DIY: CROCHET PUMPKIN BASKET
Updated: Oct 13, 2022
Fall is officially here my friends! Its my favorite time of year and I have so many fun patterns planned for you! Continue reading for a super easy pattern to help you kick off the season right!
This pattern is beginner friendly and works up quickly. I used a wood base for my basket but have included instructions below for a basket with or without the base.
Here we go!
5mm braided cotton cord 2 colors (75m of the orange if using wood base; 100m if using crochet base and 20m of the green)
8.0 mm crochet hook (If you are using a wood base, also have a smaller hook handy to make it easier to work the first two rounds.)
6.5 inch diameter wood base ( my base has 32 holes)
*Patterns are written in standard US terms*
ch = chain
slst = slip stitch
sc = single crochet
hdc = hald double crochet
dc = double crochet
blo = back loop only
st(s) = stitch(es)
ws = waistcoat stitch - single crochet into the "v" of the stitch from the previous round. (Quick tutorial here)
You can easily alter the size of the basket by increasing the size of the base or increasing the number of rounds in the body.
The stitch created by the invisible join counts as the first stitch for the next round.
Base (Two options: Wood base or crochet base. Once complete, continue to the body section):
Round 1. With your smaller hook, slip stitch into all holes in the base. Chain 1. (This stitch counts as the first stitch of the next row.)
Round 2. Working in the same holes, [ 1 sc in the next 7 holes, 2 sc in the next stitch ] repeat around. You should end up with 36 stitches. Chain 1. Continue to the instructions for the body.
With your main color, create a magic ring and chain 1
Round 1. Sc 6 into the ring. Pull tail to close the circle. (6 sts)
Round 2. 2 sc in each stitch around. (12 sts)
Round 3. [2 sc in the 1st st, 1 sc in the next st] repeat around (18 sts)
Round 4. [2 sc in the 1st st, 1 sc in the next 2 sts] repeat around (24 sts)
Round 5. [2 sc in the 1st st, 1 sc in the next 3 sts] repeat around (30 sts)
Round 6. [2 sc in the 1st st, 1 sc in the next 4 sts] repeat around (36 sts)
Do not cut your yarn. Sl st into the next stitch and chain 1. The chain one counts as the first stitch of the next round.
Round 1: Switching to the larger hook, blo sc into all sts. Close round with an invisible join. This creates the first stitch for the next round (This is true for every round). (36 sts)
Round 2 - 9: WS into all sts. Close round with an invisible join. (36 sts)
Round 10: [ WS into the next 7 sts, decrease ] 4 times. Close round with an invisible join. (32 sts)
Round 11: WS into the next 3 sts, decrease. [ WS into the next 6 sts, decrease ] repeat 3 times. WS into the last 3 sts. Close round with an invisible join. (28 sts)
Round 12: Slst into every st from the previous round. Fasten off and weave ends. (28 sts)
With your stem color, attach the cord to one side of the basket and chain 23.
Attach the cord to the opposite side of the basket.
25 SC around the chain, back to the starting point.
Finish off and weave ends.
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