Every new school term I seem to have to buy more hair bands for the girls to wear in their hair for school so I had a look for a crochet storage basket pattern to make a special place for all the bands to “live”. In the end I made up my own design to suit our needs and you’ll find the free pattern at the bottom of this post.
When I realised that the Puffin yarn (made by Quince and Co) that I’d purchased from Suzy Hausfrau’s stall at the Sydney Craft and Quilt Fair matched perfectly with the colours in my daughter’s bathroom I decided to use it to make the basket. The colour is called Lichen and you can find it yarn here.
I love the Boon Frog Pod we have on the girls bathroom wall. It’s used it to scoop up all the toys and then you hang it on the wall so that the water can drain away and store all the bath toys. We’ve had it since our eldest was a wee little baby and when we moved house I matched the bathroom towels and accessories to the green of the frog.
If you’re interested in making one here is the pattern : –
Crochet Storage Basket Pattern
Chain 4 and join into first chain with a slip stitch to form a ring or make a magic circle to start with
Row 1 – chain 2 (counts as first hdc now and throughout) then do 11 hdc into the ring and join back at the chain start
Row 2 – chain 2 then hdc in same stitch and then do 2 hdc in each stitch all the way around joining back at the chain start
Row 3 – chain 2 then 2 hdc in next stitch, repeat the following pattern all the way around *hdc in next stitch, 2 hdc in next stitch* joining back into the top of first chain 2
Row 4 – chain 2 then hdc in next stitch then repeat following pattern *2 hdc in next stitch, then 1 hdc in each of the next two stitches* joining back into the top of the first chain 2 turn work
Row 5 – chain 2, working in back loops only hdc in each stitch around and join into the top of the first chain 2
Row 6 – repeat row 5
Row 7 – repeat row 5 again
Row 8 – chain 2 then hdc in each stitch around (going through both loops this round)
Row 9 – repeat row 5
Row 10 – repeat row 5 one last time and then tie off the end and weave ends through.
Pick a nice contrasting yarn and thread a darning needle with it then weave it in and out of the stitches of row 8. Tie it off and weave in ends.
Let me know if you have any questions or problems with my pattern. I’d also love to hear from you if you made one of your own.
Have a great day!