Wednesday, August 21, 2013

My Favorite Basket... So Far


I made this basket last night sitting in front of the tv. I think it's my favorite one yet. It's another chunky crochet basket. The color is perfect. 

I used Lion Brand Thick and Quick in Oatmeal. It took every bit of 2 skeins with an N hook. The size is a larger (7 inches in height and 10 inches in diameter) since I used a larger hook. This particular color of yarn seems to be thicker than other colors of the same brand. 

I think I'll make 2 or 3 more just like this for the craft fair.

17 comments:

  1. Beautiful work. Can't wait to try your pattern. Linda @ Wetcreek Blog

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  2. Love this ... How big is it ? What ply wool did you use and how many grams in a skein. Sorry for the technical questions but here in Europe things are a little different. I would love to have a go at making this basket, it looks wonderful. Thank you for sharing this pattern with us all.

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    1. you're welcome
      It is 7 inches in height (9 inches in height including handles)
      10 inches in diameter
      the yarn is super bulky
      170 grams/ 106 yards per skein

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  3. Preciosa! Sí, repítela porque el color es muy, muy bonito.

    Saludos y buen día.

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  4. I ADORE baskets. Need yarn now. Thanks for the share :)

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  5. Is this a new pattern, or one of your chunky basket patterns? I got some Zpagetti yarn and want to try it using one of your patterns :)

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    1. it is the same pattern, chunky crocheted basket

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    2. Thanks Liz, can't wait to give this a try!

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  6. Oh this is really cute, it looks like a proper little basket!!

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  7. They will be a big hit! Love your newest basket.
    Hugs,
    Meredith

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  8. ooh! i love this one so much! i made one in green using your tutorial which i love, but i think this latest of yours is my fave! just curious-how much are you selling these for at your craft fair?

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  9. I do this same basket without the handles, usually with two strands; a neutral and a bright, to add contrast. I have even done it with some bulky decorative yarns - I don't put as many rows in them, and have always called them bird's nests. They take about half an hour, and I keep them on hand to give as gifts/sell at craft fairs. I will have to add the handles; it totally changes the look of the basket.

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