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Crochet Easter Eggs & Knit Easter Basket

Crafting Time:
Varies
Skill Level:
Experience Necessary
Project Courtesy of: Jo-Ann Fabric & Craft Stores

Additional Information

Description

SUPPLIES & TOOLS:

KNIT EASTER BASKET:

  • Sensations Rainbow Boucle yarn -- 1 skein
  • Knitting needles -- size 9, circular 24"
  • 9" Round paper mache box
  • 1-1/2 yds 1" ribbon
  • Stitch marker
  • Tacky glue

CROCHET EASTER EGGS SUPPLIES & TOOLS:

  • Sensations Rainbow Classic yarn -- assorted colors
  • Crochet hook -- F (5)
  • 3" Foam eggs
  • Stitch marker

GAUGE -- 11 sc and 12 rows = 3"

DIRECTIONS:

KNIT EASTER BASKET:

  1. Cast on 80 stitches.
  2. Place marker and join into round being careful not to twist stitches.
  3. Knit in round for 3-1/2".
  4. Eyelet round -- knit 3, yo, k2tog. Repeat to end of round.
  5. Continue knitting until desired length.
  6. Bind off loosely.
  7. Thread ribbon through holes.
  8. Fit over box and glue to box along top and bottom edges.
  9. Tie ribbon into bow.

CROCHET EASTER EGGS:

  1. To begin -- ch 4, sl st in first ch forming a ring.
  2. NOTE: The crochet cover for the egg is worked in the round. Place marker at the beginning of each round moving marker as work progresses.
  3. Round 1 -- 4 sc in ring -- 4 sc. Place marker in first sc marking start of round.
  4. Round 2 -- 2 sc in each sc around -- 8 sc.
  5. Round 3 - *Sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc; repeat from * to end of round -- 12 sc.
  6. Round 4 - *Sc in next 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc; repeat from * to end of round - 16 sc.
  7. Round 5 - *Sc in next 3 sc, 2 sc in next sc; repeat from * to end of round -20 sc.
  8. Round 6 - *Sc in next 4 sc, 2 sc in next sc; repeat from * to end of round -24 sc.
  9. Round 7 - *Sc in next 5 sc, 2 sc in next sc; repeat from * to end of round - 28 sc.
  10. Rounds 8, 9 & 10 -- Sc in each sc around. Round 11 - *2 sc in next sc, sc in next 13 sc; repeat from * once -- 30 sc.
  11. Rounds 12 through 16 -- Sc in each sc around. Round 17 - *Sc 2 tog, sc in next 13 sc; repeat from * once -- 28 sc.
  12. Round 18 - *Sc 2 tog, sc in next 5 sc; repeat from * to end of round -- 24 sc. Insert egg in cover: Pull up large loop to mark place and remove hook; turn cover inside out and place the wrong side of beginning ch 4 ring against the tip of the egg. Hold in place and roll cover down over the egg. Place hook back in loop, tighten the loop and continue with the pattern.
  13. Round 19 - *Sc 2 tog, sc in next 4 sc; repeat from * to end of round -- 20 sc.
  14. Round 20 - *Sc 2 tog, sc in next 2 sc; repeat from * to end of round -- 15 sc.
  15. Round 21 - *Sc 3 tog; repeat from * to end of round -- 5 sc. Fasten off.

FINISHING: Weave opening closed, pulling yarn tail tightly.

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