Crochet Basket Pattern – Colourway Stripes Basket

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Crochet basket patterns can be so much fun to make…especially when they can be made with one skein! This design uses less than 1 braid of Caron x Pantone yarn to create a fun, colourful and practical project. It’s double lined for extra stability and would look so cute on a desk or entrance way table.

The pattern for this basket can be found below…


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Notes:
– This pattern is written in US terms.
– Gauge is not terribly important with this pattern. However, if you would like to see if your tension is similar to mine, the circular base of my basket after round 3 is 4 inches in diameter.
– Beginning chain of each round does not count as a stitch.
– Special stitch tutorial is included below.
– Colours will be changed throughout the pattern and will be referred to as A, B, C, D, E.
– When changing colours, please use your preferred method ensuring the stitch count remains the same.
– This basket is double lined to provide some stability and retaining shape.

Materials Needed:
–  Approximately 68 yards of Caron x Pantone yarn (less than 1 braid)
– 6mm hook
– Yarn needle
– Scissors
– One stitch marker

Stitches:
SS – Slip Stitch
CH – Chain
HBHDC – Herringbone Half Double Crochet
BL/HBHDC – Back Loop Herringbone Half Double Crochet
DC – Double Crochet
BLDC – Back Loop Double Crochet

Special Stitch Tutorials:
Herringbone Half Double Crochet – Yarn over and insert hook into stitch. Yarn over and pull up a loop (3 loops on hook). Pull the top loop on your hook down through the middle loop on your hook (2 loops on hook). Yarn over and pull through remaining loops on hook. Click here for detailed walk through

Pattern:
With colour A, begin with a magic circle. Alternately, you may CH 3 and SS into the third CH to form a loop. CH 2.

Round 1:
Into your loop, place 10 DC. SS into the top of your beginning DC. CH 2.
(10 DC stitches)

Round 2:
Into the first stitch and each stitch around, place 2 DC. SS into the top of your beginning DC. CH 2.
(20 DC stitches)

Round 3:
Into the first stitch and each stitch around, place 2 DC. SS into the top of the beginning DC. CH 2. Fasten off and weave in ends.
(40 DC stitches)

Round 4:
Please ensure that the right side of your circle is facing up. Attach yarn colour B into the back loop (the loop furthest away from you) of any DC stitch and CH 1. Into this stitch and each stitch around, place 1 BL/HBHDC. SS into the top of the beginning BL/HBHDC. CH 1. Continue working with yarn colour B into the next round.
(40 BL/HBHDC stitches)

Round 5
Into the first stitch and each stitch around, place 1 HBHDC. SS into the top of the beginning HBHDC. Fasten off and weave in ends.
(40 HBHDC stitches)

Round 6:
Attach yarn colour C into any HBHDC stitch and CH 1. Into this stitch and each stitch around, place 1 HBHDC. SS into the top of the beginning HBHDC. CH 1.
(40 HBHDC)

Round 7:
Continue with yarn colour C. Repeat round 5.

Round 8:
Attach yarn colour D into any HBHDC stitch and CH 1. Into this stitch and each stitch around, place 1 HBHDC. SS into the top of the beginning HBHDC. CH 1.
(40 HBHDC stitches)

Round 9:
Continue with yarn colour D. Repeat round 5.

Round 10:
Attach yarn colour E into any HBHDC stitch and CH 1. Into this stitch and each stitch around, place 1 HBHDC. SS into the top of the beginning HBHDC. CH 1.
(40 HBHDC stitches)

Round 11:
Do not fasten off after this round. Into the first stitch and each stitch around, place 1 HBHDC. SS into the top of the beginning HBHDC. Place a stitch marker into any stitch of this row to mark where you will later fold down the inner liner. CH 2.
(40 HBHDC stitches)

Round 12:
Continue this round with yarn colour E and work each stitch into the back loop (the loop furthest away from you).
Place 1 BLDC into the first stitch and each stitch around. SS into the top of the beginning BLDC. Fasten off.
(40 BLDC stitches)

Round 13:
Attach yarn colour D into the top of any stitch and CH 2. Into this stitch and each stitch around, place 1 DC. SS into the top of the beginning DC. Fasten off.
(40 DC stitches)

Round 14:
Attach yarn colour C into any stitch and CH 2. Into this stitch and each stitch around, place 1 DC. SS into the top of the beginning DC. Fasten off.
(40 DC stitches)

Round 15:
Attach yarn colour B into any stitch and CH 2. Into this stitch and each stitch around, place 1 DC. SS into the top of the beginning DC. Fasten off.
(40 DC stitches)

Shaping The Basket and Edging:
At the top of round 11 (the last HBHDC round and where your stitch marker is located), fold the DC rounds down inside the basket. The top of round 15 should now be touching the bottom. The unused front loops of round 11 will be facing out at the top of the basket.

With yarn colour A, attach into the front loop of any stitch from round 11 with a SS. Do not CH 1. Into each stitch around, make 1 SS. SS into the top of your beginning SS. Fasten off and weave in all ends.
(40 SS)

Take a moment to shape your basket and even out the bottom and sides.

Wonderful work! Your Colourway Stripes Basket is complete. I hope enjoyed crocheting this basket and had extra fun with the beautiful yarn colours. For more patterns, tutorials and creative ideas, please visit the Free Patterns section of my blog.

Happy Crocheting!

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