I have crocheted quite a few baskets now. They are more like firmish bags or squishy baskets than baskets like a wicker basket or something.
I love making them, but had to stop because, well, otherwise the house would be overrun with them!!! Baskets are useful for many things, but there are limits to how many one needs.
I have a little one that I take to work with whatever my current project is, I can fit my yarn, the project, needle book, little pair of scissors and so on. Just enough if I get some quiet time to get on with some work.
Various people have of course spotted said basket - and whatever I am then working on! - and admired it. A few weeks ago though one colleague came into the room and exclaimed - for she really did exclaim! - "oh, a peg bag". What? Peg bag? What was she talking about...
Turns out that she has a very old basket that is very similar to the one that I had with me that she uses for clothes pegs, which I think she said was made by her Grandmother. The basket is very worn out and she asked if I could make another one.
Of course says I! I couldn't get the yarn in the same colour that I had used for mine, but I hope that she will like what I found as a substitute. If not I have another basket for me....
This is what the finished basket looks like.
You can see what I mean about the squishiness of them, it will fold flat like this. It is what I like about them best because they are easy to store away. I haven't finished it off yet because I want to check with her that it is the right size. At this stage I could still rip back and make it bigger if she needs. Otherwise I will just tie off and sew in the ends which will only take a few minutes and my colleague can take it home with her.
This is what the stitch looks like close up. Details of how to get the pattern are at the end of the post.
The yarn that I used is Lily Sugar'n Cream in their Barnboard Twists which I think are lovely.
Ta Dah! Finished basket which is holding most of a 200g ball of Marble Chunky which is a big ball of yarn!!
If you want me to make something for you, do get in touch and I will be glad to discuss it with you, I am open to taking commissions and we can perhaps come up with something for you.
In the meantime I will be back to guarding my own basket from all of those who seem to want to get their hands on it!!! A good problem to have hey!
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