30 Mar Mini Basket – Free Crochet Pattern
Mini basket, free crochet pattern. This handy little crocheted basket design with handles, is a spin off from my “Three Little Bowls” pattern. A quick and simple pattern, this small basket uses three strands of Aran or Worsted weight yarns, held together. You could use three strands of the same colour or three different colours, for a lovely variegated effect. I love using multiple colours because each stitch is unique, depending on how the strands of yarn fall in place. I have used 3 x 50g balls of Drops Alaska (100% wool) in the colours Mustard (58), Light Grey Mix (03) & Off White (02).
It’s an ideal container for knick-knacks, face towels, hair accessories or small toiletries. This little basket is also an ideal craft stall make – sell empty or fill with treats. As with most of my free patterns, you’re welcome to make these to sell, either online or at craft fairs – all I ask is that you include a small tag or piece of paper, acknowledging that the pattern came from www.mezzacraft.com.
The pattern works up quickly and is an ideal “stash buster”!
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Warning : this crochet pattern is addictive!
Pattern (US CROCHET TERMINOLOGY)
- Aran Weight Yarn in 3 different colours, 70m/77yds each (total of 210m/231yds).
- Hook – 7mm.
- Tapestry or wool needle.
- Locking stitch marker.
- beg – beginning
- ch – chain
- dc – double crochet
- inc – increase (2sc in one stitch)
- rem – remaining
- rnd – round sc – single crochet
- t(s)– stitch(es)
- sl st – slip stitch
Finished basket is approximately 19cm / 7 ½ “ wide and 9cm / 3 ½ “ tall
Work holding 3 strands of yarn together.
Start with a magic ring, alternatively, ch4 and join to form a ring.
ch3; 11 dc in ring; join with a sl st in 3rd ch of beg ch 3 – 12 dc
Ch3, in same st as sl st, work 1dc; 2dc in each rem st; make 1 dc in sl st join from prev rnd; join with a sl st in 3rd ch of beg ch3 – 25 dc.
Ch3, in same st as sl st, work 1dc; (1dc in next st, 2dc in next) 12 times; 2dc in last st; DO NOT JOIN – 38 dc.
Place marker in last stitch to help mark the end of the row. From now on, the piece is worked in a spiral. For each of the subsequent rounds, remove the marker when you need to work into the last stitch and then replace it when you’ve worked the last stitch.
1sc in 3rd ch of beg ch 3 of previous rnd; 1sc in next st; (inc in next st, 1sc in next 2 sts) 12 times; 1sc in each of rem 2 sts – 50 sc
1sc in next st; (inc in next st, 1sc in next 3 sts) 12 times; 1sc in last st – 62 sc
Sc in each st – 62 sc ⑥⑦⑧⑨⑩⑪⑫*
1sc in each of next 6sts; ch8, sk7 sts, 1sc in each of next 24 sts; ch8, sk7 sts, 1sc in each of next 18 sts
1sc in each of next 6sts; make 8sc around ch, 1sc in each of next 24 sts; 8sc around ch, 1sc in each of next 18 sts
sl st in the back loop of each st.
Finish off and weave in all ends.
*Tip : cross off the rows as you make them.
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