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How to make your own oval baskets – free pattern

If you are an organizing freak like me then you will love these baskets! They work up real quick and can be used on several occasions. I mostly use these in my bathroom but can easily see them placed on a desk filled with letters and cards.

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I love these crochet oval baskets because they are rounded and I like the more fluent shapes than the geometric squares. They are made with bulky yarn and hold their shape nicely. I came up with two sizes because having things in sets is adorable, plus, you can always find more than enough little things just lying around the house that need a little basket.

Let’s get into the details!

You will need:

Super bulky yarn approximately 110 m (120 yds)
US L/ 8 mm and US M/ 9 mm crochet hook
yarn needle
scissors

Gauge: 4 st and 4 rows is 2 inches in sc

The yarn

The yarn I used for this project is James C. Brett Rustic but I know it may difficult to find in some areas. A great alternative and probably something you may have already on hand is Lionbrand Wool-Ease Thick and Quick.

Blend yarns, especially those who contain acrylic in them are excellent for crochet baskets. Acrylic holds the shape better than pure wool.

Dimensions

Small: 7,5 x 4,5 x 3,5 inches   (19 x 11 x 8 cm)
Large: 9,5 x 5,5 x 4 inches  (24 x 14 x 10 cm)

Are you an organisation freak? If yes, you will love these oval crochet baskets. Make your own set with this extremely simple crochet pattern for oval baskets. #crochet #oval

Abbreviations

ch: chain
hdc: half double crochet
st(s): stitch(es)
sl st: slip stitch
sc: single crochet

Seven easy crochet patterns for the modern woman


Crochet oval baskets pattern:

Small

With 8 mm hook

R1: ch 9, 2  hdc in second chain from hook, hdc 6, 4  hdc in last chain. Continue on the other side of the chain. Hdc 6, 2 hdc  in last st, sl st  (20)

R2: ch 1, 2 hdc in next 2 st(s), hdc 6, 2 hdc in next 4 st(s), hdc 6, 2 hdc in last 2 st(s), sl st  (28)

R3: ch 1, (hdc, 2 hdc) x 2, hdc 6, (hdc, 2 hdc) x4, hdc 6, (hdc, 2 hdc) x 2, sl st  (36)

R4: ch 1, only sc in each st around in the third loop only,  st to join (36) Learn how to spot the third loop of half double crochet.

R5-9: ch 1, sc in each st around,  st to join  (36)

Change to 9 mm hook

R10: ch 1, sl st loosely  in every st around, sl st in the first sl st  to join  (36)

Are you an organisation freak? If yes, you will love these oval crochet baskets. Make your own set with this extremely simple crochet pattern for oval baskets. #crochet #crochetbasket

Large

With 8 mm hook

R1: ch 11, 2 hdc in second chain from hook, hdc 8, 4 hdc in last chain. Continue on the other side of the chain. Hdc 8, 2  hdc in last st, sl st to join (24)

R2: ch 1, 2 hdc in next 2 st(s), hdc 8, 2 hdc in next 4 st(s), hdc 8, 2 hdc in last 2 st(s), sl st  (32)

R3: ch 1, (hdc, 2 hdc) x 2, hdc 8, (hdc, 2 hdc) x4, hdc 8, (hdc, 2 hdc) x 2, sl st  (40)

R4: ch1, (hdc 2, 2 hdc in next st) x 2, hdc 8, (hdc 2, 2 hdc in next st) x 4, hdc 8, (hdc 2, 2 hdc in next st) x 2, sl st  (48)

R5: ch 1,  sc in each st around in the third loop only, sl st to join (48)

Learn here how to spot the third loop of half double crochet.

R6-12: ch 1, sc in each st around, sl st to join  (48)

Change to 9 mm hook

R13: ch 1, sl st loosely  in every st around,sl st in the first sl st to join  (48)

That’s it! I hope you had fun making them! Tag me @malloo.knitwear  and use #malloomakers on Instagram so I can see your projects!


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Teresa Schneider

Friday 4th of September 2020

For the small basket, do you turn at the end of each round? Also, on Round 3 where it says "ch1, (hdc, 2hdc) x2, hdc6" does this mean ch1, (hdc in 1 st, 2hdc in next st) repeat instructions in ( ) twice, hdc in next 6 sts. I'm fairly new at this but would love to make these baskets. TIA. Teresa

malloo

Friday 11th of September 2020

Hello Teresa,

no, the baskets are made in the round, so there's no turning. As for the instructions you are correct. It is exactly how you explained it. Happy crocheting!

Dawn

Tuesday 28th of April 2020

This my first basket. It’s not perfect, but so cute. The perfect gift for a friend who is hard to buy for. Thanks for the simple, but beautiful basket pattern. I will definitely make this again!

Barbara Calvo

Sunday 8th of September 2019

Hello. Thank you so much for thses patterns! I am a newbie to chrocheting and self-taught as well. My first outcome was a bit flimsy as well but my yarn was not super bulky but I did use double strands of yarn. But I am trying it again and hopefully this time it will be better.

malloo

Thursday 12th of September 2019

Hello Barbara! I am so happy to hear that. Maybe try crocheting it a little bit tighter or go down a hook size. I hope this helps.

Alyssa

Sunday 21st of April 2019

I used the large pattern and it was super easy to follow and the end result was so cute. I will definitely be using it again in the future.

E-Loïse

Thursday 11th of April 2019

Hi there. How can i adjust the pattern to a 50cm i lenght basket?

malloo

Sunday 28th of April 2019

A 50 cm basket is going to be a big one! Just keep adding rounds in the base. Maybe I will make one that big another time and definitely share the pattern. ;-)

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