I spotted these amazing neon crochet baskets a few weeks ago, and I knew I just had to make my own.
(image via Handy Crafter)
I decided to make a smaller and simpler version, using normal string and some colourful wool. I battled to find a simple crochet basket pattern to suit my limited stitch vocabulary, but I eventually managed to put together a pattern based on a few others. I think they turned out quite nicely.
What you’ll need:
- string/twine (from any craft shop or hardware store)
- crochet hook (I used a 5mm)
- wool in contrasting colour (I used double knit, you just need to make sure that your wool and string have more or less the same thickness)
- basic crochet skills (chain, slip stitch, single crochet, double crochet)
ch – chain
sl st- slip stitch
sc- single crochet
dc- double crochet
- ch 5, join with sl st to form ring.
- ch 3, 11 dc into ring, join with sl st into 3rd ch of first stitch (12 dc in total)
- ch 3, 2 dc into each stitch, join with sl st into 3rd ch of first stitch (24 dc in total)
- ch3, *2 dc into first stitch, 1 dc into next stitch*, repeat around, join with sl st into 3rd ch of first stitch (36 dc in total)
- ch3, *2 dc into first stitch, 1 dc into next stitch, 1 dc into next stitch*, repeat around, join with sl st into 3rd ch of first stitch (48 dc in total). If you want a basket with a larger diameter, you can continue in this fashion until desired (ie increase the number of single dc stitches with each round)
- sc into back loop of each stitch of the previous round. This will form the bottom edge of the basket.
- Complete the side of the basket with either one sc or one dc into each stitch of the previous row, until sides have the desired height. Swop to coloured wool to create stripes, or a top edge.
- Finish off with a row of sc.
I hope that all makes sense! These little baskets are perfect to store little things around the home, but you can make them as big as you like.
47 thoughts on “Loving…crochet baskets”
You are SO clever and inspiring!
Aaah, thank you! xxx
LOVE LOVE LOVE these – adding them to my list to try (they seem ambitious seeing that I have only just mastered the granny square and never tried to follow a pattern in my life, eek!)
Don’t worry, I have very little experience and I managed to get through. Good luck and let me know how it goes!
I will, thank you x
Well Andrea I’m opposite. I’ve crocheted many items including hats and whatnots & thingamajigs. But the granny square scares me. One day I will master the classic granny square. But it just won’t be today. I’m going to attempt making this using some baby pink (a bit on the brighter side of baby pink) that I have to use on.
These are beautiful, Danielle!
BTW I just discovered your blog and I love it.
Yay, thanks Anya!
These look great! I started crocheting on the weekend 🙂 Is this a UK or US pattern?
Hmm, good question Carlien! I think it’s a UK pattern (a double crochet is double the height of a single crochet, if that helps?)
Thank you for this. It’s brilliant I’m making a couple for every rooms:)
Thanks for the cute, easy pattern I have made 2 bowls tonight!! LOVE IT!! Gonna experiment some with different materials!
That’s great! They do go quickly once you get the hang of it. Have fun!
These baskets are absolutely gorgeous! These will certainly go on my to-do list and I can’t wait for them to be to-done!
Thanks so much Jani! They are very rewarding to make, since they’re so quick and easy, so I’m sure you won’t need to wait long!
Definitely want to try this!! Just one question, what is the string/twine used for?
The whole basket is crocheted using the string/twine, I only used wool for the bright accent stripes.
these look so cute! I need to learn to crochet!
Do it! A friend taught me in one evening, and this was my first project.
Thank you so much for your pattern. This is the first one I’ve been able to follow and got what I wanted. Love love love!
Such a pleasure Cortney!
Thank you very much for such a pretty and easy pattern for basket ,i have made one basket and very happy because impossible has become possible for me.and i am still surprised that i have made it. God bless u.
I’ve tried other basket pattern but didn’t like the outcome. I think I’ve found the one for me. Thank you, I’m going to get the materials tomorrow and get started on some.
Good luck Roberta, let me know how it works out!
WOW!! These are amazing! Any idea where the neon twine came from?
Hi Sarah. I’m not sure where to get the neon twine, sorry!
I like them so much so I made my own. they’re not as pretty as yours. I think because the yarn is fine and I used 4 mm hook.
you can see my baskets here http://www.pinterest.com/pin/537406168008874295/
Those are lovely, thanks for sharing!
Thank you very much for sharing , I know how to deal next summer!
Thank you for posting these with easy instructions that a beginner could follow……..like me
What kind of string/twine did you use not sure I am clear on that part?
Hi Tammy, any cotton string/twine will be fine!
I don’t know if you still follow your postings, but I wanted to thank you for your pattern! It is exactly what I was looking for to hold a coaster set I just made. You are very talented.
I can’t wait to get started, can you please tell me how many chains for larger basket, what kind of “string” is cotton okay? Thank you