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Topic: YarN and HeMp BasKeTs (pattern)  (Read 5516 times)
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« on: June 16, 2004 07:06:02 AM »

Here are some baskets I made....

Side view                                                                                       Top view

These were a lot of fun and make really nice gifts!  Ive made quite a few already that have gotten new homes.
Its interesting to use new unconventional materials too...these can be done in plastic cord, hemp, lace, raffia, plastic bags, yarn, rope (which would be a good fathers day or fathers B-day present)....

Crochet makes my day!           ~M
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« Reply #1 on: June 16, 2004 10:27:44 AM »

me likey!   very cool. . .how did you make them?
« Reply #2 on: June 17, 2004 08:47:42 PM »

Hey Jakes Mom!  Thanks... ok I will attempt to explain:

I used one strand of regular worsted weight acrylic yarn (and 1 strand of hemp in the hemp one).
I would recommend 2 strands held together for larger sized baskets for strength...it will help to keep the sides standing up straight.
A size H/5 hook was used on the yarn ones and a size G/4 on the hemp...

To Start:  CH 4, SL ST to form a loop
Row 1:  then 8 SC, then start to mark the rounds here...
Row2:  Ch 1 then SC in each SC around (16 total), from here on in you will increase by 8 every OTHER row.
Row 3:  SC in ea st around
Row 4:  2 SC in 1st SC then 1 SC then 2 SC  repeat pattern all the way around (total of 24)
Row 5:  SC in ea st around
Row 6:  2 SC in 1st SC then 1 SC in next 2 Ch repeat pattern all the way around...(total 32)
Row 7:  SC in ea st around
Row 8:  2 SC in 1st SC then 1 SC in next 3 Ch repeat pattern all the way around...(total 40)

Once you get the base to the desired diameter...stop increasing and keep the st number constant for as many rows as you would like.
At the top I switched colors for a few rows than folded it over so it wouldnt all sag inwards.

I alter this pattern often by just increasing by the number that I start with every other row to expand the base differently...
EX:  if you start with CH 5 the next row double (10) then keep constant for a row, then next would be 15, constant,  20 etc...
The hemp one was not folded over at the top b/c I liked the way it looked "sagging" in a little.

These are fun one-to-two sitting projects...hope you enjoy!

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« Reply #3 on: June 18, 2004 05:15:35 AM »

thank you SO much for the pattern. . .I'm going to try it today!  What kind of hemp yarn do you use?  I have a ball of necklace hemp. . .would that work?
« Reply #4 on: June 18, 2004 06:27:12 AM »

Necklace hemp is what I used actually
You have to hold it very taught throughout to keep the stiches small and uniform.  I know some people wet hemp before things like this but I left mine dry and it worked ok
Have fun crocheting     ~M

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« Reply #5 on: June 25, 2004 08:07:59 PM »

Those are some very cool baskets.  Makes me anxious for winter again..... that is when I do most of my crocheting.... thanks for posting the pattern.  I can't wait to make one........ funny how such a simple design can be so cool huh!
« Reply #6 on: June 25, 2004 08:09:48 PM »

Oh yeah, I forgot to add.... those would look really cool done in stripes..... me likes stripes Smiley
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