This crochet bread basket is a fun way to dress up your everyday dinner rolls, or to show off that pretty braided bread you picked up at the corner deli.  Be sure to use a washable yarn that is not too fuzzy so you can clean your bread basket as needed and so it doesn’t leave fuzz in your bread. You can also add a fabric or paper towel liner in your basket and serve chips or various other items out of it. You could even fill it up with wrapped candies!

Bread Basket ~ free crochet pattern by Jessie At Home
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Bread Basket
Crochet Pattern
Intermediate Skill Level
Designed by Jessie Rayot

This pattern is part of the patriotic party CAL/KAL.

Size:
11.5″ long, 5″ wide, 3.5″ tall

Yarn:
The sample was made with 150g (3 balls) of Tahki Capri, and the final round was made with Tahki Chat. Any bulky yarn that gets the proper gauge with a stiff result will work.

Hook:
US I/9/5.5mm

Gauge:
12.5 sts by 16.5 rows in a 4″ square in ssc. However, close is good enough as this is a bread basket, not a fitted item.

Stitches and Skills used:
ch ~ chain
sl st ~ slip stitch
sc ~ single crochet
st(s) ~ stitch(es)

Special Stitches:
split single crochet (ssc): Insert hook under the top loops AND the loop below the top loops, placing hook in between the 2 “legs” of the stitch. See the top photos below for where the hook is inserted, and the bottom photos to see how the stitch is made:

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Stitchopedia-Split-Single-Crochet-Tutorial-by-Jessie-At-Home-Making-Stitch

Getting Started:
The yarn used in this sample has been discontinued, however, some possible substitutions that can be purchased from Amazon have been linked at the bottom of this pattern.

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Pattern:
Round 1: Ch 21, 2 sc in back loop of second chain, sc in back loop of next 19 ch, rotate piece, 2 sc in remaining top loop of last ch worked, sc in remaining top loop of next 19 ch, place marker, do not join. ~ 42 sts
Round 2: 2 ssc in each of the next 2 sts, ssc in each of the next 18 st, 2 ssc in each of the next 3 sts, ssc in each of the next 18 st, 2 ssc in the next st, move marker to this point, do not join. ~ 48 sts
Round 3: [2 ssc in next st, ssc in next st] 2 times, ssc in each of the next 18 st, [2 ssc in next st, ssc in next st] 3 times, ssc in each of the next 18 st, 2 ssc in next st, ssc in next st, move marker to this point, do not join. ~ 54 sts
Round 4: [ssc in each of the next 2 sts, 2 ssc in next st] 2 times, ssc in each of the next 18 st, [ssc in each of the next 2 sts, 2 ssc in next st] 3 times, ssc in each of the next 20 st, 2 ssc in next st, move marker to this point, do not join. ~ 60 sts
Round 5: [2 ssc in next st, ssc in each of the next 3 sts] 2 times, ssc in each of the next 18 sts, [2 ssc in next st, ssc in each of the next 3 sts] 3 times, ssc in each of the next 18 st, 2 ssc in next st, ssc in each of the next 3 sts, move marker to this point, do not join. ~ 66 sts
Round 6: [ssc in each of the next 4 sts, 2 ssc in next st] 2 times, ssc in each of the next 18 sts, [ssc in each of the next 4 sts, 2 ssc in next st] 3 times, ssc in each of the next 22 sts, 2 ssc in next st, move marker to this point, do not join. ~ 72 sts
Round 7: [2 ssc in next st, ssc in each of the next 5 sts] 2 times, ssc in each of the next 18 sts, [2 ssc in next st, ssc in each of the next 5 sts] 3 times, ssc in each of the next 18 st, 2 ssc in next st, ssc in each of the next 5 sts, move marker to this point, do not join. ~ 78 sts
Round 8: [ssc in each of the next 6 sts, 2 ssc in next st] 2 times, ssc in each of the next 18 sts, [ssc in each of the next 6 sts, 2 ssc in next st] 3 times, ssc in each of the next 24 sts, 2 ssc in next st, move marker to this point, do not join. ~ 84 sts
Round 9: ssc in each st around, move marker to this point, do not join. ~ 84 sts
Repeat round 9 to desired height.
*Optional: make the last round with a contrasting color to add an accent. You can even cheat here and use a worsted weight yarn for this last round to help keep the top of the basket from flaring out.

Weave in ends and enjoy!

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