Crochet Basket with Handles Pattern

Crochet Basket with Handles Pattern

Crochet Basket with Handles Pattern
Crochet Basket with Handles Pattern
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This crochet basket pattern combines the coziness of super bulky yarn with the texture of the Celtic weave stitch to create a homey, handy basket. This charming basket with optional handles (or a drawstring!) is an intermediate crochet pattern, but don’t worry! We’ve done our best to make sure you don’t get lost in the pattern. You can use this basket to hold household items, books, blankets, or anything else your heart desires! Finish this pattern with handles or a drawstring, or make two baskets so you’ll have one of both!

Time to CompleteLonger than a weekend

Main MaterialYarn

Primary TechniqueCrochet

Difficulty LevelIntermediate

Materials List

  • 4 skeins (330 yards) of super bulky #6 yarn such as Lion Brand Hometown USA or Jiffy Thick & Quick
  • 10.0 mm (P-15) crochet hook or size needed to obtain the gauge
  • Yarn needle for weaving in ends

Instructions

  • This pattern uses the Celtic Weave.
  • Starting chain does NOT count as a stitch.
  • Each round is started in the same stitch as starting chain.
  • The end of each round is joined by slip stitching in the first stitch of the round, not the starting chain.
Size: 8" tall x 16" wide (10" tall with handles)

HDC Gauge Swatch: 7.5 stitches and 5 rows = 4" (10 cm)

Make a Magic Ring

  1. Round 1: Working into the ring - Ch 1, make 9 hdc, join in first hdc and tighten the ring to close (9)

  2. Round 2: Ch 1, make 2 hdc in each stitch around, join (18)

  3. Round 3: Ch 1, in first stitch *make 2 hdc, hdc in next stitch* repeat around, join (27)

  4. Round 4: Ch 1, in first stitch *make 2 hdc, hdc in next 2 stitches* repeat around, join (36)

  5. Round 5: Ch 1, in first stitch *make 2 hdc, hdc in next 3 stitches* repeat around, join (45)

  6. Round 6: Ch 1, in first stitch *make 2 hdc, hdc in next 4 stitches* repeat around, join (54)

  7. Round 7: Ch 1, in first stitch *make 2 hdc, hdc in next 5 stitches* repeat around, join (63)

  8. Round 8: Ch 1, in first stitch *make 2 hdc, hdc in next 6 stitches* repeat around, join (72)

  9. Round 9: Ch 1, in first stitch *make 2 hdc, hdc in next 7 stitches* repeat around, join (81)

  10. Round 10: Ch 1, in first stitch *make 2 hdc, hdc in next 8 stitches* repeat around, join (90)

  11. Round 11: Working in the back loop and the third loop - Ch 1, in first stitch *make 2 hdc, hdc in next 44 stitches* repeat between *, join (92)

    Note on the third loop: Fold your work towards you so the back of the HDC is visible. The arrows in this image indicate the “third loop” on the back of the stitch. You will be working into the back loop and third loop for Round 11 only.

  12. Round 12: Ch 3, *skip 2 stitches, FPtrc in next 2 stitches, working in front of the posts just made, FPtrc in the 2 skipped stitches* repeat around, join in first FPtrc (92)

  13. Round 13: Ch 3, skip first 4 stitches, FPtrc in next 2 stitches, *working behind the posts just made, FPtrc in the last 2 skipped stitches, skip 2 stitches, FPtrc in next 2 stitches* repeat from * around, join in first FPtrc (92)

  14. Round 14: Ch 3, skip first 4 stitches, FPtrc in next 2 stitches, *working in front of the posts just made, FPtrc in the last 2 skipped stitches, skip 2 stitches, FPtrc in next 2 stitches* repeat from * around, join in first FPtrc (92)

  15. Round 15 - 18: Repeat Rounds 13 & 14

  16. Round 19: Ch 1, FPhdc in every stitch around (do not cross any stitches), join in first FPhdc (92)

Drawstring Option

  1. Round 20: Ch 2, dc in each stitch around, join in first dc (92)

  2. Round 21: Sl st in each stitch around, join and fasten off (92)

  3. Tie: Make a chain that is approximately 60 inches long and weave it through the DC stitches. Tie in a secure bow.

Handles Option

  1. Round 20 - 21: Ch 1, sc in each stitch around, join (92)

  2. Round 22: Ch 1, sc 20, chain 6, skip 6 stiches, sc in next stitch 40 stiches, chain 6, skip 6 stiches, sc in next 20 stiches, join (80 sc, 12 ch)

  3. Round 23: Ch 1, sc in each stitch (including chain stitches) around, join (92)

  4. Round 24: Ch 1, sc in first 20 stitches, *working AROUND the chain and the stitches from the previous round - make 10 sc*, now working normally - sc in next 40 stiches, repeat instructions between *, sc in next 20 stitches, join (100)

  5. Round 25: Sl st in each stitch around, join and fasten off (100)

Abbreviations

ch
chain
sl st
slip stitch
sc
single crochet
hdc
half double crochet
FPhdc
front post half double crochet
FPtrc
front post treble crochet

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