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You’ll love these easy bulky yarn crochet basket patterns with simple stitches that create amazing texture and detail.

crochet basket filled with yarn sitting on a shelf

The free pattern below has instructions for two different sizes of baskets which nest nicely. The larger basket is roughly 8″ wide and the smaller one is about 6.5″ wide.

For those of you who prefer to have the pattern nicely formatted for printing, you can purchase the pattern PDF here.

nesting chunky crochet baskets made of blue yarn

Making the Crochet Baskets

To start the chunky crochet baskets you are going to work a flat circle in single crochets. I didn’t alternate where the increases are so admittedly, the circles look a little more like hexagons, but that smooths out as you work on the sides of the basket.

colorful yarn sitting in a chunky crochet basket

Speaking of the sides, they are made using the crunch stitch which is a stitch pattern that alternates a half double crochet with a slip stitch. Super easy, but it creates all this lovely texture on the wrong side when working in the round!

nesting crochet baskets made of blue yarn

The basket is finished off with a simple crab stitch at the top.

If you really want to take your basket making skills to the next level, you need to watch this video by Yarn & Chai and learn her secrets to making super sturdy baskets. This pattern isn’t written exactly for her technique but it could easily be adapted.

Plus if you browse her patterns, you’ll find SO MANY more to add to your to-do list.

Yarn used in the Bulky Crochet Baskets

Both baskets are made using one ball of Bernat Maker Outdoor which was also used for the Cities Circle Bag. It is one of my favorite yarns to work with.

I used almost the entire ball for both baskets, so if you are making both, you’ll want to make sure your gauge isn’t larger than mine so you have enough for the bernat bulky crochet baskets.

Don’t forget to save the bulky yarn crochet basket patterns on Pinterest

crochet basket on shelf pin image

Beverly Bulky Yarn Crochet Basket Patterns

Skill Level: Easy

Materials:

  • Bernat Maker Outdoor
    • #5 Bulky. Acrylic Nylon Blend 8.8oz/250g, 249yds/228m
    • 4 oz in Navy Ink for the larger basket and 3.4 oz for the smaller basket
  • Large Eye Yarn Needle (These work great for bulky yarns)

Abbreviations:

sc(s): single crochet(s)
sl st: slip stitch
ch: chain
st(s): stitch(es)
inc: 2 scs in the same st
hdc(s): half double crochet(s)

Gauge: first 6 rounds of flat base = approx. 4”

Finished Size:

Smaller Basket: 6.5” in diameter by 3.5” tall

Larger Basket: 8” in diameter by 4.5” tall

Notes:

The bottom of the basket is worked with joined rounds (sl st to join, ch 1 for the next round) while the sides of the basket are worked in continuous rounds.

For the continuous rounds, you will be working the crunch stitch. As you work around, the slip stitches will go in the half double crochets of the round below and the half double crochets will go in the slip stitches of the round below.

I found it easiest to work the basket inside out with the wrong side, which becomes the outside, facing in and the right side facing out. Either way, when the basket is complete, the wrong side will be the outside.

As you work the crab stitch border, the basket should be facing the correct way, with the wrong side facing you.

showing the crochet crunch stitch and start of the crab stitch

Smaller Beverly Crochet Basket Pattern Instructions:

Start with a magic ring

Round 1: 6 sc in ring, tighten to close, join with a sl st to the first sc. (6)

Round 2: ch 1, inc in each st around, join with a sl st to the first sc. (12)

Round 3: ch 1, *(sc in next st, inc in next st), repeat from * around, join with a sl st to the first sc. (18)

Round 4: ch 1, *(sc in next 2 sts, inc in next st), repeat from * around, join with a sl st to the first sc. (24)

Round 5: ch 1, *(sc in next 3 sts, inc in next st), repeat from * around, join with a sl st to the first sc. (30)

Round 6: ch 1, *(sc in next 4 sts, inc in next st), repeat from * around, join with a sl st to the first sc. (36)

Round 7: ch 1, *(sc in next 5 sts, inc in next st), repeat from * around, join with a sl st to the first sc. (42)

Round 8: ch 1, *(sc in next 6 sts, inc in next st), repeat from * around, join with a sl st to the first sc. (48)

Round 9: ch 1, *(sc in next 7 sts, inc in next st), repeat from * around, join with a sl st to the first sc. (54)

