I am busy making lots of little bags for teddies ready for Christmas, but I needed a new tiny bag for some new, teeny tiny teddies, so I designed a pattern for a suitable fitting basket and then it seemed like a great idea to share it :).
The pattern below will make a tiny crochet basket measuring approximately 2.5 inches wide by 2.5 inches long (exclusing handle) if made with DK yarn and a 4.5mm crochet hook.
Of course, you can use other yarns and hooks to vary the size.
My pattern is called the 'Teeny Tiny Basket Pattern'.
It's a very easy pattern and suitable for beginners, there are pictures and descriptions of stitches to help you.
And best of all, it's free!
I'm posting a copy of the pattern below, with a couple of pictures, but if you want a copy with more helpful pictures and stitch description (and it's still FREE), you can find it in my Ravelry Store here:
Silvi Veale's Ravelry Store.
Or, if you don't want to go to Ravelry right now, you can download the pdf pattern here
Here is the basic pattern:
Teeny Tiny BasketA Crochet Pattern in US Crochet Terms.
by Silvi Veale
St (st) – Stitch
Sl St (sl st) – Slip Stitch
Ch (ch) – Chain(s)
Sc (sc) - Single Crochet
Hdc (hdc) – Half Double Crochet
Closing number in brackets at end of each row is st count for the finished row.
Row 1: Hdc in 3rd ch from hook, hdc in next 4 chs, 2hdc in last ch.
Turn work 180 degrees (still working on the RS) and work along the opposite side of the ch as follows:
Hdc in next 5 chs, hdc in bottom of 2chs which make the first hdc.
Sl st to top of 2ch start to join.(14 sts)
Row 2: Ch 2, hdc in next 6 sts, 2 hdc in next st, hdc in next 6 sts, hdc in st at bottom of 2ch start.
Sl st to top of ch 2 start to join. (16 sts)
Row 3: Ch 2, hdc in next 7 sts, 2 hdc in next st, hdc in next 7 sts, hdc in st at bottom of 2ch start.
Sl st to top of ch 2 start to join. (18 sts)
Row 4: Ch 2, hdc in next 8 sts, 2 hdc in next st, hdc in next 8 sts, hdc in st at bottom of 2ch start.
Sl st to top of ch 2 start to join. (20 sts)
Row 5: (increasing has now finished)
Ch 2, hdc in 19 sts, sl st to top of ch2 start to join. (20 sts)
Rows 6 and 7: Repeat row 5.
You will now have made a sl st join to end Row 7.
You begin Row 8 from this st (do NOT cut the yarn, continue with same yarn).
Row 8: Makes the handle.
Chain 20, sk 9 sts, sc into next (10th) st.
Row 8 continued: Sc into next 9 sts, sc into st at base of ch (see picture), sc around to where you began the sc round (this should be opposite where you began Row 8).
Sl st into starting sc (where you joined the ch to the bag)
Row 9: Handle only left to do.
24 sc around chain handle.
(You can use a few more or a few less scs to cvover the handle if you prefer.
It will depend upon the yarn you are using. The main thing is to make the handle look neat and with no gaps between sts).
Row 9 – to finish:
Sl st to sc at bottom of chain handle when you arrive there.
Cast off, leaving a long enough end to thread in neatly.
(If your handle doesn’t look quite straight across, threading the end of your cast off yarn forward and back, neatly through two to four scs at the top of the bag should sort this out and tighten it up).
Thread in ends neatly.
And that’s it. Your teeny tiny basket is finished!
There are many uses for this little basket.
I use them to put tiny teddies in for gifts, but they would make a lovely little basket for an item of make-up or jewellery too.
I hope you enjoy this little pattern.
It’s not the most ornate crochet pattern you will find :), but it’s really quick and easy to do.
I would love to see pictures of your finished teeny, tiny baskets if you make some (but only if you want to share, of course).
The Teeny Tiny Basket Pattern has been designed by me, Silvi Veale.
You are very welcome to use it to make gifts, little baskets to keep things in, or to sell at craft fairs, etc.
However, please do not claim this pattern as your own, or use the pictures from it as your own.
If you post your work from this pattern online, I would be really pleased if you gave a link to Elephant Sun Dog, http://www.elephantsundog.co.uk/ but it isn’t necessary.
Just enjoy! :)