Time to tidy up! This pair of baskets are ideal for gathering together all your bits and pieces for a quick tidy up at the end of your crafting session. These big baskets will hold all your crochet or knitting odds and ends safely until the next time you can grab a few minutes for crafting.
The taller blue basket is ideal for holding your current project; there is plenty of room for balls of yarn, patterns and hooks or needles. The wide and shallow pink basket would be great for holding all those bits and pieces which spread themselves around your work space.
I like a sturdy basket which won’t fold at the sides when I’m rooting around in it for a stitch marker or pencil to mark my progress. I used T-shirt fabric yarn to solve this problem, it works up quickly too which is very satisfying for a new crocheter.
The sides are worked in back post trebles, if this is a new stitch to you, don’t be put off, working it in big thick yarn makes it easy to see what you are doing and there are loads of great online tutorials to explain this stitch.
Tall Blue Basket- 16cm high x 26cm diameter Short Pink Basket-10cm high x 32cm diameter
Abbreviations R- round ch- chain dc- double crochet ( US- single crochet ) htr-half treble crochet (US- half double crochet ) btr- back post treble crochet (US- back post double crochet) sk- skip inc- increase, work 2dc into same stitch ss- slip stitch
- 3 Page crochet pattern , *2 sizes of basket , *Metric Measurement
Materials you need at home:
- Recommended yarn- , Hoooked Zpagetti- , , *1 bobbin (approx.120m) for each basket , , *Hook size- 10mm , , *(or size to give a close firm fabric- t shirt yarns can vary in thickness)
What others have made
My sketch book is always full of new toy and doll characters waiting to be created in yarn.
I love bringing them to life with my knitting needles!
I spend my days in my sunny studio with my Siamese cat for company.
Surrounded by colourful yarn, my hands are busy clicking the knitting needles or sketching current ideas.
I create dolls and toys to celebrate the seasons and important times in people’s lives, Christmas and Easter- New babies and snuggly tired toddlers.
In between creating new dolls and teddy bears. I’ve created patterns for knitting magazines and worked with retail firms to create knitting kits.
I started out selling my knitted and felted bags at Craft and Design events where I enjoyed meeting other knitting enthusiasts.
It was these knitters who convinced me to publish my patterns for others to enjoy.
I do hope you enjoy your knitting project and if you would like to read more about my work please visit my website www.clairefairalldesigns.co.uk