The pattern is free and called unique blanket by Yolanda Soto Lopez on ravelry. Photo doesn't bring you to pattern. Search it on ravelry.( as per some comments this pattern is no longer free). If anyone does have a link or the pattern please do share.
Chunky crochet basket-I love making these. Make whatever shape and size you want, find something to fit inside snugly and cover that thing with plastic wrap and then spray the crocheted basket with liquid starch and let dry.