As you can see, this is almost exactly like the Chunky Crocheted Basket. I changed the handles to make them more substantial. Linda, my new friend I mentioned, wants to be able to put her yarn inside and use it like a yarn bowl. I hope it works well for her.
I just love the color. Blue is and has always been my favorite.
I altered the original pattern. If you are interested in making this version...just follow the instructions below
You will hold two strands of yarn together
Refer to the instructions for the original Chunky Crocheted Basket for rounds 1-11.
Rnd 12: Ch 2, Hdc in next 8 sts, ch 7, skip next 5 sts, hdc in next 19 sts, ch 7, skip next 5 sts, hdc in remaining 10 sts. Join with sl st.
Rnd 13: Ch 1, sc in the back loop of each st around (including the back loop of each chain). Join with sl st.
Rnd 14: Ch 2, hdc in next 8 sts, sc in next 7 sts, hdc in next 19 sts, sc in next 7 sts, hdc in each remaining st. Join with sl st.
Rnd 15: Sl st in each st around. Finish off with no knot finishing method...just click on the link and scroll down to find the instructions.
As you can tell, I am addicted to making these baskets. This one can be used as a basket or a yarn bowl. This has inspired me to come up with a whole new yarn bowl pattern. Check back in a few days for that pattern.
I'm still thinking about buying the real thing, though. They are just so beautiful...I can't decide which color I want.
I can't decide...they are all just gorgeous. What do you think?...I'm thinking maybe the last one, if it is large enough.
If you would like to win a basket, I'm currently having a giveaway. Go to my previous post and just leave me a comment letting me know you want to be entered to win. I'll choose a winner next Saturday.
I hope you're having a great weekend:D