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Unicorn Crochet Easter Basket Pattern

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Greet Easter with a bit of sparkle and joy! All ages will enjoy a Crochet Unicorn Easter Basket for collecting eggs. This free crochet Easter pattern is suitable for all ages, whether you're using it to collect eggs or as a charming storage basket for toys. You won't find a cuter Easter basket, thanks to its unique construction that ensures a sturdy side for successful egg hunting. If you want to complement your basket with a bunny companion, explore the free Be My Bunny Crochet Pattern. Alternatively, you can create a different style with the Llama Easter Basket Crochet Pattern or the classic Bunny Crochet Easter Basket Pattern.

Unicorn Crochet Easter Basket Pattern

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Versatile Crochet Basket Pattern


  • Multipurpose - It would make a great accessory for a unicorn Halloween costume, way better than a pumpkin basket for holding treats.
  • Storage - You can use it to store a variety of different small items on a shelf around the house.
  • Simple Basket - If you want to, you can leave off the unicorn details and just make an all-purpose crochet basket instead.
  • Size Inclusive - Deliver a bouquet of flowers in this basket as a great housewarming or spring joy gift.

Sturdy, Durable Crochet Easter Basket Pattern

This crochet Easter Basket pattern uses unique construction that creates a sturdy side to make egg hunting a success. You don't want those eggs falling out, after all. Moreover, any crochet basket pattern should have durability and sturdiness in mind. You don't just want it to be cute. Instead, you also want it to be functional. Whether it holds yarn balls waiting for your next project or candy while trick-or-treating, this basket is going to hold up over time. And if you are looking for something extra cute to gift for Easter, crochet the Bunny Ears Hair Tie Adorable Free Crochet Pattern and place it inside an egg.

Unicorn Easter Basket Crochet Pattern Supplies

Here are the things that you're going to need in order to complete this pattern:

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/100gColorways:
White/Color A (2 balls, 370 yds)
Blush/Color B (1 ball, 180 yds)
Butterscotch/Color C (25 yds)
Small amount of black and pink (Begonia in Dishie) yarn for eyes and nose.

This basket was originally made with I Love This Cotton in colorways White Sparkle, Brights, Pink, and Curry.

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 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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Unicorn 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.

Unicorn 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.

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Unicorn Horn
Rnd 1: With Color C, sc 4 inside MR, do not join and work in continuous rounds. 4 sts
Rnd 2: In BLO sc in each stitch around. 4 sts
Rnd 3: In BLO *2sc in first, sc in next; repeat * around. 6 sts
Rnd 4: In BLO sc in each stitch around. 6 sts
Rnd 5: In BLO *2sc in first, sc in next 2; repeat * around. 8 sts
Rnd 6: In BLO sc in each stitch around. 8 sts
Rnd 7: In BLO *2sc in first, sc in next 3; repeat * around. 10 sts
Rnd 8-9: In BLO sc in each stitch around. 10 sts
Fasten off leaving a long tail for sewing onto the unicorn head.

Unicorn 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.

Unicorn Ears (Make 2)
Rnd 1: With Color A and F Hook, sc 4 inside MR, do not join and work in continuous rounds. 4 sts
Rnd 2: sc in each stitch around. 4 sts
Rnd 3: *2sc in first, sc in next; repeat * around. 6 sts
Rnd 4: *2sc in first, sc in next; repeat * around. 9 sts
Rnd 5: *2sc in first, sc in next 2; repeat * around. 12 sts
Rnd 6: *2sc in first, sc in next 3; repeat * around. 15 sts
Rnd 7: sc in each stitch around. 15 sts
Fasten off leaving a long tail for sewing onto the unicorn head.

Unicorn Bow
Rnd 1: With Color B, ch 18, join and work a sc in each stitch around. 18 sts
Rnd 2-4: sc in each stitch around. 18 sts
Fasten off leaving a long tail to complete bow and sew onto the unicorn head and tail.

Assembly of the Unicorn 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.

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.

Head Assembly
To create nostrils, use Color B yarn and stitch an ‘X’ on either side of the unicorn nose (see photo below).
Sew horn to the center top of head.
Using three strands of yarn approx. 12 inches in length, (wrap yarn around a cell phone vertically and cut once) tie to top of unicorn head for hair using a lark’s head knot.
Sew ears to either side of horn on top of the head.
Finish stuffing the unicorn head with fiberfill and sew to the front of the basket. Match the closing round up to the last round of the basket body.

A series of photos demonstrating the process of crocheting a unicorn.

Unicorn Tail and Bow Assembly
Cut approx. 20 strands of yarn 14 inches long (more if you want a fuller tail).
Cut a strand approx. 9 inches long and tie at the center of the long strands. Using a sewing needle, sew the 9 inch strands through the center back of the basket body. Tie the strands tightly to secure the tail.

Learn how to crochet a whimsical unicorn basket perfect for Easter festivities.

For bows, wrap the long tail around the center of the bow and pull tightly. With a sewing needle, secure end in place by tying on back.
Sew one bow to the front of the unicorn after styling hair. In photos below, one group of hair is braided and then brought in front of the unicorn horn and secured in place by sewing the bow around these strands and to the unicorn head.
Sew second bow in place onto the top of the tail on back.

A series of photos showing different types of yarn and a unicorn, perfect for crochet enthusiasts.

Crafting the Unicorn Easter Basket not only adds a whimsical touch to your Easter celebrations but also offers a practical solution for stylish storage. Whether you choose to use it for egg hunts or as a toy basket, the unique construction ensures both cuteness and sturdiness. And if you loved this basket, you may also enjoy the Dinosaur Crochet Easter Basket Pattern or the Crochet Dragon Easter Basket. To maximize its functionality, consider placing smaller items in colorful pouches within the basket to keep everything organized.

Between holidays, store the basket in a cool, dry place to maintain its vibrant colors and shape for years to come. With these storage tips, your Unicorn Easter Basket becomes not just a festive accessory, but a lasting and delightful part of your seasonal decor.

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