Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Chunky Crocheted Basket Pattern




I'm finally posting the pattern for the crocheted basket. Thank you so much for all of the comments and emails. I hope you like the pattern and the finished project as much as I do. (Scroll down to see the pattern for the larger basket)

Materials

3 Skeins super bulky yarn (I used Lion Brand Wool Ease Thick and Quick in Linen)
Size L (8.0mm) crochet hook
Yarn needle

Just a little note about the materials:
I would recommend using super bulky to create a stiff or sturdy texture. If you use a smaller weight yarn you will have to hold 3 or more strands together.
Do not use a larger hook. The stitches need to be tight so the basket will be stiff and stand up. Crochet pretty tightly (but try not to make your hands too sore) My next basket will be made with hemp doubled (the thick kind you can find at Walmart). That stuff is a real hand killer. But it's the sturdiest stuff you can use.

Measurements

smaller basket
8.5 inches in diameter
5.5 inches in height

larger basket
10 inches in diameter
10 inches in height


Pattern

Note: You will hold two strands of yarn together.
Do not turn when you finish each round. I joined each round. You can work in a continuous spiral if you prefer to get rid of the seam. (If you choose to make the seamless version I would recommend working the bottom with a seam and then work the body in a continuous round or spiral, marking your first st as you go)

Holding 2 strands together

Smaller basket

Ch 2

Rnd 1: 8 sc in 2nd ch from hook

Rnd 2: 2 hdc in each st. Join with sl st. (16 hdc)

Rnd 3: Ch 2, hdc in same st, hdc in next st, (2 hdc in next st, hdc in next st) around. Join with sl st. (24 hdc)

Rnd 4: Ch 2, hdc in same st, hdc in next 2 sts, (2 hdc in next st, hdc in next 2 sts) around. Join with sl st. (32 hdc)

Rnd 5: Ch 2, hdc in same st, hdc in next 3 sts, (2 hdc in next st, hdc in next 3 sts) around. Join with sl st. (40 hdc)

Rnd 6: Ch 2, hdc in same st, hdc in next 4 sts, (2 hdc in next st, hdc in next 4 sts) around. Join with sl st. (48 hdc)

The next round will be the first row of the body of the basket. You will be working into the back of each hdc.

Rnd 7: Ch 1, sc under the line or ridge on the back of the first st of previous round. (Half double crochet stitches have a line or ridge on the back of the stitch). You will be working under this line or ridge, not into the regular loops.


This will leave the two loops of the stitch


creating a seam separating the bottom and body of the basket


Continue working sc around. Join with a sl st.

Rnd 8: Ch 2, hdc into next st and in each st around. Join with sl st.

Rnd 9: Ch 1, Working in the back loop only, sc in the same st and in each st around. Join with sl st.

Rnd 10: Ch 2, hdc in next st and in each st around. Join with sl st.

Rnd 11: Ch 1. Sc in same st and in each st around. Join with sl st.

Rnd 12: Ch 2, hdc in next st and in each st around. Join with sl st.

Rnd 13: Ch 1, working in back loops only, sc in same st, and in each st around. Join with sl st.

You will create the handles in rnd 14


Rnd 14: Ch 2, hdc in next 8 sts. Ch 7, skip the next 5 sts. Hdc in the next 19 sts. Ch 7, skip the next 5 sts. Hdc in the next 10 sts. Join with sl st

Rnd 15: Ch 1, sc in same st and in the next 8 sts. Work 8 sc under the ch 7 space. (Do not work into the sts). Sc in next 19 sts. Work 8 sc under the ch 7 space. Sc in next 10 sts.

Finish off with the no knot finishing method. You can find a photo tutorial on this finishing method here


I have made a larger basket...I prefer the larger size (I'm in the process of adding the photos for the larger basket)

You will increase the bottom by one round.

Rnds 1-6: Refer to the instructions above

Rnd 7: Ch 2, hdc in same st. Hdc in next 5 sts. (2 hdc in next st, 5 hdc in next st) around, join with sl st. (56 hdc)

Rnd 8: Working under the line or ridge on the back of the hdc, sc in each st around. This round creates the seam (described above)

I added 3 rows to the body of the basket for the larger size. (if you need more detailed instructions for beginning and joining each round refer to the details of each round for the smaller basket)

Rnd 9: Hdc round

Rnd 10: Sc round

Rnd 11: Sc round in the back loop only

Rnd 12: Hdc round

Rnd 13: Sc round

Rnd 14: Hdc round

Rnd 15: Sc round

Rnd 16: Sc in the back loop only

Rnd 17: Ch 2, hdc in the next 9 sts, Ch 9, skip 8 sts, hdc in next 20 sts, Ch 9, skip next 8 sts, hdc in next 9 sts. Join with sl st.

