If you are an organizing freak like me then you will love these crochet oval 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 and they produce quite a chunky crochet basket.
I came up with two sizes, a small crochet basket and a large one, mostly 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 for.
How to crochet an oval basket?
It’s easier to start at the bottom, with an oval shape, as is with all basket patterns. You will first create a chain and work on both sides of it. You will have more stitches in the beginning and the end of the starting chain to create an oblong shaped basket.
But, I think it’s easier to explain how to crochet an oval shape with a my free crochet basket patterns that are below.
Let’s get into the details!
You will need:
Gauge: 4 st and 4 rows is 2 inches in sc
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.
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)
More free crochet basket patterns:
hdc: half double crochet
sl st: slip stitch
sc: single crochet
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Crochet oval baskets pattern:
Small crochet basket
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)
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Large crochet basket
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)
And there you have them! Your crocheted baskets are ready for use!
I hope you had fun making them! Tag me @malloo.knitwear and use #malloomakers on Instagram so I can see your projects!