Easy Free Crochet Stash Buster Basket Pattern

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I sat down to make myself a pair of slippers and instead I ended up making these little stash baskets. My crochet hooks, ruler and scissors were scattered across the little table I use when I crochet sitting on the couch and it was driving me nuts. So I guess this means I needed to make little baskets for myself more than I needed another pair of slippers!

I finished my first basket and then started on my second basket while watching Drew play Mario on the Nintendo Switch. If I can’t find a use for the second basket myself, I remember seeing a pile of markers sitting on the kid’s craft table that need a new home 😉

I like them so much I decided to make a yarn basket to match and the free pattern for the Yarn Stash Basket is available right here: Yarn Stash Basket Free Pattern

Stash Baskets Free Pattern Oombawka Design Crochet

Make this easy-to-crochet stash basket for small items like crochet hooks, pencils or pens. A great project to use up your extra yarn as you use 2-strands of medium weight held together.

Supplies

  • Yarn: 2 strands of Medium Weight Yarn [4] held together. I used Red Heart Super Saver yarn;  [5 oz (141g) / Approx. 236 yds (215m)]. Colors: Peridot and Topaz
  • Hook: 6 mm (J) Clover Amour Crochet hook
  • Finished Project Yardage: 123 yds / 112 m
  • Scissors, Yarn Needle, Stitch Marker (optional)

Difficulty Level

Easy

Finished Size

4.5 inches tall by 4.5 inches wide

Gauge

4 stitch sets (baby bean and ch 1) in 3 inches

8 rows in 3 inches

You can substitute any yarn and hook for this stitch pattern – just remember when you substitute if your gauge is different, the finished size of your project will also be different.

Stitch Diagram

Baby Bean Stitch Diagram Oombawka Design Crochet

Stitch Key - Baby Bean Stitch - Oombawka Design, Ltd.

Abbreviations

US Terminology used

baby bean st – baby bean stitch
BL – back loop
ch – chain
ch1sp – chain 1 space
dc – double crochet
DMR – double magic ring
R – row
rem – remaining
rep – repeat
sk – skip
sl st – slip stitch
st/sts – stitch/stitches
* – Repeat the instructions between the asterisks the number of times indicated. This repeat will contain of multiple instructions.
[] – at the end of the row – the total number of stitches

Special Stitches

Baby Bean Stitch

Insert your hook into the specified stitch (or stitch space) yarn over and pull up one loop (2 loops on the hook), yarn over the hook and insert your hook into the same specified stitch (or stitch space), yarn over and pull up one loop (4 loops on the hook). Yarn over and pull through all 4 loops on the hook to complete the baby bean stitch.

Helpful Tutorials

Stitch Anatomy

Magic Ring

Helpful Video Tutorials

Double Magic Ring

Quick Stitch Guide 

Notes

  • This project is worked with 2-strands of yarn held together. You may also choose to substitute a bulky weight yarn instead of the 2-strands of medium weight yarn.
  • This project is worked in continuous rounds until Row 7 and then it is worked in joined rows. I recommend you use a stitch marker to mark your place. We do not chain additional stitches or slip stitch to join at the end of the round unless it is specifically written.
  • A photo tutorial is included at the end of the post.

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Stash Basket - Easy Stash buster Project from Oombawka Design Crochet

Stash Basket Pattern Instructions

R1: In a DMR: work 8 sc [8]

R2: 2 sc in each st around [16]

R3: 2 sc in the first st, 1 sc in the next st. *2 sc in the next st, 1 sc in the next st**. Rep from * to ** around. [24]

R4: 2 sc in the first st, 1 sc in each of the next 2 sts. *2 sc in the next st, 1 sc in each of  the next 2 sts**. Rep from * to ** around. [32]

R5: 2 sc in the first st, 1 sc in each of the next 3 sts. *2 sc in the next st, 1 sc in each of  the next 3 sts**. Rep from * to ** around. [40]

R6: This rounds is worked in the back loop of each st around. *1 baby bean st in the first st, ch 1, sk 1 st**. Rep from * to ** 19 times. 1 baby bean st in the next st, do not ch 1, sk the last st, sl st to the very first baby bean st of this round to join. [20 baby bean sts, 19 ch1sp, 1 sl st]

Note: Place a stitch marker in the baby bean stitch you worked the sl st into. Move this stitch marker on each row to help you mark your place.

