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Contents of this blog: Original hand crafted wood items, crochet, sewing, knitting, painting, drawing and also some How to's and craft tips thrown in! Enjoy!

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Just a Little Twine...

  I saw in someone's shop that they make little baskets and I immediately thought that I could make those from baling twine! 
   I found this roll in the good old Dollar Tree Store!  I used a size K crochet hook and began crocheting with a circle as when you make doilies.  When I got the size I wanted for the bottom, I stopped adding stitches and just continued the rows going around until the sides were the depth I wanted.

Twine and Needle size K

Next I crocheted 2 rows from one side of the basket to the other for a handle.

And this is the result!  I just love it!  Who knew twine could be so pretty!  I am going to try it with the finer macrame cord next time but this worked up so quickly.  It was a little coarse on the hands though.  And when I finished it I had to trim off some fly-away "hairs"-ha! 

1. The basket was all stitched in single crochet stitches.
 
2. I increased by crocheting 2 stitches in each row every chain stitch around 
until I had the desired size for the base like you would when making a coaster.
 
3. Then I crocheted without adding stitches for 8 rows until the depth was the desired size to hold small objects, candy, or even dried flowers.
 
4. Next, I crocheted 2 rows of single Crochet from side to side to make the handle.

I hope you enjoyed seeing this project and that it inspires you to make some baskets!

Thanks for coming and do come again soon!
♥KERRIE♥
My Krafty heart to yours.... 

3 comments:

  1. A great basket and idea Kerrie..
    the Grandies would be thrilled to have that filled with delights of Easter :))

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  2. That is a clever idea and it looks so cute. Great job.

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  3. I MAY HAVE LEFT A COMMENT..I TRIED...BUT BLOGGER IS NOT COOPEATING...TRYING AGAIN

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