I’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.
The 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.