Monday, March 19, 2018

Crochet basket - free pattern

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I made these baskets few days ago. I wanted one to hold my embroidery skeins while I work on the cross stitch that I started a month ago. So I made the broad tray sort of basket with handles. 
It's a simple one but I used one round in the middle of an interesting stitch pattern that I found in the 99 Crochet Post Stitches book. And I made one more tiny one just to see how this stitch would look when used as an edging. 

Instruction

Materials

Heavy worsted weight yarn in a main color and a contrasting color
Crochet hook size H/5.00 mm
Yarn needle
Stitch markers

Stitches Used/Abbreviations

ch - chain
sl st - slip stitch
sc - single crochet (UK- double crochet)
hdc - half double crochet (UK - half treble)
fpdc - front post double crochet

Note

The instruction is for the broad tray type basket with handles.
Unless specified work in continuous rounds placing a stitch marker at the 1st stitch of each round to identify the beginning of a round.
Round 1: Using the main color, make a magic ring and work 6 sc into the ring (or) ch 2 and 6 sc in the 2nd ch from hook.
Round 2: 2 sc in each sc around (12 sts)
Round 3: [2 sc in next st, sc in next st] 6 times (18 sts)
Round 4: [2 sc in next st, sc in next 2 sts] 6 times (24 sts)
Round 5: sc in next st, 2 sc in next st, [sc in 3 sts, 2 sc in next st] 5 times (30 sts)
Round 6: [sc in 4 sts, 2 sc in next st] 6 times (36 sts)
Round 7: sc in next 2 sts, 2 sc in next st, [sc in 5 sts, 2 sc in next st] 5 times (42 sts)
Round 8: [sc in 6 sts, 2 sc in next st] 6 times (48 sts)
Round 9: sc in next 3 sts, 2 sc in next st, [sc in 7 sts, 2 sc in next st] 5 times (54 sts)
Round 10: [sc in 8 sts, 2 sc in next st] 6 times (60 sts)
Round 11: sc in next 4 sts, 2 sc in next st, [sc in 9 sts, 2 sc in next st] 5 times (66 sts)
Round 12: [sc in 10 sts, 2 sc in next st] 6 times (72 sts)
Round 13: sc in next 5 sts, 2 sc in next st, [sc in 11 sts, 2 sc in next st] 5 times (78 sts)
Round 14: [sc in 12 sts, 2 sc in next st] 6 times (84 sts)
Round 15: sc in next 6 sts, 2 sc in next st, [sc in 13 sts, 2 sc in next st] 5 times (90 sts)
Round 16: sc in each st around. Join the last sc with a sl st to the 1st sc (90 sts)
Round 17 (work into back loops only): Ch 2 (counts as 1st hdc), hdc in the back loop of each st around. Join with a sl st to the 2nd ch at the beginning of round.
Round 18: Ch 2 (counts as 1st hdc), working into both the loops, hdc in each st around. Join with a sl st to the 2nd ch at the beginning of round.
Round 19: Join a contrasting color, ch 2 (counts as hdc), fpdc around the post of previous st, **skip next st, hdc in next st, fpdc around the post of the skipped st** Repeat from ** to ** around. Join with a sl st to the 2nd ch.
Round 20: Join main color, ch 1 (does not count as a st), sc in each st around. Join with a sl st to the 1st sc.
Round 21: Ch 1 (does not count as a st), sc in 1st sc, ch 12, skip 10 sc, sc in next 35 sc, ch 12, skip next 10 sc, sc in 34 sc. Join with a sl st to the 1st sc.
Round 22: Ch 1, sc in each sc and sc in each ch around. Join and cut off yarn. Weave in all the loose ends.  

The cross stitch that you see in the background is the "Victorian Elegance." I wonder how many years it's going to take me to finish it. 

5 comments:

  1. Great baskets thank you for sharing the pattern. :) x

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  2. Thanks for pattern...so beautiful!!!

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  3. Lovely baskets! Nice to see a glimpse of your beautiful cross stitch project:) Cross stitch takes time but it is a good stress buster and also it relieves me of pain caused by constant crocheting.
    What a coincidence that I have a same colored basket but it is a store-bought square-shaped with knitted design. I also keep my cross stitch related things in it - not the threads but a thread catcher, embroidery scissors and needle minder.

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  4. I love to use crocheted baskets too! Your broad tray type is my favorite :-)
    Like Preeti says above, I love your embroidery!!

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  5. The baskets are so beautiful Pradeepa. Perfect for storing our craft items and other accessories. Loved the cute little basket too. Thanks for sharing the pattern :)

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