Tapestry crochet basket/ Canasta en tapestry crochet

Find the phototutorial for this free pattern below all the written instructions
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FINISHED SIZE
11.8”/ 30 cm (width) x 6.7”/ 17 cm (height) x 11.8”/ 30 cm (depth)

GAUGE
14 sts x 12 rows= 4”/ 10 cm

MATERIALS
– 650 gr. of 3 mm macrame cord in dark red
– 30 mt of 4 mm macrame cord in red or similar color
– 3.5 mm crochet hook
– Stitch markers in two colors
– One 2.6” x 1.6” (6.5 x 4 cm) punched wooden tag

ABBREVIATIONS
– Rnd: round
– ch: chain
– st: stitch
– sl st: slip stitch
– sc: single crochet

STITCHES AND TECHNIQUES
– Slip stitch
– Single crochet (UK double crochet)
– Crab stitch: Also called reverse single crochet st. It’s sc worked from left to right. Insert the hook, front to back, in the next st to the right, yarn over and pull through the st, yarn over and draw through the two loops on the hook.
– Tapestry crochet with thick materials

BASKET
It’s crocheted in the round, in a spiral way and started from the base. With 3 mm cord ch 4.
Rnd 1: 3 sc in each ch around= 12 sts. Place a color A marker in the first st of the round and color B markers in each middle st of each 3 sc group made in each ch. You will relocate color A marker in the first st of each round and color B markers in the middle st every time you make 3 sc in one st. This will make it easier to count rounds and sts.
Rnd 2: From this round on you will start carrying the 4 mm cord. To add it just take it leaving a 2” strand which will be weaved in at the end. Don’t make knots.
Sc 1, (3 sc in next st, sc 2) rep ( ) 3 times, 3 sc in next st, sc 1= 20 sts.
Rnd 3: sc 2, (3 sc in next st, sc 4) rep ( ) 3 times, 3 sc in next st, sc 2= 28 sts
Rnd 4: sc 3, (3 sc in next st, sc 6) rep ( ) 3 times, 3 sc in next st, sc 3= 36 sts
Rnd 5: sc 4, (3 sc in next st, sc 8) rep ( ) 3 times, 3 sc in next st, sc 4= 44 sts
Rnd 6: sc 5, (3 sc in next st, sc 10) rep ( ) 3 times, 3 sc in next st, sc 5= 52 sts
Rnd 7: sc 6, (3 sc in next st, sc 12) rep ( ) 3 times, 3 sc in next st, sc 6= 60 sts
Rnd 8: sc 7, (3 sc in next st, sc 14) rep ( ) 3 times, 3 sc in next st, sc 7= 68 sts
Rnd 9: sc 8, (3 sc in next st, sc 16) rep ( ) 3 times, 3 sc in next st, sc 8= 76 sts
Rnd 10: sc 9, (3 sc in next st, sc 18) rep ( ) 3 times, 3 sc in next st, sc 9= 84 sts
Rnd 11: sc 10, (3 sc in next st, sc 20) rep ( ) 3 times, 3 sc in next st, sc 10= 92 sts
Rnd 12: sc 11, (3 sc in next st, sc 22) rep ( ) 3 times, 3 sc in next st, sc 11= 100 sts
Rnd 13: sc 12, (3 sc in next st, sc 24) rep ( ) 3 times, 3 sc in next st, sc 12= 108 sts
Rnd 14: sc 13, (3 sc in next st, sc 26) rep ( ) 3 times, 3 sc in next st, sc 13= 116 sts
Rnd 15: sc 14, (3 sc in next st, sc 28) rep ( ) 3 times, 3 sc in next st, sc 14= 124 sts
Rnd 16: sc 15, (3 sc in next st, sc 30) rep ( ) 3 times, 3 sc in next st, sc 15= 132 sts
Rnd 17: sc 16, (3 sc in next st, sc 32) rep ( ) 3 times, 3 sc in next st, sc 16= 140 sts
Rnd 18: sc 17, (3 sc in next st, sc 34) rep ( ) 3 times, 3 sc in next st, sc 17= 148 sts
Rnd 19: sc 18, (3 sc in next st, sc 36) rep ( ) 3 times, 3 sc in next st, sc 18= 156 sts
Remove B markers.
Rnd 20-26: Sc 156= 156 sts
Rnd 27: Sc 70, sc 16 on the red cord only, skip 16 sts of last round, sc 70= 156 sts
Rnd 28 and 29: Sc 156= 156 sts
Rnd 30: Repeat Rnd 27
Rnd 31-36: Sc 156= 156 sts
Rnd 37: Sc the necessary sts just to reach the next corner. Cut the red cord leaving a 2” strand.
Rnd 38: With the 3 mm cord only ch 1, 156 sts in crab stitch (relocate the marker in the first crab st, this is the new beginning of the round)
Sl st in the first st of the round. Fasten off.

FINISHING
Weave in and seal all ends.
Take a 7.9”/ 20 cm strand of 3 mm cord, fold it in half and pull the ends through the tag. Make a knot and seal.
Write the contents of the basket and tie the label around the handle.
The basket’s ready.

