One hour basket

I recently made this basket to give to my sister for her birthday. She’s got into crochet (after years of me trying to get her “hooked”) and has been making beautiful little baby blankets for friends.

I thought a little project basket would be ideal and had in my head what I would make but wanted a pattern to follow. I saw on Instagram someone I follow had made a fabric basket and had named the design so after hunting on Etsy I found a pattern/tutorial for sale by the designer Kelbysews .

I had a look in my fabric stash for some green themed fabrics that I knew my sister would like. The Lewis and Irene fabric depicts a Parisian scene (Amy has been to Paris several times), the internal fabric is a lovely shade of green with swirls (don’t know the brand).

The tutorial was easy to follow and suitable for beginners. I should’ve timed myself making it, but I think it probably was about the hour mark.

I enjoyed making the basket (the size is big enough to hold 3 balls of Stylecraft Special DK) and with the pattern I bought I’ll be able to make more of varying sizes, I’ll just need to buy some bigger pieces of fabric 😊.

3 thoughts on “One hour basket

  1. Jean, this is such a beautiful basket! The fabrics work perfectly together, and it’s such a nice gift for your sister. I, too, have just gotten back to crocheting, some knitting, and fabric crafts – all the items I’ve been saving from Pinterest, thinking “one day”, and now that I’m not working at a job any more, I am free for full time-leisure time to do the work of my joy – creating! My time is now mine and God’s. So, I’m working on healing my nervous system while finding my joy again. I haven’t decided, yet, if I’ll share them on my blog…I’ve sort of let that go for a while. But, I might.

    Thank you for sharing this wonderful creation. I’ve never made a tote or basket, but I’m working up the courage, and yours has been an inspiration to dip my toe in that endeavor. Have a glorious day, my creative friend and be mightily BLESSED!

    Marianne xo

    1. Such a lovely comment,thank you. I wish you all the best with your future endeavours and that your health allows you to do this. I find I’m more productive when I have no time pressure and can make whatever I like.😘

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