Crochet Basket Tutorial

how to make a crochet basket

This is my second crochet basket pattern. I wanted to design a new one for a few reasons. The first being that the original pattern used a yarn that has since been discontinued and secondly because some people had said that my original video tutorial was hard to follow so I thought I would try to improve upon that. I made my basket using Bernat Maker Home Dec yarn. The basket is made holding two strands together and you’ll be working with a smaller hook than you typically would with this weight of yarn but we want to create a stiff fabric so the basket won’t be floppy.

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Supplies: Bernat Maker Home Dec Yarn 2 balls of color a, 2 balls of color b

Scissors, tapestry needle

Hook: US J-5.75mm

Gauge: 10 sc = 4”

Abbreviations:

Hdc- half double crochet

Ch- chain

St(s)-stitch

Jn-join

Sc- single crochet

Rnd- round

slst- slip stitch

Notes:

Chain sts at the beginning of rounds do not count as hdc or sc

Crochet bowl base

With 2 strands of color A held together make a magic ring

If you are not sure how to make a magic ring/circle the beginning of the video below will show you this step.

Ch2. Hdc crochet 10 times into ring join to first hdc with slst

Rnd 2: Ch 2. Work 2 Hdc in same st as ch 2. Hdc 2 times in each st all the way around, join with slst (20sts)

Rnd 3: Ch 2. * Work 2 Hdc in same st as ch 2, 1 hdc next st. *2 hdc in one st, hdc 1 in next st, repeat to end join with slst.

Rnd 4: Ch2. 2hdc in same st, 1 hdc into the next 2 sts. Repeat all the way around. Join rnd with slst.

Rnd 5: Ch2. 2hdc in same st, 1 hdc into the next 3 sts. Repeat all the way around. Join rnd with slst.

Rnd 6: ch1 2hdc in same st, 1 hdc into next 4 sts. Repeat all the way around. Join rnd with slst.

Ch 1. Sc into 3rd loop of 1st hdc st and all the way around. Join round with a slst.

This creates a base for your basket.

Top of basket

Ch1. Sc all the way around for 5 rounds joining with a slip stitch and beginning the next round in the same stitch.

Change to color B, sc for 2 rounds

To make handles

Ch 1. Sc 11, ch9, skip 7 sc sts, sc 23 sts, ch9, skip 7 sc sts, sc 12 sts, join round with sl st.

Sc all the way around When you come to the handle sc 9 sts into the chain space and not the actual chain.

Last round:

Slip stitch all the way around, join round and tie off.

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