Rnd 18: Sc round, working 10 sc under the ch 9 spaces (not into each st). Join and finish off.

Please feel free to leave me a comment or send me an email if you have any questions about the pattern.

Enjoy!

Edit: I have made a correction to rounds 17 and 18 of the large basket. So sorry about that. I hope it works out better now.

164 comments:

  1. Hi again Liz,

    Thank you for thefab pattern. I have entered your giveaway, all fingers and toes crossed for my first ever win!!!

    Just one question,it is asingle strand of yarn,isnt it? Forgive the silly q!

    Hugs,
    Ramya

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  2. Not a silly question. It was silly of me not to clarify this in the pattern. Thanks so much. It is 2 strands held together. I'll correct this now.
    Liz

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    1. Im a little confused, If your using 2 strands, do I need 4 skeins of yarn to start?

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  3. Liz, have I told you how much I love you lately? I will be starting this tonight.

    Hooray!

    Meredith

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    1. Aaawww Meredith I love you too:D
      I hope you enjoy the pattern
      Liz

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  4. Thank you so much for posting this!! You are so generous with your patterns. :) Can't wait to make one!

    Genevieve

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    1. You're welcome and thanks. I hope you like it:D

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  5. I'm so excited I have the perfect yarn at home that was to chunckey for what I had bought it for but perfect for this!!!

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  6. Beautiful basket! I'm looking forward to making it.
    Megan

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  7. THIS IS FANTASTIC!! And just in time for Easter too...I'm making this today:) Thank you for sharing...I love to crochet with thick yarn and larger needles...woohoo!

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    1. You're welcome. I hope you enjoy the pattern :D

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  8. Love the basket (and your noro yarn shawl is beautiful - even if the yarn is a beast!) I think I shall be trying the basket as soon as I get a few minutes! Thanks

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  9. Awsome :) I will be off the next two day from work and will be making a couple of them for the grandbabies for Easter. Might have to try using the three strand method in Easter colors.

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    1. I would like to see the finished basket when you finish. I bet they will be beautiful:)

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  10. Liz, I just discovered your blog. Your pieces are AMAZING!! I am mid afghan right now, but can't wait to do this basket. I've already got places picked out for several of them!! Thank you so much for sharing your talent.

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    1. Thanks so much for your compliment. That means so much to me. I hope you love the baskets

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  11. Thankyou so much for this tutorial, I will definitely be giving these a go, love it!!

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    1. You're welcome. I hope you love the pattern and basket:D

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  12. Hi Liz. I'm loving all the new crochet fabulousness! I'm quite sure I could find all sorts of uses for this chunky basket. Happy to see you at Tangled Happy today. Another fun yarn craft with kids will be featured tomorrow. I REALLY love this one! Happy Wednesday. :)

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  13. I think this is the project that will get me started again after a long while (almost a year) of no crocheting or knitting! Thank you!
    Diana

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    1. Almost a year is a while. I hope you love the basket, you'll be hooked again in no time:D

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  14. That is such a nice basket! It would be great for holding some of crocheting tools.

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  15. What a great chunky basket...I'll have to try it. Thanks for the pattern!!
    patti

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    1. You are welcome...I hope you love it! I have one that I love. I am making another in jute.

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  16. Love it! it looks great! Thanks for the Tutorial

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  17. Thanks for posting such a great pattern! I do have a question.... What are the dimensions for the larger one?

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    1. You're welcome. The larger basket is about 10 inches wide by 10 inches in height. I sold it so fast, and forgot to measure and get photos. I must have been brain dead that day. Sorry about that.

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  18. This is awesome. I started it last night, and finished it this morning. I think I will make another! Btw...I made the larger basket, and I noticed that the handles didn't curve the same as the smaller one in your pic above. Comparing the rounds for the handles, for the smaller basket (rnd 14): .... ch 7, skip the next 5 sts, versus the larger basket (rnd 17):... ch 7, skip the next 8 sts....

