Celtic Weave Nesting Baskets Crochet Pattern

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The Celtic Weave Nesting Baskets pattern is a beautiful cable work design that includes three sizes. You can use them as decorative baskets throughout your home or as gift baskets. A free video tutorial is included on YouTube for step-by-step instructions. The instructional video will teach numerous crochet techniques to improve your crochet skills. Keep scrolling for the Free Crochet pattern.

Celtic Weave Nesting Baskets

The Celtic weave cable stitch is easiest when worked in the round. The entire cable pattern is worked in front post treble crochet stitches. The weave cable technique creates an invisible join.

Celtic Weave Nesting Baskets

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Cable Crochet Pillow Pattern by HanJanCrochet
Infinity Floor Pouf by Briana K Designs
Inishmore Cable Blanket by Marly Bird

The Yarn

The yarn used in our Cable Collection is Billow Bulky Weight yarn from WeCrochet. I wanted also to use Dishie Cotton as an affordable alternative.

We wanted to work with beautiful cotton in fresh colours for spring for our Home Decor Collection. I’m typically drawn to blues in any shade, so I was happy for us to agree on this gorgeous combination that included Sagebrush and Cadet. Billow offers modern shades that are sophisticated and soothing. You’re sure to find the perfect colour for your home.

Billow is a blend of 100% Pima Cotton. It’s a bulky #5 weight and is a unique yarn that varies from thick to thin. Billow comes in 18 beautiful and modern shades. You’ll love how soft and comfy this yarn is to work with.

If you opt for Dishie Cotton for the Celtic Weave Nesting Baskets, WeCrochet has 36 stunning solids for you to choose from. Plus, Dishie also comes in a multi-color and twist-color option. I decided on Kenai, Mint and Swan for my baskets.

Celtic Weave Nesting Baskets

Substitutes

These would all make amazing choices for your Crochet Baskets too! I’ve given a 1, 2 and 3 strand option.

Lion Brand Wool-Ease Thick & Quick

use 1 strand #6 yarn, 80% Acrylic, 20% Wool 106g/170yards

Brava Bulky

use 2 strands #5 yarn, 100% Premium Acrylic

100g/136yards

Brava Worsted

use 3 strands #4 yarn, 100% Premium Acrylic

100g/218yards

The Hook

I love crocheting with my Streamline Hooks from Furls. They are light and easy to work with. Not to mention they come in so many gorgeous colour combos They are so nice to work with and I can crochet for hours without hand pain. I used the Taurus 9mm crochet hook for the Celtic Weave Nesting Baskets. Use code MJS15 for 15% off.

The crochet Celtic Weave Nesting Baskets pattern comes in 3 sizes. The baskets easily stack together and can be used throughout the home.

Keep scrolling for the Free crochet pattern. I also have the Ad-Free beautifully designed PDF you can purchase on RAVELRY OR ETSY. Or purchase the Digital and interactive pattern on RIBBLR.

Celtic Weave Nesting Baskets

Yarn Requirements – Celtic Weave Nesting Baskets

SplurgeWeCrochet Billow Bulky Weight #5 – 100% Pima Cotton (120 yds/100g) 2 strands held together – 3 (4, 6) hanks

Yards: 300 (440, 640)

SaveWeCrochet Dishie #4

– 100% Cotton (190yds/100g) 3 strands held together – 3 (4, 5) balls

Yards: 420 (610, 915)

Materials

M/13 (9mm)

Tapestry Needle

Stitch Markers

Scissors

Measuring Tape

4 Ply Jute Cord

Garment Tags

Leather Rivets

Steamer

furls crochet hook

Sizing

Small (Medium, Large)

Gauge

10 sts and 8 rows equal to 4″ in cable pattern

5 sts and 5 rows equal to 2″ in sc

Abbreviations

Blo – Back Loop Only, Ch – Chain, Dc – Double Crochet, Rep – Repeat, RS – Right Side, Sc – Single Crochet, Sk – Skip, Skd – Skipped, Sp(s) – Space(s), St(s) – Stitch(es)

( ) – Work step in parentheses in indicated stitch

Video

How to crochet the Celtic Weave Throw Pillow pattern on YouTube HERE

Construction

The basket is worked in the round from the bottom up. The pattern is written for the smallest size with larger sizes in parentheses ( ). Starting ch does not count as a stitch. Step by step video tutorial on YouTube. Hanks must be rolled into cakes prior to working with them. Watch the tutorial HERE.

