Crochet square basket free pattern

I turned a whack of leftover scrapbook paper from the last project I was working on into 2×2 inch squares, so I needed a box to keep them in. I also wanted to use some yarn from my stepmother who scrapbooked as well. In fact, I got her started. In the bags of yarn of hers that my father had given me was a crocheted coaster, but very badly made. I undid it and this is the yarn I wanted to incorporate into my scrap box so we can always scrapbook together her and I.

square crochet basket

square crochet basket

Crochet Box
#7 crochet hook

You will be alternating between sc in back loop only and sc in both loops throughout the pattern. If this bothers you, don’t bother! Pick one and crochet with it.

Box Base
This is done in back loops only
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 nect sc, sc in next 12 sc)3 times. 3 sc in next sc, sc in next 15 sc (60 sc)

Box Sides
Done in the round, no joining.
Rnd 1: sc in back loop of ea sc around.
Rnds 2-3: sc through both loops around.
Rnds 4-9: sc through back loops only around.
Rnd 10 Handles: sc through back loops. Sc first side of box (1/4 of the round). Sc in first 5 sc, ch 5, skip 5 sc, sc in next 5 sc. Sc third side of box. Sc in first 5 sc, ch 5, skip next 5 sc, sc in next 5 sc.
Rnds 11-12: Sc through both loops, including 5 sc in chains for handles. When you reach the end, sl st 4 sts. Weave in ends.

NOTE: This square basket is the right size to cover an empty 1L milk carton

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