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Crochet Waistcoat Stitch Basket with Wooden Bottom for very beginners


Hello My Crochet Friends!

As I promised in my last post today I will show you how to crochet a perfect waistcoat stitch basket with wooden base. 


If you don't want to use a wooden bottom, don't worry, in my collection there are many more crochet baskets, you will definitely find a pattern that you’ll love.

Please find the playlist „HOME DECORATIONS“ on my YouTube Channel.


Or visit a chapter „HOME DECORATIONS“ on my blog.

And if you are worried about whether you can handle a flat bottom, you can try this tutorial for a basket with a wooden bottom base.

For this basket with a wooden bottom, I chose a beautiful cotton yarn: AYAZ Cotton Lace

This yarn has beautiful colors, but I chose the light beige color to correspond with a light wooden base.

As I used a wooden bottom, the basket has a perfect circular shape and holds its shape beautifully. 


Crochet Baskets Are Perfect for Home Storage

I love making crochet baskets to store all my little items lying around. We all require storage options in our home!

The pattern is available here below for free. It comes with a video guide as well.
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This pattern is made for beginners - only a basic skill level is required to make it. If you don't understand any of my instructions, don't worry I am here for you.

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This basket is fun to make! 

So let me now get started and tell you what you will need in order to crochet this CROCHET WAISTCOAT STITCH BASKET WITH WOODEN BOTTOM FOR VERY BEGINNERS. 


The pattern was made with yarns: AYAZ Cotton Lace

This yarn is similar to LACE yarn, just this yarn is 100 % cotton. This lace yarn and excellent cotton material is great for knitting and crocheting original baskets, handbags, bags, rugs, placemats, pillows and other home decorations and accessories.


One ball = 250 g, 125 m, lace yarn 100 % cotton




For this pattern you will need 5.0 mm, 6.0 mm, 7.0 mm crochet hooks.

Sewing/Embroidery and yarn needle/tapestry needle 



Size: one size 

Difficulty Level: Level 1 – Easy, for beginners

US crochet terms:

SlSt – slip stitch
CH/s – chain/s
SC - single crochet
CSSC - centre stitch single crochet / waistcoat st

SK - skip
T - turn
ST/s - stitch(es)
REP – repeat

This pattern requires familiarity with stitches used and using invisible join when you work in closed rounds. 

The Waistcoat stitch is also known as center post stitch. It’s as easy as a single crochet. The trick with this stitch is to insert your hook in the middle of the post, just under the inverted “v.”
Then, complete the stitch just as you would a sc: pull up the loop, yarn over, pull through both loops on the hook. 
To start this stitch, chain any number and start with one row of regular sc.

Some tips: when using cssc use a hook size bigger than usual, keep your stitches very loose, it helps when you’re trying to insert the hook. Use this stitch in the round to get a very consistent look.
The Waistcoat stitch is perfect to make baskets.


3RD LOOP: half double crochet stitches have a 3rd loop. The 3rd loop can be found just below the front loop on the side of the work that is facing you. Working in this special “3rd loop”, creates a nice braided look on the opposite side of the pattern. 




1) A ch1 at beg of the row DOESN'T count as a stitch

2) Continuous rounds - the waistcoat stitches part of this basket is worked up in continuous rounds, which means that you will not be joining the last stitch of the round with the first one. Instead you will need to keep track of where each round started and how many stitches you have made because after each round you will continue right on to the stitches of the next round (with no join). It is useful to use a stitch marker or piece of yarn to mark the start or end of each round.

3) CLOSED ROUNDS - the beginning of this basket is worked in closed rounds, which means that you will be joining the last stitch of the round with the first one with a slip stitch. When you reach the beg of row, make a slip stitch on top of first stitch and then continue working in stitches from the previous round. I would recommend you to close the rounds with an invisible join to have a perfect baskets. 

4) ( ) – The number of stitches that should be in a completed round/row are placed in brackets at the end of that round’s/row’s instructions.

5) This basket is worked up as a one piece, starting from the bottom to top and then top down to the bottom. 

8) SIZE: this is one size pattern
wooden bottom base: 20 cm
holes in base: 8 mm



Crochet Hook 5.0 mm / 5.5 mm

R1:  work 1sc in each hole around, finish the row with an invisible join.

R2: work 1 sl st in each hole around, work on the bottom side of your wooden base, finish the row with an invisible join.


Crochet Hook 6.0 mm
R3: ch1, work 1sc in stitches in row R1 you created at the beginning, work in bump / the 3rd loop of each sc, make 6 times increase evenly (work 2 sc in every 7th stitch around)

Crochet Hook 7 mm
R3: 1sc waistcoast st in each st around (1cssc), work in spiral rounds with no join at the end of the round.

R4-R9: repeat round R3
Work in spiral rounds

R10: ch9, skip 8 sc st, 1sc waistcoat in next 17 st,
ch9, skip 8 sc st, 1sc waistcoat in next 18 st

R11: 1sc in each ch, work in bump (9sc), 1sc waistcoat in next 17 st,
1sc in each ch, work in bump (9sc), 1sc waistcoat in next 18 st,
finish the round with an invisible join.

Cut the yarn, weave in the ends.

You are all done with your amazing CROCHET BASKET WITH WOODEN BOTTOM BASE.

This cute CROCHET BASKET would a perfect handmade gift for all - for kids and adults! Could be a perfect gift for your love ones.

I hope you’ve enjoyed making this free CROCHET  crochet pattern.


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