Hey, everyone! How are you doing this week? I had a half exciting and half exhausting weekend. This move feels like everything is just rushing at us so fast and I want to get it done in as much time as possible but then it feels like there is never enough time to get everything done. Do you ever feel like that? It’s almost too much for me but that’s probably just my normal levels of stressed out or anxiety ridden me reacting to change. Ok, so enough about how stressed out I feel… because this basket makes me feel happy. I think it’s the colors. I love color, as you might have guessed, and I love to brighten up my house with fun crochet designs with color to put a smile on my face. Are you like that? Do you like to decorate with the purpose of cheering yourself up? And I’ve always responded to colors, I love painting rooms with calming tones to keep me from feeling like I’m spiraling out of control. And in college I loved my color theory class, learning about how other people used color, how people use color, and even the creation of colors. So interesting. Wow, I’m a nerd. :p
So this week’s design is a new one in the ever expanding Pretty in Gingham line – which started with the Laura Cowl I made forever ago, which I totally still love. Most recently I made the Pretty in Gingham mug cozy – if you follow me on social media at all you will know I love a good mug cozy, I take one with me any time I leave the house just in case I might need a coffee or something while I’m out. They’re cute and reusable, so I prefer them to the cardboard sleeves. I even use them on my personal mugs too. 🙂 This week’s design is right in line with everything I love – bright colors, fun pattern, and super useful – I’ve seriously got crochet baskets all over my house, holding odds and ends.
I hope you love this design as much as I do and make some for yourself or for someone who might love it too.

See ya next week!

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Pretty in Gingham Basket free crochet pattern by DivineDebris.com
Pretty in Gingham Basket free crochet pattern by DivineDebris.com

Materials

  • US G (4.00 mm) crochet hook
  • Aran/ medium/ size #4 weight yarn
  • Yarn needle

Gauge

  • 16 scs x 14 rows = 4″

Terms/ stitches

  • RS: right side (side that faces out)
  • Magic Circle
  • Ch: chain
  • St: stitch
  • Slip st: slip stitch
  • Sc: single crochet
  • Rsc: reverse single crochet
  • BLO: back loop only

Notes

Ravelry link

  • This pattern is worked in 3 sections, from the bottom up: the bottom, the sides, and the handles and they’re all worked in the round, with a slip st into the first st of the row.
  • The ch 1 at the beginning of the row does not count as a stitch.
  • All of the stitches in this pattern are single crochets. The directions will only tell you what color (ie: Color A, Color B, etc…) and the number in the parentheses tells you how many single crochets to make.
  • In the example, the inactive yarn is carried behind the active. If this is confusing, you might want to check out this helpful Moogly video on tapestry.
  • You need to know how to work into the back loop only (BLO) for this pattern. At the end of the row, slip st into both loops, this will help keep your seam straight.
  • If you don’t work this pattern in the back loop only, it might end up leaning. You can block the finished item to make it lean less.
  • In the photos: color A is off white (Caron One Pound in Off White), color B is blue (Caron One Pound in Agua), color C is pink (Caron One Pound in Dark Pink), and color D is yellow (Caron One Pound in Sunflower).

Finished measurements

  • Height: 4.5″ (base to top of basket, not including handles)
  • Diameter: 8.75″
Pretty in Gingham Basket free crochet pattern by DivineDebris.com
Pretty in Gingham Basket free crochet pattern by DivineDebris.com

Pattern instructions

– Base –
(worked into both loops)

