Crochet box with lid free pattern

crochet box with lid

crochet box with lid

It looks more like a vase because I made it so tall. But it is a square base and once I play with the pattern some more, I’ll post a picture and pattern for a bigger and better proportioned box.

I finally found a free pattern for a crochet box, but it wasn’t very well written in the crucial points, like decreasing! I’ve messed with it a bit and here is what I consider a better pattern.

The purpose of this crochet box is to keep Aunt Flow’s monthly luggage in the bathroom while being discreet. That’s why the box is so tall, the pattern only offered a small base so I made it taller so I could stack pads in it.

Crochet Box
#7 crochet hook

Make the sc in the back loop only for the whole pattern.

box base
Ch 2, 4 sc in 2nd ch from hook
Rnd 1: 3 sc in each sc around (12 sc)
Rnd 2: sc in next sc, (3 sc in next sc, sc in next 2 sc)3 times. 3 sc in next sc, sc in next sc (20 sc)
Rnd 3: sc in next 2 sc, (3 sc in next sc, sc in next 4 sc)3 times. 3 sc in next sc, sc in next 2 sc (28 sc)
Rnd 4: sc in next 3 sc, (3 sc in next sc, sc in next 6 sc)3 times. 3 sc in next sc, sc in next 3 sc (36 sc)
Rnd 5: sc in next 4 sc, (3 sc in next sc, sc in next 8 sc)3 times. 3 sc in next sc, sc in next 4 sc (44 sc)
Rnd 6: sc in next 5 sc, (3 sc in next sc, sc in next 10 sc)3 times. 3 sc in next sc, sc in next 5 sc (52 sc)
Rnd 7: sc in next 6 sc, (3 sc in next sc, sc in next 12 sc)3 times. 3 sc in next sc, sc in next 6 sc (56 sc)
Rnd 8 decrease: sc in next 7 sc, skip one sc, (sc in next 13, skip one sc)3 times. sc in next 13 sc. (52 sc)

box sides
sc in each sc until your box is as tall as you’d like it (probably the same height as the base, or shorter for trinkets.)
When you come to the end of the box, sl st in next 4 sc, weave in end.

Crochet Box Lid
make 2 alike
Ch 2, 4 sc in 2nd ch from hook
Rnd 1: 3 sc in each sc around (12 sc)
Rnd 2: sc in next sc, (3 sc in next sc, sc in next 2 sc)3 times. 3 sc in next sc, sc in next sc (20 sc)
Rnd 3: sc in next 2 sc, (3 sc in next sc, sc in next 4 sc)3 times. 3 sc in next sc, sc in next 2 sc (28 sc)
Rnd 4: sc in next 3 sc, (3 sc in next sc, sc in next 6 sc)3 times. 3 sc in next sc, sc in next 3 sc (36 sc)
Rnd 5: sc in next 4 sc, (3 sc in next sc, sc in next 8 sc)3 times. 3 sc in next sc, sc in next 4 sc (44 sc)
Rnd 6: sc in next 5 sc, (3 sc in next sc, sc in next 10 sc)3 times. 3 sc in next sc, sc in next 5 sc (52 sc)
Rnd 7: sc in next 6 sc, (3 sc in next sc, sc in next 12 sc)3 times. 3 sc in next sc, sc in next 6 sc (56 sc)
Rnd 8: sc in next 7 sc, (3 sc in next sc, sc in next 14 sc)3 times. 3 sc in next sc, sc in next 11 sc, sl st in next 4 sc. Weave in ends (60 sc)

Sew both pieces together. You would think sc’ing them together would be the obvious way to go but it doesn’t look good. Sewing them together is nicer.

Putting the two squares together gives them a nice little teapot lid looking lift.

Lid bobble handle
Not knowing how to do this properly, I went with what I knew.
Ch 3, then sc in ea ch starting from 2nd chain from hook.
(ch 1, sc in each sc, turn)7 times. Sew to top of lid.

NOTE: This pattern does not do well if you replace the sc with hdc or dc.

Here’s the original pattern I drew on for inspiration http://www.crochetspot.com/free-crochet-pattern-box/

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3 responses

    • I taught myself to crochet but my mom had to teach me how to knit. With a good youtube video I’m sure you could learn to crochet in an afternoon. There are only 5 basic “stitches” as it were, the chain, single crochet, half double crochet, double crochet and slip stitch. There’s a treble crochet but I’d leave that til later. You can do it!

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