These crochet heart nesting baskets are a great project to make with this free crochet pattern!
I love accenting them around my home to use for treats, loose change, accessories, jewelry, crochet supplies and more!
The baskets are worked up by making two halves of the heart first then stitching them together. The baskets use 2 strands together to make them nice and sturdy and are finished off with the crab stitch to give a nice detail to the top! They are great to put small items, use as a storage basket, gift basket and a great way to decorate your home! Makes a great gift!
This is a perfect gift for Mother’s Day, Valentine’s day and any occasion. This is a great crochet project any time of year!
They look great in the kitchen, living room and are fun to make in different colors. I used a solid color but am thinking of variegated yarn next!
These crochet hearts nesting baskets are written in 3 different sizes:
small basket- 3″ at widest point X 1.5″ tall
Medium basket: 4.5″ at widest point X 1 3/4″ tall
Large basket: 6.5″ at widest point X 2″ tall
The width is measured at the hearts widest measurement across.
Enjoy the written pattern which also includes a video tutorial!
Crochet Heart Nesting Baskets
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– H hook, 5.00 mm crochet hook
– Medium weight cotton yarn (yarn size 4), I used 100% mercerized cotton yarn in pink, you can also use acrylic yarn if you would like. I think cotton is the best choice for this project because the basket will take on its shape better. Fun to make in additional colors!
– Blunt needle
Basket is made using 2 strands held together. This helps the basket to be sturdier than using 1 strand.
Waistcoat stitch, aka split single crochet (splsc): Instead of doing a sc as normal you will work in the middle of the V part from the previous row and sc. This creates a knit style look.
Crab stitch, aka reverse single crochet: Instead of crocheting from right to left as you normally would, work from left to right, inserting your hook in the stitch directly behind it and working a single crochet.
sc- single crochet
hdc- half double crochet
dc- double crochet
sl st- slip stitch
Halves of heart (make 2)
Row 1: Sc in the 2nd ch from the hk, sc next 2 sts, hdc, 6 dc in end st, work back down other side of foundation chain. Hdc, sc in last 3 sts, sl st to join (14). Fasten off and weave in ends.
Stitch heart together:
Cut a long piece of yarn (1 strand). With blunt needle whip stitch the front loop of the left heart and back loop of the right heart together starting at the bottom of the heart and working your way up 5 sts. Push needle through to the back of the heart and keep stitching on the way back down to secure. Fasten off, weave in ends (18).
***continue with round 4 for small, 3″ wide X 1 1/2″ tall basket***
Round 2: Pick up a stitch at the first st on the bottom of the heart and ch 1. Sc next 5 sts, 2 hdc in next st, 4 dc in next st, 2 hdc in next st, sc next 2 sts, 2 hdc in next st, 4 dc in next st, 2 hdc in next st, sc in last 5 sts, sl st to join (28).
***continue with round 4 for medium, 4.5″ wide X 1 3/4″ tall basket***
Round 3 (large basket size, 6.5″ wide X 2″ tall size) : Ch 1, sc next 7 sts, 2 hdc in next 2 sts, 4 dc in next st, 2 hdc in next 2 sts, sc next 4 sts, 2 hdc in next 2 sts, 4 dc in next st, 2 hdc in next 2 sts, sc last 7 sts, sl st to join (42).
Round 4: Ch 1, sc in the third loop only in each st around, sl st to join (42).
Round 5: Ch 1, sc in each st around (42).
Rounds 6-7: Ch 1, work the waistcoat stitch in each st around, sl st to join (42).
Round 8: Work the crab stitch, aka the reverse sc stitch in each st around, sl st to join. Fasten off, weave in ends.