Fresh herbs make all the difference when cooking at home, don’t you think? In our home we typically grow mint, basil, rosemary, and thyme, but this year we want to up our herb garden game by adding oregano and parsley. All about those herbs, bout those herbs. 😉 We got so ambitious that we ran out of space in our herb garden, which lead to me creating this Hanging Herb Garden Basket free crochet pattern!
Hanging Herb Garden Basket Pattern
If you’ve looked through the food section of Heart Hook Home, you’ll know that my husband Paul does 99.9% of the cooking in our home. He loves to cook from scratch using fresh ingredients and fresh herbs, and I love to let him. Ha!
Paul tends to use a lot of mint and basil; mint for our Fattousch salad recipe and the occasional Mojito, and basil for our Caprese salad recipe (using homegrown tomatoes, of course!) and our Fried Eggplant recipe. Annnnd, now I’m hungry.
Make as many of these hanging baskets as you like, I did three for our purposes and I probably wouldn’t do many more than that for hanging purposes. If you need more, consider using two rods.
What do you think about making one to hang in the bedroom filled with lavender? I wonder if that would work? I think I might give that a shot!
*Fox Yarn Co used, about 1/2 skein for three baskets
Size 10mm crochet hook
Wide mouth pint size mason jars
*thickness will depend on how many baskets. Thicker is better than thinner!
Hooks for hanging
*just make sure the dowel rod will fit through
Wall Mollies for strengthening hooks
The chain at the beginning of the round does not count as a stitch.
Pattern written using US terms.
BLO = Back Loop Only
Round 1: Magic Circle. Ch-1, 10 hdc in circle. Join to top of first hdc and pull circle closed. (10)
Round 2: Ch-1, 2hdc in each st around. Join to top of first hdc with sl st. (20)
Round 3: Ch-1, hdc in BLO of each st around. Join to top of first hdc with sl st. (20)
Rounds 4 – 7: Ch-1, hdc in each st around. Join to top of first hdc with sl st. (20)
Rows 8 – 12: Ch-1, hdc in 6 sts. Turn.
Fasten off leaving long tail for securing.
Fold flap back and sew (I used a smaller hook to pull through the stitches) three rows down. See photos.
Weave in ends and tuck any leftover ends inside basket.
Cut dowel rod to length. I did about 28″ for my three baskets. Take a separate piece of t-shirt yarn and wrap it around the end a few times to form a “stopper”. Tie a knot and trim excess fabric. Insert the cut-to-length dowel rod into the loops formed on the back of the baskets.
Hang hooks using wall mollies to provide additional support. Hang dowel rod with baskets empty before inserting the mason jars as the wall will keep them upright.
Now just add your herb-filled mason jars and you are ready to grow!
Aren’t these just great?!
Hang in a well-lit area, or outside even. Remember to use a dowel rod as thick as will fit your hooks to offer the most support.
May your herb garden supply you with many, many herbs!
Recipes using fresh herbs:
Classic Caprese Salad with Balsamic Glaze
Tomato, Basil & Pine Nut Cavatappi Pasta Recipe
Fried Eggplant with Tomato Onion Salsa Recipe
Creamy Chicken, Spinach, & Homemade Dumpling Soup
Easy 20-Minute Lettuce Wraps
Quick and Easy Salmon Patties
Homemade Taco Seasoning
Around-the-house free crochet patterns:
Mini Blind Cleaner Crochet Pattern: Duster for Cleaning Custom Wooden Blinds
Two-Sided Scrubby Dishcloth Free Crochet Pattern
Dishcloth or Washcloth FREE Crochet Pattern
Bottle or Glass Cleaning Brush Free Crochet Pattern
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How to Make Your Own Homemade Swiffer Cleaning Solution
Homemade Dishwasher Detergent Tab Recipe
How to Make Homemade Laundry Detergent (Read About HE Safety)
Glass Cleaner Recipes – Regular and Super Strength for Spring Cleaning
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