Coral Expressions Chunky Crochet Baskets

Coral Expressions Chunky Crochet Baskets are so easy to make. Making a basket has always seemed hard. Once I tried it, I was hooked. Four crochet patterns for chunky crochet baskets a great variety to choose from. Full pattern instructions. Easy crochet. Lion brand yarn.

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Beautiful Gifts

My daughter is getting married and I have decided that I would make as many of the bridal shower gifts as possible. These four chunky crochet baskets will be given away with probably a small shower gel and a washing puff. I sure hope that people like them! Hoping that all the work will not be tossed aside and frowned upon. Update: they all loved the gifts! yay! The shower was wonderful.

Sharing the Crochet Patterns

Since I am making such a wide variety, I am sharing the instructions with you while they are still fresh in my mind.

Six inch coral crochet basket
Coral and White Chunky Crochet Basket

Special Stitches

The soft basket shown above measures approximately 6 inches across and 4 inches high. The basket is holding the napkins I got for my daughter’s shower. Her theme is Beauty and the Beast, so we are using dark blue and yellow colors with red roses and lots of tea cup and candelabra themes. Now the two rows of white that I put in this basket probably have a special name for the stitch, but I haven’t the foggiest what that would be called. I just made it up as I was going along this morning watching television. No worries, I will tell you exactly how I did it. The same stitch is used in the top part of the basket below.

Small Crochet Basket

The soft basket shown above measures approximately 4 inches across and 3.5 inches high. The top of this basket is a bit fancier with the crochet stitches near the top. As you can see, it is big enough to hold the rest of the left-over yarn. Hum, wonder what else I should make…

Small Coral and White Basket
Small Soft White Crochet BAsket

Rolled Top Basket

The soft basket shown above measures approximately 4 inches across and 6 inches high. Notice that the two pictures above are the same basket. The tall white part is folded over in one picture. It kind of reminds me of the top of Santa’s Boot top. I just might give that a try near the holidays. The rolled top also provides additional stability for this soft basket.

Small coral basket with tall side
Crochet Basket with Rolled Top Unrolled
Coral basket with side folded down
Crochet Basket with Top Rolled Down

Medium Crochet Basket

The soft basket shown above measures approximately 5.5 inches across and 5 inches high. There is a spike stitch in the middle row just about the white rows of single crochet.

Coral basket with spike stitch
Medium Crochet Basket with Spike Stitch

Chunky Crochet Baskets Patterns

There is a pattern for each of the four soft chunky crochet baskets.

Difficulty:

Just beyond beginner. You do need to understand how to read a pattern and complete a single and double crochet stitch. Someone new to working in the round may find it a bit more difficult in the beginning.

close up of coral and white basket
Large Crochet Basket with Two Rows of Special Stitches

First crochet pattern

Directions for the one with the two rows of white with the puffy stitches in the middle.

Materials:

Lion Brand Fort Lauderdale Coral (1 skein).
Lion Brand New York White (part of a skein).
Boye Crochet Hook Size N
Yarn Needle

Stitch Marker
Scissors

Abbreviations:

SC = Single Crochet
SL ST = Slip Stitch
ST = Stitch
CH = Chain
HDC = Half Double Crochet
YO = Yarn Over

Directions:

Begin with Make a magic circle. Using Lion Brand Fort Lauderdale Coral.

Here is another post with complete directions on how to make a magic circle.

Beginning Round: 8 SC in Magic circle and SL ST into first CH (insert a stitch marker in this stitch to help you find the beginning and end of each row).

Round 2: 2 SC in each ST and SL ST into first SC. Should be 16 SC in this row. (continue to move the stitch marker to the SL ST).

Round 3: *2 SC in first ST, 1 SC in next ST*. Continue this pattern from * until the end of the row and join to the first SC with a SL ST.

Round 4: *2SC in first ST, 1 SC in next two ST*. Continue this pattern from * until the end of the row and join to the first SC with a SL ST.

Round 5: *2 SC in first ST, 1 SC in next three ST*. Continue this pattern * until the end of the row and join to the first SC with a SL ST.

The next round is the first row of the side of the basket. The side will begin to take shape as you work round 6.

Round 6: 1 SC in back loop of each ST until the end of the row and join to the first SC with a SL St. (Continue moving the stitch marker).

Coral basket bottom
Bottom Stitches of the Crochet Basket and First Rounds of Side

Rounds 7-8: 1 SC in each ST until the end of the row and join to the first SC with a SL St. (Continue moving the stitch marker)

Change yarn to Lion Brand New York White.

