Crochet Jute Basket Pattern

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Crochet Jute Basket
My dad is impossible to buy for.  He has everything.  Seriously. He’s always gracious but he’s just not the type of person with a lot of wants in life which can really make gift giving a challenge.  This year I decided to design a crochet jute basket pattern.  Super easy and so fun.I filled it with 2 movies, some microwave popcorn and two mini bottles of wine.  I’ll be honest… the mini wine bottles came in a 4 pack.. two of them MIGHT have accidentally on purpose been consumed by a certain crocheter.  Gulp.  Well.. you know what they say… give what you love.  And I do love this crochet jute basket.

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Crochet Jute Basket

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After an enjoyable time with the popcorn, movies and wine, this basket now holds a box of facial tissues and resides in my parent’s office.  Gotta love a gift that continues to be used! This crochet jute basket is so easy and very fun to make!  Let’s dive In!

Crochet Jute Basket

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Crochet Jute Basket Pattern

Here is what you will need:

Resources and tutorials you may find helpful in following this pattern: Crochet AbbreviationsUS to UK Crochet Conversion Chart.  Find links to stitches on the “Tutorial” menu: Getting Started will show basic stitches used in many patterns and Crochet Stitch Dictionary shows our growing collection of crochet stitch tutorials.

Finished jute basket is 11.5” long x 7” wide x 4” tall. (Note that this includes about 1.5” of the white “cuff”, so if the white part was extended, the side would be 5.5” tall.)

Jute Basket

Note:  Basket uses 2 strands each of worsted weight cotton yarn and Natural Jute twine.  The Jute twine was purchased at Hobby Lobby.  Two strands are held together in this project. I used 2 balls of each for convenience sake, however you could use only one ball and wind it into two smaller balls for this project.

Crochet Jute Basket

You can adjust this to any size rectangle or square you want.  This is about the size of an oblong facial tissue box.

With the P hook and 2 strands of Jute twine, ch 13

R1:  sc in 2nd ch and across, ch 1 and turn (12 st)

R2-7:  sc across, ch 1 and turn (12 st).

This completes the bottom of the basket. Now get ready for basket wrangling!  Next, we’ll single crochet around the rectangle and make the rows going up the basket.  The basket is fairly bendy and you feel like you’re wrestling with it a little.  You might have to encourage it to bend or not bend this way or that and to make the corners somewhat corner like.  It gets easier the further up you go and once you do the trim at the top it stays in place pretty nicely.  

R8:  sc around, working 7 sc on each short edge and 12 sc on each long edge.  Start to form the sides, encouraging them to bend up and bend around the corners the best you can as you go along.  Sl st to the 1st sc in this row. (38 st)

R9-14:  ch1, sc around, sl st to 1st st (38 st). Fasten off the Jute twine and say goodbye to that plastic size P hook!

You now should have a crochet jute basket that looks like this:

Crochet Jute Basket

Now you will use 2 strands of cotton yarn and the smaller,  I9/5.5 mm crochet hook.  Since you will end up flipping this down over the basket and you want the finished edge to be on the right side, flip your work around so you are working with the inside of the basket facing you.

Attach the cotton yarn to any stitch on the short side and ch 1.

R15:  2sc in ea stitch around, sl st to 1st sc. (76 st)

R16-19:  ch 1, sc in ea st around.  (76 st)

Crochet Jute Basket

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    1. Hi Rachel, I forgot to take measurements before gifting to my dad. Oops. But I used my facial tissue box as a template (and it turns out that is what he is storing in the basket). My best guess is that it is about 9.5 inches long by 5.5 inches wide and about 4.5 inches tall. When I go over there next, I will measure it and get you exact measurements of the finished basket.

  1. When I added up the stitches, 7 for the short sides, and 12 for the long sides, I come up with 38 stitches, am I missing a step? Your instructions say I should have 48. Thanks for he help

    1. Well that’s embarrassing. Yes, it should 38. I corrected the pattern. It was wrong in my handwritten notes (wrote the numbers down in a line just like you do in 3rd grade and apparently my 3rd grade, no calculator, skills were rustier than I thought) Sorry about that!

  2. I so appreciate your sharing your time and ideas. Being on a fixed income has made gift giving extremly dificult. So things like this make my life so much esier. THANK YOU

  3. I so appreciate your sharing your time and ideas. Being on a fixed income has made gift giving extremly dificult. So things like this make my life so much esier. THANK YOU. I wanted to send thanks to you personaly because I had posted someting like this on another post so when I tried to send this to you it wouldn’t let me do it. Hopefully adding this it will let it post it now

  4. Hi Miss Cheryl:
    I just wanted to tell you how much I enjoy receiving your emails. For me, it feels like sitting down with a crocheting bestie each day, drinking coffee & having a gab session. Your emails are a pleasure & I look forward to seeing them in my inbox. I am disabled & living on a very small fixed income…, your free patterns are a blessing which I greatly appreciate. Thank you for sharing them with us each week….Loving this Jute basket, also!!
    I just finished reading through the Flat Braid Join tutorial. Your instructions are so clear & well explained!! Thank you for sharing them with all of us.
    And thank you for your blog! As I said, it is a pleasure to read the posts.
    Blessings to you & yours! Wishing you a happy Easter……

    1. Aww.. thank you so much, Deb! You made my day! It’s nice to know there are people like you reading what I write and getting some joy from it. Thank you for leaving such a sweet comment!

  5. Do you use all of the jute from two rolls for one basket? I have two 200ft rolls. Noticed your roll was 243ft. Thank you!

  6. I must be doing something wrong, but can’t figure what! After 7 rows my basket is nowhere near 9 or 11 inches long. I am using P hook and 2 strands of jute, same as picture. Help!

    1. We all work with different tension and so sometimes our end result is different. For this pattern, it’s a little more challenging to go up or down in hook size because the larger hook sizes vary a lot. You might try playing with the starting chain to make yours slightly bigger.