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« on: February 17, 2013 06:03:51 AM »

I figured it belonged on the crochet board since that's what it is. With poptabs. It was originally going to be a bag, but as I ran out of yarn I started thinking in alternatives rather than unravelling all that work. That's how it became a breadbasket instead. I made an inner basket out of linen, it's removable, so it can be tossed in the washer when it gets dirty.

Pattern is freehanded and made up as I went along, and I'm thinking I might make another in different color. Maybe black. Or red. 

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The bottom, just to show how it's crocheted:
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« Reply #1 on: February 17, 2013 06:57:04 AM »

Wow.  This is fantastic.  I've no idea how you did this, but I love it.  Hitting this rocks!
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« Reply #2 on: February 17, 2013 07:52:23 AM »

Truly amazing.  I can't imagine how you crocheted that. Beautiful.
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« Reply #3 on: February 17, 2013 11:01:52 PM »

That is really nice.  Great thinking!
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« Reply #4 on: February 18, 2013 02:18:53 AM »

This is amazing!
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« Reply #5 on: February 18, 2013 02:25:13 AM »

I love this, my first thought was "my cat would love this"
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« Reply #6 on: February 18, 2013 08:39:04 PM »

LOVE this! What a great thing to do with pop tabs....
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« Reply #7 on: February 18, 2013 09:21:10 PM »

LOL...when I looked at the picture before reading, I too thought it could be an outrageous pet bed. But that's my answer for everything. Nice job. No doubt you have the happiest bread on the block.
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« Reply #8 on: February 19, 2013 01:48:00 AM »

LOL...when I looked at the picture before reading, I too thought it could be an outrageous pet bed. But that's my answer for everything. Nice job. No doubt you have the happiest bread on the block.
I love this, my first thought was "my cat would love this"

Maybe I should make my next project a pop-tab pet bed instead of a bread basket then? Wink At the moment it serves as a yarn-basket. But that's possibly because it was the only excuse I could come up with to put it on the middle of the table until I figure out what to do with it. 
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« Reply #9 on: February 19, 2013 07:18:54 AM »

I absolutely love this! I am constantly needing flat baskets like that or trays around my studio for art supplies or when I do art projects with kids and this would be perfect for that!
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« Reply #10 on: February 19, 2013 11:35:19 AM »

I like it! Thanks for sharing.
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« Reply #11 on: February 19, 2013 03:09:20 PM »

Yes, I also thought "my cat would love that".

I am trying to figure out how you did that.  Which way do the tabs run?  Are the tabs still flat?  What stitch did you use?  How many tabs did it take?  Did you follow an existing tutorial out there to join them?



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« Reply #12 on: February 20, 2013 01:21:31 PM »

How did you... but.. wha? I'm baffled by how amazing this is!
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« Reply #13 on: February 20, 2013 10:16:50 PM »

Loove the effect,you're so creative!
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« Reply #14 on: February 21, 2013 03:02:06 AM »

Yes, I also thought "my cat would love that".

I am trying to figure out how you did that.  Which way do the tabs run?  Are the tabs still flat?  What stitch did you use?  How many tabs did it take?  Did you follow an existing tutorial out there to join them?

A guestimate is that it took about 530 tabs in total and roughly skein of yarn to crochet it. All tabs are still flat, and crocheted together side-by-side. You can find basic tutorials as for how to crochet with poptabs, which I've followed here and here, but for this project I altered that since I was using poptabs of a different shape and to create the round bottom - basically I did three regular stitches into each hole of the tab creating a yarn border around each round of tabs and then crocheted the next round into the border. Sorry if it's making no sense, it's kind of hard to explain as I didn't have a tutorial or anything to go from. This much can be said though, crochet-wise you only need the most basic skills to pull off a project like this one as it's only single crochet and chains.
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« Reply #15 on: February 21, 2013 03:46:54 AM »

It's amazing! I love the combination of metal and yarn, and the structures you created with them! This is really pretty and I guess it's almost indestructible in daily use.
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« Reply #16 on: February 21, 2013 10:19:12 AM »

Wow, this is wonderful!
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« Reply #17 on: February 26, 2013 02:39:30 PM »

CONGRATS ON BEING A FEATURED PROJECT ON THE CROCHET BOARD FOR JANUARY-FEBRUARY 2013!
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« Reply #19 on: February 28, 2013 06:49:11 PM »

what a fun basket! love the combo of re-using and crocheting Smiley
thanks for sharing!
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« Reply #20 on: January 13, 2014 09:22:44 AM »

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