Cross Crochet Easter Basket – FREE Pattern

A Christian twist on the classic crochet Easter basket…meet the Cross Basket! This design features simple single crochet, an elegant crab stitch edging, and of course a cross applique on the front.

Cross Crochet Easter Basket - FREE Pattern

The cross basket pattern was born after I designed a simple cross applique a few weeks ago. I had made these lovely crosses, and then I thought, “how can I use these?”

That night, I grabbed some bulky weight yarn and whipped up this cute little basket. I hope you love it!

Crochet Cross Basket

A Mini Easter Basket Pattern

At around 5″ in diameter, I would classify this pattern as a mini Easter basket. Personally, I’m going to use it for decor around the house. However, I think you could also make it work with a handle if you wanted to use it for a little one collecting Easter eggs!

Cross Crochet Easter Basket - FREE Pattern

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Christian crochet basket pattern

More Christian Crochet Patterns

1/ Cross Applique Free Pattern 2/ Easter Cross Wall Hanging free pattern

Crochet Cross Basket Pattern

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Crochet Cross Basket - FREE Pattern

Materials:

  • Loops & Threads Charisma Yarn: (100% acrylic, 109 yds/100 m, 3.5 oz/100 g) less than 1 skein of Bone (MC) and Taupe (CC)
  • Or any other Bulky Weight #5 yarn
  • Small amount of worsted weight yarn (for the cross – I used Mary Maxim Woodlands).
  • I/5.5mm crochet hook
  • H/5mm crochet hook 
  • Yarn needle

Notes:

  1. Ch 1 at beginning of rnds does NOT count as a stitch.
  2. Basket is worked in the round. We will start with a square base but end with a circular edging.
  3. Cross is made separately and sewn on afterward.

Measurements: 

Bottom (square) diameter: 5.5”

Top (circular) diameter: 5”

Abbreviations/Stitches Used (U.S.) 

Chain – ch

Single crochet – sc

Repeat – rep

Skip – sk

Space(s) – sp(s)

Stitch(es) – st(s)

Beginning – beg

Main color – MC

Contrasting color – CC

Instructions:

Basket Base

With MC and larger hook, ch 2.

Rnd 1: 12 sc in second ch from hook. Join with sl st to first sc.

Rnd 2: Ch 1, (sc, ch 1, sc)  in same st as sl st. Sc in next 2 sc. *(Sc, ch 1, sc) in next sc, sc in next 2 sc. Rep from * around. Join with sl st to first sc, sl st into next ch-1 sp. (16 sc)

Rnd 3: Ch 1, (sc, ch 1, sc) in ch-1 sp. Sc in next 4 sc. *(Sc, ch 1, sc) in next ch-1 sp, sc in next 4 sc. Rep from * around. Join with sl st to first sc, sl st into next ch-1 sp. (24 sc)

Rnd 4: Ch 1, (sc, ch 1, sc) in ch-1 sp. Sc in next 6 sc. *(Sc, ch 1, sc) in next ch-1 sp, sc in next 6 sc. Rep from * around. Join with sl st to first sc, sl st into next ch-1 sp. (32 sc)

Rnd 5: Ch 1, (sc, ch 1, sc) in ch-1 sp. Sc in next 8 sc. *(Sc, ch 1, sc) in next ch-1 sp, sc in next 8 sc. Rep from * around. Join with sl st to first sc, sl st into next ch-1 sp. (40 sc)

Rnd 6: Ch 1, (sc, ch 1, sc) in ch-1 sp. Sc in next 10 sc. *(Sc, ch 1, sc) in next ch-1 sp, sc in next 10 sc. Rep from * around. Join with sl st to first sc, sl st into next ch-1 sp. (48 sc)

Rnd 7: Ch 1, (sc, ch 1, sc) in ch-1 sp. Sk next sc, BL sc in next 10 sc. *Sk next sc, (sc, ch 1, sc) in next ch-1 sp. Sk next sc, BL sc in next 10 sc. Rep from * around. Sk last sc, join with sl st to first sc, sl st into next ch-1 sp. (40 BL sc, 8 corner sc)

Rnds 8-15: Ch 1, (sc, ch 1, sc) in ch-1 sp. Sk next sc, sc in next 10 sc. *Sk next sc, (sc, ch 1, sc) in next ch-1 sp. Sk next sc, sc in next 10 sc. Rep from * around. Sk last sc, join with sl st to first sc, sl st into next ch-1 sp. (48 sc)

Rnd 16: Ch 1, (sc, ch 1, sc) in ch-1 sp. Sk next sc, sc2tog over next 2 sc. Sc in next 6 sc, sc2tog over next 2 sc. *Sk next sc, (sc, ch 1, sc) in next ch-1 sp. Sk next sc, sc2tog over next 2 sc. Sc in next 6 sc, sc2tog over next 2 sc. Rep from * around. Sk last sc, join with sl st to first sc. (32 sc, 8 sc2tog) 

Fasten off MC.

Join CC with a sl st in any sc. Work the crab stitch (backward single crochet) around the basket. If you are unfamiliar with this stitch, please see this blog post.

Cross:

With worsted weight yarn and smaller hook, fsc 11.

Row 1: Sl st in the “ch” of last fsc. Sl st in next 4 sts. Ch 5, sc in second ch from hook and next 3 ch. Sl st in middle of cross. Ch 5, sc in second ch from hook and next 3 ch. Sl st in middle of cross. Sl st down the “ch” side of the fsc row.

Fasten off, leaving a long tail for sewing.

Note: this cross can be a little tricky to conceptualize from just a written pattern. If you need visual help, check out this YouTube video!

Finishing:

  1. If desired, steam block the cross to prevent any curling.
  2. Sew cross onto the front side of basket.
  3. Weave in all ends.

I hope you all enjoyed this easy Easter basket crochet pattern for the Christian household!

Don’t forget to check out the other patterns in my Christian crochet series – the Cross Wall Hanging and Cross Applique.

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