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DIY Crochet Wall Baskets: Clear Your Desk!

DIY Crochet Wall Baskets: Clear Your Desk!

If your craft table or workspace is getting too cluttered for you to think straight, then it’s time to get organised… and we’ve got the perfect crafty solution! These super stylish crochet wall baskets provide the ideal combination of charm and functionality – with the added bonus of being fun to create, too! Check out Mandy Cameron’s free crochet pattern below, and learn exactly how to make your own handy desk storage to help create a little more space for you to get to work on your next craft project!

You Will Need:

Abbreviations: UK Terminology

  • adjustable slip knot = magic ring
  • ch = chain
  • ss = slip stitch
  • dc = double crochet
  • 2dcinc = 2dc in next stitch
  • htr = half treble
  • tr = treble crochet

DIY Crochet Wall Baskets Pattern:

Large Basket:

Make an adjustable slip knot and ch2

Rnd 1: 6dc into first ch

Rnd 2: 2dc in every stitch around (12dc)

Rnd 3: (1dc, 2dcinc) repeat around (18dc)

Rnd 4: (2dc, 2dcinc) repeat around (24dc)

Rnd 5: (3dc, 2dcinc) repeat around (30dc)

Rnd 6: (4dc, 2dcinc) repeat around (36dc)

Rnd 7: (5dc, 2dcinc) repeat around (42dc)

Rnd 8: (6dc, 2dcinc) repeat around (48dc)

Rnd 9: (7dc, 2dcinc) repeat around (54dc)

Crochet wall baskets tutorial step

Rnd 10-15: htr all round

As there are no increases in these rounds it will cause your work to curl up at the edge. This is intentional to start to create the cylindrical body of the basket.

Rnd 16: *1ch, miss 1htr, 1tr in next st*. Repeat from *to* around to last 2sts, miss 1htr, 1ch, (the first stitch of the next round goes into the first 1ch sp).

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Rnd 17: (1htr in next ch sp, 1htr in each tr) repeat around

Rnd 18-19: htr all round

Rnd 20: *1ch, miss 1htr, 1tr in next st* (pic B). Repeat from *to* around to last 2sts, miss 1htr, 1ch, (the first stitch of the next round goes into the first 1ch sp).

Rnd 21-22: htr all round

Rnd 23: dc all round, turn to work in rows from this point.

Row 24-34: 1ch, 18dc, turn

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Fasten off, leaving tail for sewing.

Crochet wall baskets tutorial step

Fold flap in half and sew to Row 24 to create channel for dowel/rod.

Crochet wall baskets tutorial step

Small Basket:

Crochet wall baskets tutorial step

Make an adjustable slip knot and ch2

Rnd 1: 6dc into first ch

Rnd 2: 2dc in every stitch around (12dc)

Rnd 3: (1dc, 2dcinc) repeat around (18dc)

Rnd 4: (2dc, 2dcinc) repeat around (24dc)

Rnd 5: (3dc, 2dcinc) repeat around (30dc)

Rnd 6: (4dc, 2dcinc) repeat around (36dc)

Rnd 7-9: htr all round

Rnd 10: *1ch, miss 1htr, 1tr in next st* (pic B). Repeat from *to* around to last 2sts, miss 1htr, 1ch, (the first stitch of the next round goes into the first 1ch sp).

Rnd 11: (1htr in next ch sp, 1htr in each tr) repeat around

Rnd 12: htr all round

Rnd 13: dc all round

Rnd 14: 5dc, turn to work in rows from this point

Row 15: 1ch, 10dc

Row 16-26: 1ch, 10dc, turn

Fasten off, leaving tail for sewing. Fold flap in half and sew to Row 16 to create channel for dowel/rod.

Tall Basket:

Crochet wall baskets tutorial step

Make an adjustable slip knot and ch2

Rnd 1: 6dc into first ch

Rnd 2: 2dc in every stitch around (12dc)

Rnd 3: (1dc, 2dcinc) repeat around (18dc)

Rnd 4: (2dc, 2dcinc) repeat around (24dc)

Rnd 5: (3dc, 2dcinc) repeat around (30dc)

Rnd 6-8: htr all round

Rnd 9: *1ch, miss 1htr, 1tr in next st* (pic B). Repeat from *to* around to last 2sts, miss 1htr, 1ch, (the first stitch of the next round goes into the first 1ch sp).

Rnd 10: (1htr in next ch sp, 1htr in each tr) repeat around

Rnd 11-15: htr all round

Rnd 16: *1ch, miss 1htr, 1tr in next st* (pic B). Repeat from *to* around to last 2sts, miss 1htr, 1ch, (the first stitch of the next round goes into the first 1ch sp).

Rnd 17: (1htr in next ch sp, 1htr in each tr) repeat around

Rnd 18: htr all round

Rnd 19: dc all round

Row 20: 1ch, 5dc, turn to work in rows

Row 21-31: 1ch, 8dc, turn

Fasten off, leaving tail for sewing. Fold flap in half and sew to Row 16 to create channel for dowel/rod.

Completed project in full

Now your crochet wall baskets are complete, you can use them to store desk essentials like pens and stationery, craft essentials like hooks and yarn… or you can use them to display decorative pieces like plants and ornaments! However you use them, we hope you love them!

Want to find more creative crochet projects to get stuck into? Check out the rest of our free patterns and tutorials, right here.

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