Bedpost Hanging Basket by Pam Grice

Bedpost Hanging Basket

Crochet
April 2017
Super Bulky (5-6 wpi) ?
4 stitches and 3 rows = 4 inches
in half double crochet (HDC) in US, HTR in UK
9.0 mm (M/N)
80 - 90 yards (73 - 82 m)
one size
US
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I designed this basket to keep my glasses (and phone for those late night, menopause induced bouts of sleeplessness when I simply MUST play one more round of Toy Blast) within easy reach. The basket simply slips over the bedpost to keep all my essentials handy.
I’ve since made others to hang on the stairwell to gather little things that need to be brought upstairs and one for the coat rack for keys and sunglasses. They’re the perfect size for all those little bits and pieces that would go missing otherwise.

The basket whips up very quickly, in less than an hour so it makes a fast and easy project for anytime! Here’s everything you need to know:

Skill Level: Easy

Materials:

  • crochet hook (US M/N) 9.00 mm
  • 80 yards of size 6 (super bulky) yarn (I used Lion Brand Wool Ease Thick & Quick)
  • tapestry needle
  • sewing scissors

Stitches:
* slip stitch (SLST) * chain (CH) * single crochet * half double crochet (HDC) * reverse single crochet (RSC)
skip a stitch (SK)

Gauge: 3 HDC rows x 4 HDC sts = 2” s q.

Size: Approximately 6” in diameter and 6” tall (without handle)