A few weeks back during a general browse on the 24/7 available virtual shopping channel, also know as the internet, I came across some fabulous looking baskets. I instantly liked the look of them, but to my dismay they were rather pricey. I decided I would be good and didn’t purchase one.

My mind kept coming back to them though, thinking that there must be a way to come up with a design and make one myself. I remembered the yarn that a friend of mine had given me a couple of Christmases ago, a sort of jersey/t-shirt type of material and very chunky. I couldn’t remember the name, but after some searching I found it on a trusted website here.


To my surprise this yarn comes in 117 different shades, so there really is a colour there to suit any taste…, but trust me when I say that it is not easy to chose as they are all so delicious.

I set to work almost immediately, 9mm crochet hook at the ready, and after a couple of false starts I was on my way. Due to the thickness of the yarn and size of hook, this project works up mega fast, you can easily whip one of these beauties up in an afternoon.

The finished baskets are super duper sturdy and lend themselves to all manner of uses. The smaller one makes an ideal project basket and the larger version is big enough for a small shop at the market. If you make different sizes, they are easily stackable, or you could try leaving off the handles and make storage baskets.



The options are endless…Why not have a go yourself, you can download the pattern absolutely free by clicking HERE.

Do you like them?

Let me know what you think, and most importantly…

Enjoy! X.

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  • Thank you Maria, there is no such thing as too many bags or baskets xx

  • Maria McPherson

    Hi Heike!
    Oh I love these 🙂 I’m always on the look out for project baskets (I have way too many WIPs haha)….I feel a basket making frenzy coming on!
    Maria x

  • Hi Teresa,

    so glad you like them and that you have taken to crochet. Its such a great thing to do and I combine it with my knitting and sometimes sewing…always up for a challenge.
    I have just started to follow you on bloglovin, so looking forward to discovering your world.
    Have a lovely day xx

  • Love these baskets! I can think of endless uses for them. Thankyou so much for sharing. I have only recently (i.e. last week) learnt to crochet but always up for a challenge! I have started making Sarah from Annabooshouse toadstool thanks to your friday post, and I’m going well.

  • Go for it Lies…look forward to seeing it at next Knitting Group xx

  • lies

    Absolutely beautiful. I will definitely make one.