Round 10: ch 1, *(sc in next 8 sts, inc in next st), repeat from * around, join with a sl st to the first sc. (60)

Round 11: ch 1, *(sc in next 9 sts, inc in next st), repeat from * around, join with a sl st to the first sc. (66)

Round 12: ch 1, hdc in each st around, 2 hdc in last st, do not join. (67)

Round 13-22: *sl st in next st, hdc in next st, repeat from * around. (67)

Round 23: turn, crab stitch (reverse single crochet) in each st around, join with sl st to base of first st.  Fasten off and weave in ends.

nesting crochet baskets made of blue yarn

Larger Beverly Crochet Basket Pattern Instructions:

Start with a magic ring

Round 1: 6 sc in ring, tighten to close, join with a sl st to the first sc. (6)

Round 2: ch 1, inc in each st around, join with a sl st to the first sc. (12)

Round 3: ch 1, *(sc in next st, inc in next st), repeat from * around, join with a sl st to the first sc. (18)

Round 4: ch 1, *(sc in next 2 sts, inc in next st), repeat from * around, join with a sl st to the first sc. (24)

Round 5: ch 1, *(sc in next 3 sts, inc in next st), repeat from * around, join with a sl st to the first sc. (30)

Round 6: ch 1, *(sc in next 4 sts, inc in next st), repeat from * around, join with a sl st to the first sc. (36)

Round 7: ch 1, *(sc in next 5 sts, inc in next st), repeat from * around, join with a sl st to the first sc. (42)

Round 8: ch 1, *(sc in next 6 sts, inc in next st), repeat from * around, join with a sl st to the first sc. (48)

Round 9: ch 1, *(sc in next 7 sts, inc in next st), repeat from * around, join with a sl st to the first sc. (54)

Round 10: ch 1, *(sc in next 8 sts, inc in next st), repeat from * around, join with a sl st to the first sc. (60)

Round 11: ch 1, *(sc in next 9 sts, inc in next st), repeat from * around, join with a sl st to the first sc. (66)

Round 12: ch 1, *(sc in next 10 sts, inc in next st), repeat from * around, join with a sl st to the first sc. (72)

Round 13: ch 1, *(sc in next 11 sts, inc in next st), repeat from * around, join with a sl st to the first sc. (78)

Round 14: ch 1, hdc in each st around, 2 hdc in last st, do not join. (79)

Round 15-27: *sl st in next st, hdc in next st, repeat from * around. (79)

Round 28: turn, crab stitch (reverse single crochet) in each st around, join with sl st to base of first st.  Fasten off and weave in ends.

What will you do with your crochet baskets? Let me know in the comments. I’d also love to see pictures of your finished projects. You can share those several ways:

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  3. Save your project on Ravelry and link it to this pattern
  4. Share your work in the Stitching Together Community.

6 Comments on Beverly Bulky Yarn Crochet Basket Patterns

  1. So sorry to hear of your loss; I was really glad to read that you believe in God’s sovereignty. I lost both my parents and a sister-in-law within a nine-month period. Knowing that God is good and just helped me be at peace in a whirlwind of sorrow. On a lighter note, I grew up in Bloomington and now live in Browerville, MN. Nice to have a fellow crocheter in MN!

    • Hi fellow Minnesotan!! Thanks for your kind comments Kate. I know that God and prayers and support of friends and family have kept me supported during this season. It makes all the difference to have that hope.

  2. I am glad to know that I am not the only one that wonders if God is good and he knows what is good for us. He has taken both my kids. My mom and brother. I am here left alone to try and go on. But for what. I have nothing to live for. Well really that’s not the truth. I have two granddaughters and four great grandkids. That their grandpa never got to meet. I have only seen pictures. They all live out of state. My mom and brother died of cancer. My youngest son died in 1977. And my other son died in 2014 at they age of 44. I am at a spot I don’t know what to do. I just keep crocheting and looking at patterns to crochet. I don’t have the strength to even face anyone. I only go out when I need something but I don’t go in . So we all just pray we meet them in heaven. If there is one.

    • Janice I am so sorry that so many devastating things have happened to you. I will pray that God brings you peace and hope despite the troubles.

  3. Thank you for sharing. I prayed for you. My step dad went home to God a week ago. My mother went home 24 years ago. They are together again. Life goes on and so much happened in those years.

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