    Therefore maybe for the larger basket, it should be .... ch7, skip the next 6 sts...????

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    1. Hi,
      Actually you caught a mistake. It is supposed to say ch 9. I sold my large basket and now can't look at it to make sure. I still have the smaller one...The person who won it in the giveaway hasn't claimed it yet. I'll go over these instructions again. I may have made other mistakes.
      Thanks so much,
      Liz

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    2. Awesome! Thanks for your quick reply. No worries, gives me another reason to start another ;)

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    3. You're welcome. You could actually try it the way you suggested and see how that works. It may turn out better than what I planned. Let me know how it comes out either way. Thanks so much for the feedback.

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  19. Is it 3 skiens for the small basket? How many did you use for the large?
    Thanks.

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    1. At least 4 for the large. Not really sure...sorry. I would buy 4 for sure and maybe 5.

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    2. Thanks! I had the same question! I'm thinking about making one of these for my baby's nursery bc they're too cute! Btw, I'm a fellow North Carolinian!

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  20. I absolutely LOVE this basket! I am making some in strips for all my neieces for Easter! The boys are getting solid colors! I am going to try and make a big oblong one to gobetween my chair and couchto hold wips. If you make one using the jelwery stuff (not sure what its called) I would love to see the pics or at least know how it turns out! Thanks for posting wonderful free patterns!!

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  21. Love this basket! Thanks for the pattern!
    You can find my version on www.handmadebyeva.blogspot.com.

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  22. Love this pattern-just one question...at the handles in round 15: "work 8 sc under the ch 7 space. (Do not work into the sts)" Where do I work them then? Confused??? Sorry, I know it is probably obvious, but I can't figure it out!!! :(

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    1. You will work the stitches under the whole chain space not into each individual chain. No problem. I hope you can understand me:)

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  23. Thanks a bunch for sharing your pattern! It really is a lovely project in style and function.

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  24. I love all these patterns! Just a question: Are we allowed to sell what we make, not the pattern gut the actual finished project?

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  25. Another silly question here...it calls for three skeins yet the pattern says to hold two strands together. Wouldn't that need to be four skeins?

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    1. No... you can use both ends of the third skein...does that make sense? If not I'll clarify:D

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    2. I was thinking the same thing...and I thought of the two ends...but I can picture myself with a huge knot! LOL We shall see...I am working on this as I speak, I love it!

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  26. Well I love these baskets you been showing and I see that you have already answered my question about how many skeins I might need to make the larger one. I'll likely go with the 5.
    And when you say you hold 2 threads together basically they become 1 ... so basically you are crocheting with one very thick thread of yarn ... right?
    I going on vacation and this is the perfect size project to take along. These will be beautiful gifts ... like in a guest room filled with any necessities your guest may have forgotten. Look forward to hearing from you.
    Linda from Brampton, Ontario, CANADA

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    1. So sorry, I didn't get back to you earlier. You have probably already figured it out. I used two strands of super bulky yarn held together. For the basket in the photo I used Lion Brand Quick and Thick (2 strands of it together).
      Again, I am so sorry to have taken so long to get back to you,
      Liz

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  27. LOVE your pattern... but am a little dyslexic when it comes to reading these... any thoughts on doing a youtube video? or maybe just some close up photos on the process to start this? I know once I get started I will be fine, but cant seem to get started...

    thanks!

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  28. Thank you for the great pattern. I'm a newbie and am having trouble with the shape. All the sides pull in except for the side with the seam. Are my stitches too tight? I'd post a photo but I don't want to embarrass myself!

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    1. Hi,
      You may have to email me a photo, I can't get what you're saying...sorry:) I'll try to help.
      Liz
      sunshine75t@aol.com

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  29. Thank you for this pattern, I'm working on my 5th basket now...really have enjoyed the pattern and appreciate it very much!!! I posted some pictures of one of them today on my blog, here is the link if you would like to check it out: http://tamingroses.blogspot.com/2012/05/crochet-baskets.html

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  30. I arrived to you through Ravelry and I just love the basket. I think I will fill up my house with many of them... Thank you so much for sharing the pattern!

