If you are in need of some dire spring cleaning solutions then this crochet basket pattern is for you! OK. I guess I should rephrase that.. If you are in need of some yarn spring cleaning then this crochet storage basket pattern is for you! More yarn storage equals a happy mamma! Am I right?
So if you have a every growing yarn stash and need a little help getting it under control then keep on scrolling down to find the free easy crochet basket pattern!
To make this storage basket just like mine you will need approximately 220 yards of Lion Brand Wool Ease Thick & Quick in Slate. A 9 mm crochet hook (any brand will work!), yarn needle an scissors. I love my Lion Brand yarn needles but again any brand will work!
If you use only one skein at a time you will get a looser not as sturdy basket. That was OK with me because I am using my basket for my yarn stash and it didn’t have to be quite as stiff. If you are wondering how to stiffen a crochet basket then I can help! It would suggest using two skeins of yarn at the same time and working up the basket pattern as written below. If you prefer videos check out this tutorial on YouTube instead. I hope you enjoy this crochet basket tutorial and happy basket making! 🙂
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CROCHET STORAGE BASKET
(220) yards of Lion Brand Wool Ease Thick & Quick in Slate
Written in standard US Terms
3 stitches for every 2 inches of the crochet basket.
Approximately 6 inches high (not including handles) and a 24″ circumference.
Round 1: using the colorway Slate , ch 3, 10 dc in 3rd ch from hook, sl st to top of first dc. (10)
Round 2: ch 3, starting in 1st st (not the chain 3) do 2 dc, 2 dc in every st around, sl st to top of first dc. (20)
Round 3: ch 3, 2 dc in first st, 2 dc in every st around, sl st to top of first dc. (work should measure 7″ x 7″ after this round) (40)
Round 4: ch 3, starting in first st *dc, sc in next st, repeat from * around. sl st to top of first dc. (40)
Round 5: ch 1, starting in first st *sc, dc in next st, repeat from * around, sl st to top of first sc. (40)
Round 6: repeat round 4 starting with the ch 3. (40)
Round 7: repeat round 5. (40)
Round 8: repeat round 4 starting with the ch 3. (40)
Round 9: repeat round 5. (40)
Round 10: repeat round 4. (40)
Round 11: ch 1, starting in first st sc, sc in next 7 st’s, ch 8 (handle), sk 3 st’s, sl st in next st, sc in next 15 st’s, ch 8 (handle), sk 3 st’s, sl st in next st, sc in next 7 st’s, sl st to top of first sc.
Round 12: ch 1, starting in first st sc, sc in next 7 st’s, 8 sc in the ch 8 space (handle) from previous round, sc in next 15 st’s, 8 sc in the ch 8 space (handle) from previous round, sc in next 8 st’s, sl st to top of first sc.
Round 13: Ch 1, Turn your work and work back in the same direction around the basket you came from doing a sl st in each st around. Fasten off yarn and weave in loose ends with a yarn needle throughout.
That’s it! You made your very own basket and now you have even space to store your yarn stash! Let me know what you think and if you have any questions please feel free to shot me over an Email. If you are more of a video person you can find the full tutorial for this free crochet storage basket pattern on YouTube !