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 2019. All rights reserved. You may not reproduce or sell copies of this patterns. You may sell finished products made with this pattern, but kindly credit back to Ida @ Lemon Bee Designs as the designer.

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