I love the bohemian look of this basket. It’s really easy to make, and makes an adorable storage option. My inspiration for this basket was my abundance of macramé cord that I didn’t know what to do with. I had seen these types of baskets when scrolling through Pinterest and thought macramé cord would be the perfect material for these baskets. Stiff enough to hold shape, but soft enough to give it that cozy look and feel.
So I went for it! I’m so pleased with how it turned out.
What you will need:
- Macramé Cord (3mm)
- Size M Crochet Hook (9.0mm)
- Stitch Marker
Abbreviations (US Terms):
- sc: single crochet
- sl st: slip stitch
Notes: In my basket, I used a slip stitch to end each round on rounds 1-8, I would recommend skipping the slip stitch (except after the first 7 sc in the magic circle). As it creates a visible line in the work (you can see this line in the 4th photo below)
Use a stitch marker on the first stitch of each round (for rounds 1-8), for me this is crucial to keeping track of where I am.
I went for 22 rounds as that is the height I needed, keep going if you want a taller basket!
Create a magic circle, make 7 sc in the circle and join with a sl st
Round 1: 2 sc in each sc (14)
Round 2: *2sc in the first sc, 1 sc in the next sc* repeat 7 times (21)
Round 3: *2 sc in the first sc, 1 sc in the next 2 sc* repeat 7 times (28)
Round 4: *2 sc in the first sc, 1 sc in the next 3 sc* repeat 7 times (35)
Round 5: *2 sc in the first sc, 1 sc in the next 4 sc* repeat 7 times (42)
Round 6: *2 sc in the first sc, 1 sc in the next 5 sc* repeat 7 times (49)
Round 7: *2 sc in the first sc, 1 sc in the next 6 sc* repeat 7 times (56)
Round 8: *2 sc in the first sc, 1 sc in the next 7 sc* repeat 7 times (63)
Round 9-22 : sc around
Fasten off with ch1, cut string (leaving about 6inch excess) with scissors and weave in loose ends using crochet hook.