How to crochet a medium size laundry basket







In the hunt of checking what could I do to make my life easier at home and without spending a lot of money as always, I found that I needed a small/ medium laundry bag.


I didn't look very far and thought since I love crocheting circles why Don't I crochet a round basket, a big one this time to fit my dirty clothes or even to put my clean laundry or even to keep my yarn organized.

this basket is so flexible that you can use it to store many things around the house and look pretty as a decoration piece.

I simply looked through my yarn stash and found one of my favorites, loops and threads soft and shiny, that's what gave the basket kind of a slouchy look rather than rigid and stiff.

I have also made a smaller version of it which you'll find the written pattern in the next post, the link to it is here.








 




Abbreviations:
ch: chain
hdc: half double crochet
ch: chain
st: stitch
sl st: slip stitch
spiral: working in rounds without closing to start a new round

Crochet Hook Size: 5 MM
Yarn used: loops and threads soft and shiny // Alternative yarn: Caron simply soft

WRITTEN PATTERN


Ch 4 join
Ch2, 10 hdc in the circle, join

ROW 1 Ch2, 2hdc in the next st and every st around, join.

ROW 2 Ch 2, 1hdc in the next st, 2hdc in the next st, repeat till end, join.

ROW 3 Ch2, 1hdc in the next 2 st, 2hdc in the next st, repeat till end of row . Join

ROW 4 Ch2, 1hdc in the next 3 st, 2hdc in the next st, repeat till end of row . Join

ROW 5 Ch2, 1hdc in the next 4 st, 2hdc in the next st, repeat till end of row . Join

ROW 6 Ch2, 1hdc in the next 5 st, 2hdc in the next st, repeat till end of row . Join

ROW 7 Ch2, 1hdc in the next 6 st, 2hdc in the next st, repeat till end of row . Join

ROW 8 Ch2, 1hdc in the next 7 st, 2hdc in the next st, repeat till end of row . Join

ROW 9 Ch2, 1hdc in the next 8 st, 2hdc in the next st, repeat till end of row . Join

ROW 10 Ch2, 1hdc in the next 9 st, 2hdc in the next st, repeat till end of row . Join


ROW 11 Ch2, 1hdc in the next 10 st, 2hdc in the next st, repeat till end of row . Join

ROW 12 Ch2, 1hdc in the next 11 st, 2hdc in the next st, repeat till end of row . Join

ROW 13 Ch2, 1hdc in the next 12 st, 2hdc in the next st, repeat till end of row . Join

ROW 14 TO 24 , working in spiral, hdc in every stitch.

You can put a stitch marker from when you started to work in spiral.

From the stitch marker point, ch 15, join in the 15th st from the start of the chain point with a hdc, continue hdc in every st till 44th st, again ch 15, join in the 15th st with a hdc like you did for the first handle, continue with hdc for 2 more rows ( and on top of the handles).

Last Row: sl st around till the end, fasten off


The basket is ready to be used, let me know if there is something  not clear in the written pattern.



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