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Crochet Christmas Elf Storage Baskets Pattern

Add a bit of a Christmas theme to your storage with these Elf storage baskets.

These Elf baskets came from an idea I had for gifting this year as I thought they would be perfect for putting a gift inside such as sweets or any other loose items – rather than a basket hamper you can have an Elf hamper!

You can also get a drawstring gift bag version of these Christmas Elf’s.

Other Crochet Christmas Storage baskets:

Elf Storage Basket Crochet Pattern

Materials

  • 6mm crochet hook.
  • 2x100g balls of DK wool in green.
  • 1x100g ball of DK wool in red.
  • 1x50g ball of DK wool in brown.
  • 1x25g ball of DK wool in yellow.
  • Darning needle.
  • Scissors.
  • Stitch marker.

Finished sizes (approx.):

Large:

  • Height – 11cm.
  • Diameter – 18cm.

Small:

  • Height – 11cm.
  • Diameter – 12cm.

Elf Storage Basket Crochet Pattern: Small Basket 

Main basket:

6mm hook, green wool, using 2 strands at the same time.

Make a magic ring, ch1, 10sc into ring (10sc).

Round 1: sc around (10sc).

Round 2: 2sc into each sc (20sc).

Round 3:  2sc into next sc, sc into next stitch.  Repeat around (30sc).

Round 4: sc around (30sc).

Round 5: 2sc into next sc, sc into next two stitches.  Repeat around (40sc).

Round 6: sc around (40sc).

Round 7: 2sc into next sc, sc into next three stitches.  Repeat around (50sc).

Round 8: sc around (50sc).

Round 9: sc around in back loops only (50sc).

Rounds 10-13: sc around (50sc).

Change to brown.

Round 14: 22sc, ch2, skip 2sc, 2sc, ch2, skip 2sc, 22sc.

Rounds 15-16: sc around (50sc).

Round 17: 22sc, ch2, skip 2sc, 2sc, ch2, skip 2sc, 22sc.

Change to green.

Rounds 18-23: sc around (50sc).

Change to red.

Round 24: sc around (50sc).

Round 25: sc around in front loops only (50sc).

Round 26:

In UK crochet terms: *sc, half treble, treble, double treble, triple treble, ch2, slip stitch into 2nd ch from hook, triple treble, double treble, treble, half treble, sc. Repeat from * around.

In US crochet terms: *sc, half double, double, treble, double treble, ch2, slip stitch into 2nd ch from hook, double treble, treble, double, half double, sc. Repeat from * around.

Fasten off.

Belt buckles

6mm hook, yellow wool, using 2 strands at the same time.

ch8, sc into 2nd ch from hook, sc along rest of the row. 

Fasten off leaving long thread to attach.

Sew belt buckles into place by threading through the gaps in the basket and sewing the two ends together on the inside of the basket.

Elf Storage Basket Crochet Pattern: Large Basket 

Main basket:

6mm hook, green wool, using 2 strands at the same time.

Make a magic ring, ch1, 10sc into ring (10sc).

Round 1: sc around (10sc).

Round 2: 2sc into each sc (20sc).

Round 3:  2sc into next sc, sc into next stitch.  Repeat around (30sc).

Round 4: sc around (30sc).

Round 5: 2sc into next sc, sc into next two stitches.  Repeat around (40sc).

Round 6: sc around (40sc).

Round 7: 2sc into next sc, sc into next three stitches.  Repeat around (50sc).

Round 8: sc around (50sc).

Round 9: 2sc into next sc, sc into next four stitches.  Repeat around (60sc).

Round 10: sc around (60sc).

Round 11: 2sc into next sc, sc into next five stitches.  Repeat around (70sc).

Round 12: sc around (70sc).

Round 13: sc around in back loops only (70sc).

Rounds 14-17: sc around (70sc).

Change to brown.

Round 18: 31sc, ch2, skip 2sc, 4sc, ch2, skip 2sc, 31sc.

Rounds 19-20: sc around (70sc).

Round 21: 31sc, ch2, skip 2sc, 4sc, ch2, skip 2sc, 31sc.

Change to green.

Rounds 22-27: sc around (70sc).

Change to red.

Round 28: sc around (70sc).

Round 29: sc around in front loops only (70sc).

Round 30:

In UK crochet terms: *sc, half treble, treble, double treble, triple treble, ch2, slip stitch into 2nd ch from hook, triple treble, double treble, treble, half treble, sc. Repeat from * around.

In US crochet terms: *sc, half double, double, treble, double treble, ch2, slip stitch into 2nd ch from hook, double treble, treble, double, half double, sc.  Repeat from * around.

Fasten off. 

Belt buckles

6mm hook, yellow wool, using 2 strands at the same time.

ch8, sc into 2nd ch from hook, sc along rest of the row. 

Fasten off leaving long thread to attach.

Sew belt buckles into place by threading through the gaps in the basket and sewing the two ends together on the inside of the basket. 

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