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Crocheted and Woven Plastic Basket

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I have had this basket for about a year now. I wanted it to be more than just a place to throw my junk mail for recycling. So I "prettified" it!
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Total Time: 2 hours

Yield: 1

Supplies:

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Steps:

  1. The first thing I realized is if I crocheted a continuous strip, I would be outside of one end and inside of another. This made for a bit more work.
  2. So I had to make 3 short end pieces for each end. This filled the even numbered holes. My weave was a chain 3, making a single crochet in the next two stitches. Turn and continue on for whatever length you need for your basket.
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  4. The next thing that went wrong is that the long side had an odd number of holes. This meant it had a center and weaving didn't work like the even numbered sides. I had to get creative.
  5. I measured what was needed for the left and right number of holes from the center. Then I crocheted that length times two for each of the three colors. Woven in, it left a center hole to deal with. But I was not to be swayed!
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  7. I crocheted a small strip and wrapped it inside the center holes and glued them all down inside.
  8. It was done. I showed you a couple ways to use it, but the possibilities are many. First is for craft jars. Then for 4 Delft Blue mugs filled with faux flowers.
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  10. You can also use it for your office for manila envelopes, tablets, or mail/bills.
  11. It would also be nice for a wall hanging for flowers, etc. You could use it as a charging station for your tablet, phone, or iPad.
  12. One of the reasons I left the back undone that I want to hang it on the wall for some souvenirs, but you can fill it in if you want. You can also use ribbon, bakers string, lace, etc. N-JOY!!
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