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Fireside Basket, a free oversized crochet blanket basket pattern

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What better place to store handmade blankets than inside a handmade basket! Crochet the Fireside Basket, an oversized crochet blanket basket, now available as a FREE pattern.

If you love to crochet blankets like I do [crochet blanket patterns], then you need somewhere to store them. Make that storage adorable when you incorporate the Fireside Basket. This big, chunky crochet blanket basket is made with easy stitches and the most adorable handmade ribbon.

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Get The Fireside Basket

  • FREE PATTERN: Keep scrolling for the FREE version of the Fireside Basket.
  • PRINTABLE PDF: Pick up the beautifully formatted, ad-free verision of the Fireside Basket from Ravelry or TLYarnCrafts.com.
  • CROCHET KIT: Get everything you need to make the Firside Basket in a convenient kit from Lion Brand. Customize your kit now!

DIY Handmade Crochet Home Decor

Every crocheter has that one project that they revisit over and over again. For me, it is crochet blankets, hands down. I love the meditative stitching and beautiful all-over patterns of crochet afghans, blankets, and throws. Over the years, I’ve crocheted dozens of blankets, some to gift but most to keep. I needed somewhere adorable to store my blanket stash. Enter the Fireside Basket.

The Fireside Basket was designed to be a simple make with small accents and design features to make it stand out. This sturdy crochet blanket basket is made with two strands of Lion Brand Hue + Me yarn held double throughout. The basket gets more reinforcement by folding the top edge. And the finishing touch is a strip of bobble ribbon, crocheted with the same yarn.

Fireside Basket Details

DESCRIPTION

Need an adorable place to store your handmade blankets? Look no further than the Fireside Basket. This chunky crochet basket is sturdy enough for your heaviest blankets and looks beautiful in any corner of the room. The Fireside Blanket does double duty during the holidays, functioning as a bag for oversized gifts.

Get The Fireside Basket

  • FREE PATTERN: Keep scrolling for the FREE version of the Fireside Basket.
  • PRINTABLE PDF: Pick up the beautifully formatted, ad-free verision of the Fireside Basket from Ravelry or TLYarnCrafts.com.
  • CROCHET KIT: Get everything you need to make the Firside Basket in a convenient kit from Lion Brand. Customize your kit now!

MATERIALS

  • Lion Brand Hue + Me (category 5) bulky weight yarn. You’ll need 7 skeins or 815 yards of color A (Desert) and 2 skeins or 260 yards of color B (Agave).
  • 9mm crochet hook (like these)
  • 6.5mm crochet hook (these are my favorites)
  • Scissors
  • Tapestry needle
  • Tape measure
  • locking stitch marker
  • Rust-proof t-pins (optional)
  • Garment steamer (optional – like this one)
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MEASUREMENTS

22″ diameter and 18″ height. All measurements taken after light steam blocking.

GAUGE

4″ = 7 sts x 8 rows in single crochet

ABBREVIATIONS

BO = bobble (see Special Stitch)

Ch = chain

Dc3tog = double crochet 3 together

Fsc = foundation single crochet (tutorial)

Inc = increase

MR = magic ring

Sc = single crochet

Sk = skip

Sl St = slip stitch

St = stitch

SPECIAL STITCH

Bobble (abbreviated BO): Ch 7, dc3tog in 3rd ch from hook, ch 3, dc3tog in 3rd ch from hook, sl st at base of first dc3tog, ch 4, sk next 5 sc in row, sc in next sc.

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Fireside Basket Pattern

Need some help making the Fireside Basket? Check out this tutorial video:

BASE

NOTE: Move marker up to the last st of each round to help maintain your round count.

ROUND 1: With larger hook and holding 2 strands of A throughout, (ch 1, 6sc) in MR, close MR, mark last st with locking st marker and continue to work in a spiral. (6 sc)

ROUND 2: Inc in each st. (12 sc)

ROUND 3: (Inc, sc 1) around. (18 sc)

ROUND 4: (Sc 2, inc) around. (24 sc)

ROUND 5: (Inc, sc 3) around. (30 sc)

ROUND 6: (Sc 4, inc) around. (36 sc)

ROUND 7: (Inc, sc 5) around. (42 sc)

ROUND 8: (Sc 6, inc) around. (48 sc)

ROUND 9: (Inc, sc 7) around. (54 sc)

ROUND 10: (Sc 8, inc) around. (60 sc)

ROUND 11: (Inc, sc 9) around. (66 sc)

ROUND 12: (Sc 10, inc) around. (72 sc)

ROUND 13: (Inc, sc 11) around. (78 sc)

ROUND 14: (Sc 12, inc) around. (84 sc)

SIDE

ROUND 1: Sc in each st around. Do not move marker.

