Mega Bulky Crochet Baskets
Organizing and decorating has never been as easy as it is now. These Mega Bulky Crochet Baskets are not only considered beginner crochet patterns, but they're great for decorating purposes, too. Fill them with your scraps of yarn or fill them with blankets, towels or even tall decorative faux-flower pieces and topiary. The crochet instructions provide sizes for small, medium and large crochet baskets. Make one or make them all, they're too cute to pass up.
Crochet HookN/15 or 10 mm hook
Yarn Weight(6) Super Bulky/Super Chunky (4-11 stitches for 4 inches)
Crochet Gauge6 sc and 6 rows = 4” [10 cm].
Finished SizeSmall: Approx 11” [28 cm] diameter x 12” [30.5 cm] high. Medium: Approx 13½” [34.5 cm] diameter x 14” [35.5 cm] high. Large: Approx 15” [38 cm] diameter x 16” [40.5 cm] high.
- Bernat® Mega BulkyTM (10.5 oz/300 g; 64 yds/58 m): Small Version Linen (88021) 3 balls, Medium Version New Gold (88609) 5 balls, Large Version Teal (88206) 6 balls
You can start the project as listed below, but you can also begin with a magic ring. Don't know how to work one up? This magic ring video tutorial will show you how in no time!
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1st rnd: 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook. Join with sl st in first sc.
2nd rnd: Ch 1. 2 sc in each sc around. Join with sl st in first sc. 12 sc.
3rd rnd: Ch 1. *2 sc in next sc. 1 sc in next sc. Rep from * around. Join with sl st in first sc. 18 sc.
4th rnd: Ch 1. *2 sc in next sc. 1 sc in each of next 2 sc. Rep from * around. Join with sl st in first sc. 24 sc.
5th rnd: Ch 1. *2 sc in next sc. 1 sc in each of next 3 sc. Rep from * around. Join with sl st in first sc. 30 sc.
6th rnd: Ch 1. *2 sc in next sc. 1 sc in each of next 4 sc. Rep from * around. Join with sl st in first sc. 36 sc.
7th rnd: Ch 1. *2 sc in next sc. 1 sc in each of next 5 sc. Rep from * around. Join with sl st in first sc. 42 sc.
8th rnd: Ch 1. *2 sc in next sc. 1 sc in each of next 6 sc. Rep from * around. Join with sl st in first sc. 48 sc.
Medium and Large Version Only
9th rnd: Ch 1. *2 sc in next sc. 1 sc in each of next 7 sc. Rep from * around. Join with sl st in first sc. 54 sc.
10th rnd: Ch 1. *2 sc in next sc. 1 sc in each of next 8 sc. Rep from * around. Join with sl st in first sc. 60 sc.
Large Version Only
11th rnd: Ch 1. *2 sc in next sc. 1 sc in each of next 9 sc. Rep from * around. Join with sl st in first sc. 66 sc.
12th rnd: Ch 1. *2 sc in next sc. 1 sc in each of next 10 sc. Rep from * around.
Join with sl st in first sc. 72 sc.
Next rnd: Ch 1.
Working into back loops only, 1 sc in each sc around. Join with sl st in first sc. Place marker at end of rnd.
Next rnd: Ch 1.
Working into both loops, 1 sc in each sc around. Join with sl st in first sc.
Rep last rnd until work from marked rnd measures 10 ( 12 - 14 ) ” [ 25.5 ( 30.5- 35.5 ) cm].
Do not fasten off.
1st rnd: Ch 1. 1 sc in each of next 9 ( 12 - 15 ) sc. Ch 6. Skip next 6 sc.1 sc in each of next 18 ( 24 - 30 ) sc. Ch 6. Skip next 6 sc. 1 sc in each of next 9 ( 12 - 15 ) sc.
Join with sl st in first sc.
2nd rnd: Ch 1. 1 sc in each of next 9 ( 12 - 15 ) sc. 10 sc in next ch-6 sp. 1 sc in each of next 18 ( 24 - 30 ) sc. 10 sc in next ch-6 sp. 1 sc in each of next 9 ( 12 - 15 ) sc. Join with sl st to first sc.