Round 9: CH 2, *YO on hook, insert hook into ST, YO and pull through the ST…keeping the three loops on the hook. YO on hook again, insert hook into ST, YO and pull the yarn through. There should be 5 loops on the hook. YO the hook and pull through all the loops on the hook.* Repeat from * in each ST. When you get to the last ST, do a HDC and SL ST into the top ST of the first 2 CH.

Close up of HDC ST doubled
Photo of Decorative Stitches on Basket Side
HDC stitch close up
Close up of Stitches on Basket Side

Change yarn back to Lion Brand Fort Lauderdale Coral.

Rounds 10-11: 1 SC in each ST until the end of the row and join to the first SC with a SL St. (Continue to move the stitch marker).

Change yarn to Lion Brand New York White.

Round 12: CH 2, *YO on hook, insert hook into ST, YO and pull through the ST…keeping the three loops on the hook. YO on hook again, insert hook into ST, YO and pull the yarn through and onto the hook. There should be 5 loops on the hook. YO the hook and pull through all the loops on the hook.* Repeat from * in each ST. When you get to the last ST, do a HDC and SL ST into the top ST of the first 2 CH.

Change yarn back to Lion Brand Fort Lauderdale Coral.

Rounds 13-14: 1 SC in each ST until the end of the row and join to the first SC with a SL St. (Continue to move the stitch marker).

Finishing off: pull the yarn through the last loop. Using the yarn needle, weave in the ends of the yarn. Trim off any excess yarn.

Inside coral crochet basket
Inside of Completed Crochet Basket
Two Coral Expressions Chunky Crochet Baskets Nestled
Two Coral Expressions Chunky Crochet Baskets Nestled

Second crochet pattern

Small HDC coral and white basket
Fancy Top Small Crochet Basket

Materials:

Lion Brand Fort Lauderdale Coral (part of a skein).
Lion Brand New York White (part of a skein).
Boye Crochet Hook Size N
Yarn Needle
Stitch Marker
Scissors

Abbreviations:

SC = Single Crochet
SL ST = Slip Stitch
ST = Stitch
CH = Chain
HDC = Half Double Crochet
YO = Yarn Over

Directions:

Begin with Lion Brand New York White.

Beginning with a magic circle.

Here is another post with complete directions on how to make a magic circle.

Beginning Round: 6 SC in Magic circle and SL ST into first CH (insert a stitch marker in this stitch to help find the beginning and end of each row).

Round 2: 2 SC in each ST and SL ST into first SC. Should be 12 SC in this row. (continue moving stitch marker).

Round 3: *2 SC in first ST, 1 SC in next ST*. Continue this pattern from * until the end of the row and join to the first SC with a SL ST.

Round 4: *2SC in first ST, 1 SC in next two ST*. Continue this pattern from * until the end of the row and join to the first SC with a SL ST.

Round 5: *2 SC in first ST, 1 SC in next three ST*. Continue this pattern * until the end of the row and join to the first SC with a SL ST.

The next round will start the first round of the side of the basket.

Round 6: 1 SC in back loop of each ST until the end of the row and join to the first SC with a SL St.

Rounds 7-10: 1 SC in each ST until the end of the row and join to the first SC with a SL St.

Change yarn to Lion Brand Fort Lauderdale Coral.

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Row 11: 1 SC in each ST until the end of the row and join to the first SC with a SL St. (Continue moving the stitch marker).

Row 12: CH 2, *YO on hook, insert hook into ST, YO and pull through the ST…keeping the three loops on the hook. YO on hook again, insert hook into ST, YO and pull the yarn through and onto the hook. There should be 5 loops on the hook. YO the hook and pull through all the loops on the hook.* Repeat from * in each ST. When you get to the last ST, do a HDC and SL ST into the top ST of the first 2 CH.

Rows 13: 1 SC in each ST until the end of the row and join to the first SC with a SL St.

Finishing off: pull the yarn through the last loop. Using the yarn needle, weave in the ends of the yarn. Trim off excess yarn.

Third crochet pattern

Coral basket with side folded down
Small Crochet Basket with Side Rolled Down

Lion Brand Fort Lauderdale Coral (part of a skein).
Lion Brand New York White (part of a skein).
Boye Crochet Hook Size N
Yarn Needle
Stitch Marker
Scissors

Abbreviations:

SC = Single Crochet
SL ST = Slip Stitch
ST = Stitch
CH = Chain
HDC = Half Double Crochet
YO = Yarn Over

Directions:

Begin with Lion Brand Fort Lauderdale Coral.

