This round Fold-over Crochet Storage Basket or cache pot is great for storing items in the bathroom or bedroom. Its soft, floppy style also lends itself well to holding baby toys, pet supplies and more. Since the only stitches you’ll need to know how to do is a single crochet and a backwards single crochet, this is an easy project for a beginner.

CROCHET STORAGE BASKET PROJECT SUPPLIES

Finished size: 7″ tall (8-1/2″ with fold extended) x 8″ round

Crochet Storage Basket Pattern

CROCHET STORAGE BASKET BOTTOM

Row 1: With buff, chain 6; slip stitch into the first stitch. Chain 1 (or use a  magic circle)

Row 2: 12 single crochet into the ring formed by the chain 6 (or the magic circle), slip stitch into first stitch, mark the round with a row marker; chain 1. Pull the yarn tightly to close up the hole.

Row 3: one single crochet in each stitch; slip stitch into first stitch, mark the round with a row marker; chain 1

Row 4: increase row – two single crochet in each stitch; slip stitch into first stitch, mark the round with a row marker; chain 1

Row 5: one single crochet in each stitch; slip stitch into first stitch, mark the round with a row marker; chain 1

Row 6: increase – one single crochet in the first stitch, two single crochet in the second stitch; repeat the pattern; slip stitch into first stitch, mark the round with a row marker; chain 1

Row 7: single crochet in each stitch; slip stitch into first stitch, mark the round with a row marker; chain 1

Row 8: increase row – one single crochet in each of the next two stitches, then two single crochet in the third stitch. Repeat the pattern; slip stitch into first stitch, mark the round with a row marker; chain 1

Row 9: one single crochet in each stitch; slip stitch into first stitch, mark the round with a row marker; chain 1

Row 10: single crochet in the first 3 stitches, then two single crochets in the next stitch. Continue the pattern; slip stitch into first stitch, mark the round with a row marker; chain 1

Row 11: single crochet in each stitch; slip stitch into first stitch, mark the round with a row marker; chain 1

Row 12: in back loop only, single crochet in each stitch; slip stitch into first stitch, mark the round with a row marker; chain 1

Free crochet pattern - fold over basket or cache pot

CROCHET STORAGE BASKET SIDES

Single crochet the sides in the following pattern using a slip stitch and chain on all rounds:  3 buff, 1 purple, 1 buff, 1 purple, 1 buff, 1 purple, 1 buff, 3 purple, 1 buff, 1 purple, 1 buff, 1 purple,  1 buff, 1 purple, then 4 buff running the yarn up the inside of the basket at each row – be sure the carried yarn is taught, but not too tight(or use any color pattern you like for 22 rounds)

1 sc row of buff IN THE BACK LOOP ONLY (round 23) – slip stitch in the first chain of the last row, chain 1 and turn your project.

CROCHET STORAGE BASKET FOLD OVER TOP

For the fold over you’ll be working on from the inside of the basket so that when the fold is turned over, the right side of your stitching will show. Complete 3 rows of single crochet (slip stitch and chain 1 at the end of each round).

Crochet Storage Basket Pattern: Free and Easy

FINISHING

Complete the piece with a crab stitch (aka reverse single crochet – a video tutorial is below) in buff in each single crochet. Slip stitch in first stitch and tie off. Weave in your ends and clip any extra. Use & enjoy!

Technically this crochet storage basket is washable; however, in doing so, you’ll lose some of the stiffness that keeps in erect and the yarn will lose it’s freshness and look more felted.

Crab Stitch

A simple stitch that’s perfect for finishing off any project. Also called a backwards single crochet.

Free crochet pattern - fold over basket or cache pot

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