3rd rnd: Ch 1. 1 sc in each sc around. Join with sl st to first sc. Fasten off. 56 ( 68 - 80 ) sc
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Nov 20, 2018
I have the correct yarn readily available for this project but I don't have the correct hook yet. 10mm or N/15 hook is big. I need to get that sized to be able to start this. Cool!
Oct 02, 2018
What a great idea. Have you ever been out somewhere and went back to your car with items you bought that weren't in bags? I sure have at the thrift store or farmers market. Having these in the trunk would be wonderful. They wouldn't take up room and you would have them at hand.
Oct 03, 2017
Tried this craft? What did you think?
Sep 08, 2017
I made this basket, actually several of them, by holding three strands of worsted weight acrylic yarn (i.e. Red Heart Super Saver, etc.) together. I also incorporated some design stitches in it going up the body. I love the design. It works up quickly and as someone else mentioned below, you can make it in any color that tickles your fancy. I've made one with a variegated turquoise-tan-pink, one in turquoise, and one in royal blue. I have a couple more on the burner too. ) Oh, and with the three strands of yarn held together I am using an "N" hook. Sorry, I'm and old-timer and don't know the numbers or mm for the size.
May 05, 2017
Hi, I started making one of the baskets and because of starting each row with a ch. 1 I get a rich going across which I don't really like as it will be all around. Is it possible to leave the "ch 1" out of the pattern by just continuing the rounds?
Apr 25, 2017
Super bulky baskets rock. They are awesome to keep handy to stash all sorts of things into, and they are great at adding a splash of color to your decorating scheme. I could see these in almost any of my rooms from the bathrooms to the garage and of course they will be full.
Mar 21, 2017
Just gotta have these! I am not familiar with Bernat yarn here in South Africa so will have to find something that suits the pattern gauge. Baskets are generally quite easy to crochet and this one is no exception so it is a nice project for while sitting chatting to the family or watching TV. And of course they are great for storage which is something I always need more of.
Feb 16, 2017
These crochet baskets look great, especially the handles! You can make several and put each of your ongoing projects into it's own basket. The handles make them easy to carry around with you wherever you go to crochet. You could even make some up for market bags. Since they are made with bulky yarn and a large hook, I imagine they are very quick and easy to make.
Jan 14, 2017
I am in love with these baskets! I must make a set immediately. As soon as I save up enough money to purchase 14 skeins of this yarn. Yikes! Better start clipping my coupons. I can think of so many uses for these baskets. What a great housewarming gift, too. I know single crochets are used so that the stitches remain tight and there is as little free space as possible between stitches. It makes it a more solid piece. I can't wait to start on at least one of these. I wish I could see some pics of users completed basket projects!
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Sep 16, 2016
I AM IN LOVE WITH THESE. Though, I may be TOO beginner to try this. Definitely saving this for later.
Jun 01, 2015
Ok, I love these...in the pic that is...I really am a beginner and I'm wondering what I'm doing wrong...I don't make it off the bottom and my work isn't flat on the bottom as these appear...what am I doing wrong?!
Oct 06, 2017
Hey there, I am a fairly new crochet addict myself, but I just completed a really cool hand bag similar to these and the answer lies in item number 2 of the "All versions" section of the pattern. Working in the back loops only BLO will create the turn up the sides of the project. I hope this helps.
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Feb 07, 2015
Just finished this pattern this evening. First it calls for 6oz yarn, but the Materials list says specifically. "Bernat Mega Bulky". That is 7oz, and thicker. If you use the Mega Bulky, you need 4.5 skeins to make the small basket. It is lovely however. Lastly, the instructions for the second row for the handles didn't seem to align with what I saw in the picture, so I just sc around again. And added one more round of sc to make them thicker. Easy as pie. Oh! And if you use the Mega Bulky, maybe up your hook size. I used the 10mm and it's a super-tight gauge on the basket, fyi.
Jun 13, 2016
Thank you for all of those hints and tips! As a beginner pattern I didn't think there would be too much difficulty with it but I will probably follow your lead when making these, that way I don't run in to having to trash my project! These will make the perfect containers for my large stash of yarn!
Aug 30, 2016
So you followed the first row for the handles and then just sc all the way around for the second row, then the same for the third?
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