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Crochet Easy Square T-shirt yarn Basket

I love baskets, they can be used to create unique storage solutions for your home. T-shirt yarn is one of the best choices for making crochet baskets of any size. The thickness of the yarn makes that the baskets can easily stand up straight without caving in on the sides. 
This pattern teaches you how to create square or rectangle basket and how to use knit like effect using waistcoat stitches. You can create baskets of many versions and various sizes. 
They make beautiful catch-all areas for your stuff. You can also crochet baskets for holidays and to give as gifts.

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This pattern is made for beginners. If you don't understand any of my instructions, don't worry I am here for you - enter the comments at the end of this post.
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This Basket is very easy and quick to make.
The pattern uses only basic crochet stitches - single crochets!
The pattern was made with Bobilon 7-9 mm 
Crochet hook: 8.00 mm.

Difficulty Level: Level 1 – Easy, for beginners

US crochet term: 
SlSt – slip stitch 
CH/s – chain/s 
SC - single crochet
SK - skip
T - turn
ST/s - stitch(es)
REP - repeat 
Special technic: waistcoat stitch in rounds

The waistcoat stitch is basically the same as a standard single crochet stitch:

Step 1: Insert your hook into the next stitch of the previous round
To crochet waistcoat stitch you insert the hook into the lower V of the sc stitch of the previous round.
Step 2: Yarn over and pull through a loop
Step 3: Yarn over and pull through the two loops on your hook
This produces rows and rows of Vs, creating that stocking stitch knitted appearance.

To start of, pull the new yarn through the V of one of the stitches in the previous round. Make a loose chain and then work the waistcoat stitches in each stitch all around.

To finish the round, make a waistcoat stitch into the stitch before your joining chain. Gently pull the tail end of the joining chain out so that your work starts with the first proper waistcoat stitch. Make a final waistcoat stitch of the round into the stitch that is now empty. Close with a slip stitch made into the V of the first stitch of the round then fasten off.

If you are working in the round and making several rounds in the same colour, you can work in a spiral. When you reach your starting chain, gently pull it out and replace it with a waistcoat stitch. Then work your next waistcoat stitch straight into the first waistcoat stitch of the previous round. Place a stitch marker so that you know where the round begins and continue for the required number of rounds.


1) A ch1 at begging of round doesn't count as a stitch throughout. 
2) The project is crochet as a square with 4 sides.
3)  The Basket measures  inches 7.5 / 19 cm (the square side),  inch 4 / 10 cm (high)
4) You need 2 colours: 
colour A = green 
colour B = white
5) You can add some accessories: a button, a label, a bowl etc. to make your baskets more attractive 

Use colour A

Make a slip knot. Chain 10ch.

R1: ch1, 1sc in each st, in the third / back bump loop of the foundation chain (10sc) 

R2, ch1, 1sc in each st till end of row (10 sc)

R3 - R10: repeat row R2

Repeat row R2 until you have the size you like. You can make a square or rectangle size.


R11: ch1, repeat around: 1sc in each st around till you reach the corner, corner: 1sc, ch1, 1sc

finish this row with 1sc in the first st at the beg of the row.

Cut the yarn and make an Invisible sl st = invisible join.

We made a square.

Cut the yarn, fasten off and wave all ends in.


Make a slip stitch border around the square. Work on the right side.

R12: 1 sl st in each st of row R11 around.

Cut the yarn and make an Invisible sl st = invisible join.

Cut the yarn, fasten off and wave all ends in.



Start crocheting the sides, start new yarn. Color A

R13: start at any stitch, ch1, 1sc in each sl st made in row R12, sl st in ch1 from beg to join round.

R14: ch1, 1 center single crochet / waistcoat stitch in each st around, special sl st - invisible join to close the round.   

R15 - repeat R14

Repeat rounds until you have the size you like. Use any color you love.

In my pattern: R16 - R19, repeat R14, use color B



R19: make 2 handles. Skip 5 stitches in the middle of one side and ch5. Repeat these steps on the opposite side as well. 

R20: repeat row R14 (1 center single crochet / waistcoat stitch in each st around) till you reach the handle = the chain (ch5), here work 1sc in each chain in the third loop. Join the round with an invisible sl st = invisible join.

Cut the yarn, fasten off and wave all ends in.

R21: use color A

The last round (optional round) sl st in the front of each st till end of row. Invisible sl st to join the round. 

Cut the yarn, fasten off and wave all ends in.



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