Chunky Mini Basket – Free Crochet Pattern
These little baskets work up quickly and they are a great addition to any home. The chunky yarn and simple stitches gives these baskets a modern and rustic look. Because of the sturdiness of these baskets, they are durable and can withstand a lot of use.
I am a crocheter that rarely crochets the same thing twice. Once I make something, I am content to never make it again. However, throughout the years I have made dozens of these cute little baskets. I use them for organizing small things like hair accessories and other small items. But they also make great gifts! I have gifted numerous of these baskets over the years.
There are several reasons why I love these baskets so much. First, they are functional. I love a crochet project that is both useful and decorative.
Second, they’re a great stash buster! I know we all have small amounts of super bulky yarn in our stash, and this basket is great for using those up!
Third, they work up really quickly. Thanks to the bulky yarn, you can easily whip one of these out in 30 minutes or less!
The possibilities for using this basket are endless! Below are a few of my favorite ways to use these baskets!
- A simple decoration with nothing in it!
- Store scrunchies
- Use as a catch-all basket by the front door
- Use as a plant holder
- A gift basket with small gifts inside
- Store small craft supplies (like washi tape!)
Grab some super bulky yarn from your stash (my favorite is Lion Brand Wool-Ease Thick and Quick!) and enjoy crocheting this quick and satisfying project!
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- 100 yards of super bulky (6) yarn held together
- I used Lion Brand Wool-Ease Thick and Quick in Fisherman.
- L/8.00mm crochet hook
- Tapestry needle
- This pattern is written in standard US crochet terms.
- This pattern is worked in the round.
- The size of the basket is easily adjustable by continuing the increase rounds for the base. To make the basket taller, keep working additional rounds on the sides.
Size: The diameter is approximately 4 ½ inches, the height is approximately 3 ¾ inches.
Gauge: After row 3 the diameter is approximately 4 inches
Stitches and Abbreviations:
Sl st: Slip stitch
Sc: Single crochet
Make a magic circle, ch 1.
Round 1: 10 sc in magic circle (10). Sl st into first st, ch 1.
Round 2: 2 sc in every st (20). Sl st into first st, ch 1.
Round 3: *1 sc in st, 2 sc in next st* repeat around (30). Sl st into first st, ch 1.
Round 4: 1 sc in the back loop only of every st (30). Sl st into first st, ch 1.
Round 5-8: 1 sc in every st (30). Sl st into first st, ch 1.
Round 9: Ch 3 (there should be a total of 4 chs), skip 4 st, work 1 sc in fifth st from hook. 1 sc in the next 10 sts. Ch 4, skip 4 st, work 1 sc in fifth st from hook. 1 sc in next 10 st (11 sts on either side of the handles).
Don’t join at the end of this round, go directly into working round 10.
Round 10: *Work 5 scs in ch space, work 1 sc in next 11 st* repeat one more time (32). Sl st into first st.
Fasten off and weave in loose ends.
I hope you enjoy making this cute little basket! Be sure to tag me on Instagram (@_stitchberry) with your basket, I would love to see it!
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