So you want to make a crochet basket for an Ikea Expedit cubby?

Turqua crochet basket for Ikea Expedit
A turqua crochet basket

Materials:

2 seven-ounce skeins of Red Heart Super Saver yarn in any solid color (I used Red Heart Super Saver turqua for the basket pictured).

6.5 mm hook

Special techniques, stitches, and notes:

When working into the beginning chain, this pattern calls for you to work into the first “bump” on the backside of the chain just made; do not skip any stitches.

This pattern is worked in continuous rounds using two strands of worsted weight yarn.

I find it very helpful to mark the first stitch of each round.

Corner decrease for rounds 19, 24, 29, and 34: sc dec over next 2 sts, sc in next st, sc dec over next 2 sts

Let’s get started!

With two strands and a 6.5 mm hook, chain 7.

Round 1: Pull up a loop and work 4 sc into the first bump on the wrong side of the chain made, sc into the each of the next 5 bumps, 4 sc in the last bump/chain. This will tend to turn the piece clockwise and you will continue and work a sc through both loops each of the next 5 sts on the opposite side of the chain. (18 sc) Do not join.

Round 2: 3 sc in next st (first corner made), sc in next 2 sts, 3 sc in next st, sc in next 5 sts, 3 sc in next st, sc in next 2 sts, 3 sc in next st, sc in next 5 sts. (26 sts)

For rounds 3 through 18, the increases will be worked in the 2nd of the 3sc corner increase of the previous round.

Round 3: sc in next st, 3 sc in next st, sc in next 4 sts, 3sc in next st, sc in next 7sts, 3 sc in next st, sc in next 4 sts, 3sc in next st, sc in next 6 sts. (34 sc)

Round 4: sc in next 2 sts, 3 sc in next st, sc in next 6 sts, 3sc in next st, sc in next 9sts, 3 sc in next st, sc in next 6 sts, 3sc in next st, sc in next 7 sts. (42 sc)

Round 5: sc in next 3 sts, 3 sc in next st, sc in next 8 sts, 3sc in next st, sc in next 11sts, 3 sc in next st, sc in next 6 sts, 3sc in next st, sc in next 8 sts. (50 sc)

Round 6: sc in next 4 sts, 3 sc in next st, sc in next 10 sts, 3sc in next st, sc in next 13 sts, 3 sc in next st, sc in next 8 sts, 3sc in next st, sc in next 9 sts. (58 sc)

Round 7: sc in next 5 sts, 3 sc in next st, sc in next 12 sts, 3sc in next st, sc in next 15 sts, 3 sc in next st, sc in next 12 sts, 3sc in next st, sc in next 10 sts. (66 sc)

Round 8: sc in next 6 sts, 3 sc in next st, sc in next 14 sts, 3sc in next st, sc in next 17 sts, 3 sc in next st, sc in next 14 sts, 3sc in next st, sc in next 11 sts. (74 sc)

Round 9: sc in next 7 sts, 3 sc in next st, sc in next 16 sts, 3sc in next st, sc in next 19 sts, 3 sc in next st, sc in next 16 sts, 3sc in next st, sc in next 12 sts. (82 sc)

Round 10: sc in next 8 sts, 3 sc in next st, sc in next 18 sts, 3sc in next st, sc in next 21 sts, 3 sc in next st, sc in next 18 sts, 3sc in next st, sc in next 13 sts. (90 sc)

Round 11: sc in next 9 sts, 3 sc in next st, sc in next 20 sts, 3sc in next st, sc in next 23 sts, 3 sc in next st, sc in next 20 sts, 3sc in next st, sc in next 14 sts. (98 sc)

Round 12: sc in next 10 sts, 3 sc in next st, sc in next 22 sts, 3sc in next st, sc in next 25 sts, 3 sc in next st, sc in next 22 sts, 3sc in next st, sc in next 15 sts. (106 sc)

Round 13: sc in next 11 sts, 3 sc in next st, sc in next 24 sts, 3sc in next st, sc in next 27 sts, 3 sc in next st, sc in next 24 sts, 3sc in next st, sc in next 16 sts. (114 sc)

Round 14: sc in next 12 sts, 3 sc in next st, sc in next 26 sts, 3sc in next st, sc in next 29 sts, 3 sc in next st, sc in next 26 sts, 3sc in next st, sc in next 17 sts. (122 sc)

Round 15: sc in next 13 sts, 3 sc in next st, sc in next 28 sts, 3sc in next st, sc in next 31 sts, 3 sc in next st, sc in next 28 sts, 3sc in next st, sc in next 18 sts. (130 sc)

Round 16: sc in next 14 sts, 3 sc in next st, sc in next 30 sts, 3sc in next st, sc in next 33 sts, 3 sc in next st, sc in next 30 sts, 3sc in next st, sc in next 19 sts. (138 sc)

Round 17: sc in next 15 sts, 3 sc in next st, sc in next 32 sts, 3sc in next st, sc in next 35 sts, 3 sc in next st, sc in next 32 sts, 3sc in next st, sc in next 20 sts. (146 sc)

Round 18: sc in next 16 sts, 3 sc in next st, sc in next 34 sts, 3sc in next st, sc in next 37 sts, 3 sc in next st, sc in next 34 sts, 3sc in next st, sc in next 21 sts. (154 sc)

Now the decreases begin:

Round 19: sc in next 15 sts, corner decrease, sc in next 32 sts, corner decrease, sc in next 35 sts, corner decrease, sc in next 32 sc, corner decrease sc in next 20 sts. (146 sc)

Rounds 20 — 23: sc in each st around. (146 sc)

Round 24: sc in next 14 sts, corner decrease, sc in next 30 sts, corner decrease, sc in next 33 sts, corner decrease, sc in next 30 sc,corner decrease sc in next 19 sts. (138 sc)

Rounds 25 — 28: sc in each st around. (138 sc)

Round 29: sc in next 13 sts, corner decrease, sc in next 28 sts, corner decrease, sc in next 31 sts, corner decrease, sc in next 28 sc,corner decrease sc in next 18 sts. (130 sc)

Rounds 30 — 33: sc in each st around. (130 sc)

Round 34:sc in next 12 sts, corner decrease, sc in next 26 sts, corner decrease, sc in next 29 sts, corner decrease, sc in next 26 sc,corner decrease sc in next 17 sts. (122 sc)

Rounds 35 — 38: sc in each st around. (122 sc)

Round 39: slip st in each st around (122 sts). Fasten off.

Weave in and trim ends.

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