This free vintage pattern for a small crochet basket was originally published in 1870 in Beeton’s Book of Needlework.
Follow the easy step-by-step instructions of this vintage basket pattern to crochet a basket. There is absolutely no charge for personal use.
Free Crochet Pattern for a Basket:
Pattern No. 239
2 balls of closely-covered white and silver, and
1 ball of pink and silver twine, and
1 crochet needle.
For the bottom: Make a chain of 4 stitches and unite it, work 3 long, 3 chain, and repeat three times more.
2nd round: Work 3 long into the 1st 3 chain, make 3 chain, work 3 long (200) into the next 3 chain, make 3 chain, work 3 long into the same place, make 3 chain, and repeat.
3rd round: 3 long, 3 chain, working twice into the 3 chain of last round.
4th round: 3 long, 3 chain, increasing in every other 3rd chain by working twice into it.
5th round: Increasing in every 3rd chain, repeat.
For the leaves: Make a chain of 32 stitches, then work a row of 1 long stitch and 1 chain stitch with the silver twine.
2nd round: Work 1 long stitch into each chain stitch in 1st row, make 1 chain stitch, repeat. (At the point, make 4 long, with a chain stitch between each), repeat on the other side of the chain, 1 long stitch and 1 chain stitch alternately.
3rd round: With pink: Work over a wire in double crochet 1 stitch into each loop, work 15 more leaves in the same way, join each leaf half way, then sew it to the centre, work a row of double crochet 1 yard in length, and twist it for the handle. This should also be crocheted over wire.
More Free Patterns for Baskets
- Basket with Handle
- Small Basket
- Crocheted Basket
- Large Basket
- Easy Basket
- Crochet Coaster
- Small Basket #2
Crochet Pattern Books for Baskets
This collection of crochet patterns for baskets came from the vintage crochet pattern books that we own and are trying to share with other crocheters all over the world. If you want to have the pattern as it was originally published, check out the books below.
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