Knitted Easter Basket

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Overview

A hand-knit Easter basket makes a very impressive centerpiece, and it can even be used for hunting eggs! This classy and homespun knitted basket is just right for the beginning knitter ready to try something new.

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Bottom

Cast on 38 stitches. Knit in garter stitch for seven inches. Bind off all stitches.

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Begin Sides

Cast on 38 stitches. Knit two rows. Knit two, yarnover by pulling yarn to front of work as pictured. Knit two stitches together. *Yarnover, knit two together. Repeat from * to the last two stitches, knit two.

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Finish Sides

Knit one row. Knit two, knit two together, yarnover, repeat from * to last two stitches, knit two. Knit one row. Knit two, yarnover, knit two together, repeat from * to last two stitches, knit two. Repeat this step until the side measures three inches. Knit two rows, then bind off all stitches. Make three more sides. Using tapestry needle, sew the sides to the bottom of the basket and stitch them together.

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Handle

Cast on five stitches. Knit in garter stitch for 16 inches. Bind off all stitches. Sew the handle onto the basket.

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