A Basket

A Basket

Yes, I’m one of those people that are obsessed with organization. I love these practical little baskets. I want to hang them on the walls of the school room for art supplies or on doorknobs for catchalls. Some will end up as toy storage, maybe in custom sizes for sets of toys! (See? One of those people for sure!)

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One of my favorite kinds of projects are the ones that are useful in my home or someone else’s. I couldn’t resist making a matching pencil/crochet hook holder with my remaining blue yarn. The set would be great for little balls of yarn and crochet hooks.

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The chunky yarn makes this a quick project and while the baskets are still soft, bendable, and collapsible, they will hold shape after positioned. The same patterned could be used for bigger baskets by adding more increase rounds and more reps of the “even around” rows. Enjoy the free patterns!

pattern

A Basket

K hook
Wool-Ease Thick and Quick Yarn (1 skein made just one basket for me) or other chunky yarn

Basket is about 6 inches tall.

Row 1: 10 hdc in a loop, tighten loop
Row 2: 2hdc in each around (20 total)
Row 3: *hdc, 2hdc* repeat around (30 total)
Row 4: *hdc, hdc, 2hdc* repeat around (40 total)
Row 5: *hdc, hdc, hdc, 2hdc* repeat around (50 total)
Row 6: *hdc, hdc, hdc, hdc, 2hdc* repeat around (60 total), sc to round off
Row 7-9: sl st blo even around
Row 10: sc blo even around
Row 11-12: sc even around
Row 13-15: repeat rows 7
Row 16: repeat row 10
Row 17-18: repeat row 11
Row 19-21: repeat row 7
Row 22: repeat row 10
Row 23-24: repeat row 11
Row 25-27: repeat row 7
Row 28: sc blo in each of the next 9 stitches, ch 12, sc blo in each of the next 18 stitches, ch 12, sc blo in each of the next 9 stitches
Row 29-30: repeat row 11
st st to round off
Finish off

pattern

Pencil Holder/Crochet Hook Holder

K hook
chunky yarn

Row 1: 10 hdc in a loop, tighten loop
Row 2: 2hdc in each around (20 total), sc to round off
Row 3-5: sl st blo even around
Row 6: sc blo even around
Row 7-8: sc even around
Row 9-11: sl st blo even around
Row 12: sc blo even around
Row 13-14: repeat row 7
Row 15-17: repeat row 9
Row 18: repeat row 11
Row 19-20: repeat row 7, sl st to round off