Spring basket

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How long have these fabrics been marinating in the stash? Maybe 5 years.

They are thin jersey knits and I bought them really cheap. $3 a metre cheap. I hadn’t been working at the fabric store for long and I got carried away and bought far too much. I know better now.

Tonight I had an urge to make a basket with “T shirt” yarn. I cut two inch strips of the fabric and started attaching them together by making a small slit in the ends and looping them one through the other. My crochet hook is a 19mm one, the largest I own.

I made the base in a spiral using single crochet in the back loop. It can be hard work using such thick ‘yarn’ and such a large hook but it does grow fast.

Once I decided to stop increasing, I ended up letting the fabric do its thing and curve inwards so the outside is the back of the stitches.

It can hold A LOT of yarn!

4 responses »

  1. I love your basket, such pretty colours. I have always wanted to make a rag rug using the same techniques & fabrics that you have used – you’ve inspired me to get on with it!

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