Easy Crochet Basket Pattern

Easy Crochet Basket Pattern

I love finding cute storage solutions for around my house. This basket checks all those requirements on my list. plus this basket can also be used a decorative plant pot cover.

This crochet basket pattern is easy and works up quickly. Perfect for making cute storage for every room in your house. It can be used to store toys, blankets, yarn, the possibilities are endless!

This basket is crocheted by holding two strands of worsted weight yarn together. You can use any worsted weight yarn, I used some old red heart super saver yarn I had laying around. Or you can use bulky yarn and use only one strand instead of two.

When crocheting the circular base, each round you will be sl st in the 2nd chain. Not the very top of the chain.

Easy Crochet Basket Pattern

Gauge

gauge is not important for this pattern.

2 rows per inch x 2 stitches per inch

Abbreviations

  • Sl st – slip stitch
  • HDC – half double crochet
  • sc – single crochet
  • ch- chain

Materials:

  • 8 mm crochet hook
  • Two different  colours of worsted weight yarn.
  • Stitch marker

Notes:

  • The basket is crocheted by holding two strands of the same colour yarn together
  • Dimensions: basket is roughly 11 inches in diameter and is 8 inches tall
  • The body of the basket is crocheted in continuous rounds

Yardage:

About 344 yards  of  grey

About 134 yards of white

Pattern 

The base of the basket

Start with a magic ring. You can find a tutorial on creating a magic ring here

Round 1: ch 2,  HDC 8 into  the magic  ring. Pull the ring closed and join with a sl st. 

Round 2: ch 2 (counts as a stitch for each round of the base), HDC in the same stitch as the chain, 2 HDC  in each stitch around, sl st in the 2nd chain (16)

Round 3: ch 2, HDC in the same stitch as the chain, (HDC 1, 2 HDC in the next stitch)* repeat around, sl st in the 2nd chain (24)

Round 4:  ch 2, HDC in the same stitch as the chain, (HDC 2, 2 HDC in the next stitch)* repeat around, sl st in the 2nd chain (32)

Round 5:  ch 2, HDC in the same stitch as the chain, (HDC 3, 2 HDC in the next stitch)* repeat around, sl st in the 2nd chain (40)

Round 6:  ch 2, HDC in the same stitch as the chain, (HDC 4, 2 HDC in the next stitch)* repeat around, sl st in the 2nd chain (48)

Round 7:  ch 2, HDC in the same stitch as the chain, (HDC 5, 2 HDC in the next stitch)* repeat around, sl st in the 2nd chain (56)

Round 8:  ch 2, HDC in the same stitch as the chain, (HDC 6, 2 HDC in the next stitch)* repeat around, sl st in the 2nd chain (64)

Round 9:  ch 2, HDC in the same stitch as the chain, (HDC 7, 2 HDC in the next stitch)* repeat around, sl st in the 2nd chain (72)

Round 10:  ch 2, HDC in the same stitch as the chain, (HDC 8, 2 HDC in the next stitch)* repeat around, sl st in the 2nd chain (80)

The body of the basket

The rest of the basket will be done in continuous rounds. Use a stitch marker to know where the beginning of each round  is.

Round 11: ch 1, HDC in the back loops all the way around

Round 12-20: HDC around

Switch to your contrast colour

Round 21-23: With your contrasting colour sc  around.

This  round you will  make the handles

Round 24: sc 16,  ch 7, skip the next  7 stitches, sc 33, ch 7, skip the next 7 stitches,sc until end of round.

Round 25-28: sc around, on your last  round sl st to finish



This pattern is an original pattern by Meg Hardison of The Northern Moose. Please do not claim this pattern as your own. Please do not reprint this pattern on your site. You may keep a copy of the pattern for your own personal use, but please do not sell the pattern or distribute it.

You may sell products made from this pattern but please clearly credit the design to me Meg Hardison and link back to The Northern Moose Blog. Permission is not granted for mass production or factory manufacturing of any kind. Thank you for being respectful and for your understanding!  

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