Learn how to Knit a Basket in three easy steps with my free pattern and video tutorial! We begin by knitting the bottom base in the round with new jumbo weight #7 Bernat Blanket Extra yarn. Then we knit up the sides of our basket and finish by creating sturdy i-cord handles on each side.
YARN AND TOOLS for KNITTED BASKET
Our Mystery Bernat Stitch Along Basket uses one color of your choice in the new Bernat Blanket Extra, which is a Jumbo #7 weight yarn. I’ve selected the color Teal, available exclusively at JOANN, to complete the look for my room. You’ll need 4 Double Pointed Knitting needles size 10.5 US (6.5 mm). Your two circular knitting needles will be size 10.5 US (6.5 mm) and the lengths are 16″ and 36″. You’ll also want to have scissors, a tapestry needle, and stitch markers on hand.
- Yarn – Bernat Blanket Extra Yarn (2 balls)
- Knitting Needles – 4 Double Pointed Knitting needles size 10.5 US (6.5 mm)
- Knitting Needles – 1 Circular Knitting needle size 10.5 US (6.5 mm) in 16″ length
- Knitting Needles – 1 Circular Knitting needle size 10.5 US (6.5 mm) approx 36″ length
- Tapestry Needle – Clover Chibi Jumbo Bent Tip Darning Needle Set
- Scissors – Gold Stork Crane Scissors
KNITTING TECHNIQUES + ABBREVIATIONS
- Slip Knot
- CO = Cast On Long Tail Method
- K = Knit Stitch
- K2Tog = Knit next 2 stitches together
- Kfb = Increase 1 stitch by knitting into front and back of next stitch
- Weave In Ends
- YO = Yarn Over
- Alt = Alternate(ing)
- Approx = Approximate(LY)
- Beg = Begin(ning)
- Cont = Continue
- Rep = Repeat
- Rnd(s) = Round(s)
- RS = Right side
- St(s) = Stitch(es)
Need to brush up or learn a new technique? Check out my entire library of Knitting Techniques to help you along as you knit up this project. If you’re new to knitting, you’ll love my Absolute Beginners Knitting Series
KNITTED BASKET PATTERN + VIDEO TUTORIALS
The free printable knitting pattern for this Garter Knit Basket is provided courtesy JOANN.
Approx 12″ [30.5 cm] diameter x 9″ [23 cm] high.
7 Sts and 12 Rows = 4″ (10cm) in Stocking Stitch
6.5 Sts and 13 Rows = 4″ (10cm) in Garter Stitch
STEP ONE – BASKET BASE KNITTING PATTERN
With set of 4 needles, cast on 6 sts. Divide evenly over 3 needles.
Join in rnd, placing marker on first st.
1st rnd: *Kfb. Rep from * to end of rnd. 12 sts.
2nd and alt rnds: Knit.
3rd rnd: *K1. Kfb. Rep from * to end of rnd. 18 sts.
5th rnd: *K2. Kfb. Rep from * to end of rnd. 24 sts.
7th rnd: *K3. Kfb. Rep from * to end of rnd. 30 sts.
9th rnd: *K4. Kfb. Rep from * to end of rnd. 36 sts.
11th rnd: *K5. Kfb. Rep from * to end of rnd. 42 sts.
13th rnd: *K6. Kfb. Rep from * to end of rnd. 48 sts.
STEP TWO – BASKET SIDES KNITTING PATTERN
1st rnd: (RS). Knit.
2nd rnd: Purl.
Cont in garter st until work from beg measures approx 7″ [20.5 cm] from base, ending on a purl rnd.
Next rnd: *K2tog. yo. K10. yo. K2tog. K19.
Rep from * once more.
Cont in garter st until work from beg measures approx 9″ [23 cm] from base.
STEP THREE – BASKET HANDLES KNITTING PATTERN
I-CORD HANDLES (make 2)
With pair of double-pointed needles, cast on 3 sts.
*K3. Slide sts to opposite end of needle. Rep from * until i-cord measures approx 18″ [46 cm].
Break yarn and thread end through sts. Fasten securely.
Thread i-cord through yarn-over eyelets on sides of Basket to form handles.
Knot each end of i-cord to secure.
JOIN THE BERNAT STITCH ALONG
The Bernat Stitch Along creates a beautiful Afghan Blanket over the entire 6 weeks, as well as a bonus Pillow and Basket. These project designs are great for those of you who have completed my Absolute Beginner Knitting Series. There are a lot of exciting ideas to intrigue those of you who are a little more advanced.
BLANKET AFGHAN MYSTERY CLUES
OVERVIEW ► Bernat Stitch Along Fall 2018
CLUE 1 ► Flying Geese
CLUE 2 ► Log Cabin
CLUE 3 ► Attic Windows
CLUE 4 ► Pinwheel
CLUE 5 ► Inner Blanket Borders
CLUE 6 ► Outer Blanket Borders
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