This is a great little basket, which was designed to use exactly one skein each of two colors of Paton's Classic Wool, which is easy to find at just about any large big box craft store. It's just the perfect size for tossing in anything from books, CDs, to little kid's toys!
Pattern uses: Paton's North America Classic Wool Worsted, 100% wool, 3.5 ounces/100 grams, 210 yards/192 meters, 1 skein each of color A and color B, size K (6.5 mm) crochet hook, and 2 optional 1/2" buttons for decoration.
Basket measures 9" tall by 12" across after felting. Size varies slightly, depending on which yarn you use and how heavily you felt the bag.
Complete beginner felting instructions are included.
Base is worked flat, then the sides of the basket are joined in the round. The handle and flowers are made separately and then sewn to the basket.
Many thanks to my testers, Tinochka7, wilmaelee, honeystalks, birdymom, yarnedaround and
Thanks to Anne McFarland firstname.lastname@example.org for tech editing.
425 yards of Worsted weight
My name is Anastacia, and I am the scrap yarn/one skein queen. I buy my yarn mainly at yard sales/thrift stores, so I got used to making do with what I could find. So most of my patterns are designed ...
My name is Anastacia, and I am the scrap yarn/one skein queen. I buy my yarn mainly at yard sales/thrift stores, so I got used to making do with what I could find. So most of my patterns are designed to use up the odd skeins or leftovers in your life, and are geared towards beginner crocheters or those who just want a fast, easy, but still pretty item.
Iâ€™m a 30 something adult living in MA. Iâ€™m married, have a wonderful cat named Wedgie, & I work full time. I also teach knitting & crocheting at my local Michael's & squeeze in designing as many hours as I can a week.
I do love to hear from everyone, but please remember that I am busy, just like you, & will reply as soon as I can.
All of my patterns use USA terms & abbreviations.
I try to layout my patterns as simply as possible to save money for people printing at home. My patterns are as short as possible, usually with only one photo on the first page, which you can easily skip printing to save ink.
You are free to sell any items made from my patterns at local craft fairs, donate to charity (Iâ€™d love to know where), auction off, etc.