Crochet Rectangular Basket FREE Pattern


You are invited to crochet a beautiful decorative rectangular basket with me.


Final Measurements

Height 6.3”/ 16 cm.

Length 7”/ 18 cm.

Width 4.7”/ 12 cm.


Tension / Gauge

Basket base 4” /10 cm = 11 st & 11 rows.

Basket side 4” / 10 cm = 11 st & 16 rows.


Materials

2 skeins of Katia Washi yarn for each basket (70% Polyester 30% Viscose, 100 m / 109 yds ). I used colors 120 - Light grey, 116 – Turquoise & 111 – Fuchsia.

Size 5.5 & 6 mm crochet hook or any other size needed to obtain the gauge.

5 stitch markers and 4 threads of yarn.

Tapestry needles.

14 mm perimeter Macramé corde – approx. 31” / 80 cm.

Abbreviations

chain – ch, single crochet – sc, standing single crochet – standing sc, stitch(s) – st(s), waistcoat stitch - waistcoat st, place a marker – pm, back loops – bl, front loops - fl, right side - RS, wrong side - WS.

General

This pattern is written in US crochet terms.

The basket will be crocheted in rows and rounds.

The 1st ch (“turning chain”), while crocheting the basket base, does not count as a st.


Special Stitches


Standing sc – create a slip knot and start crocheting a sc. This will allow you to start crocheting with a real st. A video tutorial is available here.

Waistcoat st – a sc that will be crocheted into the “V” shape of the sc in the rnd underneath as described in the video tutorial here.


Basket Base


With a crochet hook 5.5 mm ch 15,


Row 1 1 sc to 2nd ch from hook and to each of next 13 sts - crochet to the little bumps behind the chains, (14 sts), ch 1, turn.


Crochet to the little bumps behind the chains

So on the other side of the foundation chain you

will see that the chains are unworked - the 3rd mrthod in the video tutorial here

Row 2 1 sc to the same st and to each of next 13 sts (14 sts), ch 1, turn.

Rows 3-11 as row 2.

After crocheting the last sc of row 11 do not ch 1 and do not turn.

Keep crocheting in a rnd that will build the base for all other basket sides rnds.


Basket base rnd 2 sc to the same st, where we crocheted the last sc of row 11, where the needle is located.

This will be our 1st corner of this rnd. Each corner contains 3 sts.

Pm the 1st sc that you crocheted in this rnd.

Side A - 1 sc to each of rows 9 through 2 (total of 8 sc),

3 sc to last sc of row 1 - marked in a pink thread “2” (2nd corner),

Keep crocheting to the foundation chain, but since we already crocheted to the last sc of row 1, which covers the next st, we will sk its ch and start crocheting from the next st - 1 sc to each of next 12 sts (total of 12 sc),


sk last st since it will be covered by the next corner,

3 sc to the 1st sc of row 1 that is marked in a pink thread “3” (3rd corner),


1 sc to each of rows 2 through 9 (total of 8 sc),

3 sc to last sc of row 10 that is marked in a pink thread “4” (4th corner),


Keep crocheting to last row, but since we already crocheted to the last sc of row 10, which covers the next st, we will sk it and start crocheting from the next st, 1 sc to each of next 12 sts (total of 12 sc), (52 sts).

If you have difficulties to identify where to crochet sc on rows, I recommend to pm in each row on both sides before starting crocheting the rnd. On each row we will crochet under the external st – sts 9,8,7,6 are marked with needles for an example.

Cut the yarn leaving an extra 15 cm tail, and create the last loop using a needle according to the photo tutorial below:

1. Pull the yarn through the st

2. Using a needle insert the yarn to the 1st marked st of this rnd

3. Insert the needle to the place where the st started its way - in bl of 2nd sc of each corner

4. Weave in all extra yarn, pm in bl of 2nd sc of each corner

Basket Side


Change your crochet hook to a 6 mm hook.

Reminder - it is important not to crochet with too much tension since starting rnd 2 we will crochet waistcoat sts.


Rnd 1 will be crocheted bl

Start crocheting a standing sc to any st, except the corners’ sts.

Crochet 1 sc to each st and 2 sc to each marked corner st (56 sts). The last st will be crocheted according to the bellow photo tutorial:

Insert the hook to the st, yo a loop (2 loops on the hook)

Insert the hook to the bl of the 1st sc of this rnd (3 loops on hook)

Yo and pull through 3 loops - at this point the basket sides will not be solid – its ok

Start crocheting 1 waistcoat st to each st around = sc inside the “V” shape – where the 3 needles are located as an example

Rnds 3-24 as rnd 2.

Crochet the last waistcoat st without inserting the hook to the bl of the 1st st of this rnd, but simply yo and pull through 2 loops (56 sts).

Cut the yarn leaving an extra 15 cm tail, pull the yarn through the st and create the last loop using a needle according to the photo tutorial below: Insert the yarn to the 2nd st of this rnd. You can track this by following the marker that represents the 1st st – so the next st is the 2nd one

Insert the needle to the place where the st started its way – to the bl of the st

This is the view after we finished creating the loop

Weave in all extra yarn.

Rnd 25 will be crocheted bl

Start crocheting to any st except for the last st of the basket base.

1 sl st to each st around till the last st.

Cut the yarn leaving an extra 15 cm tail, pull the yarn through the st and create the last loop using a needle according to the photo tutorial below:

Insert the yarn under the 1st st of this rnd

Insert the needle to the place where the st started its way – to the bl

This is the view after we finished creating the loop

Weave in all extra yarn.


Handles


Cut 2 pieces of 15.7” / 40 cm macramé corde each.


How to locate the handles

Look at the basket external RS base rnd that was crocheted around the rows.

Focus on the sidesand pm in 4 sts (in their unworked fl) that are next to the corners

Draw an imaginary vertical line up to the side and pm in the st where the line meets rnd 19, count 7 st and pm in the 8th st .

The needles represent the imaginary vertical lines

The 2 Fuchsia yarn threads mark the place where the handle will be located

Take one corde piece & make a simple knot at one of its edges

Insert the needle to one of the marked sts from the WS of the basket

Insert it back through the left marked st, from the basket RS to its WS

Decide about the handle length, mine is 5.9” / 15 cm each. Make a simple knot at its edge accordingly, and cut it close to each knot

Repeat the process for the other basket side

Congratulations – your basket is ready!!!


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