Lisa with LiliKnits/Cestino Basket Crochet Basket


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Hello! I’m Lisa of LiLiKnits, and I’m so excited to share my latest pattern, The Cestino Basket, on the Knitznpurlz blog!

I’ve been knitting + crocheting for over 18 years. I love designing pieces that are functional + timeless, including hats, scarves, blankets, and home decor. When I got my hands on this beautiful T-shirt yarn from Knitznpurlz, I knew it would make the BEST basket!

Fun fact: All of my design names are derived from Italian words. Cestino means basket in Italian!

I wanted this basket to not only be functional, but also modern, which is why I added some fun metal rings on the sides. This basket is perfect for storage and can even be used as a waste basket.

The Cestino is a fun project, that works up relatively quickly that will look great in any home 🖤


free basket crochet pattern

  • Grab downloadable pdf add-free pattern with even more instructions and photo illustrations in one format.

  • Find all the gorgeous colors of t-shirt yarn of equal thickness and knot-free throughout its length in Knitznpurlz shop.

  • Don’t have time now, Pin it for later.

  • Get it on Ravelry

Skill level : Easy

Measurements: Approximately 8” tall x 10” wide

Gauge: Approximately 2 sts + 2 rows = 1” in SC

What you will need:

T-Shirt yarn (approx 212 yards), 2 skeins, 109 yards each from KnitzNPurlz

8 mm crochet hook

3” metal ring (2)

Scissors Measuring

Tape Tapestry

Needle

Abbreviations, stitch knowledge:

Ch – Chain

MC – Magic Circle

Beg – Beginning

Rep – Repeat

SC – Single Crochet

YO – Yarn Over

WC – Waistcoat Stitch

SlSt – Slip Stitch

YUSC – Yarn Under Single Crochet

Let’s get crocheting!

WAISTCOAT STITCH:

Insert hook into “V” from previous row, making sure hook I sunder all 3 bars when looking from the back of work. YO and pull up a loop. YO and pull thru both loops.

Note: Video tutorial can be found on my Instagram @liliknits Story Highlights — Crochet Videos

WC Join:

At the end of the round pull up loop on hook slightly higher than normal. Remove hook. Insert hook into “V” of 1st stitch. YO and pull loop thru front. Push loop down in front with thumb. Remove hook. Insert hook from back to front of 2nd st in top loops. Put 1st loop from the right onto the hook and pull thru to back. Remove hook. Insert hook into bottom loop and then into top loop, YO and pull thru both loops. 1 WC made.

Note: Video tutorial can be found on my Instagram @liliknkts Story Highlights — Crochet Videos

YARN UNDER SC (YUSC):


yarn under single crochet

The stitch will look twisted, like an

“X”.


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Base:

MC. Ch1 (does Not count as a stitch)

Row 1: 6 SC in MC. Join with slst to top of 1st SC. Ch 1.

Row 2: 2 SC in each st around. (12 sows). Join with WC join. See techniques.

Row 3: 1 WC in same st. WC in next st. *2 WC in next st, 1 WC in next st. Rep from * around. (18 its). WC Join.

Row 4: 1 WC in same st. WC in next 2 sts. *2 WC in next st, 1 WC in next 2 sts. Rep from * around. (24 sts). WC Join.

Row 5: 1 WC in same st. WC in next 3 sts. *2 WC in next st, 1 WC in next 3 sts. Rep from * around. (30 sts). WC Join.

Row 6: 1 WC in same st. WC in next 4 sts. *2 WC in next st, 1 WC in next 4 sts. Rep from * around. (36 sts). WC Join.

Row 7: 1 WC in same st. WC in next 5 sts. *2 WC in next st, 1 WC in next 5 sts. Rep from * around. (42 sts). WC Join.

Row 8: 1 WC in same st. WC in next 6 sts. *2 WC in next st, 1 WC in next 6 sts. Rep from * around. (48 sts). WC Join.

Row 9: 1 WC in same st. WC in next 7 sts. *2 WC in next st, 1 WC in next 7 sts. Rep from * around. (54 sts). WC Join.

Row 10: 1 WC in same st. WC in next 8 sts. *2 WC in next st, 1 WC in next 8 sts. Rep from * around. (60 sts). Slst to 1st st.

Ch 1.


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Sides:

Row 11: YUSC in BLO in each st around. Slst to 1st st. Ch 1.

Row 12-13: YUSC in each stitch around. Slst to 1st st. Ch 1.

Row 14: Slst in each stitch around. Slst to 1st st. Ch 1.

Row 15: YUSC around, making sure you are working in the top stitches, pushing slip stitches to the front. (See photo 1)

Slst to 1st st. Ch 1.

Row 16-17: YUSC in each stitch around. Slst to 1st st. Ch 1.

Row 18: Slst in each stitch around. Slst to 1st st. Ch 1.

Rep rows 15-18 3 more times.

Finishing:

See photo to the right for placement of the metal ring. Cut a piece of yarn, approx 14”. Using tapestry needle, insert needle fro back to front under the metal ring. Insert needle on top of ring and thread to the back. Continue this across the ring approx 4 more times. Then, repeat this process going back the other direction until hoop is secure. Weave in ends. Repeat on the other side of the basket.


crochet basket free pattern

  • Grab downloadable pdf add-free pattern with even more instructions and photo illustrations in one format.

  • Find all the gorgeous colors of t-shirt yarn of equal thickness and knot-free throughout its length in Knitznpurlz shop.

  • Don’t have time now, Pin it for later.

  • Get it on Ravelry.


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Happy crocheting,

Lisa.

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