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Crocheted Stash Buster Basket

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Clean out your yarn stash and begin organizing your life with this Crocheted Stash Buster Basket.  This easy beginner crochet pattern is made with 2 strands of yarn, so it works up quickly and is thick and sturdy for all your storage needs.  Use the same colored yarn or mix and match colors to create a basket for any room in your home.

crochet basket

Materials:

  • 2 balls Red Heart Super Saver yarn
  • 6.5 mm [US K-10 ½] crochet hook
  • Yarn Needle

 

Special Abbreviations:  V st:  (dc, ch 1, dc) all in the same st. or ch.  As you can see, you’ll be making little V’s all around the basket.

stash buster

 

 

Instructions:
For a bigger basket, continue round 5, just increase an additional dc in each round (so the next round would be ch 2, 2 dc in first st, dc in next 4 sts).  For a smaller one, omit round 5.  You can also make the basket walls as high as you’d like by continuing or halting rounds when you get to round 7.
This pattern requires holding two strands of yarn.  Ch 2 does NOT count as a st.  Ch 4 does count as dc and ch 1.

  1. With 2 strands of yarn held together, ch 4, sl st in first ch to create ring.
     
  2. Round 1:  Ch 2, 12 dc in ring, join with sl st to first dc.  (12 dc)
     
  3. Round 2:  Ch 2, 3 dc in each st around, join with sl st to first dc.  (24 dc)
     
  4. Round 3:  Ch 2, (2 dc in first st, dc in next st) 12 times, join with sl st to first dc. (36 dc)
     
  5. Round 4:  Ch 2, (2 dc in first st, dc in next 2 stitches) 12 times, join with sl st to first dc.  (48 dc)
     
  6. Round 5:  Ch 2, (2 dc in first st, dc in next 3 sts) 12 times, join with sl st to first dc.  (60 dc)
     
  7. Round 6:  Chain 4, dc in first st, sk 1 st, (V-st, sk 1 st) 29 times, join in 3rd ch of ch-4.   (30 V-st)
     
  8. Rounds 7-15:  Sl st into first ch 1, ch 4, dc in same ch 1, (V-st in next ch 1) 29 times, join in 3rd ch of ch 4.  (30 V-st) if you want your basket to be higher, you can continue this for five more rounds, for a total of 20.  I thought 15 was plenty for me.
     
  9. Round 16:  Ch 3 dc in each dc from previous round, join in top of ch 3.
     
  10. Weave in ends.
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