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Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Crochet Basket - Free Crochet Pattern


These crochet baskets are great for Easter, or any other day for storing small items. They could be also pretty toys for children.


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Crochet Basket - 2 Versions
With this pattern, you will get two versions of this crochet basket: one with long handle and one with 2 short handles.

SUPPLIES:

Model A:
- yarn Red Heart Lisa in 2 colors worked with 2 strands of yarn held together

- 3.5 mm crochet hook

- 4 mm crochet hook for the handle

Model B:
- yarn Red Heart With Love in 2 colors worked with 1 strand of yarn

- 4.5 mm crochet hook

- tapestry needle to weave in the ends

- scissors





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FINISHED SIZE:

Model A: 9 cm tall, 12 cm diameter bottom

Model B: 10 cm tall, 13 cm diameter
(If you would like a bigger basket just make more rounds with increases for the bottom of the basket and continue the sides the same as in the pattern indicated; you will only have more repeats of the pattern stitch.)

STITCHES AND ABBREVIATIONS (US TERMS) :

- magic ring

- ch: chain

- sc: single crochet

- bpsc: back post single crochet

- dc: double crochet

- sk: skip

- sl st : slip stitch

- shell: (2dc, 1ch, 2dc) into same stitch

- csdc: Chainless Starting Double Crochet ( See the Video Tutorial by Moogly)
(Alternative you can use the traditional ch 3 at the beginning of the round.)

- invisible fasten off - See the Tutorial by Petals to Picot.

NOTES:

  1. I have first worked the pattern for the model B using one strand of yarn and a much smaller hook size as for the yarn indicated, but I didn't achieved the stiffness needed, so for the model A I have tried with 2 strands of yarn held together and the hook size indicated for one strand of yarn. The result is much better!
  2. Work the baskets and the handles with 2 strands of yarn held together!!
  3. For the bottom start each round with ch 1 tight, that will not be counted as a stitch and end the rounds with sl st into top of first sc.
  4. For the sides, start each round with a chainless starting double crochet or as alternative you can start with ch 3, that will be counted as the first st.
  5. The rounds will end with a slip stitch made into top of the csdc or alternative into top of beginning ch3.
  6. For a visual of the pattern stitch used for the sides, check out the step by step image tutorial from my pattern Hypnotic Heart Cowl. The only difference is that the cowl is worked using 3 colors

Crochet Easter Basket & Small Storage Basket

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Instructions:

Work both model A and B the same way till the round 17!

The Bottom:
With 2 strands of yarn color A make a magic ring.

Round 1: ch 1, work 8 sc into the ring, pull yarn tail to close the ring, sl st into top of first sc. (8 sts)

Round 2: ch1, 2 sc in each st around, slst to top of first sc (16 sts)

Round 3: ch 1, 1 sc in first st, 2 sc in next st, *1 sc in next st, 2 sc in next st*, repeat around from * to *, sl st to top of first sc. (24 sts)

Round 4: ch 1, *1 sc in each of next 2 sts, 2 sc in next st*, repeat around from * to *,sl st to top of first sc. (32 sts)

Round 5: ch 1, *1 sc in each of next 3 sts, 2 sc in next st*, repeat around from * to *, sl st to top of first sc. (40 sts)

Round 6: ch 1, 1 sc in each of next 4 sts, 2 sc in next st*, repeat around from * to *, sl st to top of first sc. (48sts)

Round 7: ch 1, *1 sc in each of next 5 sts, 2 sc in next st*, repeat around from * to *, sl st to top of first sc. (56 sts)

Round 8: ch 1, *1 in each of next 6 sts, 2 sc in next st*, repeat around from * to *,

The Sides (worked in the round without increases)

Round 9: Continue with yarn color B, ch 1, work 1 bpsc around each st, join with color A to top of first bpsc.

Round 10: 1 csdc (alternative, start with ch 3); 1dc in each of the next 2 sts, 5 ch, sk 5 sts, *1 dc in each of next 3 sts, ch 5, sk 5 sts*, repeat around from * to * , sl st with yarn color B to top of csdc (alternative to top of beg ch 3). (8 groups of 3dc sts and 8 ch spaces.)

Round 11: With yarn color B, ch 1, 1 sc into same st and 1 sc into each of next 2 dc, *1 shell into 3rd. st from the 5 skipped sts of the bpsc round below, 1sc in each of next 3 dc*, repeat around from * to *, ending with 1 shell into 3rd st from the last 5 skipped sts of the bpsc round below, sl st with A to top of first sc. ( 8 shells)

Round 12: With A work 1 csdc (or ch3, 1dc in each of next 2 sc, ch5,sk next shell, *1dc in each of next 3 sc, ch5,sk next shell*, repeat around from * to *,sl st with B to top of csdc/(or ch3).

Round 13: With B ch1, 1 sc in same st and 1 sc in each of next 2 dc, 1 shell in ch 1 space of the next shell below, *1sc in each of next 3 dc, 1 shell in ch1 space of next shell below*, repeat around from * to *, sl st with A to top of first sc.

Rounds 14-17: Repeat as rounds 12-13.

From here the two models will be worked different.

MODEL A:

Round 18: With the yarn used in the round 17 (color B) ch 1, 1 sc in same st and 1 sc in each of next 2 sts, *5 dc into ch space of next shell, 1 sc in each of next 3 sc*, repeat around from * to * ending with 5 dc into ch space of last shell. Don't join with sl st. Cut yarn and fasten off invisibly.

The Handle for model A:


Change to hook size 4 mm.

Round 1: With color B ch 5, join with sl st into round.

Round 2: ch 1, work 6 sc into ring, don't join with sl st.

From now on the handle will be worked with sc stitches in the round in a continuous spiral (without joining with sl st at the end of each round) until your reach the desired length. My handle measures 30 cm. Cut yarn and fasten off invisibly.
Sew the handle on the inside of the basket at the base of a shell of last round, leaving three shells between the sides.

I love these beautiful Easter baskets made by my friend Jackie of Healing Yarns! So pretty, aren't they?

MODEL B:

Round 18: With color A ch 1, 1 sc in same st and 1 sc in each st around (inclusive into the ch 1 spaces of the shells), sl st to first sc without changing color anymore. (64 sts)

The Handles for model B:


Round 19: Continue with A, ch 1, 1 sc in same st, (ch 10, sk 10 sts, 1 sc in each of next 21 sts)x 2 times, sl st to top of first sc.

Round 20: ch 1, 1 sc in same st, (12 sc into ch arch, 1 sc in each of next 21 sts) X 2 times. Don't slip stitch. Cut yarn and fasten off invisibly.

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Crochet Basket - Written Instructions and Pictures Copyright © 2014 Kinga Erdem
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Thank you.
Kinga


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