MEDIDAS FINALES
30 cm (ancho) x 17 cm (altura) x 30 cm (profundidad)

MUESTRA ORIENTATIVA
14 p. x 12 vtas.= 10 x 10 cm

MATERIALES
– 650 gr. de cordón de macramé de 3 mm rojo oscuro
– 30 m. de cordón de macramé de 4 mm rojo o en tono similar
– Ganchillo de 3.5 mm.
– Marcadores de dos colores distintos
– Una etiqueta de madera perforada de 6.5 cm x 4 cm

ABREVIATURAS
– vta: vuelta
– cad: cadena
– p: punto
– pd: punto deslizado
– mp: medio punto
– sig: siguiente

PUNTADAS Y TÉCNICAS
– Punto deslizado (punto raso)
– Medio punto (punto bajo)
– Punto cangrejo: Es mp. tejido de izq. a der. Por el frente de la labor, insertar el gancho en el p. sig. a la der., tomar lazada, pasar por el p., tomar otra lazada y cerrar.
– Tapestry crochet con materiales gruesos

CANASTA
Se teje en redondo, en espiral, comenzando por la base. Con el cordón de 3 mm hacer 4 cad.
Vta. 1: 3 mp. en cada cad= 12 mp. Colocar una marca color A en el primer p. de la vta. y marcas color B en cada p. central de cada grupo de 3 mp. tejidos en cada cad. de base.
Reubicar la marca color A en el primer p. de cada vta. y las marcas color B en el p. central cada vez que se hagan 3 mp. en un solo p.
Vta. 2: A partir de esta vta. se empieza a cargar el cordón de 4 mm. Para agregar el cordón sólo tomarlo dejando un tramo de 4 ó 5 cm. No hacer nudos.
1 mp, (3 mp. en el sig. p, 2 mp) rep. ( ) 3 veces, 3 mp. en el sig. p, 1 mp= 20 p.
Vta. 3: 2 mp, (3 mp. en el sig. p, 4 mp) rep ( ) 3 veces, 3 mp. en sig. p, 2 mp= 28 p.
Vta. 4: 3 mp, (3 mp. en el sig. p, 6 mp) rep ( ) 3 veces, 3 mp. en el sig. p, 3 mp= 36 p.
Vta. 5: 4 mp, (3 mp. en el sig. p, 8 mp) rep ( ) 3 veces, 3 mp. en el sig. p, 4 mp= 44 p.
Vta. 6: 5 mp, (3 mp. en el sig. p, 10 mp) rep ( ) 3 veces, 3 mp. en el sig. p, 5 mp= 52 p.
Vta. 7: 6 mp, (3 mp. en el sig. p, 12 mp) rep ( ) 3 veces, 3 mp. en el sig. p, 6 mp= 60 p.
Vta. 8: 7 mp, (3 mp. en el sig. p, 14 mp) rep ( ) 3 veces, 3 mp. en el sig. p, 7 mp= 68 p.
Vta. 9: 8 mp, (3 mp. en el sig. p, 16 mp) rep ( ) 3 veces, 3 mp. en el sig. p, 8 mp= 76 p.
Vta. 10: 9 mp, (3 mp. en el sig. p, 18 mp) rep ( ) 3 veces, 3 mp. en el sig. p, 9 mp= 84 p.
Vta. 11: 10 mp, (3 mp. en el sig. p, 20 mp) rep ( ) 3 veces, 3 mp. en el sig. p, 10 mp= 92 p.
Vta. 12: 11 mp, (3 mp. en el sig. p, 22 mp) rep ( ) 3 veces, 3 mp. en el sig. p, 11 mp= 100 p.
Vta. 13: 12 mp, (3 mp. en el sig. p, 24 mp) rep ( ) 3 veces, 3 mp. en el sig. p, 12 mp= 108 p.
Vta. 14: 13 mp, (3 mp. en el sig. p, 26 mp) rep ( ) 3 veces, 3 mp. en el sig. p, 13 mp= 116 p.
Vta. 15: 14 mp, (3 mp. en el sig. p, 28 mp) rep ( ) 3 veces, 3 mp. en el sig. p, 14 mp= 124 p.
Vta. 16: 15 mp, (3 mp. en el sig. p, 30 mp) rep ( ) 3 veces, 3 mp. en el sig. p, 15 mp= 124 p.
Vta. 17: 16 mp, (3 mp. en el sig. p, 32 mp) rep ( ) 3 veces, 3 mp. en el sig. p, 16 mp= 132 p.
Vta. 18: 17 mp, (3 mp. en el sig. p, 34 mp) rep ( ) 3 veces, 3 mp. en el sig. p, 17 mp= 144 p.
Vta. 19: 18 mp, (3 mp. en el sig. p, 36 mp) rep ( ) 3 veces, 3 mp. en el sig. p, 18 mp= 156 p.
Quitar marcas B.
Vta. 20-26: 156 mp= 156 p.
Vta. 27: 70 mp, 16 mp. tejidos sólo sobre el cordón rojo, saltar 16 mp de la vta. anterior, 70 mp= 156 mp.
Vta. 28 y 29: 156 mp= 156 p.
Vta. 30: Repetir la vta. 27
Vta. 31-36: 156 mp= 156 p.
Vta. 37: Hacer los mp. necesarios hasta llegar a la sig. esquina. Cortar el cordón rojo dejando una hebra de 4 ó 5 cm.
Vta. 38: Con el cordón de 3 mm hacer 1 cad y 156 p. en p. (reubicar la marca en el 1er p. cangrejo, éste es el nuevo inicio de vta)
Hacer 1 pd. en el 1er mp. de la vta.
Rematar.

