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Dinosaur Crochet Easter Basket Pattern

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Get ready to infuse your Easter celebrations with a bit of ROAR and a whole lot of charm! Introducing the Dinosaur Crochet Easter Basket – a delightful creation that promises to add an extra dose of cuteness to your holiday festivities. Designed for all ages to enjoy, this whimsical basket serves a dual purpose – whether it's for collecting eggs during the traditional Easter egg hunt or as an adorable storage solution for toys, it's bound to steal the spotlight. Unveiling a unique construction that ensures sturdy sides, this dinosaur-themed basket not only makes egg hunting a roaring success but also stands out as the epitome of Easter basket cuteness. Get ready to embark on a crochet adventure that brings joy and whimsy to your Easter celebrations! And if you love this crochet pattern, you may also enjoy the Dragon Easter Basket or the Unicorn Crochet Easter Basket Pattern.

Dinosaur Crochet Easter Basket by Briana K Designs

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Can this be made as just a basket?

Absolutely! Unlock the versatility of this pattern by creating a charming basket with just the base section, omitting the additional pieces. Tailor it to your preference by adding a handle for convenience or keeping it minimalist without one. Transform this creation into a stylish storage solution for various items around your home, seamlessly blending functionality with aesthetics. What makes this pattern even more enticing is the opportunity it presents to master the intricate bee crochet stitch, adding a touch of artistry to your crafting repertoire. Embrace the creative possibilities, whether you opt for a complete project or use it as a canvas to showcase your crochet skills. The choice is yours, and the outcome is bound to be both practical and visually stunning. Dive into this pattern, explore its potential, and let your crochet journey unfold with a perfect blend of simplicity and sophistication.

Crochet Easter basket with dinosaur eggs on top of a dresser.

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Supplies for the Dinosaur Crochet Easter Basket

Crochet Hook:
5.00mm (H) Hook

Notions:
Removable stitch marker
Yarn needle to weave in ends

Scissors
Tape Measure
Black Safety Eyes (.35 inches)
Large Clover Pompom Maker 3 ⅜” OR Faux Fur Pompom
Plastic Canvas 9 ½” Circle (7 mesh)
Plastic Canvas 13” x 22” (7 mesh)
Or 3 smaller (10” x 13”) canvas

Yarn:
WeCrochet Dishie Worsted Weight
100% Cotton, 190 yds/100g
Clarity/Color A (2 balls, 340 yds)
Azure/Color B (1 ball, 180 yds)
Mint/Color C (1 ball, 90 yds)

Finished Measurements:
Basket: 9 ¾” (8.5 cm) diameter;
4 ½” (11.5 cm) tall
Height including legs and handle:
19” (48 cm)

Abbreviations:
BLO- Back Loop Only
ch - chain
rnd- round
Picot- chain 3, sl st in first chain
sc - single crochet
sc2tog - single crochet two together
sl st - slip stitch
st(s) - stitch(es)

Gauge:
16 sts x 17 rows = 4x4 inches in sc

Crochet Easter Basket Notes

  • When joining, join to the first stitch of the round.
  • Chain at the beginning of the round does not count as a stitch.
  • This basket is worked from bottom up. The legs, head, handle, and tail are created and then assembled to the basket.
  • Quick Faux Fur Pompom Tutorial

Special Stitches

Crochet Bee Stitch- ch 1, *slide hook under the second strand of the ‘V’ in the second stitch from the row below and then 2sc into the skipped stitch from round below; repeat * around. For the last stitch in the round, the 2sc will be worked over the seam and into the first skipped stitch, join.
Invisible Decrease (sc2tog)
Magic Ring (MR)

Video Tutorial:
The Bunny Easter Basket Crochet Pattern has a video tutorial to walk you through the main steps that also apply to this crochet pattern.

