If you like decorating with crochet, and having lots of storage solutions, you’ll love this project!

The Fast Track Basket pattern is made using chain, single, and double crochet stitches in an easy-to-follow stitch and row repeat that makes a really interesting design!

This basket pattern is written in one size, but, because this is a decorative project, you can use any yarn colors, fibers, and weights that you like best.

The Fast Track Basket begins with a solid base of single crochet stitches worked in joined rounds. Then, the sides are worked with alternating repeats of single, chain, and double crochet over 4 repeating rows of work. 

There are handles that can be added last, or you can simply omit them for a cleaner look.

This is a great pattern because:

  • This basket pattern will help you to practice working complex stitch and round repeats!
  • You can use baskets as decoration in any room of your house, and they make great gifts too!
  • This project can be worked with any yarn weight or fiber type you have – it’s a fantastic stash-buster!
  • You’ll get to practice a lot of crochet skills: joined rounds, stitch tension, stitch counting and recognition, increasing, complex stitch and round repeats, and more!

Before you get started…

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You can easily find the size of your basket when you measure the diameter! Here’s a quick calculator tool:

CLICK HERE: Easy tip + calculator to measure projects in joined rounds!

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Let’s get started! 

Pattern Designed By: Salena Baca Crochet. This pattern is copyright protected; it is unlawful to distribute this pattern in any form (free, sale or trade).

Click Here for a downloadable PDF version of this pattern!

YARN

Lion Brand Yarn Fast-Track, Super Bulky #6 (60% cotton, 40% polyester; 149 yds/136 m per 8 oz/227 g skein): 

MATERIALS

  • US Size L/11 8.00 mm Crochet Hook
  • Scissors

GAUGE

  • 10 pattern Sts = 4”
  • 8 pattern rows = 4”
  • Gauge is not crucial for this project.

SIZES/FINISHED MEASUREMENTS 

  • 28” around x 6” tall

STITCH KEY

  • St(s) = stitch(es) 
  • Sl St = slip stitch

SPECIALTY STITCHES & TECHNIQUES

NOTE

  • Pattern can be worked in a yarn weight and type of your choosing. Be sure to substitute hook size to coordinate with yarn choice for best results. 
  • When substituting yarn, size will vary. Measure as you go.
crochet basket with handles

INSTRUCTIONS

Form adjustable loop

Round 1 (RS):  Ch 1 (not a St, here and throughout), 6 Sc in ring, Sl St to join – 6 Sc

Round 2:  Ch 1, 2 Sc in each St around, Sl St to join – 12 Sc

Round 3:  Ch 1, [2 Sc in next, Sc in next] 6 times, Sl St to join – 18 Sc

Round 4:  Ch 1, [2 Sc in next, Sc in next 2] 6 times, Sl St to join – 24 Sc

Round 5:  Ch 1, [2 Sc in next, Sc in next 3] 6 times, Sl St to join – 30 Sc

Round 6:  Ch 1, [2 Sc in next, Sc in next 4] 6 times, Sl St to join – 36 Sc

Round 7:  Ch 1, [2 Sc in next, Sc in next 5] 6 times, Sl St to join – 42 Sc

Round 8:  Ch 1, [2 Sc in next, Sc in next 6] 6 times, Sl St to join – 48 Sc

Round 9:  Ch 1, [2 Sc in next, Sc in next 7] 6 times, Sl St to join – 54 Sc

Round 10:  Ch 1, [2 Sc in next, Sc in next 8] 6 times, Sl St to join – 60 Sc

Round 11:  Ch 1, [2 Sc in next, Sc in next 9] 6 times, Sl St to join – 66 Sc

Round 12:  Ch 1, [2 Sc in next, Sc in next 10] 6 times, Sl St to join – 72 Sc

Round 13:  Ch 1, BLO Sc in each St around, Sl St to join – 72 Sc

Round 14:  Ch 1, Sc in each st around, Sl St to join – 72 Sc

Round 15:  Ch 1, Sc in next 2, [Ch 2, skip 2, Dc in next, Ch 2, skip 2, Sc in next 3] 8 times, Ch 2, skip 2, Dc, Ch 2, skip 2, Sc in last, Sl St to join – 72 Sts; 27 Sc + 36 Ch + 9 Dc

Round 16:  Ch 1, Sc in each St around, Sl St to join – 72 Sc

Round 17:  Ch 5 (counts as Dc, Ch-2), skip 2, [Sc in next 3, Ch 2, skip 2, Dc in next, Ch 2, skip 2] 8 times, Sc in next 3, Ch 2, skip 2, Sl St to join – 72 Sts; 9 Ddc + 36 Ch + 27 Sc

Round 18:  Ch 1, Sc in each st around, Sl St to join – 72 Sc

Repeat Rounds 15-18 until 24 rounds are complete (ending on a round 16 repeat). 

Round 25:  Ch 1, Sc, Ch 20 (handle), skip 12, Sc in next 24, Ch 20 (handle), skip 12, Sc in next 23, Sl St to join – 88 Sts; 40 Ch + 48 Sc 

Round 26:  Ch 1, [Sc in next 20 Chs, Sl St in next 24 Sc] twice, sl st to join, fasten off – 88 sts; 40 Sc + 48 Sl Sts

FINISHING

Weave in ends, trim excess.

crochet basket with handles

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Peace + Love + Crochet

Salena

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