I have wanted to make a large crochet hanging basket for a long time so when a lady asked me to make a rainbow of hanging baskets for her child’s room to store soft toys, I jumped at the opportunity. I have made a hanging basket before using a Norwegian pattern by Bekki Bjarnoll that I tried my best to translate into English using Google Translate, but this pattern is too small for what I needed this time and so here is how I made a basket to hold 3-4 medium sized teddies.
I am very new to pattern writing and so please feel free to comment or send me a message if you notice any errors or issues with the pattern and I will be more than happy to listen and adjust the pattern if necessary.
As with all of my free patterns, I am writing them to raise money for Brain Tumor Research, so if you like and use this pattern to make a beautiful hanging basket, please donate a little something towards my charity at the link below. You can read about why I donate to Brain Tumour Research on my blog.
InCrochet Hanging Basket
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I used WoolandtheGang’s Jerseybegood yarn for this hanging basket. It is a super chunky yarn made from large rolls of cotton material cut into strips, however, any brand of t-shirt or super chunky yarn will work. This type of yarn is perfect for this basket as it is thick and durable with just the right amount of stretch and comes in so many wonderful, bright colours. However, please be aware that every roll of this type of yarn can be different in that the thickness can vary to some extent. This means that if the roll is 500g, the length van vary somewhat depending on how thick the yarn in that specific roll has been cut. For example, I bought 2 rolls each of the Jerseybegood, but the Purple Rain ran out quite a few rows before the other colours and so I had to adapt my pattern to make a smaller size so that I did not have to buy a new roll. For this reason, always buy more than you think you need and if there is any spare, you can always make a matching small basket. I did only use 2 rolls, but to be on the safe side, I am writing that you will need 3 rolls in the instructions below as I cannot be sure of the length.
You will need:
- 12mm hook
- 3 rolls of jersey cotton yarn, e.g. Jersey Be Good (500g, 100m). I used Purple Rain, Big Bird Yellow and Cherry Pink
- Yarn needle
- I do not count my chain as a stitch. The number at the end of each row in brackets is the number of stitches per row minus the chain.
- I crochet my first stitch into the first stitch and not the chain space.
- When working rows 1-9 in the round, make sure to use a stitch marker to track your stitches.
- I crochet over my ends whenever possible and reverse stitch them back in the opposite direction at the end.
- I use US stitch terms.
- Ch – Chain
- St – Stitch
- Sl st – Slip stitch
- Sc – Single crochet
- Hdc – Half double crochet
- Dc – Double crochet
- Sc increase – Single crochet Increase
- Hdc increase – Half double crochet increase
- Dc increase – Double crochet increase
- BLO – Back loops only
Magic ring, ch 1
Round1: 6 sc in ring (6)
Round2: 2 dc in each st around (12)
Round3: 2 sc in each st around (24)
Round4: *1 sc in first st, 2 sc in next*, repeat around (36)
Round5: *1 sc in first st, 1 sc in second st, 2 sc in third st*, repeat around (48)
Round6-9: Hdc in each st around (48)
Round10: *1 hdc in first st, 2 hdc in next* repeat around (72)
Round11-12: 1 dc in each st around, turn (72)
Round 13: Ch 1 (does not count as st) hdc in each st around , 1 sl st into first hdc, turn (73)
Round14: Ch 2 (does not count as st) in BLO, dc around, sl st into first dc, do not turn (72)
Round15: Ch 1, in both loops, hdc in each st around, sl st into first hdc, do not turn (72)
Round 16: Ch 1, in BLO, *1 hdc in first st, hdc decrease* (repeat 8 times) *1 dc, dc decrease* (repeat 8 times) *1 hdc , hdc decrease* (repeat 7 times) 1 hdc , sl st (49)
Round 17: *1 sc in first st, 1 sc in second st, sc decrease*, repeat around, end with 3 sc, sl st into first st (37). Chain 12, sl st into round 16 then sl st again into first st of this round. (see photo below for correct st position).
Round18: Crab st into second st of round 17 and report around, sl st around chain 12, sl st into first st. Wrap yarn around handle and weave in tightly. See below for photo instructions for this round including the crab stitch.
1. Insert hook into second st of round 17.
2. Yarn over and pull through st and 1 loop on hook. You should now have 2 loops on your hook.
3. Yarn over and pull through both loops on hook.
4. Repeat around and then sl st into first st.
5. Sl st around ch 12 handle and back again, then sl st into first st. Wrap yarn around the handle to cover all joins and weave in end tightly. Weave in all other ends.
I hope you enjoyed this pattern. Please remember to donate to my charity, Brain Tumour Research at the following link if you use it. Thank you so much.