TERMINADO
Esconder y sellar todas las hebras.
Tomar un tramo de 20 cm del cordón de 3 mm, doblarlo por la mitad y pasar las puntas por el orificio. Hacer un nudo y sellar.
Escribir el contenido de la canasta en la etiqueta y amarrar alrededor del asa.
La canasta está lista.

Beginning, rnd 1 and beginning of rnd 2, click to enlarge/ Inicio, vta. 1 e inicio de la vta. 2, dar clic para agrandar


Rnd 2 and 3 wrapping 4 mm cord, click to enlarge/ Vtas. 2 y 3 envolviendo el cordón de 4 mm, dar clic para agrandar


Opening in Rnd 27, click to enlarge/ Abertura en la vta. 27, dar clic para agrandar


End of Rnd 36 and Rnd 37 to reach the next corner, click to enlarge/ Final de la vta. 36 y vta. 37 para llegar a la sig. esquina, dar clic para agrandar


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7 comments

  1. marina matthews says:

    Hi,

    I just stumbled upon your pattern and I love it, plus it’s the exact size that I need my basket to be! I was just wondering if you can give the exact reference for the macrame cords (brand, material…) as I live in France and the macrame cords I found here look quite different (denser and more rigid), and perhaps I could buy them online to obtain the same size basket. Hope you can help and thanks for this great pattern!

    • ChabeGS says:

      Hi Marina, thanks so much for your comment, it makes me so happy that this pattern fits your needs. About the macrame cords I used for it they actually have no brand. In my country they are usually found in big craft supplies’ stores. They are both 100% nylon but the 4 mm one (the one that is wrapped) is more rigid and dense, more like a rope so the ones you found in France work perfect. The 3 mm cord is a bit lighter, it looks more like a shoelace, and in consequence it’s easier for crocheting. Maybe this one will be harder to find but you can substitute with other kind of nylon cord (this could be twisted nylon cord which is also popular and you can find in different thicknesses) or even cotton yarn, it should be a comfortable thread for you to crochet. Just make sure it has the same width and you will have no trouble making your basket. If you find thinner cords they can also work, just use two or three strands to reach the 3 mm width. The key here is to wrap a strong cord for the basket to have good structure. Hope my reply helps you and that you can get your hands on this project soon. Please let me know if there is other way that I can assist you. Have a great day!!!

  2. marina matthews says:

    Thanks a lot for your kind reply!
    I was indeed contemplating using some cotton yarn that would be more like shoelace texture, or even hemp or linen string, but that might be a bit too rough and uncomfortable to work with. Other than that, would you know how many meters of 3 mm dark red cord you used? You included the weight of the skeins, but since I might work with some cord that would be sold per meter, that might help to know that. If not, I will work it out…
    Thanks for your help, I have a better idea of the textures to look for now, and some possible strategies ahead of me. Have a great day too!

    • ChabeGS says:

      I’m glad the info helped Marina. If you use cotton yarn it would work and look great. Hemp and linen sound good too as long as you don’t force your hands too much while working. About your question, for every 130 gr. of the 3mm dark red nylon cord there are 84 meters approximately. I also suggest you check your gauge before starting the actual basket, make a small sample with single crochet in tapestry crochet (this can be done back and forth) so you decide the size of your hook to reach the original proportions. I’m sure you will make a great looking basket, I would love to know about the outcome. Have a great new year’s eve, greetings all the way to France!!!

  3. marina matthews says:

    Hi, I wish you a very happy new year, and lots of crochet inspiration! Thank you so much for your help, I think I will follow your advice and try to make a small gauge with some different yarns/laces/strings I have at home before I go and buy something, as I’m going to need a lot and don’t want to get the size and texture wrong! From the research I’ve put into it so far, it would cost me at least 50 euros to make it with macrame cords… so I might try and find some cheap cotton cord and string on a website that sells mason’s tools and materials! I will let you know if I end up finding the right cords and hook size, but it might take me a while to make it as I have a toddler who has a lot of energy ! Warmest wishes to you!

  4. Michelle says:

    I love the way this basket looks. I’ve tried to download the pattern and for some reason it won’t let me. Any ideas I could try and get the pattern. Thank you in advance.

    • Chabepatterns says:

      Hi Michelle, have you tried downloading it in a desktop or laptop pc? Some people have have had trouble downloading to cell phones or tablets. Thanks so much for writing, please let me know if you were able to download the pdf.

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