Yarn Basket Ornament »
InstructionsI modified the knitting instructions to crochet. Using a G and some leftover worsted weight yarn, I chained 12 and single crocheted for 25 rows (for the basket body). Then I chained 24 sand slip stitched back down to make the handle. Then I sewed up the sides of the basket, sewed on the handle, and turned them out so the sewing was on the inside.
For the yarn balls, I made small balls ...
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Type of item: Home Decor
Style: Cute, Holiday, Whimsical, Geeky
"G" hook and worsted weight yarn scraps
What was your inspiration?
My friend found the free knitting pattern on Pinterest and, because she cannot knit (yet), decided she'd just crochet them. I thought it was a lovely idea (I do knit, but crochet was so easy for this project), and I tried it for myself. They work up so fast, and they are the perfect little giftie for knitty friends.
What are you most proud of?
Just reworking it in crochet, but that was easy. Actually, making the little tinfoil balls to then wrap the yarn around to make yarn balls. So much faster.
What advice would you give someone starting this project?
Make them assembly-line style if you're doing a lot. Make the basket bodies and then the handles. Then the yarn balls, the knitting needles. For me, this was the very fastest way to do a group of them (other than doing my sample first to see if it all worked out or needed tweaking).