New crochet pattern on Folksy

pink crochet basketI’ve finally completed writing up my crochet basket pattern.  It’s now available for sale on my otherwise (for now) completely empty Folksy shop for the princely sum of £2.50 (around $3.95)…  The finished article is a really versatile basket – I use mine to store an endless crochet granny square project I’ve got going, but there’s plenty of other things you could put in it – craft projects, accessories, toiletries, even fruit and veg if you use a suitable yarn.

Crochet storage basketThe pattern is written for a chunky/bulky yarn (I used a skein and a half of Debbie Bliss Donegal Chunky for the pink version – that’s about 150g – a lot of places now have this lovely yarn at half price so have a search round) using a 6mm hook, so it is very quick to work up, especially if you are an experienced crocheter.

If you are a beginner there is absolutely no reason why you shouldn’t go for it – I’ve included lots of explanations of stitches and techniques, and there are step-by-step photos of the more difficult sections.  It’s also been thoroughly tested by my good friend Jane (and her mum!) of Hooked Yarn – so I owe a big thank you to them both.  It’ll come to you as a pdf as soon as the payment has cleared, so you can get going straight away too.   I think that a lovely basket filled with something delicious (chocolate, yarn, smellies) would make an ace Christmas gift.

Of course, it’s a really versatile pattern too because there is nothing to stop you using heavier or lighter weight yarns and different sized hooks to create a totally different size basket. It should be fun to experiment with.  I’m thinking that worked in a heavy duty jute a big hook it would make great storage for logs for a fire or newspapers for recycling.

Well, that’s my advertisement break over and done with – have to go and pickle a few onions now!

Update – you can buy this pattern now via Paypal and Ravelry. You don’t have to have a Ravelry account to buy.

9 thoughts on “New crochet pattern on Folksy

  1. I am the lucky pattern tester (with the lucky mum!) and can wholeheartedly say that this is a well written pattern with a fantastic result, I’m going to make some more, I’m envisaging several lined up on my bookshelf (in the future!)thanks Ali x

  2. This looks so great. I keep seeing fantastic baskets at the moment, I have to try some. I saw a lady splitting hickory bark to make woven baskets at the weekend and I really wanted to have a go!

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