Who doesn’t love a small nesting basket? This basket is fast to crochet since you are holding two strands of worsted weight yarn. It is 6″ x 6.5″ square, 22.5″ around and 3.75″ tall. The free crochet pattern is below and there is a crochet pattern for a matching toilet paper cover here on this blog. It is so pretty!
I really enjoy making baskets. Some of my favorites are the Sunspray Cube Cover and I really enjoy the Candle Light Lace Storage Bin Cover. A few years ago I made another set of baskets with a drop over lace. Annie’s picked it up and it can be found in their book of basket crochet patterns. A couple of years after that I designed a toilet paper cover to match and complimentary jar covers as well.
Small Square Nesting Basket
I used Red Heart Super Saver Yarn; Approx. 200 yds of Pink and 100 yds of White.
Pink or white satin ribbon. (Optional)
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 12 foundation ch made)
hdc in 2nd ch from hook, and in each ch across; ch 1 and turn (11 hdc)
hdc in each st across; ch 1 and turn (11 hdc)
(repeat the pattern until base is approx. 5″ 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.
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 11.
Round 12 -15:
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 15
Round 16 & 17:
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 17
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. (24 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. (12 fans; 12 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.
Now that your basket is finished it is ready for gift giving or to help decorate your bath or bedroom. These baskets are great to fill with bath bombs, lotion samples or anything for a spa day!
Will you be making a set of square nesting baskets for yourself or a loved one? Let me know in the comments.
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Juliana Carney says
Just as pretty as the toiletroll holder. Lots of color & theme possibilities all year round. Will make a great gift filled with fun goodies. Thank you Kris
Thank you Juliana! The possibilities are endless…especially if you add embellishments! Like ribbon, buttons…use neutral tones and throw some burlap, twine and wooden buttons. The possibilities are endless!
Lynne Moore says
These will be awesome with the other(tp) basket!
Thank you Lynne, I agree that together with the toilet roll basket it makes a wonderful collection!