a while ago I made these baskets for my friend who made this gorgeous cushion for me. the baskets have arrived at her place a while ago, so I can now freely share my pictures with you. we both used the same yarn, although I left the pink out. reason for that is she gave birth to a baby boy, and I thought these baskets would come in handy in the nursery. I guess our culture-colour-code does not allow a decent amount of pink in a boy nursery, haha. so I worked with green and white, a ball of each colour. I varied the stitches and the sizing, both in diameter as in height. this way they fit in each other when not in use. as you can see, rows of single crochet gives a nice and sturdy look. probably the most useful stitch for a basket. although it of course depends on the purpose you have in mind for your baskets.
two of the edgings were a lot of fun to make. I thought you might be interested in giving these a go as well, so I wrote down the pattern for you. the crown-edging is perfect for a round project. the increase in stitches makes the base I made for the pattern curl up right away. the bobble stitch edging could be used on flat projects too.
some of you may say: nice edging, but I don't know how to crochet a basket. luckily for you I also have a write up on how to make a basket. I made some last year and you can find a written tutorial here. just leave the handle-gap out and use the edgings from these patterns to your liking. please let me know if anything is unclear in these patterns.