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« on: January 22, 2010 06:15:52 AM »

We're currently in the process of moving to a much nicer and bigger space. Because of this, my craft stuff is getting it's very own closet. Well, I thought, instead of dragging out all my yarn everytime I start a new project, why not have a little basket to keep by the couch to work out of.
I got the pattern out of a book called Uncommon Crochet. The pattern called for leather cord, but that's super expensive, so, I decided to use jute. I used a MUCH bigger hook than the pattern called for, because it was so much work trying to get the jute to work with me. In the end, I love the result, but I would NEVER recommend using jute to crochet unless you wear thick gloves. It literally turned into just a bloody mess. haha. If I ever make one again with jute, I'll probably use the yellow rubber gloves that you use for cleaning. lol.








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« Reply #1 on: January 22, 2010 07:45:41 AM »

wow, this is gorgeous.

and yeah, I've used jute too. funnily enough for a similar idea, but i gave up. kudos on finishing it!
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« Reply #2 on: January 22, 2010 10:30:13 AM »

Wow, the results are so nice, it's tempting to give jute a try!  It really looks great, I'm sure you'll have it for years to come.
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« Reply #3 on: January 22, 2010 01:59:53 PM »

Your idea to crochet a bag for the yarn is cute!  I have a pretty basket that is lined with pretty fabric, by the side of my couch that I keep my yarn in.  I bought it at a garage sale for a dollar (!) and was going to use it for a craft fair I was in.  I didn't and it's been next to my couch ever since.  When it gets too full, I know it's time to stop buying yarn and use up what I got!  Grin
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« Reply #4 on: January 22, 2010 06:15:42 PM »

Wow..talk about suffering for your art! Could we find some red jute so one could not see the blood stains? lol

This is an awesome piece.  I like how you used the two colors...reminds me of an earthenware pot. 
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« Reply #5 on: January 23, 2010 01:00:38 AM »

Thanks for the comments guys!!
It was definitely considered suffering for art. lol. I do love it though, and I know that it'll stand up to anything. I really like the color combination. All in all, I think it was worth the pain and suffering. haha.
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« Reply #6 on: January 23, 2010 08:43:09 AM »

I love this!!! Such a great idea, it looks really sturdy.
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