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Spring Cleaning Crochet Patterns

23 Crochet Dishcloth and Crochet Basket Patterns

By: Julia Wiatr, Editor, AllFreeCrochet.com
Spring Cleaning Crochet Patterns
Spring Cleaning Crochet Patterns
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Ah, spring is in the air - the flowers are beginning to bloom, the birds are starting to chirp again, and it’s time to get down to business and start tackling your spring cleaning checklist. Spring cleaning is one of those necessary evils that makes you feel SO good after you’re done, but as you’re in the middle of it, it’s anything but fun. Luckily, we’ve got some fantastic free crochet patterns to help you get cleaning and get organizing. From crochet dishcloths to crochet basket patterns, we’ve got all the handy little crochet aids you need to tackle your spring cleaning schedule!
Before you get started on much of the organizing,you'll need to start cleaning. In order to do that, we have some fantastic crochet dishcloth patterns for you to use. These projects are perfect for scrap yarn since you can work them up very quickly and have an excuse to work through your stash. You can also crochet Swiffer pads for an easy DIY solution to a dusty floor.
Once you've gone through and cleaned every surface you can see, it'll be time to begin the organizing portion of your spring cleaning adventure. It's really funny how stuff seems to end up everything, isn't it? Luckily, you can keep things at bay, now that everything is cleaned, with some easy crochet basket patterns. These DIY baskets can be made in any size and shape, and there are even a few patterns for ones you can hang, so you can always keep a bin handy. If that's not enough, there are even baskets with animal faces on them! If you're looking for even MORE storage solutions, we even have some crochet hook organizers, pen cozies and other little organizers so that you can keep all of your belongings neat and tidy in one place (not all over and everywhere). 
From beginners to more advanced crocheters, there are some great spring cleaning projects in here to help you clean up and organize, one stitch at a time. 
 

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): #88021 Linen (Small Version, 3 balls), #88609 New Gold (Medium Version, 5 balls), #88206 Teal (Large Version, 6 balls)
  • Size U.S. N/15 (10 mm) crochet hook or size needed to obtain gauge
  • Stitch marker

Spring Cleaning Crochet Patterns

Mega Bulky Crochet Baskets

  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.

  10. Medium and Large Versions 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.

  11. 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.

  12. All Versions:
    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.

  13. 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.

  14. Handles:
    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

Crochet Dishcloth Patterns

Crochet dishcloths are small and versatile, they only use a small bit of yarn and are quick to work up. Aside from using these little guys to dust and scrub at your floors and along other surfaces like a desk or a bookshelf, you can get a head start on your cleaning and organizing by making use of some of that scrap yarn in your yarn stash to work these up. Make them basic and flat, or add texture to these crochet dishcloths to make little DIY scrubbies - the possibilities are endless. 

Crochet Basket Patterns

These basket crochet patterns are perfect projects to advance your spring cleaning checklist. They use up your scrap yarn, they're very quick and easy to work up, and they look great! Store your extra yarn, your children's toys, or whatever else you want in these baskets and keep your clutter organized!

Crochet Organizer Patterns

For the smaller bits of clutter you have around, or for keeping your desk neat and tidy, these little organizer basket patterns will do the trick! From crochet bookends for your books to little office cozies and trinket boxes, these crochet organizers will help you keep things straight! 

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