Crochet baskets. When I saw a tutorial for a set of seven nesting crochet baskets, I wanted to make them right away. Delving into my crochet cotton drawer, whilst I hadn't the rainbow colours of the one made by Marinke (Wink), i found seven bright colours which would do for the urgency I felt overcoming me.
Here's how mine turned out:
The largest is 5 inches across, the smallest 2 inches. I rather like the idea of making 2 consecutive sizes and using them as a wrapping for a small gift, such as a pretty soap, or jar of face cream.
In fact, because Marinke's tutorial is so easy, you can make these baskets as wide as you like and as short or tall as fits your need. The only things I changed were to omit the top border, and not to add a chain 2 before each round, it didn't work for me.
I love working with crochet cotton as there are no fluffy strandy bits to split and spoil the shape of the stitches; it's easy to see where to insert the hook and we all like easy, don't we?
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Cheerio for now.