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Mega Bulky Crochet Baskets

Mega Bulky Crochet Baskets
Mega Bulky Crochet Baskets
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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.

Beginner

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.

Materials List

  • 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!

Basket Pattern

  1. Ch 2.

  2. 1st rnd: 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook. Join with sl st in first sc.

  3. 2nd rnd: Ch 1. 2 sc in each sc around. Join with sl st in first sc. 12 sc.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. 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

  1. 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.

  2. 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

  1. 11th rndCh 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.

  2. 12th rnd: Ch 1. *2 sc in next sc. 1 sc in each of next 10 sc. Rep from * around.

  3. Join with sl st in first sc. 72 sc.

All Versions

  1. Next rndCh 1.

  2. Working into back loops only, 1 sc in each sc around. Join with sl st in first sc. Place marker at end of rnd.

  3. Next rnd: Ch 1.

  4. Working into both loops, 1 sc in each sc around. Join with sl st in first sc.

  5. Rep last rnd until work from marked rnd measures 10 ( 12 - 14 ) ” [ 25.5 ( 30.5- 35.5 ) cm].

  6. Do not fasten off.

Handles

  1. 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.

  2. Join with sl st in first sc.

  3. 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.

  4. 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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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.

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?

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.

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.

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.

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!

I AM IN LOVE WITH THESE. Though, I may be TOO beginner to try this. Definitely saving this for later.

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?!

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.

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!

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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