Creating a basket
We have always many fruit in our kitchen. I always used fruit bowls. Baskets are more rustic, normally not directly my style when I looked in shops. But I thought why not crocheting a fruit basket myself? So it is my style, the colour I want! Normally I crochet bags, but making baskets is not so different! Here I show this lovely fruit basket in my blog, I made it in only two days!
I show a few pictures of this prototype! I made a second one, so I prepared a method of how to crochet a basket in an easy way with pictures of different stages!
Yarn to use for this lovely fruit basket
The best yarn to use to make a basket is a ribbon yarn. The yarn must be sturdy! I use for example ribbon may flower ( https://hobbii.nl/ribbon ). There will be certainly other yarns suited to make baskets. I make a list later on!
Method of how to crochet a basket
Start a magic loop
You can find many pictures or videos of how to start a magic loop on the net, it ‘s the most beautiful way to start the bottom of this lovely fruit basket, any basket.
I started a magic loop whit 8 chainstitches.
Make a round with ± 8 tours
- In the first round you double all single crochets.
- The second tour you double one single crochet, hook one single crochet, double one single crochet, etc.
- The third tour you double one single crochet, hook two single crochets, double the third single crochet, etc
- You go further like this until the last tour.
But here I’ve got a very important tip, start each tour not with doubling a single crochet, but the second or the next, and start then doubling. Start the next tour on an other count of single crochets. When you crochet this way, the round is becoming a real round, in the other case your rosette will have more a form of an octagon.
Crochet a border
How to create a border? I use raised single crochets. The border of the rosette is raising up in a handy way this manner.
Crochet a couple of tours
Crochet a couple of tours, as many as you like and you have a result like in the pictures above. You can use any stitches you like! Also changing of colours is one of the things I like to do!