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Dinosaur Crochet Basket: Free Pattern

The Dinosaur crochet basket is the perfect place to stuff all those stuffed animals or store all the toys that have million little pieces. It is a huge basket that will make cleaning up the kids’ room a breeze.

Welcome to Winding Road Crochet. Here we like to share free crochet patterns for everyone in your family. Below you will find the written pattern, materials list, special stitch instructions for the dinosaur crochet basket. I have even included a video tutorial showing how to crochet the tapestry stitch, change colors and carry your yarn. If you love this pattern make sure to check out the Triceratops and Raptor baskets as well. You can also purchase the Ad-free Large Font PDF of the Pattern here!

The Dinosaur Basket Set Inspiration

My son tends to have a hard time keeping his room clean. It tends to stay cleaner when we keep everything in ‘toy buckets’. After the holidays there just weren’t enough toy buckets for all the new items. So we whipped up some dinosaur-themed crochet baskets to match his room and keep it clean.

These baskets are great for everything. The can store stuffed animals, legos and even help the little ones collect their clothes for laundry. You can whip up the set to give to a mother to be for a dinosaur themed baby shower gift.

How to Make a Dinosaur Basket

To make this basket, we will start by making a simple flat circle. We will work in continuous rounds for the entire project. Make sure to have a stitch marker on hand.

Once the base is completed, we will use the tapestry crochet stitch to create single crochet stitches that sit on top of each other like a grid. Using the written pattern below, or the printable chart, you will change colors to work the dinosaur design into the pattern.

The Dinosaur Crochet Basket is an easy free crochet pattern with video tutorial and stitch guide.

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The Dinosaur Crochet Basket is an easy free crochet pattern with video tutorial and stitch guide.

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Materials Needed

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17.45 oz or 323 yds of Lion Brand Hometown Yarn, Dallas Grey (4 Skeins)
1.95 oz or 36 yds of Lion Brand Hometown Yarn, Miami Sea Foam
Crochet Hook, Size L/8.0mm
Yarn Needle
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Stitches and Abbreviations

Ch – Chain
Sc – Single Crochet
Tapestry Single Crochet – See Special Stitch notes and video below
BLO – Back Loops Only
St(s) – Stitches
Slst – Slip Stitch
CC – Change Color
MC – Magic Circle (Learn a new way to make a MC here!)

Gauge and Size

Gauge – 5 Sc x 5 rows = 2″
Size – The finished basket has a diameter of 12 inches and is 10 inches tall.

Special Stitch – Tapestry Single Crochet Stitch

The tapestry single crochet or square single crochet is a modified single crochet. The modifications allow for the stitch to sit directly on top of the stitch from the previous row. The tapestry single crochet only works when working in a single direction.

Tapestry Single Crochet – Insert your hook into the Back Loop Only of the next Stitch. Yarn over and pull the loop through the stitch. Yarn Under and pull the first loop on the hook through the second and third loops on the hook. Your tapestry single crochet is complete.

Dinosaur Crochet Basket Video Guide

The Dinosaur Crochet Basket is an easy free crochet pattern with video tutorial and stitch guide.

Dinosaur Crochet Basket Pattern

Notes:
– Written in US terms.
– Worked in continuous rounds
– Starting with Row 17, you will only be using the Tapestry Single Crochet in the Back Loops Only for every stitch.
– The entire pattern is worked in one direction.
– Starting with Row 18, you will be working with two colors of yarn. You will crochet over the color that you are not using at the moment. This is also demonstrated in the video guide above.

Download “Dinosaur Crochet Basket Chart” dino-basket-chart.pdf – Downloaded 60 times – 1 MB

Working with Grey.

Row 1: Work 6 Sc into a MC. (6)

Row 2: *2Sc into the next St* Repeat from *to* a total of 6 times. (12)

Row 3: *Sc into the next St, 2Sc into the next St* Repeat from *to* a total of 6 times. (18)

Row 4: *Sc into the next 2 Sts, 2Sc into the next St* Repeat from *to* a total of 6 times. (24)

Row 5: *Sc into the next 3 Sts, 2Sc into the next St* Repeat from *to* a total of 6 times. (30)

Row 6: *Sc into the next 4 Sts, 2Sc into the next St* Repeat from *to* a total of 6 times. (36)

Row 7: *Sc into the next 5 Sts, 2Sc into the next St* Repeat from *to* a total of 6 times. (42)

Row 8: *Sc into the next 6 Sts, 2Sc into the next St* Repeat from *to* a total of 6 times. (48)

Row 9: *Sc into the next 7 Sts, 2Sc into the next St* Repeat from *to* a total of 6 times. (54)

Row 10: *Sc into the next 8 Sts, 2Sc into the next St* Repeat from *to* a total of 6 times. (60)

Row 11: *Sc into the next 9 Sts, 2Sc into the next St* Repeat from *to* a total of 6 times. (66)

Row 12: *Sc into the next 10 Sts, 2Sc into the next St* Repeat from *to* a total of 6 times. (72)

Row 13: *Sc into the next 11 Sts, 2Sc into the next St* Repeat from *to* a total of 6 times. (78)

Row 14: *Sc into the next 12 Sts, 2Sc into the next St* Repeat from *to* a total of 6 times. (84)

Row 15: *Sc into the next 13 Sts, 2Sc into the next St* Repeat from *to* a total of 6 times. (90)

Row 16: *Sc into the next 14 Sts, 2Sc into the next St* Repeat from *to* a total of 6 times. (96)

From now on we will only be working Tapestry Single Crochet Stitches into the Back Loops Only. When you see “Sc” it is referring to a tapestry Single Crochet St. Below you will find the written pattern for the chart. 

Row 17: Sc in next 96 Sts.

Row 18: Sc into next 43 Sts, CC to Teal, SC into next 3 Sts, CC to Grey, Sc into next St, CC to Teal, SC into next 3 Sts, CC to Grey, SC into next 7 Sts, CC to Teal, SC into next 2 Sts, CC to grey, SC into next 37 Sts.

Row 19: Sc into next 40 Sts, CC to Teal, SC into next 6 Sts, CC to Grey, Sc into next St, CC to Teal, SC into next 3 Sts, CC to Grey, SC into next 5 Sts, CC to Teal, SC into next 3 Sts, CC to grey, SC into next 38 Sts.

Row 20: Sc into next 40 Sts, CC to Teal, SC into next 3 Sts, CC to Grey, Sc into next St, CC to Teal, SC into next 2 Sts, CC to Grey, SC into next 2 Sts, CC to Teal, SC into next 2 Sts, CC to grey, SC into next 3 Sts, CC to Teal, Sc in next 4 Sts, CC to grey, Sc in next 39 Sts.

Row 21: Sc into next 41 Sts, CC to Teal, SC into next 2 Sts, CC to Grey, Sc into next St, CC to Teal, SC into next 2 Sts, CC to Grey, SC into next 2 Sts, CC to Teal, SC into next 2 Sts, CC to grey, SC into next 2 Sts, CC to Teal, Sc in next 4 Sts, CC to grey, Sc in next 40 Sts.

Row 22: Sc into next 41 Sts, CC to Teal, SC into next 14 Sts, CC to grey, Sc in next 41 Sts.

Row 23: Sc into next 41 Sts, CC to Teal, SC into next 13 Sts, CC to grey, Sc in next 42 Sts.

Row 24: Sc into next 40 Sts, CC to Teal, SC into next 11 Sts, CC to Grey, Sc into next St, CC to Teal, SC into next St, CC to Grey, SC into next 43 Sts.

Row 2b: Sc into next 40 Sts, CC to Teal, SC into next 4 Sts, CC to Grey, Sc into next St, CC to Teal, SC into next 3 Sts, CC to Grey, SC into next St, CC to Teal, SC into next 3 Sts, CC to Grey, Sc in next 44 Sts.

Row 26: Sc into next 40 Sts, CC to Teal, SC into next 6 Sts, CC to Grey, Sc into next St, CC to Teal, SC into next 4 Sts, CC to Grey, SC into next 45 Sts.

Row 27: Sc into next 40 Sts, CC to Teal, SC into next 9 Sts, CC to Grey, Sc into next 45 Sts.

Row 28-31: Sc into next 40 Sts, CC to Teal, SC into next 3 Sts, CC to Grey, Sc into next 53 Sts.

Row 32: Sc into next 37 Sts, CC to Teal, SC into next 6 Sts, CC to Grey, Sc into next 53 Sts.

Row 33: Sc into next 36 Sts, CC to Teal, SC into next 7 Sts, CC to Grey, Sc into next 53 Sts.

Row 34: Sc into next 36 Sts, CC to Teal, SC into next 3 Sts, CC to Grey, Sc into next St, CC to Teal, SC into next 3 Sts, CC to Grey, SC into next 53 Sts.

Row 35: Sc into next 36 Sts, CC to Teal, SC into next 7 Sts, CC to Grey, Sc into next 53 Sts.

Row 36: Sc into next 37 Sts, CC to Teal, SC into next 5 Sts, CC to Grey, Sc into next 54 Sts.

The Dinosaur Crochet Basket is an easy free crochet pattern with video tutorial and stitch guide.

Row 37: Sc into next 20 Sts, Ch 8, Skip 8 Sts, Sc into next 40 Sts, Ch8, skip 8 Sts, Sc into next 20 Sts.

Row 38: Sc into next 20 Sts, Work 9 Sc into Ch Space, SC into next 40 Sts, Work 9 Sc into Ch Space, Sc into next 19 Sts, Slip Stitch into next 2 Sts. Fasten off and weave in your ends.

Your Dinosaur crochet basket is complete and ready to be filled.

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