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Crochet Easter Basket Body
Rnd 1: With Color A & H-hook, sc 6 inside MR. 6 sts
Tip: Use a stitch marker to keep track of the first stitch in the round as this is worked continuously.
Rnd 2: 2sc in each stitch around. 12 sts
Rnd 3: *2sc in first, sc in next; repeat * around. 18 sts
Rnd 4: *2sc in first, sc in next 2; repeat * around. 24 sts
Rnd 5: *2sc in first, sc in next 3; repeat * around. 30 sts
Rnd 6: *2sc in first, sc in next 4; repeat * around. 36 sts
Rnd 7: *2sc in first, sc in next 5; repeat * around. 42 sts
Rnd 8: *2sc in first, sc in next 6; repeat * around. 48 sts
Rnd 9: *2sc in first, sc in next 7; repeat * around. 54 sts
Rnd 10: *2sc in first, sc in next 8; repeat * around. 60 sts
Rnd 11: *2sc in first, sc in next 9; repeat * around. 66 sts
Rnd 12: *2sc in first, sc in next 10; repeat * around. 72 sts
Rnd 13: *2sc in first, sc in next 11; repeat * around. 78 sts
Rnd 14: *2sc in first, sc in next 12; repeat * around. 84 sts
Rnd 15: *2sc in first, sc in next 13; repeat * around. 90 sts
Rnd 16: *2sc in first, sc in next 14; repeat * around. 96 sts
Rnd 17: *2sc in first, sc in next 15; repeat * around. 102 sts
Rnd 18: *2sc in first, sc in next 16; repeat * around. 108 sts
Rnd 19: sc in each stitch around. 108 sts
Rnd 20: sc-blo in each stitch around, sl st to first st in round. 108 sts
Rnd 21: With Color B, ch 1, *skip first, 2sc in next; repeat * around, sl st to next st. 108 sts
Rnd 22: With Color A, ch 1, *slide hook under the second strand of the ‘V’ in the second stitch from the row below and then 2sc into the skipped stitch from round below; repeat * around. For the last stitch in the round, the 2sc will be worked over the seam and into the first skipped stitch, join. 108 sts
Rnd 23: With Color B, ch 1, *slide hook under the second strand of the ‘V’ in the second stitch from the row below and then 2sc into the skipped stitch from round below; repeat * around. For the last stitch in the round the 2sc will be worked over the seam and into the first skipped stitch, join. 108 sts
Rnd 24-43: Repeat Rounds 22-23 ten more times. 108 sts
Rnd 44: Repeat Round 22. 108 sts
Fasten off and weave in ends.

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Easter Basket Handle
Rnd 1: With Color B, chain 14, join. 14 sts
Repeats Working in continuous rounds, sc in each stitch around until piece measures 22 ½” (57 cm)
Leave a tail and fasten off.

Dinosaur Crochet Head
Rnd 1: With Color A, sc 6 inside MR, use a stitch marker to mark the first stitch in the round. 6 sts
Rnd 2: 2sc in each stitch around. 12 sts
Rnd 3: *2sc in first, sc in next; repeat * around. 18 sts
Rnd 4: *2sc in first, sc in next 2; repeat * around. 24 sts
Rnd 5: sc in each stitch around. 24 sts
Rnd 6: Ch 1, *2sc in first, sc in next 3; repeat * around. 30 sts
Rnd 7: Ch 1, sc in each stitch around. 30 sts
Rnd 8: *2sc in first, sc in next 4; repeat * around. 36 sts
Rnd 9: sc in each stitch around. 36 sts
Rnd 10: *2sc in first, sc in next 5; repeat * around. 42 sts
Rnd 11: sc in each stitch around. 42 sts
Rnd 12: *2sc in first, sc in next 6; repeat * around. 48 sts
Rnd 13-19: sc in each stitch around. 48 sts
Rnd 20: *sc2tog, sc in next 6; repeat * around. 42 sts
Rnd 21: *sc2tog, sc in next 5; repeat * around. 36 sts

Begin to stuff the head with fiberfill. Place safety eyes onto the front center of head between rounds 14-15 approx. 6 stitches apart.
Rnd 22: *sc2tog, sc in next 4; repeat * around. 30 sts
Rnd 23: *sc2tog, sc in next 3; repeat * around. 24 sts
Rnd 24: *sc2tog, sc in next 2; repeat * around, join. 18 sts
Rnd 25: *sc2tog around. 9 sts
Fasten off leaving a long tail for closing hole and sewing onto the basket.

