I have been in a crochet basket kick lately! There is so much I can use this for and it has come to be helpful and makes things look not so scattered. They also fit nicely inside drawers. I use them for my essential oils next to my diffuser, nail polish in my vanity. It can also be used for guest bathrooms for q tips, cotton rounds, packaged floss, etc. Gifts are my most exciting part because you can change the color or use ribbon and make a thoughtful gift for Halloween candy, Christmas can be filled with hot chocolate packets with marshmallows and the list could go on! I hope you enjoy this as much as I did! They work up super quick and are so cute!
- Yarn/cord I used:
-Cora's Cotton Craft Cord - 1mm - I used Blush Pink and Black
- 5.00 mm Crochet Hook - sturdier one
- Tapestry needle
- Stitch marker ( optional)
- CH - chain
- SK - skip
- STS - stitches
- MC - magic circle aka magic ring
- Sl ST - slip stitch
- SC - single crochet
- DC - double crochet
- HDC - half double crochet
- HDC INC - half double crochet increase (two half double crochet in the same stitch)
- This basket unlike the Waterfront Trinket basket is joined at the end of each round and chain 1.
- Chain one does NOT count as a stitch, so be sure to place your first stitch in the same as where you chained 1.
- I crochet tightly.
- Measures approx. 3.5 inches diameter from the base and 2.25 inches in height.
DOUBLE CROCHET "X"
If you enjoy this pattern be sure to check out the Waterfront Trinket Basket!
I used Natural Cotton Cord - 1.2 mm Thick -Cora's Cotton Craft Cord - 1mm - I used Blush Pink and Black I found them both at my local craft store. I really enjoy using these cords for baskets because it helps keep its shape a little better than am acrylic would.
If you find yourself with a thicker cord you can adjust your hook size along with it. This size felt perfect for this cotton cord because as soon as I started making it bigger it started to lose its shape. I would totally try this doubling or tripling the cord with a much bigger crochet hook size to get several stacking baskets if you would like that! I do one to mention I prefer the craft cord, maybe it's the brand but I feel it held up a tad sturdier than the other.
Pattern: SMALL BASKET
Make an MC
Make 6 HDC in the MC
Row 1 - [HDC Inc. in every stitch] Repeat to the end. (12) Join. CH 1
Row 2 - [HDC in 1, HDC Inc. in the next st] Repeat to the end. (18) Join. CH 1
Row 3 - [HDC in 2, HDC Inc. in the next st] Repeat to the end. (24) Join. CH 1
Row 4 - [HDC in 3, HDC Inc. in the next st] Repeat to the end. (30) Join. CH 1
Only row 5 will be worked into the back bump (sometimes called the “third loop”) of the previous HDC.
Row 5 - 7 SC in the first st, DC in the next, [SC, DC] Repeat to the end. Join. CH 3
Row 8 - [SK st, DC in the next. Yarn over and DC in the skipped st.] Repeat to the end. ( 15 X's in total) Join. CH 1
Row 9 - SC in the first st, DC in the next, [SC, DC] Repeat to the end. Join. Sl ST.
Fasten off and weave in all the ends.
And Voila! Friends! You have a small and cute crochet basket that is great for so, so many things!
I had a few ideas and share just a few I put together of things I had laying in my house. It makes for a good gift basket t hold a self-care Pedi and mani for friends and family! And because of Covid, this Halloween is looking different so sharing just a thoughtful candy basket to spread around would be such fun to put together!
I used a ribbon I found at Joann's. They always have festive little ribbons!
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