Row 1: A: Create a magic circle, ch 1, sc 6 times into the circle, slip st into the first st – 6 scs
Row 2: A: Ch 1, sc twice into the same st as join, sc twice into the next 5 sts, slip st into the first st – 12 scs
Row 3: A: Ch 1, sc once into the same st as join, sc twice into the next st, *sc into the next st, sc twice into the next st,* repeat from * to * 4 more times, slip st into the first st – 18 scs
Row 4: A: Ch 1, sc twice into the same st as join, sc once into the next 2 sts, *sc twice into the same st as join, sc once into the next 2 sts,* repeat from * to * 4 more times, slip st into the first st – 24 scs
Row 5: A: Ch 1, sc once into the same st as join and into the next 2 sts, sc twice into the next st, *sc into the next 3 sts, sc twice into the next st,* repeat from * to * 4 more times, slip st into the first st – 30 scs
Row 6: A: Ch 1, sc twice into the same st as join, sc once into the next 4 sts, *sc twice into the same st as join, sc once into the next 4 sts,* repeat from * to * 4 more times, slip st into the first st – 36 scs
Row 7: A: Ch 1, sc once into the same st as join and into the next 4 sts, sc twice into the next st, *sc into the next 5 sts, sc twice into the next st,* repeat from * to * 4 more times, slip st into the first st – 42 scs
Row 8: A: Ch 1, sc twice into the same st as join, sc once into the next 6 sts, *sc twice into the same st as join, sc once into the next 6 sts,* repeat from * to * 4 more times, slip st into the first st – 48 scs
Row 9: A: Ch 1, sc once into the same st as join and into the next 6 sts, sc twice into the next st, *sc into the next 7 sts, sc twice into the next st,* repeat from * to * 4 more times, slip st into the first st – 54 scs
Row 10: A: Ch 1, sc twice into the same st as join, sc once into the next 8 sts, *sc twice into the same st as join, sc once into the next 8 sts,* repeat from * to * 4 more times, slip st into the first st – 60 scs
Row 11: A: Ch 1, sc once into the same st as join and into the next 8 sts, sc twice into the next st, *sc into the next 9 sts, sc twice into the next st,* repeat from * to * 4 more times, slip st into the first st – 66 scs
Row 12: A: Ch 1, sc twice into the same st as join, sc once into the next 10 sts, *sc twice into the same st as join, sc once into the next 10 sts,* repeat from * to * 4 more times, slip st into the first st – 72 scs

– Sides –

Notes:

Pretty in Gingham Basket free crochet pattern by DivineDebris.com
Pretty in Gingham Basket free crochet pattern by DivineDebris.com
  • Rows 13 – 24 are worked into the back loop only.
  • The following directions will only tell you what color (ie: Color A, Color B, etc…) and the number in the parentheses tells you how many stitches to make.
  • Following the ch 1, the first st is worked into the same st as join.

(RS) Row 13: A: Ch 1, (6), B: (2), A: (2), B: (2), *A: (6), B: (2), A: (2), B: (2),* repeat from * to * 4 more times, slip st into the first st – 72 scs
Row 14: A: Ch 1, (8), B: (2), *A: (10), B: (2),* repeat form * to * 4 more times, A: (2), slip st into the first st – 72 scs
Row 15: A: Ch 1, (6), B: (2), A: (2), B: (2), *A: (6), B: (2), A: (2), B: (2),* repeat from * to * 4 more times, slip st into the first st – 72 scs
Row 16: A: Ch 1, (8), B: (2), *A: (10), B: (2),* repeat form * to * 4 more times, A: (2), slip st into the first st – 72 scs
Fasten off color A.
Row 17: C: Ch 1, (2), B: (2), C: (2), B: (6), *(2), B: (2), C: (2), B: (6),* repeat from * to * 4 more times, slip st into the first st – 72 scs
Row 18: C: Ch 1, (2), B: (2), *C: (10), B: (2),* repeat form * to * 4 more times, C: (8), slip st into the first st – 72 scs
Row 19: C: Ch 1, (2), B: (2), C: (2), B: (6), *(2), B: (2), C: (2), B: (6),* repeat from * to * 4 more times, slip st into the first st – 72 scs
Row 20: C: Ch 1, (2), B: (2), *C: (10), B: (2),* repeat form * to * 4 more times, C: (8), slip st into the first st – 72 scs
Fasten off color B.
Row 21: C: Ch 1, (6), D: (2), C: (2), D: (2), *C: (6), D: (2), C: (2), D: (2),* repeat from * to * 4 more times, slip st into the first st – 72 scs
Row 22: C: Ch 1, (8), D: (2), *C: (10), D: (2),* repeat form * to * 4 more times, C: (2), slip st into the first st – 72 scs
Row 23: C: Ch 1, (6), D: (2), C: (2), D: (2), *C: (6), D: (2), C: (2), D: (2),* repeat from * to * 4 more times, slip st into the first st – 72 scs
Row 24: C: Ch 1, (8), D: (2), *C: (10), D: (2),* repeat form * to * 4 more times, C: (2), slip st into the first st – 72 scs
Fasten off color C.

– Handles –
(worked into both loops)

Row 25: D: Ch 1, sc into the next 11 sts, ch 18, skip the next 15 sts, sc into the next 21 sts, ch 18, skip the next 15 sts, sc into the next 10 sts, slip st into the first st – 42 scs, 2 ch-18 spaces
Row 26: D: Ch 1, Rsc into the next 78 sts (this includes sc and ch-18 spaces), slip st into the first st – 78 Rscs
Fasten off color D, weave in all your ends.

Tada! There it is. I hope you like this new basket pattern <3 <3

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