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!
I love your creativity ingenuity!
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!
…I really need to make one of these baskets…they are very cool…
~Have a lovely day!