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Bulky Crochet Basket Free Pattern

The Carolina Basket is a roomy, versatile, and utterly charming bulky crochet basket free pattern that’s bound to become a staple in your cozy abode. Crafted using bulky yarn, this basket not only works up quickly but also provides a plush, sturdy texture that’s perfect for holding all your essentials. Whether you’re organizing your living room, bedroom, or craft space, this design is a stylish solution to keep everything in its right place.

At the heart of the Carolina Basket lies a unique shell design that not only enhances its appeal but also adds a touch of intricacy to your crochet project. The shells create a beautiful texture that’s both eye-catching and functional, making this basket a work of art.

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Inspiration for the Carolina Basket

This basket idea was born while staying in a cabin in the mountains of North Carolina for my anniversary trip. I wanted something that would match the rustic charm of the decor in the cabin. I went through the yarn I brought with me, and voila, the basket was created.

Materials used for this bulky crochet basket:

#6 Bulky Color A, Color B 200-225 yds

US K (6.5 mm) Hook

Tapestry needle for weaving ends

Gauge:  

10 sts  x 5 rows = 4″                                                                   

Skill Level:

Advanced Beginner +

Size: 

9″ diameter

Abbreviation Used: {US Terms}

MR = magic ring

ch = chain

dc = double crochet

sl st = slip stitch

st(s) = stitch(es)

BLO = back loop only

rep = repeat

HBhdc = herringbone half double crochet

FPdc = Front post double crochet

sc = single crochet

Special Stitches used for this bulky crochet basket:

HBhdc: yo, insert hook in st, yo, pull through st and first loop on hook, yo, pull through remaining 2 loops.

FPdc: yo, insert hook around post of dc from row below, complete as a dc

Notes:

  • Ch 2 does not count as a stitch
  • The front posts will cause the basket to look decreased in shape in the middle. Once you put yarn, or whatever you are keeping in basket, it will stretch out.
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Quick Gifts and Cozy Makes Feature

The Carolina Basket will feature in Quick Gifts & Cozy Makes hosted by Straight Hooked. Each day there will be designs available that can be used as gifts and selfish makes for you. Each pattern will either be free on the blog, free PDF download, or discounted premium PDF.

This bulky crochet basket will be forever free on the blog. During this event, on my feature day December 18, 2023, you can get the premium PDF for 50% off. Hit the button below to get the coupon code and see the other patterns available.

Once you have the code, return here and click on the button below which will take you to Ravelry. Input the code at checkout for your 50% off. Remember, it will only work on December 18.

Pattern Instructions for the bulky crochet basket:

Rows 1-7 will be worked in BLO.

Row 1: With Color A, using a MR, 12 dc in ring, pull to close, sl st in 1st st to join [12]

Row 2: ch 2, 2 dc in each st around, join [24]

Row 3: ch 2, *dc in next st, 2 dc in next; rep from * around, join [36]

Row 4: ch 2, *dc in next 2 stitches, 2 dc in next; rep from * around, join [48]

Row 5: ch 2, *dc in next 3 stitches, 2 dc in next; rep from * around, join [60]

Row 6: ch 2, *dc in next 4 stitches, 2 dc in next; rep from * around, join [72]

Row 7: ch 2, HBhdc in each st around, join [72]

Now working through both loops.

Rows 8-9: ch 2 HBhdc in each st around, join. At end of Row 9, change to Color B [72]

Row 10: ch 2, dc in each st around, join [72]

Row 11: ch 2, *FPdc around next st, dc in next st; rep from * around, join [36 FPdc, 36 dc]

Row 12: ch 2, *dc in next st, FPdc around next st; rep from * around, join [36 FPdc, 36 dc]

Row 13: ch 2, *FPdc around next st, dc in next st; rep from * around, join, change to Color A [36 FPdc, 36 dc]

Row 14-16: ch 2, HBhdc in each st around, join. At end of Row 16, change to Color B [72]

Row 17: ch 1, sc in 1st st, *5 dc in next st, sk 2 sts, sc in next st; rep from * until 1 st remains, 5 dc in last st, join [18 shells, 18 sc]

Stuff your basket with your favorite items and enjoy!

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Check out some of my other basket patterns below.

Candy Heart Basket

Spring Tulips Basket

Bobblidy Boo Basket

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