Crochet a small basket made with jute yarn to decorate your home with a rustic item make with your hand.

In this tutorial, I show you how to crochet a rustic small basket with jute yarn to decorate your home.

🎬 Video tutorial to crochet a small basket with jute yarn


Working time: 1-2 day

Skill level: 🌸🌸🌸 intermediate



Useful information before starting

Start working in continuous round without closing with a slip stitch.

Use a stitch marker to sign the first or the last stitch of each round and move it up.

To make a decorative border, I choose the CRAB STITCH.

📗 Abbreviations & meanings (US terms)

  • CH = chain
  • SC = single crochet
  • SLST = slip stitch
  • HDC = half double crochet
  • DC = double crochet
  • TRC= treble crochet
  • INC = Increase, 2 SC in the same stitch
  • DEC = Decrease, 2 SC together
  • REP * = repeat from * to * until the end of the row

🧶 used yarn and materials

jute mondial yarn
  • 🧶 JUTE Mondial yarn orange color and COTTON green color
  • Crochet hook: 5 mm (with jute yarn) e 3 mm (with cotton yarn)
  • tapestry needle
  • stitch marker

The cotton yarn is to use to make an external decoration on the small basket, and is facultative to make.

Using the same yarn, the final size will be 9 cm height and 10 cm weight.

final size of the small jute basket

🌸 Crochet mini basket pattern

To work this basket, use Jute yarn and a 5 mm crochet hook.

Work in continuous round without closing the round with a slip stitch, but mark the last or the first stitch of each round (I prefer the last one).

ROUNDINSTRUCTIONSTOT
1MR and 6 SC6
2INC in each stitches around12
3* 1 SC, INC *; REP *18
41 SC, INC * 2 SC, INC *; REP * and finish with 1 SC in the last stitch24
5* 3 SC, INC *; REP *30
61 SC back loop only in each stitches around30
71 SC in both loop, in each stitches around30
8* 3 SC, DEC*; REP *24
91 SC in each stitches around24
crochet pattern mini jute basket

📗 Finish edge working a CRAB STITCH


Crab stitch tutorial
Watch the video tutorial 05:21

It is a FINISHED EDGE made directly on the crochet work to create a twisted, rounded edge. Instead of working from right to left, you work from left to right.

  • Start with 1 CHAIN
  • Insert the hook, from front to back, in the next stitch to the right. Be sure to have the right side of your work facing you.
  • Yarn over and draw the yarn through the stitch.
  • This step is similar to how you work a regular single crochet, only backwards.
  • Yarn over and draw the yarn through the 2 loops on the hook to complete the crab stitch.

📗 Crochet embroidery

crochet embroidery tutorial
Watch the video tutorial 08:15

Now we’re going to make a CROCHET EMBROIDERY, we’re going to work in front of the basket just below the edge finished with the crab stitch.

Use cotton yarn with your favorite color.

  • Hook the yarn and go in the stitch working behind the first column of the single crochet below the edge. Make an SC behind each stitches around with the green yarn. Finish the round, make 1 SC in the first stitch.

🎬 Watch the video tutorial to better understand what you have to do in this step.

  • Continue the round working ONLY FRONT LOOP (1 SC, 2 HDC, 1 SC) in the same stitch, skip 1 stitch and work again the stitches described in the brackets (…).
  • Fasten off, cut the yarn and hide it under the stitches.

🎨 The Easter colors

See in the list below what color you can use to decorate your home in Easter:

  • YELLOW – sunlight, symbol for the period that attracts Spring !
  • PINK – is the color that confers passion and vitality in love for others and for oneself. The characteristic of this color is to lighten the mind and to dispel negative thoughts that can be hidden in it, but it also symbolizes the ability to open up to others.
  • LIGHT BLUE – is the emblem color of loyalty and idealism, conveying a sense of calmness.
  • GREEN – a color that emanates a sense of balance, compassion and harmony. It transmits love for everything concerning the natural kingdom, favoring the right contact with the laws of nature and respect for traditions.

That are all colors that attract your heart’s desires for spring: sun, flowers, sky and meadowland that I love!

Now choose some of this color to decorate your table for Easter and do not forget chocolate eggs


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By Giulia

My name is Giulia, I love dreaming and creating games for children. When I learned to crochet I rediscovered the "little girl" within me and now amigurumi have become my passion!

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