Squirrel Picnic

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Crochet Picnic Basket Pattern


A picnic basket is the perfect summer accessory for your crocheted squirrel friends. 

Crochet Picnic Basket

Picnic Basket

Difficulty rating 1

Finished size is 2″ tall.


Size 0 (3.25 mm) steel crochet hook
Small amount of Vanna’s Choice Worsted Weight in Honey
Pipe cleaner cut to about 2″


Ch 2

Round 1: 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook

Round 2: 2 sc in each sc around (12)

Round 3: *1 sc, 2 sc in next sc, repeat from * 5 more times. (18) Join with slst.

Rounds 4-7: Sc in the BL of each sc around. Join with slst.  Do Not FO.

Bend the pipe cleaner into the shape of a handle and arrange in the basket. Sc around the pipe cleaner (about 15 sts) and slst in the sc of the top row on the opposite side of the basket. FO and weave in ends. Trim ends of pipe cleaner.

Fill the basket with yummy things and take your squirrel on a picnic!


21 thoughts on “Crochet Picnic Basket Pattern

  1. If you don’t mind I may have a go at making one of these for one of my needle felted characters love it 🙂

    • Hi Irene! I would be honored if you crocheted a picnic basket for your felted characters! I especially love your dragons. I’ve been admiring your felting talent for ages. So happy you stopped by!

      • Gosh, stop it your making me blush, you have great ideas, and I’m not quite so good at crochet, once I have a suitable character and I manage to crochet a basket, I’ll put a post on the blog and link you in 🙂

  2. You are a talented and generous amigurumist. Thank you for posting the pat. I will make one and post on my blog with a link!

  3. This is always such a fun blog to stop by, even if I can`t crochet worth a darn. Always fun to see what you make, though!

  4. Cute basket. Love the crochet daisies too.

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  7. Hi Jennifer, Ive posted up my attempts at creating your basket, and have linked you into my blog.

    • Hi Irene! I just moseyed on over to your post and I wanted to let you know how excited I am that you crocheted one of my baskets for your dragon to store his fish in. How very cool! Thanks for sharing this with your friends!

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  9. Ahh!!! This is the cutest thing ever!! I’m going to make this adorable basket and possibly also make mini picnic items to put inside it heehee! Thanks for the pattern 🙂

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