How to Make a Crochet Basket
What a better way to store your yarn than in a crochet storage basket! I love making things with my yarn that I can use around my home, like this free chunky single crochet basket pattern! Using this jumbo yarn I was able to crochet this sturdy round yarn basket really quick! That’s the beauty of using super bulky yarns like this one, they make fast projects, talk about instant gratification! Keep scrolling to use the free crochet pattern below!
What can I make with jumbo bulky yarn?
You can make blankets, pillows, baskets and even wearables from jumbo bulky yarn! Jumbo Yarn however can get expensive and usually doesn’t have a ton of yardage per skein. So it is best to make smaller items, like this chunky single crochet basket, with jumbo yarn for a budget friendly crochet project!
How many skeins of yarn do I need for a basket?
To make a sturdy crochet basket you will need 1 to 3 skeins of jumbo bulky yarn depending on the crochet pattern you use. For this free chunky basket pattern we will be using 2 skeins of Wool Ease WOW Jumbo Yarn.
What is the best yarn to make a basket?
A super bulky or jumbo weight yarn is best to crochet a basket, especially a large one. You need the larger, oversized bulky jumbo yarn to be able to creat sturdy enough stitches so that your crocheted basket can support itself.
Is Jumbo yarn the same as chunky?
I see the terms bulky, super bulky and jumbo thrown around and used synonymously a when talking about oversized yarns. But they are actually all different. Bulky is classified as a number 5 weight yarn, super bulky is a number 6 weight yarn and jumbo is a number 7 weight yarn. All three will work well for a basket, however you would want to make smaller baskets with bulky and the biggest baskets with jumbo. Super bulky is a nice happy medium.
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Bonus! It almost looks knit!
Don’t you sometimes feel like crochet doesn’t get the credit it deserves? While I have been yearning to knit because I have come across SO many beautiful patterns, I think that crochet is just a beautiful! By working in the round and not turning after each row, this single crochet storage basket has a knit like look to it! Isn’t that just wonderful? Now, when you get a compliment on your “knit” basket, you can say “oh no, THAT is crochet!”
- Size 15.00 mm crochet hook
- #7 Jumbo Wt. Yarn
Color A – 66 Yards
Color B – 66 Yards
- Sample Made Using:
Lion Brand Wool-Ease® WOW Yarn
1 Skein – Color A – Flax [624-186J]
1 Skein – Color B – Cream [624-099E]
While you dot have to worry about this item needing to “fit” you should be mindful of your gauge. If your gauge is too loose you could end up with a floppy basket. Thats not always a bad thing but if its not full enough it may fall into itself. The gauge for this project is 4 sts x 5 rows is 4″ x 4″ sc in the round.
I know that crocheting too tight hurts my hands, but if you want your sturdy crochet round basket more durable try going down a hook size! That will tighten up your stitches to make a stronger material!
Something else that is great about this crochet storage basket is that you can easily use a different yarn and hook to make a different size basket! How cool is that? I would recommend going down a hook size maybe even two sizes that is recommended on the yarn you would like to use for this project! Then just follow the instructions below with your chosen hook and yarn!
Stitch Descriptions and Abbreviations
- Chain Stitch – ch
- Stitch(es) – st(s)
- Slip Stitch – sl st
- Single Crochet – sc
- Back Loop Only – BLO –Work the specified stitch in the designated Back Loop.
- Skill Level: Easy
- Sizes: 11 Inch Diameter Base by 8 Inches Tall
- * Designates a repeat.
- “Ch 1” does not count as as stitch.
- No turns at the end of each Round.
- “sc 1” means to single crochet in the next stitch.
- “sc 2” means to single crochet in each of the next 2 stitches.
- “2 sc” means to single crochet twice in the next stitch to create an increase.
Crochet Storage Basket Pattern Begins
Starting with Color A
Round 1 – Ch 2, 6 sc into 2nd chain from hook, sl st to join. [6 sts]
Round 2 – Ch 1, 2 sc in each st, sl st to join. [12 sts]
Round 3 – Ch 1, *sc 1, 2 sc in next st, repeat from* to end, sl st to join.[18 sts]
Round 4 – Ch 1, *sc 2, 2 sc in next st, repeat from* to end, sl st to join. [24 sts]
Round 5 – Ch 1, *sc 3, 2 sc in next st, repeat from* to end, sl st to join. [30 sts]
Round 6 – Ch 1, *sc 4 , 2 sc in next st, repeat from* to end, sl st to join. [36 sts]
Round 7 – Ch 1, *sc 5, 2 sc in next st, repeat from* to end, sl st to join. [42 sts]
Round 8 – Ch 1, sc BLO in every stitch around, sl st to join. 
Round 9 and 10 – Ch 1, sc in every stitch around, sl st to join. 
Switch to Color B
Round 11 – 17 – Ch 1, sc in every stitch around, sl st to join. 
I hope you loved making this chunky single crochet basket a much as I did! I ended up making two and they are both happily storing… you guessed it, more yarn! If you have been looking to learn how to make a crochet basket I hope this fast crochet project was helpful!
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