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Geometric Basket Crochet Pattern

So, if you're anything like me, your space is overflowing with yarn. It's everywhere. Well, what better place to store your yarn than in a crochet basket made of yarn?!

That's exactly why I designed this Geometric Crochet Basket pattern. You can store lots of stuff in this creative and durable basket. But my personal favorite is to put it next to my workstation, overflowing with my yarn haul. I also love that you can use this as a crochet tote to carry around all your gear as well.

It's got a stylish chevron crochet pattern that will fit into any home's decor, and it has handles for easy transport. Make a laundry bin for your granddaughter headed to college. Or make a stylish basket for neat storage in a small space. This basket will hold up to whatever you need it to be.

It's made from a bulky Plymouth Encore Mega Yarn. It has extra cushion and softness, and this yarn is THICK. It's an acrylic wool blend, so you know it's durable. But if you have lots of yarn stash, you can also use whatever yarn you have to create an interesting design for your crochet basket.

Hold two or even three strands of DK or worsted weight yarn together to get a similar look, just be aware is all the yarn you’re working with at one time isn’t the same color the chevron pattern might not be as pronounced.

You can use this tutorial to create large baskets or small baskets by using a yarn of a different size. If you want larger baskets, use larger yarn weight. If you want smaller baskets that you can display on your counter or table, then use a smaller yarn weight.

How To Crochet a Rigid Basket?

A crochet basket used as storage needs to be sturdy for it to hold the items put in it and to prevent the sides of the basket from collapsing into the basket itself. There are several ways to make a crochet basket rigid.

Water and Glue

One of the most common ways to make yarn stiffer is to use a mixture of water and glue. Wet the basket with the mixture, remove excess liquid, reshape the piece, then let it dry.

Use a Smaller Hook

You may also use a smaller crochet hook than what is recommended for the yarn when you crochet a basket. This way, your stitches will become tighter and firmer so the fabric will in turn be stronger.

Work with a Tighter/Firmer Stitch

If a smaller hook is not available, you can use a tight crochet stitch like single crochet, or you can use two strands of yarn held together without using a larger hook so your stitches will be firmer. This can be hard on your hands, though, so try it out on a swatch before you commit to a full project worked in this manner. 

Make a Round of Invisible Slip Stitches

To make an invisible stitch, after crocheting the base, make a round of single crochet through the back loop only. Then, make a row slip stitches on top of that row. Do the next row not on top of the slip stitches but on the previous row, covering the slip stitches, making them invisible. This technique produces stiff stitches that will make the base of your basket nice and strong.

Crochet Over a Wire

Crocheting over a wire also helps you make a sturdy basket. There are several types of wire used for crocheting that can be purchased from stores.

Use a Hard Basket Base 

Instead of crocheting a base, you can opt for a wooden or leather base customized for crocheting. This will help you make a sturdy crochet basket.

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Geometric Basket Crochet Pattern

SKILL LEVEL: Advanced Beginner

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MATERIALS:

ABBREVIATIONS:

st = stitch

ch = chain

sl = slip stitch

sc = single crochet

dc = double crochet

mc = magic circle

sk = skip stitch

sp = space

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FINISHED SIZE: 13″ wide, 17″ tall, handles are 5″ long

SPECIAL INFORMATION: The basket is worked in joined rounds. Join with a slip stitch in the first stitch of the round. Insert your stitch marker in the first stitch of the working row.

When working on rounds that use two colors, work over the unused color as you single crochet.

Gauge: First 2 rounds = 2 ½”

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Instructions

This pattern uses the US terms for crochet.

Foundation Rnd: Make a magic ring, 8 sc into magic ring, sl st to join.

Rnd 1: Ch 1, make 2 sc into the first st, and into each st around (16 sc).

Rnd 2: Ch 1, make 2 sc into the first st *sc into the next st, make 2 sc in the next st* (24 sc).

Rnd 3: Ch 1, make 2 sc into the first st *sc into the next 2 st, make 2 sc in the next st* (32 sc).

Rnd 4: Ch 1, make 2 sc into the first st *sc into the next 3 st, make 2 sc in the next st* (40 sc).

Rnd 5: Ch 1, make 2 sc into the first st *sc into the next 4 st, make 2 sc in the next st* (48 sc).

Rnd 6: Ch 1, make 2 sc into the first st *sc into the next 5 st, make 2 sc in the next st* (56 sc).

Rnd 7: Ch 1, make 2 sc into the first st *sc into the next 6 st, make 2 sc in the next st* (64 sc).

Rnd 8: Ch 1, make 2 sc into the first st *sc into the next 7 st, make 2 sc in the next st* (72 sc).

Rnd 9: Ch 1, make 2 sc into the first st *sc into the next 8 st, make 2 sc in the next st* (80 sc).

Rnd 10: Ch 1, make 2 sc into the first st *sc into the next 9 st, make 2 sc in the next st* (88 sc).

Rnd 11: Ch 1, make 2 sc into the first st *sc into the next 10 st, make 2 sc in the next st* (96 sc).

Rnd 12: Ch 1, make 2 sc into the first st *sc into the next 11 st, make 2 sc in the next st* (104 sc).

