This is a straightforward pattern for a simple crocheted basket. The finished project will be quite soft (as in it might not hold its shape as firmly as a store bought basket) but this is dependant on the materials you use.
Bed runner free crochet pattern from http://www.patternsforcrochet.co.uk/bed-runner-usa.html #freecrochetpatterns #patternsforcrochet
Joining panels or strips as you go. Crocheted blanket tutorial showing how to join squares while crocheting (instead of just stitching together at the end). Results in a beautiful eyelet row between strips.