Storage baskets

Storage baskets

storage baskets

Pop odds and ends in these beautiful crocheted storage baskets.


ch – chain; dc – double crochet; sl st – slip stitch; st/s – stitch/es

You’ll need

  • t-shirt yarn
  • size 12 crochet hook
  • cornflour

To make

Round 1: Start with a magic ring, 6dc into ring (6)
Round 2: (2dc into next st) 6 times (12)
Round 3: (1dc, 2dc in next st) 6 times (18)
Round 4: (2dc, 2dc in next st) 6 times (24)
Round 5: (3dc, 2dc in next st) 6 times (30)
Round 6: Dc into the back loop of each st, 30dc (30)
Rounds 7-10: Dc (30)
Round 11: 10dc, 6ch, skip next 5 sts, dc into next 10 sts, 6ch, skip next 5 sts, close with a dc (32)
Round 12: 30dc and finish off with a sl st (32)
Tie off all loose ends.

Tip: To stiffen the basket, mix 60ml cornflour with 250ml water. Heat in a small saucepan, stirring until it thickens
slightly. Paint over completed basket. Place basket over an upturned jar (with a snug fit) and allow to dry in the sun.


Magazine issue date: November, 2017

Joni van der Merwe

About Joni van der Merwe

Your Family’s Digital editor. Avid retweeter. When I’m not scrolling Instagram you’ll find me in my garden. Keen on DIY and I don’t believe there’s anything that can’t be fixed with some chalk paint.