This crochet basket makes a great light summer project or handmade gift perfect for the holiday season.
Or, get a head start during the warmer weather on your DIY holiday makes by crocheting up a few of these baskets ahead of time as extra special gifts. You can really show someone you care when you take the time to make a handmade basket as part of a holiday gift presentation.
This soft basket measures in at a cute 6.5 inches in diameter, perfect for organization and displays. In the kitchen, I use my crochet baskets to display fruit for easy access. In the bathroom, I use them to hold rolled up washcloths for easy access for my guests.
But, holiday displays with handmade crochet baskets are my favorite! They are the best for showing off children’s nature finds in the fall, like all of those autumn leaves and pine cones. And at Christmas, they are perfect to display special ornaments for that perfect touch of handmade holiday decor.
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Gathered Buds Crochet Basket Pattern below!
♥ Height: (approximately) 5 in (12.5 cm) without fold
♥ Diameter: (approximately) 6.5 in (17 cm)
♥ Approximately 100 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 for the Gathered Buds Crochet Basket
♥ 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 crochet basket yarn marker picture below
Altered Bean Stitch / Puff Stitch:
Insert hook in stitch, yarn over and pull through, *yarn over, insert hook in same stitch, yarn over and pull through, repeat from * 2 more time, yarn over, pull through 8 loops on hook, chain 1 (to lock stitch). Skip 1 stitch immediately following bean stitch. This will equal 2 stitches in pattern.
Directions for the Gathered Buds Crochet Basket
Chain 4, slip stitch in one loop of first stitch to join.
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.
Two half double crochet in each stitch of round. (24 stitches total)
*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)
*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)
*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)
*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.
Rounds 15 – 21:
*(Altered) Bean Stitch (see Special Stitches Section for instructions) in first stitch of round, 3 more bean stitches, 4 half double crochet, repeat from * for number of rounds indicated until last 4 stitches of final round, slip stitch in last 4 stitches of final round. (24 bean stitches total, 24 half double crochet stitches total in each round)
*Bean stitch in first stitch of round, repeat from * for remainder of round, slip stitch to join. (36 bean stitches total)
Weave in ends.
Crochet Basket Yarn Marker Option