This large square basket was super quick to make as you hold two strands of worsted weight yarn while creating the basket. It is the perfect size for gift giving. It is 29.5″ around, 8″ x 7.5″ across the bottom and 4″ high. Pair it up with the small nesting basket to present to someone as a gift, after you have filled it with goodies.
Making toilet paper covers and baskets with a drop over lace edge is fun. My favorite is the Victorian Lace basket and all of the accessories that go with it. I also love the ever fun, Welcome Home Pineapple basket, made out of cotton and uses a mini bean stitch? One more thing, there is another basket “Pretty Pink Lace Toilet Paper Cover” with the same drop over lace, that is perfect for holding toilet paper or tissues, and stuff needed when convalescing from an illness.
Large Square Nesting Basket
I used Red Heart Super Saver Yarn; Approx. 425 yds of Pink and 175 yds of White. Pink or white satin ribbon. (Optional) Hook: L- 11/8mm K-10.5/6.5mm G-5/4.0mm Gauge: Not Applicable
Shell = execute the following in or under ch 3 sp – trb (ch1, trb) 3x
join w/ = join with
slp st = Slip Stitch
ch = Chain
sc = Single Crochet
hdc = Half Double Crochet
dc = Double Crochet
trb = Treble Stitch
bp hdc = back post half double crochet
blo = back loop only
nxt = Next * * = Repeat between the stars the number of times stated;
x = Times; example Repeat 2 x or 2 times; 3 x or 3 times and so on;
in = example “in nxt st” means you will be inserting the hook under the top two loops of the next stitch to complete stitch or sequence of stitches stated.
Beginning Chains do not count as stitch unless otherwise noted.
Row 1: Use “L” Hook (Hold two strands of Pink yarn, ch 16 foundation ch made)
hdc in 2nd ch from hook, and in each ch across; ch 1 and turn (15 hdc)
hdc in each st across; ch 1 and turn (15 hdc)
(repeat the pattern until base is approx. 7″ square)
sc around the entire square base executing 3 sc st’s at each corner; join w/slp st to beg. sc. Note: There is not a set in stone stitch count. This is a general sc around the square base.
(base is approx. 7″ square)
ch 1; bp hdc; in each st around; join w/slp st to beg. bp hdc Use “K” hook
(Hold the basket so that the outside of the basket is facing you until it is time to turn and execute the drop over lace. You should be looking at the ridge that was created at Round 15.
Round 16 -20:
ch 1 hdc in each st around; join w/slp st to beg. hdc ending off with pink and pulling up white at the join at the end of Round 20
Round 21 & 22:
ch 1, sc in joining st and in each st around; join w/slp st to beg sc; dropping 1 strand of white and turning at the end of round 22
Drop Over Lace Edge
(Please use “G” hook for next step) Using one strand only
ch 1 you should be looking at the inside of the basket, since you turned at the end of Round 12; sc in blo of joining st; ch 3; skp nxt st; * sc in blo of nxt st; ch3; skp nxt st;* Repeat between * * around; join w/st in beginning SC. (34 ch 3 spaces) NOTE: Your stitch count may be different than mine…just make sure you have an even number of ch 3 spaces.
slp st in 1st ch of ch 3 sp; ch 1; sc in/under ch 3 space; Shell in/under nxt ch 3 sp; *sc in/under nxt ch 3 sp; Shell in/under nxt ch 3 sp; * Repeat between ** around, joining w/slp st to beg. sc. (17 fans; 17 SC)
(Note: all SC stitches will be skipped in this next sequence) *slp st to 1st trb of nxt shell; (ch 3, slp st in nxt trb) 3x; skp sc* repeat around; join w/slp st to beg slp st, end off. Weave in all ends. Add a few little items to your basket and enjoy.
These baskets make wonderful comfort gifts for someone who is ill. They are also good to gift to a friend who needs a spa day. Fill it with spa essentials like bath bombs, lotions, or anything needed for a spa day. You can pin the photo below so that you never lose the free crochet pattern.
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