Aren’t most things cuter in mini? These mini crochet hanging baskets are no exception! They are small, reversible, and can be hung up. Best of all, they take less than an ounce of yarn and less than an hour to make- the perfect scrap project!
The baskets were made to hold my makeup brushes, but I’ve found so many other uses for them! I think I’ll need to make more. They work well as pen holders on a desk or they can be folded down to make mini baskets perfect for holding things like paper clips, keys, washi tape…. anything small that needs to be corralled!
If you want to make the basket sturdier, a 3″ in diameter by 3.5″ tall can fits nicely right inside the basket. These cans are a bit shorter than normal cans, but if you have other cans you’d like to use inside the basket, just add some rounds until the basket is tall enough.
The camel stitch is one of my favorite stitches because the two sides look totally different but equally beautiful. I think the inside (wrong side) of the camel stitch looks best when you fold down the baskets.
The last round is made by doing a reverse single crochet, so be sure to review the tutorial if you haven’t done a reverse single crochet stitch before.
What yarn is best for Mini Crochet Baskets?
It isn’t necessary to use rope or thick t-shirt yarn for these mini baskets!! If you want to use the baskets by themselves, without a can inside, using a stiffer worsted weight yarn like Red Heart Super Saver works really well.
If you are going to reinforce the baskets with a can or just fold them over to use as mini baskets, using any worsted weight acrylic yarn should work.
I haven’t tried making the baskets with cotton. My only concern is that with cotton they will stretch especially if hung up. Alright let’s get to learning how to crochet a hanging basket.
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Crochet Mini Hanging Baskets
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Skill Level: Easy
US-Size I/9 5.5 mm
Approx. 0.75 oz of 4 Medium weight yarn
Samples used Red Heart Super Saver in Aran and Grey Heather (check out the awesome Super Saver page on Amazon!)
Large Eye Tapestry Needle (these are my absolute FAVORITE available on Amazon)
sl st: slip stitch
sc(s): single crochet(s)
hdc(s): half double crochet(s)
BLO: back loop only
Approx. 3.25” in diameter, 3.5” tall
It is easier to work in the 3rd loop with the knit looking side on the inside of the basket.
There will be a little ridge or bump where the reverse sc is started.
Although the same brand of yarn was used for both baskets, the grey heather was just a tiny bit thicker but it was enough that the basket only required 17 rows instead of 18 to make it the same height as the basket done in aran.
The back loop only is the same back loop like it is for all stitches, the third loop is the extra loop created when you make a hdc which is found behind/below the back loop.
Mini Hanging Crochet Basket Pattern Instructions:
Start with a magic circle.
R1: 6 sc in circle, pull to close and join with sl st to first sc.
R2: ch 1, 2 hdcs in each st, join with sl st to first hdc (12)
R3: ch 1, 2 hdcs in each st, join with sl st to first hdc (24)
R4: ch 1, *hdc, 2 hdcs in next st, repeat from * around, join with sl st to first hdc (36)
R5: ch 1: 1 hdc in the BLO of each st, do not join with a sl st (36)
R6-R:16: hdc in the third loop of the 1st hdc from round 5, continue to hdc in the third loop around.
R17: To start the last round, ch 4 and sk 4 hdc, continue to hdc in the third loop for the remainder of the round. Stop when you’ve returned to the ch 4.
R18: Edging round: Ch 1, Reverse single crochet in the third loop around the entire top of the basket and in the ch 4 stitches. Sl st to the first reverse single crochet. Weave in ends and find a place for your adorable crochet mini hanging baskets!
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