The way I see it, the more baskets you MAKE, the more WIPs you can put in those baskets. Sound logic, eh? Use this free round crochet basket pattern to make more lovely places to house those projects.
Whether you’re an impulse maker or like to plan your projects, the Starlight Basket is here to hold them. It’s just big enough for small accessories, holding yarn to display, or make a few baskets and pack them with at-home spa items for a thoughtful gift. Keep scrolling for the free pattern and helpful tutorial video for this cute round crochet basket.
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Crochet a Chunky Round Crochet Basket
The Starlight Basket is inspired by one of my favorite patterns, the Jessie Stash Basket. These two patterns share many similarities – they both use 2 strands of yarn to make a chunky basket, they both use the gorgeous waistcoat stitch for textured details, and they both have two handles to keep your WIPs portable.
The key difference between these pieces is the shape. The Jessie Stash Basket is large and rectangular, while the Starlight Basket is petite and round. I like the smaller size for smaller projects, and it doesn’t take up quite so much space on the shelf.
Lion Brand’s Wool-Ease Thick & Quick was an obvious choice for this project. The super bulky wool-blend yarn makes this basket sturdy enough to stand up but soft enough to hold both handles. Add a 9mm crochet hook, scissors, and a stitch marker, and you’re ready to make a round crochet basket!
Get the Starlight Basket:
- Get the one-page ad-free printable pattern HERE
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- Add this pattern to your Ravelry Queue HERE
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Starlight Basket Details
- Lion Brand Wool-Ease Thick & Quick yarn, 2 skeins in your chosen color (at least 200 yards total). The original sample is made in the color Butterscotch.
- 9mm crochet hook (like this one!)
- Yarn needle
- Locking stitch markers (I love THESE ONES)
10.5″ diameter x 7″ tall
BLO = back loop only
Blp = back loop
Ch = chain
Ch-sp = chain space
Hdc = half double crochet
Lp = loop
MR = magic ring (learn to do it HERE)
Sc = single crochet
Sk = skip
Sl st = slip stitch
St(s) = stitch(es)
Wcs = waistcoat stitch (see Special Stitch)
Waistcoat Stitch (wcs): insert hook into the center of the “v” of the stitch one row below, pushing hook to the backside of the work, yarn over, pull up a tall loop, yarn over, pull through both loops on hook.
Parts of this pattern are written in crochet shorthand. For example, “hdc 2” means to half double crochet once in each of the next 2 stitches, while “2hdc” means to place 2 half double crochet stitches in the next stitch (increase made).
Need a little help making your Starlight Basket? Use this video as a guide while you’re stitching!
Starlight Basket Pattern
Hold two strands of yarn together throughout.
ROUND 1: Start a MR, 8hdc in MR, close MR (DO NOT JOIN). Place a locking stitch marker on the first stitch of the round. Move marker up each round. (8 sts)
Continue to work in a spiral throughout.
ROUND 2: 2hdc in each st around. (16 sts)
ROUND 3: 2hdc in first st, hdc 1, (2hdc, hdc 1) 7 times. (24 sts)
ROUND 4: Hdc 1, (2hdc, hdc 2) 7 times, 2hdc, hdc 1. (32 sts)
ROUND 5: (2hdc, hdc 3) around. (40 sts)
ROUND 6: Hdc 3, (2hdc, hdc 4) 7 times, 2hdc, hdc 1. (48 sts)
Continue to work in a spiral.
ROUND 7: Sc in blp and 3rd lp of each hdc around. Move marker to last st (this marker now indicates the last st instead of the first st of the round – continue to move marker each round).
ROUND 8: (Wcs 1, sc BLO 1) around.
ROUNDS 9-15: Repeat Round 8.
ROUND 16: (Wcs 1, sc BLO 1) 3 times, wcs 1, ch 9, sk 7, (wcs 1, sc BLO 1) 8 times, wcs 1, ch 9, sk 7, (wcs 1, sc BLO 1) 5 times.
ROUND 17: (Wcs 1, sc BLO 1) to st before first ch-sp, wcs 1, sc 11 in ch-sp, (wcs 1, sc BLO 1) to st before next ch-sp, wcs 1, sc 11 in ch-sp, (wcs 1, sc BLO 1) 4 times, wcs 1, sl st BLO in last st. Fasten off. Weave in all ends.
Prefer an ad-free, printable pattern? Get the Starlight Basket pattern HERE.
Thanks for joining me in making the Starlight Basket. I made a couple for myself, and I’m packing one with dog treats for my friend who just adopted a puppy!