These simple single-crochet baskets are useful in the kitchen, the bathroom, by the bedside, and on the sailboat (after all, they’re unbreakable!) One of our crocheters even used her small basket to hold her skein of yarn while she made the next one (clever girl). There’s no end to the uses you’ll find. And they make great gifts, too.
Hemp 3-piece set (small tall + extra large + small placemat): 4 skeins HempForKnitting AllHemp6 (165 yds/150m each);
Cotton 3-piece set (small short + medium with lid + large): 3 skeins Rowan Handknit Cotton (93 yds/85m each);
Or an equivalent dk-weight cotton or hemp yarn as follows:
Small short (3”/7.5cm across x 41⁄2”/11.5cm tall): approx. 80yds/73m.
Small tall (3”/7.5cm across x 71⁄2”/19cm tall): approx. 120 yds/110m.
Medium (33⁄4”/9.5cm across x 2”/5cm tall): approx. 52 yds/48m.
Medium lid (4”/10cm across x 3⁄4”/2cm deep): approx. 38 yds/35m.
Large (5”/13cm across x 3”/7.5cm tall): approx. 102 yds/93m.
Extra large (8”/20cm across x 6”/15cm tall): approx. 350 yds/320m.
Small placemat (9”/23cm across): approx. 110 yds/101m.
Of course, you can make any size you like—just adjust yarn quantities accordingly.