Large Crochet Basket

The basket that’ll hold it all.

Skill Level | Easy
Finished Size | 16″ wide; 9″ tall

When you need to organize a lot of things (like your yarn stash for instance) a large crochet basket is always a good choice. It’s sturdy, yet flexible and it works up in no time.

If you need a quick and easy solution to store all kinds of stuff, you’re in the right place. A large crochet basket is the perfect way to go with it’s sturdy but flexible sides.

With this project you’ll see how to transform one large square into a functional basket, a skill that can be used for crocheting baskets of all sizes in the future.

Before you begin, review this page entirely so you understand the full scope of the project. We’ve prepared a list of recommended supplies and abbreviations you’ll need to get started as well as a video tutorial and written instructions to walk you through the entire process.

  • Approx 264 yds; T-shirt yarn
  • 9 mm Crochet Hook
  • Yarn Needle
  • Scissors

FAQ: Can I use any T-shirt yarn?
Yes, any T-shirt yarn will work for this pattern.


  • Ch Chain
  • Dc Double Crochet
  • Flo Front Loop Only
  • Slst Slip Stitch
  • Sp Space
Finished Size

16″ wide;
9″ tall

Gauge

6 sts x 8 rows = 4″
(double crochet)

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Round 1: With color A, ch 3 and join with a slst to first ch to form a ring. Ch 5. 3 dc in center of ring. [Ch 2. 3 dc in the center of ring] 3 times. Join with a slst to 3rd ch. (12 sts)

Round 2: Ch 5. 2 dc in ch-2 sp. [1 dc in each st to ch-2 sp. 2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc in ch-2 sp] 3 times. 1 dc in ch-2 sp. Join with a slst to 3rd ch. (28 sts)

Round 3: Rep 2. (44 sts)

Round 4: Rep 3. (60 sts)

Round 5: Rep 5. (76 sts)

Round 6: Rep 2. (96 sts)



Rounds 7-10: Ch 3. 1 dc in ch-2 sp. [1 dc in the FLO of 24 sts. 2 dc in ch-2 sp] 4 times. 1 dc in ch-2 sp. Join with a slst to the 3rd chain. (96 sts)

Break color A and join color B in last dc of round 10.

Rounds 11-15: Ch 3. 1 dc in ch-2 sp. [1 dc in the FLO of 24 sts. 2 dc in ch-2 sp] 4 times. 1 dc in ch-2 sp. Join with a slst to the 3rd chain. (96 sts)

Break color B and join color A in last dc of round 15.

Rounds 16-18: Ch 3. 1 dc in ch-2 sp. [1 dc in the FLO of 24 sts. 2 dc in ch-2 sp] 4 times. 1 dc in ch-2 sp. Join with a slst to the 3rd chain. (96 sts)

Fasten off and weave in your ends.

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