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  31. Hi! I found your pattern on pinterest, and I think that these baskets will be perfect storage containers for all of my "in progress" knit and crochet projects that I carry around the house! One question, do you think that 2 strands of Lion Brand Homespun would be stiff enough, or would it be better with 3? I have a few skeins of a color that I have been waiting to find a project to use on, and I think this would be perfect!

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    1. For me 2 strands of the super bulky are thick enough. The trick is using a smaller hook and crocheting tightly as you can. But if you are using Homespun then I would definitely use at least 3.

      Liz

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  32. I started crocheting a week ago... and am half way through my first project. I can't wait to start this basket. Beautiful, requires very little easy to find yarn and no difficult stitches or patterns of stithes! Thank you so much for sharing. My plan is to make the larger size and then an even LARGER basket. How would I increase the diameter of the bottom?

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    1. Thanks so much. I'm so sorry I didn't respond sooner. To make a larger bottom, just keep increasing in the same manner. This will create a larger basket. Hope this helps

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  33. Thanks so much for sharing your talent with us! I just made my first basket, and I am in love. This one is a gift, but I need to make half a dozen just for me/my house. And I'm thinking I will make the next one with some t-shirt yarn I have made. It's so thick and sturdy - just the thing! Thanks again for posting you patterns for free. You made my day!

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    1. You're welcome and thank you. I'm so happy that I can help by providing patterns. If you decide to take a photo, I would love to see your version:)

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  34. Oh I love this...found it through a new friend on Ravelry....weeeeeeeee I'm gonna give it a go just as soon as I finish my current project...xxx

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  35. I got to your blog through pinterest -- and love the chunky crocheted basket. I'm definitely going to make one (and maybe many more) for the "hot spots" in my house to contain the clutter, etc. Thank you so much for posting the instructions.

    While on your site I also saw the gorgeous purple crocheted dish cloth. How very elegant looking it is. I've been knitting these cloths but would love to try the crocheted pattern too. Please send it to me at your earliest opportunity. And again, thank you so much for sharing!!
    cheers,
    Jayne

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    1. Jayne,

      The pattern for the dishcloth is here on the blog for free. Just go over to the right side and look under the free pattern section.

      Thanks,
      Liz

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  36. Great blog & pattern =) I shared it on my crochet page : httP://facebook.com/accrochet

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  37. I am having GREAT difficulty finding super chunky yarn for this basket that is not wool. Do you make them with yarn containing wool? Do you have problems with moths eating holes in the basket? Thanks much, Bonnie

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    1. Bonnie,

      I usually buy the super bulky yarn like Lion Brand Thick and Quick or Quick and Thick. It is a wool/acrylic blend. If I can't make it to AC Moore of Michaels, then I buy the Hometown USA, also by Lion Brand, at Wal-mart. It's acrylic. I don't have any trouble with moths.
      Liz

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  38. I just finished the small basket (after trying the large basket first and running out of yarn... LOL!) and I LOVE IT! I had some Lion Brant Hometown USA yarn left from a failed dog blanket project, and it was perfect. I have enough to make another small brown basket but I might wait a day or two to let my hands recover.. thanks for an awesome pattern!! <3

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  39. I LOVE it! I'm soooo trying this! Thanks for sharing your patterns! I have a feeling I'll be snooping around your site for a while!

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  40. Thanks for the pattern.
    I have a picture up here
    https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=426991367347686&set=a.368592653187558.82227.368545129858977&type=1&theater

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  41. I love this crochet basket! I have it on my list of things to make for my soon-to-be home!

    Helen
    Blue Eyed Beauty Blog

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  42. Hi! I love your work and I want to post the pattern in spanish language at my website www.kechulo.com. Do you agree?
    Thank u :D

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    1. Well, I'm going to post it but if you don't agree I will take it out. You can see it at www.kechulo.com.
      Sorry for my english :(

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  43. stupid question! I know you just "open" two skeins of yarn to double strand it, but how do you double strand the third ball?

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    1. Just use both ends from the skein :D

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  44. How do I know if I am crocheting it too tight or too loose?

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    1. Sorry about not responding sooner. It is hard to tell if you have just started crocheting. If you crochet too tightly your hand will likely hurt. Too loose and your stitches are flimsy or just plain looser. I know this isn't a grand explanation but following the gauge is a good indication.

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  45. Thanks for the pattern Liz! I really like the way it turned out. I'll definitely be back to your site for more!

