Heart Basket free crochet pattern by DivineDebris.com
Heart Basket free crochet pattern by DivineDebris.com

Hello again! I hope you’re well and having a good week so far. I’m rather tired myself, I went to DC this last weekend and did a lot of walking but I’m not as sore as I thought I would be, so that’s a huge score. 😀
Here on the blog, I’m still into Valentine’s Day patterns! I’ve got ideas for at least 2 more, which should be enough because we’re reaching the big day soon! And at least one of them is tapestry too, because I can’t get away from tapestry crochet hearts, they’re just too cute.
Anyway, I hope you like them when they get here. And if this is your first time on the blog, I hope you hop over to the free patterns to see what other fun Valentine’s Day patterns I have hanging around.
So this week, this basket is kinda the sister design to the Heart Cozy pattern I released a couple weeks ago. It’s a bit different, and a basket, but I feel like if you had both of them, people would be very impressed and love ’em! I designed this basket because I think it would be a perfect basket for some kiddos for school valentine exchange (do kids still do that? It’s been a while since I was in elementary), or great for a teacher to sit on their desk… or anyone who has a desk. I currently have it sitting on my living room table with a smaller amount of candy in it than you see in these photos. I really need to remember not to pick my favorite candy for pictures. Oh, this holds 2 bags of Starbursts (with room on top), so there’s a lot of space in this tiny basket!
I hope you like this design.

You can get an  ad-free downloadable pdf for this pattern for $.50 from my Ravelry shop or my Craftsy Shop.

Materials:

Gauge:

  • 4″ x 4″ = 16 scs x 16 rows

Terms/ stitches:

  • Magic circle
  • RS: right side (side that faces out)
  • Ch: chain
  • St: stitch
  • Slip st: slip stitch
  • Sc: single crochet

Notes:

  • This pattern is worked in the round, with a slip st into the first st from the last st.Ravelry link
  • The ch 1 at the beginning of the row does not count as a stitch.
  • Following the base, sc into the back loop only.
  • 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.
  • This pattern is worked from the bottom up
  • All of the stitches in this pattern are single crochets, because of this the sides portion (where all the color changes are) only tells you how many stitches to do in what color, this is what the number in the parentheses means.
  • Color A is pink, color B is grey, and color C cream.
  • Also check out this post about tapestry crochet from Moogly, it’s helpful.
Heart Basket free crochet pattern by DivineDebris.com
Heart Basket free crochet pattern by DivineDebris.com

Finished measurements:

  • Height: 5″ (sides), 6″ (handles pulled up)
  • Diameter: 7.25″ 
  • Base: 3.75″ in diameter

Pattern instructions:

Base:

Row 1: A: Create a magic circle, ch 1, sc 8 times into the circle, slip st into the first st to secure – 8 scs
Row 2: Ch 1, sc twice into the same st as join and sc twice into the next 7 sts, slip st into the first st to secure – 16 scs
Row 3: Ch 1, sc into the same st as join, sc twice into the next st, *sc once into the next st, sc twice into the next st,* repeat from* to * 6 more times, slip st into the first st to secure – 24 scs
Row 4: Ch 1, sc once into the same st as join, sc once into the next st, sc twice into the next st, *sc once into the next 2 sts, sc twice into the next st,* repeat from * to * 6 more times, slip  st into the first st to secure – 32 scs
Row 5: Ch 1, sc once into the same st as join, sc once into the next 2 sts, sc twice into the next st, *sc once into the next 3 sts, sc twice into the next st,* repeat from * to * 6 more times, slip  st into the first st to secure – 40 scs
Row 6: Ch 1, sc once into the same st as join, sc once into the next 3 sts, sc twice into the next st, *sc once into the next 4 sts, sc twice into the next st,* repeat from * to * 6 more times, slip  st into the first st to secure – 48 scs
Row 7: Ch 1, sc once into the same st as join, sc once into the next 4 sts, sc twice into the next st, *sc once into the next 5 sts, sc twice into the next st,* repeat from * to * 6 more times, slip  st into the first st to secure – 56 scs
Row 8: Ch 1, sc once into the same st as join, sc once into the next 5 sts, sc twice into the next st, *sc once into the next 6 sts, sc twice into the next st,* repeat from * to * 6 more times, slip  st into the first st to secure – 64 scs
Row 9: Ch 1, sc into the BLO of the first st, sc into the BLO of the next 63 sts, slip st into the first st to secure – 64 scs

Heart Basket free crochet pattern by DivineDebris.com
Heart Basket free crochet pattern by DivineDebris.com

Note:

  • Every row of the sides are worked into the back loop only.
  • Every stitch in the sides portion of the pattern is a single crochet, because of this the directions only tell you what color (ie: Color A, Color B, etc…) and the number in the parentheses then tells you how many single crochets to make.
  • Following the ch 1, the first st is worked into the same st as join.

