Sweet and Simple Crochet Basket – Free Pattern

I have the perfect pattern for you today! The Sweet and Simple Crochet Basket is a simple make that works up quickly using Bernat Home Dec yarn. A great project with endless possibilities for use. Are you ready to make one of your own? Here we go!

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**I would love see your own creative spin on colours and how you’ve made it unique. Tag me on Instagram (@sweet_bee_crochet) to show off your finished piece!**

Notes:
– Pattern is written in US terms
– Ch 1 or ch 2 at the beginning of rounds do not count as a stitch

Materials Needed:
– 5mm hook
– Yarn needle
– Scissors
– Bernat Home Dec yarn

Stitches:
SS – Slip Stitch
HDC – Half Double Crochet
DC – Double Crochet

Special Stitch Tutorials:
Working in the back loop of dc –
The loop furthest from you at the top of the stitch. The part that makes up the back half of the “v” at the top of the stitch.

Working in the 3rd loop of hdc The loop furthest from you at the back of the hdc stitch (inside the basket), behind the “v” at the top of the stitch.

Pattern:
To begin, use a magic ring OR ch. 3 and ss into first chain stitch to form ring.

Round 1:
Ch. 2.  Make 10 dc into the ring. SS into beginning dc (10) ch 2

Round 2:
Place 2 dc into each stitch around and ss into the first dc of the round (20) ch 2

Round 3:
Place 2 dc into each stitch around and ss into the first dc of the  round (40) ch 2

Round 4:
Place 1 dc into the back loop of each dc of the previous round. Ss into the first dc of the round (40) ch 1

Round 5:
Place 1 hdc into each stitch around. SS into the first hdc of the round (40) ch 2

Round 6:
Place 1 dc into the 3rd loop of the hdc from the previous round. SS into the first dc of the round (40) ch 1

Round 7:
Place 1 hdc into each stitch around. SS into the first hdc of the round (40) ch 2

Round 8:
Place 1 dc into the 3rd loop of the hdc from the previous round. SS into the first dc of the round (40) ch 1

Round 9:
Place 1 hdc into each stitch around. SS into the first hdc of the round (40) ch 2

Round 10:
Place 1 dc into the 3rd loop of the hdc from the previous round. SS into the first dc of the round (40) ch 2

Round 11-12:
Place 1 dc into each stitch around. SS into the first dc of the round (40) ch 2

Round 13:
Place 1 dc into each stitch around. SS into the first dc of the round (40). Fasten off and weave in all ends.

Carefully fold the top of your basket down and inside to the bottom. The fold should be in a way that round 9 is now the top outside and round 10 is at the top inside. Round 13 should be at the bottom touching the inside base of the basket. Flatten your edges and shapen if needed.

Your basket is complete! Some ideas for use are:
– Bedside basket (lip balm, hair elastics, hair clips)
– Bathroom counter (dental floss, small container of hand lotion, tissues, face scrubbies, small make up containers or sponges)
– Storage for small toys or small toy accessories
– Holiday treats and goodies
– Crochet items like small scissors, yarn needles, stitch markets, tape measure, etc.
– Desk organization (paper clips, push pins, small memo pads)

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