Friday, June 28, 2013

woven and crocheted basket

 In March I published this post about my first experience with weaving. I really enjoyed the results and ended up making a second woven wall hanging so I could have one in both my bedroom and living room. I recently had been looking through my diy board on pinterest and found this pin. I was inspired and decided to use this basket weaving tutorial. As with most of the diy projects i stumble upon, I did not have the materials so I improvised by using a nylon rope and some yarn to create my basket.

 The basket it actually pretty flimsy so I put it around a jar to stabilize it but still show off the texture of the yarn and rope. (this is a great way to use up scrap yarn as well)
 I just put a few crochet hooks and a paintbrush in my jar, but you could use it as a planter or vase as well!

Next time I do a project like this I think I might try using plarn (plastic yarn) instead so the basket has a little bit more structure. :)


  1. I love this! Makes me want to brush up on my crocheting skills.

  2. thank you :) this is actually really simple, not quite crocheting. if you know basic sewing skills a project like this should be a breeze!