Soothing Sands Granny Square Basket Pattern

The Soothing Sands Granny Square Basket is a simple crochet basket pattern versatile enough to be useful all year round for storage or as a gift.

Looking for a simple crochet basket to work up? Look no further than the Soothing Sands Granny Square Basket. The versatility of granny squares are just one of the many reasons we can’t get enough of them, right?

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From a crochet blanket with squares to one with granny hexagons to crochet pouch, there is a use for every granny square you make! This time, I’ll be showing you how to make a crochet granny square basket using some of that “don’t know why I bought it” yarn in your stash.

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The Soothing Sands Granny Square Basket is a simple crochet basket pattern versatile enough to be useful all year round for storage or as a gift.

About this granny square basket.

I love experimenting with different materials for crocheting. A few years back, I bought polyester cord aka bag yarn, as a substitute for cotton for a bag design. It worked out well. However, I find it a bit tough to work with as I prefer yarns in the DK range. During a spring cleaning, I decided it was time to make use of the 2 spools.

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The two spools of bag yarn I used

Enter the Soothing Sands Granny Square Basket. This was the perfect solution for these spools because I’m always making granny squares and get tired of carrying them around in paper bags. Secondly, the materials are perfect as they made a really firm crochet basket.

This granny square basket is named after the beautiful shades of the polyester cord. One is a nice cream colour while the other is a lovely beige with specs of gold embedded in it. Both bring to mind lovely sandy beaches at sunset and thus the Soothing Sands Basket was born.

The Soothing Sands Granny Square Basket is a simple crochet basket pattern versatile enough to be useful all year round for storage or as a gift.

Soothing Sands Basket Pattern

Skill Level: Advanced Beginner

Materials:

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  • 5.5 mm crochet hook
  • I used Polyester cord (Bag yarn) in 2 colour, cream and speckled beige. You can however, use worsted weight cotton yarn as an alternative
  • Scissors
  • Darning needle

Stitches and terms used:

  • Ch= chain
  • Sl st= slip stitch
  • Sc= single crochet
  • Dc= double crochet
  • Sc2tog= single crochet two together
  • Blo= back loop only
  • Rnd= round

Gauge: Using bag yarn and 5.5 mm crochet hook, 13 stitches and 6 rows= 4 inches in double crochet

Finished measurements: The Soothing Sands Basket measures approximately 6.5 inches length and width with 8 inches height

Notes:

Instructions:

This granny square basket is made using 2 granny square types:

a.) Bottom piece- First off, start with the bottom piece. Make 5 rounds of the solid granny square. I used the speckled beige for this.

b.) Side Pieces- Next, Make 4 pieces of the diamond granny square alternating between cream and speckled beige yarn.

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Joining the granny square basket pieces:

  • First off, lay out your crochet granny squares as shown in the picture below then use sc in blo to join the bottom piece to the side pieces. Fasten off.
Join in back loop only
Sc around the bottom
Join the sides
  • Second, sc the sides together as well still in blo. You’ll now have a granny square basket. But we still need to spruce it up a bit.
Soothing sands basket
  • Thirdly, you’re going to be working on making the handle. But first, hold the granny square with one of the diamond granny square sides facing you. From here, you’ll see two corners on the right and the left.
  1. Join yarn to the 3rd corner dc on your right. In blo, sc in each st across with sc2tog in the corners. Join to first st with a sl st [88 sc]
where to join
Corner- single crochet two together
  1. For the next round, sc in each st across. [88 sc]
  2. Ch 1 (counts as 1 sc), sc in next st. Ch 16 and skip the next 16 sts, sc in next 28 st, Ch 16 and skip the next 16 sts, sc in next 26 sts. Join to the first st with sl st.
Crochet basket handle
  1. Next, we’re going to fill up the handle chains. So ch 1 (still counts as 1 sc) and sc in each st across working 16 chains in the ch-16 space from the previous round
Granny square basket handle
  1. For the fifth round, work sc in each st across. {88}
  2. The last round ties the basket together. Work sl sts in blo in each st across. Fasten off and weave in your ends.
The Soothing Sands Granny Square Basket is a simple crochet basket pattern versatile enough to be useful all year round for storage or as a gift.

I really hope you enjoyed this crochet granny square basket pattern!  I can’t wait to see the baskets you work up so please don’t forget to tag @morines_shop on Instagram. If you have any questions, comments and/or feedback about this pattern, please let me know in the comments below.

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