Crochet basket pattern, a dream come true! I’ve always wanted a storage basket to keep my essentials. Designing a crochet basket and using it has been a game changer, I hope you love it as much as I do. Now I feel like making this in all sizes and shapes.
This free crochet basket pattern can be made into any size of your choice. You can use any weight of yarn but keep in mind this would mean a different size of Basket.
Tips to help you make a sturdy crochet basket
After spending lot of hours making your crochet basket, having a sturdy and useful finished crochet basket is important. Here are few of my best tips to making a sturdy crochet basket.
Tips to making your next crochet basket stiff
Yarn – The yarn selected for your crochet basket is very important. Selecting a strong and heavy weight yarn is crucial. Go for heavy weight when selecting yarn for crochet baskets. Examples includes chunky weight yarn. You could even double or tripled light weight yarns.
Crochet stitches – if using a light weight yarn, using close knitted stitches would be ideal.
Starch – You could starch your basket if it comes out wobbly to make it stiff.
Not only can you customize your storage basket by using different weights of yarn, but you can also increase the height of this basket to your desired taste.
Have you thought of what to keep in your basket? This would keep any essentials. I kept my yarns in this but it would serve as storage for Diapers!
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Materials needed for this Crochet Basket Pattern
Sirdar Snuggly DK, #3 light weight (100% Cotton, 116 yards/106 m per 1.8 oz/50g Skein)
(2) Skein in Sky Blue – Main Color = MC
(1) Skein in Blue – Contrasting Color = CC
HOOK AND OTHER MATERIALS
US size H (5 mm) Crochet Hook
16 sts over 9 rows = 10 cm
square/4” made in dc
Gauge isn’t important for this project.
- Please kindly read through the pattern before starting.
- Any #3, #4 or #5 weight of yarns can be substituted, keep in mind that your yardage and finished basket size may vary.
- Chains at the beginning of Rounds or Rows/Rounds do not count as a stitch.
DIFFICULTY LEVEL – Easy
TERMS – US Terminology
Chain(s) – ch(s)
Single Crochet – sc
Double Crochet – dc
Double Crochet 2 stitches together– dc2tog
Double Crochet cluster – dc2tog, ch 1, dc2tog in same stitch.
Skip – sk
Base – 10” Height 6”
If using a different weight of yarn;
1. Make the Base of your basket as wide as you’d love, you can continue the sequence of increase till you have your desired measurement.
2. Height – you can repeat till you have a desired height of basket.
3. If you increased the width of your Basket, when dividing for the handle, make sure to divide the stitches equally to have the handles placed properly.
Instructions for this Storage Basket Pattern.
Section 1 – Base
Round 1: In a Magic ring, ch 3, 12 dc, join. 12 dc.
Or ch 4, 12 dc in 4th ch from hook, join—12 dc.
Round 2: Ch 2, 2 dc in each around, join—24 dc.
Round 3: Ch 2, *dc in next, 2 dc in next, repeat from * round, join—36 dc.
Round 4: Ch 2, *dc in next 2, 2 dc in next; repeat from * around, join—48 dc
Round 5: Ch 2, *dc in next 3, 2 dc in next; repeat from * around, join—60 dc
Round 6: Ch 2, *dc in next 4, 2 dc in next; repeat from * around, join—72 dc
Round 7: Ch 2, *dc in next 5, 2 dc in next; repeat from * around, join— 84 dc
Round 8: Ch 2, *dc in next 6, 2 dc in next; repeat from * around, join—96 dc
Round 9: Ch 2, *dc in next 7, 2 dc in next; repeat from * around, join— 108 dc
Continue to increase till your desired width
Rounds 10 – 11: Ch 3, dc in each st around, join. 108 dc
For a bigger basket, continue this sequence till you have your desired circumference.
Section 2: Body
Round 1: Ch 3, [dc2tog, ch 1, dc2tog] in first st, *skip next 3 sts, ch 1, [dc2tog, ch 1, dc2tog] in next st, rep from * to end of the round, ch 1, join. 27 dc clusters.
Fasten off MC, join CC
Round 2: Ch 3, *[dc2tog, ch 1, dc2tog] in ch 1 sp, ch 1, sk next ch 1 sp, rep from * to end, join. 27 dc clusters.
Round 3 – 10: Rep Round 2
Or Repeat Round 2 till your desired height.
Do not fasten off
Round 1: *Chain 30, skip next 5 dc clusters, sc in ch 1 sp of next dc cluster, **sc in next dc2tog, sc in next ch 1 sp, sc in next dc2tog, rep from ** 7 more times, rep from * to the end. 60 ch sp, 60 sc
Round 2: Ch 1, *30 sc in ch 30 sp, sc in next 30 sts, rep from * to end, join. 120 sc.
Round 3: Ch 1, sc in each st around, join. 120 sc
Round 4 – 6: Rep Round 2
I would love to see your yarn storage baskets! When you do make your beautiful version from this free crochet basket pattern, kindly tag me.