The Simple Home Basket is big, sturdy, and perfect in any room of the home! Pick out the two colors of Red Heart Sweet Home that fit your decor and whip one up with this free crochet basket pattern on Moogly!
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The Simple Home Basket is made with 2 balls of Red Heart Sweet Home - a big yarn, with a ton of softness! (Note that this yarn is discontinued, but I've linked a fantastic alternative below!) Almost all of the two balls get used because this basket is made with a liner.
It's this liner (combined with a smaller hook) that give the Simple Home Basket its sturdiness and ability to keep its shape and stand up on its own!
I love the modern look of this crochet basket pattern with the neutral stripes and chalkboard-look label. And I've included my method for making the label below as well!
Simple Home Basket
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US - L, 8.0mm hook - Britanny Hooks
2 balls Red Heart Sweet Home (6 - Super Bulky/ UK: 14-16 ply; 193yds (177m) per 10.5oz)
This yarn is no longer available, please use Bernat Blanket instead!
Color A: White (1 ball)
Color B: Steel (1 ball)
Optional: Faux Suede Label
Made with Cricut Maker, Cricut Faux Suede, and a Bistro Chalk Marker
CLICK HERE for the Cricut Project File
Gauge: 3.5" diameter after Rnd 3.
Size: Approximately 13" diameter x 9.5" tall
Helpful Links and Tutorials:
How to Keep a Magic Circle Closed
Switching Colors for Striped Patterns
This basket could really be made in any size. Just stop increasing when you have the diameter desired for the inner portion, and then work even to create the sides, adding or subtracting rows to fit your needs. Then, make the outer portion with one additional round of increases before working even, and one more round worked even than the inner portion.
Using a smaller hook size than recommended for the yarn contributes to the sturdiness of the basket. If you must substitute another hook size, go smaller rather than larger.
When switching colors for The Liner, carry the unused yarn color along the back of your work to avoid extra ends to weave in.
Don't have a Cricut? There are lots of fun label options out there - get creative with wood, leather, surface crochet, pretty buttons or even leave it plain!
Part 1: The Liner
Rnd 1: With Color A, make a magic circle, work 9 sc into the ring; join. (9 sts)
Rnd 2: Ch 1, 2 sc in each st around; join. (18 sts)
Rnd 3: Ch 1, sc in the first st, 2 sc in the next st, *sc in the next st, 2 sc in the next st; rep from * around and join. (27 sts)
Rnd 4: Ch 1, 2 sc in the first st, sc in the next 2 sts, *2 sc in the next st, sc in the next 2 sts; rep from * around and join. (36 sts)
Rnd 5: Ch 1, sc in the first 3 sts, 2 sc in the next st, *sc in the next 3 sts, 2 sc in the next st; rep from * around and join. (45 sts)
Rnd 6: Ch 1, 2 sc in the first st, sc in the next 4 sts, *2 sc in the next st, sc in the next 4 sts; rep from * around and join. (54 sts)
Rnd 7: Ch 1, sc in the first 5 sts, 2 sc in the next st, *sc in the next 5 sts, 2 sc in the next st; rep from * around and join. (63 sts)
Rnd 8: Ch 1, 2 sc in the first st, sc in the next 6 sts, *2 sc in the next st, sc in the next 6 sts; rep from * around and join. (72 sts)
Rnd 9: Ch 1, sc in the first 3 sts, 2 sc in the next st, *sc in the next 7 sts, 2 sc in the next st; rep from * around, sc in the last 4 sts, join switching to Color B. (81 sts)
Rnd 10 - 12: Ch 1, sc in each st around; join, switching to Color A at the end of Rnd 12. (81 sts)
Rnd 13 - 15: Ch 1, sc in each st around; join, switching to Color B at the end of Rnd 15. (81 sts)
Rnd 16 - 21: Rep Rnd 10 - 15.
Rnd 22 - 24: Rep Rnd 10 - 12.
Rnd 25 and 26: With Color A, ch 1, sc in each st around; join. At the end of Rnd 26, break both yarns and weave in ends. (81 sts)
Part 2: The Outer
Rnd 1 - 9: With Color B, repeat Rnd 1 - 9 of The Liner.
Rnd 10: Ch 1, sc in the first 8 sts, 2 sc in the next st, *sc in the next 8 sts, 2 sc in the next st; rep from * around and join. (90 sts)
Rnd 11 - 21: Ch 1, sc in each st around; join. And the end of Rnd 21, break yarn and use seamless finishing to join to the 2nd st of the rnd. (90 sts)
Rnd 22: With Color A, join to any st near the join of the previous rnd with sc in the blo, sc in the blo of each rem st around; join. (90 sts)
Rnd 23 - 28: Ch 1, sc in each st around; join. Do not break yarn at the end of Rnd 28, but secure active loop for later.
Part 3: Optional Faux Suede Label
Step 1: Go to the Simple Home Basket Project Page on Cricut Design Space. Change the text on the file to your desired words. Cut out using Cricut Faux Suede, right side up, on a strong grip mat. Taping the edges of the suede with washi tape is also helpful. For the Draw function, use the lightest pen you have.
Step 2: Use the Bistro Chalk Marker to trace the text.
Step 3: Sew the label to the Outer portion of the basket as shown, using Color B and the holes in the corners of the label.
Part 4: Assembly
Step 1: Turn The Liner wrong side out, so that the carried yarn is on the outside of the basket.
Step 2: Insert The Liner into The Outer, so that the wrong sides are touching, and the bottoms are flat. Turn and line them up however you like.
Rnd 1: Insert hook into the active loop of The Outer, ch 1, *sc through the next 9 sts of both Outer and Liner layers, sc in the next st of the Outer layer and the previous st of the Liner layer; rep from * around and join with sl st in blo of first sc. (90 sts)
Rnd 2: Continue to sl st in blo of each rem st around; break yarn and use seamless finishing to join to the first sl st of the rnd. (90 sts)
I hope you enjoy the Simple Home Basket pattern and use it to make your own home more organized. It also makes a beautiful gift basket for any occasion!
Now I can’t wait to see your baskets! If this pattern does inspire you to make your own crochet container, and you post a photo on social media, be sure to tag me @mooglyblog or #mooglyblog so I can check it out too! I love seeing what you make!
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I love this basket; the colors you used are perfect! Sophisticated! I can't wait to make it! Wonderful design (as always!!) 🙃
Thank you so much, Charlotte! ♥
Love it 😍 thank you !
Basket is nice, but in Rnd 5. is 45 sts, not 48.
Good catch, thank you Vierka!
I love this but it does take a lot of yarn . I have made some baskets using the linked crochet spiral tutorial you have on Moogly, which is fab. I use up my stash, often using many strands together and then line with fabric. I also use old leather belts for the handles which look brilliant.
The bottom of my liner is very wavy. I don’t think it will lay flat. I used a K hook because I crochet pretty loosely. Could that be the problem? Stitch count is correct. Don’t want to go any further until I figure out problem. Any help will br greatly appreciated.
Hm, it could be the tension level!
Have tried doing this basket on various size needles, smaller and larger but the base still will not sit flat. Any solutions please
Hi Jennifer! With highly textured yarns, it's common to not pull the final loop of each stitch up all the way through - try giving that loop an extra tug before making the next stitch and see if that helps?
I had great difficulty getting the bottom to lay flat at row 6 and beyond. Tried changing my tension and hook size but with no results. I ended up putting 8 stitches into the magic circle and increasing each row by 8. I added an additional row which took me to 80 stitches. Worked perfectly. I love how it is shaping up now.
I'm glad you were able to make it work for you Janet! 🙂