The best of crochet and knitting in the same project.
Skill Level | Intermediate
Finished Size | 5.5″ diameter; 4″ tall
Combine the two hobbies you love in one easy project with the crochet and knit basket. Use it as a planter cover or a basket to hold anything you want.
If you’re looking for something completely different, you’re in the right place. This project combines the best of both crochet and knitting in one easy and practical project.
With this project you’ll learn how to pick up and knit in crochet stitches so you can use this technique in future projects. The crochet bottom makes a sturdy base and the knit sides look more like a traditional basket weave basket.
Before you begin, review this page entirely so you understand the full scope of the project. We prepared a list of recommended supplies and abbreviations you’ll need to get started, a video tutorial and, of course, written instructions to walk you through the crochet and knit basket from start to finish.
- Approx 75 yds; Lion Brand Comfy Cotton Blend Yarn (Colorway pictured: Chai Latte)
- 4 mm Crochet Hook
- US 9 (5.5 mm) 16″ circular knitting needle
- Yarn Needle
- BPdc Back Post Double Crochet
- Ch Chain
- Dc Double Crochet
- FPdc Front Post Double Crochet
- K Knit
- P Purl
- PUAK Pick Up and Knit
- Rep Repeat
- Slst Slip Stitch
- St(s) Stitch(es)
Knitting: 10 sts x 12 rows = 2″ (stitch pattern)
Crochet: 4th rd diameter = 3″
Additional Notes: This pattern begins with a crochet round base then you’ll pick up and knit in the crochet stitches to start knitting the sides. Cotton yarn makes this basket soft and stretchy but if you need a sturdier basket, use a starch or 1:1 glue/water solution to stiffen the sides.
If you don’t have circular needles you can use double pointed needles.
This pattern recommends starting with a magic ring. If this technique is new to you, have a look at our guide here. If you don’t know how to knit or you prefer to crochet the entire basket, there are crochet instructions and tutorial at the end of this post.
Chain three at beginning of crochet rounds counts as a double crochet. Chain two at beginning of crochet alternate side instructions does not count as a stitch.
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Round 1: Make a magic ring with 10 dc. Join with a slst to 3rd ch. (10 sts)
Round 2: Ch 3. 2 dc in each st. Join with a slst to 3rd ch. (20 sts)
Round 3: Ch 3. 2 dc in first st. *1 dc in next st. 2 dc in next st. Rep from * to end of round. Join with a slst to 3rd ch. (30 sts)
Round 4: Ch 3. 1 dc in first st. *2 dc in next st. 1 dc in next 2 sts. Rep from * to end of round. Join with a slst to 3rd ch. (40 sts)
Round 5: Ch 3. 1 dc in first 2 sts. *2 dc in next st. 1 dc in next 3 sts. Rep from * to end of round. Join with a slst to 3rd ch. (50 sts)
Round 6: Ch 3. 1 dc in first 3 sts. *2 dc in next st. 1 dc in next 4 sts. Rep from * to end of round. Join with a slst to 3rd ch. (60 sts)
Round 7: Ch 3. 1 dc in first 4 sts. *2 dc in next st. 1 dc in next 5 sts. Rep from * to end of round. Join with a slst to 3rd ch. (70 sts)
Do not fasten off. Pull up on active loop, remove crochet hook and insert needle (counts as first stitch of next round).
Round 1: PUAK one stitch for every crochet stitch. (70 sts)
Round 2: k all sts.
Rounds 3-7: *k3, p4. Rep from * to end of round.
Round 8: k all sts.
Rounds 9-13: *p3, k4. Rep from * to end of round.
Repeat: Rep rounds 1-12 once more.
Bind off in pattern.
Alternative Side Crochet Instructions
Round 1: Ch 3. 1 dc in every st. Join with a slst to 3rd ch. (70 sts)
Rounds 2-4: Ch 2. *3 FPdc. 4 BPdc. Rep from * to end of round. Join with a slst to first FPdc.
Rounds 5-7: Ch 2. *3 BPdc. 4 FPdc. Rep from * to end of round. Join with a slst to first BPdc.
Repeat: Rep rounds 2 through 7 once more.
Fasten off and weave in your ends.