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« on: March 15, 2006 06:54:35 AM »

So I recently got me new shelves to store all my stash. But I still needed something to store my works-in-progress at night without always running after needles and scissors ect..

So I made this "crate" with real nice yarn (don't you love the colours?!) but soooooo scratchy !!! And to think I once envisioned to make a sweater with it... !!

Anyhow, it worked perfectly for this. I made it so it fits nicely in the shelves, AND I can store any project inside including my notebook and magazines and whatever...

I took me several attempts to find the right way to finish the handles, but all in all I'm really pleased with the way it turned out. And the "seams" on the side really help giving it a more structured look (I crocheted in the round so it looked a bit like a blob before that)

... Also, I'm happy: that was stashbusting big time !! Still have lots of the pink yarn though, will probably be one of my next crochet projects... Am thinking of a round bucket-thingy... my mum said she liked that one, and I just taught her to crochet : she could use it to store her  projects..  ;-)

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« Reply #1 on: March 15, 2006 07:03:21 AM »

That's a really cute idea! Did you use anything in the sides to hold them up, or is the yarn just that stiff?
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« Reply #2 on: March 15, 2006 07:07:00 AM »

That is awesome!!! Do you have a tutorial? What kind of yarn did you use?

I just started to crochet and knit, so any info you have will help!!


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« Reply #3 on: March 15, 2006 12:31:20 PM »

Yes, tut please! I ended up buying a baby-diaper bag for my stuff, since it travels well.

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« Reply #4 on: March 15, 2006 12:48:16 PM »

Oh I just love that.

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« Reply #5 on: March 15, 2006 03:35:12 PM »

That is so cute Sylvie! You are so clever, yet again!  Kiss


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« Reply #6 on: March 15, 2006 07:24:19 PM »

I think you could just get some corrugated cardboard -it's stronger- or better yet that thin plyboard stuff and basically make a pocket for it for four sides and the bottom.  Or maybe even just the bottom, to make a base, and sewing the sides together would make it stand up.

That's a great idea prunille, and I'm pretty sure I'll be stealing it.  Walmart and Target have some nice canvas ones I don't want to pay 20$ for.  I bought a great wicker box from hobby lobby (half price) and my collection is overflowing already. 


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« Reply #7 on: March 16, 2006 05:06:45 AM »

Thanks guys.. There's actually nothing to hold it up, it IS that stiff ! .. or rather, I went down hook sizes until I got the desired stiffness with the yarn. (that finally meant 5 mm hook)

If that can help, I just made another pic with a closeup on side "seam" and handle.

..and I'm glad if that inspires anyone..  Grin
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« Reply #8 on: March 16, 2006 06:34:53 AM »

I'm inspired!

I have a ton of scratchy wool I bought on eBay in nice, muted tones (love the colors, hate the scratchiness), and this would be a perfect project!
« Reply #9 on: March 16, 2006 07:55:31 AM »

I love the way this looks! It seems sturdy and very very cute.
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