Happy New Year!
While I’m not really one for resolutions, one thing I want to do this year is sort out my yarn storage!
I can’t tell you how many times I’ve found random bits of yarn around the house!
Last night I was determined to start taking control of those left over little bits of yarn and searched the web for a small crochet basket pattern that I could keep on my desk.
Although I found quite a few patterns, nothing really stood out- so I came up with this!
I was after a bowl type shape, slowly widening as you reach the top- I think it turned out okay!
I didn’t have any t-shirt yarn on hand so I decided to improvise by using 6 strands of dk weight cotton at once (a technique I learnt from making my lottieandalbert rainbow blanket!)
You will want to make sure the yarn/s you use are sturdy enough to keep the shape of the piece.
To download a FREE printable pdf version of this pattern click here.
You will need:
- 6x 50g DK weight cotton yarn
I’ve used a mixture of Lincraft and Spotlight brand cotton yarn.
- 10 mm crochet hook
- Tapestry Needle
Final dimensions: Diameter: 15cm Depth: 6.5cm
- Pattern is written in
- Hold all 6 strands of yarn like you would with just one. Make sure you always have all 6 colours on your hook- it’s easy to accidentally miss a strand while you crochet!
- Like working with t-shirt yarn, using multiple strands of yarn at once can be difficult to work with. At times I found it difficult to put my hook into a stitch- you’ll definitely need to use those arm muscles!
- I had plenty of yarn left over after making this small bowl/basket! You could definitely make it a lot larger with the 6 skeins.
- Unless otherwise specified, stitches are to be worked into both loops.
Working into a magic circle,
R1: Chain 1 (this will not count as a stitch throughout), work 6 SC into circle
Slip stitch into first SC (6 SC)
R2: Chain 1, 2 SC in each stitch
Slip stitch into first SC (12 SC)
R3: Chain 1, *2 SC in next stitch, 1 SC in next stitch* Repeat * to * 6 times
Slip stitch into first SC (18 SC)
R4: Chain 1, *1 SC in each of the next 2 stitches, 2 SC in next stitch*
Repeat * to * 6 times
Slip stitch into the BACK LOOP of first SC (24 SC)
R5: WORK THIS ROUND IN BACK LOOPS ONLY
Chain 1, 1 SC in each stitch
Slip stitch into both loops of first SC (24 SC)
R6: Chain 1, 1 SC in each stitch
Slip stitch into first SC (24 SC)
R7: Chain 1, *2 SC in next stitch, 1 SC in each of
the next 3 stitches*
Repeat * to * 6 times
Slip stitch into first SC (30 SC)
R8-9: Repeat R6 (30 SC)
If you’d like a larger bowl, repeat rounds 7-9, increasing the number of SC by 6 in round 7 each time the round is repeated. i.e.(2sc),4sc / (2sc),5sc etc.
OPTIONAL: Slip stitch in each stitch to finish off.
Weave in all ends.
If you have any questions or notice any errors (I wrote this in the middle of the night!), please let me know!
Let’s all tackle our yarn stash together!