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.
This post contains affiliate links that support the content on TLYCBlog.com. All opinions are my own. Find my Privacy & Disclosures Policy here.
You can now customize an all-in-one kit to make your Jessie Stash Basket!! Find the kit from Lion Brand HERE.
Keep scrolling for the free version of the Jessie Stash Basket.
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.
Get the Jessie Stash Basket
- Get the one-page ad-free printable pattern HERE.
- Customize your project kit from Lion Brand HERE.
- Shop the yarn for this pattern HERE.
- Add this pattern to your Ravelry queue HERE.
- Pin this pattern on your Pinterest board HERE.
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.