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Celtic Dream Basket CAL: Getting Started

September Crochet Along

Crochet Along (1)

Crochet fans, get out your hooks—it’s time to embark on our first I Like Crochet Crochet Along! This series will walk you through a project step-by-step, from easing the headache of the material-buying process to working up the pattern to achieving that perfect finished piece. Today, we have a truly exciting design for you: the Celtic Dream Basket from Janaya Chouinard at Charmed by Ewe.

Celtic Dream Basket

Photo copyright Taryn Avery Photography

This pattern combines the coziness of super bulky yarn with the incredible texture of the Celtic weave stitch to create a versatile and soft basket. Why exactly do you need to add this to your crochet list right now? Let’s run through just a few of the ways you can put this amazing pattern to use:

Photo prop? Check—it’s absolutely adorable.

Yarn holder? Of course—it’s incredibly handy.

Decoration idea? Yes, again—it’s perfectly homey.

Obviously, this is just the beginning. The yarn on this classic design looks like the strands of a woven basket, making this pattern even more charming.

It’s an intermediate-level pattern, but don’t worry—we’ll be here every step of the way. Let’s get started!


  • Approx. 4 skeins (330 yds) of super bulky #6 yarn such as Lion Brand Hometown USA or Jiffy Thick & Quick (Click here to find Lion Brand’s Hometown USA and Jiffy Thick & Quick at CutRateCrafts.com in several different colors)
  • 10.0 mm (P-15) crochet hook or size needed to obtain the gauge
  • Yarn needle for weaving in ends

The finished size will be 8 inches tall by 16 inches wide (with handles it measures about 10 inches tall).

Stay tuned for the next steps of working up this crochet basket pattern!

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