So, a little tidbit about me – I have always had amazing vision. I’ve relished in the ability to read a road sign from hundreds of yards away or spot an anomoly on the horizon before others could focus enough to see clearly. It was so great!
Until I turned 40.
When I turned 40, after spending years staring at a computer screen, I thought it best to go to the eye doctor….just to ‘check.’ Hmpf.
Well, that little checkup had me walking out in bifocals. BIFOCALS! My vision and my ego were shot.
Meh, I’ve gotten used to wearing glasses over the years and have transitioned to trifocals now (one for reading, one for crocheting, one for seeing your lovely face across the room). This change has wrought a whole new set of problems when waking in the middle of the night – I need my glasses just to walk across the room and finding them in the dark has been no small feat.
Enter, the hanging basket for the bedpost.
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.
I thought it’d be a great idea to offer the pattern to you, now, in case you’d like to create one as a grown-up Easter basket or Easter hostess gift.
The basket whips up very quickly, in less than an hour so it makes a fast and easy project for anytime!
Click the link to access the downloadable file:
Here’s everything you need to know before getting started on your basket:
Skill Level: Easy
crochet hook (US M/N) 9.00 mm
80 yards of size 6 (super bulky) yarn (I used Lion Brand Wool Ease Thick & Quick)
* 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)