Bonbon Crochet Basket

There is something so fanciful about the little pouf shapes on my new crochet basket.

I wanted to try something a bit different with these cluster stitches, so I gathered double treble crochet stitches with a single crochet post stitch. Once you get a feel for the pattern worked in the round, it’s really fun to wrangle these tall stitches into such a cute little package.

Crochet baskets make wonderful summer crochet projects for organizing little bits around your house or perhaps for some make-ahead holiday gifts.

Six and a half inches in diameter, this soft basket is a beautiful handmade organizer you will love to display and share with others.

Check out the full text for the pattern below and see the other free basket patterns available at Crochet.Life

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Bonbon Crochet Basket Pattern below!

Free Crochet Basket Pattern

Size:

Height: (approximately) 5 in (12.5 cm) without fold

Diameter: (approximately) 6.5 in (17 cm)

Materials:

  • Approximately 60 yards worsted weight yarn. LB Collection Pure Wool used for basket pictured but any worsted weight yarn will work.
  • Crochet hook size H/8 (5.0mm) or size needed to obtain gauge
  • Open ring stitch marker to mark rounds
  • Tapestry needle

Skill Level: Easy

Pattern Notes

  • Basket is worked in a continuous spiral. Do not join rounds unless specified.
  • The yarn used for these designs contains natural fiber and requires special laundering. Please read yarn labels and follow directions to maintain the life of your crochet work.
  • A small length of contrasting yarn may be used in place of a stitch marker. Weave the yarn upwards as you work rounds in the piece. See picture at end of pattern.

Special Stitches

Double Treble Crochet:

Yarn over 3 times, insert hook into stitch, yarn over and pull through, 5 loops on hook, yarn over and pull through 2 loops, 4 loops on hook, yarn over and pull through 2 loops, 3 loops on hook, yarn over and pull through 2 loops, 2 loops on hook, yarn over and pull through final 2 loops on hook.

Back Post Single Crochet:

Insert hook right to left in front of the post from row below, yarn over and finish stitch as a single crochet.

Easy Crochet Basket with Fun Cluster Stitches

Directions for the Bonbon Crochet Basket

Chain 4, slip stitch in one loop of first stitch to join.

Round 1:

Twelve half double crochet into center of chain 4 loop, do not slip stitch to join. (12 stitches total)

Place stitch marker to mark rounds. Move marker up for each round forward.

Round 2:

Two half double crochet in each stitch of round. (24 stitches total)

Round 3:

*Half double crochet in first stitch of round, 2 half double crochet in next stitch of round, repeat from * for remainder of round. (36 stitches total)

Round 4:

*Half double crochet in each of the first 2 stitches of round, 2 half double crochet in next stitch, repeat from * for remainder of round. (48 stitches total)

Round 5:

*Half double crochet in each of the first 3 stitches of round, 2 half double crochet in next stitch, repeat from * for remainder of round. (60 stitches total)

Round 6:

*Half double crochet in each of the first 4 stitches of round, 2 half double crochet in next stitch, repeat from * for remainder of round. (72 stitches total)

Rounds 7 – 14:

Half double crochet in each stitch of round for number of rounds indicated.

Round 15:

*Double treble crochet (see Special Stitches Section for instructions) in each of the first 4 stitches of round, half double crochet in each of the next 4 stitches of round, repeat from * for remainder of round. (72 stitches total)

Round 16:

*One back post single crochet (see Special Stitches Section for instructions) around first set of all 4 double treble crochet stitches from the round below, single crochet in each of the next 4 stitches of round, repeat from * for remainder of round. (45 stitches total)

Cluster Stitch Closeup

Cluster Stitch Closeup

 

Round 17:

*Four double treble crochet in first stitch of round, half double crochet in each of the next 4 stitches of round, repeat from * for remainder of round. (72 stitches total)

Round 18:

*One back post single crochet around first set of all 4 double treble crochet stitches from the round below, single crochet in each of the next 4 stitches of round, repeat from * for remainder of round. (45 stitches total)

Rounds 19 – 22:

Repeat Rounds 17 and 18 (starting with Round 17) for number of rounds indicated until last 2 stitches of Round 22, slip stitch in last 2 stitches of Round 22.

Fasten off.

Weave in ends.

Crochet Basket Yarn Marker Option

Crochet Basket Yarn Marker