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A Simple Crochet Basket-Free Crochet Pattern

A Simple Crochet Basket-Free Crochet Pattern

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Spring is here and it’s got me in the mood to clean and organize my whole house! One thing I love to use for storage is baskets. Today I’m going to share a simple crochet basket with handles that is perfect for holding toys, sewing supplies or yarn!

***This pattern is also available as an ad-free downloadable PDF in my shop, Etsy or Ravelry. The pattern is 6 full color pages and includes the full written pattern, photo tutorials and the “create” graph for adding cross stitch to the front.

simple basket crochet pattern

I love when I can create some cute storage using materials I already have on hand. That’s a win-win in my book. For these simple baskets I used some extra skeins of bulky and super bulky yarn I had on hand. The bulky weight basket is a bit more flexible than the super bulky, but the pattern works great for both. Feel free to use any yarn you’d like, just remember you might have to change the hook size to get the desired size you’d like.

Here’s what you’ll need:

MATERIALS

SIZE & GAUGE:

Rounds 1-9= 4” diameter circle (bulky) or 5.5” diameter circle (super bulky)
Finished basket measures approximately 10” wide and 6” high (bulky) or 11.5” wide and 8” high (super bulky)

NOTES:

  1. Bottom of basket is worked in continuous rounds. Use a stitch marker to keep track of rounds.

  2. The main body of the basket is made by joining rounds. Slip stitch into the top of the first st of each round.

free crochet basket pattern

PATTERN:

Make a magic loop.

Round 1: ch 1, sc 6 into magic loop, pull tight. (6)

Round 2: working directly into the first st of the previous round, 2sc in each st around. (12)

Round 3: *2sc in first st, sc in next st, repeat from * around. (18)

Round 4: *2sc in first st, sc 2, repeat from * around. (24)

Round 5: *2sc in first st, sc 3, repeat from * around. (30)

Round 6: *2sc in first st, sc 4, repeat from * around. (36)

Round 7: *2sc in first st, sc 5, repeat from * around. (42)

Round 8: *2sc in first st, sc 6, repeat from * around. (48)

Round 9: *2sc in first st, sc 7, repeat from * around. (54)

Round 10: *2sc in first st, sc 8, repeat from * around. (60)

{Notice that pattern repeats change up a bit at this point in order to ensure the bottom of the basket will lay flat}

Round 11: *sc 5, 2sc in next st, sc 4, repeat from * around. (66)

Round 12: *sc 3, 2sc in next st, sc 7, repeat from * around. (72)

Round 13: *sc 9, 2sc in next st, sc 2, repeat from * around. (78)

Round 14: *2sc in first st, sc 12, repeat from * around. (84)

Round 15: *sc 7, 2sc in next st, sc 6, repeat from * around. (90)

Round 16: *sc 3, 2sc in next st, sc 11, repeat from * around. (96)

Round 17: *sc 11, 2sc in next st, sc 4, repeat from * around. (102)

Round 18: *sc 6, 2sc in next st, sc 10, repeat from * around. (108)

Slip stitch into the first st of round 18, then turn your work so the wrong side is facing you.

Round 19: ch 1 and sl st into each stitch around. (108)

Turn work so right side is facing you.

Round 20: ch 1, sc into each sl st around, sl st to top of first sc. (108)

Round 21-42: ch 1, sc into same st as join and in each st around, sl st to top of first st. (108)

Round 43: ch 1, sc 23, ch 12, sk next 8 sc, sc 46, ch 12, sk next 8 sc, sc 23, sl st to top of first st. (116)

Round 44: ch 1, sc 22, sc in next st one row below, hdc 16 in chain space, sc in next st one row below, sc 44, sc in next st one row below, hdc 16 in chain space, sc in next st one row below, sc 22, sl st to top of first st. (124)

Fasten off and weave in ends.

free basket pattern

 I hope you all enjoyed this free simple basket pattern. This pattern was created as a part of my Instagram take over on the Craft Yarn Council page. The original design included cross stitching the word “create” onto the completed basket. I’ve created a fun little tutorial to show you how to add any cross stitch pattern or graph to your own basket. You can check it out here! Or if you prefer a PDF version you can find it in my shop, Etsy or Ravelry.

I’d love to see your finished baskets! Make sure to use #meghanmakesdo and tag me @meghanmakesdo on social media so I can see.

Happy Crocheting,

Meghan

free crochet basket pattern

 

 

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