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How to Crochet a Basket

Want to learn how to crochet a basket? Iuliana, from the Creative Team, is here to teach us how! These adorable little baskets make fantastic Mother’s Day gifts! Enjoy! -Linda

How to Crochet a Basket

May is a busy month at our house, and between my birthday, mother’s day, my daughter’s birthday and half my friends’ birthdays, I have my hands full especially when it comes to gift giving. Today, I am sharing a simple tutorial on How to Crochet a Basket, which makes for a quick last minute and economical gift! (Mother’s Day gift anyone? Talk about last minute!)

how to crochet a basket

Crochet Spa Basket Tutorial

Supplies:
cotton worsted weight yarn (i used Lily Sugar n’ Cream)
5.5 mm hook
needle for weaving in ends

Abbreviations:
CH- chain
ST- stich
SL ST- slip stitch
SC- single crochet
DC- double crochet

Step 1: Make a magic loop (learn how to make a magic loop here or at Hip2Thrift). CH 3, 12 DC in the loop, join with Sl ST at the top of the CH 3.

crochet basket

Step 2- CH 3, DC in the same stitch as the CH3, 2 DC in each stitch around. Join with Sl ST to the top of the CH 3

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Step 3: CH 3, DC in the same stitch as the CH3, *2 DC in next st, 1 DC, 2 DC*, all around. Join with Sl ST to the top of the CH 3

crochet craft.Step 4- CH 3, DC in the same stitch as the CH3, *2 DC in next st, 1 DC in the next 2 stitches, 2 DC*, all around. Join with Sl ST to the top of the CH 3.

You are basically making a flat circle. Keep adding 1DCs in between 2DCs, depending on how big you want the basket bottom to be. I stopped at the previous row. Make sure that your circle is flat.

Step 5- CH 1, SC into the back loop of next stitch and all around. SL ST to the beginning CH1.

This step creates a ledge and makes for a good transition to the next rows that will all be going up, creating the walls of the basket.

crocheting tutorialStep 6 – regular SC all around. Join with a SL ST. You can make it as tall as you want here.

crocheted basket

You can make it taller and fold it over for an awesome cuff and more sturdy look.

small crochet basket

Step 7- Weave in ends with your upholstery needle.

Optional: Depending on how loose or tight you crochet, you can spray the basket with a starch spray and iron.

I love how easy these baskets are to make! If you use thicker yarn, or even t-shirt yarn, you can these up in no time. You can use two colors for an awesome color block look. These baskets are versatile and can be used to hold spa essentials, make-up, or as storage anywhere in the house. Give it away as a gift filled with awesome spa goodies, or keep it for yourself. I have a couple that I use whenever I have guests and I fill them with washcloths, small size toiletries, and even some treats.

Now that you know how to crochet a basket, go make some baskets now!

Iuliana

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  1. 1
    Little Bit says:

    These baskets look great! I’m pinning. Little Bit

  2. 2

    Thank you for this wonderful post! I really want to learn how to crochet, espesially I want to be able to crochet baskets! I am pinning this for future referance (for when I learn how to crochet) :)

  3. 3
    Mindi says:

    These are so fun!! I love that you can fold it over too!! Great tutorial!

  4. 4
    Janet says:

    only learning basic stitches for crochet @ moment, but itching to do this design. very inspiring

  5. 5

    Thank you for reminding me about crocheted baskets. I make all sorts of containers but forgot about the crocheted ones. I’ll have to get busy making them for Christmas – I know, it’s a little early – but what a neat gift to give with all sorts of things inside…bath items, toys, candy, etc.

  6. 6
    julie says:

    cute basket but to bad i cant make this i cant even make a dish towle with out it coming out weird. thanks for sharing, God bless.

  7. 7
    Darlene says:

    Hi,, I found this post on pinterest – thought I would stop by and thank you for the great tutorial and to let you know that I am repinning it.

  8. 8
    Mary Wallace says:

    Want to make baskets for Christmas gifts.

  9. 9
    Chris Baker Cox says:

    I just learned how to make these, and they are so quick and easy! Also, you can make a pretty nice size bowl with just one skein of yarn…so these can be pretty inexpensive to make. I do have one question though, I used Lion Brand – Wool-Ease yarn and a 10mm needle (N?)…but my bowl/basket was a little flimsy. Any ideas on how to go about stiffening it up a little? I would like it to stand up a little better.
    Thanks for the great tutorial!!

  10. 10
    Mandy says:

    Found this via Pinterest. I love working with cotton and especially like the idea of folding over the edge of the bowl. I can’t wait to try them. Thanks for a great tutorial.

  11. 11
    Holly Hart says:

    Just what I was looking for, I lead a Group ” Out-Patient Psych, Brigham & Women’s Hospital, Boston, MA.
    We do not have a budget, so if I can get a Free Pattern or additional ideas for the Group, is just fantastic.
    Thank you

  12. 12
    Yarnyokel says:

    This is a great idea. I especially like how you used it for the q-tips. I needed an idea for that ugly little jar I have. Thanks for sharing that.