Here is a free crochet basket pattern using the crochet seed stitch. I use this basket for my crochet projects and feed the yarn through the handles so my balls and skeins don’t roll all over the room! I made it using two strands of yarn so it’s nice and sturdy and stands up straight when full. It can hold 6 skeins of yarn comfortably, plus my hook case.
I Made this Basket to Hold My Yarn!
I love how this basket holds six skeins (or balls, or yarn cakes) of yarn! I can keep all the yarn for a project in this one bag. Keeps things neat, tidy and organized and it’s SO cute which makes crocheting even more fun.
Free Crochet Pattern for a Chunky Basket
Designed and written by Sara of My Merry Messy Life ©2018
This basket measures about 8 inches wide by 13 inches long.
- Hook: J (6.0 mm)
- Tapestry needle to sew on accessories and hide the tails
- Scissors to cut tails
- Yarn: I used Lion Brand’s Vanna White worsted weight yarn in Chocolate, Aqua, White, and Rose
- CH = chain
- SC = single crochet
- HDC = half double crochet
- DC = double crochet
- SL ST = slip stitch
- st = stitch
- Seed Stitch – 1 DC, 1 SC in the same space
Use TWO strands of worsted weight yarn at the same time for a chunky look, or one strand of a bulky yarn.
(Join each round with a SL ST, Each beginning CH of each round counts as that round’s first stitch)
Ch 3, SL ST to form a circle
Round 1: (start with aqua) Ch 2, 7 HDC in ring (8 HDC total)
Round 2: Ch 2, HDC in same st, 2 HDC in each st around (16 HDC total)
Round 3: CH 2, 1 HDC in same st, 1 HDC in next st, *2 HDC in next st, 1 HDC in next st* repeat from * around (24 HDC total)
Round 4: Ch 2, 1 HDC in same st, 1 HDC in each of the next 2 st’s *2 HDC in next st, 1 HDC in each of the next 2 st’s* repeat from * around (32 HDC total)
Round 5: Ch 2, 1 HDC in same st, 1 HDC in each of the next 3 st’s, *2 HDC in next st, 1 HDC in each of the next 3 st’s* repeat from * around (40 HDC total)
Round 6: Ch 2, 1 HDC in same st, 1 HDC in each of the next 4 st’s, *2 HDC in next st, 1 HDC in each of the next 4 st’s* repeat from * around (48 HDC total)
Round 7: Ch 2, 1 HDC in same st, 1 HDC in each of the next 5 st’s, *2 HDC in next st, 1 HDC in each of the next 5 st’s* repeat from * around (56 HDC total)
Round 8: Ch 2, 1 HDC in same st, 1 HDC in each of the next 5 st’s, *2 HDC in next st, 1 HDC in each of the next 6 st’s* repeat from * around (64 HDC total)
Round 9: Ch 2, 1 HDC in each st around (64 HDC total)
Round 10: (switch to white) Ch 1, 1 HDC in each st around (64 HDC total)
Round 11-22: CH 3 (counts as 1st DC), 1 sc in the same space. Skip the next space. *Seed stitch in the next space. Skip the next space. repeat from * all the way around. (32 seed stitches total)
Round 23: (the handle) CH 3 (counts as 1st DC), 1 SC in the same space (counts as 1st Seed Stitch), 1 Seed Stitch in each of the next 13 spaces (14 Seed Stitches total). Skip the next 2 spaces & CH 6. 1 Seed Stitch in each of the next 14 spaces (14 seed stitches total). CH 6 & skip the last 2 spaces. Join with the beginning CH 3 with a SL ST. (28 seed stitches total)
Round 24: (switch to aqua) Attach the yarn (with a SL ST) to any place on the basket but the CH 6’s. CH 2 (counts as first HDC). 1 HDC in each of the next 26 spaces (including the space in between the SC and DC in the seed stitches, 27 HDC total). 6 HDC on the CH 6. Repeat from * to complete the round (so, another 27 HDC, & 6 HDC on the CH 6).
Round 25: 1 HDC in each space around (66 HDC total)
This basket is really easy to make. I made it in 3 to 4 hours! It works up quickly because of the two strands of yarn.
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Line 24 makes no sense I am trying to figure it out I think something is missing.
I like to print my patterns. Is it possible you could set this basket pattern up so I don’t have to print all the ads. Love this look of this basket. Hope you can help.
Looks like I will have to kick and punt on line 23 as it seems to have something wrong on it. It has me baffled and I am not up for playing guessing games with a pattern.
Constance Leeper says
Will you please tell me how to increase the size of this basket. I love it bit it needs to be about twice twice this size