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Ribbed Basket | Free Pattern

Ribbed Basket | Free Pattern

I don’t have a basket problem… YOU have a basket problem! Ok, sorry. That was super defensive of me. I will admit, I am seriously addicted to crocheting these little baskets right now.

I mean, they are very practical. They use up my yarn stash. They work up in under an hour.  They also make great gifts! Everyone who hosted us for Easter this year got one with a plant inside.

I think it’s possible that I have them in just about every room now.

In my office, holding crochet hooks.

In my living room as a candle cover.

It would even be cute holding spoons on a coffee bar!

Well, enough about me. Here is the pattern to make the Ribbed Basket/Pot Cover.

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Pattern Key:
ch: chain
st(s): stitch(es)
sk: skip
sp: space
slst: slip stitch
sc: single crochet
dc: double crochet
Ldc: linked double crochet
BLO: back loop only

Pot Cover (fits a 13” Circumference x 4” tall pot)

Materials Used:

Less than 1 skein worsted weight yarn of your choice, I used Lion Brand Vanna’s Choice.

J (6.0 mm) hook.

Measuring tape.

Tapestry needle.


Gauge: first 3 rounds = 3.75” diameter.

1: Starting with a Magic Circle, ch2, 12dc in circle, join. (12 dc)
2: Ch2, 2dc in each st around, join. (24 dc)
3: Ch1, sc in first st, 2sc in next, *sc in next st, 2sc in next, repeat from * around, join. (36 sc now and throughout.)
If you would like to make a larger Pot Cover, continue to work increase rounds until you reach your desired circumference before moving on to Round 4.
4: Ch16, working in the back bump, sc in the 2nd chain and across, slst to BLO of same st as ch16, (use the photo tutorials below). (15 sc now and throughout)
5: Slst in BLO of next st, turn, sk 2 slst, sc in BLO across.
6: Ch1, turn, sc in BLO across, slst in BLO to next st in Cover.
Repeat 5 and 6 around entire Cover.
To join the two sides of the ribbing together, slst in the BLO of each side all the way across. Fasten of and weave in all ends.

Tell me in the comments what you would use your cover for!

And make sure to check out the other free Basket patterns I have.

Julie Basket and Pot Cover Crochet Pattern.
Alex Basket and Pot Cover Crochet Pattern.

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