 Ch 1, 9 sc in ring, join with sl st in beg ch1.

ROUND 2

Recycled Plastic Bag Easter Baskets - Round 2 Ch3, 2 dc in first stitch, *1 dc in next sc, 2 dc in next*, repeat between * - * to end of round, join with sl st in top of ch3.

ROUND 3

Recycled Plastic Bag Easter Baskets - Round 3 Ch3, dc in same stitch, 2 dc in each dc to end of round, join with sl st in top of ch3.

ROUND 4

Recycled Plastic Bag Easter Baskets - Crochet Back Loop Ch3, dc in back loop of each stitch around entire basket, sl st in top of ch3.
(Note: When round 4 is completed, the basket sides are being created)

Recycled Plastic Bag Easter Baskets - Round 4

ROUND 5

Ch3, dc in each dc to end of round, slip stitch in top of ch3.

ROUND 6 & 7

Recycled Plastic Bag Easter Baskets - Round 6 - 7 Repeat round 5.

HANDLE

Recycled Plastic Bag Easter Baskets - Handle To make a sturdier handle, add another length of plastic bag yarn.

Chain 22 stitches and attach handle to opposite side of basket. Recycled Plastic Bag Easter Baskets - Crochet Handle The basket is finished.

 

Recycled Plastic Bag Easter Baskets - White Basket Aren't these baskets adorable? Fill them with candy for gift-giving or use as Easter decoration around the house.

LEARN TO MAKE PLASTIC BAG YARN (PLARN)

Plastic Bag Yarn - This tutorial will show how to make plastic bag yarn using plastic shopping bags.

Plastic Bag Yarn - This tutorial will show how to make plastic bag yarn using newspaper bag sleeves.

Below are some affiliate links to books and patterns using plastic bag yarn as the knitting and crocheting yarn.

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