the bedside basket

I finished crocheting Xavier’s bedside basket last night before I went to bed, whilst the hubster was at “boys night out”.

Here’s the pattern / recipe / notes I wrote down as I made it. I’ve also typed it up as a pdf tutorial you can download: the bedside basket crochet tutorial.

I used:
–  4.0 mm hook
–  2 strands 8ply yarn in camo drops
–  sc & dc stitches (american)

Links to crochet bowls / baskets tutorials that inspired this particular one I made for Xavier:
double yarn (I’ve made them before using one strand, and it makes them way too flimsy)
chunky handles

The baby (can I still call her that even though she’s nearly two?),  loves coming along and putting things in it. Particularly the balls of yarn while I was working on it. Contemplating crocheting her one next, with fabric scraps.

linking up to:
my creative space #5
raverly page

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11 Responses to the bedside basket

  1. Lionesslady says:

    This looks great! Love the muted colours you’ve used….very boy friendly!

  2. paula macdonald says:

    looks a great pattern and idea

  3. Gillian says:

    what a cute basket, just came for a lookie from Ravelry..
    thanks for sharing the pattern, might give this a go soon :)

  4. Flying Blind says:

    Love it!
    Downloaded, for when I am feeling brave!!!

  5. Pink Ronnie says:

    That looks really lovely – well done!
    I wish I were a crocheter – I would love to do something love to have something like this for our boys…
    Ronnie xo

  6. Michelle says:

    What a great idea, I can thing of a million uses for a gorgeous little crochet basket, thanks for sharing this!

  7. katie-the-sunshine-teacher says:

    ya know, my mama is the crochet/knitting/everything queen, so i’ve never bothered learning to crochet.. seriously tempted now… ADORE the fabric scraps idea for little miss x..
    love x

  8. When starting the sides be sure to double crochet in the back stitches or the sides will not curve upwards. I also used another pattern for the bottom circular base. Nice project.

  9. Sandy says:

    Hey, I have the same inhalers. Love, the basket. Thank you.

  10. patricia says:

    hi, just browsing and found your pattern. I have done a similar one, but I did my trebles(uk) double crochet(us) over a ball of parcel string. It makes the basket more sturdy. still washable, but firmer.
    your colours are gorgeously muted and friendly.

  11. goldie says:

    Beautiful basket. Is this line correct?
    rnd 1) ch 2 , 12 dc into each stitch, join with ss

    Is it correct using 12 dc or should it be 2?

    thanks for the pattern

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