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Where Have I Been?
Some of you may have noticed that I was MIA for the past month or so. I tried so hard to keep up with this website! But, in my real-life, I was leaving a full-time position and making a plunge towards a new job. Between ending my old job (finishing files, finishing client visits, etc.) and preparing for my new job, I was a wreck! Really, June 2019 was a trying month for me. I realized what I am capable of accomplishing, and when I need to take a step back. Unfortunately, I had to take a step back on my blog and shop, but now I’m back!
About the Tiny Basket
I designed this pattern over a month ago. It is so simple that I feel silly even calling it a pattern! As an affiliate for Darn Good Yarn, I received a free Cotton Yarn Sample Card. The cotton yarn is very similar to t-shirt yarn, which I have never used personally. To be honest, I was not sure what to do with it! I let myself think about it overnight.
The next day, I figured I’ll make a cup cozie out of it! I love making cozies and figured it would be a fun challenge to create a new design. Sadly, the sample card only included 5 yards of yarn, and the cup cozie looked so narrow and so sad. I had to change my path and frankly, I was at a loss.
Then I remembered some designs I saw online of full-size baskets made from t-shirt yarn. I never made a basket before, but I figured it was worth a try! It ended up looking cuter than I imagined.
The Tiny Basket can be used to hold paperclips, thumbtacks, stitch markers, and many others!
- Crochet hook, size 8mm (The item linked has 2 options. Only the 11 pack set contains an 8mm hook)
- Crochet hook, size 6.5mm
- T-shirt yarn, 5-6 yards. I used the Cotton Yarn Sample Card. Although there was enough yarn on the sample card, I recommend using 2 sample cards so you have the option to make a slightly larger box. You can also find larger skeins in multiple colors here.
- Stitch markers
Stitches and Techniques Used:
- Magic circle
- Ch = chain
- SC = single crochet
- Inc = increase (doing 2 stitches instead of 1)
- Crocheting in the round
Skill Level: Beginner
The magic circle and crocheting in the round may take some practice for some beginners! It took me a long time to master both!
Rounds are crocheted continually. Do not slip stitch and do not turn.
- Using the 8mm crochet hook, create a Magic Circle
- Still using the 8mm hook, Ch 1, 5 SC in center of the circle. Place a stitch marker at final stitch.
- Switch to 6.5mm crochet hook. Inc in each stitch until end of row. Place stitch marker.
- SC around continually until the basket is your desired size
And that’s it! It is a great stash-buster project and is so quick to make! Personally, I use mine to hold my stitch markers, but I’m sure you’ll be able to find other uses too!
I would love to hear if you tried this pattern and what you would use it for! Comment below or contact me here.