Crochet Hemp Basket

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Crochet Hemp Basket
Amended on 19 September for better clarification

Difficulty Level: Intermediate, must know how to crochet sc, slst & ch
Finished size: approx. 11″ (D) x 5″ (H)
Gauge: Not essential as long as the hook size matches the medium worsted yarn weight.

Materials & Tools:
1. Ace Manila Twisted Rope (75853), 1/4″ x 50′ or equivalent
2. Yarn, Lion Brand, Lion Cotton Yarn/color: Natural (beige) #760-098, or, cotton twine that is able to crochet.
3. Crochet hook: 4mm
4. Stitch marker
5. Quick dry adhesive glue
6. Scissor
7. Clothespin or clip
Abbreviations:
ch = chain
ch sp = chain space, the space between 2 sc that are link by chain stitch, could be 1 ch or 2 ch
sc=single crochet
st = stitch
slst = slip stitch
sk= skip
mm= move marker

Crochet Hemp Basket Pattern:
[figure inside {} bracket indicates total stitches on the round]
R1 : ch2, sc8 on second ch from hook, ch1, place marker. {8}
** sc from row 2 onwards means sc around rope, otherwise as per instruction **
R2 : *sc on next st, ch1*, repeat * 8 times, mm. {16}
R3 : *sc on next ch sp, ch2*, repeat* 8 times, mm. {24}
R4 : *sc on next ch sp, ch1, sc on same ch sp, ch1*, repeat* 8 times, mm. {32}
R5 : *sc on next ch sp, ch2, sc on next ch sp, ch1* repeat* 8 times, mm. {40}
R6 : *sc on next ch sp, ch2*, repeat* 16 times, mm. {48}
R7 : *sc on next ch sp, ch1, sc on same ch sp, ch1*, repeat* 16 times, mm. {64}
R8 : *sc on next ch sp, ch2, sc on next ch sp, ch1* repeat* 16 times, mm. {80}
R9 : *sc on next ch sp, ch2*, repeat* 32 times, mm. {96}
R10 : *sc on next ch sp, ch1, sc on same ch sp, ch1, sc on next ch sp, ch1*, repeat* 16 times, mm. {96}
R11 : *sc on next ch sp, ch1, sc on next sp, ch2, sc on next ch sp, ch1*, repeat* 16 times, mm. {112}
R12 : *sc on next ch sp ch2, sc on next ch sp, ch2, sc on next ch sp, ch1*, repeat* 16 times, mm. {128}
R13 : repeat R12.
R14 : *sc on next ch sp, ch2*, repeat* 48 times, mm. {144}
R15 : repeat R14.
R16 : *[sc on next ch sp, ch2] repeat 4 times, [sc on next ch sp, ch1] repeat 2 times, sc on same ch sp, ch 1*, repeat* 8 times, mm. {144}
R17 : *[sc on next ch sp, ch2] repeat 4 times, [sc on next ch sp, ch1] repeat 3 times*, repeat* 8 times, mm. {144}
R18 : *[sc on next ch sp, ch2] repeat 5 times, [sc on next ch sp, ch1] repeat 2 times*, repeat* 8 times, mm. {152}
R19 : repeat R18.
R20 : *[sc on next ch sp, ch2] repeat 6 times, sc on next ch st, ch1*, repeat* 8 times, mm. {160}
R21 : repeat R20.
R22 : *sc on next ch sp, ch2*, repeat* 56 times, mm. {168}
R23 : repeat R22.
R24 : *[sc on next ch sp, ch2] repeat 5 times, [sc on next ch sp, ch1] repeat 2 times, sc on same ch sp, ch 1*, repeat* 8 times, mm. {168}
R25 : *[sc on next ch sp, ch2] repeat 5 times, [sc on next ch sp, ch1] repeat 3 times*, 3sc on next ch sp, crochet “handle” (see instruction below), 3sc on next ch sp, repeat* 3 times, 3sc on next ch sp, crochet “handle”, 3sc on next ch sp, repeat* 2 times, mm. {174}
R26 : repeat R25, twist rope at the handle section.

Handle (work without rope) : *slst, ch, slst*, repeat* 6 times, leave 6″ rope as handle

Cut rope 1″ – 2″ from the last stitch, glue it down and clip the end to the basket body until it is securely fastened.
Glue the rope’s start end with adhesive too.
Weave and hide yarn end.

3 basic materials to work on, the manila rope, yarn or twine and a crochet hook.

Crochet basic round according to the pattern (R1).

On round 2 onwards, all single crochet (sc) stitches in the pattern means single crochet on the rope.
Place the yarn under the rope.

Insert hook into the loops of the previous round’s stitch, yarn over (yo) the yarn from the top of the rope.

Pass through the loops of the previous round’s stitches to complete the sc around the rope.

Crochet the base follow the pattern above. This is the 2nd round, remember to place a marker so you will know where is the beginning stitch of the round.

Third round. Adjust the rope end nicely and fit into the base.
Crochet the rest as per pattern above.

The look of the basket from the bottom.

Complete till Round 24, just before making handles on the final 2 rounds.

You will see the increment stitch as this, sc on next ch st, ch1, sc on same ch st, ch1.

Round 25, handle construction. The handle is 6″ but if you want longer handle, you can always adapt to your length.

Round 26, wind and twist the rope on the handle.

This is the 3 sc stitches before and after the handle.

Apply the glue at the rope end, clip it to the basket until it is dry and securely fastened.

crochet rope basket

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  2. From reading comments I see I am not the only person having problem… :( I have bought the rope that has a smell but no biggie, I got to row 15 and yes it is not going up for the walls. So I took it out and diligently counted every stitch but I am still having problems! Has anyone other then the lady completed and had it come out exactly as Craft Passion? If there is a update again can someone send it I am trying to make it for my garden veggies this summer!!

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    I was reading it wrong, it is just fine!

  4. I just finished round 10 and it already looks like a small cup. Should it be having walls already?

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  6. this is a beautiful basket, I started it last night and it made a flat mat, but it sure is beautiful LOL! I used what I had and the rope isn’t thick or stiff enough so I’m going to get some different rope to work with! It took a little bit to get the hang of the stitches and the instructions but by about the 10th row I figured it all out. Thank you so much for the beautiful pattern

  7. very beautiful..want to make it..Is it works for ordinary yarn??

  8. Would you recommend this as a tote? I currently use a straw bag for church, but it’s breaking because of how much I have to carry.

    • Using this rope to crochet a tote might not be suitable as the tote will be quite heavy. Perhaps substitute the rope with something lighter weight will be a better choice.

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      • Thanks. I have rope like this already, so I think I’ll make a doormat. How much yarn do you think I would need for this technique?

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        • Hi Janae, I didn’t actually measure how much yarn I use to crochet. It is not much actually, as you can see from the picture that most of the stitches are just chain stitches with single crochet in intervals. I would say half a skein will do just an estimate.

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