Rectangular crochet basket pattern

rectangular crochet basket free pattern

There are so many things laying down around my house, so I decided to get stuff organized! Crochet basket is a great option for storage children toys, keys, change and of course all my crochet supplies.

I used t-shirt yarn from my Etsy store of black, grey and cream color, I also added sew in leather handles, which made my baskets so cute and functional too.

  • Grab downloadable pdf add-free pattern with even more instructions and photo illustrations in one format.

  • Find all the gorgeous colors of t-shirt yarn of equal thickness and knot-free throughout its length here

  • You can find black, grey and cream colors by clicking the links

  • I also created a KIT that includes tshirt yarn, leather handles and PDF pattern, you can find it HERE.

The basket is worked starting at the rectangular base and worked upward in the continuous rounds with waistcoat stitch.

It measures 11.5”(L) x 6.5”(W) x 3”(H) but can be customized by increasing rows at the base and rounds on the sides.

What you will need:

  1. T-shirt yarn (6 super bulky weight, super chunky yarn) -109 yards (100 m). I used t-shirt yarn from my shop KNITZNPURLZ;

  2. Crochet hook – 10mm, N15;

  3. Stitch markers - 4;

  4. Leather handles - 2 (optional)

Or get a KIT that includes 100 meters t-shirt yarn of your choice, 2 leather sew in handles and PDF digital crochet pattern.

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Abbreviations, Stitch knowledge:

  • Ch- chain;

  • St – stitch;

  • Sc- single crochet;

  • Sl St – slip stitch;

  • KST - knit stitch aka waistcoat stitch aka center single crochet stitch;

  • sc 2 tog - sc next 2 stitches together

  • PM - place marker.

NOTES:

Stitch markers are placed on the stitches where the increases will be made.

Gauge: 2 St = 1 inches and 2 Rows = 1 inches (your gauge may depend on the thickness of your yarn, so you may have to decrease or increase the size of the hook to match the gauge).

Let’s get crocheting!

  1. Ch 12, 1 sc in the 2nd ch from the hook. 1 sc in each of the next 9 st. 3 sc in last ch. Work across the opposite side of the foundation ch, 1 sc in each of the next 9 st. 2 sc in last ch. Join with a sl st to the first sc. (24 st).

  2. Ch 1, 3 sc in the first sc, PM in the middle st. 1 sc in each of the next 9 st. 3 sc in the next st, PM in the middle st. 1 sc in the next st, 3 sc in the next st, PM in the middle st. 1 sc in the next 9 st. 3 sc in the next st, MP in the middle st. 1 sc in the last st. Join with sl st to the first sc. (32st).

  3. Ch 1, 1 sc in the first st. 3 sc in the next st, PM in the middle st. 1 sc in each stitch until the marker (11st). 3 sc in the next st, PM in the middle st. 1 sc in each stitch until the marker (3st), 3 sc in the next st, PM in the middle st. 1 sc in each stitch till the marker (11st). 3 sc in the next st, PM in the middle st. 1 sc in the next 2 st. Join with sl st to the first st. (40 st).

  4. Ch 1, 1 sc until the marker (2 st). 3 sc in the next st, PM in the middle st. 1 sc in each stitch until the marker (13st). 3 sc in the next st, PM in the middle st. 1 sc in each stitch until the marker (5st), 3 sc in the next st, PM in the middle st. 1 sc in each stitch till the marker (13st). 3 sc in the next st, PM in the middle st. 1 sc in the next 3 st. Join with sl st to the first st. (48 st).

  5. Ch 1, 1 sc until the marker (3 st). 3 sc in the next st, PM in the middle st. 1 sc in each stitch until the marker (15st). 3 sc in the next st, PM in the middle st. 1 sc in each stitch until the marker (7st), 3 sc in the next st, PM in the middle st. 1 sc in each stitch till the marker (15st). 3 sc in the next st, PM in the middle st. 1 sc in the next 4 st. Join with sl st to the first st. (56 st).

  6. Ch 1, 1 sc until the marker (4 st). 3 sc in the next st, PM in the middle st. 1 sc in each stitch until the marker (17st). 3 sc in the next st, PM in the middle st. 1 sc in each stitch until the marker (9st), 3 sc in the next st, PM in the middle st. 1 sc in each stitch till the marker (17st). 3 sc in the next st, PM in the middle st. 1 sc in the next 5 st. Join with sl st to the first st. (64 st).

Sides are worked in KST in rounds. Do not join at the end of the round and work in spiral way up. To avoid sides being too wide decrease 1 st in each corner.

7. Sc in the back loop AND 3d loop all the way around, decrease 1 st at each corner by sc 2tog, do not join the round, continue to work in a spiral way.

free crochet basket pattern

8-13. KST all the way around.

14. Sl st all the way around.

rectangular crochet basket pattern

Finish off and weave ends. Sew 2 handles (optional).

Happy crocheting!

Irina.

rectangular crochet basket free pattern
  • Grab downloadable pdf add-free pattern with even more instructions and photo illustrations in one format.

  • Find all the gorgeous colors of t-shirt yarn of equal thickness and knot-free throughout its length HERE.

  • I also created a KIT that includes t-shirt yarn, leather handles and PDF pattern, you can find it HERE.