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Llama Easter Basket Crochet Pattern

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No drama llama here! Just pure llama cuteness with this Crochet Llama Easter Basket. Adorable for collecting eggs or for a lovely storage basket for toys. Crochet Easter baskets do not get any cuter than this, and the unique construction creates a sturdy side to make egg hunting a success. And there are even more fun Easter basket themes available such as the Bunny Easter Basket Crochet Pattern and the Unicorn Crochet Easter Basket Pattern.

A crocheted Easter basket with a llama design, placed atop a trunk.

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This crochet basket is made with a canvas insert so it holds it's shape and can easily hold Easter eggs. The unique crochet bee stitch is dense with a great texture for the base of the basket. And you do have the option to crochet this basket without all the llama parts for a simple home decor piece. And if you are looking for something extra special to place inside your Easter eggs, check out the Bunny Ears Hair Tie Adorable Free Crochet Pattern.

Llama Easter Basket by Briana K Designs

Llama Easter Basket Crochet Pattern Supplies

Crochet Hook:
5.00mm (H) & 3.75 (F) 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
Colorways: Swan/Ivory (2 balls, 370 yds), Linen/Cream (1 ball, 180 yds)
For pompoms: Mulberry, Blush, Bumblebee, and Azure.
Small amount of black.

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

Abbreviations:
ch - chain
rnd- round
sc - single crochet
sc2tog - single crochet two together
sl st - slip stitch
st(s) - stitch(es)

Skill Level: Easy

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

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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.

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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Llama Easter Crochet Basket Written Pattern

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.

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.

Llama 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.

Llama Ears (Make 2)
Rnd 1: With Color A, 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 5-7: sc in each stitch around. 24 sts
Rnd 8: *sc2tog, sc in next 4; repeat * around. 20 sts
Rnd 9-11: sc in each stitch around. 20 sts
Rnd 12: *sc2tog, sc in next 3; repeat * around. 16 sts
Rnd 13-15: sc in each stitch around. 16 sts
Rnd 16: *sc2tog, sc in next 2; repeat * around. 12 sts
Rnd 17: sc in each stitch around. 8 sts
Fasten off leaving a long tail for sewing onto the llama head.

Llama 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.

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Assembly of the Llama 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.

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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.

A series of photos showing how to make a woven Llama Easter Basket.

To attach ears, fold base of ear into a ‘C’ shape and stitch on either side of top of head as shown.

For Llama hair, cut 14 strands of ivory yarn approx. 4 inches long. Using a Larks Head Knot (image below), attach strands through stitches at the top of head between ears. Pull the strand of yarn fibers apart to add wave and fluff.

A series of photos showing how to make a crocheted llama Easter Basket.

Lightly stuff the legs with fiberfill and sew them to the BLO round of the basket body. Place two legs on either side of the llama 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.

Two photos of a crocheted Llama stuffed animal in an Easter Basket.

Using the 1 ⅝” pom-pom maker, create 2 purple pom-poms, 2 yellow pom-poms, 2 pink pom-poms, and 2 blue pom-poms. Leave a long strand of yarn when tying the center of the pom-pom. Use the long strand and yarn needle to attach the pom poms around the top of the basket opening.
Using the 1” pom-pom maker, create 2 blue pom-poms and use a purple strand of yarn when fastening the pom-pom strands together. Attach the purple strand of yarn to either side of the llama head and tie a knot. Weave in the remaining purple yarn to hide and fasten off and weave in ends.

A series of photos showing different types of crocheted baskets, including a Llama Easter Basket.

As we reach the final stitches of our Llama Easter Basket project, we're not just completing a delightful crochet piece; we're creating a whimsical memory when celebrating the holiday. Imagine the delight on your loved ones' faces as they discover this adorable llama-inspired basket, brimming with Easter treats and surprises. Whether you're gifting it or keeping it as a centerpiece, may this project add a touch of handmade warmth and happiness to your Easter celebrations. Thank you for joining us on this crafting adventure, and may your Easter be filled with love, laughter, and the joy of handmade treasures. Happy crocheting! 🐰🌷✨

There are even more cute baskets to enjoy such as the Dinosaur Easter Basket, or the Dragon Easter Basket.

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