I love this little variegated basket. It is a combination and modification of two other basket videos that I watched by Jayden in Stitches and CJ Designs and it literally takes me less than 30 minutes to make!
Written pattern can be found below Video :-)
9 mm crochet hook
Bernat Blanket Yarn in color "Sonoma"
Bernat Baby Blanket Yarn in color "Blue Dreams"
**NOTE** See the pictorial pattern below for the base of the basket
Loop onto your hook and chain 4
Slip stitch connectd to the first chain to create a loop/circle
Round 1: Chain 1, and single crochet (sc) 8 times into the center of the loop. Slip stitch to connect to the first sc.
Round 2: Chain 1 and do two (2) single crochet in every stitch going around for a total of 16 stitches. Slip stitch to connect.
Round 3: Chain 1, and do 1 sc in the first stitch, 2 sc into the second stitch, then 1, sc, then 2 sc, etc all the way around for a total of 24 sc. Slip stitch to connect.
Round 4: Chain 1 and do 1 sc each in the next two stitches, then 2 sc in the third, then repeat all the way around for a total of 32 sc (see picture below). Slip stitch to connect.
BASKET SIDES AND HANDLES:
Round 5: Chain 1 and sc in the BACK LOOP ONLY of each stitch around for a total of 32 sc. Slip stitch connect.
Rounds 6-9: Chain 1 and sc in each stitch around until you have 4 more rows. You can place a marker here if it helps you.
Round 10: Chain 7, then sc into the 7th stitch from the start of the chain. This is the first handle. Then sc into each of the next 10 stitches (total of 11 sc). Then chain 7 again, and sc into the 7th stitch from the start of the chain (this is the second handle), then sc 10 more times for a total of 11. You should be at the beginning of the first handle again.
We are still working in the round (this is the 11th round but the sides are 7 of them). Now you will do *10 sc into the center of the handle loop, then 11 sc (one in each of the next 11 stitches), then *10 sc into the center of the second handle, and then 1 sc in each of the next 11 stitches. Slip stitch into the 12th and knot off.
*Note, as. you sc into each handle you will want to keep pulling them to the right as you get closer to the left. Refer to the video if you are not sure what I mean.
Finish up by weaving all loose ends with the yarn needle and enjoy :-)
Thanks so much for visiting! Hope you liked this simple pattern :-)
Hi there! I'm Kathie, the author behind Creating A Simpler Life blog. I'm excited to share our longterm projects (and planning) toward building our future retirement homestead in the Adirondack Mountains of New York. In the meantime I will be sharing all the other little things we do that are part of creating our simpler life!