These Crochet Rainbow Nesting Baskets are a gorgeous FREE Pattern that you’ll love to make in all 7 colors of the Rainbow!
These Crochet Rainbow Nesting Baskets are so vibrant and colorful, they’ll brighten up any room! They’re great for decorating your home and so handy for storage of your bits and pieces.
You could even use them to store all your craft supplies and yarns.
The free pattern is in US terms and is very easy to follow. The stitches used include single crochet (sc); half double crochet (hdc); inc (increase); slip stitch (sl st) and chain (ch). Start by making the largest basket. You need to make a Magic Circle using the Violet Yarn. We have included a video below.
A magic circle (loop or ring) is a crochet technique that you can use in many patterns and it will give your crochet projects a very professional finished look. We’ve added a video on how to make a Magic Circle below.
What You Need For Your Project
- Yarn in the 7 rainbow colors (red, orange, yellow, green, blue, purple, violet)
- A crochet hook – the pattern uses a 4.0mm size G hook
- A darning needle for sewing in the ends
- A pair of scissors
- A stitch marker
Magic Circle Video via Envato Tuts+
Magic Circle Crochet Video
We have included a video tutorial that shows you how to learn Magic Circle Crochet. Click Play above ^
The bottom part of the basket is worked as one big spiral. So you won’t need to join the rounds but will keep working on the previous stitches, creating a spiral. This is where you’ll need your stitch marker. For each of the other 6 baskets, you need to make the base and the sides one round smaller.
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Crochet Rainbow Nesting Baskets FREE Pattern via Envato Tuts+
Basket Sizes and Stitches:
- Red basket – five rounds for the base/sides; 30 stitches
- Orange basket – six rounds for the base/sides; 36 stitches
- Yellow basket – seven rounds for the base/sides; 42 stitches
- Green basket – eight rounds for the base/sides; 48 stitches
- Blue basket – nine rounds for the base/sides; 54 stitches
- Purple basket – 10 rounds for the base/sides; 60 stitches
- Violet basket – 11 rounds for the base/sides; 66 stitches
How to crochet a Magic Circle photo source Indulgy
The infographic above shows how to crochet a Magic Circle or Magic Ring. It’s sure to come in handy. Don’t forget to Pin all your favorite ideas for later!
Crochet Rainbow Nesting Baskets Free Pattern via Fiber Flux
The Nesting Baskets are handy for storing pens, clips and stationery on your desk too. You’ll be so organized!
Crochet Coiled Baskets via My Poppet
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Crochet Hook Sizes Chart via All Free Crochet
If you’re unsure of how Crochet Hook sizes vary from the USA to UK or Metric, we’ve found just what you need!
Crochet Rainbow Nesting Baskets Pattern via Etsy
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