Who doesn’t love an easy, stylish modern crochet storage basket to fancy up their home? This free crochet pattern uses only single crochet stitches but with a modern twist!
In this pattern, you will also learn how to make the single crochet spike stitch. It’s worked the same way as a regular single crochet stitch, only placed in a unique spot. This creates the extra fancy, textured rim of the basket.
If you’re ready to get started making these modern crochet storage baskets, scroll on down to the good stuff (the pattern, of course!) Or you can purchase the ad-free PDF here for only $1.99!
We recently moved into a new home that has a half bath downstairs and there are two problems with that. I have never decorated a small half bath before and I am the worst interior decorator. BUT… My son’s birthday party is coming up and that meant I needed to get my act together and figure out how to decorate this butt ugly half bath.
I, of course, did a great deal of interior decorating research on Pinterest. I then bought a handful of awesome decor from Amazon. But it didn’t feel complete. Nothing’s complete without a little handmade touch!
By the way, if you’d rather follow a video or you’re confused about a step, you can find the full video tutorial for this pattern over on my YouTube channel!
That’s when I decided to create a couple of baskets. I wasn’t planning on writing up the pattern, but I absolutely loved the way they turned out!
I’ve had several skeins of this Paintbox Cotton DK yarn for well over a year and I thought, Hey, this could work. And it was the perfect yarn for the job!
I wanted these baskets to be simple so I started it off with single crochets. But I also wanted there to be some sort of modern texture. I remembered using the spike stitch years ago and if that wasn’t enough, I knew changing the color would make it look even more dramatic.
So that’s how the design came about!
As I mentioned, I used Paintbox Cotton DK for this project. It is 100% cotton and a weight 3 yarn. I believe you can only purchase it at LoveCrafts online. A great alternative to this yarn would be Bernat Softee Baby Cotton.
If you don’t want to use a weight 3 yarn, I think this basket would look beautiful in any weight! Of course, depending on the yarn you choose, your basket will end up larger than the dimensions I’ve listed for my own. But I’ll go over how exactly to resize your basket below.
Resizing Your Modern Crochet Storage Basket
Whether you choose to use a thicker yarn or not, you may want to make your basket larger or smaller
If you want your basket to have a larger base, continue increasing past Row 12 until you reach the desired diameter.
Once you’re ready to create the sides of your basket, simply move on to Round 13 by single crocheting in each stitch around. My basket has eight plain rows (with no increasing). If you would like yours taller, continue adding as many plain rows as you’d like!
The same goes for the textured rim of the basket. Follow the pattern for rounds 21-25 and if you’d like to create a longer rim, continue alternating each row.
Throughout the entire pattern, I held two strands of yarn. Working with multiple strands of yarn helps your basket to be more sturdy. The most frustrating thing is finishing a basket only to have the sides fold in and not actually stand up.
I know I can’t be the only one who gets extremely frustrated with that scenario.
If you’ve never worked with multiple strands of yarn, head over to the post “Crocheting with Multiple Strands of Yarn” to find a picture and video tutorial.
If you have any additional questions about the techniques used in this pattern, leave a comment below!
Doesn’t the rim of this basket look extra fancy? Believe it or not, it’s just single crochet stitches! The only difference is where you place the stitch. This special stitch is called the single crochet spike stitch. You might also hear it as the crochet spike stitch, the elongated spike stitch, or the long single crochet.
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Easy Modern Crochet Storage Basket – Free Crochet Pattern
- Paintbox Yarns Cotton DK
- 2 skeins Vanilla Cream
- 1 skein Peach Orange
- 4.5mm Clover Amour Crochet Hook
- Tapestry Needle
- Ch – chain stitch
- Sc – single crochet
- *Spike st (stitch explanation found under special stitches) – single crochet spike stitch
- Mag circ – magic circle
- St – stitch
- Rep – repeat
- MC – main color
- AC – accent color
|US TERMS||UK TERMS|
|single crochet (sc)||double crochet (dc)|
Single Crochet Spike Stitch: Insert hook into base of next stitch, yarn over and pull up a loop so that your hook is horizontal with the top of your basket (you want to make sure it reaches the same height your your stitches aren’t too tight), yarn over and pull through both loops.
