As my ability to take photos is Kaput. This lovely blog shows perfectly the string and yarn technique of crochet basketry as a bonus it has also guided me in making rectangular boxes. Fantastic!
I’ve been looking for a basket of specific dimensions for a while without any luck. Then I saw a circular version of this idea and realised I could make my own!
This uses a technique similar to thrumming, where you crochet over another thread to add bulk to a fabric. If you have ever crocheted over your ends to avoid weaving in, this works the same way.
In this case I used rope instead of another yarn, which is a lot bulkier but great for adding stiffness and making each row deeper. This project had the added bonus of using up a single skein I had left in my stash!
The resulting basket is rectangular with rounded corners.
You will need:
- Length of rope (mine was 38m in length and 6mm diameter, for a 22x42x17cm basket)
- Stash yarn (I used 310m of Patons 100% cotton 4ply in…
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Thanks for sharing it! I’ll finally be able to make decent square baskets, lol
I’m a crochet addict too… here is the link to my blog in case you want to have a look at it 🙂 http://www.acraftyginger.com
Cheers Berkelia I’ll definitely be looking at your blog. A friend has been after some rectangular glasses’ ‘trays’, I am used to doing rounds but needed a bit of help getting the rectangles right the ‘Crochet Rope Basket’ provided a perfect method. Good luck with the square baskets. Moke
Using rope for stability… what a great idea! Thanks for sharing 🙂 ❤
Hi – I have a book called “Unexpected Crochet for the Home” by Lena Maikon which uses rope and string to help form wonderfully stylish designs. I should warn you that it can be a bit tough on the wrist when working around or with thicker string. Good luck if you are having a go. Moke