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2 Strand Fold Basket

This heavy duty basket from Lily Sugar n' Cream is crocheted with two strands of yarn, making it durable and sturdy.  It also works up quickly so it's great to make on a rainy afternoon.  Use this crocheted basket pattern to organize items in your kitchen, bathroom or closet.  This would be a great way to keep your toiletries organized, or you can use it to store fruit just purchased from the farmer's market.  To crochet the veggies in this picture, see the Vegetable Cornucopia Crochet Pattern.

Crochet 2-Strand Fold Basket

Materials:

  • 4 balls Lily® Sugar’n Cream® Twists Yarn in color of your choice
  • Size 5 mm (U.S. H or 8) crochet hook or size needed to obtain gauge
  • Fabric stiffener

 

Gauge: 13½ sc and 16 rows = 4 ins [10 cm] with 2 strands of yarn tog.

 

Instructions:

Size: Approx 5 x 10 x 6 ins [12.5 x 25.5 x 15 cm], with top unfolded.

Sides (Make in 1 Piece)

  1. With 2 strands of yarn, ch 21.
     
  2. 1st row: (RS). 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook. 1 sc in each ch to end of ch. Turn. 20 sc.
     
  3. 2nd row: Ch 1. 1 sc in each sc across. Turn.
     
  4. Rep last row until work from beg measures 5 ins [12.5 cm], ending with a WS row.
     
  5. **Next row: (RS). (Fold line). Ch 1. Working through back loops only, 1 sc in each sc across. Turn.
     
  6. Next row: Ch 1. Working through both loops, 1 sc in each sc across. Turn.
     
  7. Rep last row until work from last fold line measures 10 ins [25.5 cm], ending with a WS row.**
     
  8. Next row: (RS). (Fold line). Ch 1. Working through back loops only, 1 sc in each sc across. Turn.
     
  9. Next row: Ch 1. Working through both loops, 1 sc in each sc across. Turn.
     
  10. Rep last row until work from last fold line measures 5 ins [12.5 cm], ending with a WS row.
     
  11. Rep from ** to ** once more.
     
  12. Next row: (RS). (Joining row). Place foundation ch behind last row with WS of work tog. Ch 1.
     
  13. Working through both thicknesses, 1 sc in each sc across. Fasten off.

 

Base

  1. With 2 strands of yarn, ch 35.
     
  2. 1st row: (RS). 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook. 1 sc in each ch to end of ch. Turn. 34 sc.
     
  3. 2nd row: Ch 1. 1 sc in each sc across. Turn.
     
  4. Rep last row until work from beg measures 5 ins [12.5 cm], ending with a WS row. Do not fasten off.
     
  5. Join Base to Sides: Place lower edge of Sides behind Base with WS of work tog, aligning corners of Base with fold lines and joining row of Sides.
     
  6. Next rnd: (RS). Ch 1. Working through both thicknesses, work 1 rnd of sc around all 4 sides of Base. Join with sl st in first sc. Fasten off.

 

Finishing

  1. Apply Fabric stiffener to Basket following manufacturer’s directions.
     
  2. Fold top edge of Basket to RS as shown in picture.

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This is a handy pattern to have. You can use it for so many things around the house or office. It also makes a great gift box to put even more crocheted goodies and crafts into. I could use this to make up some nice gift baskets to sell at craft sales and bazaars.

The two strand Fold basket is a very clever pattern. Making this and keeping in your kitchen to use it for a catch all. This could be made in two colors and would so cute. The pattern dos not seem too complicate and probably would work up fast. This would make a great gift or use it for a basket on the back of the toilet. It is make with cotton yarn which is very easy to work with. I am definitely going to make this one up.

Would this basket be sturdy enough to stand on its own without using fabric stiffener? I have seen many other basket patterns and they never say to use a fabric stiffener. In any case, this basket looks like it is a nice large size- I would use it as storage in my linen closet to hold toiletries and bath tissue!

This would be just adorable on the table with fresh from the farmers market. You could crochet them in any color, so you could do them to match your dcor. I think these would work well crochet in the favorite color of the bride to be as the perfect wedding gift or bridal shower gift.

I love all cotton Lily Sugar N Cream yarn. I use it for crochet dolls all the time because it has the more natural look and feel I like. My grand babies would love this basket of crochet produce. They're 7 mos and 14 months. I could keep changing the produce in it and add more things.

I'd love to make the basket, but do I need to use special fabric stiffener? Is there a blend of water and glue that anyone has tried that might work?

I want to make this, but do not know what RS and WS mean. Could someone enlighten me please?!

Hi there, RS means Righr Side and WS means Wrong Side. Thanks!

So Cute! and I love the little veggies.

Has anyone tried adding a stripe or other embellishment to this pattern? We'd love to see pictures on our Facebook page! (www.facebook.com/favecrafts).

What does the RS and the WS stand for??

RS Righr Side, WS Wrong Side.

Love this!!!

very pratical use of leftover yarn

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