Sunday, November 11, 2012

Free Pattern: Tiny Basket

This little basket is about 3" in diameter on the inside, perfect for tiny things like buttons or change.  I made it as a laundry basket for my makeup remover pads.  It's just a little bigger than they are, so they stack up in there just right.  And unlike the lingerie bag I was using, it stands up and looks cute on my counter.

Filled with a week's worth of makeup remover pads, this would be a perfect stocking-stuffer for a teenager or an adult!

2 strands cotton yarn (I used a Peaches and Cream green twist and Red Heart white)
5.5mm or 6mm hook (whichever is more comfortable for you)

Ch - chain
Dc - double crochet
Sl st - slip stitch
Sc - single crochet

Round 1: With two strands held together, Magic Ring, ch 3.  Inside ring, 12 dc.  Pull tight to close, join with sl st to top ch of ch 3.
Round 2:  Ch 3.  2 dc in each st.  (24 dc)  Join with sl st to top ch of ch 3.
Round 3:  Ch 1.  Turn (so that right side is facing outside of basket), sc in front loop (side on the top) of each dc around.  (24 sc)  Join with sl st to ch.
Round 4 - 8:  Ch 1.  Sc in each sc around.  (24 sc)  Join with sl st to ch.
Round 9:  Ch 1.  Sc in first 3 sc.  Ch 6.  Skip 6 sc.  Sc next 6 sc.  Ch 6.  Skip 6 sc.  Sc next 3 sc.  (12 sc, 12 ch)  Join with sl st to ch.
Round 10:  Ch 1.  Sc in 3 sc.  8 sc in ch-6 sp.  Sc in 6 sc.  8 sc in ch-6 sp.  Sc last 3 sc.  (28 sc)  Join with sl st to ch.  Finish off, weave in ends.

©2012 Alli Hyer, all rights reserved.  You may sell items you make with this crochet pattern, but if you sell them online, you must link to this crochet pattern.  You may not sell this crochet pattern or claim it as your own.  You may publish or post a link to this crochet pattern, but you may not publish or post this crochet pattern in whole or in part.


  1. What do you mean when you say two strands of cotton yarn? Are you supposed to tie them together? If so why? Super cute cannot wait to make it.

  2. I held two strands together the whole time, so every stitch is double thick. I am going to make it more clear in the instructions.

    1. Thanks! I can't understand this: "Turn (so that right side is facing outside of basket), sc in front loop (side on the top) of each dc around". Can you give me a bit more help on this maybe? Much appreciated.

    2. Just do your scs in one loop only - it doesn't really matter which one. But you want the right side of your work showing on the outside, not hiding on the inside. So make sure it is. If it's not, go the other way so that it does. :)

    3. Do you do this to make it stand up better? So I'm basically just going in one loop... I think I can do that!

  3. Hi! I found your blog via Pinterest. This is the cutest thing ever! I may have to add this to my ever growing list of Christmas presents to make! Thank you for the pattern.

  4. Does the chain 3 and chain 1 count as the first stitch?

  5. Can this pattern be made in single crochet


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