As a next step from creating flat circles, here’s a pattern for a basket I made this morning, which took one 450g cone of Boodles Textile Yarn; any similar yarn, purchased or homemade from recycled textiles would work equally well, and many others too. I used a 12mm bamboo crochet hook. As you might have guessed, this is one of my favourite colours!
I’ve made a basket with 4 rounds here, which measures approximately 26cm across the base and has shallow sides. It can be adapted to whichever size you like, handles can be added and much more besides!
tr – treble (US dc): yarn over hook; insert hook into stitch; yarn over hook and draw through two loops; yarn over hook and draw through two loops again.
htr – half treble (US hdc): yarn over hook, insert hook into stitch, yarn over hook and draw through all three loops.
dc – double crochet (US sc): insert hook into stitch, yarn over hook and draw up a loop; yarn over hook and draw through both loops on hook
In brief (and UK terms):
Create an adjustable ring (see the Granny Square basics for a how-to if you’re unsure)
R1: ch2 (counts as 1tr), 11tr into ring, join (12tr);
R2: ch2 (counts as 1tr),1 tr in same st, 2tr in next 11 st, join (24tr);
R3: ch2 (counts as 1tr), 2tr in next st, then repeat *tr, 2tr* around circle (36tr), join
R4: ch2 (counts as 1tr), tr in next st, 2tr in next st, then repeat *tr, tr, 2tr* around circle (48tr), join. This raises the sides of the basket.
R5: ch2, then 1tr in back loop of each stitch (see photo), join (48tr).
R6: ch1, htr in both loops of each tr from previous round, join (48 htr)
R7; ch1, dc in both loops of each htr from previous round (48dc), join, pass yarn through last loop of slip stitch, weave in ends.
If you have any questions at all, please feel free to leave a comment or contact me via my Facebook page