Sunday, October 7, 2012
Pinterest has finally sucked me in. It was impossible to resist. I'm decorating an apartment and have craftiness seeping out my pores. It was inevitable.
The first was this crochet basket from Crochet In Color. And then, after seeing this other lovely crochet basket from Huhuu 4home, I was also inspired to put an edging on the top instead of handles. The final product came out shaped like a bucket, so now it's a girly crochet bucket basket.
I'm in need of storage solutions to the point that I've purchased 4 giant baskets off of craigslist, and 2 plastic storage bins from Goodwill. This crochet basket fits nicely in our Expedit bookcase, and holds my current work-in-progress (the hexagon quilt), hiding all the bits and bobs from guests.
The actual modification to the pattern is something to the effect of: when your basket is the height you desire, at the beginning of the next row, *ch3, skip 3sts, sc in the next st and repeat from the * around, joining with a sl st. For the last row, *6dc in the middle ch (the second of the three), ch1, 1sc in the middle of the next ch, ch1, and repeat from the * around, joining with a sl st and finish off. Your number of stitches might vary slightly, so some additional adjustment may be necessary. Fake it 'til you make it ;)