Beginning with a magic circle.

Here is another post with complete directions on how to make a magic circle.

Beginning Round: 6 SC in Magic circle and SL ST into first CH (insert a stitch marker in this stitch to help you find the beginning and end of each row).

Round 2: 2 SC in each ST and SL ST into first SC. Should be 12 SC in this row. (move the stitch marker to this stitch).

Round 3: *2 SC in first ST, 1 SC in next ST*. Continue this pattern from * until the end of the row and join to the first SC with a SL ST. (Continue moving the stitch marker).

Round 4: *2SC in first ST, 1 SC in next two ST*. Continue this pattern from * until the end of the row and join to the first SC with a SL ST.

Round 5: *2 SC in first ST, 1 SC in next three ST*. Continue this pattern * until the end of the row and join to the first SC with a SL ST.

The next round is the first round in the side of the basket.

Round 6: 1 SC in back loop of each ST until the end of the row and join to the first SC with a SL St.

Rounds 7-10: 1 SC in each ST until the end of the row and join to the first SC with a SL St.

Change yarn to Lion Brand New York White.

Rounds 11-18: 1 SC in each ST until the end of the row and join to the first SC with a SL St. (Continue moving the stitch marker).

Finishing off: pull the yarn through the last loop. Using the yarn needle, weave in the ends of the yarn. Trim off excess yarn.

Fourth crochet pattern

Coral basket with spike stitch
Medium Crochet Basket with Spike Stitch
Materials:

Lion Brand Fort Lauderdale Coral (part of a skein).
Lion Brand New York White (part of a skein).
Boye Crochet Hook Size N
Yarn Needle
Stitch Marker
Scissors

Abbreviations:

SC = Single Crochet
SL ST = Slip Stitch
ST = Stitch
CH = Chain
HDC = Half Double Crochet
YO = Yarn Over

Directions:

Begin with Lion Brand Fort Lauderdale Coral.

Begin with a magic circle.

Here is another post with complete directions on how to make a magic circle.

Beginning Round: 8 SC in Magic circle and SL ST into first CH (insert a stitch marker in this stitch to help you find the beginning and end of each row).

Round 2: 2 SC in each ST and SL ST into first SC. Should be 12 SC in this row. (move the stitch marker to this stitch).

Round 3: *2 SC in first ST, 1 SC in next ST*. Continue this pattern from * until the end of the row and join to the first SC with a SL ST. (Continue moving the stitch marker).

Round 4: *2SC in first ST, 1 SC in next two ST*. Continue this pattern from * until the end of the row and join to the first SC with a SL ST.

Round 5: *2 SC in first ST, 1 SC in next three ST*. Continue this pattern * until the end of the row and join to the first SC with a SL ST.

The next round is the first round of the side of the crochet basket.

Round 6: 1 SC in back loop of each ST until the end of the row and join to the first SC with a SL ST.

Rounds 7-9: *1 SC in first ST, in the next ST, YO and insert hook in the row below ST middle Yo and pull through-complete the SC*. Complete from * through the end of the row and join to the first SC with a SL ST.

Change yarn to Lion Brand New York White.

Rounds 10-11: *1 SC in first ST, in the next ST, YO and insert hook in the row below ST middle YO and pull through-complete the SC*. Complete from * through the end of the row and join to the first SC with a SL ST. (Continue to move the stitch marker).

Change yarn to Lion Brand Fort Lauderdale Coral.

Rounds 12-13: *1 SC in first ST, in the next ST, YO and insert hook in the row below ST middle YO and pull through-complete the SC*. Complete from * through the end of the row and join to the first SC with a SL ST.

Change yarn Lion Brand New York White.

Round 14: *1 SC in first ST, in the next ST, YO and insert hook in the row below ST middle YO and pull through-complete the SC*. Complete from * through the end of the row and join to the first SC with a SL ST.

Round 15: 1 SC in each ST until the end of the row and join to the first SC with a SL ST.

Finishing off: pull the yarn through the last loop. Using the yarn needle, weave in the ends of the yarn. Trim off excess yarn.

Coral crochet baskets display
Crochet Basket with Spike STitch
Using the Crochet Baskets

You can have two different looks with the stitches on this basket. These soft baskets can be turned inside out or vice-versa. The top edges can be rolled over or straight up. Since the baskets are soft, they can be reshaped. They are sturdy enough to hold things too.

Coral Crochet Baskets Display 2
Coral Expressions Chunky Crochet Baskets

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