DIY: HERRINGBONE CROCHET BASKET
Another day, another basket. You know what's up! The obsession continues. Check out the free pattern below.
Another beginner friendly pattern that showcases the versatility of the single crochet stitch. The 5mm cotton cord used for this project will give your basket a sturdy structure and you won't have to worry about it losing its shape.
Here we go!
5mm braided cotton cord (108 yards)
7 mm crochet hook
wood base (size of your choice. My base has a 6 inch diameter and 32 holes)
*Patterns are written in standard US terms*
sc = single crochet
reverse sc = bring working yarn to the front of your work. Insert your hook into the first stitch from the back to front. Yarn over and pull up a loop. Yarn over and pull through all loops on the hook.
hsc = herringbone single crochet stitch - insert hook through the vertical bar of the previous single crochet stitch, insert into the next stitch ( as normal) and pull up a loop. Yarn over and pull through all loops on the hook. (Quick tutorial here)
reverse hsc = bring working yarn to the front of your work. Insert hook through the vertical bar on the backside of the work from right to left. Insert the hook into the next stitch from back to front. Yarn over and pull up a loop. Yarn over and pull through all loops on the hook.
* If you don't have a wood base handy you can crochet a base to your preferred size and then use the pattern below once you are ready to start crocheting the body of your basket.
* The herringbone single crochet is a two row repeat stitch.
* 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.
Round 1: Join your cord or yarn to your base. Sc into the 1st hole (or stitch). Hsc into each of the remaining holes (or stitches). Join to the beginning of the round. Chain 1 and turn your work. (RS)
Round 2: Reverse sc in to the 1st stitch from the previous round. Reverse hsc into each of the remaining stitches. Join to the beginning of the round. Chain 1 and turn your work. (WS)
Round 3 - 10: Repeat rounds 1 and 2.
Round 11: Repeat round 1. Cut yarn and finish off with your preferred method. (RS)
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