Do you ever feel like you need more storage, but don’t have anything to put your items in? I know I do! My favorite solution for that is to crochet a basket! It’s a basket made of yarn to hold more yarn or other knick knacks. I’m so in for that! I love using t-shirt yarn to make a nice chunky crochet basket. The featured pattern of the week is even a crochet basket with handles, and includes a chunky crochet coaster pattern as well.
Today’s guest blogger of the week is Irina from KnitzNPurlz. She creates her very own t-shirt yarn, and simple quick projects to make using her fabulous yarn. I’ve got a pattern in the works with it, and absolutely love it! Be sure to check out her Etsy store where she sells all of her wonderful yarn.
The free crochet pattern Irina is sharing today is a T-Shirt Yarn Crochet Basket With Handles and a matching Crochet Coaster. This easy, chunky crochet basket is great for beginners, and is ideal for crocheting while watching your favorite tv show. By using the t-shirt yarn, you create a nice and sturdy basket, that wont cave in or limp. It’s super quick to make to, and uses just the single crochet stitch! So I’ll hand things over to Irina, so she can share her pattern!
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Hi everyone, My name is Irina! I’ve been a knitter and crocheter for as long as I can remember (thanks mom!), and am the maker behind everything that goes on with Knitznpurlz. I have to confess, I don’t like big knitting or crochet projects! I’m “Netflix and knit” kind of girl that’s all about the easy or mindless patterns. After getting frustrated with counting numerous stitches and trying to figure out complicated patterns, I started to make my own easy to follow patterns that were quick to make.
Through that I ended up working with t-shirt yarn, which I sell in my shop! By using t-shirt yarn, an entire project takes me just a couple of hours to complete. The main idea behind all my patterns is simplicity and originality,(holla!) so you can relax and enjoy the process.
Today I have the honor to share one of my patterns on E’Claire Makery’s blog: a free crochet pattern of a crochet basket with handles and matching coasters. It literally took me a couple of hours to crochet the basket and 4 coasters for my dining room table. I have a bunch of knitted throws and pillows in all my rooms at home, and wanted my dining room to look as cozy as my other rooms. Crochet basket and coasters were perfect for it! I love that t-shirt yarn gives sturdiness to crochet baskets which makes this pattern practical too, so I can actually put something inside and use it as a table centerpiece. T-shirt yarn is 100% cotton, machine washable, and it won’t ruin the shape of your basket.
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Measurements of baskets:
6” in diameter and 3” height
Measurements of the coasters:
4.5” in diameter
What you will need:
- T-shirt yarn (6 super bulky weight, super chunky yarn) -109 yards (100 m). I used t-shirt yarn from my shop KNITZNPURLZ. It can be substituted with like Bernat® Maker Home Dec™ Yarn using it in double string.
- Crochet hook – 10mm, N15
Abbreviations, Stitch knowledge:
- Ch- chain;
- St – stitch;
- Sc- single crochet;
- Sl St – slip stitch;
- Scbbo– single crochet through the back bar only (3d loop) of the stitch;(Camel Stitch). You can find a quick tutorial of Camel stitch on my blog https://www.knitznpurlz.com/new-blog/single-crochet-through-back-bar-camel-stitch
- Slstbbo – slip stitch through the back bar only (3d loop) of the stitch.
- () – repeat pattern from ( to )
2st=1”and 2 rows=1”
Let’s get crocheting!
Crochet Basket with Handles Pattern:
Rnd 1: Make magic ring and ch1, Sc 6 in magic ring, sl st into first stitch of the ring, tighten the ring by pulling the tail end.
Rnd 2: Ch1, 2sc into each st around, (12st).
Working in spiral way, place the stitch marker at the beginning of the row for easy row counting.
Rnd 3: (2 sc into first st, 1 sc into next st) repeat all the way around (18st).
Rnd 4: (1 sc in next two st, 2 sc in 3d st) repeat all the way around (24st).
Rnd 5: (2 sc in one st, 1 sc in next 3 st) repeat all the way around (30st).
Rnd 6: ( 1 sc in next 2 st, 2 sc in 3d st, 1 sc in next 2 st) repeat all the way around (36st).
You should have a circle of approximately 6” in diameter.
Rnd 7: Sc into each st through the back bar of the st. The row will curl up forming the wall of the basket.
Rnd 8: Continue working with scbbo stitch in spiral way without joining rounds until desired height of the basket.
Rnd 9: 5 scbbo, make 15 ch, skip 6st, 13 scbbo, make 15 ch, skip 6 st, 6 scbbo. (ch will form handles)
Rnd 10: 5 slstbbo, 20 sc under the handle, 13 slstbbo, 20 sc under the handle, 6 slstbbo.
Chunky Crochet Coaster Pattern:
Rnd 1: With the MC make magic ring and ch1, Sc 6 in magic ring, sl st into first stitch of the ring, tighten the ring by pulling the tail end.
Working in a spiral way, place the stitch marker at the beginning of the row for easy row counting.
Rnd 2: 2 scbbo into each st around, (12st).
Rnd 3: (2 scbbo into first st, 1 scbbo into next st) repeat all the way around (18st).
Rnd 4: (1 scbbo in next two st, 2 scbbo in 3d st) repeat all the way around (24st).
Rnd 5: Slstbbo all the way around without increases.
Weave ends and finish off.
I hope you enjoy this pattern as much as I do. You can find more free patterns using t-shirt yarn on my blog or purchase add-free PDF patterns for a small fee at my etsy shop all the t-shirt yarn you’ll need for your projects. Follow me for instagram where I share my knitting and crochet journey, host giveaways and chat with fellow makers.