How to Crochet a Basket


How to Crochet a Basket

Skill Level: Beginner Easy

Written by Teresa Richardson

Video Tutorial: How to Crochet a Basket

Abbreviations
SC - Single Crochet
HDC - Half Double Crochet
SH - Shell
LP -Loop
EA - Each
CH - Chain

Materials
K Crochet hook
2 Skeins of 4 Ply Yarn - 2 Strands

Chain 4, Join
Round 1: Ch 1, pull the loop up, this will not count as a stitch. 12 HDC in the loop, Join with the beginning HDC. (12 Half Double Crochet Total)

Round 2: Ch 1, pull the loop up, this will not count as a stitch. 2 HDC in each stitch around, Join with the beginning HDC. (24 Half Double Crochet Total)

Round 3: Ch 1, pull the loop up, this will not count as a stitch. 1 HDC in each stitch around, Join with the beginning HDC. (24 Half Double Crochet Total)

Round 4: Ch 1, pull the loop up, this will not count as a stitch. 2 HDC in each stitch around, Join with the beginning HDC. (48 Half Double Crochet Total)

Round 5-15: Ch 1, pull the loop up, this will not count as a stitch. 1 HDC in each stitch around, Join with the beginning HDC. (48 Half Double Crochet Total)

Shell - 6 Double Crochet

Edging: *Ch 1, SC in same space, Skip 2 DC, Shell in the next DC. Complete 8 times total from *. (8 Shells total)

Handle: CH 6, join
Round 1: 6 SC through the chain, do not join. The rest of the handle will be worked in a continual round.
Round 2-50: 1 SC in ea SC around.
The handle will be approximately 22-23 inches long.

Evenly sew the handle to the basket. Sew in all the tails.

Alternative Edging Idea: A reverse single crochet can be worked as an alternative.


Comments

  1. THANK YOU! I saw the video fist and I did not wait for the written instructions. The basket is SOO beautiful. Thanks so much. Im kind of new to Crochet (only 2 weeks) and your videos have helped me a TON!

    Jennifer

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  2. This is beautiful! I would like to get the supplies to make a couple for my Granddaughters could you tell me how much yarn it took you to make just the one basket as you have it written?

    Thanks so much, and thank you for everything you provide for us newbies! lol

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  3. Crafty Grammie,
    Thank you. 2 Skeins of yarn will work.

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  4. hey teresa, what a beautiful basket! thank you soooooo much for this and take care
    chits

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  5. Nice idea!!

    Take a look at my blog, I've made two crocheted necklaces the previous week that I was ill at home. I have combined some of your videos and I made them :)

    Have a beautiful day Teresa and thankw for everything!

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  6. Dee Dee,
    The necklaces are nice.

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  7. Thank yoy Teresa. I put a link with your blog if you dont mind.

    Have a lovely afternoon :)

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  8. Dee Dee,
    You are welcome to post links.

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  9. Crocheted in CincinnatiMarch 17, 2009 at 9:21 AM

    I love this basket! I am excited about trying it with PLARN instead of yarn! That way I can turn it into a basket to use outsid or inside & it won't matter if it gets wet bc I can then just throw it into the washer!

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  10. What a beautiful and easy pattern to follow! I was wondering if you knew how to make the basket bigger? I tried to alternate the hdc in each hdc with the 2hdc in each hdc but my work just scrunches up. Is there a way to make the bottom bigger?

    Thanks so much in advance! :-)

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  11. I love all of your work and i appreciate how you take the time to teach all of us how to make beautiful things. I am a visual learner and all of your tutorials really really help so much. I can't thank you enough. Have a nice day.

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  12. I've made two baskets and I'm a total beginner! Thanks sooooo much Teresa for all your videos and patterns.

    Here are mine (1) (2) but not as good as yours!

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  13. Hi Teresa,

    What yarn did you use for your basket?

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  14. oh, we like this. I'm going to show the kids in my next Loopers! class and they can have this option for a christmas gift for their moms! love it, they can fill it with treaties!

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  15. Thanks for this adorable Easter basket pattern! I can't wait to make one, now I just have to decide what colors to use! lol.

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  16. Hi I like ur blog.... I tried this bag and came out Gud and I feel difficult to make handle... Can u give me tips to make handle

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