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How to Make an Easy Crochet Basket

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Hey Everyone!  Today I’d like to show you how to make this easy crochet basket. This basic patterm is great for beginners and is the basis for so many other types of crochet projects so it’s great to learn. The clothesline is a little tricky at first, but it creates a cool look and works up so quickly!

easy crochet basket

I have been wanting to make some crochet baskets for awhile now and I have wanted to do a crochet project that used unconventional “yarn” too…. so we have both of those in this project!  The video shows you how to make the white clothesline/rope basket  and I have the instructions for the cotton yarn basket a little further down in this post!  I hope you enjoy!

Here’s another great crochet basket tutorial with macrame cord!

easy crochet basket

Easy Crochet Basket Tutorial

Materials

200ft of Clothesline or rope … mine was 7/32 inches from WalMart
Size Q Crochet Hook

   

Instructions for Clothesline/Rope Easy Crochet Basket

Start with a Magic Circle
Round 1: sc 7 inside the magic circle
slip stitch to first sc to complete round
Round 2: Ch 2, 2sc in each stitch all the way around
Slip stitch to complete round
Round 3: Ch 2, 2sc in first stitch, sc 1; repeat
Slip stitch to complete round
Round 4: Ch 2, 2sc in first stitch, sc 2; repeat
Slip stitch to complete round
Round 5: Ch 2, 2sc in first stitch, sc 3; repeat
Slip stitch to complete round
(do not ch 2)
Sc in each stitch continuing around until desired height of basket.
Flip basket right side out if desired
Slip Stitch 2 times to and finish off
Weave in ends

easy crochet basket tutorial

You can also make a basket out of cotton yarn.  I used 2 strands at the same time of a yarn by Peaches and Creme from WalMart.  Any medium size (4) cotton yarn will do!  Here are a few options

  

Use an L hook

easy crochet basket

Instructions for Cotton Yarn Easy Crochet Basket

Use 2 strands of worsted weight (4) yarn at the same time and an L hook

Start with a Magic Circle
Round 1: sc 7 inside the magic circle
slip stitch to first sc to complete round
Round 2: Ch 2, 2sc in each stitch all the way around
Slip stitch to complete round
Round 3: Ch 2, 2sc in first stitch, sc 1; repeat
Slip stitch to complete round
Round 4: Ch 2, 2sc in first stitch, sc 2; repeat
Slip stitch to complete round
Round 5: Ch 2, 2sc in first stitch, sc 3; repeat
Slip stitch to complete round
Round 6: Ch 2, 2sc in first stitch, sc 4; repeat
Slip stitch to complete round
Round 7: Ch 2, 2sc in first stitch, sc 5; repeat
Slip stitch to complete round
(do not ch 2)
Sc in each stitch continuing around until desired height of basket.
Flip basket right side out if desired.
Slip Stitch 2 times to and finish off
Weave in ends

You made a basket, ready for a bag? Check out my Lacy Beach Bag Tutorial, also in a kids size!

easy crochet basket tutorial

If you make a basket, or any of my projects, send me pictures!  The best way is to tag me on instagram (@melaniekham) or upload pictures to my facebook wall (https://www.facebook.com/melaniehamdesigns).

Happy Stitching!  And here is the video tutorial!

And a good photo for you Pinners to save for later 😉 https://pinterest.com/melanieham/

easy crochet basket

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Linda wheeler

Wednesday 26th of October 2016

I too would like to know the pattern for making the rope basket much larger. Please and thank you

Al Alexander

Thursday 8th of September 2016

The clothesline and cotton yarn baskets took a little practice I was finally some what satisfied.I guess I'll get better with more crochet work

Tina Schafer

Wednesday 15th of June 2016

Can't wait to try this clothesline basket, great directions thanks. Tina

Mary

Saturday 13th of February 2016

Thanks for a great project and a very clear tutorial! Can't wait to make one! or two or three!

Whitley

Wednesday 3rd of February 2016

This is the first crochet project I have ever done and I just want to say thank you so much for such an easy-to-follow video tutorial!

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