FREE CROCHET PATTERN: Homestead Easter Eggs & Basket

Recently, I asked my Instagram followers if they preferred Easter decor in neutral tones or bright colors. I was surprised the votes came out pretty even- with Neutral being the 2021 Easter decor trend. It was close though, 57% to 43%.

Last year, I came out with the Colorful Homestead Easter Eggs & Basket pattern and this year I experimented with a mini, farmhouse version featuring those neutral vibes. The colored eggs/basket are more ideal for actual use as they are bigger and more sturdy for the kiddos to use during their Easter Egg Hunt. The mini farmhouse eggs/basket is less sturdy, and for show. Which I love!

Below is the full Colorful Homestead Easter Eggs & Basket pattern, written in English with modifications noted for the mini farmhouse version. You can purchase the pdf version on Etsy.

 

Homestead Easter Eggs & Basket

By A Bit Unraveled Design

Materials

Suggest yarn: I Love This Cotton Yarn in suggested colors: Apple Green, Aspyn, Buttercup, Rosy, Stonewash, White (for mini I use Lion Brand ZZ Twist in Ecru, Grey & Taupe)

Yarn weight: Category 4

Hook: 3.75 mm (US size F)

1 oz. Polyester Fill (per egg)

Darning needle

Stitch markers, as needed

Abbreviations

ch chain
st(s)
stitch(es)
sl st
slip stitch

MR magic ring
Sc2tog i
nsert hook in st and draw up loop, insert hook in next st, yo, draw yarn through all 3 loops.

Pattern

Create a MR. 6 sc in ring (6)

Round 1: 2 sc in each stitch (12)

Round 2: sc in each stitch (12)

Round 3: sc in first stitch, 2sc in next stitch *sc in next stitch, 2sc in next stitch* repeat from * until last stitch (18)

Round 4: sc in each stitch (18)

Round 5: sc in first two stitches, 2sc in next stitch, *sc in next two stitches, 2sc two stitches,* repeat from * until last stitch (24)

Round 5:* ch 1, skip next stitch, sc in next stitch* repeat from * 10 more times, ch 1 (24)

Round 6: sc in ch1 space from previous row, *ch1, skip sc, sc in ch1 space* repeat from * ten more times, ch1, skip next stitch (24)

Round 7- 8: Repeat Round 6

Round 9: sc in ch1 space from previous row, *ch1, skip sc, sc in ch1 space* repeat from * ten more times, skip next stitch (24)

Round 10: *Sc2tog, sc in next two stitches* repeat from * 5 more times (18)

Round 11: *Sc2tog, sc in next stitch* repeat from * 5 more times (12)

Round 12: sc in each stitch (12)

Stuff egg with 1 oz. polyester fill

Round 13: Sc2tog 6 times (6), join with sl st in first stitch. Fasten off loosely while leaving a long tail (6”). Using a darning needle, run the tail in and out of each of the front loop of the 6 stitches of your final round & again in first stitch of last row (this will create a drawstring closure). Tighten and draw needle through egg to beginning, cut remaining yarn and allow to absorb into egg.

Shape into egg form.

Feel free to use this pattern for selling finished items, giving pattern credit to A Bit Unraveled. However, you cannot share, sell or distribute the pattern itself. I’d love to see your finished product! Tag your products with #abitunraveled. Follow me on Instagram at @abitunraveled

Homestead Crochet Egg Basket

Basket fits 6 eggs (mini comfortably holds 3-4).

Materials

Suggest yarn: 1 skein Lion Brand Hometown USA in suggested colors New York White and Dallas Gray or any weight 6 equivalent (for mini version I use Lion Brand Rewind in Willow)

Yarn weight: Category 6 Super Bulky (Category 5 Bulky for mini)

Hook: U.S Size L (K for mini)

Darning needle

Stitch markers, as needed

Abbreviations

ch chain
st(s)
stitch(es)
sl st
slip stitch
Sc2tog i
nsert hook in st and draw up loop, insert hook in next st, yo, draw yarn through all 3 loops.

MR magic ring.

Pattern

You will work this pattern with double stranded yarn.

Create a MR. 6sc in ring. sl st in first stitch to join; ch 1 (6)

Round 1: 2sc in first stitch, continue to 2sc in each stitch. sl st in first stitch to join; ch 1 (12)

Round 2: sc in first stitch, *2sc in next stitch, sc in next stitch* repeat from * five more times. sl st to join; ch 1 (18)

Round 3: sc in first two stitches, 2sc in next stitch, *sc in next two stitches, 2sc in next stitch* repeat from * four more times. sl st to join; ch 1 (24)

Round 4: sc in first three stitches, 2sc in next stitch, *sc in next three stitches, 2sc in next stitch* repeat from * four more times. sl st to join; ch 1 (30)

Round 6: sc blo in each stitch. sl st to join; ch 1 (30)

Round 7: sc in each stitch (both loops). sl st to join; ch 1 (30)

Round 8- 10: Repeat Round 7. sl st to join. (Fasten off. Weave in ends.)

Handle:

Row 1: Ch 1, sc in next three stitches. Turn.

Row 2: sc in first stitch, sc in next two stitches. Turn.

Row 3- 20 (or until desired handle length): Repeat row 2.

Row 21: sc in first stitch, sc in next two stitches. Cut a 6” tail. Bring tail through loop on hook and tighten.

Attachment: using darning needle, weave from back to front of last stitch of handle row 21 and from back to front of stitch 19 from Row 10 to join together. Weave through again for extra security. Weave from back to front of stitch 18 from Row 10 and stitch two of handle row 21. Weave from back to front of first stitch handle row 21 and from back to front of stitch 17 from Row 10 twice to keep secure. Fasten off and weave in ends.

Feel free to use this pattern for selling finished items, giving pattern credit to A Bit Unraveled. However, you cannot share, sell or distribute the pattern itself. I’d love to see your finished product! Tag your products with #abitunraveled. Follow me on Instagram at @abitunraveled

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