Copenhagen Baskets

Sometimes the simplest designs get me the most excited, and boy is that ever true with my new Copenhagen Baskets. With the perfect amount of slouch and structure, these beauties are a stylish and functional addition to the home and so fun to whip up for yourself or a loved one. Use them to hold houseplants, toiletries, or knickknacks in any room! Scroll down for the free pattern, purchase a printer-friendly PDF of the pattern here, or purchase the kit with all the Hue + Me yarn you’ll need here.

Copenhagen Baskets

Before I even knew what I wanted to design this time around, I had a colorstory in mind. Usually my inspiration first starts with the object, but in this case I had pulled the prettiest combo of Hue + Me from my shelves and I just couldn’t wait to get something on my hook with it so I opted for something simple and quick to really show off the combo. Where did I get the colorstory? Copenhagen!

Copenhagen Baskets
Copenhagen Baskets

I am always saving images with colorstories I love to an Instagram collection, and for some reason the algorithm kept showing me photos of this beautiful city which continued to make their way to my saved posts. I just love the salmon pinky oranges next to the greyish blues and neutral stone colors! I took this inspo to my shelves of Hue + Me and immediately put together the perfect combo with contrasts of temperature, hues, shades, and proportion: Salt, Toast, Grapefruit, and Peacoat.

Copenhagen Baskets

The balance of light and dark colors with mainly neutrals and a pop of color, the cool toned Peacoat next to the warm toned Grapefruit … it just works so beautifully, does it not!? The fun part about this colorstory is while there are four colors in it, each basket uses only three. This showcases how mini palettes within the four-color combo can also work perfectly. Lastly, contrasts in quantity and proportion are utilized to present the same colors in varying amounts which can create an entirely different visual experience. I go into this concept more in my Extra Credit Color Theory Lesson here.

Copenhagen Baskets

Aside from the color choices, I am just thoroughly obsessed with the overall vibe of these baskets! I’ve always loved these bread warmer baskets and have several in my kitchen. The crumpled paper, slouchy-but-sturdy look is so sophisticated and relaxed at the same time – the perfect effortlessly chic aesthetic!

Copenhagen Baskets

Perhaps it’s my love of The Fountainhead by Ayn Rand but I really think there’s nothing better than something that is pleasing to the eye but also and most importantly, functional. These baskets sit beautifully in so many rooms of the house to hold various objects and because they come in two sizes you’ll have endless needs for them. House a pot in the kitchen, hold wallets and keys in the entry, toss in hair accessories and makeup in the bathroom, gather toys in the playroom, etc etc etc. They also make excellent gifts of course!

Copenhagen Baskets

Interested in some other color combos to match your personal style? Here are 10 more beautiful 4-color palettes that would look gorgeous for this project!

Copenhagen Baskets

Whisper, Cement, Macchiato, Werewolf

Copenhagen Baskets

Crush, Grapefruit, Artichoke, Fatigues

Copenhagen Baskets

Spicy, Arrowwood, Bellini, Juniper

Copenhagen Baskets

Agave, Sea Glass, Mustard, Arrowwood

Copenhagen Baskets

Magic Hour, Ozone, Toast, Peacoat

Copenhagen Baskets

Haze, Peacoat, Arrowwood, Mustard

Copenhagen Baskets

Bellini, Fatigues, Artichoke, Macchiato

Copenhagen Baskets

Cement, Love Song, Whisper, Mustard

Copenhagen Baskets

Marine, Harbor, Whisper, Arrowwood

Copenhagen Baskets

Whisper, Smoke, Saffron, Toast

This is an easy level crochet pattern, and the techniques involved are single crochet, twisted single crochet, working into the front loop only, working into chain spaces, and working in the round both spirally and in turned, joined rounds.

Copenhagen Baskets

MATERIALS

1 skein each Lion Brand Yarn Hue + Me in Toast (617-124AF) for color A, Peacoat (617-110AU) for color B, Grapefruit (617-104P) for color C, and Salt (617-098AS) for color D
(bulky, weight 5; 137yds/125m per skein)

Size US K/10.5 (6.5mm) crochet hook
Stitch markers
Tapestry needle

GAUGE

13 sts + 12 rows = 4”/10cm in single crochet

FINISHED DIMENSIONS

Sizes: S (L)

Diameter: 4 (6.5)”/10 (16.5)cm
Height: 4.5 (7)”/11.5 (18)cm

ABBREVIATIONS
*All Two of Wands patterns are written in standard US terms.

