Free Crochet Pattern: Spikes Yarn Basket

A while back I posted a basket that I designed as a way to use up some of the worsted weight yarn in my stash and today I’m sharing a similar pattern!  This is actually a little fancier than the original basket but if you prefer the look of the original basket, the pattern is exactly the same as this except you will eliminate rnds 3, 6, 9, 12, 15, & 18. Super easy modification! ;)

Difficulty Level: Intermediate

Finished Size:  Approximately 12 inches in diameter & 8 inches tall

This basket is made using two strands of worsted weight yarn held together.

 

● Worsted weight yarn in 4 colors. Approximately 390 yards of the main color (CA) and small amounts of the rest.
● Size N (9mm) crochet hook
● Yarn needle for finishing

Yarns used in examples:
Green Basket: Loops & Threads Impeccable in Kelly Green(CA), Lion Brand Vanna’s Choice in Dusty Rose (CB), Pink Poodle (CC), Pea Green (CD)
Gray Basket: Loops & Threads Impeccable in True Grey(CA), Lion Brand Vanna’s Choice in Magenta (CB), Burgundy (CC), Honey (CD)

 

 

Invisible Join -An invisible join will be used at the end of a color, when you’re about to start a new one. Here is a video tutorial: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bsHggQGFq3A

Spike Stitch -On rnds 3, 6, 9, 12, 15, 18 spike stitches are used.  In those rnds you will be instructed to “1 sc in st below next st.” – this is the spike stitch. A spike stitch is simply a single crochet that is made in the previous rnd rather than the current one. If you were making a normal single crochet, you would put it where the X is in the photo below. Instead you will make it in the same stitch that that stitch is in, in the previous rnd, where the arrow is pointing in the photo below.

What you will do is insert your hook into that stitch (where the arrow is pointing, in the previous rnd), draw up a loop to the height of the current rnd and finish your single crochet as normal.

 

sc- single crochet
dc – double crochet
hdc – half double crochet
ch – chain
sl st – slip stitch
rep – repeat
rnd – round
ea – each
sp – space
st/sts – stitch/stitches
FO – finish off
CA- Color A (main color)
CB, CC, CD- Color B,C,D

 

This pattern is worked in joined rounds. Join at the end of each round, when the pattern says to, using the type of join that round calls for.

Gauge is not critical, however if your gauge is different than mine, your basket will be larger or smaller than mine.

Gauge : 5 dc = 2 inches

You will be holding two strands of yarn together throughout the entire pattern.

 

With CA:

rnd 1: ch 3 (counts as 1 dc). 13 dc in 3rd ch from hook. sl st to join. (14 dc)

rnd 2: ch 3 (counts as 1 dc). 1 dc in same st. 2 dc in ea st. invisible join & FO. (28 dc)

With CB:

rnd 3: ch 1 (does not count as a st). 1 sc in same st. 1 sc in ea of the next 2 sts. 1 sc in st below next st. [1 sc in ea of the next 3 sts. 1 sc in st below next st.] rep around. invisible join & FO. (28 sc)

With CA:

rnd 4: ch 3 (counts as 1 dc). 2 dc in next st. [1 dc in next st. 2 dc in next st.] rep around. sl st to join. (42 dc)

rnd 5: ch 3 (counts as 1 dc). 1 dc in next st. 2 dc in next st. [1 dc in ea of the next 2 sts. 2 dc in next st.] rep around. invisible join & FO. (56 dc)

With CC:

rnd 6: ch 1 (does not count as a st). 1 sc in same st. 1 sc in ea of the next 2 sts. 1 sc in st below next st. [1 sc in ea of the next 3 sts. 1 sc in st below next st.] rep around. invisible join & FO. (56 sc)

With CA:

rnd 7: ch 3 (counts as 1 dc). 1 dc in ea of the next 2 sts. 2 dc in next st. [1 dc in ea of the next 3 sts. 2 dc in next st.] rep around. sl st to join. (70 dc)

rnd 8: ch 3 (counts as 1 dc). 1 dc in ea of the next 3 sts. 2 dc in next st. [1 dc in ea of the next 4 sts. 2 dc in next st.] rep around. invisible join & FO. (84 dc)

With CD:

rnd 9: ch 1 (does not count as a st). 1 sc in same st. 1 sc in ea of the next 2 sts. 1 sc in st below next st. [1 sc in ea of the next 3 sts. 1 sc in st below next st.] rep around. invisible join & FO. (84 sc)

With CA:

rnd 10: ch 3 (counts as 1 dc). 1 dc in ea st. sl st to join. (84 dc)

rnd 11: ch 3 (counts as 1 dc). 1 dc in ea st. invisible join & FO. (84 dc)

