Today on the blog I will share a simple pattern called the 6” Basket Pattern. This pattern uses some of my key crochet tricks. Purchase the inexpensive PDF here on my site, here on Ravelry, or here on Etsy!
(Want to skip the chatter? Scroll right down to get the free pattern & the videos are at the bottom!)
I will show you one of the techniques I use for:
Changing direction (different than I have previously shared & a bit easier)
Finishing/ Edging (I have used this stitch before - check out my Millennial Birch blanket pattern!
Making crochet sturdy (for the handles of this basket - & Dead Pool’s swords)
If you have a better name suggestion & would like to send that in please do! I hope you & whoever you gift this basket to enjoys it & finds it useful/practical!
If you don’t have time to make it now, never fear! Just pin one of my photos to your pintrest board & save it as a project for later. This will keep your friends in the loop about my designs as well & may help keep me in the designing free patterns business for longer! - I would really appreciate it! (every like really counts!)
This Mothers day I decided to design myself this small gift. I then promptly forgot about myself (as a mother - pretty typical) & gave it to my daughter to put her dollies in. I have received one mothers day gift from Alycia (my daughter) so far & am looking forward to whatever she makes me at daycare this week! It isn’t about the tissue paper flower I got last year, or how I still have it as a reminder; it’s more about her expression when giving it to me - the pride & accomplishment she felt. It’s more about her putting her little heart into something, committing to it fully & thinking of me, even while she’s away (at daycare). I mean, yeah I’ve been given nicer looking flowers, but my heart melted when it came with a “ I love you the most in the whole world Mommy, look what I made for you today - Reem helped” haha, it makes me feel like a kid again to live through those emotions with her and revel in her excitement, even if it is short lived &followed promptly with a “can I have a timbit” as we drive home.
I decided to give her the basket, because why not? Who better to give my makes to than my one and only. I’m hoping to show her the meaning of ‘giving is better than receiving.’ Each time I make her something (if she wants it - which she luckily always does) she must trade one toy she no longer wants to children with less toys than she has. It makes cleaning a little easier & her toy collection stays manageable - especially when I can trade a toy for a basket for toys - Mom Win!