Free Pattern: Crocheted Fruit Basket

It took me some time to finish but the basket came better than I could  imagined. It’s durable and can hold quite considerable weight. I started crocheting it based on Crochet Hemp Basket but then got carried away and ended doing my own thing.

Materials and Tools needed:

  1. Cotton yarn (for example DMC Cebelia Crochet Cotton size 10)
  2. Natural hemp twisted cord
  3. Steel hook size US 8 (1.25mm)
  4. Pin as a stitch marker used for indicating the end of the previous row
  5. Scissors

The basket’s diameter is 25cm and it’s height 10cm.

So here are instructions for my version:

Row 1: Using cotton yarn stitch 8sc in an adjustable ring*

Row 2: Introduce the hemp by wrapping scs around it, 2 sc in each st (detailed pictures of ‘how to’ on Crochet Hemp Basket). Total 16sc

Row 3: (2 sc in next st, 1 sc in the next st) 8 times. Total 24sc

Row 4: (1 sc in the next two sts, 2 sc in next st) 8 times. Total 32sc

Row 5: (2 sc in next st, 1 sc in the next three sts) 8 times. Total 40sc

Row 6-20: continue increasing by 8sc in each row but avoid increasing on previous row’s increase to avoid hexagon form. Row 20 total 160sc

Row 21: (sc in next st, ch 2, miss one st, sc in the next st) around. Total 80sc

Row 22: (sc in the next st, ch 2, sc in the next st) around. Total 80sc

Row 23: same as previous round

Row 24: (sc in the next st, ch 1, sc in the same st, ch2, sc in the next nine sts ) 8 times. Total 88sc

Row 25: (sc in the next st, ch 2, sc in the next st) around. Total 88sc

Row 26: (sc in the next st, ch 1, sc in the same st, ch2, sc in the next ten sts ) 8 times. Total 96sc

Row 27: (sc in the next st, ch 2, sc in the next st) around. Total 96sc

Row 28: (sc in the next st, ch 1, sc in the same st, ch2, sc in the next thirteen sts) 8 times. Total 104sc

Row 29: (sc in the next st, ch 2, sc in the next st) around. Total 104sc

Row 30: (sc in the next st, ch 1, sc in the same st, ch2, sc in the next fourteen sts ) 8 times. Total 112sc

Row 31: (sc in the next st, ch 2, sc in the next st) around. Total 112sc

Row 32: (sc in the next st, ch 1, sc in the same st, ch2, sc in the next fifteen sts) 8 times. Total 120sc

Row 33: (sc in the next st, ch 2, sc in the next st) around. Total 120sc

Row 34: [Handle: (sc around the cord without connecting to previous row, ch 2) 13 times (the handles length is approximately 13cm), miss 12sts of the previous row (approximately 12cm), stitching into the basket (sc in the next st, ch 2, sc in the next st) 48 times]. Repeat from [ another one time. Do few spst at the last st to secure the cord and fasten off*.

* Please check the “Amigurumi adjustable ring”  and “Fasten off when working in continuous rounds” posts.

PS: if you have any question, need any clarifications, suggestions for improvement or found a mistake do not hesitate to let me know 🙂

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2 thoughts on “Free Pattern: Crocheted Fruit Basket

  1. Hi, can you tell me the thickness of the natural hemp twisted cord and if possible the brand or a picture .Thanks

    PS love this basket…..Nina

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    • hi Nina,

      i’m glad you love it 😉
      the circumference of the cord is 2cm and the diameter is approximately 0.65cm. I got this rope from Lidl Supermarket, it was part of DIY section

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