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Dorm Organizer Square Baskets

Send your college kid off to school with Dorm Organizer Square Baskets, and you can rest assured that they'll have somewhere to store all those odds and ends that can take over a small dorm room. Whether it's a pile of extension cords, a collection of bracelets, or other small knick-knacks, this crochet basket pattern will keep them tidy. You'll be glad you made your student something from the heart that won't add to the clutter, but will actually help de-clutter! This DIY dorm decor is a must-have.

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Crochet HookH/8 or 5 mm hook

Yarn Weight(4) Medium Weight/Worsted Weight and Aran (16-20 stitches to 4 inches)

MATERIALS

  • Lily Sugar 'n Cream Main Color (MC) Jute (00082) 2 balls or 120 m/132 yds, Medium Version Ecru (00004) 2 balls or 165 m/180 yds, Large Version White (00001) 2 balls or 205 m/225 yds
  • Size U.S. H/8 (5 mm) crochet hook or size needed to obtain gauge

GAUGE
12 sc and 13 rows = 4" [10 cm] with 2 strands of yarn worked tog.

SIZE
Small: Approx 3½" [9 cm] square x 4” [10 cm] tall.
Medium: Approx 5" [12.5 cm] square x 4” [10 cm] tall.
Large: Approx 6" [15 cm] square x 4” [10 cm] tall.

The instructions are written for smallest size. If changes are necessary for larger sizes, the instructions will be written thus ( ). Instructions for each size are shown in the same color throughout the pattern.

Note: Baskets are worked with 2 strands of yarn tog.

SIDES

Ch 13.

1st row: (RS). 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook. 1 sc in each ch to end of chain. Turn. 12 sc.

**2nd row: Ch 1. 1 sc in each sc to end of row. Turn. Rep last row until work from beg measures 3 1/2 (5-6)" [9 (12.5-15) cm], ending on a WS row.***

Next row: (RS). (Fold line). Ch 1.  Working into back loop only, 1 sc in each sc to end of row. Turn.** Rep from ** to ** twice more, then from ** to *** once.

Next row: (RS). (Joining row). Place foundation ch behind last row with WS of work tog. Ch 1.  Working through both thicknesses, 1 sc in each sc to end of row.

Fasten off.


BASE

Ch 11 (16-19).

1st row: (RS). 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook. 1 sc in each ch to end of chain. Turn. 10 (15-18) sc.

2nd row: Ch 1. 1 sc in each sc to end of row. Turn.

Rep last row until work from beg measures 3 1/2 (5-6)” [9 (12.5-15) cm], ending on a WS row. Do not fasten off.

Join Base to Sides: Place lower edge of Sides behind Base with WS of work tog, aligning corners of Base with fold lines and joining row of Sides. Ch 1.  Working through both thicknesses, work 1 rnd of sc around all sides of Base. Join with sl st to first sc. Fasten off.

 

 

 

 

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These are cute baskets, but they are really, really small. Even the largest size is only six inches square and four inches tall. I love making baskets, and love to collect them even more, but I generally want them to be practical, too. Im struggling to think where I can use these. Id also like to see some photos for this project, especially at the point in the project where you join the bottom to the pre-made sides.

Crochet with two strands of your cotton yarn for optimal thickness and sturdiness. I found out that there's a trick you can do with your yarn- you can pull from both ends of your ball of yarn! That way you won't have 2 balls that get tangled up with each other. These are constructed with the sides separate from the bottom, and then sewn together. neat organizer baskets for just about anywhere in your home. I think they'd be cute for a new mom for the baby's nursery to hold powder, lotion, safety pins, diaper cream, and stuff like that!

School just got out, but its never too early to start planning for the next school year especially if you have kids that are going off to college for the first time or are going back for another year. These baskets are a great idea to help keep them organized and their room neat.

Oh thank you for this pattern! These baskets are just so darling that I feel compelled to make lots of them right now, lol. The pattern has such a nice look and I love that the size can be so easily adjusted to suit our personal requirements. Just perfect for those of us who are basket addicts and can never have enough of them.

I made a set for my bathroom - they're perfect for holding makeup and keeping things neat and tidy.

A year later and these are holding up great! I use them to hold my makeup tools and favorite lotions. Thanks for the free crochet pattern - I've made another set for a friend, too!

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