Dinosaur Crochet Easter Basket by Briana K Designs

Crochet Dinosaur Legs (Make 4)
Rnd 1: With Color B, sc 6 inside MR. 6 sts
Rnd 2: 2sc in each stitch around. 12 sts
Rnd 3: *2sc in first, sc in next; repeat * around. 18 sts
Rnd 4: *2sc in first, sc in next 2; repeat * around. 24 sts
Rnd 5: *2sc in first, sc in next 3; repeat * around. 30 sts
Rnd 6-7: sc in each around. 30 sts
Rnd 8-9: With Color A, sc in each around. 30 sts
Rnd 10: *sc2tog, sc in next 3; repeat * around. 24 sts
Rnd 11: sc in each around. 24 sts
Rnd 12: *sc2tog, sc in next 2; repeat * around. 18 sts
Rnd 13-16: sc in each around. 18 sts
Rnd 17: *sc2tog, sc in next; repeat * around. 12 sts
Rnd 18-21: sc in each around. 12 sts
Fasten off leaving a long tail for sewing onto the basket. Stuff lightly with fiberfill.

Horns (Make 2)

Use the 3.75mm hook.
Rnd 1: With Color B, sc 4 inside MR, do not join and work in continuous rounds. 4 sts
Rnd 2: *2sc in first, sc in next; repeat * around. 6 sts
Rnd 3: Sc in each stitch around. 6 sts
Rnds 4: *2sc in first, sc in next 2; repeat * around. 8 sts
Rnd 5: Sc in each stitch around. 8 sts
Fasten off leaving a long tail for sewing onto the dinosaur head.

Horn for the Nose
Use the 3.75mm hook.
Row 1: With Color B, sc 4 inside MR, do not join, work in continuous rounds. 4 sts
Row 2: *2sc in first, sc in next; repeat * around. 6 sts
Row 3: Sc in each stitch around. 6 sts
Fasten off leaving a long tail for sewing onto the dinosaur head.

Bony Frill/Back Head Plate
Use 3.75mm (F) Hook
Row 1 (WS): With Color A, chain 28, sc in 2nd chain from hook and across, turn. 27 sts
Row 2 (RS): Ch 1, *2sc in first, sc 8; repeat * until last stitch, 2sc in last, turn. 31 sts
Row 3: Ch 1, sc in each stitch across, turn. 31 sts
Row 4: Ch 1, 2sc in first, sc 29, 2 sc in last, turn. 33 sts
Row 5: Ch 1, sc in each stitch across, turn. 33 sts
Row 6: Ch 1, 2sc in first, sc 31, 2 sc in last, turn. 35 sts
Row 7: Ch 1, sc in each stitch across, turn. 35 sts
Row 8: With Color B, join and ch 1, *sc in first, hdc, (dc, picot, dc) in next, hdc, sc; repeat * across. 7 points/spikes
Fasten off leaving a long tail for sewing onto the dinosaur head.

Tail
Use 5.0mm (H) Hook
Rnd 1: With Color C, sc 6 inside MR, do not join, work in continuous rounds. 6 sts
Rnd 2: *2sc in first, sc in next 2; repeat * around. 8 sts
Rnd 3: *2sc in first, sc in next 3; repeat * around. 10 sts
Rnd 4: *2sc in first, sc in next 4; repeat * around. 12 sts
Rnd 5: *2sc in first, sc in next 5; repeat * around. 14 sts
Rnd 6: *2sc in first, sc in next 6; repeat * around. 16 sts
Rnd 7: *2sc in first, sc in next 7; repeat * around. 18 sts
Rnd 8: *2sc in first, sc in next 8; repeat * around. 20 sts
Rnd 9: *2sc in first, sc in next 9; repeat * around. 22 sts
Rnd 10: *2sc in first, sc in next 10; repeat * around. 24 sts
Rnd 11: *2sc in first, sc in next 11; repeat * around. 26 sts
Rnd 12: *2sc in first, sc in next 12; repeat * around. 28 sts
Rnd 13: *2sc in first, sc in next 13; repeat * around. 30 sts
Rnds 14-20: sc in each st around. 30 sts
Fasten off leaving a long tail for sewing onto the basket.

