Crochet Mini-Baskets
by Val's Corner Follow

Just a stack of bright cheery little baskets - piled high to brighten up a room or used to hold various tchotchkes around the house.

Fast and simple to create.  Love making these.  Love using them.  I even bring a few with me when traveling so I have a place to toss my watch and jewelry at night.

You can find my full post on these baskets here.

Supplies

Recap

Crochet the Bottom Pink Basket

Here are the instructions to crochet the largest of this stack of miniature baskets:

I used Patons wool roving and a US L (8 mm) crochet hook.  I worked with a double strand of yarn to make the basket chunkier.

Use single crochet to form the base as follows:

Round 1:  Chain 2.  Single crochet 6 stitches into the second chain from the hook.  Slip stitch the round closed.  Chain 1.
Round 2:  Increase from 6 to 12 stitches (two single crochet in each stitch).  Slip stitch the round closed.  Chain 1.
Round 3:  Increase from 12 to 18 stitches (two single crochet every second stitch).  Slip stitch the round closed.  Chain 1.
Round 4:  Increase from 18 to 24 stitches (two single crochet in every third stitch).  Slip stitch the round closed.  Chain 1.
Round 5:  Increase from 24 to 30 stitches (two single crochet in every fourth stitch).  Slip stitch the round closed.  Chain 1.
Round 6:  Increase from 30 to 36 stitches (two single crochet in every fifth stitch).  Slip stitch the round closed.  Chain 1.

To form the sides:

Round 7:  Single crochet 36.  Slip stitch the round closed.  Chain 1.
Round 8:  Half double crochet 36.  Slip stitch the round closed.  Chain 1.
Round 9:  Form the handles in the row.  Half double crochet 6.  Chain 6 (skip 6 stitches).  Half double crochet 12.  Chain 6 (skip 6 stitches).  Half double crochet 6.  Slip stitch the round closed.  Chain 1.
Round 10:  Single crochet every half double stitch from the previous row.  Single crochet 8 times over each handle.  Slip stitch the round closed.

Discussion 5

  • Katie Lukianov commented 7 years ago

    Great gift idea

  • TheMissLinds commented 7 years ago

    Hey Val - I think some of your instructions got cut off, do you have more details for how to make these?

    Val's Corner replied 7 years ago

    You're right!  Sorry - looks like all the instructions were cut off.  Let me see if I can fix this.  In the meantime, instructions are also on my blog at:
    http://valzcorner.blogspot.com/2013/03/amigurumi-fido.html
    And sorry again, I can't figure out how to set up a link from the comment!

  • TheMissLinds commented 7 years ago

    super cute - love the colors! 

  • Marie in NYC commented 7 years ago

    These are so cute, and the vibrant colors are perfect for spring.

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