Crochet Basket

Baskets are a great way to store things. They make the room look neat. Stylish baskets are in trend. This is where you can make the house look pretty without anyone having to see the mess inside it. One particularly important use of baskets that I find these days is to store my yarn. This little basket was made for just that. Although I cannot store all of my yarn in them, it’s good to have a few around while doing a particular project. This way it’s easy to find them and they are all in a single place. No mess and easy to find.

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Thus basket is made with a special stitch called puff stitch. To learn how to do the puff stitch, check out this tutorial.

Now off to the basket pattern.

For the base ( with yellow yarn ):

Ch 4. Slip stitch in first ch to form a loop.

Round 1 : Ch 3. 12 dc in the center space. 

Round 2 : Ch 3. 1 dc in the same stitch. 2 dc in each of the next stitches. Join with a slip st to 3rd ch.

Round 3 : Ch 3. 2dc in the next st. * 1 dc, 2dc * repeat * till end.

Round 4 : Ch 3. 1 dc in the next, 2 dc. * 1dc, 1dc, 2dc * Repeat * till end.

Round 5 : Ch 3. 1 dc, 1 dc, 2 dc. * 1 dc, 1 dc, 1dc, 2 dc * Repeat * till end.

( with grey yarn):

Round 6 : Ch 3. 1dc, 1 dc, 1 dc, 2 dc. * 1 dc, 1dc, 1dc, 1 dc, 2 dc * repeat * till end.

Round 7 : Ch 3. 1dc, 1dc,1dc, 1dc, 2dc. * 1 dc, 1dc, 1dc, 1dc, 1dc, 2 dc * repeat * till end.

Round 8 : Ch 3. 1dc, 1dc, 1dc, 1dc, 1dc, 2 dc. * 1dc, 1dc, 1dc, 1dc, 1dc, 1dc,  2 dc* Repeat * till end. 

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( with yellow yarn) :

Round 9 : Ch 3. 1 dc, 1 dc, 1 dc, 1dc, 1dc, 1 dc, 2dc. * 1 dc, 1dc, 1dc, 1dc, 1dc, 1dc, 1dc, 2dc * Repeat * till end.

Round 10 :Ch 3. 1 dc, 1dc, 1dc, 1dc, 1 dc, 1dc, 1dc, 2 dc. * 1dc, 1dc, 1dc, 1dc, 1dc, 1dc, 1dc, 1dc, 2 dc * Repeat * till end.

Round 11 : Ch 1. 1 sc in each of the stitches. Join to ch 1.

Now for the body:

Round 12 – 15 : Ch 3. Skip 1 st. *Puff st in the next. Ch 1. Skip the next st.* Repeat * till end. Join with a slip stitch to ch 3.

Round 16 : ( with grey yarn ) Repeat Round 12.

Round 17 : ( with yellow yarn ) repeat Round 12.

Round 18 : ( with grey yarn ) Repeat Round 12.

Round 19 : ( with yellow yarn) Repeat Round 12.

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Now for the handles: ( with yellow yarn ):

Round 20 : Ch 1. 2 sc. ch 16. Skip 16 stitches. 1 sc in each of the next 48 stitches.ch 16. Skip 16 stitches. 1 dc in each of the next 48 sts. Join to ch 1.

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Round 21 : Ch 1. 2 sc in next 2 stitches. 16 sc in the ch 16 space. 1 sc in each of the next 48 stitches. 16 sc in the ch 16 space. 1 sc in each of the next 48 stitches. Join with a slip st to ch 1.

Ch 1. 1 sc in each of the st. 

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