Rnd 13: Ch 1, make 2 sc into the first st *sc into the next 12 st, make 2 sc in the next st* (110 sc).

Rnd 14-22: Ch 1, sc in each st around.

Join light grey yarn in and carry along. 

Row 23: Ch 1 and make a sc into the first 4 st. In the 5th st, begin sc with dahlia yarn (push the hook through st, yo pull up a loop), but finish (yo pull through both loops) with light grey. Begin the next sc with light grey, but finish with dahlia. *sc with dahlia in the next 9 st. On the last dahlia sc, finish st with light grey. Begin next st with light grey, and finish with dahlia* Make a sc into each of the remaining 4 st, sl st to join.

Row 24: Ch 1, sc in the first st. Sc into each of the next 3 st, switching to light grey on the last st. Make 3 sc in light grey, switching back to dahlia on the last st. * Make a sc into each of the next 7 st, switching to light grey on the last st. Make 3 sc in light grey, switching back to dahlia on the last st.* Make a sc into each of the remaining 3 st, sl to join.

Row 25: Ch 1, sc in the first st. Sc into each of the next 2 st, switching to light grey on the last st. Make 5 sc in light grey, switching back to dahlia on the last st. * Make a sc into each of the next 5 st, switching to light grey on the last st. Make 5 sc in light grey, switching back to dahlia on the last st.* Make a sc into each of the remaining 2 st, sl to join.

Row 26: Ch 1, sc in the first st. Sc into the next st, switching to light grey on the last st. Make 7 sc in light grey, switching back to dahlia on the last st. * Make a sc into each of the next 3 st, switching to light grey on the last st. Make 5 sc in light grey, switching back to dahlia on the last st.* Make a sc into each of the remaining 2 st, sl to join.

Row 27: Ch 1, sc in the first st. Sc into each of the next 2 st, switching to light grey on the last st. Make 5 sc in light grey, switching back to dahlia on the last st. * Make a sc into each of the next 5 st, switching to light grey on the last st. Make 5 sc in light grey, switching back to dahlia on the last st.* Make a sc into each of the remaining 2 st, sl to join.

Row 28: Ch 1, begin sc in dahlia, finish in light grey. Make 9 sc in light grey, switching back to dahlia on the last st. *begin the sc in dahlia, ending in light grey. Make 9 sc in light grey* sl to join in light grey.

Rows 29-33 (Light Grey): Ch 1, sc into each st around.

Join white yarn in and carry along. 

Row 29: Ch 1 and make a sc into the first 4 st. In the 5th st, begin sc with grey yarn (push hook thru st, yo pull up a loop), but finish (yo pull through both loops) with white. Begin the next sc with white, but finish with grey. *sc with grey in the next 9 st. On the last sc, finish st with white. Begin next st with white, and finish with grey* Make a sc into each of the remaining 4 st, sl st to join.

Row 30: Ch 1, sc in the first st. Sc into each of the next 3 st, switching to white on the last st. Make 3 sc in white, switching back to grey on the last st. * Make a sc into each of the next 7 st, switching to white on the last st. Make 3 sc in white, switching back to grey on the last st.* Make a sc into each of the remaining 3 st, sl to join.

Row 31: Ch 1, sc in the first st. Sc into each of the next 2 st, switching to white on the last st. Make 5 sc in white, switching back to grey on the last st. * Make a sc into each of the next 5 st, switching to white on the last st. Make 5 sc in white, switching back to grey on the last st.* Make a sc into each of the remaining 2 st, sl to join.

Row 32: Ch 1, sc in the first st. Sc into the next st, switching to white on the last st. Make 7 sc in white, switching back to grey on the last st. * Make a sc into each of the next 3 st, switching to white on the last st. Make 5 sc in white, switching back to grey on the last st.* Make a sc into each of the remaining 2 st, sl to join.

Row 33: Ch 1, sc in the first st. Sc into each of the next 2 st, switching to white on the last st. Make 5 sc in white, switching back to grey on the last st. * Make a sc into each of the next 5 st, switching to white on the last st. Make 5 sc in white, switching back to grey on the last st.* Make a sc into each of the remaining 2 st, sl to join.

Row 33: Ch 1, begin sc in grey, finish in white. Make 9 sc in white, switching back to grey on the last st. *begin the sc in grey, ending in white. Make 9 sc in white*.

Row 34-47 (white): Ch 1, sc in each st around. Sl to join.

Finishing and Assembly

If not using a french knitter, make an I cord about 5″ or 12 rows long. To make an I cord, ch 3, and slip first 2 loops off the hook, holding them so they don't unravel. YO, and pull through remaining loop. Put the second loop back on the hook, YO and pull through. Repeat for 3rd loop. This finishes the first row. Repeat for 12 rows. Be sure to leave a 7-8″ long tail on either side for attaching to the basket. Make two.

Attach handles by whip st in place 4 rows from the top of the basket and with 10-12 st between each side of the handle. Once the first handle is attached, fold basket in half and mark out the placement for the second handle. Whip st in place, and weave in all ends securely.

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This Geometric Crochet Basket pattern is so versatile and will fit into anyone's home. Try making it for yourself or a loved one. It can be so easy.

Bet you can't make just one…

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