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  46. I really like this basket. I did make the stitches tight, made a slight change, instead of putting sc's on handle, handles were to wobly, I undid the sc & made some HDC's instead & then either left it all same color, but last night I made a brown one & added turquoise sc over the hdc on handles & worked out great! I gave it to a lady that like brown/turqouise. I am making the smaller ones for they look great. The big one I made is red, but if I undo it, the yarn would not be good to reuse, so will give to someone that I know will appreciate it.

    Next I am about to go to Walmart to shop, will get some more yarn & make more.

    Liz, this is a pretty thing you made & thanks, they are so darling.

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  47. Liz...I took a chance for pic is zoomed, which is great, but I took a chance, I'm used to videos. Where you have picture of hook under the ridge you mentioned, I took a while to examine my piece, is it on the side where the tail of the very beginning is at or the other side?

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  48. Letty,

    Sorry I don't understand what you are asking. I took that picture to show where to insert hook. It is on the wrong side or back side of your piece. When looking at the photo the back side of the piece is facing up. You'll hold the piece with the right side facing you as you crochet that round and sort of angle it to look at the back to see where to insert the hook for round 7.

    Sorry but I'm not sure what you are needing me to explain,
    Liz

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  49. Thank you for the pattern! I just finished the small size basket. I used the yarn you recommended and it took less than two skeins (6 oz). :)

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  50. Liz -

    Love this pattern. Thank you for sharing it. I followed your instructions (with a few tweaks) and am super happy with my new basket. Will definitely be making more of these!

    Also, I blogged about my finished basket & put a link to this post so others can access your pattern. Thanks again! Val

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  51. Hi Liz! I love your blog and all the beautiful things you've created! I'm working on the basket, and I'm having a problem with the sides "curling" in. I'm on the 4th round of the body, and it's curling in towards the center of the basket. I'm using the yarn and hook size you suggested, and I tried loosening the stitches. Will this just work itself out as it increases in height? I would love for this to work, and to make more as gifts. Any suggestions you can give are appreciated! Thanks so much!

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    1. Hi Tracey,

      Thanks so much and I'm so glad you found something here you like. The only reason I can think of is adding or losing stitches. Make sure to count your stitches to see if you are keeping the same number for each round. This can really change the shape.
      Thanks again,
      Liz

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  52. I love this basket! I'm really stumped on the handles. Can you explain how to crochet under the handles please. I really want to finish but I have no ides what to do. Thanks!

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  53. Any chance you can post a picture about the handles?

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  54. Thank you for the amazing basket patterns. I started the large one but quickly realized I would run out of yarn (trying to use up my stash.) So I just finished the small one, it was a very quick project and so cute! I made mine with 3 strands of cotton yarn (Like Peaches and Cream). It stands up well and holds it's shape. Next time I'll try the big one with acrylic yarn. Thank you again!

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  55. Thank you for this tutorial! Your instructions are very straightforward and easy to follow. I really like the way the basket turned out and appreciate you sharing the pattern.

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  56. Thanks for the great pattern! I'm working on my basket now and have made the bottom with no problem, however I'm having trouble now that I'm onto the sides. On round 8 I can see a bit of a seam/gap where I joined the rounds. I'm new to projects that involve joining rounds so I'm not entirely sure I'm doing it correctly. When you say to hdc into the next stitch, you essentially mean to skip the first one, right? Are you counting the initial ch 2 in the total hdc count in rounds 3-6? If I were only counting the actual hdcs (not the ch 2 or the sl st) from round 8 on, how many stitches should I have? I can't work out if it should be 46, 47, or 48 :( Sorry about all the questions! I hope they make sense. I'm very confused by this, if you couldn't tell! Hopefully you are able to respond soon or I figure it out for myself, because I can't wait to have this basket completed so I can use it to store some of my extra yarn :) Thanks again!

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  57. Not sure if I did something wrong. But I added a few rounds to the base to make it a wider basket, because when I finished round 6 it seemed rather small, then I made it a bit deeper too. The problem is I only used 1 1/2 balls of the recommend Lions Brand Wool Ease Thick and Quick. But then again...your stitches appear chunkier than mine too....Any suggestions?

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  58. Or maybe you can explain your note a bit more: "Note: You will hold two strands of yarn together."

    Maybe I didn't hold enough strands together. Do you have a picture of this?

