The Roundabout Basket FREE Crochet Pattern

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Inspired by the endless amounts of clutter in my life, I created the Roundabout Basket. This pattern is suitable for an intermediate crocheter who is comfortable working in the round. Pay special attention to the slightly different join, and a new way to build up from the base to create a sturdy, eye catching basket for all the clutter in your life, too.

I loved using Lion Brand’s Wool Ease Thick and Quick for this project. As written, one Bonus Bundle of this yarn is the perfect amount for this basket. If you want to make the basket even more sturdy, hold two strands of this soft yarn together.

This pattern is also available on my Ravelry page for a small fee. This PDF version comes Ad Free and with tutorial photos that are not present in this free, simplified version.

The Roundabout Basket

by Theresa Denham

Roundabout Basket Pattern © 2018 By Theresa Denham of Teagan and Lu

Materials:

Approx. 200 yds Lion Brand Wool Ease Thick and Quick (Or similar super bulky weight yarn)

5.0mm crochet hook (US H)

6.0mm crochet hook (US J)

Tapestry Needle

Stitch Marker (optional)

Abbreviations:

MC: Magic Circle

CH: Chain

SK: Skip SL

ST: Slip Stitch S

L ST (BL): Slip Stitch into the back loop

SC: Single Crochet

HDC: Half Double Crochet

OPS: Open Puff Stitch — In order to create a single open puff stitch: Yarn Over, insert hook and pull up a loop (three loops on the hook), yarn over, insert hook and pull up a loop (five loops on the hook), yarn over and pull through all five loops on the hook.

FPSC: Single Crochet around the front post

Notes: This basket is worked bottom up, first creating the flat bottom round and building up on the base to complete the body of the basket. While working the base, CH2 at the beginning of the round does count as a stitch. Throughout this piece, when joining with a slip stitch, join through the back loop of the stitch, since the subsequent stitch will be worked into the same stitch without chaining. While working the body of the basket, mark the first stitch of the round with a stitch marker. Body rows are joined, but stitches are to be worked into the same stitch as joining without chaining. When working the OPS, be sure to pull up on your hook to begin your yarn overs with about 1” of height. See photo below in Special Stitches.

Gauge: While not integral to the pattern, should you prefer to check gauge, the bottom base round should measure 10” across after the final row is made.

Roundabout Basket Pattern © 2018 By Theresa Denham of Teagan and Lu

Special Stitch: Open Puff Stitch

In order to create a single open puff stitch: Pull up the loop on your hook so it stands about 1 inch, Yarn Over, insert hook and pull up a loop (three loops on the hook), yarn over, insert hook and pull up a loop (five loops on the hook), yarn over and pull through all five loops on the hook.

Copyright Statement: This pattern is the property of Theresa Denham of Teagan and Lu, 2018. Please do not alter, re-sell or claim this pattern as your own. Should you choose to sell finished items made from this pattern, please credit me, Theresa Denham and Teagan and Lu as designer.

Pattern:

BASE OF BASKET

Using the 6 mm hook, Begin with Magic Circle Rnd 1: 8HDC into MC. SLST(BL) into first HDC. (8)

Rnd 2: CH2,HDC into same stitch, 2HDC into each stitch around and SLST (BL). (16)

Rnd 3: CH2, HDC into same stitch, HDC, *2HDC into the next stitch, 1HDC. Repeat from * around and SLST (BL). (24)

Rnd 4: CH2, HDC into same stitch, HDC into next 2, *2HDC into the next stitch, HDC in the next 2 stitches. Repeat from * around and SLST (BL). (32)

Roundabout Basket Pattern © 2018 By Theresa Denham of Teagan and Lu

Rnd 5: CH2, HDC into same stitch, HDC into next 3, *2HDC into the next stitch, HDC in the next 3 stitches. Repeat from * around and SLST (BL). (40)

Rnd 6: CH2, HDC into same stitch, HDC into next 4, *2HDC into the next stitch, HDC in the next 4 stitches. Repeat from * around and SLST (BL). (48)

Rnd 7: CH2, HDC into same stitch, HDC into next 5, *2HDC into the next stitch, HDC in the next 5 stitches. Repeat from * around and SLST (BL). (56)

Rnd 8: CH2, HDC into same stitch, HDC into next 6, *2HDC into the next stitch, HDC in the next 6 stitches. Repeat from * around and SLST (BL). (64)

Rnd 9: CH2, HDC into same stitch, HDC into next 7, *2HDC into the next stitch, HDC in the next 7 stitches. Repeat from * around and SLST (BL). (72)

Rnd 10: CH2, HDC into same stitch, HDC into next 8, *2HDC into the next stitch, HDC in the next 8 stitches. Repeat from * around and SLST. (80)

This completes the base of the basket. Do not break your yarn, but switch to the 5mm crochet hook to complete the body of the basket.

BODY OF BASKET

Rnd 11: CH1 (does not count as a stitch), FPSC around and SLST(BL) to the first stitch of the round. (80)

Rnd 12: SC around and SLST (BL). (80)

Rnd 13: OPS around and SLST (BL). (80)

Rnd 14 – 18: SC around and SLST (BL). (80)

Rnd 19: OPS around and SLST (BL). (80)

Rnd 20 – 24: SC around and SLST (BL). (80)

Rnd 25: OPS around and SLST (BL). (80)

Rnd 26: SC around and SLST (BL). (80)

Rnd 27: 15 SC, CH 15, SK 10, 30 SC, CH 15, SK 10, 15 SC, SLST. (60 SC, 30 CH)

Rnd 27: SC around and SLST. (90 SC)

Rnd 28: 18 SLST, SC in next 3, HDC in next 3, SC in next 3, SLST into next 39, SC in next 3, HDC in next 3, SC in next 3, 18 STST.

Fasten off and weave in ends.

Roundabout Basket Pattern © 2018 By Theresa Denham of Teagan and Lu

Designers Note:

Thank you for downloading this pattern. I would LOVE to see your finished work on Instagram. Please use the hashtag #RoundaboutBasket and tag me: @teaganandlu when you post your work and I may share your photo!

Roundabout Basket Pattern © 2018 By Theresa Denham of Teagan and Lu

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