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Boho Cottage Basket – Free Crochet Pattern

The Boho Cottage Basket is the perfect addition to any room. Inspired by classic wicker baskets, this basket is both fresh and modern. The basket is roomy, which is great for those ever-growing WIP piles, and sturdy for years of use.

If you know me, then you know that I like to have my everything organized and in its place. Something that always drives me crazy is I never really have a dedicated place for all of my WIPs (work-in-progress).

I was inspired by some wicker baskets I saw on Pinterest and I knew I wanted to recreate them in crochet. I have never made a basket with this boho style, but I gotta say, I’m obsessed. It’s so fresh and modern!

I had quite a bit of this Lion Brand 24/7 Cotton in my stash, and I knew that it would be perfect for this basket. To make this basket sturdy to endure a lot of use, I made used two strands of yarn held together. I also used a smaller hook to create tight, dense stitches.

I think this basket would be perfect in a summer beach house or cottage. I think it has such a refreshing, summer vibe to it.

I wanted my basket to be pretty roomy (to store lots of WIPs!), but the pattern is very easily adjustable to make it bigger or smaller.

Enjoy the free pattern below!

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Materials 

  • 800 yards of worsted weight (4) yarn held together
  • Small amounts of Sport or DK weight yarn for the tassels
  • G/4.00mm crochet hook
  • Tapestry needle

Notes

  1. This pattern is written in standard US crochet terms.
  2. The pattern is worked in both loops of the st unless otherwise noted. 

Gauge: After round 7 the diameter should approximately measure 4 inches.

Finished Size: These are approximate measurements.

 Diameter: 9 inches

Height: 8 inches

Stitches Used

St: Stitch

Sl st: Slip stitch

Ch: Chain

Sc: Single crochet

Hhdc: Herringbone Half Double Crochet [Yarn over, insert hook into st, yarn over, pull back through the st AND the first loop on  hook (This is similar to a slip stitch). 2 loops on hook. Yarn over, pull through both loops.]

Herringbone Half Double Crochet Video Tutorial

Pattern

Ch 2

Round 1: 8 sc in 1st ch (8). Sl st into first st, ch 1.

Round 2: 2 sc in every st (16). Sl st into first st, ch 1.

Round 3: *2 sc in st, 1 sc in next sts* repeat around (24). Sl st into first st, ch 1.

Round 4: *2 sc in st, 1 sc in next 2 sts* repeat around (32). Sl st into first st, ch 1.

Round 5: *2 sc in st, 1 sc in next 3 sts* repeat around (40). Sl st into first st, ch 1.

Round 6: *2 sc in st, 1 sc in next 4 sts* repeat around (48). Sl st into first st, ch 1.

Round 7: *2 sc in st, 1 sc in next 5 sts* repeat around (56). Sl st into first st, ch 1.

Round 8: *2 sc in st, 1 sc in next 6 sts* repeat around (64). Sl st into first st, ch 1.

Round 9: *2 sc in st, 1 sc in next 7 sts* repeat around (72). Sl st into first st, ch 1. 

Round 10: *2 sc in st, 1 sc in next 8 sts* repeat around (80). Sl st into first st, ch 1.

Round 11: 1 sc in every st (80). Sl st into first st, ch 1.

Round 12: *2 sc in st, 1 sc in next 9 sts* repeat around (88). Sl st into first st, ch 1.

Round 13: 1 sc in every st (88). Sl st into first st, ch 1.

Round 14: *2 sc in st, 1 sc in next 10 sts* repeat around (96). Sl st into first st, ch 1.

Round 15: 1 sc in every st (96). Sl st into first st, ch 1.

Round 16: *2 sc in st, 1 sc in next 11 sts* repeat around (102).  Sl st into first st, ch 1.

Round 17: *2 sc in st, 1 sc in next 12 sts* repeat around (110). Sl st into first st, ch 1.

Round 18: *2 sc in st, 1 sc in next 13 sts* repeat around (118). Sl st into first st, ch 1.

Round 19: 1 hhdc in the BACK LOOP ONLY of every st (118). Sl st into first st, ch 1.

Round 20-43: 1 hhdc in every st (118). Sl st into first st, ch 1.

Round 44: Ch 17 [the ch 1 at the end of round 43 counts as one of those ch, so you should have a total of 18 chs]. Skip 18 sts, 1 hhdc in the 19th st from hook. 1 hhdc in the next 40 sts. Ch 18, skip 18 sts, work 1 hhdc in 19th st from hook. 1 hhdc in 40 sts (41 hhdc on either side of the handles).

Round 45: *18 hhdc in the ch space. Sl st into 41 sts* repeat one more time (118). Sl st into first st.

Fasten off and weave in all the ends. 

OPTIONAL: Make 2 tassels in a contrasting and attach to one of the handles.

Be sure to tag me on Instagram (@_stitchberry) with your basket, I would love to see it!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       

2 Comments

  1. Nancy

    May 23, 2020 at 6:19 pm

    Is the 800 yards the total amount you need without doubles or do you need 1600 yards?

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