Crochet

Spike Storage Basket

What you’ll need

  • 6mm Crochet Hook
  • Approx 300g of chunky cotton yarn in sage green – I got mine here
  • Scissors
  • Tapestry needle for weaving in ends

Abbreviations

  • CH – Chain
  • SS – Slip Stitch
  • SC – Single crochet
  • SPSC – Basket Spike Stitch
  • INC – Single Crochet Increase
  • BLO – Back loop Only
  • FO – Fasten off
  • * – Repeat sequence

Notes:

Finished dimensions: 7 inches (height) x 10 inches (circumference).

Gauge: 9 stitches and 11 rows = 4 inches or 10 cm

Difficulty: Intermediate to experienced

This pattern uses American crochet terminology

For the purpose of this pattern chain stitches do NOT count as stitches.

The number in brackets confirms the number of stitches in each round.

Basket Spike Stitch

Place your hook in the next stitch one row below (the same position where that stitch was worked in the last round).

Yarn over and draw up a loop to the height of the round, yarn over and draw through both loops.

Pattern:

Round 1: MR 7 (7)

Round 2: *Inc (14)

Round 3: *SC, Inc (21)

Round 4: *SC 2, Inc (28)

Round 5: *SC 3, Inc (35)

Round 6: *SC 4, Inc (42)

Round 7: *SC 5, Inc (49)

Round 8: *SC 6, Inc (56)

Round 9: *SC 7, Inc (63)

Round 10: *SC 8, Inc (70)

Round 11: *SC 9, Inc (77)

Round 12: BLO SC 77 (77)

Round 13: *BLO SC, SPSC (77)

Round 14: *SPSC, BLO SC (77)

Round 15-27: Repeat rounds 13 and 14.

Round 28: *SPSC, BLO SC – repeat 6 times, SPSC, CH 13 and skip the next 13 stitches, *SPSC, BLO SC – Repeat 12 times, SPSC, CH 13 and skip the next 13 stitches, *SPSC, BLO SC – repeat 6 times, SPSC (77)

Round 29: *BLO SC, SPSC – repeat 6 times, BLO SC, SC 13, *BLO SC, SPSC – repeat 12 times, BLO SC, SC 13, *BLO SPSC – repeat 6 times, BLO SC (77)

Rounds 30: *SPSC, BLO SC (77)

Round 31: *BLO SC, SPSC (77)

Round 32: SS 77 (77)

FO and weave in ends.

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