Pumpkin Basket—Free Crochet Pattern

I’m so excited to share my first Fall pattern with all of you—the Pumpkin Basket!

 

I don’t know about you, but I think these baskets are the perfect Fall decoration. Fall is my favorite season, so I love putting out decorations reminding me that cool weather is just around the corner!

This pattern is free (just keep scrolling!) but you can also buy the ad-free version on Etsy here. These PDF patterns are a big part of my small business. A big thank you to those of you who decide to purchase! 🙂

 pumpkin basket—free crochet pattern

As you can probably tell, these baskets are made using the Tapestry crochet technique. If you would like to review the basics of this technique, feel free to read this post. 

This pattern also uses a special tapestry crochet technique that will make the color changes sit right on top of each other, instead of slanting to the side. I wrote another post about this, which can be found here. 

pumpkin basket—free crochet pattern

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All right, now to the pattern!

Pumpkin Basket

By Desert Blossom Crafts

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Materials

  • Red Heart Super Saver Yarn (less than one skein of each color)
  • H Hook

Notes:

  • You must already know the basics of tapestry crochet to make this basket. To review the basics, read this blog post.
  • I carried the orange and tan colors throughout the entire basket using the typical tapestry crochet method.
  • I did NOT carry the green every round. I only carried it on each round I used it, and then fastened it off.
  • Bottom of basket will be made with the regular sc stitch. Body of basket will be made with the modified sc stitch (see special sts and this blog post)

Abbreviations/Stitches Used:

Chain – ch

Single crochet – sc

Repeat – rep

Each – ea

Skip – sk

Stitch(es) – st(s)

Back Loop – BL

Finished Measurements:

6.5″ in diameter

5.5″ tall

Special Stitch:

Modified Single Crochet:

Insert hook into BL of next st. YO, pull up a loop. YO backward (from right to left rather than left to right.) pull through last 2 loops on hook.

For more details on this stitch, visit this blog post

Instructions:

Bottom of Basket

Ch 2.

Rnd 1: 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook.

Rnd 2: 2 sc in each st around. (12 sc)

Rnd 3: *Sc in next st, 2 sc in next st. Rep from * around (18 sc)

Rnd 4: *Sc in next 2 sts, 2 sc in next st. Rep from * around. (24 sc)

Rnd 5: *Sc in next 3 sts, 2 sc in next st. Rep from * around. (30 sc)

Rnd 6: *Sc in next 4 sts, 2 sc in next st. Rep from * around. (36 sc)

Rnd 7: *Sc in next 5 sts, 2 sc in next st. Rep from * around. (42 sc)

Rnd 8: *Sc in next 6 sts, 2 sc in next st. Rep from * around. (48 sc)

Rnd 9: *Sc in next 7 sts, 2 sc in next st. Rep from * around. (54 sc)

Rnd 10: *Sc in next 8 sts, 2 sc in next st. Rep from * around. (60 sc)

Rnd 11: *Sc in next 9 sts, 2 sc in next st. Rep from * around. (66 sc)

Rnd 12: *Sc in next 10 sts, 2 sc in next st. Rep from * around. (72 sc) JOIN with sl st to first sc.

Top of Basket

Rnd 1: Ch 1 (does not count as st) sc in BL of same st as sl st. Sc in the BL of ea sc around. Join with sl st to first sc.

NOTE: Rest of basket will be made using the modified sc.

Rnd 2-17: Using the modified sc, sc in same st as sl st. Sc in ea st around, changing colors as the chart shows below.

Notes on Chart:

  1. I have included 2 charts. The first one is the EXACT representation of the basket—with the exact amount of color changes. The second one is “oomed”in more, so you can easily see the color changes (and only 3 pattern repeats are shown instead of the total of 6.)
  2. Start at the bottom right corner. Because basket is worked in the round, you will work from right to left with every row.

Chart 1:

pumpkin basket—free crochet pattern

Chart 2 (close-up version)

pumpkin basket—free crochet pattern

Rnd 18: Still using modified sc stitch: Ch 1, sc in same st as sl st. Sc in next 15 sc. Ch 17, sk next 14 sc. Sc in next sc and in next 21 sc. Ch 17, sk next 14 sc. Sc in next sc and in next 6 sc. Join with sl st to first sc.

Rnd 19: Use regular sc now (not modifed). Ch 1, sc in same st as sl st and in next 15 sc. Sc in next 17 ch. Sc in next 22 sc. Sc in next 17 ch. Sc in remaining 6 sc. Join with sl st to first sc. Fasten off and weave in ends!

pumpkin basket—free crochet pattern

I hope you have enjoyed this pattern. If you have any questions at all, please don’t hesitate to email me, [email protected]

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Happy Crocheting!

— Rachel

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