Wednesday, 11 March 2015

Crochet continues...

As this week seems to be turning into crochet week on my blog after the last two posts, I thought that I would continue with that today.


I am still trying to work my way through a large stash of yarn that I was given.  You can read about it here.  So I made another basket.  This one is better than the first one.  It is worked with four strands of 4ply yarn at once, so it is much stiffer.  It is also quite versatile.  It can either be folded halfway down.


Or all the way down.


Or not at all!


It just depends on how you want it to look!


The finished piece is about 9 inches across and probably about 7 inches tall.  I much prefer it to the "bag" basket that I made before and I will be keeping this one for sure.

UPDATED 12/4/15 - see this post for more details on basket making.


Even after all of that though, there is still yarn left.  So I am working on a little something - to my own design - it is still in the working stage right now, but if it works out I will share more with you.  If you never see it again, you will know that it wasn't meant to be!


Once all of this yarn is done I really must get back to my quilt!

One other thing I hope that you will allow me to share with you today.  My bloggy friend Beth From The Whimsical Dowager is selling off all of her papercrafting supplies.  She is moving on to working more with yarny things and needs the space to set up her loom so that she can do some weaving.  Beth has listed lots of her things in her Etsy shop, and is listing more all the time.  So if you are in the market for some new craft supplies and wish to support a fellow crafter and blogger move on with their crafting, pop by Beth's shop and see what she has to offer.  Beth really is a lovely person!

Thank you for allowing me this little plug for a friend!

As I write this it is sunny here, but we are forecast rain for later I think.  I hope that it is sunny with you wherever you are!

Amy

45 comments:

  1. That's clever though I doubt would be much good for me nuts & bolts in the garage. Visted Lacock the other week. Awesome place

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  2. I do like it folded half way down, lovely basket, your shells look intriguing :-)

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  3. That's so lovely, the colour is great and very spring like. I wonder what else you are now crocheting!x

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  4. No, not sunny here as it is nightime.(giggle). I just love that basket, so may I ask if you made it up yourself? If not, where did you obtain the pattern? I'm looking forward to see what you are going to do with lacy fan shaped piece. It's lovely. Take care.

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  5. Hoping to get into the garden for awhile this afternoon as we have a little sun. Love the basket, perfect storage solution. Have a good day.

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  6. This basket looks great and it seems to be useful ... I love the color. It's cloudy here but not cold as the weeks before .... Have a creative day.

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  7. love the versatility of the basket and the lacy crocheting is beautiful. I used to crochet years ago and loved the doilies I made and even a curtain!!

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  8. Love the basket, I really like the scalloped edges around the top. What size hook did you end up using for the 4 strands of 4ply

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  9. Your crochet basket is a beautiful shade of pink Amy. Very spring-like! X

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  10. Love that little basket, Amy. I especially like it's versatility! So cute! Interesting play... you may be on to something! blessings ~ tanna

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  11. I love that basket - what pattern did you use? Your own design is looking really good - I hope you can get it to work out the way you want.

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  12. This basket is incredible! I truly love it, you are very talented :)

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  13. Loving all your crochet projects, Amy. I think this basket is just fab--both pretty and useful. I hope your new project goes well. It looks great to me--hope we'll see more of it soon! X

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  14. I like this basket, lovely color. Looks very springy. I can imagine it being filled with all those little chocolate eggs that are covered in colored foil. I also like what you are crocheting, looks almost like ladies fans, wonder what it will be?.... :)

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  15. Your basket is lovely, very versatile, and I'm intrigued by the little something you're working on, can't wait to hear more about that.

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  16. Love the basket and what a great way to use up yarn. Still sunny here... I've had a walk and gone to the garden centre for supplies. Now hoping the rain holds off so I can get my pots planted with primroses.

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  17. I am in awe of your crochet! I'm still such a beginner, but have now made four squares for a cushion cover using treble stitch - and they actually look quite consistent, so I must be doing something right!

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  18. It's beautiful, it's versatile... and it has a lovely colour! ♥

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  19. Amy, you are a crocheter extrodinaire! I love the basket, and it doesn't look that complicated. I may try one.

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  20. What a pretty little basket. :) I always like pink.
    Your new pattern is looking good too.
    Still sunny here - the washing is on the line. I bet the rain arrives when I pop out later! Enjoy your day. x

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  21. That little basket is wonderful. I like the half-folded way best. Very cute.

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  22. I like the way the basket looks folded. I'm sure it will come in handy from time to time. Nice work!
    xx Beca

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  23. Love the color, love the basket. I have a pattern to make a basket, just need to get started.

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  24. What a beautiful colour your basket is and so useful Amy. I love the design you are putting together as well, I'm sure it will become something lovely!
    Best wishes
    Alison xx

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  25. Beth is great! I will have to pop over as her space is an inspiration!! And hello! Look at you go!!!! Speaking of inspiration!!! I remember when you were doing projects here and there and now look at you! You are whipping up the most stunning pieces....just brilliant AMY!!!! Wishing you a day full of sunshine!! Nicole xoxo

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  26. Hey, crochet is getting pretty serious over here. I like the versatility of the basket and the edging is really pretty. Nice work. Jo x

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  27. I love looking at your lovely crochet :) The basket is great, and looks so useful as well! The new project looks great! Hope it works out, it's a lovely pattern :) xx

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  28. I love the basket - I think you should have made three, and then lined them up from no fold to full fold!

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  29. Beautiful basket! I love it. I've got my eye on a pattern I'm going to make in pink also. You can't go wrong with PINK!

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  30. It looks like it will be quite useful...and it's pretty too.

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  31. Your basket is beautiful, Amy - I love that it folds up or down! The daffodil wreath in your last post is also gorgeous! Look at you, so creative! Hugs xo Karen

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  32. 4 strands of 4 ply? Was that hard to work with? The end result is fabulous. :o)

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  33. It's lovely Amy and your design is very pretty I'm intrigued :) xx

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  34. I'm liking your design, its so pretty. I've done some baskets with doubled up DK which i guess is equivalent to 4x4ply, as well as being a bit stiff it works up way faster doesnt it, hurrah!

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  35. You are so talented Amy! That is such a beautiful colour too. Oh interested to see what your secret project is X

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  36. HI Amy! Oh, I just love this. I've never made a basket! You're inspiring me again.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  37. Love your bowl Amy, very versatile. Love the scalloped edge too. As to your own design, wow, wow, wow. You go from strength to strength my dear x

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  38. You are so talented! I'm really quite impressed. The basket really turned out well and I'm intrigued by your secret project.

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  39. I love your bowl. I'd love to be able to make this, but have only crocheted in tr and dr so far and only blankets and scarves. I have just bought a crochet book from the Wooks (it has a green and white spot cover) so I hope it will help me learn to make other things & stitches. So excited I may be able to make a basket one day.

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  40. A post in my favourite shade of pale pink is a winner with me Amy! Love your basket, and the unusual lace effect of your mystery project. Fingers crossed I see it again. Your are so creative and original in your crotchet. xx

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  41. That's a nice bowl, Amy, you could use it to store more crafty supplies!! Interested to see how your shells turn out... xx

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  42. I have a lot of leftover cotton yarn and I'm inspired to make my own basket now. Thanks for the inspiration! :)
    Greetings from Austria

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  43. WOW,what a Stunning basket,love it and the colour is fab.x

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  44. The fan pattern is really stunning, I just love it. I think it would make a beautiful scarf.
    Hugs,
    Meredith

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  45. I adore this lavender wool and the basket is wonderful. You've chosen the perfect pattern.
    Amalia
    xo

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