Sizing Chart

Special Stitches

Fptr – Front Post Treble Crochet:

Yo (Yarn Over) twice, insert your hook from front to back to front around the post of the next stitch, yo, pull up a loop, yo, pull through 2 loops on your hook twice, yo, pull through remaining two loops on your hook.

Hbsc – Herringbone Single Crochet:

Insert hook through the vertical bar of the previous single crochet stitch, insert hook into the next stitch and pull up a loop, YO (yarn over) and pull through all three loops on the hook.

Make #6 Weight from #4 Weight Yarn

See diagram. Position yarn in a large S-shape. Move strands together. Pull the working yarn through the loop made. Continue to pull working yarn through the loop as you work. See video tutorial.

Reverse sc:

Bring the working yarn towards the front of your work, insert the crochet hook into the first stitch from the back to the front (working in reverse), YO, pull up a loop, YO and pull through both loops on the hook.

Reverse Hbsc:

Bring the working yarn towards the front of your work, insert hook through the last vertical bar on the WS of work from right to left, insert the hook into the next stitch from back to front (working in reverse), YO, pull up a loop, YO and pull through all three loops on the hook.

Reverse Sl St:

Go through the stitch back to front, Keep working yarn to the front, YU (Yarn Under) pulling through the loop on the hook.

Seamless Join :

After the last stitch of the round, fasten off. With a yarn needle, weave under both loops of the first st, then weave through the blo of the last stitch. Weave in tail.

Simple I-cord:

Crochet the cord by working with the yarn tail and working yarn. Place the yarn tail to the front of your work and the working yarn to the back. Yo with the tail going from front to back, yo with the working yarn pulling through 2 loops on the hook. Repeat making the cord as long as needed.

Notes:

If working with Billow bulky weight #5 work with 2 strands of yarn held together. If working with Dishie worsted weight #4 work with 3 strands of yarn held together. Watch video on how to turn #4 worsted weight yarn into Super Bulky Weight #6.

Basket

Small (Medium, Large)

Increase Rounds

Round 1:

Magic Ring, ch 1, 12 sc in ring, pull ring tight, reverse sl st in the first sc to join—12 sts.

Round 2:

Ch 1 (not included as a st here and throughout), 2 sc in each st around, reverse sl st in the first sc to join—24 sts.

Round 3:

Ch 1, 1 sc in each st around, reverse sl st in the first sc to join—24 sts.

Round 4:

Ch 1, *1 sc in first st, 2 sc in next st; rep from * around, reverse sl st in the first sc to join—36 sts.

Round 5:

Ch 1, 1 sc in each st around, reverse sl st in the first sc to join—36 sts.

Round 6:

Ch 1, *1 sc in first 2 sts, 2 sc in next; rep from * around, reverse sl st in the first sc to join—48 sts. Small proceed to stitch pattern.

Medium (Large)

Round 7: Ch 1, 1 sc in each st around, reverse sl st in the first sc to join—48 sts.

Round 8: Ch 1, *1 sc in first 3 sts, 2 sc in next; rep from * around, reverse sl st in the first sc to join—60 sts. Medium proceed to stitch pattern.

Large

Round 9: Ch 1, 1 sc in each st around, reverse sl st in the first sc to join—60 sts.

Round 10: Ch 1, *1 sc in first 4 sts, 2 sc in next; rep from * around, reverse sl st in the first sc to join—72 sts.

