Yarn Stash Bash – Baskets


I am slowly crocheting my way through my ever growing stash of yarn. This is the year I plan on crocheting projects with the yarn I have left over around my house.

In January, one of the projects I decided on included one of several baskets of various sizes using two strands of different color yarn. This was in order to give it a unique appearance of working with a variegated yarn. I like the look so much that I crocheted four basket over a course of several weeks.

I decided on three large baskets and three small ones. These are just the right size to place throughout ones home. Upon completion I placed them in my gift basket and through out the months since, I have presented a few of them to some of my friends. My first friend placed hers in her bathroom to hold her hair do-dads. Her and her four daughters all have really long hair and are always looking for something to pull their hair back, up or just out of their faces. She said this basket added just the perfect decorative touch and served the purpose she needed.

My second friend used hers by her front door, for her keys and pocket items for her husband. She was looking for a small spot that would look perfect on her entry hall table that would also help them from loosing their keys all the time.

The third and final basket I gave away went by my friends craft chair. She is placing her hooks, scissors and those small and easy to lose items in it. She loves the fact that it is close by and adds a beautiful touch to her living room.

Have any of you crocheted any baskets, if so, what uses did you find for them? I do still have three baskets left and I am curious.

As a side note: please bear with me for the next few weeks as I will be attempting to get my post up to date. The last few months I have been slack with my postings. Once I have caught up, I will go back to two posts a week.

Until next time, keep those hooks flying.


About crochetwithpassion

I have been certified through the Craft Yarn Council both in teaching and Instructor. I also have been teaching people to crochet for over fifteen years. This is what I will be doing through this blog. In the Crochet Master Class there are 18 projects. Some of the projects will be familiar to me such as Hairpin Lace; Tunisian Crochet; Filet Crochet; Double Ended Crochet; painted Crochet; Aran Crochet and Irish Crochet. However there are several in the book that are new and have peaked my interest and that includes the following: Woven Crochet; Tapestry Crochet; Entrelac Crochet; Fashion Crochet; Tassels; Bullion Stitch; Overlay Crochet; Bead Crochet; Bruges Crochet; Free-form crochet and Wire Crochet. Since Crocheting is a time consuming craft I will only be posting once a week. If you are like me and love to crochet but would really like to challenge yourself to go beyond what you are now doing, come along with me and move to the next level. Although the actual patterns will not be posted (copyright law) I will take you through each project and go through the process of each one. This is not a blog about free crochet patterns or selling crochet tools. What I would like to do is take you with me on the journey through this book as I learn and crochet each of 18 projects. I will attempt to crochet each project in the book, and in the process recording in detail my progress and the problems I encounter along the way and the process I went through to accomplish each project. I am hoping that you will not only learn from my experience but that it will inspire you to push yourself to the next phase in your crocheting skills. Until next time; keep those hooks flying.
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2 Responses to Yarn Stash Bash – Baskets

  1. Carol D says:

    The first basket I made was a rather large one. I made it for one of my crafty daughters. It was large and to make sure it kept its shape, I lined with stiff pellum and a pretty fabric that complemented the colors in the basket.
    Since she is so crafty, I filled it with fabric fat squares buttons of all kinds, scissors a couple of small craft books, some lace edgings etc. She LOVED it! It was just so fitting for her…and she has a place to keep all those little items that tend to get lost.
    One of these days, I may make one for myself. I just always seem to have so many projects going at once!
    I see something I really want to do and then KNOW that I cannot start anything else til I finish at least some of my WIPs.

  2. I am the same way, there is always more projects I want to do then I have time for. It sounds like your daughter really made good use of the basket you made her. Thanks so much for sharing.

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