SUPER CHUNKY CROCHET BASKET – FREE PATTERN

Couple of weeks ago we did a little weekend trip to Willingford and I came back with two wonderful wooden crochet hooks. 20mm and 25mm.

Testing always takes a little time with new hooks. I think the 25mm will make some nice chunky blankets, possibly with 3-4 strands of super chunky yarn or around 8 strands of dk, but I’m yet to try that out.

The 20mm hook is good for some sturdy crochet and as my first test project I made this wonderful basket with a lid. 

The measurements of the basket are approx. 21cm in hight without the lid/23cm with the lid and a diameter of 25cm without lid/27cm with the lid.

The yarn measurements:

I used 4 strands of Robin Super chunky. It comes in 100g balls and each ball has approx 80 meters of yarn. I used 600g all together (6 balls) half grey and half turqoise. 400 grams for the basket and 200 for the lid. For the lid I had to use both balls from both ends (4 strands) so to avoid tangling myself too badly I prepped the yarn into one ball of 4 strands. This is starting to sounds quite confusing but the botton line is the basket is made from 4 strands of approx 80meters in length and the lid is made from 4 strands of approx 40 meters in length.


Instructions

Note! the beginning ch-1 does not count as a stitch throughout.

The basket

Start by making a magic loop.

Round 1. Ch-1, 6 dc in the magic loop, ss to the beg ch-1.
Round 2. Ch-1, 2dc in each st, ss to the beg ch-1. (12sts)
Round 3. Ch-1, [1dc, 2dc] 6 times, ss to the beg ch-1. (18sts)
Round 4. Ch-1, [1dc, 1cd, 2cd] 6 times, ss to the beg ch-1. (24 sts)
Round 5. Ch-1, [1dc, 1dc, 1cd, 2cd] 6 times, ss to the beg ch-1. 30 sts)
Round 6. Ch1, work 1 dc in the back loop of each st. (30sts)
Rounds 7 – 15. Ch-1, 1dc in each st, ss in the beg ch-1 (30 sts)

Depending on your tension you might end up with a basket that is one round shorter or taller.

Weave in ends

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The Lid

Start by making a magic loop.

Round1. Ch-1, 6 dc in the magic loop, ss to the beg ch-1.
Round 2. Ch-1, 2dc in each st, ss to the beg ch-1. (12sts)
Round 3. Ch-1, [1dc, 2dc] 6 times, ss to the beg ch-1. (18sts)
Round 4. Ch-1, [1dc, 1cd, 2cd] 6 times, ss to the beg ch-1. (24 sts)
Round 5. Ch-1, [1dc, 1dc, 1cd, 2cd] 6 times, ss to the beg ch-1. 30 sts)
Round 6. Ch-1, [1dc, 1dc, 1dc, 1cd, 2cd] 6 times, ss to the beg ch-1. (36 sts)
Round 7. Ch-1, work 1 dc in the back loop of each st. (36sts)
Round 8. Ch-1, 1dc in each st, ss in the beg ch-1 (36 sts)

Weave in ends.

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Pattern copyright Ida @ Lemon Bee Designs. All rights reserved. Please do not reproduce or sell my patterns. You can sell products made from this pattern, but please credit back to Ida @ Lemon Bee Designs as the designer.

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