Nesting baskets: a tutorial with My Poppet

This week we are giving you the opportunity to win one of two Hoooked Zpagetti fabric spools from DMC on Twitter, so we thought we’d share with you the perfect way to use up this super thick yarn with some help from the very talented Cintia who blogs at My Poppet.

You will need:

Zpagetti yarn in assorted colours

12mm Bamboo hook
stitch marker (optional)

Stitches used:

US terminology (UK in brackets)
Magic ring
chain ch
slip stitch sl
single crochet sc (double crochet dc)

Making the base of the basket requires you to crochet a flat circle. If you have never done this before, we have some easy-to-follow instructions on how to crochet in the round.

Now over to Cintia for her tutorial…..

How to Single Crochet

I started with a magic ring and used 6 sc in my first round, 12 in the second, 18 in the third etc.

The larger you make your circle, the larger the basket base will be.

Once you are happy with the size of the base, continue to crochet sc in a spiral but with no increases. The sides will start to curl up and build the walls of the basket. Use all one colour, or do as I have and changed colours half way up.

Continue to make as tall as desired.

To create the different sizes:
Small = 4 rounds base, 6 rounds side
Medium = 5 rounds base, 10 rounds side
Large = 6 rounds base, 9 rounds side (the dark pink yarn was chunkier than the blue so even with fewer rounds it was taller)

To finish, slip stitch and then weave your end in.

We cannot wait to get started on our own nesting baskets inspired by Cintia! What will you fill yours with?

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