Crochet in Color: Lots of Free patterns. I always go with the smallest hook for baskets, bins, etc. More useful if you don't have to shape them. The only time I use a bigger hook is if slouchy is what the design calls for. Make Crocheted Baskets!
Ravelry: Chunky Crocheted Basket pattern by Elizabeth Trantham (these made with recycled yarn from sweaters) *** Audrey: I wonder if made with Clothes Line rope or para cord, etc. If these would be stiff enough to work as laundry baskets?