(RS) Row 10: A: Ch 1, (12), B: (1), *A: (15), B: (1),* repeat from * to * once more, A: (3), slip st into the first st to secure – 64 scs
Row 11: A: Ch 1, (8), C: (1), A: (3), B: (1), *A: (11), C: (1), A: (3), B: (1),* repeat from * to * twice more, A: (3), slip st into the first st to secure – 64 scs
Row 12: A: Ch 1, (7), C: (3), A: (2), B: (3), *A: (8), C: (3), A: (2), B: (3),* repeat from * to * twice more, A: (1), slip st into the first st to secure – 64 scs
Row 13: A: Ch 1, (6), C: (5),  B: (1), *A: (10), C: (5), B: (1),* repeat from * to * twice more, A: (4), slip st into the first st to secure – 64 scs
Fasten off color B.
Row 14: A: Ch 1, (5), C: (7), *A: (9), C: (7),* repeat from * to * twice more, A: (4), slip st into the first st to secure – 64 scs
Row 15: A: Ch 1, (4), C: (9), *A: (7), C: (9),* repeat from * to * twice more, A: (3), slip st into the first st to secure – 64 scs
Row 16: A: Ch 1, (3), C: (5), B: (1), C: (5) *A: (5), C: (5), B: (1), C: (5)* repeat from * to * twice more, A: (2), slip st into the first st to secure – 64 scs
Row 17: A: Ch 1, (2), C: (5), B: (1), C: (7) *A: (3), C: (5), B: (1), C: (7)* repeat from * to * twice more, A: (1), slip st into the first st to secure – 64 scs
Row 18: A: Ch 1, (1), C: (5), B: (1), C: (9) *A: (1), C: (5), B: (1), C: (9)* repeat from * to * twice more, slip st into the first st to secure – 64 scs
Fasten off color B.
Row 19: A: Ch 1, (2), C: (6), A: (1), C: (6) *A: (3), C: (6), A: (1), C: (6)* repeat from * to * twice more, A: (1), slip st into the first st to secure – 64 scs
Row 20: A: Ch 1, (3), C: (4), A: (3), C: (4) *A: (5), C: (4), A: (3), C: (4)* repeat from * to * twice more, A: (2), slip st into the first st to secure – 64 scs
Fasten off color C.
Row 21: A: Ch 1, (1), B: (1), A: (1), B: (1), *A: (13), B: (1), A: (1), B: (1),* repeat from * to * twice more, A: (12), slip st into the first st to secure – 64 scs
Row 22: A: Ch 1, (1), B: (2), *A: (14), B: (2),* repeat from * to * twice more, A: (13), slip st into the first st to secure – 64 scs
Row 23: A: Ch 1, (1), B: (3), *A: (13), B: (3),*  repeat from * to * twice more, A: (12), slip st into the first st to secure – 64 scs
Fasten off color B.

Handles: 
Row 24: A: Ch 1, sc into the same st as join and into the next 9 sts, ch 12, skip the next 12 sts, sc into the next 20 sts, ch 12, skip the next 12 sts, sc into the next 10 sts, slip st into first st to secure – 40 scs
Row 25: A: Ch 1, sc into the same st as join and into the next 63 sts (this includes each ch in the 2 ch-12 spaces), slip st into the first st to secure – 64 scs
Fasten off, weave in your ends.

Tada! There it is. I hope you like this design and make lots of them and share the photos with me. 😀

Make It a Basket for Valentine’s Day

5 thoughts on “Make It a Basket for Valentine’s Day

  • January 24, 2017 at 1:13 pm
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    I’m a basket junkie…this is just what I’m looking for…and I love tapestry crochet. Thank you so much for your generous sharing of patterns. Namaste, mm

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  • January 28, 2017 at 8:18 pm
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    Where is Row 10? Should I do a complete row of color A?

    Very cute design!

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  • February 26, 2017 at 1:46 pm
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    I love this basket and would really like to make one, but your website won’t let me copy/paste it or even bookmark the page. Can you please tell me how I can save this patter? Thank you.

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