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Yarn Blast Basket

By: Michelle from
Yarn Blast Basket
Yarn Blast Basket
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DIY organization doesn't just have to be functional--it can also be fabulously colorful and inspiring. The Yarn Blast Blanket makes a powerful pop with its vibrant rainbow stripes and would be a fun way to organize your yarn, magazines, or little ones' toys. Using basic crochet stitches, all crocheters will be able to work this crochet basket pattern, so you can focus on showing off your personal color combinations. Its adjustable size lets you tailor this DIY storage idea to fit your needs, whether you want a cute little basket beside your crochet spot or a heavy duty organizational masterpiece.


Crochet HookH/8 or 5 mm hook

Yarn Weight(4) Medium Weight/Worsted Weight and Aran (16-20 stitches to 4 inches)

Finished Size20 cm diameter x 26 cm height (change size by by stopping when you are happy with the size then continuing on to the next set of directions and adjusting the stitch count to suit)

Materials List

  • Worsted weight cotton – 2 strands held together (​used here: one ball each of Drops Paris in Medium Pink, Shocking Pink, Light Mint Green, Opal Green, Light Purple, Medium Purple, Light Turquoise, Dark Turquoise, Orange and 2 balls of Strong Yellow which was also used for the base)
  • 5 mm crochet hook
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It is impossible to have too many baskets. What a wonderful way to use up all of that extra yarn from left over projects. I like that this basket pattern incorporates a handle at the top. Almost worth purchasing yarn just to make the project.

I do not know what it is but I am always finding yarn in the second hard stores when I cruise the isles. I am such a thrift shopper, I never actually buy any of it. When I get home, I almost always kick myself for not burying it but I know it will just sit in the closet, until now. Perfect use of all of that cheap yarn that I keep passing up on.

oooo.I love all of those bright and pretty colors that are used in this basket pattern. I see this pattern is made with Drops yarn. Does anyone know where this could be purchased or does it have to be ordered from the UK online store? Does anyone know if there is an alternate yarn that is equivalent that is readily available in the US?

I love how there are instructions to make the basket as tall or as short as you'd like. The design gives us handles as well, which is very convenient. I can see this in the laundry room or your child's room- boy OR girl! For a boy, use shades of red, blue, green, and yellow. Such a cute idea for a new mom, too. I appreciate the webpage giving us tips on seamless color-changing and spelling out how to do the special stitch- the crab stitch.


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