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    1. Hi CS, it means that you crochet the whole basket with two strands of yarn i.e. you have an end from two balls of yarn, so in effect you are making the yarn twice as thick. I am guessing you made it with a single strand of yarn and that's why your basket was smaller and you didn't use as much much yarn as the pattern states. Hope I've explained clearly. :)

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  59. For the longest time, I wanted to buy a basket like this on for my baby's room for her little socks and another for her little toys. I am so excited to see this pattern and this will be my next project for some time. I am making one large enough for my laundry room as well, thank you for this mazing pattern. Apart from needing six small baskets. Awesome pattern , thank you once again for being kind to let us all use this and many more yummy patterns.

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  60. I'm going to try this right now. Been looking around and saw yours. Looks great. Thank you

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  61. I did this in lavender and used three strands of worsted weight. All it took was one skein of 7oz. I divided it up into three balls and even had some left over. I wanted to post a pic but do not know how. Thanks for the pattern.

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  62. Love your patterns! For the "chunky" yarn projects, do you think tshirt yarn would work? I realize it might not work up as "stiff" in a basket shape as yarn.

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  63. Thank you - I love this basket. I made it in two sittings, love how fast it goes. Filled it up with a few balls of yarn of course :) I can't wait to make another. One question - I want to try the next one without the seam, so in the round. Not sure how to do this. Can you please explain? You pattern is clear and simple but I can't figure how to do it 'in the round', i.e. not sure what that means. what do I do when it says slip stitch at the end and do I start out differently in the new row?
    thanks a bunch
    Bita

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  64. Thank you for this wonderful pattern. I'm making it with three strands of DK in a 'tweed' effect yarn (beige/mushroom in colour with tiny flecks of green and tan here and there), using a 6mm hook and it looks great!
    Marje

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    1. I'm editing to add I decided the basket wasn't quite rigid enough so I've now used a 5mm hook (with three strands DK) to make three more in different sizes. Love them!

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  65. Making this as my first ever crochet project. Really pleased with how it's going, it's looking fab before I've even finished it. I'm finding your instructions & pictures make it wonderfully clear what to do, thank you.

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    1. Wow, your first project. I'm happy you chose this and I really hope you love the finished product. Thanks so much for the feedback.
      Happy crocheting,
      Liz

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  66. Is there a way to print the pattern without all the comments?

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    1. I know I already answered through email, but I thought I would answer here in case anyone else was wondering.

      You can copy and paste the pattern into a word doc or you can click on print and only print the pages without the comments ( I think it is about 4 pages)

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  67. Have you tried ZPAGHETTI? It's made of t-shirt strips sewn together into a giant spool. You crochet with a #15 hook (I don't know the US equivalent) It's pretty stiff & very suitable for this stuff.
    XOXO,
    Cris

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  68. hola ya se que escrivo en español espero me entiendas como yo lo hago con goggle me encantan los cesto y me gustaria hacer una serie de pequeños a grandes mu pregunta es como de grandes e pueden hacer sin que se deformen muchas gracis por la respueata ne he hecho seguidora suya le dejo mi blog conmipropiomoldeblogspot.com y mi correo para que me conteste por donde quiera un besito y felicidad par austed y si familia

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  69. Thanks for the pattern! Awsome :) this was my first zpagetti project.
    I post a photo here ; http://www.minkeshaakblog.blogspot.nl/2013/05/zpagetti.html
    Minke

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    1. I really need to try the zpaghetti. I love the color you used.

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  70. Thanks for sharing this pattern, it was just what I was looking for. I hope to start it tonight. You can see the results on my blog http://mylittlecornertoday.blogspot.nl/ where I will of course give you credit for being so lovely as to provide this free pattern.

    Wish me luck !

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  71. Aweosome!
    Thank you so much for posting this pattern!
    Its just the thing I was looking for ! <3
    - A new follower
    http://mecraftteen.blogspot.com/
    Follow each other may be? :P

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    1. You're welcome. I'm so glad you like it. Sure, I'll visit and follow:)
      Liz

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  72. What a beautiful basket! I just started mine but am confused about starting the sides of the basket. You said work into the back loops, but your picture looks like the front loops. Do you turn the bottom of the basket over before starting the sides?

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    1. Yes you work in the back loops. It's all about the way you hold your work. I've noticed some people end up crocheting and actually have their baskets inside out. That might be why it seems like the front loop.

