Mini Raffia Basket – Free Crochet Pattern

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My raffia obsession continues! After making my gorgeous Raffia Coasters, I thought “Wouldn’t this make a fabulous basket?” So, I set out to create a fabulous Mini Raffia Basket that is great for holding plastic utensils on a dining table, pens on a desk, or even your crochet hooks! I hope you enjoy the pattern! Happy Crocheting!

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Mini Raffia Basket

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Skill Level:

Easy

Abbreviations:

ch(s) – chain(s)
st(s) – stitch(es)
hdc – half double crochet
sc – single crochet
sl st – slip stitch
BL – back loop
() – indicates stitch counts
* – indicates instructions to be repeated

Gauge:

4 sts & 2.8 rows = 1″

Finished Size:

3.5″ wide x 3.25″ tall

Notes:

  • This pattern is written in US crochet terms.
  • Sizing will vary depending on how tightly or loosely you crochet. Gauge is not necessary for this pattern but if you would like to keep the sizing the same, please check your gauge before starting this project.
  • This project begins with a magic circle. If you are not familiar with the magic circle, there is a tutorial listed below. If you are not comfortable working with the magic circle, you can chain 2 and work all of your stitches in the 2nd ch from hook.

Tutorials:

Magic Circle by Moogly
Invisible Join by Lookatwhatimade

Instructions:

Magic Circle, ch 1
Round 1: 6 hdc into the magic circle, join in beginning hdc. (6)
Round 2:  Ch 1, 2 hdc into each st around, join in beginning hdc (12)
Round 3: Ch 1, 1 hdc into the first st, 2 hdc into the next st, *1 hdc into the next st, 2 hdc into the next st** Repeat from * to ** around, join in beginning hdc (18)
Round 4: Ch 1, 1 hdc into the first st, 1 hdc into the next st, 2 hdc into the next st, *1 hdc into each of the next 2 sts, 2 hdc into the next st** Repeat from * to ** around, join in beginning hdc (24)
Round 5: Ch 1, 1 hdc into the first st, 1 hdc into each of the next 2 sts, 2 hdc into the next st, *1 hdc into each of the next 3 sts, 2 hdc into the next st** Repeat from * to ** around, join in beginning hdc. (30)
Round 6: Ch 1, hdc into the BL of each st around, join in beginning hdc. (30)
Round 7-15: Ch 1, hdc into each st around, join in beginning hdc. (30)
Round 16: Ch 1, sc into each st around, join in beginning sc with an invisible join, fasten off, weave all ends. (30)

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  1. I really like this Mini Raffia Basket and your directions for making it. I think I could do this following your good instructions. Thank you for sharing with us.

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