Monday, July 15, 2013

Crochet Containers ~ My Round Basket!

Happy Monday everyone!

I am so excited to show you the new Round Basket Archie & I just made!

As you know, two of my favorite things are containers & yarns so it was super FUN for me to make this basket free form!

I even added handles at the top which makes it easy to carry! :)

I was inspired to make a basket after seeing the new yarn offered by my favorite yarn company, Lion Brand.

It is called Fettuccini (formly called Zpagetti) and is made from garment fabrics!

It is a stiff, heavy weight yarn that has a bit of stretch to it too so it was perfect for creating the bottom of the basket!

Another FUN detail about the yarn is that you cannot choose the color or pattern you will get!

Every skein they make is unique & different from all the other skeins in their inventory, so all you can request is if you would like a solid color or a patterned one for your skein and then see what comes in your package!

I got 3 to start and my surprise package had a red, a black and a red, white & blue!

I decided to make the first basket with a red bottom, a terracotta top and add in my favorite Amazing Yarn by Lion Brand for the stripe and handles.

I just love how it turned out!

In fact, I was so happy with it that I immediately grabbed the black skein from my mystery package and started crocheting an oval shaped bottom that turned into the coolest container ever!

I cannot wait to show it to you next Monday!

Until then, I will have lots of other FUN posts featuring what my friends have been creating and sharing this Summer!

You all inspire me everyday!

Melissa & R-Chee


Dip-Dip and the Bridge said...

Love your bag, I would love to do something with that yarn, bet it crochets up like magic!
Lynne x

Tam Hess said...

What a great idea! Those baskets are adorable. Can't wait to see what you do next! Thanks for sharing your work. Happy Creative Every Day!

Tweedles -- that's me said...

Hi Missy
We love the color and the style and everything about the basket! Its just perfect for so many things.
So pretty.