Small Crochet Baskets
Crochet these baskets if you’re looking for a way to contain and organize your small items. They can be made in various sizes. They work up quickly and easily. They also make a great gift for baby showers, just fill them up with baby items, or make a set of 3. Size shown above is the small size. Measures 6 1/2 ” by 4 ”
Gauge is not important. Instructions are for small size. To increase size of your boxes add an additional 3 -4 ch in your beginning foundation row. All other instructions are the same. I used at the same time. I used the Bernat Blanket Yarn. It can be purchased at Joann or online at Yarnspirations
Crochet Basket Materials:
Super Chunky Yarn (6 weight) or 2 strands of Medium worsted weight yarn (weight 4) I used the Bernat Blanket Yarn.
Size K/ 10 1/2 6.5 mm Hook
To Begin: Ch 16 (small box) Ch 19 (medium box) Ch 23 (large box)
Row 1: 1 sc in ea ch, beginning in 2nd ch from hook (total 15 sc)
Row 2-9: ch 1, 1 sc in ea ch (total 15)
Row 10: (Working in BACK LOOPS ONLY) Ch 1, 1 sc in each ch, (total 15)
Row 11:20: ch 1, 1 sc in ea ch (working thru both loops of ch)
Row 21: (Working in BACK LOOPS ONLY) Ch 1, 1 sc in each ch, (total 15)
Row 22 – 29: ch 1, 1 sc in ea ch (working thru both loops of ch)
Fasten off after row 29.
Sides (with opening for handle). Rotate your piece. Now you are working on the middle section of your rectangle.
Attach yarn to BACK LOOP only of row 10 (where you had worked in back loops only of previous piece)
Row 1: ch 1, sc into same ch, Work 10 sc into space between the row 10 and row 20 of previously worked piece.
Row 2-6: ch 1, 1sc into each ch (total 10 sc)
Row 7: ch 1, 1 sc in next 3 ch, ch 4, leave 4 ch unworked, 1sc in last 3 ch
Row 8-9: ch 1, 1 sc in ea ch.
Repeat on other side. Your piece should look like this. See photo on following page.
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