Crochet basket, something for me.

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Sometimes I make stuff for myself. I should do this more often. My ‘things i want to make’ Pinterest board has enough projects to keep me busy for years.

I especially like to make useful stuff. This way I get to appreciate my work and its usefulness.

This weekend heralded a trip back to the North Wales coast to visit my parents. I finished this basket while I was there.

A crocheted basket in which to keep my crochet.

It’s made with garden centre garden twine using a 4mm crochet hook and trimmed with some ends of cotton balls from a previous project. I ironed it with some spray starch to help it keep its shape. I’m really pleased with it. It only took 3 evenings and that was with a little undoing and redoing using different increases to get the base flat.
Next, a set of 3 in different sizes for the bathroom.

We walked around the top of the Great Orme in Llandudno in the sun on the Saturday. It had been a long time since I had been up there.

As children my brother and I would get the Great Orme Tram to the top and walk down, stopping for an ice cream on the way. A remember only sunny days in those summers.


    1. It’s not as smooth to work with as cotton but it grows really quickly. It does make your fingers ache a little until you get used to it. It doesn’t hurt your hands but does require a good blob of moisturiser afterwards. Completed half a basket last night in about 1 and a half hours, so getting faster with the twine now.


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