Free Crochet Chunky Basket Pattern

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.

Free Crochet Chunky Basket Pattern using the Seed Stitch by My Merry Messy Life

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.

Materials


Abbreviations

  • 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

Instructions

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)

Free Crochet Chunky Basket Pattern - perfect place to store your yarn!

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)

Free Crochet Seed Stitch Tutorial

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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4 Comments

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

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