Beaded Denim Basket Pattern

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July 27, 2015 by holy rollin hooker

photo 1 (2)This basket is made from some yarn I snagged at Michaels for 99₵ a skein on clearance. It’s on the bulky side and it’s a bit coarse, so it works great worked up as a basket since baskets tend to have to be sturdy so they’ll stand up on their own. I added some beading because, why not?

Materials

  • Loops & Thread Jeany Denim Yarn (3 skeins) or any bulky weight yarn (try to choose something that won’t be too soft once it’s worked up. Cotton and acrylic are best)
  • About 84 Mini pony beads in any colors you like
  • (J) hook
  • Tapestry needle for weaving in ends and stringing beads
  • Stitch marker (I usually use an old earring that tragically lost its mate somewhere along the way)

Directions

  • BSC: Beaded Single Crochet. Before pulling up a loop for your next stitch, slide a bead down and nestle it next to the stitch you just completed. Then pull up a loop and complete the next single crochet like normal.
  • Ch 1 at the beginning of each round throughout

Base:

You can either start with a magic circle or chain 5 and sl st in first chain to form a loop

Rnd 1: 6 sc in ring, sl st in first sc to join. (6)

Rnd 2: 2sc in each sc around, sl st in first sc to join. (12)

Rnd 3: [2 sc in next sc, sc in next sc] around, sl st in first sc to join. (18)

Rnd 4: [2 sc in next sc, sc in next 2sc] around, sl st in first sc to join. (24)

Rnd 5: [2 sc in next sc, sc in next 3sc] around, sl st in first sc to join. (30)

Keep working in this manner increasing each round by 6 until you reach 84sc around. This should be at round 14. Do not fasten off. Of course, it you want your basket bigger or smaller, you can do as many rounds as you like.

 

Before continuing, take the base of your basket and trace its shape and size on a piece of cardboard or poster board. You’ll cut this out later and use it to create a sturdy bottom for your basket.

Body:

Rnd 1: sc in back loop only around, sl st in first sc to join. With this, the basket should start to build up rather than out. (84)

Rnd 2&3: sc around, sl st in first sc to join.

Rnd 4&5: [sc in next 3 sc, bsc in next sc] around, sl st in first sc to join.

Rnd 6-8: sc around, sl st in first sc to join.

Rnd 9&10: [sc in next 3 sc, bsc in next sc] around, sl st in first sc to join.

Rnd 11-13: sc around, sl st in first sc to join.

Rnd 14&15: [sc in next 3 sc, bsc in next sc] around, sl st in first sc to join.

Rnd 16-18: sc around, sl st in first sc to join.

Rnd 19&20: [sc in next 3 sc, bsc in next sc] around, sl st in first sc to join.

Rnd 21-25: sc around, sl st in first sc to join. Fasten off. Weave in ends.

photo 3 (2)Now you can take that circle you traced onto cardboard—hopefully your basket came out at least somewhat circular—and cut it out. Nestle it down into the bottom of your basket. If you have some clear drying glue, you may want to use some to keep it in place.

photo 4 (2)You can certainly add handles to this should you wish it. I didn’t really feel like it, so I didn’t.

 

 

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