- Single Crochet Tutorial
- Chain Stitch Tutorial
- Magic Circle Tutorial
- How to Crochet in the Round
- How to Change Colors in Crochet
- Crocheting with Multiple Strands
- Easy Modern Storage Basket Video Tutorial
- This entire pattern is worked holding two strands of yarn. If you’ve never tried this technique, head over to this tutorial all about crocheting with multiple strands.
- For the design in the picture tutorial, the main color used was Vanilla Cream and the accent color is Melon Sorbet
- Get the easy-to-read, ad-free printable PDF pattern HERE.
- PDF includes: Picture tutorial, materials used, resizing information, & helpful tutorials
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Easy Modern Crochet Storage Basket Pattern
Starting with MC and holding 2 strands of yarn,
Round 1: 6sc in mag circ. Pull circle shut, sl st to first sc (6)
Round 2: Ch 1, 2sc in first st and each st around. Sl st to first st (12)
Round 3: Ch 1, sc first st, 2sc in next st. [Sc next st, 2sc next st]. Rep [ ] around. Sl st to first st (18)
Round 4: Ch 1, sc first st, sc in next st, 2sc in next st. [Sc in each of the next 2 st, 2sc next st]. Rep [ ] around. Sl st to first st (24)
Round 5: Ch 1, sc first st, sc in next 2 st, 2sc in next st. [Sc in each of the next 3 st, 2sc next st]. Rep [ ] around. Sl st to first st (30)
Round 6: Ch 1, sc first st, sc in next 3 st, 2sc in next st. [Sc in each of the next 4 st, 2sc next st]. Rep [ ] around. Sl st to first st (36)
Round 7: Ch 1, sc first st, sc in next 4 st, 2sc in next st. [Sc in each of the next 5 st, 2sc next st]. Rep [ ] around. Sl st to first st (42)
Round 8: Ch 1, sc first st, sc in next 5 st, 2sc in next st. [Sc in each of the next 6 st, 2sc next st]. Rep [ ] around. Sl st to first st (48)
Round 9: Ch 1, sc first st, sc in next 6 st, 2sc in next st. [Sc in each of the next 7 st, 2sc next st]. Rep [ ] around. Sl st to first st (54)
Round 10: Ch 1, sc first st, sc in next 7 st, 2sc in next st. [Sc in each of the next 8 st, 2sc next st]. Rep [ ] around. Sl st to first st (60)
Round 11: Ch 1, sc first st, sc in next 8 st, 2sc in next st. [Sc in each of the next 9 st, 2sc next st]. Rep [ ] around. Sl st to first st (66)
Round 12: Ch 1, sc first st, sc in next 9 st, 2sc in next st. [Sc in each of the next 10 st, 2sc next st]. Rep [ ] around. Sl st to first st (72)
Rounds 13-20: Ch 1, sc in each st around. Sl st to first st (72)
Change to AC
Round 21: Ch 1, spike st at the base of first sc, sc next st, [spike st at the base of next sc, sc next st]. Rep [ ] around. Sl st to first st (72)
Round 22: Ch 1, sc first st, spike st at the base of next sc, [sc next st, spike st at the base of next sc]. Rep [ ] around. Sl st to first st (72)
Round 23: Rep round 21
Round 24: Rep round 22
Round 25: Rep round 21
Round 26: Without chaining 1 at the beginning of the round, sl st each st around to create a clean border. Sl st to first sl st.
Tie off and weave in ends
That’s all there is to it! I absolutely love this Easy, Modern Crochet Storage Basket and I hope you do too. All this pattern uses is single crochet stitches and you might have learned how to crochet into a more unique place! I would love to see your finished projects. Share them in the Facebook Group or with me on social media. You can find me everywhere @sigonimacaroni.