A Handy Storage Basket – Free Pattern

A Handy Storage Basket – Free Pattern
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I needed a handy storage basket so why not write it up as a free pattern? We had recently had a log burner put in and I needed something pretty to keep the logs in. I had also just gotten my first order of Hoooked Zpagetti and was looking for a good project to try it out with.

Yes, I was really late to the recycled jersey / t-shirt yarn party! I have been inspired by Knitz and Purlz and I have been loving seeing her jersey yarn and watching her create some gorgeous things. Every time I saw one of her posts it reminded me to make a storage basket.

Originally I wasn’t going to write this pattern up but I put a photo on IG and some people said they would love to check the pattern out. So it has waited for a couple of months (or 4!) until I could get it written up and tested properly.

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I liked the storage basket so much I made another one in white for my bathroom. It would also make a great gift basket for someone filled with toiletries or yarn!

 

Pattern Links:

If you would like an ad free pdf version of this pattern you can find it in all of the usual places:

Our Shop here

Ravelry here

Etsy here

Lovecrafts here

 

Materials needed:

  • 60-70 yards of super chunky yarn – I suggest Paintbox recycled jersey T-shirt yarn or Hoooked Zpagetti solid
  • 12 or 15mm
  • Stitch markers (optional)
  • Scissors
  • Tapestry needle

Gauge is not important for this project

Sizing:

Using a 12mm hook my basket was 6.5” in diameter by 4” in height

Using a 15mm hook my basket was 10.5” in diameter by 6.5” in height – my testers found that when they did one of each they nested perfectly!

 

Abbreviations:

  • Ch(s)–chain(s)
  • St(s)–stitch(es)
  • rep–repeat
  • sk—skip
  • sc – single crochet
  • fpdc – front post double crochet
  • Bpdc – back post double crochet
  • Blo – back loop only
  • YO—yarn over
  • FO—fasten off
  • [] – everything noted between these is worked into the same st

 

Pattern Notes:

  • Written in US terms.
  • Any ch stitches at the beginning do count as a st unless otherwise stated.
  • The stitch count is in parenthesis at the end of each row.
  • You must turn as indicated to keep the structure of the basket sturdy

 

Special Stitches:

You can find our video tutorial on the fpdc at https://youtu.be/nmWe76Y4v08 – right handed version

https://youtu.be/biHxNSKo5Vw – left handed version

For the bpdc visit https://youtu.be/hTPKAPQblkE

 

Free Pattern:

Round 1 –       In a magic ring sc 6    OR    ch3, ss into first ch, sc6 into center. SS to join (6)

Round 2 –       Ch1, 2sc in each st around. SS to join (12)

Round 3 –       Ch1, sc in the first st, 2sc in the next st, *sc in the next st, 2sc in the next st*. Rep from * to * around. SS to join (18)

Round 4 –        Ch1, sc in the first 2sts, 2sc in the next st, *sc in the next 2 sts, 2sc in the next st*. Rep from * to * around. SS to join (24)

Round 5 –        Ch1, sc in the first 3sts, 2sc in the next st, *sc in the next 3sts, 2sc in the next st*. Rep from * to * around. SS to join (30)

Round 6 –        Ch1, sc in the first 4sts, 2sc in the next st, *sc in the next 4sts, 2sc in the next st*. Rep from * to * around. SS to join (36)

Round 7 –        Ch1, sc in the first 5sts, 2sc in the next st, *sc in the next 5sts, 2sc in the next st*. Rep from * to * around. SS to join (42)

Round 8 –        Ch1, hdc blo in each st around. SS to join (42)

 

 

Let’s start the textured section!

Round 9 –       Alt ch3, [dc, ch1, 2dc] in the same st, sk2, fpdc in the next st, *sk2, [2dc, ch1, 2dc] in next st. sk2, fpdc in the next st*. Rep from * to * to end of round. SS to join (7 shells and 7 fpdc)

Round 10 –     Ch1 , turn, bpdc around the last stitch you made in the previous round, *in the next ch1 sp (2dc, ch1, 2dc), sk the next 2 sts, bpdc around the post of the next dc *

                  Rep from * to *. SS to join (7 shells and 7 bpdc)

Round 11 –      Ch1 , turn, fpdc around the last stitch you made in the previous round, *in the next ch1 sp (2dc, ch1, 2dc), sk the next 2 sts, fpdc around the post of the next dc *

                  Rep from * to *. SS to join (7 shells and 7 bpdc)

Rounds 12 – onwards – repeat rounds 10 and 11 until your basket is almost as tall as you

would like (I repeated round 10 once only)

Note: the taller this one gets the less stable it appears because of the stitches used.

Round 13 –       ch1, hdc in each st and ch1 space around. SS to join (42)

Round 14 –       With the outside facing you, you have a choice as to how to finish this one off:

  1. ss in each stitch around (42) OR
  2. crab stitch in each st around if you feel like your yarn needs a little bit more stability.

FO and weave in ends.

And voila! A gorgeous storage basket for your home!

 

Bring on Spring Event

On Friday 26th February 2021 only you can get this pattern as a free pdf as part of the Bring on Spring event hosted by Through The Loop Yarn Craft. Click the button below to get the code and then come back and click the next button to go to Ravelry and claim your free pdf!

 

 

 

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