Monday, 11 January 2021

A Crocheted Basket

 I have been enjoying my new hobby of crocheting, especially through the
lockdowns we have been having. It keeps me busy and my mind occupied.

Here is my latest make...

It’s a crocheted set of baskets which I saw on Bella Coco’s blog HERE
There’s a YouTube tutorial HERE which is easy to follow.

Sarah-Jayne’s tutorial follows a free pattern from Yarnspirations
which can be downloaded HERE

I chose to use the same shade yarn as Sarah-Jane which is made by
Yarnspirations and is called Lily - Sugar’n Cream in the colour Pot Pourri 
and made the middle size of the set of three.

It’s 100% cotton and the pattern for the baskets is worked with 2 strands
and a 5mm crochet hook.


I ordered the yarn on Amazon and it arrived in four weeks from the U.S. 

I love the pattern that makes the base.


I needed some practice with the top edging, as it’s a crab stitch which is 

worked in reverse, but after a few re-winds of the video, I got there in the end.

I thought I could use it in my craft room to hold some of my sewing tools...
or maybe use it as a plant pot holder.
There is enough yarn on the cone to make all three size baskets, so
I'll definitely be making more.

Thank you for visiting my blog today.
Janice x


8 comments:

  1. That looks amazing - well done!

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  2. Lovely make Janice...It's lovely to have different hobbies we certainly don't get bored

    Anne

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  3. Hi Janice that basket is gorgeous I love it. Isn't it good to be able to craft during these strange times. Take care. Hugs Jackie

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  4. Beautiful little holder and wool-love the pattern
    Carol x

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  5. Lovely!! I've always wished I knew how to knit or crochet but have never learned. I love the colors in the yarn and it looks amazing either way, as a utility piece or holding a plant.

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  6. Beautiful make.....and a lovely colour too. Isn't it great when something we've made is useful too......I could have a houseful of these! Take care x

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  7. That looks great, I have never done the crab stitch I don't think anyway, that is some pretty yarn, and I love both your uses for it

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