Posted on Tuesday the 19th November 2013 by Pins & Needles
My crochet skills are limited to the granny square sequence, so if you know how to do this, you can make this super handy crochet storage basket. I love crochet baskets - you can easily adjust the type of yarn (or repeats) for a different size basket, and different kinds of yarn will give different colours and textures.
For this project I used the wonderfully chunky DMC Zpagetti yarn. This yarn comes in lots of colours, but I went with the camel option, as it's a good neutral. The yarn is made up from leftovers from the fashion industry - it's long strips of fabric, rather than spun yarn. It's v easy to use, and the only minor issue I had (which was very quickly resolved), was getting used to the elasticity: the yarn does have a bit of stretch.
I used this free pattern, and did as many repeats as I wanted to get the size basket I was after.
I used up just over half the yarn, and will be making another (shallower and wider) one with the leftovers. They make excellent storage baskets, and as the yarn does stretch a bit, the basket can expand to accommodate whatever you want to stuff into it! I think it's especially useful for keeping all the bits and pieces of a project together - I'm using it for my ongoing granny square blanket.