Store More Yarn With the Free Kieran Basket Crochet Pattern

[Image description] the Kieran Basket sits on a tile floor in front of a gray couch.

Happy September! Is it starting to look like Fall where you live? Sadly, it is not here but I’m still holding out hope and making Fall themed items for when the weather finally turns cooler. But luckily baskets are in no matter the season and this week’s new pattern is perhaps my favorite basket yet – say hello to the Kieran Basket crochet pattern.

This cutie is a new addition to the Kieran Line (which I’m loving more and more right now, in fact you’ll be seeing a pumpkin in this coming next month). After last month’s Kieran Mug Rug I got the idea for this basket but I had to think of a way to adapt the texture to a basket without the holes, which work great for a mug rug but less so for a basket. So, of course, I added one of my favorite stitches ever – hdc into the back third loop. It’s such a fun and easy way to add some texture and break up blocks of other stitches. And it’s one of the main features of my Diana Basket too, so I thought “why not combine these ideas.” And I’m glad I did.
Like my other baskets, this design is worked in the round from the bottom up, with a slip st into the first st of the rnd. I like to turn with designs like this because I prefer to keep the seam as straight as possible with turns and, most importantly, this texture wouldn’t look right other wise. The sc/dc combo where you work back into the same st (sc into sc, dc into dc) needs that difference between the front of the st and the back of the st to really make some fantastic texture. Doesn’t it kinda look like the stitches are moving? Maybe that’s just me… 😀

As always, thank you so much for your support here on my blog. I hope you like this new pattern and try it out. Just remember to use the smallest hook that you can that feels comfortable, it’ll help keep your sides standing. I used a 5.00 mm hook for this and while it did make the yarn split a tiny bit, it does help to keep the sides standing even when I don’t have 5 or more other skeins of yarn in there (it can fit 4 – 5 skeins of Hue + Me comfortably, which is nice).

Be kind to each other, wear and wash your masks and remember we need to look out for each other <3 <3

This post is linked to Loop Scoop 45

Please note: I was provided Hue + Me yarn by Lion Brand Yarn for the purposes of designing the Kieran Basket crochet pattern, without compensation. I wasn’t provided the yarn with the expectations of positive or negative reviews but I honestly can say I do enjoy this yarn, I’ve used it many times for baskets and even a cardigan. It’s a great bulky yarn.

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[Image description] the Kieran Basket being held out in front of a woman, her white hands can be seen holding the basket by the handles.

Level

Easy

Materials

  • US H (5.00 mm) crochet hook
  • Size #5 bulky weight yarn
    • 2 colors
      • A (brown): 6.3 oz / 196 yds
      • B (cream): 4.4 oz/ 137 yds
  • Notions: scissors, measuring tape, yarn needle

Gauge

  • 12 sc/dc x 10 rows = 4” (see Notes)

Terms/ Stitches used

  • Sk: Skip
  • St: Stitch
  • Ch: Chain
  • Rnd: Round
  • Magic circle
  • RS: Right side
  • Sc: Single crochet
  • Dc: Double crochet
  • BLO: Back loop only 
  • Hdc: Half double crochet
  • Join: Join rnds with a slip st
  • BTLO: Back third loop only (explained below)

Notes

  • Gauge is not super critical for this pattern, but to keep your sides standing use a 5.00 mm (or as close as you can get) to keep your sts tight.
  • For gauge: Chain an even amount of chs that will give you an over 4” swatch (your row st count needs to be odd), sc into the 2nd ch from the hook, *dc into the next st, sc into the next st,* repeat from * to * across. Row 2: Ch 1, turn, sc into the first sc, *dc into the next dc, sc into the next sc,* repeat from * to * across. Repeat row 2 as many times as you need to get more than 4” swatch then measure a blocked section.
  • Back third loop only (BTLO): When looking at the front of the st you will have the 2 loops on top of the hdc (the V on top), lean the st towards you and will see the third loop that runs along the back of the st. This is the loop you will work into. This st is also known as the Camel Stitch. Please note on the rnds where you work this st you will be looking at the back of the previous row’s hdc, so the third loop will be facing you.
  • This pattern is worked from the bottom up in 3 sections: the Base, the Sides, and the Handles.
  • The ch 1 at the beginning of some rnds does not count as a stitch.
  • The ch 3 at the beginning of some rnds does count as a stitch.
  • Color A is brown (Lion Brand Yarn Hue and Me in Terra) and color B is cream (Hue and Me in Salt).

Approx Finished Product Details for the Kieran Basket crochet pattern

Height (not including handles)AcrossBase
10.75″ – 11” (final Base rnd to top of Rnd 43)13.75” – 14” (laid flat)8.5″ across
 

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[Image description] Close up from the side of the Kieran Basket in front of a stone wall and bushes.

Kieran Basket Crochet Pattern Instructions

Base
Rnd 1: A: Create a magic circle, ch 1, sc 6 times into the circle, join – 6 sc
(RS) 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 scRnd 15: Ch 1, turn, *sc into the next 13 sts, sc twice into the next st,* repeat from * to * 5 more times, join – 90 sc
Rnd 16: Ch 1, turn, sc into the next 90 sts, join – 90 sc

[Image description] Close up from the side of the Kieran Basket bushes on a platform.

Sides
Rnd 17: A:
Ch 1, turn, sc BLO into the first st, dc BLO into the next st, *sc BLO into the next st, dc BLO into the next st,* repeat from * to * the rest of the way around, join – 45 sc, 45 dc
(RS) Rnd 18: Ch 3 (counts as a dc here and throughout), turn, sc into the next sc, *dc into the next dc, sc into the next sc,* repeat from * to * the rest of the way around, join – 45 sc, 45 dc
Rnd 19: Ch 1, turn, sc into the first sc, dc into the next dc, *sc into the next sc, dc into the next dc,* repeat from * to * the rest of the way around, join – 45 sc, 45 dc
Fasten off color A, switch to color B.
(RS) Rnd 20: B: Ch 1, turn, hdc around, join – 90 hdc
Rnd 21: Ch 1, turn, sc BTLO into the first st, dc BTLO into the next st, *sc BTLO into the next st, dc BTLO into the next st,* repeat from * to * the rest of the way around, join – 45 sc, 45 dc
Rnd 22: Ch 3, turn, sc into the next sc, *dc into the next dc, sc into the next sc,* repeat from * to * the rest of the way around, join – 45 sc, 45 dc
Rnd 23: Ch 1, turn, sc into the first sc, dc into the next dc, *sc into the next sc, dc into the next dc,* repeat from * to * the rest of the way around, join – 45 sc, 45 dc
Rnds 24 – 25: Repeat rnds 22 – 23, once more.
Rnds 26 – 37: Repeat rnds 20 – 25, twice more.
(RS) Rnd 38: Repeat rnd 20, once more.
Fasten off color B, switch to color A.
Rnds 39 – 40: A: Repeat rnds 21 – 22, once more.

Handles
Rnd 41: A: Ch 1, turn, sc into the next 18 sts, ch 20, sk 10, sc into the next 35 sts, ch 20, sk 10, sc into the last 17 sts, join – 70 sc, 2 ch10 spaces
Rnd 42: Ch 1, turn, sc around (this includes sc and ch sts), join – 110 sc
Rnd 43: Ch 1, turn, sc around, join – 110 sc
Fasten off, weave in your ends.

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