With CB:

rnd 12: ch 1 (does not count as a st). 1 sc in same st. 1 sc in st below next st. [1 sc in ea of the next 3 sts. 1 sc in st below next st.] rep around. 1 sc in ea of the 2 remaining sts. invisible join & FO. (84 sc)

With CA:

rnds 13-14: rep rounds 10-11

With CC:

rnd 15: ch 1 (does not count as a st). 1 sc in same st. 1 sc in ea of the next 2 sts. 1 sc in st below next st. [1 sc in ea of the next 3 sts. 1 sc in st below next st.] rep around. invisible join & FO. (84 sc)

With CA:

rnds 16-17: rep rounds 10-11

With CD:

rnd 18: ch 1 (does not count as a st). 1 sc in same st. 1 sc in st below next st. [1 sc in ea of the next 3 sts. 1 sc in st below next st.] rep around. 1 sc in ea of the 2 remaining sts. invisible join & FO. (84 sc)

With CA:

rnd 19: ch 3 (counts as 1 dc). 1 dc in ea st. sl st to join. (84 dc)

rnd 20: ch 1 (does not count as a st). 1 sc in same st. ch 8. skip 8 sts. 1 sc in next st. 1 sc in ea of the next 33 sts. ch 8. skip 8 sts. 1 sc in next st. 1 sc in ea of the next 32 sts. sl st to join. (84)

rnd 21: ch 1 (does not count as a st). 1 sc in same st. 14 hdc in ch sp. 1 sc in ea of the next 33 sts. 14 hdc in ch sp. 1 sc in ea of the next 32 sts. invisible join & FO. (84)

 

If you use this free pattern, please consider supporting me by purchasing a pattern from my shop.  Your support will help ensure that I’m able to continue making new patterns to share. Thanks for considering! :)

 

rnd 1 & rnd 2

rnd 3 & rnd 5

rnd 6 & rnd 9

rnd 20 (making the handle)

rnd 21

 

 

You are welcome and encouraged to sell any items you make using this pattern! All I ask in return is that when selling online, please credit Julie King / Gleeful Things & provide a link to www.gleefulthings.com.

You may NOT sell the pattern, distribute it in any form, repost it online, or alter it to claim it as your own (this includes charts & translations to other languages). Copyright © 2013 Julie King / Gleeful Things. All Rights Reserved.

 

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19 Responses

  1. e Lee says:

    sharing on facebook in 3hours (scheduled) ♥ it!

  2. Stacia says:

    I love that your pattern has handles! I’ve been dying to make some baskets and I think this pattern won out over the handle-less one.

  3. ELENA REYES says:

    LINDA PAGINA!!!!!!! GRACIAS POR COMPARTIR. SALUDOS DESDE EL SALVADOR.

  4. Gwen says:

    I love this so much! I am having too much WIP’s at the moment, so I am saving it for later. Thanks!

  5. I love this basket! Thank you so much for the pattern! I guess using the yarn double makes the basket nice and stiff rather than floppy – perfect for yarn, WsIP, bread, fruit, pretty well anything! Elizabeth x

  6. wendy says:

    what a great basket! thanks for sharing!

  7. janie says:

    Oh….I like. A keeper for sure!!

  8. Rose says:

    I love the green basket at the top and I am certainly going to have to find time to make one of these! Thanks so much for inspiring me!

    ~Rose

  9. Wilma Sexton says:

    Thanks for being so generous by sharing your pattern.

  10. Gaby says:

    these are so great….my cats would love one of these! I will need to re-learn my crochet abilities!

  11. janalee says:

    Love the accents and the handles. Thank you so much.

  12. ADORO ESSE CESTO! SE CONSEGUIR FAZER DEPOIS MOSTRO, OKAY! bJS DA AVÓ ANA

  13. nicola kennedy says:

    Love this pattern thanks for sharing lookin forward to having a go at some of other pattern thanks

  14. Esther Albert says:

    I am not very good with picking colours but I do love your grey basket colours. Just love it. Thank you for sharing

  15. Vi Rohn says:

    I can not tell you how long I have been looking for a basket to make. Oh I have seen others, but this is EXACTLY what I have been looking for. Thank you so much for sharing. I am fairly new to crocheting, I have been knitting for 50+ years, always resisted crocheting. It wasn’t until we were having an 1890′s party that I was forced to teach myself to crochet, to make a ladies cape. That was 15 or 20 years ago, and I am crocheting more than I knit now. I just love it, and seems to always have multiple projects going at once, so I will be forced to make several of these baskets. I just happened upon this website and now have it bookmarked. I will be visiting your store just as soon as I hit “send” on this note. Thank you again, for your generosity!

  16. Katie says:

    I love this pattern! Thank you so much for being generous enough to share it. You are an excellent pattern writer! It’s so clearly written…if only all crochet patterns were so easy to follow! I’m now following your YouTube channel as well and I’m excited to explore what other projects you’ve shared. Thanks again!

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