Basket of Eggs
~ free crochet pattern ~

I am so happy to see many of you are working on the The Traveling Tu Family pattern, even though Easter is only a few days away! I have already seen some finished projects and I must say, I LOVE them all!! Thank you to those who shared their projects with me either via private message/email, on my Facebook page or by tagging #doriyumi on Instagram.

So how about another little free crochet pattern to go with the Traveling Tu Family set? A fellow crafter requested some little eggs to go with the bunnies and I said to myself, why the heck not? I don’t even know why I hadn’t thought of it in the first place. Duh!

Basket of Eggs - free crochet pattern by DORIYUMI

I started working on these eggs after my little ones went to bed. I love how they came out, especially with the variegated yarn! It saves so much time from color changes and I love how each egg will come out looking a little different due to the variegated yarn. Check the pattern if you would like to use the same color I used in the sample – I always note the exact brand and color in my patterns, in case you want yours to be the exact color combination.

PATTERN

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SUPPLIES

NOTES

  • You will be able to fit around 3 eggs in the basket.
  • Adjust the size of the eggs or basket by using a larger/smaller hook or heavier/lighter weight yarn.
  • The egg basket measures approx. 3″ tall (including the handle) x 2.75″ wide.
  • The egg measures approx. 1.5″ tall x 1.2″ wide.
  • Gauge is not essential – just keep your tension consistent throughout.

ABBREVIATIONS

ch = chain
sc = single crochet
sc2tog = single crochet 2 together / sc decrease
hdc = half double crochet
BLO = back loop only
sl st = slip stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
rep = repeat
* – * = repeat instructions between asterisks as many times as directed

PATTERN INSTRUCTIONS

EGGS

  • Worked in the round, do not join or turn unless stated.

With D/3.25mm hook, work magic ring, ch 1 to secure ring.

Round 1: Work 5 sc in magic ring. (5 sts)

Round 2: 2 sc in each st around. (10 sts)

Round 3: * 1 sc in next 4 sts, 2 sc in next st*, rep * around. (12 sts)

Round 4: * 1 sc in next 2 sts, 2 sc in next st*, rep * around. (16 sts)

Rounds 5-6: 1 sc in each st around. (16 sts)

Stuff with Poly-fil.

Round 7: * 1 sc in next 4 sts, sc2tog*, rep * one time. 1 sc in next 4 sts. (14 sts)

Round 8: sc2tog. * 1 sc in next 2 sts, sc2tog*, rep * 2 more times. (10 sts)

Round 9: sc2tog around (5 sts)

Fasten off and leave a tail for sewing. Weave tail through last 5 sts to close up the egg.

EGG BASKET

  • Worked in joined rounds; always join to the first stitch at end of round.
  • Start the first stitch in same stitch as join.

With F/3.75mm hook, work magic ring, ch 1.

Round 1: Work 5 sc in magic ring, sl st to first sc to join (5 sts)

Round 2: Ch 1, 2 sc in each st around, join (10 sts)

Round 3: Ch 1, * 1 sc in next st, 2 sc in next st*, rep * around, join (15 sts)

Round 4: Ch 1, * 1 sc in next 2 sts, 2 sc in next st*, rep * around, join (20 sts)

Round 5: Ch 1, * 1 sc in next 3 sts, 2 sc in next st*, rep * around, join (25 sts)

Round 6: Ch 1, * 1 sc in next 4 sts, 2 sc in next st*, rep * around, join (30 sts)

Round 7: Ch 1, * 1 sc in next 5 sts, 2 sc in next st*, rep * around, join (35 sts)

Round 8: Ch 1, working in BLO, 1 sc in each st around, join (35 sts)

Rounds 9-10: Ch 2, 1 hdc in each st around, join (35 sts)

Round 11: Ch 1, 1 sc in each st around, join (35 sts)

Round 12: Sl st in each st around (35 sts)

We will work on the handle of the basket next. Without fastening off…

Ch 20 (chain more if you want a higher handle). Attach the handle with a sl st in the 16th st of the basket. Then, sl st across the handle back to the beginning of the chain.

Fasten off and weave in ends.

Enjoy! ♥

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  • Lisa Williams

    This is so cute, it will go well with the Traveling Tu Family. Thank you for sharing your patterns.
    Lisa in Alabama, USA

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