ROUNDS 2-28: Repeat Round 1. Drop marker at the end of Round 28. Change color to B (still holding 2 strands together).

ROWS 29-40: With B, sc in each st around. This should use the entirety of both skeins of B – if you are short, stop when the second skein is done.

When Round 40 is complete, sl st in the next st and fasten off.

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RIBBON

ROW 1: With one strand of A and smaller hook, fsc 127 (or the necessary multiple of 6 + 1 to reach around the top of the basket), turn.

ROWS 2-3: Ch 1, sc across row, turn.

ROW 4: Ch 1, sc in first st, BO across row, fasten off after last sc.

ASSEMBLY & FINISHING

OPTIONAL STEPS:

  1. Fold the color B section of the blanket over toward the right side of the basket.
  2. Fill the basket with blankets and/or towels and measure the circumference around the top of the basket.
  3. Steam block the ribbon to measure one inch shorter than the circumference of the basket. Focus on extending the bobbles away from the single crochet portion of the ribbon.

REQUIRED STEPS:

  1. Weave in all ends.
  2. Pin the ribbon to the basket around the circumference of the top using t-pins or sewing pins, ensuring that the ends of the ribbon are at the back of the basket.
  3. Use a length of color A to join the ribbon to the basket using a running stitch. Push the tapestry need through to the inside of the basket when seaming.
  4. Steam block the finished basket (optional)
  5. Weave in any remaining ends.

MINI FIRESIDE BASKET MODIFICATIONS

The mini Fireside Basket differs from the original in that the colors are reversed and the mini measures 8.5″ in diameter and 6″ in height. The mini version uses the same materials and requires 2 skeins of Agave and 1 skein of Desert.

BASE

NOTE: Move marker up to the last st of each round to help maintain your round count.

ROUND 1: With larger hook and holding 2 strands of A throughout, 6sc in MR, close MR, mark last st with locking st marker and continue to work in a spiral. (6 sc)

ROUND 2: Inc in each st. (12 sc)

ROUND 3: (Inc, sc 1) around. (18 sc)

ROUND 4: (Sc 2, inc) around. (24 sc)

ROUND 5: (Inc, sc 3) around. (30 sc)

ROUND 6: (Sc 4, inc) around. (36 sc)

ROUND 7: (Inc, sc 5) around. (42 sc)

ROUND 8: (Sc 6, inc) around. (48 sc)

SIDE

ROUND 1: Sc in each st around. Do not move marker.

ROUNDS 2-10: Repeat Round 1. Drop marker at the end of Round 10. Change color to B.

ROWS 11-16: With B, sc in each st around.

When Round 16 is complete, sl st in the next st and fasten off.

RIBBON

ROW 1: With one strand of A and smaller hook, fsc 79 (or the necessary multiple of 6 + 1), turn.

ROW 2: Ch 1, sc across row, turn.

ROW 3: Ch 1, sc in first st, BO across row, fasten off after last sc.

Complete Assembly & Finishing as written above.

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Prefer an ad-free, printable version of the Fireside Basket? Find it HERE!

I’d love to see how your crochet blanket basket turned out 🙂 Share your Fireside Basket with me on Instagram, then pop by my private Facebook group and share it there too!

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Comments

  1. Avatarlinda schmidt says

    I would love to download the pattern free as advertised. It does not allow me to but wants to charge me $5.00. please RESPOND TO THIS PROBLEM. Thank you lynn

    • Toni L.Toni L. says

      Hi – the pattern is not advertised as a free download. It is mentioned multiple times in the blog post that the free version if available to VIEW at the bottom of the post. Sorry for any confusion. You can purchase a downloadable version from my shop.

  2. AvatarGilly says

    For the fireside basket, how do you think the pattern would go with a blanket yarn?
    Would you think it should be held double with 2 blankets yarns, or can they be mixed. Or is blanket yarn Sturdy enough to hold up without the double ?
    (Asking since I have blanket yarn in my stash)

    • Toni L.Toni L. says

      Hi Gilly – I think it’s definitely worth a try. I don’t have much experience with blanket yarn, but I would try it held double and follow the pattern as written. You may have to go up a hook size to make sure the tension doesn’t irritate your hands or wrists. Let me know how it goes 🙂

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