What’s the best crochet project if not something that’s both functional AND cute? That’s exactly why we love this basket. It’ll add a pop of color to your little girl’s room while keeping her toys away. So stitch one fast with the free pattern below or get the ad-free printable PDF pattern here.
If you’re like me, you’re always in need of more storage. Between the toys and clothes, supplies and everything else, it’s easy for a room to get very messy fast.
That’s why I love this adorable girl’s pom pom crochet basket. It’s the perfect combination of cute and functional. The pom poms also help to give this basket a fun, youthful, and boho flair.
If you’re looking for an easy way to create more storage for a room, this crochet basket is perfect. Not only is the basket perfect but the basket pattern is easy to crochet. The key is to make a strong and sturdy base so that the basket sides don’t flop over.
The Girls Pom Pom Storage Basket is made with Plymouth Encore Worsted Colorspun which is an absolutely beautiful choice for this basket. But use whatever yarn strikes your fancy – this is a great crochet pattern to use as a yarn buster to get rid of some of your leftovers.
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Girls Pom Pom Storage Basket Crochet Pattern
Skill Level: Easy
Hook: US size I/9 (5.5 mm) crochet hook or size needed to obtain gauge
Yarn: Worsted weight yarn
200 yards main color (MC)
100 yards each of 3 accent colors
Pom Pom maker (optional)
Jewelry wire (optional)
Diameter: 12 inches;
Height: 8 inches
Gauge: 12 hdc x 8 rnds = 4 inches
Use pattern as gauge swatch – after rnd 4, work should measure 4” in diameter
|hdc||Half double crochet|
|sl st||Slip stitch|
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Join rounds where indicated with a sl st in the first st of the round.
With MC, make a magic circle.
Rnd 1: Ch 1, 12 hdc in magic circle, close magic circle, join. (12 hdc)
Rnd 2: Ch 1, 2 hdc in each st around, join. (24 hdc)
Rnd 3: Ch 1, 2 hdc in first st, hdc in next st, [2 hdc in next st, hdc in next st] around, join. (36 hdc)
Rnd 4: Ch 1, 2 hdc in first st, hdc in each of next 2 sts, [2 hdc in next st, hdc in each of next 2 sts] around, join. (48 hdc)
Rnd 5: Ch 1, 2 hdc in first st, hdc in each of next 3 sts, [2 hdc in next st, hdc in each of next 3 sts] around, join. (60 hdc)
Rnd 6: Ch 1, 2 hdc in first st, hdc in each of next 4 sts, [2 hdc in next st, hdc in each of next 4 sts] around, join. (72 hdc)
Rnd 7: Ch 1, 2 hdc in first st, hdc in each of next 5 sts, [2 hdc in next st, hdc in each of next 5 sts] around, join. (84 hdc)
Rnd 8: Ch 1, 2 hdc in first st, hdc in each of next 6 sts, [2 hdc in next st, hdc in each of next 6 sts] around, join. (96 hdc)
Rnd 9: Ch 1, 2 hdc in first st, hdc in each of next 7 sts, [2 hdc in next st, hdc in each of next 7 sts] around, join. (108 hdc)
Optional: If using jewelry wire, hold the wire behind your work. On rnd 10, work your sts over the jewelry wire so that it gets wrapped up inside the sts. Cut wire at the end of rnd 10. Twist the ends of the wire together to secure and tuck into the stitches.
Rnd 10: Ch 1, 2 hdc in first st, hdc in each of next 8 sts, [2 hdc in next st, hdc in each of next 8 sts] around, join. (120 hdc)
Rnds 11-23: Ch 1, hdc in each st around, join.
Rnd 24: Ch 1, hdc in each of the first 20 sts, ch 25, sk next 20 sts, hdc in each of the next 40 sts, ch 25, sk next 20 sts, hdc in each of the last 2- sts, join. (80 hdc, 50 chs)
Optional: If using jewelry wire, add wire in rnd 25 in the same way you did in rnd 10.
Rnd 25: Ch 1, hdc in each st and ch around, join. (130 hdc)
Rnd 26: Ch 1, hdc in each st around, join.
(Make 3 in each accent color, for a total of 9)
Optional: Use a 1-inch pom pom maker to make your pom poms instead of following these pom pom instructions.
Slide a 12 to 18-inch length of yarn between 2 fingers (this is the tie). Wrap yarn around those two fingers about 120 times. Pull up the ends of the tie and knot it tightly around the wraps. Slide off your fingers.
Tie another knot tightly around the pom pom. Weave each end of the tie through the center of the pom pom several times, making sure that both ends come back out at the same spot. Hold the ends separately from the rest of the pom pom and do not cut them. Trim the pom pom to a full, round shape.
Use remaining pom pom ends to attach pom poms to basket in desired locations. Weave the ends back into each pom pom and trim to blend in.
Weave in all remaining ends on basket.
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This storage basket is so cute I can’t get over it. Plus, the yarn colors remind me of an ice cream sundae. I love the way it pops in any room and I think you will too.
If your kiddo isn’t a big fan of pastels, or if you’re looking for a different color scheme, this colorspun yarn is available in an array of colors so you can make your basket as unique as your home.