Easter basket with daffodils

In addition to Bunny family adding the pattern for their Easter basket and daffodils.

Dear friend Rhondda from  oombawkadesign and her followers have made this special request that I couldn’t turn down.

For them and all that love tiny baskets and beautiful daffodils here is the pattern!

Easter basket3

Basket and daffodils were crocheted with 2,00 mm crochet hook. Yarns are left overs of different yarns I had.

My basket is only 10 cm (4 inches) wide and 8 cm  (3.1 inch) high.

Daffodils measure 4 cm (1  1/2 inch) in diameter.

Easter basket

Abbreviations used in the pattern:

st(s) – stitch(es)

sc – single crochet

bpsc – back post single crochet

blo – back loop of each stitch is worked

sl st – slip stitch

inc – increase stitch, making two single crochet stitches in one stitch

dec – decreasing stitch, decreasing two single crochet stitches in one

rev st – reverse or crab stitch

R – round

Easter Basket

Sc8 in magic ring

R1 inc8 (16 sts)

R2 *inc1, sc1* x8 (24 sts)

R3 *inc1, sc2* x8 (32 sts)

R4 *inc1, sc3* x8 (40 sts)

R5 *inc1, sc4* x8 (48 sts)

R6 *inc1, sc5* x8 (56 sts)

R7 back post sc 56

R8 sc56

R9-R13 blo sc56

R14 *inc14, sc14* x2 (84 sts)

R15 sc84

R16 rev st around

Tie off hide ends

 

Handle

Attach wire in the middle of each side of the basket where we haven’t done increases (you will notice one side is strait and other is curving forward, on each side). look at the photos below

Sc each of the handles so the stitches cover the wire completely. For my handle that was 10 cm long I used 70 sc

Twist around crocheted work so it gives nice twisted look over the wire.

Easter basket in progressEaster basket in progress2

 

Daffodil

 

Sc6 in magic ring

R1 inc6

 R2 *ch5, sc in the second chain from hook, hdc to next chain, dc in each of  next two chain sts, skip one stitch on the base of the flower, sl st to next* repeat this for each of the next 5 petals (6 petals in total)

R3 at this point you can change the color if you want the middle to be different (darker yellow color) or you can continue with the same.

Ch1, sc to front loops of each of the skipped stitches of the R2 (6 sts)

R4 *inc1, sc2* x2 (8 sts)

R5 sc8

R6 *ch2, sl st to next st* x8

Tie off hide ends

This makes our daffodil finished.

I have made daffodils on wire. to do that you have to create the daffodil’s back.

Back of the flower (green yarn)

R1 sc to back loops of each of the stitches we skipped at R2 when making daffodil.

R2-R3 sc6

R4 add some stuffing and prepare the wire you will push inside this piece (on wire end, that will be stuck inside the flower, make a tiny litle hook, that will hold on stuffing).  Sc every  second st. Tie off leaving pretty long end for wrapping the wire in yarn.

Depending on what yarn you will work with, you might want to close this last round (instead of decreasing nad stitching) with needle. See what suits you better. At R4 all that matters is to close our work nicely, to add wire and wrap it in yarn.

Push the wire inside the back of the flower, add some glue at this tiny opening so will hold the wire and yarn nice and firm, start wrapping the wire.

When reaching the end, add some more glue to secure the end and finish off.

And that is it. Your 3D daffodil is made.

Use some fabric starch to form and model your daffodils to make them look nice.

Easter basket2

 For the tiny eggs I have added in the basket haven’t posted the pattern. For each egg I made I tried out different pattern I found online (and there are many, many you can try).

Eggs were done in thread and 1,5 mm hook.

Hope you have enjoyed these two tiny projects and that will give them a try this Spring.

Wishing you all happy end of the week!

 

Vanja

 

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