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Hemp Basket Crochet Pattern

Hemp Basket Crochet Pattern

July 6, 2012 /

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Recently, I found myself strolling at Ace Hardware store more often than usual. I used to go to craft shops to get my craft supplies but now seems like I found an “auxiliary” place to buy… the HARDWARE shop!!! I bought a roll of manila rope from my local Ace Hardware store and made a hemp basket by coiling the rope with yarn using the crochet method.

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If you have been a facebook fan of Craft Passion, I have asked a question a few hours ago about what can you make with the rope, yarn, and a crochet hook, and this is my answer: a hemp basket. Sara has had the closest answer and many of you guessed it right… basket, bingo!!!! I also especially like the answer from Lorraine and Alison, they said plant hanger, coasters, hot pads for the table/countertop, Dimple H said doormat, Yusi said table mat, yes, they can be done with this method too. There are many other creative ideas from the answers, **love them all** I am going to explore them out with it possibilities if time permits, like build a house as Gillian mentioned… maybe with a huge roll of rope, who knows… there is no limit when it comes to creativity. I enjoyed reading through all your answers, you are simply awesome!!!!

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Hemp Basket Crochet Pattern

[Update – 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)ir?t=crafpass 20&l=as2&o=1&a=B000H5R7ZE, 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

Hemp Basket Crochet 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} The last ch1 on R1 is not counted as a stitch, please skip it and continue to crochet on R3.
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.

crochet manila rope basket 13 basic materials to work on, the manila rope, yarn or twine, and a crochet hook.

crochet manila rope basket 2Crochet basic round according to the pattern (R1).

crochet manila rope basket 3On round 2 onwards, all single crochet (sc) stitches in the pattern mean single crochet on the rope.
Place the yarn under the rope.

crochet manila rope basket 4Insert hook into the loops of the previous round’s stitch, yarn over (yo) the yarn from the top of the rope.

crochet manila rope basket 6Pass through the loops of the previous round’s stitches to complete the sc around the rope.

crochet manila rope basket 7Crochet 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.

crochet manila rope basket 8Third round. Adjust the rope end nicely and fit into the base.
Crochet the rest as per pattern above.

crochet manila rope basket 9The look of the hemp basket from the bottom.

crochet manila rope basket 10Complete till Round 24, just before making handles on the final 2 rounds.

crochet manila rope basket 11You will see the increment stitch like this, sc in next ch st, ch1, sc in same ch st, ch1.

crochet manila rope basket 12Round 25, handle construction. The handle is 6″ but if you want longer handle, you can always adapt to your length.

crochet manila rope basket 13Round 26, wind and twist the rope on the handle.

crochet manila rope basket 14This is the 3 sc stitches before and after the handle.

crochet manila rope basket 15Apply the glue at the rope end, clip it to the hemp basket until it is dry and securely fastened.

 

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Thursday 28th of May 2020

Do you happen to have a video of how to make this basket?

Sara

Tuesday 28th of January 2020

Hi there thanks for the pattern. I am wondering if I could make it taller and just continue crocheting more rows?

Thanks Sara

Craft Passion

Wednesday 29th of January 2020

Sure, Sara, as long as the stitches are snug enough to hold the structure of the basket well.

Pat Dumas

Saturday 19th of October 2019

Hey that's a great basket.. I've made a few.. but... having trouble with the rope and crochet sagging mostly at the bottom..and becoming bigger at the top. Also, how did you get so few crochet stitches around the rope? I have a many when I make the rope baskets, and I think it's contributing to the sagging and stretching of the rope and yarn.Any hints? Thank you kindly! Pat

Craft Passion

Tuesday 22nd of October 2019

First, the crochet yarn has to be a rigid type, like cotton, so that it can catch the rope well. Secondly, the tension has to be firm too. Hope these tips helped.

Erin M

Monday 1st of April 2019

I am new to Crocheting so my problems are likely due to lack of experience, but I am having trouble with this pattern. Every time I finish a round, I am finding I have a gap between the end of my round and the first chain space in the next row. It means I have to reach over a gap to get to the next chain space. I have tried charting it out a number of times and I am always left with a blank gap at the end of each round that I have to reach over for the next stitch. The only way I started to seem to make more sense was it I added an uncounted chain stitch at the end of each row. But that doesn't seem right since that isn't what is listed in the pattern. Also, I am confused about the pattern itself. On Row 1, you say single crochet 8 times into the second chain from the hook, chain one, then place marker. That last chain doesn't seem to be counted in the stitch count, but chains are counted as stitches everywhere else. Why isn't it counted here?

Craft Passion

Wednesday 3rd of April 2019

Thanks for the feedback. I should have mentioned that the last ch1 at round 1 is not counted as a stitch, that's why it is still counted as 8 stitches on round 1. I just edited the pattern and sorry for the confusion.