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  73. This is so beautiful! By any chance, have you tried making it of cloth rag strips? (As in, an old sheet, torn to strips and made into "yarn") I'd love to know if you think this pattern will work with rag material, as I seem to have an abundance right now :)

    Thank you,
    Val

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    1. Hi Val,

      Yes, it should work. I would love to try it too.

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  74. I just found this pattern and whipped out a basket. Literally...WHIPPED out a basket. I LOVE it!!! I am a knitter, not a crocheter, but your instructions were incredibly clear and the pictures you added answered the few questions I had. The only thing a crocheter friend noticed is that you didn't indicate chain 2 in Round 2. She suggested that I do the chain 2 since it's indicated at the beginning of all other hdc rounds.
    OK...gotta run....gotta make another one! :-)

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  75. Hi Liz,
    The basket looks great! If possible please to ask a question about a pattern of the basket Body.
    "Rnd 8: Ch 2, hdc into next st and in each st around. Join with sl st."
    Because there is a punctuation mark between the number 2 and the HDC is not clear whether I need to create two chains and then 1 HDC in each st around or 2 HDC in each st around?

    thanks
    Dikla

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    1. Hi Dikla,

      When you begin the round you need to ch 2, which is really the first hdc of the round. Then you'll put one hdc in each stitch around. Hope this helps.

      Liz

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  76. I am getting organized as well. Can't wait to try this with tee shirt yarn.

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  77. I made both the small and large basket for my girls and they love them

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  78. This is absolutely gorgeous, thank you for sharing the pattern. As a newbie crocheter I'm a bit nervous about working with such a think yarn, and double stranded at that, but its definitely going in my to-do pile.

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  79. Hello Liz,

    I am officially following on Pinterest and reading along through my WordPress. I am new to the North Carolina, Asheville area, but I am totally in love!

    I too am a plant lover, mine are in love with NC also.

    I have been a crocheter since about age 8, I'm 51, soon to be 52 :-D I taught myself how to knit in 2006 while attending a Father going through the process of passing from one life into the next.

    I can read instructions and do well, but when you add a simple thing like video, you'll be very happy how clear it makes it. YouTube is THE place for all knitting videos. I am a mad knitter now. I'm also on ravelry. I'll keep an eye open for you.

    If you have any questions about knitting feel free to ask and I'll pick your brain on crochet. My resources are now both on the other side. My Mother and Grandmother, who taught me ;-)

    Congrats on deciding to get married, I won't mention how many times I have been ;-) They make us crazy, but I personally need them, lol.

    Kat.

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  80. I do not understand why you make us hold two strands together, why not simply buy chunkyer yarn? Or am I missing something here? I love the basket model btw!

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    1. I used super bulky yarn (6) so it is the chunkiest available (in most stores anyway) then you double it. It needs to be super bulky doubled so it will stand up and not flop over.
      Thanks:)

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  81. Newbie here.. (Apologies before hand if I come across stating the obvious)

    So I crochet with TWO strands? Where does the THIRD ball come into this?

    Thank you for the awesome pattern.

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    1. Hi Raisah,

      It's been a while since you posted your question but since I was here I thought I'd answer it. If you were crocheting the "regular" way with 1 strand of yarn, you'd use one and a half skeins to complete this basket. Because you are crocheting with 2 strands, you're doubling your yarn usage so you will need 3 skeins. Does that make sense?

      Thank you so much for posting this tutorial. I made mine a shabby chic basket by using a vintage queen size sheet cut up into one inch strips. It looks fabulous!!

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  82. I got some super chunky mystery yarn from a family member, and this basket is the first thing I thought of to make from it. I just finished it (one strand with size 8) and love my little basket. Now what to put in it....

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  83. Thank you SO much for sharing this pattern. I was looking for it for ages!!
    You're the best!!
    Thank you again.

    Ania (PL)

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  84. Love, love, love this pattern! I did have a question--For some reason the right side of the crochet ended up on the inside of the basket on my first attempt. Did I miss a turn somewhere? I made a smaller version and fudged a few turns I ended up with the right side on the right side. Could you please help me? I think the problem began with the bottom. Should the right or wrong side end up on the bottom? Thanks for any help you can give me.