Stitch Pattern

The Celtic weave stitch pattern is worked in multiples of 4.

Small (Medium, Large)

Celtic Weave Nesting Baskets

Setup Round: Ch 2 (not included as a st), 1 hdc in each st around, reverse sl st in the first hdc to join—48 (60, 72) sts.

Round 1: Ch 3 (not included as a st here and throughout), *sk first 2 sts, fptr next 2 sts, working in front, fptr in first skd st and next; rep from * around, sl st in the first fptr to join—48 (60, 72) sts.

Round 2: Ch 3 (not included as a st here and throughout), sk 4 sts, fptr next 2 sts, working in behind, fptr in 3rd skd st and 4th skd st, *sk 2 sts, fptr next 2 sts, working in behind, fptr in the first skd st and next; rep from * around to the last 2 sts, sk last 2 sts, fptr in the first and 2nd skd st of the round, working in behind, fptr in first skd st and next, sl st in the first fptr to join—48 (60, 72) sts.

Round 3: Ch 3, sk 4 sts, fptr next 2 sts, working in front, fptr in 3rd skd st and 4th skd st, *sk 2 sts, fptr next 2 sts, working in front, fptr in first skd st and next; rep from * around to the last 2 sts, sk last 2 sts, fptr in the first and 2nd skd st of the round, working in front, fptr in first skd st and next, sl st in the first fptr to join—48 (60, 72) sts.

Rounds 4 – 5 (7, 9): Rep rounds 2 & 3 of the stitch pattern.

Celtic Weave Nesting Baskets

Band

Small (Medium, Large)

Round 1: Ch 1 (not included as a st here and throughout), 1 sc in the first st, 1 hbsc in each st around, sl st in the first sc to join, turn—48 (60, 72) sts.

Row 2 (WS): Ch 1, 1 reverse sc in first st, 1 reverse hbsc in each st around, fasten off, join with the seamless join technique, weave in tails—48 (60, 72) sts.

Celtic Weave Nesting Baskets

Handles: Make 2

I-cord #1: Before joining measure out a yarn tail 24 (30, 34)” in length. Keep yarn tail to the front of work and the working yarn to the back. Insert hook through any stitch of the basket band, pull up a loop. *Yo with the tail going from front to back, yo with working yarn and pull through 2 loops on the hook; repeat for a total of 12 (14, 16) sts, sk 6 (8, 10) sts, sl st in 7th (9th, 11th) st. Fasten off and weave tails to the WS of work, knot and weave in ends.

I-cord #2 – From the handle skip 16 (20, 24) sts, join by pulling up a loop in the next st. Rep instructions for i-cord #1.

Celtic Weave Nesting Baskets

Jute Cord Handle Wrap:

Cut 2 lengths of jute cord 38 (40, 42)” in length. From the inside of the crochet basket push the cord through to the outside under the i-cord and knot the end of the tail. Wrap the cord around the i-cord 16 (18, 20) wraps. From the inside of the basket push the cord through to the outside under the i-cord and knot the end of the tail and trim any excess cord. Repeat for the other handle. The handles need to be streamed to help prevent twisting.

Finishing:

Add a personalized garment tag to the edge of the band.

Product Links

Yarn Billow Bulky Weight #5https://shrsl.com/3fa8z

Dishie Cotton Worsted Weight #4 – https://shrsl.com/3ft3w

9mm Crochet Hookhttps://shrsl.com/36nzt

Notionshttps://shrsl.com/3fsrs

Jute Cordhttps://www.amazon.com/dp/B083P5QGTT?ref=exp_mjsoffthehookdesigns_dp_vv_d

Tagshttps://brickbubble.ca/store/faux-leather-garment-tags

Leather Rivets – https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07QS2L11K?ref=exp_mjsoffthehookdesigns_dp_vv_d

Steamer – https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07V91437Y?ref=exp_mjsoffthehookdesigns_dp_vv_d

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