Crochet basket!

I’ve just finished my first large scale crochet project!  Hurrah!

I keep spotting rather lovely looking crochet baskets on pinterest, and considering that most of the patterns call for just one or two stitches I thought I’d give it a go.  It was also a great chance to use my I-wish-it-was-still-summer-maybe-if-I-surround-myself-with-enough-colour-it-will-come-true JERSEY BE GOOD YARN from the fabulous Wool and The Gang!  Brandishing my size 12 crochet hook, off I went!  The plan I was meant to follow started off by chaining 8 then using a slip stitch to turn the 8 into a ring.  It then called for single crochet stitches, first into the ring and then into each crochet stitch – increasing as I went round to create the circle base and then building up the sides.

Now the reason I’m not writing the exact pattern is that I’m pretty sure, no… positively sure, that after stitch one I was no longer using single crochet stitch… I definitely added an additional yarn over moment in there which I resolutely stuck to throughout the process.  I DON’T EVEN KNOW WHAT THAT STITCH IS CALLED!

However –  I love the look of my final basket and the texture this mystery stitch has created.  I’m going to make two more in smaller sizes so I can have a complete set of nesting baskets… and this time try and stick with single crochet!


crochet basket textile yarn

crochet basket textile yarn

diy crochet basket



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