Row 7: TURN your work. Sk the sl st, ch 1, work 1 baby bean st in the first baby bean st. *Ch 1, sk the ch1sp, 1 baby bean st in the baby bean st**. Rep from * to ** 19 times working the last baby bean st in the same st you slip stitched to join in the previous round. Sl st to the very first baby bean st of this round to join. [20 baby bean sts, 19 ch1sp, 1 sl st]

Row 8:  TURN your work. Sk the sl st, ch 1, work 1 baby bean st in the first baby bean st. *Ch 1, sk the ch1sp, 1 baby bean st in the baby bean st**. Rep from * to ** 19 times working the last baby bean st in the same st you slip stitched to join in the previous row. Sl st to the very first baby bean st of this round to join. [20 baby bean sts, 19 ch1sp, 1 sl st]

Row 9 – Row 17: Rep Row 8, finish off with an invisible join and weave in you ends.

Photo Tutorial for the Stash Basket

R1: In a DMR: work 8 sc [8]

R2: 2 sc in each st around [16]

R3: 2 sc in the first st, 1 sc in the next st. *2 sc in the next st, 1 sc in the next st**. Rep from * to ** around. [24]

R4: 2 sc in the first st, 1 sc in each of the next 2 sts. *2 sc in the next st, 1 sc in each of  the next 2 sts**. Rep from * to ** around. [32]

R5: 2 sc in the first st, 1 sc in each of the next 3 sts. *2 sc in the next st, 1 sc in each of  the next 3 sts**. Rep from * to ** around. [40]

R6: This rounds is worked in the back loop of each st around. *1 baby bean st in the first st, ch 1, sk 1 st**. Rep from * to ** 19 times. 1 baby bean st in the next st, do not ch 1, sk the last st, sl st to the very first baby bean st of this round to join. [20 baby bean sts, 19 ch1sp, 1 sl st]

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Note: Place a stitch marker in the baby bean stitch you worked the sl st into. Move this stitch marker on each row to help you mark your place.

Row 7: TURN your work. Sk the sl st, ch 1, work 1 baby bean st in the first baby bean st. *Ch 1, sk the ch1sp, 1 baby bean st in the baby bean st**. Rep from * to ** 19 times working the last baby bean st in the same st you slip stitched to join in the previous round. Sl st to the very first baby bean st of this round to join. [20 baby bean sts, 19 ch1sp, 1 sl st]

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12 Stash Basket photo tutorial Oombawka Design Crochet

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Row 8:  TURN your work. Sk the sl st, ch 1, work 1 baby bean st in the first baby bean st. *Ch 1, sk the ch1sp, 1 baby bean st in the baby bean st**. Rep from * to ** 19 times working the last baby bean st in the same st you slip stitched to join in the previous row. Sl st to the very first baby bean st of this round to join. [20 baby bean sts, 19 ch1sp, 1 sl st]

17 Stash Basket photo tutorial Oombawka Design Crochet

Row 9 – Row 17: Rep Row 8, finish off with an invisible join and weave in you ends.

invisible join 1 Stash Basket photo tutorial Oombawka Design Crochet

invisible join 2 Stash Basket photo tutorial Oombawka Design Crochet

invisible join 3 Stash Basket photo tutorial Oombawka Design Crochet

invisible join 4 Stash Basket photo tutorial Oombawka Design Crochet

 

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11 Comments

  1. Thank you! This is the first pattern that I’ve seen with clear instructions AND terrific photo examples…it looks great and makes me want to get going. Hopefully I’ll be reporting back soon with some success story!!

  2. Hi Heather, The photo tutorial is at the very end of the post 🙂 If you scroll down past the written instructions I’ve included it at the bottom. Hope this helps! Rhondda

  3. Where is the tutorial for the baby bean stitch? Sorry, I can’t find it and learn better by seeing, rather than trying to figure out the written instructions!

  4. Baskets are the ultimate for organization. Thanks for the pattern 😀

  5. I love crochet baskets – I find I always use them whenever I make them!

  6. Hi Teri 🙂 Do you mean those Duncan Hines kinds? They may even pop right inside these so don’t toss them yet! 😉 I have tin can covered one from a couple years ago too lol – whatever works right? I’m happy you like them. I really love the stitch too 🙂 Have a lovely day, Rhondda

  7. OMGosh! I should’ve known if I was looking for something to come to YOU first! I love this basket. I’m ashamed to say that the pens, hooks, and several other items are sitting in my desk (a very expensive, hand crafted desk) in empty cake-icing cans… 😳

    I’ll definitely be making these as replacements! My daughters will love them too. They’re big on baskets. THANK YOU! ♥️