How to Crochet a Simple Basket

It is a blessing to be able to crochet a basket. If you have a skein or two of yarn, you can have a basket in an afternoon. Once you learn how to crochet a basket, you can be creative mixing and matching colors and stitches to create your very own design. Learn How to crochet a simple basket.

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How to Crochet a Basket

Crochet Patterns

There are other crochet basket patterns that I have made available on my blog using different yarn, colors, stitches, and sizes. They are quick to make too. Just over an hour for each one. They are so pretty and stylish when they are used. My daughter took the seaside crochet baskets so I was not able to give them away as gifts. Well, I guess in a way, I did give them away…

Bridal shower gifts

My daughter’s bridal shower is coming up very soon. I planned on giving away something crocheted with a hand soap, lotion, or candle. Once I knew the basics of creating a crochet basket, I went to the store and purchased several skeins in beautiful colors. Then I made a bunch in a variety of patterns making it all up as I went along. The hard part is remembering what I did after making so many. Therefore, before I give them away, I am working hard on writing up the patterns.

Oklahoma City Green basket
Oklahoma City Green basket

 

Tampa Spice basket
Tampa Spice basket

 

Napa Valley Pinot basket

Napa Valley Pinot basket

Vermont Green-Oklahoma City Green crochet basket
Vermont Green-Oklahoma City Green crochet basket

 

Extra Pattern at the Bottom

All the crochet baskets pictured are made using the directions below except for one. This one is a bit bigger and uses a spike stitch for a distinctive look. Make sure to scroll to the bottom to get those directions too.

Yarn Used  

The crochet baskets shown are all made from these four colors of Lion Brand Hometown USA Yarn Super Bulky.

Lion Brand Vermont Green (Darker Green)

Lion Brand Oklahoma City Green (Lighter Green)

Lion Brand Tampa Spice (this is the color with the red tone)

Lion Brand Napa Valley Pinot (this is the darker maroon color)

Each basket uses one skein of yarn or less. When there is left-over yarn, determine if there are any colors that go together and use the left-over yarn as an accent color. Sometimes, you may have two colors in a basket like I did with the Lion Brand Vermont Green and Lion Brand Oklahoma City Green. Note: all I did was use the directions below, changing the yarn colors as desired through the basket.

Difficulty:

Easy

Materials:

Boye Crochet Hook Size N
Yarn Needle
Stitch Marker
Scissors

Abbreviations:

SC = single crochet
SL ST = slip stitch
ST = Stitch
CH = chain

Directions

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

Pictures

Here are two pictures of the bottom and beginning row of the side of the basket from another soft crochet basket that I completed. If you would like this pattern, you can get that here.

circle for crochet basket

Beginning Round 1: 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).
Row 2: 2 SC in each ST and SL ST into first SC. Should be 16 SC in this row. (move the stitch marker to this stitch).
Row 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 to move the stitch marker).
Row 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. (Continue to move the stitch marker).
Row 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. (Continue to move the stitch marker).
Row 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 to move the stitch marker). This is the first row of the sides of the basket.
Rows 7-20: 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.

Trio of Baskets
Trio of Baskets

 

Vermont Green-Oklahoma City Green basket
Vermont Green-Oklahoma City Green basket

 

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How to Crochet a Simple Basket  – Bonus Pattern

Difficulty:

Easy

Materials:

Lion Brand Vermont Green

Lion Brand Oklahoma City Green

 Boye Crochet Hook Size N
Yarn Needle
Stitch Marker
Scissors

Abbreviations:

SC = single crochet
SL ST = slip stitch
ST = Stitch
CH = chain

Directions

Begin with a magic circle. Using the Lion Brand Oklahoma City Green

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

Beginning Round 1: 9 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).
Row 2: 2 SC in each ST and SL ST into first SC. Should be 18 SC in this row. (move the stitch marker to this stitch).
Row 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 to move the stitch marker).
Row 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. (Continue to move the stitch marker).
Row 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. (Continue to move the stitch marker).
Row 6: *2 SC in first ST, 1 SC in next four ST*. Continue this pattern * until the end of the row and join to the first SC with a SL ST. (Continue to move the stitch marker).
Row 7: 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 to move the stitch marker). This is the first row of the sides of the basket.

 

Spike Stitch Close UP
Spike Stitch Close UP

Rows 8-10: 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).
Row 11: Change yarn to Lion Brand Vermont Green *1 SC in first ST. Then do a spike stitch inserting the hook into a stitch from the lower row, yarn over, pull through and complete the SC*. Continue from * until the end of the row and join to the first SC with a SL St. (Continue to move the stitch marker).

Rows 12-13: 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).
Rows

Rows 13-15: Change yarn to Lion Brand Oklahoma City Green. 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).
Rows

Row 16: Change yarn to Lion Brand Vermont Green. *1 SC in first ST. Then do a spike stitch inserting the hook into a stitch from the lower row, yarn over, pull through and complete the SC*. Continue from * until the end of the row and join to the first SC with a SL St. (Continue to move the stitch marker).

Rows 17-19: 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).
Rows

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

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Here are some other crochet patterns you might enjoy.

Triad Baskets Crochet Pattern 1

seaside reflections chunky crochet basket

Coral Expressions Soft Chunky Crochet Baskets

 

 

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