Ch – chain
Ch sp – chain space
Rep – repeat
Rnd(s) – round(s)
RS – right side
Sc – single crochet
Sc tfl – single crochet through the front loop only
Sc2tog – single crochet 2 together
Sk – skip
Sl st – slip stitch
St(s) – stitch(es)
Tw sc – twisted single crochet
WS – wrong side

Copenhagen Baskets

STITCH EXPLANATION

Twisted single crochet (tw sc) – insert hook into the next st, draw up a loop, rotate hook 360 degrees counterclockwise, yarn over and draw through both loops on hook.

Notes: Baskets are worked from the bottom up first in un-joined spiral rounds for the base, then in turned, joined rounds for the body. Use a removable stitch marker to keep track of beginning of each base round. Increases are staggered to prevent a hexagon shape from forming. To change color, work the last yarn over of the previous stitch with the new color. Alternate colors can be carried up the interior of the work in striped sections to avoid cutting and weaving in ends.

LARGE BASKET

Base:

With color A, begin with a magic loop.

Rnd 1: Ch 1, sc 6 into the loop. Do not join, place marker for beginning of rnd. Pull on the tail end to close magic loop. (6 sts)

Work in spiral, un-joined rnds, moving the marker up each rnd to mark the beginning of the rnd.

Rnd 2: 2 sc in each st. (12 sts)

Rnd 3: *2 sc in next st, sc in next st, rep from * to end of rnd. (18 sts)

Rnd 4: Sc in next st, 2 sc in next st, *sc in next 2 sts, 2 sc in next st, rep from * to last st, sc in last st. (24 sts)

Rnd 5: *2 sc in next st, sc in next 3 sts, rep from * to end of rnd. (30 sts)

Rnd 6: Sc in next 2 sts, 2 sc in next st, *sc in next 4 sts, 2 sc in next st, rep from * to last 2 sts, sc in last 2 sts. (36 sts)

Rnd 7: *2 sc in next st, sc in next 5 sts, rep from * to end of rnd. (42 sts)

Rnd 8: Sc in next 3 sts, 2 sc in next st, *sc in next 6 sts, 2 sc in next st, rep from * to last 3 sts, sc in last 3 sts. (48 sts)

Rnd 9: *2 sc in next st, sc in next 7 sts, rep from * to end of rnd. (54 sts)

Rnd 10: Sc in next 4 sts, 2 sc in next st, *sc in next 8 sts, 2 sc in next st, rep from * to last 4 sts, sc in last 4 sts. (60 sts)

Rnd 11: *2 sc in next st, sc in next 9 sts, rep from * to end of rnd. (66 sts)

Copenhagen Baskets

Body:

Rnd numbers will restart for simplicity.

Remove beginning of rnd marker. Sl st 1, turn.

Rnd 1 (WS): Ch 1, sc tfl around, sl st to 1st sc to join.

Turn here and after each following rnd.

Rnds 2-6: Ch 1, sc around, sl st to 1st sc to join.

Rnd 7: Ch 1, *sc 1, ch 1, sk 1, rep from * around, sl st to 1st sc to join.

Change to color B.

Rnds 8+9: Ch 1, *sc in next ch-1 sp, ch 1, sk 1, rep from * around, sl st to 1st sc to join.

Change to color A.

Rnd 10: Ch 1, *sc in next ch-1 sp, ch 1, sk 1, rep from * around, sl st to 1st sc to join.

Rnd 11: Ch 1, *sc in next ch-1 sp, sc 1, rep from * around, sl st to 1st sc to join.

Rnds 12-14: Ch 1, sc around, sl st to 1st sc to join.

Rnd 15: Ch 1, *sc 1, ch 1, sk 1, rep from * around, sl st to 1st sc to join.

Change to color B.

Rnds 16+17: Rep rnds 8 and 9.

Change to color A.

Rnds 18-22: Rep rnds 10-14.

Rnd 23: Ch 1, *sc 10, sk 1, rep from * around, sl st to 1st sc to join. (60 sts)

Top Edging:

Change to color C.

Rnd 24: Ch 1, tw sc around, sl st to 1st tw sc to join.

Fasten off.

Secure and weave in all ends.

Make second basket replacing color A with color C, color B with color D, and color C with color A.

Copenhagen Baskets

SMALL BASKET

Base:

With color B, begin with a magic loop.

Work as for large basket through rnd 7. (42 sts)

Body:

Rnd numbers will restart for simplicity.

Remove beginning of rnd marker. Sl st 1, turn.

Work as for large basket through rnd 14, replacing color B with color D.

Rnd 15: Ch 1, *sc 6, sk 1, rep from * around, sl st to 1st sc to join. (36 sts)

Top Edging:

Change to color A.

Rnd 16: Ch 1, tw sc around, sl st to 1st tw sc to join.

Fasten off.

Secure and weave in all ends.

Make second basket replacing color B with color D, color D with color B, and color A with color C.

Copenhagen Baskets

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