3 Hour Easy Crochet Basket!

easy crochet basketKeep organization fun with baskets that have a personal touch! I whipped up this little beauty during a Harry Potter Marathon. It took approximately 1.5 Harry Potter Movies to make this, so this easy crochet basket should take about 3 hours. If you aren’t distracted by a movie, this probably will go a lot faster!

Final dimensions: 9 inches in diameter, 6 inches tall.

Supplies:

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Abbreviations used:
  • hdc- half double crochet
    • Find a video tutorial for this stitch here
  • ch- chain
  • sc- single crochet
  • sk- skip
  • sl st- slip stitch
  • st, sts- stitch, stitches
Instructions:

Use 2 strands of yarn together when making this basket for thickness and durability.

  1. Ch 2. 8 hdc in second ch from hook. Sl st to join. (8 sts)
  2. Ch 1, turn. 2 hdc in each st around. Sl st to join (16 sts)
  3. Ch 1, turn. *1 hdc in next st, 2 hdc in next st. Repeat from * to end. Sl st to join (24 sts)
  4. Ch 1, turn. *1 hdc in next 2 sts, 2 hdc in next st. Repeat from * to end. Sl st to join (32 sts)
  5. Ch 1, turn. *1 hdc in next 3 sts, 2 hdc in next st. Repeat from * to end. Sl st to join (40 sts)
  6. Ch 1, turn. *1 hdc in next 4 sts, 2 hdc in next st. Repeat from * to end. Sl st to join (48 sts)
  7. Ch 1, turn. *1 hdc in next 5 sts, 2 hdc in next st. Repeat from * to end. Sl st to join (54 sts)
  8. Ch 1, turn. *1 hdc in next 6 sts, 2 hdc in next st. Repeat from * to end. Sl st to join (62 sts)
  9. Ch 1, turn. *1 hdc in next 7 sts, 2 hdc in next st. Repeat from * to end. Sl st to join (70 sts)
  10. Ch 1, turn. *1hdc in next 8 sts,2 hdc in next st. Repeat from * to end.Sl st to join (78sts)
    1. The base is now finished. If this is not the size wanted, make more or less rows using pattern above to desired diameter
  11. Ch 1, turn. In the front loops of the sts,hdc around.Sl st to join (78sts)
    1. (The goal here is to have a clean line around the base of the basket to define where the wall is and the base. Right handed people may need to do the back loops. The front and back of the base should look the same since it isn’t done in the round, but if you prefer one side over the other, make sure that the loop that is not crocheted in is on the outside of the basket).
  12. *Ch 1, turn. Hdc around. Sl st to join (78 sts). Repeat this row 8 times (a total of 9 rows of hdc)  easy crochet basket
  13. Ch 1, turn. Hdc in next 14 sts. Ch 9. Sk 8 sts, hdc in next st. Hdc in next 35 sts. Ch 9. Sk 8 sts, hdc in next st. Hdc to end of row, sl st to join.
  14. Ch 1, turn. Hdc around. In the chain spaces, hdc 9 times around the chain sts (don’t go into a loop). Sl st to join
  15. Ch 1, turn. Sc around. Sl st to join. Fasten off, weave in ends. easy crochet basket

Finished! I would love to see what color combinations you choose for this awesome basket!

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