Crochet a Basket with T-Shirt Yarn


Makena Basket

Makena BasketHave you ever had a project that you always wanted to make? When I started crocheting one of the first projects I wanted to make was a basket. The problem was finding yarn that was sturdy enough and didn’t make a floppy basket. I researched T-Shirt yarn and was going to make my own. Fast forward five years and I never made that T-Shirt yarn.  I recently received a message from Fox Yarn Company and they wanted me to try their T-Shirt yarn. I was very excited to try their yarn and I chose Squidward Green as it looked like a beautiful beach inspired color. When I received the yarn I did two thing; first I carved a P/12.0 mm Hook and second I sat on a few ideas of what I wanted to make. After a few weeks I decided to make the project I always wanted to make, a basket.

I created the Makena Basket Pattern with T-Shirt yarn and it came out sturdy. It’s functional and super cute in my house. I can fit 4 bulky skeins of yarn in it or a bunch of kids toys. Below is the free pattern however if you would like a low cost PDF, ad free version you can get that on my Etsy or Ravelry.

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Materials: 

  • P/12.0 mm Hook 
  • T-shirt Yarn, Super Bulky weight #6
  • Large Tapestry Needle

 

Yards/Ounces: I used Fox Yarn Co 700 g, 25 oz, 140 meters. You can use any T-shirt yarn just make sure you have the right quantity. 

Skill Level: Beginner 

Size:  Medium Basket 

Gauge:  2 x 2 inches = 3 sc x 3 rows sc 

Dimensions: 12 inches in diameter and 7 inches tall. 

 Abbreviations:   

ch = chain 

sc  = single crochet 

foundation sc = foundation single crochet

sl st = slip stitch   

SM = stitch marker

Basket: 

Row 1: Using a magic ring, ch 1, sc 8, and mark the end of row with a SM. (8 sc) 

Row 2: 2sc in each stitch around and mark the end of row with a SM. (16 sc)     

Row 3: Sc, 2sc in the next stitch. Repeat *sc, 2sc in the next stitch* around and mark the end of row with SM. (24 sc)    

Row 4:  Sc, sc, 2sc in the next stitch. Repeat *sc 2, 2sc in the next stitch* around and mark the end of row with SM. (32 sc) 

Row 5: Sc, sc, sc, 2sc in the next stitch. Repeat *sc 3, 2sc in the next stitch* around and mark the end of row with SM. (40 sc) 

Row 6: Sc 4, 2sc in the next stitch. Repeat *sc 4, 2sc in the next stitch* around and mark the end of row with SM. (48 sc) 

Row 7: 2sc, sc around, 2sc in last stitch and mark the end of the row with SM. (50) 

Row 8: sc around and mark the end of row with SM. (50) 

Row 917: Repeat Row 8. 

Row 18: Sc 10, foundation sc 7, skip 5 stitches, sc 20, foundation sc 7, skip 5 stitches and sc 10. Sl st to next stitch and cut a long tail to sew in. Sew loose end with a large tapestry hook.  

Enjoy you basket and put lots of yarn or other goodies in it!! 

Makena Basket

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