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Upcycle a Cardboard Carton with Crochet


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You can easily upcycle a sturdy cardboard box by covering it with crochet. Use bits of yarn from your stash and you have a bright, padded container to hold magazines, books, or whatever else you have in mind. Add embellishments like handles or tassels! You will be using a Size K hook and two strands of yarn, so the project works up quickly. Or, try using a single strand of chunky yarn, or even 't-shirt yarn'. BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY Crochet

Recommended with this pattern

  • Worsted weight yarn
  • Sturdy cardboard carton
  • Size G crochet hook

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Busy Crow Studio
Busy Crow Studio
I started with crafts when I was about 9 years old. I learned to knit, and I still remember everything about that experience: from the yarn (a cherry red worsted, purchased at the Woolworth store downtown), the needles (a lovely set of pink aluminum size 11), the project (a poncho, with white fringe - ala Santa!). It was made with simple stockinette stitch in a rectangle shape, and then folded into the poncho, with the fringe added. I had the parents on the block paying me to teach the other children (who frankly, were not that interested in learning to knit!). I didn't give up teaching, though, I have taught classes in beadwork and crafts, and it's always very satisfying to see someone get 'hooked' on a creative pursuit.