Saturday, 16 January 2016

Sweet Little Easter Baskets

I love writing patterns that are simple to knit .............. but cute too!

Hope you all like my latest little bit of fun.
Sweet Little Easter Baskets

Easter Basket

Basket Pattern

Cast on 41sts

Knit 4 rows

Stocking stitch 4 rows

Knit 2 rows

Shape Bottom of the basket

1st Row:        *K8, k2tog, repeat from * to last st, k1                       (37sts)

2nd Row:        S1, *p7, p2tog tbl, repeat from * to end of row            (33sts)

3rd Row:        *K6, k2tog, repeat from * to last st, k1                       (29sts)

4th Row:        S1, *p5, p2tog tbl, repeat from * to end of row             (25sts)

5th Row:        *K4, k2tog, repeat from * to last st, k1                       (21sts)

6th Row:        S1, *p3, p2tog tbl, repeat from * to end of row             (17sts)

7th Row:       *K2tog, repeat from * to last st, k1                                       (9sts)

Cut yarn (leaving a short ‘tail’ to use for sewing up), draw the end through all stitches, pull up tightly.
Sew up the seam.  Darn away ends.


Cast on 4sts

Knit 45 rows

Cast off

Join onto the opposite side of the basket

Darn away ends

Decorate if desired

Optional:  Cut out a circle of thin card to line the base (around 2¼“ in diameter)

Fill the basket with chocolate mini eggs
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  1. like your pattern but what sizes needles to i use

    1. Hi Primrose - I used DK yarn and 4mm needles. But this design would work out fine in other yarn weights too (with the appropriate size needles) :)
      Happy knitting. M

    2. thank you for the lovely patterns.

  2. They are so cute Marianna, thank you for the pattern. :)

  3. Such a dainty and sweet idea for
    Easter. Thanks for sharing.
    Cheers, Anita.

  4. Lovely little baskets, I may just have to have a multicoloured row of them on my windowsill.

  5. Thank you for such a sweet little pattern. I knit for the local hospice charity shop and these will go down a storm! I'm hoping I can fit a Cadbury's cream egg in them instead of the mini eggs too. Thanks so much for sharing x

  6. They are adorable, thanks so much.

  7. Thank you, was looking for something small to knit for Easter. Now I have found it.

  8. Dear Marianna, these look so awesome. I am new to knitting and I just love your patterns. Since i am new so pls forgive if i ask stupid questions. In the above you say "1st Row:*K8, k2tog,repeat from * to last st, k1 (37sts)". My question is if repeat till last stitch then how can we do K1 in the end??? Or will the sequence always end with an extra stitch which we will pearl? Kindly dooo reply. Thanks a lot!!!!

    1. when a pattern instructs you to follow directions to the last stitch, that means that you only do it until you come to the last stitch, that particular row has a 10 count stitch pattern and a 41 stitch cast on, therefore you will follow the pattern 4x with 1 stitch left at the end to complete the row.

  9. just love these, thank you for the pattern. Linda

  10. What have you used to stiffen the handles please?

  11. tbl is "thru the back loop"

  12. When it says knit to last stick then knit, you will do you last k2tog from the pattern and then will have one stitch remaining on your needle, this stitch you will knit. Then you will start row 2!

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  14. I have a quick question. .....what size needles do you use

  15. I love this pattern. Look forward to making several now.

  16. I've been looking for little knit baskets and until now I'd only found felted ones so I'm very happy seeing this :) I feel silly asking this, but I'm not sure how this goes together. Seam the flat yarn that's for the body so i makes a circle? How do you stiffen it so it stays upright on the base? Also how do you connect the body to the bottom? I'd love to make these as soon as I can, they're so cute and perfect! Thanks a lot!

  17. Very informative article which is about the kundvagnar and i must bookmark it, keep posting interesting articles.