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3/17/12

Crochet box

This project was made for my messy side (again). I have lot of baskets in our home: a little one for my keys next to the entrance, a blue one from Turkey for my watch and ring in the living room, a hanging one for the pastry,  a huge woven one for the fruits, one for the vegies, severals in the bathroom and there are more others for smaller & bigger things. I store even my langerie in smaller baskets inside of the wardrobe.  
I needed this basket, because I am crafting also at night in the bed. Sometimes I just took my work into the floor or into the bedside table. I prefer when everything is on their place and like my home organized.
This basket has been made from t-shirt yarn. So not just a useful and an easy-to-make piece, but also a green project!
I don't write the pattern of this basket, just a few instructions, because it is really easy to make.

  • I crocheted the bottom with simple crochet stitches (21 stitches x 16 rows). Normally (with not T-shirt yarn) I would make the rectangle crocheting from the middle, but with this yarn the crochet started to wave.
  • When the bottom was ready, I turned out and crocheted the sides along with simple crochet stitches. Then made the sides with hdc's in 2 rows. In the third and fourth row I worked with dc's. In the last row decreased each sides with 2 stitches and finished with hdc's. 

Happy crocheting! 


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17 comments:

  1. Hi Hanni, nice to meet you! Love your crochet basket--very cute! Thank you for joining me on my blog. Glad you liked the fabric necklace.

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  2. Love your baskets, Hanni!
    I just did a few simple crochet baskets recently, but yours are better :)
    When I post my baskets, I will link your posts too so that more people can see them. (I'll let you know.)
    Lovely, lovely work!

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  3. I love this!! I have some thick t-shirt yarn that I just got that would be perfect for this!

    I would love to have you link it up at Fantabulous Friday going on now!

    http://littlebeckyhomecky.blogspot.com/2012/03/fantabulous-friday-4.html

    Hope to see you there!!

    Katie @ Little Becky Homecky

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  4. What a great idea! I've been saving old t-shirts to make yarn but have yet to make anything from them!

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  5. You are so talented! I wish I had the patience to learn crocheting! I'd love it if you would come share it at my link party at the-crafty-cowgirl.com

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  6. WOW! You did an awesome job :).

    Mrs. Delightful
    www.ourdelightfulhome.blogspot.com

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  7. wonderful!! Hugs and wishes for a lovely week ahead! P.S. I'm your newest linky follower

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  8. Hum...you've got me thinking...baskets, might have to give that a try. Very nice.

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  9. I have wanted to make a couple crochet baskets for a while now. I think I may just do it sooner rather than later. btw - I love your blog. So pretty and cheerful :)

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  10. Oh Hanni, who would have thought that t-shirt yarn would produce this great basket. Thanks for sharing at our party this week.

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  11. This is a cute basket! so pretty! we are featuring this today, Hanni. Thanks for linking up. Have a fab weekend!

    Hugs,
    Lelanie

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  12. Great little basket! Thanks for sharing at Terrific Tuesdays.
    Rachel
    adventuresofadiymom.blogspot.com

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  13. I love your basket...wondered if at sometime you would post a more complete pattern for it.
    Kay

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  14. Hi again, Hanni! TSWL's finest of March Final round starts today with two of your projects in it (wow! 2 in one month!) make sure to tell everyone you're one of the finalist so they can vote for you!

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  15. This is super cute! How sturdy is this basket? I have been looking at patterns for crochet baskets but I wonder if they would work good for craft storage. I would probably put yarn in them but I would need a much bigger basket. I have a lot of yarn :)

    Christine @ Projectsaroundthehouse.blogspot.com

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