I have recently moved into my new flat at Uni and found I have no space for a bedside table. I do, however, have a rather large pipe next to my bed that was part of the original building so cannot be removed. It has a very handy little lip part way up which I thought would be perfect to hang something from. I had already picked up some Bernat Handicrafter chunky yarn back in June and haven’t had a chance to use it yet, so… Hanging bedside table basket it is!
Having recently made an amigurumi giraffe, I thought this would be the perfect opportunity to use some techniques I picked up from that project and create my own pattern.
This basket is super simple and is definitely customisable. I used a magic ring to start off because it gives a tight finish, meaning there will be no hole in the bottom of the basket! You could start by chaining two and putting 6 SC in the first loop, but I don’t recommend this as the basket won’t be as tight.
If you want your basket to be larger than the one I have made, add more rounds after round 11 continuing to add another stitch before increasing each round. For example, your round 12 would be Ch1, [11 SC, Inc], SS to join. If you would rather it be smaller than mine, then begin round 12 at an earlier stage and skip out some of the increases!
I used a 6.5mm hook and the Bernat brand Handicrafter Chunky yarn (can’t find the colour name!) for this project. It is a sturdy yarn with quite a rough texture, meaning it’s the perfect yarn to use for something that needs to be durable.
MR: magic ring
SC: single crochet
DC: Double crochet
SS: Slip stitch
BLO: back loops only
: repeat everything in brackets for round
(): number of stitches in round
- 6 SC in MR, SS to join (6)
2. CH 1, Inc in every SC, SS to join (12)
3. CH 1, [SC, Inc], SS to join (18)
4. CH 1, [2 SC, Inc], SS to join (24)
5. CH 1, [4 SC, Inc], SS to join (30)
6. CH 1, [5 SC, inc], SS to join (36)
7. CH 1, [6 SC, Inc], SS to join (42)
8. CH 1, [7 SC, Inc], SS to join (48)
9. CH 1, [8 SC, Inc], SS to join (54)
10. CH 1, [9 SC, Inc], SS to join (60)11.
11. CH 1, [10 SC, Inc], SS to join (66)
12. CH 1, BLO SC round once, SS through both loops to join
13-23. CH 1, SC round, SS to join
24. CH 1, SC 18, CH 12.
attach 10 SC across with a SC.
This creates the first handle. SC 25, CH 12, attach 10 SC across with SC to make the second handle. SC 10, SS to join
25-26. CH 1, SC round, SS to join
Feel free to share this pattern around, but please do credit me!
Happy hooking 😊