Crochet Work Basket

Crochet Work Basket.

I love it, I get so much pleasure from putting away my latest project in it’s special work basket.

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It was hard work on my wrists using yarn this thick, well cotton actually, but it was worth it.

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It started with a simple circle to create the base, this image doesn’t actually show quite how thick the cotton is but the hook is a size 11 so that may give you an idea!

Crochet Work Basket

With perseverance and regular breaks for my wrist it grew taller, I love the pattern created by simple switches from single crochet to half treble crochet and working into back loops only. So effective.

When I felt it was tall enough it was time to break for the handles by replacing the stitches with a chain ready to stitch over on the following round.

I have wanted to make myself a work basket for ages and finally got around to it!

You can make your own work basket using this link to the pattern.

Happy hooking my friends.

 

 

15 thoughts on “Crochet Work Basket

  1. confarreo April 22, 2018 / 08:54

    Love it! I really wish I could crochet 😔

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    • thegrangerange.wordpress.com April 22, 2018 / 15:25

      If you fancy having a go at crochet I would recommend starting with a granny square. There is a step by step tutorial on this blog if you want to try. Happy to help if you get stuck at all. Thank you for your lovely comment.

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      • confarreo April 22, 2018 / 15:27

        I shall definitely give that a go! Thank you. I get so envious seeing people create such beautiful things as you do 💖

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  2. DaphneAdora April 20, 2018 / 21:47

    That turned out nice, I have been thinking about making a basket at some point.

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  3. Patch April 20, 2018 / 14:11

    How funny that we both decided to write a post this week after a spell of absence!! I have meant to have a go at crocheted baskets forever, but still not done it…. One day I’ll get there! Yours looks great.

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    • thegrangerange.wordpress.com April 23, 2018 / 03:40

      What a coincidnece, nice to be back in touch and see what everyone is up to. I am on annual leave at the moment to have plenty of time to have a good look around. Great to hear from you amd love the huge colourful blanket on your home page. Just had a quick scan of the where’s Matt video’s too, very amusing and quite a following!

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    • thegrangerange.wordpress.com April 20, 2018 / 04:43

      Many thanks, I love this pattern, I wish I could make more baskets with this cotton yarn but it was tough on my wrist.

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  4. MollyBean April 19, 2018 / 18:37

    I really like this! I’m on a strict yarn diet, I’m not allowing myself to buy any more until I’ve used at least a third of what I already have. I might trying making it with two strands of DK together.

    I was so pleased to see you pop up on my reader, I was wondering if you’d stopped blogging xx

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    • thegrangerange.wordpress.com April 20, 2018 / 02:36

      It’s a really nice pattern, I have made a few variations of baskets over recent months. They are great for using up spare yarn, doubling up finer strands helps give it the bulk it needs. You could also try crocheting the yarn around something too, I have used cotton washing line. This is a good pattern link http://thelittlebee.co.nz/blog/2015/10/ropey-rainbows/. Thanks for your lovely comment, I have missed everyone in blogland too, life is very busy these days and I don’t seem to have much time left in the evenings, on holiday at the moment so taking advantage!

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