Friday 14 October 2016

Crochet Stash Baskets

I've made more of these baskets than I can remember. They are simple, quick, and then when they are done, so handy for storing things in. They have become a go-to project for me when I want to make something easy and useful. And they are great for using up leftover yarn from my stash.
I made the orange and yellow one when we were on holidays this summer - on the plane and while watching my girls and their cousins swimming - it was the perfect vacation/visiting project. I don't have anything stashed away in this basket just yet, but it is only a matter of time.

I started the brown and cream one on holidays as well, but just finished it the other day. This one is destined to hold all my soaps in the bathroom cupboard. I could just put the soap in the cupboard, or put it in a plastic container, but storing it in a handmade crochet basket is so much prettier and adds a homey detail that I just love.

Now for the details should you fancy making a basket for yourself:
  • Yarn: Bernat Handicrafter Cotton in Natural Ombre, Lily Cotton in Creamsicle
  • Hook: size 4 
  • Pattern: available here for free. 

P.S. It feels fantastic to be posting a craft project again. Do you remember when this was a craft blog and I posted one project/craft/make after another? Oh, those were the good days. I'm trying to get back to that friends....trying so hard...