Mini Baskets

Mini Baskets are so adorable! You can use them as cozies for tiny jars, or use them as little gift bags.


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Original post from April 2014:

I got the idea to make mini baskets from my friend Sheri of Frogging Along. She sent me a picture of a basket she WIPped up and I FELL IN LOVE! After making several using her pattern the idea to put little treats (non-food) in them and leave them around town for people to find came to me. I have heard of this done with other objects and have always loved the idea!!! And with Easter coming up, it’s just perfect timing. But I decided that I would like more than one type of basket, so I designed a few myself.

Thank you Sheri for the inspiration! And for everyone else, definitely go and check out her Mini Treat Basket…it is so stinkin’ cute! 

And now for my versions:

Materials (For both versions):

Worsted Weight 100% cotton (although any WW yarn would work)

I/9/5.50mm Crochet Hook

Yarn Needle

Gauge

Not important for this project

Stitch Guide

arnd = around
BLO = back loop only
ch = chain
dc = double crochet
dec = decrease
FLO = front loop only
hdc = half double crochet
sc = single crochet
sk = skip
sl st(s) = slip stitch(es)
TLO = Third Loop Only

V V V

Skill Level

Easy

Written in U.S. Terms

This basket reminds me of a flower pot or vase or may baskets… I don’t know, it just makes me think flowers!

Instructions

1. Magic Ring, 8 hdc in ring

2. 2 hdc arnd (16) (Pull ring closed)

3. *2 hdc, hdc* arnd (24)

4. In BLO: *2 hdc, sk 1* arnd, join with sl st, ch 1 (24)

5-9. In TLO: *2 hdc, sk 1* arnd, join with sl st, ch 1 (24)

10. *sc, ch 1* in each st around (DO NOT FASTEN), Ch 16, sl st to opposite side, sc back across ch and sl st to beginning ch. Fasten.

Finishing

  • Hide all strings

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I loved how Sheri’s basket was rounded, so I decided to come up with one that was rounded but still had a little texture. This reminds me of a cauldron or pot o’ gold! 

Instructions

1. Magic Ring, 8 hdc in ring

2. 2 hdc arnd (16) (Pull ring closed)

3. *2 hdc, hdc* arnd (24)

4. In BLO: *sc, dc* arnd, sl st to join, ch 1 (24)

5. *(sc, dc), sc, (dc, sc), dc* arnd, join with sl st, ch 1 (32)

6. *sc, dc* arnd, join with sl st, ch 1 (32)

7. *dec, dc* arnd, join with sl st, ch 1 (24)

8. *sc, sc* arnd, join with sl st, ch 1 (24)

9. *dc, sc* arnd! join with sl st, ch 1 (24)

10. In FLO: *(sc, ch 2, sc), sk 1* arnd, fold down.

Handle

Ch 18, *(sc, ch 2, sc), sk 1* down ch. Turn and repeat on opposite side (so that you are working the sts into the same ch on other side).

Finishing

  • Sew handle to the top of the baskets
  • Hide all strings

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