Bicycle Basket

Issue: 78


Bicycle Basket by Sarah Shrimpton
Find the pattern in issue 78 of Inside Crochet magazine.

Get your bicycle ready for all those trips to the seaside with a pretty and practical basket, crocheted in sturdy garden twine and adorned with a jewel-bright trim.

For Basket:
● Cardoc Garden Twine 5ply, 100% jute, 400g
Shade: Natural x 2 balls
● 8mm hook
● Stitch marker
● Two L shaped metal brackets, 15mm/½in
● Hardboard to fit shape of base inside (optional)
● Two bicycle basket straps
● Cotton thread

For Trim:
● Rico Design Creative Cotton Aran, 100% cotton, 50g/85m/93yds
Yarn A: Cardinal 11 x 1 ball
Yarn B: Sky Blue 37 x 1 ball
Yarn C: Light Green 40 x 1 ball
Yarn D: Tangerine 76 x 1 ball
Yarn E: Fuchsia 13 x 1 ball
● 4mm hook

You need around 30g/50m/55yds of DK or aran weight yarn to make the trim. The trim should fit between the two basket straps – the pattern can be easily adjusted to fit the size of your basket.

Exact tension is not essential to this pattern.

Finished basket is approximately 16 x 22 x 36cm/6¼ x 8¾ x 14¼in.

Sarah is a wife, mother, teacher, blogger and freelance designer, as well as the proud author of Beginner’s Guide to Crochet and Extreme Crochet. Find her online at and

This pattern is tagged with:

Designer: Sarah Shrimpton

Household: Basket

Price: Magazine Only

Yarn Type: Aran, DK

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