I made these for the upcoming 4th of July - just as home decorations. Maybe I'll separate the set and give them as gift bags later in the year. I could fill them with gumballs, jelly beans, potpourri, soaps, etc. I might even attach a handle and give it to a little girl as an adorable little purse.
If you don't have time to make them for the 4th, maybe make a set for the fall with shades of brown or over the holidays with red and green. Whatever the color, whatever the theme, they'll be cute.
These are simple to make - I followed my basket pattern but made the base only about 2-3 inches. Then I grabbed the back loop only and went around once. Did not increase and grabbed both loops and kept going until I reached my desired height. I'll make up a pattern and post it here at a later date.
I purchased the Zpagetti yarn at JoAnn's last weekend for $9.99. If you're not familiar with this yarn, it's made from recycled clothing like t-shirts.
It took me about 1 hour to make the basket. I used an "I" hook and followed my basket pattern that I have elsewhere on this blog. I've got to say ... I love the basket. However, my fingers still hurt 4 days later from the thickness of the yarn. In hindsight, I should have used a MUCH larger needle.
If I make another basket with the Zpagetti yarn, I'll:
Make the yarn myself with old t-shirts.
Use a larger hook than "I"
At some point, I'll add it to my ETSY shop with my other baskets. But for now, I'll post it on blog hops and on Pinterest to a board like this one: POST 1, PIN 1.
Just finished up this adorable set of Blue and White kitchen dish cloths, dish rags, etc. On the right you'll find the pattern for these washcloths. If you post it to your blog or Pinterest page, please give credit to the original designer (me).
Via Flickr: Very pretty * Robin's Egg Blue * White * Mixed light and dark blue with white.