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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.

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  • 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.

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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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This is basically an upside down hat. You could likely make it using any hat directions as long as you use 2 strands of yarn. Just keep in mind that once you wash it (and you probably will at some point), It may not be as sturdy since the yarn "softens" up in the wash.

Hi bobbylonardo--Thanks for your comment. Actually this ends up being much larger than a hat...and in order to make a basket, the base has to be flat and round, while a hat is more pointed at the end...but technically if you're really crafty, you could adapt a hat into a basket by extending the base. And you can easily stiffen the basket if you'd like by using starch.

Oh, forgot to say that I started the basket with the magic ring instead of the ch 4. I liked the way it looks more than the open hole.

This was fun. Thank you for the pattern. After round 16 I added a row of reverse single crochet to give a little more firmness to the top edge.

Pattern looks good and I will try it but I think there is a typo. I think Round 2 should be 2 dc in each st around not 3. 3 dc around would make it 36 dc in round and I don't think it would lay flat. The idea is great though.

Beautiful, must get my crochet hooks out.


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