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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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

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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

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


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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28 thoughts on “How to make your own oval baskets – free pattern

  1. Will any super bulky yarn work, or do you need a percentage of wool to make it stiff enough?
    These are really cute by the way!

    1. Thank you Layne! I believe that having a percentage of acrylic is better if we are talking about stiffness.

  2. looks really lovely
    I am new at crochet although I’ve finished two rugs and 4 little baskets with tshirt yarn
    could this oval basket be done with tshirt yarn?
    and do you have a list of abbreviations?
    thanks

    1. Abbreviations table, fixed! Thanks for noticing! Yes, I believe it will be possible to make them with t-shirt yarn but I can’t guarantee the size of them. Give them a try if you like!

  3. I still consider myself to be at beginner crochet level. I made the small basket with little to no problem. I used Lion Brand Hometown USA super bulky (6) yarn. I felt the end result to be flimsy. I’d prefer a sturdier basket. Any recommendations on how to accomplish this with same pattern?

    1. I have experimented a bit, because I prefer the sturdier basket too. Using two strands of super bulky (#6 weight) works really well. I use 100% acrylic. Use the smallest hook size you can that will allow the yarn to stay on the hook without having extra room.
      Will post pictures after I try this pattern.

  4. In round 4 of small basket and round 5 of large, what is meant by third loop only? I used the front loop in doing the small basket and it looked similar.

    1. Hi Susan! I have updated the post to include a link on how to find the third loop in half double crochet.

  5. on large basket round4, what exactly is meant by (hdc2,2hdc in next st). I’m reading that as 4 hdc in one st. Thanks for clearing this up for me.

    1. Hi Margie!

      This means you will have to do one hdc in each of next 2 stitches and then 2 hdc (an increase) in the next stitch. So, you will have 4 hdc in the span of 3 stitches and you have to do this 2 times (that is what x2 means). I hope this is clear enough!

  6. Beautiful! How many skeins of the James Brett Mega Chubky Rustic would you recommend for one small and one large basket?

  7. I’m struggling a bit here….self taught. Am I slip stitching to the first stitch of the round, chaining and then moving to the next stitch to start? Or am I slipping in the previous chain, chaining and starting in the first stitch of the round? I’m driving myself crazy!

    1. Hahaha! Don’t worry Julia! We will figure this out together.
      You are going to make a slip stitch at the end of every round to join rounds together. Then chain 1, and you will make your first stitch at the same stitch as the slip stitch and chain 1. Is that clear?
      Ask all the questions you like! It’s the only way we learn! Self-taught over here, too! 😉

  8. So after the last stitch of the round, i’m to ss to the first stitch of the previous round, chain 1 and then use the same stitch?

    Also – am I free to sell on Etsy with credit to you?

    1. Yes, after the last stitch of the round you must sl st to the first stitch of the same round and that is how it will close. And then chain 1 and use the same stitch as you said.

      Yes, you are free to sell the finished crochet baskets on Etsy, while crediting me (Malloo) as the designer! Thank you for asking! 🙂

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