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  85. Hi! Love the pattern! Just finished a large and small basket. What keeps tripping me up is the following: when I join at the end of a round (specifically the sides), am I joining into the starting chain, or the 1st stitch? I ask because I'm ending up with about 3 extra stitches. I appreciate any help you can give me.

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  86. hey I love this! I was wondering if I could sell the finished product made from this pattern?

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  87. Love this!! Thanks for sharing your pattern :) made one with tshirt yarn and its adorable!!

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  88. LOVE this basket! I recently made one and plan to give one away on my blog! I will surely mention where I got the awesome pattern! Check out my blog here! http://lifeontaylorhill.blogspot.com/

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  89. Hi, I'm Amy, I have a crochet site called Crochet Jewel! I really love your crochet patterns! I started a crochet directory on my site and I wanted to know if you would be interested in adding one or more of your patterns on Crochet Jewel. I will feature your crochet photo and direct link on my siite, my facebook page, Twitter, and Pinterest! I would only show your photo and link, but the viewer will have to go to your site to see the pattern, so you get all the credit! I average a few thousand or more viewers daily with my own patterns I created. This will give you more viewers to your site! You would Just go to this link and add your pattern. Hope to see you there! http://crochetjewel.com/?page_id=4435

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  90. Amazing pattern and lovely outcome! I saw it a few months back and decided then that I wanted to learn how to crochet. Thank you for inspiring me to do so <3 I made it using plarn (plastic bag yarn) and I love it.

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  91. Your basket is AWESOME!!!!!! another project I would like to make for a gift for Christmas!!!.i hope I don't run out of time!!! Thanks for the instructions!!! .....Jodi

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  92. would lion brand homespun thick and quick yarn work? i tried to use it to make a scarf but the pattern just did not work so now i have three skeins different colors and they look super pretty together

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  93. Thank you for such an easy pattern to follow.
    I am in England, so I will have to convert your pattern but I have my chunky wool and I cant wait to get started!
    I shall do it this afternoon!

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  95. Love the pattern, many thanks for sharing. One question. I am in UK and buying the yarn in balls of 50g. Could you give me an idea of how many balls I would need for the large basket. Thanks again

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  96. Can you recommend a non-wool yarn for this project? I am allergic to wool, but I really wan tot try this. Thanks!

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    1. Hi chem, I made this last night with Hoooked Zpagetti and it looks brilliant. Zpagetti is made from old t-shirts and the label says it is 92% cotton and 8% other recycled fibres - maybe okay for you? Hope this helps!

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    2. I think Lion Brand's Hometown USA is 100% acrylic. I have used it for these baskets and it works great.

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  97. Hi,
    Just made this. Great pattern easy to follow. Have you ever felted any of the baskets you've made? If yes, any pitfalls to look out for? Thanks.

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  98. Thanks for a clear pattern and a great shape - mine took an evening to make and it's just so much fun to look at!

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  99. Thanks for sharing the pattern, I'm using it for inspiration in my next laundry basket project which I've just blogged about... happy crocheting!

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  100. When working this pattern, the right side of the bottom of the basket will be inside the basket. Unless I turn my work to start building the height of the basket, the right side will still be on the inside. Is this correct? I would prefer the right side of the body of basket be on the outside & the wrong side to be on the inside, so after I finish the base, I'll turn my work.
    Thank you - Deb



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    1. The right side of the bottom will be on the outside. You never have to turn. I have noticed that a lot of people Are crocheting the basket with the inside out. Just remember that your work that is facing you as you work will always be the right side. Do not turn.

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  101. Hello Liz
    This was my third crochet project. I really enjoyed making the basket and love it. Thank you for sharing the pattern. :-)

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  102. Hi! I heard about this pattern over at All About Ami. I looked at your post and just made one! I love this pattern and how quickly it worked up! Thanks for sharing it for free! I'm sure I'll be visiting you more to check out the rest of the cool things you've made. :)

    Lynnette

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  103. Thank you for this wonderful little pattern, it was super easy for someone like me with very basic skills. My basket is very cute and it worked out perfectly!

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  104. Hi quick question, if you work with 2 skeins surely we will need 4 balls? Looking forward to starting making for my friends baby bits and pieces.

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  105. Love, love, love this! Crocheted it this afternoon in two colors. I was going to give as a gift, but may rethink that! Thanks for the pattern!

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  106. Thank you so much for this pattern. I can't wait to try it.

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