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Crochet Nesting Baskets

2019-02-17 | 08:00:48

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Todays project is one for the Home. Aren’t these Crochet Nesting baskets SO cute? Ideal for gifts too! I for one would love to receive something hand made like this filled with goodies. I’ve made use of mine in various ways around the home, from holding my Beauty essentials, to my crochet hooks. I’ve even used one as a super pretty plant pot.

Today I shall be showing you how to create your own Crochet Nesting Baskets with an easy to follow tutorial. I shall be also walking you through the written pattern step-by-step, so if you want to improve your pattern reading skills, this is perfect for you!

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The Yarn

The yarn I shall be using today is Lily Sugar ‘n Cream in the shade Potpourri. Lily Sugar ‘n Cream Original is a worsted weight yarn which comes in a 400g cone. It is made in Canada and is 100% USA Cotton. This particular pattern is created using 2 strand of yarn together which creates a sturdy basket. I love the quality of this yarn and I especially love the Pink, Purple and Teal flecks of colour my chosen shade Potpourri has to offer.

Check out Lily Sugar ‘n Cream and the ranges they have to offer HERE.

The Materials & Pattern Details

Yarn: Lily Sugar ‘n Cream Cone

Hook Size: 5mm Hook (US H)

You will also need:

  • Darning needle
  • Embroidery Scissors
  • Stitch marker

Unsure of the differences between UK and US terms? Need a refresher on how to do your stitches? In my ‘How to crochet: A handy reference guide’ EBook I help you with all of these terms and you can always have them to hand! You will also get exclusive access to free video instructions. You can find my EBook HERE.

The Pattern

The FREE pattern for these Crochet Nesting Baskets can be found HERE. I would highly recommend that you download and print out the pattern in order to follow along with the tutorial. The pattern is written in US terms and I will be working in UK terms. Please don’t let this put you off! It’s really handy to get to grips with both sets of terminology as it can help you out a lot in the future. I would suggest that you highlight any changes in terminology to help you through. I will also be pointing out the differences throughout the tutorial.

Download your FREE pattern here

The Video

Time Stamps

Preparing yarn 3:22  |  Foundation: 4:38  |  Rd1: 5:44  |  Rd2: 7:44  |  Rd3: 9:36  |  Rd4: 11.37

Rd5: 13:59  |  Rd6: 15:48  |  Rd7: 17:44  |  Rd8: 19:59  |  Last rd: 20:51

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  • Connie
    February 27, 2019 at 11:47 pm

    I couldn’t download your pattern for the cute nesting Baskets
    Directions were confusing in downloading process. Please help!

    • Sarah-Jayne
      February 28, 2019 at 7:07 pm

      Hi Connie. As the pattern is downloaded via the Yarnspirations website, I would suggest that you contact them for support as I do not have access to their database. Thanks.

    • Jean Marsden
      May 3, 2021 at 11:51 am

      I agree, I couldn’t find the pattern, the link took me to ‘Yarnspirations’!

      • BellaCocoTeam
        May 4, 2021 at 7:39 am

        Hi Jean, the pattern can be found on my blog at

  • Makepeacemade
    March 9, 2019 at 9:59 am

    These are so cute! Yet another project to add to the list 🙂 Do you think they would wash well? I’m just thinking I could do some to have in my kitchen on my new shelves (when I eventually get them in) as part of the pretty, just for display type area. May also do some for the small one for her little trinkets and hair bits and bobs.

    • BellaCocoTeam
      March 12, 2019 at 9:23 am

      Hi thank you for your comments, this is a cotton yarn so this can be machined washed on a cool setting as per the instructions on the yarn. 🙂

  • Cheriesmiles
    March 30, 2019 at 4:51 pm

    This is the best project! So quick and easy. I’m a beginner too. It gave me so much confidence. I want to make so many more!!! Thank you so much!

    • BellaCocoTeam
      March 31, 2019 at 3:33 pm

      You’re very welcome 🙂

  • Dorothy Stewart
    April 1, 2020 at 2:08 pm

    I am in love with these little baskets. One question that I have that I can’t find the answer to in the written instructions is when you slip stitch to join your row and then chain one does that chain one count as your first single crochet? So for example on a medium you should have 40 single crochets if that chain one counts is a single crochet then you actually only add 39. My Stitch count keeps coming out different on every row.

    • BellaCocoTeam
      April 2, 2020 at 2:32 pm

      Hi Dorothy The chain one doesn’t count as a stitch which is why we make our first single crochet into the base of the chain It can be really easy to get mixed up on the stitch count when working in the round like this – are you making sure to use a stitch marker to mark out that very first stitch in the round? Hope this helps 🙂

  • Jean Marsden
    June 20, 2020 at 5:24 pm

    Hi Sarah-Jayne, Thank you for a very clear video. I am making the large basket at the moment. Why do we need a stitch marker when building up the sides as it is all double crochet? Thank you.

    • BellaCocoTeam
      June 23, 2020 at 12:04 pm

      Hi Jean, using a stitch marker is a personal preference, if you are Ok without using one then that is absolutely fine 🙂

  • Gemma Bolton
    August 20, 2020 at 5:34 pm

    Hi Sarah-Janye, thank you so much for teaching me to crochet! Your videos are fabulous. I love these baskets but chose a ribbon yarn to make them. I was also considering making some placements using the same technique. I’ve found though that my work looks gappy in places between the rounds – isn’t this because the yarn isn’t right for this project, or because of my technique? I’m using an 8mm crochet hook and the yarn is pretty chunky. Thanks again

    • BellaCocoTeam
      August 30, 2020 at 8:47 pm

      Hi Gemma, you are very welcome – thank you so much for your kind words . If your work is looking gappy I would hazard a guess that the hook you are using is too big. I would try going down a hook size to a 7mm or even a 6.5mm and this should sort it

  • Caitlin Barr
    December 18, 2020 at 4:28 am

    Hi and thank you so much for the tutorial. I’m in a time crunch and was wondering if this could be done similarly with acrylic size 4 yarn? Would it just not be as stiff or would it be all wrong? Thanks again!

    • BellaCocoTeam
      December 19, 2020 at 5:06 pm

      Hi Caitlin You are welcome As long as you are using the same weight yarn it should work out fine, you will just have less stitch definition with acrylic yarn compared to the cotton.

  • Debra Duesterhaus
    November 3, 2021 at 6:49 pm

    Hi Bella, thank you for your video tutorials. They are easy to follow and very helpful.. I have made several styles of baskets and they tend to collapse . Can you recommend a way to reinforce a basket to make more sturdy? Thank you

    • BellaCocoTeam
      November 9, 2021 at 7:47 pm

      You’re welcome, I’m glad you find my tutorials helpful You don’t say which type of yarn you’re using, but this is the first thing I would look at – cotton yarn, for example, is much more sturdy than acrylic. You could also use two strands of yarn held together which will reinforce the sides.


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