A wise maker once said, if you make baskets FROM yarn, you’ll always have baskets FOR yarn. Or maybe that was me while trying to justify buying yarn to make another chunky crochet basket…
Either way, the Jessie Stash Basket is the perfect catchall for your latest works in progress. It’s big enough to hold all of your yarn and notions for sweaters, blankets, shawls, and everything in between. Make your new favorite basket using the free crochet pattern and tutorial video.
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Crochet for the Home
One of my favorite parts of being a crochet designer is making practical pieces that I can use around my home. My living room is filled with plenty of blankets, wall hangings, and planters that I’ve made by hand.
When it comes to baskets, I’m a big fan of making them myself. I originally designed the Jenna Stash Basket in collaboration with some of my favorite makers. The Jessie Stash Basket is a riff on that original pattern, substituting chunky wool yarn for cotton and making the base from yarn instead of wood.
Crochet a Chunky Two-Handled Basket
When I set out to design the Jessie Stash Basket, I knew I wanted something with a cozy look but I needed it to be sturdy as well. Lion Brand Wool-Ease Thick & Quick was an obvious choice. Lion Brand Wool-Ease Thick & Quick is easy to find at your local craft store and comes in plenty of colors to match your style.
And once you start, you just can’t stop! The Jessie Stash Basket works up incredibly quickly with thick yarn. You’ll have your first basket done in no time – giving you the perfect excuse to start another one!
The Jessie Stash Basket is available as an all-in-one kit from Lion Brand! Customize your kit now – Shop the Jessie Stash Basket Kit.
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Jessie Stash Basket Details
- Lion Brand Wool-Ease Thick & Quick yarn, 4 balls in your chosen color. The colors I used in my samples are Flax and Butterscotch.
- 9mm crochet hook (like THIS ONE)
- Yarn needle
- Locking stitch markers (I love THESE ONES)
14″ wide x 6″ deep x 7″ tall
BLO = back loop only
Blp = back loop
Ch = chain
Hdc = half double crochet
Lp = loop
Sc = single crochet
Sk = skip
Sp = space
St(s) = stitch(es)
Wcs = waistcoat stitch (see Special Stitches below)
Waistcoat Stitch (wcs): insert hook into the middle of the post between the “v”, pushing hook to the backside of work, yarn over, pull up a loop, yarn over, pull through both loops on hook.
Would you like a little help along the way? Use this video as a guide while making the Jessie Stash Basket!
Jessie Stash Basket Pattern
Hold two strands of yarn together throughout.
ROUND 1: Ch 16, starting in the 2nd ch from hook, sc 14, 5sc in last ch (mark the 2nd and 4th st), working on the opposite side of the ch, sc 13, 4sc in the last st (mark 2nd and 4th st). (36 sts)
ROUND 2: Continuing to work in a spiral, sc in next st, (mark as first st of the round – this is the beginning marker), [sc to next marker, 3sc in marked st (move marker to 2nd st)] 4 times. (44 sts)
ROUND 3: Sc around, placing 3sc in marked sts and moving marker to 2nd st. Move beginning marker to first st. (52 sts)
ROUND 4: Repeat Round 3.
ROUND 5: Hdc around, placing 3hdc in marked sts. Do not replace increase markers. Move beginning marker to first st. (68 sts)
ROUND 1: Sc in blp and 3rd lp around. Move beginning marker to last st (this marker now indicates the last stitch instead of the first stitch of the round).
ROUND 2: (Wcs 1, sc BLO 1) around. Move marker to last st.
ROUNDS 3-11: Repeat Round 2.
ROUND 12: (Wcs 1, sc BLO 1) 2 times, wcs 1, ch 9, sk 7, (wcs 1, sc BLO 1) 13 times, wcs 1, ch 9, sk 7, (wcs 1, sc BLO 1) in remaining sts of round. Move ending marker to last st.
ROUND 13: (Wcs 1, sc BLO 1) to first ch-sp, sc 13 in ch-sp, (wcs 1, sc BLO 1) to next ch-sp, sc 13 in ch-sp, (wcs 1, sc BLO 1) to last st, sl st BLO in last st. Fasten off. Weave in all ends.
Prefer an ad-free, printable pattern? Get the Jessie Stash Basket pattern HERE.
Thanks for joining me to make the Jessie Stash Basket! I have three myself and each one is filled with an exciting project that I can’t wait to share with you.
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Great design, I especially love the stitch you used! Thanks so much for posting!
Has anyone made this holding two worsted weight strands together? Wondering if it would be close enough to the thick n quick and which hook would be best if so.
Toni L. says
Hi! If you wanted to use worsted instead of super bulky, I’d recommend holding 6 strands of worsted together, at least, to achieve close to the gauge of the finished basket. I’d try an 8mm hook to start and adjust as needed.
I’ve made one basket, using the chunky yarn (but not wool, allergic) and I just created a bag using three strands of worsted and going until it was about 10 inches tall, then adding the handles. I also added two more rows for the handles (in pattern stitch too!) because I knew carrying it around more than the basket, I wanted something a little more sturdy than the three-strand handle gave me. I love this pattern and will probably make many, many more! I purchased the pdf so I didn’t have to hunt for the webpage each time. Thanks for a great pattern!
I made 1 of these with the Wool Ease yarn and LOVE it. I saw you talking about using the Big Twist Textile yarn but didn’t see the whole story. How much do you need for the Jessie? And how do you adjust the pattern and yarn amount to make it a bit taller?
Toni L. says
Hi! I made mine in 3 colors. I used 2 cakes for each color, but used a very small amount of the second cake for the last 2 colors. I still held the yarn double, and I used an 8mm crochet hook for this version.
Kate S-R says
that basket looks great – looking into making one as a present for friend – do U think its possible to do it in 2 colours – meaning stripy ??? Do the rounds finish or do they go spiral without direct finish? What would be the best way of changing colours so it doesn’t look misaligned? Sorry so many questions – I’m still a beginner so can’t see directly from pattern – and about to order yarn for it.
Toni L. says
Hi! I love the idea of doing this in multiple colors. The rounds are worked in a spiral. So, if you want to change colors, I’d recommend doing it in the middle of one of the long sides. That would make that the back side, since the color changes would be visible.
Kate S-R says
Thx Toni, will try and see how it goes – might post the result if reasonable!
Olivia Winter says
Loved this pattern! So easy to follow and to make, especially with the YouTube tutorial (I learned a new stitch!). I used a 100% acrylic yarn which looks like it was stiffer to work with than your work on the video, but it turned out beautifully. I did more rows up the side to make it a little taller, too. Thanks, Toni!
Love this! I was just playing around with two yarns I wasn’t sure what to do with, so mine ended up smaller. It’s adorable and I love it! Will definitely be making more. I love your patterns and your tutorials are SO helpful! 💕
Round 13 – the free instructions don’t have the waistcoat stitch prior to the 13 single crochets the way it shows in the video.
Had a blast with this! Thanks!
Toni L. says
Yes, it does. It’s right at the beginning of that line of instructions. It’s listed as (Wcs 1, sc BLO 1) to the first ch-sp. Please let me know if that’s unclear.