This coffee bar hot chocolate basket is perfect hold your Hot Chocolate Packets or any instant breakfast packets. It will also hold your popcorn packets. The sweet heart stitch makes this a perfect Valentine’s Day gift. The free pattern is here, in this post. Purchase the ad free pdf at RAVELRY or ETSY.
There is a video tutorial on how to add a hard fabric covered liner to this basket.
Sizing is everything, and this hot chocolate basket is the perfect size for your coffee bar.
I love how it will hold more than hot chocolate packets. Apple cider packets fit in there, oatmeal packets, popcorn, and other food packets that require hot water. Add a plaid flannel liner for a farmhouse look. If your kitchen has a theme you can use fabric to match it.
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Adding a liner to the coffee bar hot chocolate basket is easy.
You need a little bit of hot glue, fabric of your choice, and a poster board. Well of course you will need scissors. The fun thing is that the liner is removable. Wash the basket or make a new liner. This idea is a winner.
A lovely tea bag basket is available for you to crochet.
There is also a mug rug, a K-cup basket, and a sweetheart cube cover. All of these items make up the “Proverbs Series” of crochet patterns. They are included in a BUNDLE along with the “From The Heart Series” of crochet patterns. Valentine’s crochet patterns are appreciated year round.
Pair the hot chocolate basket with other items from the Proverbs Series, and you will have a gift set for a friend or loved one. I think the Sweetheart Mug Rug & the hot chocolate basket would be a great pair.
The Hot Chocolate Basket coordinates with the Proverbs Series Storage Items.
Hot Chocolate Crochet Basket Pattern (Proverbs Series)
Caron One Pound; MC = 130 – 135 yds:
Red Heart Super Saver = 15 to 20 yds
Not applicable: Finished Measurements – 11” longx 5” wide x 4” tall
H-8/5.00 mm & G-6/4.00 mm
MC = Main Color = Gray
CC = Contrasting Color = Soft White
ch = Chain
sc = Single Crochet
hdc = Half Double Crochet
bp hdc = Back Post Half Double Crochet
hdc dec = Half Double Crochet Decrease
join w/ = join with
slp st = Slip Stitch
skp = Skip
nxt = Next
prev. = previous
st./st’s = stitch or stitches
beg. = beginning
* * = Complete sequence between the stars, the number of times stated;
x = Times; example Repeat 2 x or 2 times; 3 x or 3 times and so on;
in = example “in nxt st” means you will be inserting the hook under the top two loops of the next stitch to complete stitch or sequence of stitches stated
yo = Yarn Over
beg. heart st = Beg. Heart Stitch: turning ch 2, counts as a stitch; *yo, insert hook, pull up a loop* 2x; yo, pull thru all 3 loops on hook; ch 2; *yo, insert hook, pull up a loop* 3x; yo pull thru all 4 loops on hook
heart stitch = Heart Stitch: in the stitch indicated; *yo, insert hook, pull up a loop* 3x; yo, pull thru all 4 loops on hook; ch 2; *yo, insert hook, pull up a loop* 3x; yo pull thru all 4 loops on hook
Do not Turn your work, until you start working in the round. You will need to turn your work before and after executing the Heart Stitch Rounds.
Hot Chocolate Basket Crochet Pattern
Beginning: Using MC, ch 15
sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across; ch 1 & Turn (14 st’s)
Row 2 – 37:
sc in 1st st and in each ch across; ch 1 & Turn; (14 st’s)
The rest of the pattern will be written in rounds, and the round numbers will start over.
(It is very helpful to watch this video, starting at the 3:15 mark) Turn slightly, and begin to sc around the edge of the base. starting with 3 sc st’s at the corner, placing it on the side of the sc that was just made.
Place a sc in the side of each row & Place 3 sc st’s at each corner, placing them at the edge or the side of the stitch.
Join w/slp st to first st made then ch1.
Stitch count is not important at this point, as we will take care of the stitch count by doing a little bit of math. Don’t worry, it’s easy.
bp hdc in 1st st, and in each st around, join w/slp st to beg. st, ch1 (106 sc)
Now it is time to do some Math. Count your stitches.
Please watch this video & fast forward to the 13.00 mark, and it will help you understand the reason for the math equation down below.
My stitch count was106. The heart stitch requires a multiple of 6 stitches exactly. I will work the math equation using my numbers, but you will find a fill in the blank equation for the stitch count you have. The equation is below. There is no wrong number count. If you have a stitch count that is divisible by 6, then decrease 6 stitches in Round’s 3 & 5.
Divide your stitch count by 6.
106 ÷ 6 = 17.6 Next multiply 6 x 13
6 x 17 = 102 Next subtract 102 from 106
106 – 102 = 4 There are 4 stitches left over. So a decrease of 4 stitches is needed..
I will randomly, but evenly place markers around the basket, with a concentration of placing them on the sides of the basket. The sides of the basket will be soft and could collapse out. We need the sides of the basket to start pushing into the center.
Blank Equation For You To Fill In Your Numbers:
- Your stitch count ÷ 6 = (whole number) dot. blah blah:
a. Next multiply 6 x by the whole number only
- 6 x whole number = a
b. Next subtract a from Your stitch count
- Your stitch count – a = b
c. The answer for step 3, is the amount of times you need to decrease, to get your stitch count, to a multiple of 6.
Round 3: You are looking at the outside of the basket IMPORTANT: Switch to G-6/4.00 mm crochet hook
hdc in 1st st, and in each st around, make sure to execute a hdc dec at each marker, join w/slp st to beg. hdc; ch 1
hdc in 1st st, and in each st across; join w/slp st to beg. hdc; ch 1
Execute 6 decreases around the perimeter of the basket, 2 on each side, and 1 on each end. Do not decrease directly over the top of a decrease, in the previous round.
hdc in 1st st, and in each st across, until you reach a marker, and then execute a hdc dec. join w/slp st to beg. hdc; ch 1
hdc in 1st st, and in each st across; join w/slp st to beg. hdc; ch 1
hdc in 1st st, and in each st across; drop MC and pull up CC at the join w/slp st to beg. hdc; ch 2 & Turn
Round 8 :
execute a beg. heart st in the first st, which was the last st of Round 4; *ch2, skp 5 st’s, heart st;* repeat between * * around; ch2, skp last 5 st’s, drop and end off CC, bring the CC tails to the inside of the basket, pull up MC at the join, but first make sure the MC is at the front of the basket; join w/slp st to beg. ch1 & turn
*(drop into the row below the heart st, execute 1 hdc, in 2, 3 & 4, of the 5 sc st’s that were skipped) ch2, sc in ch2 sp of heart st; ch 2* repeat around between the * *; join w/slp st to beg. st; ch1
*sc in nxt 3 hdc st’s; sc in ch2 sp; sc in the sc at the top of nxt heart, sc in ch2 sp;* repeat between * * around; join w/slp st to beg. sc. End off. weave in all ends.
Finished Measurements – 11” long x 5” wide x 4” tall
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