Friday, July 24, 2020

Easy T-shirt Yarn Baskets

Easy T-shirt Yarn Baskets
By: Annoo Crochet DesignsVideo Link:​ click here
Skill level: Advanced beginner/IntermediateGauge:​ With 8mm hook and t-shirt yarn, following R1-4 will measure 4 inches across
Size:​ Varies Materials
T-shirt yarn (spaghetti yarn) of your choice, You can create your own from old t-shirts or jersey sheets. Weight of the yarn will be a heavy bulky weight yarn.
Here is a link to my tutorial on how to make your own T-shirt yarn:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gLcrSR3mads
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Crochet hook 8mm Stitch marker Scissors
Glossary:
Sl St: slip stitch
Sc: single crochet BLO: Back loop only

Instructions: Smaller/Taller Basket
TIP: When crocheting with T-shirt yarn be sure not to crochet too tight, it will make it a little harder to get your hook in the st.
With your yarn and hook make a magic circle,
R1: ch1, in magic circle make 6 sc, pull on the end yarn to close the circle. You will be working in the round so you will not need to sl st with the first sc you made, but you will be placing your st marker on the first st of every new round.
R2: 2sc in each st around, 12 sc in totalR3: [sc, 2sc in next] repeat all around, 18 sc in totalR4: [sc next 2 st, 2sc in next] repeat all around, 24 sc in total
Beginning the sides:
R5: 
sc in each st but in the BLO, 24 st in total
R6-13: sc in each st around, once you get to the last round, sl st with the first sc and fasten off. Hide all loose tails.
I filled my basket with decorative glass beads to weigh down the basket and hold my crochet hooks.
Wider/Shorter Basket
R1: ch1, in magic circle make 6 sc, pull on the end yarn to close the circle. You will be working in the round so you will not need to sl st with the first sc you made, but you will be placing your st marker on the first st of every new round.
R2: 2sc in each st around, 12 sc in total
R3: [sc, 2sc in next] repeat all around, 18 sc in total
R4: [sc next 2 st, 2sc in next] repeat all around, 24 sc in total
R5: [sc next 3 st, 2sc in next] repeat all around, 30 sc in total
R6: [sc next 4 st, 2sc in next] repeat all around, 36 sc in total
Beginning the sides:
R7: sc in each st but in the BLO, 36 st in total
R8-10: sc in each st around, once you get to the last round, sl st with the first sc and fasten off. Hide all loose tails.
You can continue to make more rounds if you choose to make a taller basket. I used mine to store my nail polish.


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