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Another rope and crochet basket

Crochet and rope basket tutorial. Crochet your own baskets that look like you bought them in a high end store. Uses simple stitches.

 

How to make these crochet and rope baskets. Can be used as a tote bag or purse too. The rope or cord keeps them strong and sturdy.Have you made the Ropey Rainbows basket we featured a few weeks back? We’ve had some requests for more baskets, and this one was a big contrast to the other one we posted so thought you might like this too, for a bit of a change.

This one features less of the yarn and more of the rope for a more natural and rustic look and feel. The last one was round, but this one has a rectangular base with rounded corners. It works up the same way but with a lot less yarn, using about a 1/4 to a 3rd of the yarn used in the ropey rainbows basket.

You will need:

  • Length of rope (this one used was 38m in length and 6mm diameter, for a 22x42x17cm basket)  Try looking in hardware stores and garden centers.
  • Stash yarn (this example used 310m of Patons 100% cotton 4ply in a cream colourway)
  • Size 5.00mm crochet hook (use a metal hook if possible as the work is quite stiff), or larger if your rope is thicker

Our tip – get a nice set of ergonomic crochet hooks or use some crochet hook cushions for this project as it can be quite stiff and you’ll want to crochet quite tightly in places.

Find the full instructions for this basket here

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