Tail Spike Small
Use 3.75mm (F) Hook
Rnd 1: With Color B, sc 4 inside MR, do not join, work in continuous rounds. 4 sts
Rnd 2: *2sc in first, sc in next; repeat * around. 6 sts
Rnd 3: *2sc in first, sc in next; repeat * around. 9 sts
Fasten off leaving a long tail for sewing onto the dinosaur tail.

Tail Spike Medium
Use 3.75mm (F) Hook
Rnd 1: With Color B, sc 4 inside MR, do not join, work in continuous rounds. 4 sts
Rnd 2: *2sc in first, sc in next; repeat * around. 6 sts
Rnd 3: *2sc in first, sc in next; repeat * around. 9 sts
Rnd 4: *2sc in first, sc in next 2; repeat * around. 12 sts
Fasten off leaving a long tail for sewing onto the dinosaur tail.

Tail Spike Large
Use 3.75mm (F) Hook
Rnd 1: With Color B, sc 4 inside MR, do not join, work in continuous rounds. 4 sts
Rnd 2: *2sc in first, sc in next; repeat * around. 6 sts
Rnd 3: *2sc in first, sc in next; repeat * around. 9 sts
Rnd 4: *2sc in first, sc in next 2; repeat * around. 12 sts
Rnd 5: sc in each stitch around. 12 sts
Fasten off leaving a long tail for sewing onto the dinosaur tail.

Assembly of the Easter Basket
To reinforce the basket, use plastic canvas. Place the round piece of plastic canvas into the bottom of the basket. Cut strips of canvas 26 squares wide (4” or 10cm) to line the sides of the basket. Overlap the strips on the inside of the basket. Using a yarn needle and Color A yarn, sew the top of the plastic lining to the last row of the basket.

A needle is inserted into a blue Easter basket.

For the handle, cut a strip of canvas 22 inches long (59cm) and 10 squares wide (1 ½” or 3.8cm). If longer canvas cannot be found, overlap smaller strips of canvas and stitch together with yarn to obtain length.
Slide the strip of canvas into the yarn sleeve and stitch ends closed.
Sew handle to inside of basket on either side approx. 1 inch from top. Sew through all layers securing tightly and hiding the stitching on the outside.

How to make a dinosaur crochet basket for Easter.

Legs:
Lightly stuff with fiberfill and sew legs to the BLO round of the basket body. Place two legs on either side of the dinosaur head on the front and 2 legs equally apart towards the back of the basket. Make sure the legs will hang down when the basket is picked up.

A blue knitted stuffed animal with a crochet needle.

Head:
Sew nose to dinosaur head starting at round 8.
Sew 2 top horns to the top of head close together starting at round 15.
Sew Bony Frill/Back Head Plate across the back of the head on round 18.
Sew the head of the dinosaur to the front of the basket, working through the canvas for extra support.

A crocheted blue and white stuffed animal in the shape of a dinosaur.

Tail:
Sew the spikes down one side of the tail starting with the biggest spike closest to the opening of the tail. Lightly stuff tail and sew onto the back of the basket, working through the canvas for extra support.

A crocheted blue and white dinosaur shaped toy.

Finishing
Weave in all ends, place the circular plastic canvas in bottom, and have fun finding those Easter eggs!
As wrap up making our whimsical Dinosaur Easter Basket, let's ensure that your masterpiece remains a treasured part of your festive traditions for years to come. To preserve its charm, consider storing the basket in a cool, dry place, protecting it from potential wear and tear. For added precaution, place a layer of tissue paper inside before storing Easter treats. Should your dinosaur friend require a bit of sprucing up next Easter, opt for a gentle hand wash with mild detergent, allowing it to air dry thoroughly. With these simple care tips, your Dinosaur Easter Basket will stand the test of time, ready to bring joy to future celebrations. I hope you enjoy your handmade creation and let the charm of your dino basket continue to captivate hearts season after season. Happy crafting and may your Easter festivities be filled with delightful surprises!

If you enjoyed this Easter Crochet Pattern, you might also like the Llama Easter Basket Crochet Pattern or the Be My Bunny Crochet Doll.

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