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Crochet Yarn Basket

Create a charming and practical storage solution by crafting a handmade yarn basket using the art of crochet. This project allows you to showcase your creativity while also serving a functional purpose in organizing your space. By selecting a soft and durable yarn in your favorite color, you can personalize the basket to match your home decor or add a pop of color to any room. Whether you are a beginner looking to practice basic stitches or an experienced crocheter seeking a new project, this basket is a versatile and customizable option. With just a crochet hook and some yarn, you can create a beautiful and practical piece that will add a touch of handmade charm to your home. Let your imagination run wild as you experiment with different patterns and textures to make a unique yarn basket that reflects your personal style.

Materials:

- 4-ply worsted weight acrylic (I used Red Heart Super Saver - don't use the 'Soft' yarns)
- 3 1/2 oz. each of 4 colors
- P crochet hook
- sheet of plastic canvas
- 53" of 1/4" ribbon
Size: 6" deep 13" across

Directions:

Rnd 1: Holding all 4 strands together, ch 4, 2 dc in 4th ch from hook, ch 2. (3 dc, ch 2) in same ch 3 more times. Join with a sl st to top of ch 3.
Rnds 2 - 5: Ch 3, dc in each dc around with (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in corner ch-2 spaces. Join as before. At end of Rnd 5, join with a sl st to back loop of beginning ch 3.
Rnd 6: Working this Rnd in back loops only, ch 1, sc in same st. Sc in each dc around with 2 sc in each corner ch-2 space. Join with a sl st to 1st sc.
Rnd 7: Ch 1, hdc in same st. Hdc in each sc around. Join with a sl st to 1st hdc.
Rnd 8: Ch 1, sc in same st. Sc in each hdc around. Join with a sl st to 1st sc.
Rnds 9 - 12: Repeat Rnds 7 - 8 consecutively.
Rnd 13: Ch 1, hdc in same st. Hdc in next 22 sc. Ch 5, skip next 5 sc, hdc in next 37 sc. Ch 5, skip next 5 sc, hdc in next 14 sc. Join with a sl st to 1st hdc.
Rnd 14: Ch 1, sc in same st. Sc in each hdc around with 5 sc in each ch-5 space. Join with a sl st to 1st sc.
Rnd 15: Ch 1, sc in same st. Reverse sc in each sc around. Join with a sl st to 1st reverse sc. End off.
Cut plastic canvas to fit inside bottom of basket.
Weave ribbon thru hdc stitches of Rnd 11. Tie into a bow.
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