August 10

Picnic Basket ~ A Free Crochet Pattern

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With fall right around the corner, my children are getting anxious to picnic outside. During the summer, they’d much rather be in the pool than sitting outside getting hot and sticky. We definitely look forward to days spend lounging outdoors, lunch in hand, staring up at the clouds. What better way to have a picnic than to have a crocheted basket? (And to crochet!) Find out how with this free picnic basket crochet pattern!

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Using the Basket (for Yarn!)

And though I love spending time with my boys, they were quite surprised (and not too happy) to find yarn in the basket. Though, they really shouldn’t have been, I bring yarn everywhere I can! Fitting in crochet time is not easy!

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And trust me, this basket is kid tested and approved (minus the yarn in it). You can check out Michelle’s project below. Her girls LOVED it! Then, click on the picture to head to her Facebook Page! If you interested in testing, please join the Crystalized Designs Facebook Group and find the Testing Opportunities event within the group for more details.Picnic Basket Free Crochet Pattern by Crystalized Designs

And now the free picnic basket crochet pattern!

Materials:

Sizing:

Size Length Width Height
One Size 11.5″ 8″ 7″

 

 

Gauge:

L hook 8 hdc by 6 rows = 4″

 

Pattern Key:

  • Ch: Chain
  • Sc: Single Crochet
  • Rsc: Reverse Single Crochet (see page 3)
  • Hdc: Half Double Crochet
  • Dc: Double Crochet
  • Fpdc: Front Post Double Crochet
  • Bpdc: Back Post Double Crochet
  • Slst: Slip Stitch
  • St(s): Stitch(es)
  • *: Repeat instructions between symbol until indicated
  • [ ]: Repeat instructions all in one stitch

 

Difficulty:

Easy

Picnic Basket Free Crochet Pattern by Crystalized Designs

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Special Pattern Notes:

Beginning chain does not count as a stitch. Chains are not included in stitch counts.

Find a tutorial of Reverse Single Crochet (rsc) here.

 

Free Picnic Basket Crochet Pattern

Handle

Ch 36

R1: Starting in 2nd ch from hook, slst in each ch across – 35 sts

R2: Ch 1, rsc over each slst and into each beginning ch – 35 sts

Finish off and set aside. Do not weave in ends.

 

Basket Base

Ch 17

R1: Starting in 3rd ch from hook, hdc in each ch across – 15 sts

R2-16: Ch 2, turn, hdc in same and each st across – 15 sts

Do not finish off. You’ll now be working in the round and around the piece just made.

Picnic Basket Free Crochet Pattern by Crystalized Designs

Basket Body

R1: Ch 1, turn, 3 sc in same, sc in next 13 hdc, 3 sc in last hdc, turn work so working down raw edge, work 22 sc evenly down raw edge, turn work so working across beginning ch, 3 sc in first ch with hdc in it, sc in next 13 chs, 3 sc in last ch, turn work so working down raw edge, work 22 sc evenly down raw edge, join to first sc – 82 sts

Slst in next st

R2: Ch 2, dc in same and each st around using BLO, join – 82 sts

R3-4: Ch 2, dc in same, 3 fpdc, *3 bpdc, 3 fpdc, repeat * 1 more time, dc in next, **3 bpdc, 3 fpdc, repeat ** 3 more times, dc in next, 3 bpdc, ***3 fpdc, 3 bpdc, repeat *** 1 more time, dc in next, ****3 fpdc, 3 bpdc, repeat **** 3 more times, join – 82 sts

R5-6: Ch 2, dc in same, 3 bpdc, *3 fpdc, 3 bpdc, repeat * 1 more time, dc in next, **3 fpdc, 3 bpdc, repeat ** 3 more times, dc in next, 3 fpdc, ***3 bpdc, 3 fpdc, repeat *** 1 more time, dc in next, ****3 bpdc, 3 fpdc, repeat ****  more times, join – 82 sts

 

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R7-8: Ch 2, dc in same, 3 fpdc, *3 bpdc, 3 fpdc, repeat * 1 more time, dc in next, **3 bpdc, 3 fpdc, repeat ** 3 more times, dc in next, 3 bpdc, ***3 fpdc, 3 bpdc, repeat *** 1 more time, dc in next, ****3 fpdc, 3 bpdc, repeat **** 3 more times, join – 82 sts

R9-10: Ch 2, dc in same, 3 bpdc, *3 fpdc, 3 bpdc, repeat * 1 more time, dc in next, **3 fpdc, 3 bpdc, repeat ** 3 more times, dc in next, 3 fpdc, ***3 bpdc, 3 fpdc, repeat *** 1 more time, dc in next, ****3 bpdc, 3 fpdc, repeat ****  more times, join – 82 sts

R11: Ch 2, dc in same, 3 fpdc, *3 bpdc, 3 fpdc, repeat * 1 more time, dc in next, **3 bpdc, 3 fpdc, repeat ** 3 more times, dc in next, 3 bpdc, ***3 fpdc, 3 bpdc, repeat *** 1 more time, dc in next, ****3 fpdc, 3 bpdc, repeat **** 3 more times, join – 82 sts

 

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R12: Turn, slst loosely in next 12 sts, remove loop from hook, insert hook into 1st st on handle, attach working loop and pull through st on handle, ch 20, remove loop from hook, insert hook into last st on handle making sure handle isn’t twisted, attach working loop and pull through st on handle, skip 41 sts, join to next (connecting a chain from one side to the other)

R13: Ch 1, switch to a K hook, with right side facing, rsc in each st around (do not work chain, work over slsts from beginning of round), join – 82 sts

Finish off and weave in ends. Use Handle ends to secure to basket.

Picnic Basket Crochet Pattern

Basket Flaps

The flaps will be worked by using the chain across the middle. With L hook, attach yarn to the right most chain.

R1: Ch 2, hdc in same and next 19 chs across – 20 sts

R2-8: Ch 2, turn, hdc in same and each st across – 20 sts

Lastly, finish off and weave in ends. Repeat with other side of chain.



Optional Wire:

Also, weave wire through Handle, Round 1 of Basket Body, and Round 13 of Basket Body for stability. It’s also possible to weave wire up the corners of the basket (the double crochets).

 


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