Home Decor Made Fun and Easy with the Calista Basket Free Crochet Pattern

Learn to make the fun and easy Calista Basket from a free crochet pattern on DivineDebris.com

Well, will you look at that! It’s a whole new month and that means new patterns. I do love the rush of new patterns and the hope of a new month, full of possibilities. Speaking of new patterns, I’m kicking this month off with – the Calista Basket crochet pattern using some new to me yarn, Hue and Me.
So, not to get too much into reviewing the yarn but I loved working with Hue + Me. I also used it to make a new cardigan pattern, the Mia Cardigan, and I actually quite love it. The colors are all so fun and it works up well. It’s almost like an extra bulky though, so keep an eye on that when you’re working up the patterns I have coming with it. If you want a basket that sticks up on it’s own, you’re gonna want to make sure your yarn is thick.
Anyway, getting to the basket. This month’s design is all about simplicity – which is kind what my year-long theme is. Personally and in my designs, I’m working on keeping things simple but having fun with colors and texture. Which is why I created this design – it’s easy and fun and uses one of my favorite stitches, the single crochet cluster. The single crochet cluster is basically a sc2tog and a ch 1 that’s worked as one stitch – when you work that in multiple rows it creates the best texture. I really hope you love it too. It’s just so fun. And in this basket it’s so fun coupled with a color change, you really get a lot of personality. Or at least I think so 🙂

I hope where ever you are you’re having a great time and being safe and healthy. Hugs friends. Wash your hands and masks.

Please note: I was provided the yarn for this pattern by Lion Brand Yarn for the purposes of making this design, without compensation. I wasn’t provided the yarn with the expectations of positive or negative reviews but I did enjoy using this yarn, I’ve used it many times and it’s always a great worsted acrylic yarn. If you purchase yarn through any of the links in this post, I will be compensated.

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Learn to make the fun and easy Calista Basket from a free crochet pattern on DivineDebris.com

Level

Easy

Materials

  • US K (6.50 mm) crochet hook
  • Size #5 bulky weight yarn
  • Notions: scissors, measuring tape, yarn needle
  • Stitch markers (optional, good for marking the handles)

Gauge

  • 11 sc x 13 rows = 4”

Terms/ Stitches used

  • Magic Circle
  • RS
  • Rnd: round
  • Ch: chain
  • St: stitch
  • Join: join with a slip st into the first st
  • BLO: Back Loop Only
  • Slip St: slip st
  • Sc: single crochet
  • Scc: single crochet cluster (explained below)

Notes

  • Scc (single crochet cluster): (this stitch is worked into two stitches) insert the hook into the first st, pull up a loop, insert the hook into the next st, pull up a loop, yarn over, pull through all 3 loops on the hook, ch 1. This stitch is worked like a sc2tog and a ch 1 that count together as one stitch. When working into this stitch, you will work into the sctog and the ch-1 spaces
  • This pattern is worked from the bottom up in 2 sections: the Base and the Sides (where the handles are).
  • The ch 1 at the beginning of the rnds does not count as a stitch.
  • Color A is mustard 4.9 oz | 153 yds (Lion Brand Yarn Hue + Me in Arrowwood) and color B is tan 2.5 oz| 79 yds (Hue + Me in Desert).

Approx finished product dimensions (measurements may vary by gauge and yarn used)

Across: 14.5″ – 15”
Height: 7” (not including handles)
 

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Learn to make the fun and easy Calista Basket from a free crochet pattern on DivineDebris.com

Calista Basket Crochet Pattern Instructions

Base
(RS) Rnd 1: A: Create a magic circle, ch 1, sc 6 times into the circle, join – 6 sc
Rnd 2: Ch 1, turn, sc twice into the next 6 sts, join – 12 sc
Rnd 3: Ch 1, turn, *sc into the next st, sc twice into the next st,* repeat from * to * 5 more times, join – 18 sc
Rnd 4: Ch 1, turn, *sc into the next 2 sts, sc twice into the next st,* repeat from * to * 5 more times, join – 24 sc
Rnd 5: Ch 1, turn, *sc into the next 3 sts, sc twice into the next st,* repeat from * to * 5 more times, join – 30 sc
Rnd 6: Ch 1, turn, *sc into the next 4 sts, sc twice into the next st,* repeat from * to * 5 more times, join – 36 sc
Rnd 7: Ch 1, turn, *sc into the next 5 sts, sc twice into the next st,* repeat from * to * 5 more times, join – 42 sc
Rnd 8: Ch 1, turn, *sc into the next 6 sts, sc twice into the next st,* repeat from * to * 5 more times, join – 48 sc
Rnd 9: Ch 1, turn, *sc into the next 7 sts, sc twice into the next st,* repeat from * to * 5 more times, join – 54 sc
Rnd 10: Ch 1, turn, *sc into the next 8 sts, sc twice into the next st,* repeat from * to * 5 more times, join – 60 sc
Rnd 11: Ch 1, turn, *sc into the next 9 sts, sc twice into the next st,* repeat from * to * 5 more times, join – 66 sc
Rnd 12: Ch 1, turn, *sc into the next 10 sts, sc twice into the next st,* repeat from * to * 5 more times, join – 72 sc
Rnd 13: Ch 1, turn, *sc into the next 11 sts, sc twice into the next st,* repeat from * to * 5 more times, join – 78 sc
Rnd 14: Ch 1, turn, *sc into the next 12 sts, sc twice into the next st,* repeat from * to * 5 more times, join – 84 sc
Rnd 15: Ch 1, turn, sc into the next 84 sts, join – 84 sc
Rnd 16: Ch 1, turn, sc into the BLO of the next 84 sts, join – 84 sc

Sides
Rnds 17 – 27:
Ch 1, turn, sc into the next 84 sts, join – 84 sc
Fasten off color A.
Rnd 28: B: Ch 1, turn, Scc into the next 84 sts, join – 42 Scc
Rnds 29 – 33: Ch 1, turn, Scc into the next 42 sts, join – 42 Scc
Rnd 34: Ch 1, turn, Scc into the next 7 Scc, ch 18, skip the next 7 Scc, Scc into the next 14 Scc, ch 18, skip the next 7 Scc, Scc into the last 7 Scc – 28 Scc, 2 ch-18 sts
Rnd 35: Ch 1, turn, Scc into the next 46 sts (this counts ch spaces and Scc from the previous rnd), join – 46 Scc
Rnd 36: Ch 1, turn, Scc into the next 46 sts, join – 46 Scc
Fasten off, weave in your ends.


Tada! There it is, the Calista Basket crochet pattern! I hope you love it and use the hashtag #DivineDebris on Instagram and I’ll share it in my stories!

Learn to make the fun and easy Calista Basket from a free crochet pattern on DivineDebris.com

3 thoughts on “Home Decor Made Fun and Easy with the Calista Basket Free Crochet Pattern

  1. Hello! I recently made two of these baskets and love the way they came out. Would you have any recommendations on how to stiffen them up a bit?
    Thanks!

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