Crochet a Basket with T-Shirt Yarn
Have 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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- 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.
ch = chain
sc = single crochet
foundation sc = foundation single crochet
sl st = slip stitch
SM = stitch marker
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 9 – 17: 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!!
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