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.