I love this basket, it can be used for your wips, to keep your yarns, or it can be used in children’s room for their toys, or you can use it like a bag. You can make an entire collection in your favorite colors and different dimensions.
You will need:
Leather bottom (35 cm diameter) and straps (22 cm long):
If you don’t have a leather bottom you can crochet the base. I’ll put the chart in the bottom of the page.
4 skeins of ribbon yarn:
Lightweight bulky recycled yarn (80% Cotton 20% Synthetic) in 30 shades. Click on the photo to go to the shop for the yarn. Don’t forget to choose your country in order to see the prices in your currency.
Or you can use this 100% Recycled Cotton in 28 shades. Click on the photo to go to the shop for the yarn.
8 mm hook.
ch – chain
sc – single crochet
sl st – slip stitch
Crochet around the leather bottom: *sc, sc, sc, 2sc* repeat *-* until you finish the hols.
Round 1: Ch 1, sc in each sc of previous round, sl st to first sc to join;
Round 2: Ch 1, sc in between the posts of each sc, sl st to first sc to join.
Repeat round 2 until you reach the desired length.
Sew the leather straps.
Tips for working the Crochet Knit Stitch:
Once you insert the hook in the correct place and yarn over, tip your hook up a bit to loosen the stitch, this will help you make the next stitch easier to work.
When slip stitching at the end of each round, pull the slip stitch quite tight, this will make the join nearly disappear.
The chart for the crochet bottom: