Interweave Crochet Fall 2018: Sweet Storage Baskets
How’s your storage situation? If you’re like most people, you probably have a lot of random things and not a lot of good places to keep them. What are we supposed to do with, say, all the skeins of yarn we need for our current WIP? Or our TV remotes? Or all the chargers for our phones and tablets and eReaders? We need cute storage containers in various sizes so we can quickly stash all these things away. We need the Sweet Storage Baskets from Interweave Crochet Fall 2018!
Made in a range of versatile shapes and sizes, these darling containers are a simple yet effective storage solution for every home. They have a modern, streamlined look that’s trendy but definitely won’t go out of style. The leather handles on some of the baskets add a fun and practical touch, as do the lids, and the simple single crochet-stitch bodies are the perfect background for the repeating circle motifs. I really like that you can make these baskets your own by customizing the motifs, adding or leaving off the handles, and crocheting lids or leaving the tops open. Whatever fits your style and your needs!
Although these baskets are very cute and add a fun touch to your home décor, they’re also extremely practical. The yarn, Brown Sheep Company Burly Spun, is a 100% wool yarn that can stand up to whatever you throw at it. I like the white we used in the magazine, and it goes well with my décor, if you have kids or pets or any other reason to worry about stains, Burly Spun comes in a variety of shades. You can even get a couple of skeins in your favorite colors and make baskets in different colors!
If you need a quick and cute storage solution at home or the office, start stitching the Sweet Storage Baskets! Mix and match the sizes you need (and the colors you love) for optimum storage efficiency and a cute addition to your home décor.
DESIGNER Jane Howorth
FINISHED SIZE Basket #1, 5″ in diameter and 41/2″ deep; basket #1 lid, 51/2″ in diameter and 11/4″ deep; basket #2, 8″ in diameter and 111/4″ deep; basket #3, 10″ in diameter and 71/2″ deep; basket #4, 111/2″ in diameter and 33/4″ deep.
YARN Brown Sheep Company Burly Spun (100% wool; 132 yd [121 m]/8 oz [226 g]): #BS-10 cream (MC), 6 skeins.
Brown Sheep Company Cotton Fine (80% cotton, 20% merino wool; 215 yd [197 m]/13/4 oz [50 g]): #CF-005 cavern (CC), 1 skein.
HOOK Size H/8 (5 mm) and size 0 (2 mm) steel hook. Adjust hook size if necessary to obtain correct gauge.
NOTIONS Yarn needle; removable stitch marker (m); 1″ wide black leather strap, 11/2 yd; pins; laundry starch, plastic food wrap; bubble wrap; paper; compass, 2; scissors; water-soluble pen; craft knife.
GAUGE 12 sts and 13 rnds = 4″ with larger hook; base rnds 16 = 4″ in diameter.