Wow! February in South Texas went out like a lion this year. The Snowpocalypse took us by surprise. Fortunately, our home made it through relatively unscathed other than a crack in the water softener line in the garage. Bruno really enjoyed playing in the snow. He doesn’t usually like the cold, so I was surprised to see him jumping around eating snow. https://www.tiktok.com/@myfingersfly/video/6929576274033691909?lang=en&is_copy_url=0&is_from_webapp=v2&sender_device=pc&sender_web_id=6936262251352638982
As far as My Fingers Fly, March has come in like a lion with so much exciting news! Easter Enchantment Crochet Patterns Ebook is now available and will be on sale for $10.00 through 3/14/2021. This collection of over 20 crochet patterns will delight the entire family this Easter – from a large donkey plush toy made with blanket yarn for the littles to a Texas bluebonnet shawl for Mom. Make a few bunny treat bags and fill them with candy, hook an Easter basket for the flower child in your family, or crochet Baby a colorful butterfly dress for Easter.
Paperback and Kindle versions also available on Amazon.
Flower Easter Basket Crochet Pattern
Included in the book is the Flower Easter Basket crochet pattern which is this week’s free pattern. Using a double strand of worsted, a little bit of eyelash yarn for the “grass” and a few colorful buttons to make a field of flowers, this simple pattern can be worked up in an evening.
Worsted weight yarn:
2.5 oz. lime green
3.5 oz. baby blue
0.5 oz. yellow
0.5 oz. purple
4 yards leaf green
Eyelash yarn – 1 oz. lime green
Crochet hook size H (5.00 mm)
Multicolored flower buttons
Needle & thread
9” cardboard circle
Stitch markers are highly recommended for this type of yarn.
Measures approximately 9” diameter by 5” deep
Gauge: 7 sts = 2”, 7 rows = 2”
Rnd 1: With 2 strands of lime green yarn, ch 2 (or magic circle), 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook. Do not join. Work in continuous rnds throughout unless otherwise specified.
Rnd 2: 2 sc in each sc around (12 sc).
Rnd 3: *Sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc,* repeat around (18 sc).
Rnd 4: *Sc in next 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc,* repeat around (24 sc).
Rnd 5: *Sc in next 3 sc, 2 sc in next sc,* repeat around (30 sc).
Rnd 6: *Sc in next 4 sc, 2 sc in next sc,* repeat around (36 sc).
Rnd 7: *Sc in next 5 sc, 2 sc in next sc,* repeat around (42 sc).
Rnd 8: *Sc in next 6 sc, 2 sc in next sc,* repeat around (48 sc).
Rnd 9: *Sc in next 7 sc, 2 sc in next sc,* repeat around (54 sc).
Rnd 10: *Sc in next 8 sc, 2 sc in next sc,* repeat around (60 sc).
Rnd 11: *Sc in next 9 sc, 2 sc in next sc,* repeat around (66 sc).
Rnd 12: *Sc in next 10 sc, 2 sc in next sc,* repeat around (72 sc).
Rnd 13: *Sc in next 11 sc, 2 sc in next sc,* repeat around (78 sc).
Rnd 14: *Sc in next 12 sc, 2 sc in next sc,* repeat around (84 sc).
Rnd 15: *Sc in next 13 sc, 2 sc in next sc,* repeat around (90 sc).
Rnd 16: Working in BLO, sc in each st. Join with sl st at end of rnd. Turn. Cut one strand of lime green.
Rnd 17: Add one strand of eyelash yarn and work the next 3 rows with 1 strand of worsted and 1 strand of eyelash. Working in both loops, sc in each st.
Rnds 18-19: Sc in each st. Join with sl st at end of Rnd 19. Fasten off both strands of yarn.
Rnd 20: Attach double strand of blue yarn. Turn, sc in each st. Do not join.
Rnds 21-34: Sc in each st. Join with sl st at end of Rnd 34. Fasten off both strands of blue yarn.
Rnd 35: Attach double strand of purple yarn. Work crab st in each st. Join with sl st. Fasten off purple yarn.
Row 1: With double strand of yellow yarn, ch 5, sc in 2nd ch from hook and next 3 ch.
Rows 2-40: Ch 1, turn, sc in each st. Fasten off yellow at end of Rnd 40. Sew one end of handle to each side of basket. For extra strength, sew Rows 1 and 40 to Rnd 34 of basket with blue yarn, then sew Rows 2 and 39 of handle to Rnd 35 of basket with purple yarn.
Use single strand of leaf green yarn and straight st to embroider flower stems approximately 1.5”-2” apart around basket, varying in length from “grass” portion to 1”-3” high. At top of each stem, sew a flower button.
If you would like a firm bottom to the basket, measure the bottom diameter of the basket (it should be approximately 9”).
Mark a circle on cardboard with 9” diameter (or desired diameter), cut and place it into bottom of basket.
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