Pattern

Crochet Basket Stack Pattern

After making Aimee a new rug for her bedroom, I had a stash of Paintbox Yarns T-Shirt yarn left over and one rainy morning, decided to make her a couple of storage baskets for her bedroom shelves.

These baskets are super quick to make, so a perfect project to get done on a lazy evening, and uses just over 600g of t-shirt yarn.

Materials

  • T-shirt yarn – I used Paintbox Yarns T-shirt Yarns in Off White, Light Greys, Light Pinks and Bold Yellows
  • 12 mm crochet hook
  • Small hook – for pulling loose ends through (much easier than using a darning needle!)
  • Scissors

Pattern Notes

  • Work any stitches between the parenthesis [ ] in the same stitch.
  • The pattern is written is US terminology.
  • Any pattern repeats are marked between * to ;
  • You will be working along both sides of the foundation chain throughout Row 1.
  • The pattern is worked in a round so you do not need to turn your work.
  • The Ch 1 at the start of the round does not count as a st and should not be worked in to.
  • The numbers at the end of each round denotes how many stitches will be in each row (not including chain stitches).
  • During Round 5, you will be working in the back loops if each sc and each ch of Round 4.
  • The base of the basket may not seem to lay flat at first but once the sides have been made, it will do.
  • This pattern uses t-shirt yarn which is a super chunky yarn. It can be made in other weight yarns but the sizing will vary and it may not be as sturdy as it is with t-shirt yarn.
  • The pattern comes in two sizes – small and large. The small basket measures approximately 4.5″ x 7″ x 3″ (W x L x D). The large measures approximately 5″ x 10″ x 3.5″.

Small Basket

Round 1: Ch 8, sc in second ch from hook and next 5 ch, [1 sc, ch 1, 1 sc, ch 1, 1 sc] in last ch, turn so you are now working along the other side of your foundation ch. 1 sc in next 5 st, [1 sc, ch 1, 1 sc, ch 1] in last st, sl st in top of starting sc (16 sc)

Round 2: Ch 1, *sc in next 7 st, [1 sc, ch 2, 1 sc] in ch sp, sc in next 1 st, [1 sc, ch 2, 1 sp] in ch sp; rep from *, sl st in starting sc (24 sc)

Round 3: Ch 1, sc in next 8 st, [1 sc, ch 2, 1 sc] in ch sp, sc in next 3 st, [1 sc, ch 2, 1 sc] in ch sp, sc in next 9 st, [1 sc, ch 2, 1 sc] in ch sp, sc in next 3 st, [ 1 sc, ch 2, 1 sc] in ch sp, sc in next 1 st, sl st in starting sc (32 sc)

Round 4: Ch 1, sc in next 9 st, [1 sc, ch 2, 1 sc] in ch sp, sc in next 5 st, [1 sc, ch 2, 1 sc] in ch sp, sc in next 11 st, [1 sc, ch 2, 1 sc] in ch sp, 1 sc in next 5 st, [1 sc, ch 2, 1 sc] in ch sp, sc in next 2 st, sl st in back loop of starting sc (40 sc)

Round 5: Ch 1, hdc blo to end (including in each ch 2), sl st in top of starting hdc (48 hdc)

Rounds 6 – 9: Ch 1, sc in each st to end, sl st in starting sc (48 sc)

Round 10: Ch 1, [1 sc, 1 hdc] in first st, sl st in next st, *[1 sc, 1 hdc], sl st in next st; rep from * to end, sl st in starting sc, break yarn and fasten off (24 [1 sc, 1 hdc] clusters)

Large Basket

For this basket, I changed the yarn for rows 6 – 9 and for rows 10 – 11. You can make them in one colour or change colour whenever you want to.

Round 1: Ch 10, sc in second ch from hook and next 7 ch, [1 sc, ch 1, 1 sc, ch 1, 1 sc] in last ch, turn so you are now working along the other side of your foundation ch. 1 sc in next 7 st, [1 sc, ch 1, 1 sc, ch 1] in last st, sl st in top of starting sc (20 sc)

Round 2: Ch 1, *sc in next 9 st, [1 sc, ch 2, 1 sc] in ch sp, sc in next 1 st, [1 sc, ch 2, 1 sp] in ch sp; rep from *, sl st in starting sc (28 sc)

Round 3: Ch 1, sc in next 10 st, [1 sc, ch 2, 1 sc] in ch sp, sc in next 3 st, [1 sc, ch 2, 1 sc] in ch sp, sc in next 11 st, [1 sc, ch 2, 1 sc] in ch sp, sc in next 3 st, [ 1 sc, ch 2, 1 sc] in ch sp, sc in next 1 st, sl st in starting sc (36 sc)

Round 4: Ch 1, sc in next 11 st, [1 sc, ch 2, 1 sc] in ch sp, sc in next 5 st, [1 sc, ch 2, 1 sc] in ch sp, sc in next 13 st, [1 sc, ch 2, 1 sc] in ch sp, 1 sc in next 5 st, [1 sc, ch 2, 1 sc] in ch sp, sc in next 2 st, sl st in back loop of starting sc (44 sc)

Round 5: Ch 1, hdc blo to end (including in each ch 2), sl st in top of starting hdc (52 hdc)

Rounds 6 – 10: Ch 1, sc in each st to end, sl st in starting sc (52 hdc)

Round 11: Ch 1, [1 sc, 1 hdc] in first st, sl st in next st, *[1 sc, 1 hdc], sl st in next st; rep from * to end, sl st in starting sc, break yarn and fasten off (26 [1 sc, 1 hdc] clusters)

After the last row, use a smaller hook to weave in the loose ends and they’re complete!

Enjoy! xx

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