In this blog post, I have a gorgeous project to share with you that will help keep your home tidy and your rooms organised. These cute crochet nesting baskets also make great gifts either by themselves or filled with treats as a hamper!
You could customise the colours so they match your home or the person you are making them for and fill them with all kinds of goodies depending what the recipient loves. These nesting baskets would also make a gorgeous baby shower gift either containing self care gifts for mum or baby bits ready for a new arrival.
Personally, I would love to receive something handmade like this filled with goodies. My baskets are filled with various things around the home, from holding my Beauty essentials, to my crochet hooks. You could use one as a super pretty plant pot, organise the kids toys or keep together all of your baby items in a nursery. Keep reading as I have a bonus video and more inspiration further down.
what will I learn?
As part of this blog post, there is a written pattern available you can find the link further down. Please note this isn’t my design, this was originally a collaboration however I have a video tutorial to help guide you step by step. In addition to showing you how crochet the nesting basket step by step, I’ll be walking you through the written pattern, so if you want to improve your pattern reading skills this is perfect for you!
tools & materials
The yarn I used for this project is Lily Sugar ‘n Cream in the shade Potpourri. I love the quality of this yarn, especially the Pink, Purple and Teal flecks of colour. These baskets are created using 2 strands of yarn together, which creates a much sturdier basket.
terms & abbreviations
- Chain(s): ch(s): Yarn over, then pull through.
- Slip Stitch(s): ss: Insert hook, yarn over, then pull through stitch and loop on hook.
- Double Crochet(s): dc(s): Insert hook into stitch, yarn over, pull up a loop, you will have two loops on the hook. Finally, Yarn over and then pull through remaining two loops.
Unsure of the differences between UK and US terms? Need a refresher on how to do your stitches? In my ‘How to crochet: A handy reference guide’ EBook I help you with all of these terms and you can always have them to hand! You will also get exclusive access to free video instructions. You can find my EBook HERE.
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- Skill Level: Beginner
- Gauge: 12 sc and 13 rows = 4″ [10 cm] with 2 strands of yarn worked together.
- You will find a small, medium and large option to create as part of the pattern.
- Written in US terms, however in the video I will be working in UK terms. It’s really handy to get to grips with both sets of terms as it can help you out a lot in the future.
- Join all rnds with sl st to first sc.
nesting baskets pattern
Access the FREE written pattern for these Crochet Nesting Baskets HERE. I would highly recommend that you download and print out the pattern in order to follow along with the video to help improve your pattern reading skills.
Please see below the time stamps to help you find the different parts of the pattern in the video:
Preparing yarn 3:22 | Foundation: 4:38 | Rd1: 5:44 | Rd2: 7:44 | Rd3: 9:36 | Rd4: 11.37 | Rd5: 13:59 | Rd6: 15:48 | Rd7: 17:44 | Rd8: 19:59 | Last rd: 20:51
oval nesting basket pattern
Are you obsessed with crocheting nesting baskets? If like me you can’t get enough of these versatile baskets I have another design for you to try. Below is a video tutorial to make an oval basket which would make a perfect giftable hamper or storage for larger items around the home.
ideas to fill your nesting baskets
If you loved this project, maybe you’re now looking for other crochet projects to fill your basket with and give as a gift! Why not try making our crochet face scrubbies, wash cloth and a scrunchie to make the ultimate self care hamper? See below for lots of crochet gift ideas below for you to explore.
These face scrubbies are made of a beautiful cotton yarn and super simple to make. A great luxury self care item thats gentle on the face to add to your baskets if gifting a hamper of self care goodies.
Another great addition to your self care hamper would be these lovely eco wash cloths. They are a great beginner make once again and there’s a step by step video tutorial to help you long the way.
Hair scrunchies are a lovely gift to add to a self care package for a friend or family member. Customise them to the colours they love and add a touch of luxury by using a velvet yarn.
To complete your handmade hamper, why not make this super adorable sleep mask? This will introduce cross stitch into your crochet skill set if you haven’t tried it before and makes the perfect self care gift yo yourself or someone else.
more crochet homeware
Crazy about crochet homeware? If you love the idea of crochet storage around the home, check out the ‘You can Crochet with Bella Coco’ book which features a pencil case pattern and a pattern to create another type of basket.
quick and easy crochet gifts
Do you love crocheting to give? If so I have so many quick and easy crochet gift ideas or a way to embellish your finished baskets? Check out our Crochet Hearts blog where we take you through more gift inspiration and also how to crochet hearts to embellish your finished crochet projects. They’re a great stash buster too if you’ve got any of that gorgeous Sugar ‘n Cream yarn left!