Little Baskets Are Not the Same – the Free Lila Basket Crochet Pattern

[Image description] A white woman's hands hold the 2 tone Lila Basket by the handles.

Happy March! As always, it feels like the year is just flying by me, ya know? It’s always just flying. Anyway, with the new month and the new week that means I’ve got a new pattern as well and I hope you’re excited – meet the Lila Basket crochet pattern!
Does this design look familiar? Because this is a variation on January’s Lila Pocket Scarf, which I loved and could not get enough of. It was the texture that I loved and really wanted to use it again and after thinking about it hard, I came to the conclusion that a basket would be the perfect usage. Luckily I had a bunch of Hue + Me in my stash and I love using it for baskets (I’ve used it on both the Amelia Basket and the Calista Basket).

I really wanted to lean into the two tone of the Calista Basket for this design because I though it would really make the texture of the Lila Basket really pop, ya know? And then you can make lots of colors or just 2 and it’d work so fun. Ooh, and you can definitely make this basket larger or smaller with adding or removing increases from the design or make it taller with lots of rows. It’s all up to you! And each design can look different every time.

Anyway, I hope you’re well and doing the best you can right now. Wishing you love and joy <3
& as always to be kind to each other, wash your masks, and stay safe friends

And you can pick up this pattern on Ravelry here.

Please note: I was provided Hue + Me for this pattern by Lion Brand Yarn for the purposes of designing the Loretta Infinity Scarf crochet pattern, with 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 used it on my Loretta Cardigan and it is a fantastic tweed. If you purchase yarn through any of the links in this post, I will be compensated.

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[Image description] A slight top down look at the Lila Basket sitting on stone, with a view of a skein of yarn in the basket.

Level

Easy

Materials

Gauge

  • K: 11 sc x 13 rows = 4”
  • I: 11 esc x 10 rows (of esc/scc repeat) = 4”

Terms/ Stitches used

  • Magic circle
  • RS: Right side
  • Rnd: Round
  • Ch: Chain
  • St: Stitch
  • Join: Join rnds with a slip st
  • Slip st: Slip stitch
  • Sc: Single crochet
  • Esc: extended single crochet (explained below)
  • Scc: Single crochet cluster (explained below)

Notes

  • Esc (extended single crochet): insert the hook into stitch, yarn over, pull up a loop, yarn over, draw through one loop, yarn over, pull through the 2 loops on the hook.
  • 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 sc2tog 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.
  • The Base and part of the sides are made using the 6.50 hook and the rest of the sides are made using the 5.50 hook, to give it added structure. Feel free to use any hook to obtain gauge.
  • Color A is brown 4.9 oz | 153 yds (Lion Brand Yarn Hue and Me in Arrowwood) and color B is pink 2.5 oz| 79 yds (Hue and Me in Rosewater).

Approx Finished Product Details for the Lila Basket crochet pattern

Height (not including handles)
8″ – 8.5″
Across
15”
Base
9”
 

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[Image description] A front view of the 2 tone Lila Basket sitting on cement in front of a stone background.

Lila Basket Crochet Pattern Instructions

Base
With 6.50 mm hook
(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 around, join – 84 sc
Fasten off color A, switch to color B.
With 5.50  mm hook
Note:
this will help keep this section’s tension tighter but adjust the hook as you need.
Rnd 28: B: Ch 1, turn, scc around, join – 42 scc
Rnd 29: Ch 1, turn, esc around, join – 84 esc
Rnds 30 – 37: repeat rnds 28 – 29, a total of 4 more times.
Rnd 38: Ch 1, turn, scc into the next 14 sts, ch 18, skip the next 14 sts, scc into the next 28 sts, ch 18, skip the next 14 sts, scc into the last 14 sts, join – 28 scc, 2 ch-18 spaces
Rnd 39: Ch 1, turn, sc into each st around (this counts scc and ch-18 spaces), join – 92 sc
Rnd 40: Ch 1, turn, sc around, join – 92 sc
Fasten off, weave in your ends.

[Image description] A side view of the 2 tone Lila Basket sitting on cement in front of a stone background on the right and plants on the left.

And don’t forget you can buy this pattern on Ravelry.


Tada! There they are, the Lila Basket Crochet Pattern! I hope you love it and use the hashtag #DivineDebris on Instagram and I’ll share it in my stories!

Add a little crochet to your home (or maybe add more would be correct) with this easy bottom up basket design.The free Lila Basket crochet pattern is an easy yet texture rich pattern worked in the round and uses bulky yarn to give it a little extra stability. Customize it with more colors and even make it taller if you'd like, it's up to you!

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