Saturday, 24 March 2012

Crochet Baskets



I've been making these crochet baskets lately.
I want to make a collection for my home and then some for sale. 
The twine inspired me - this is not your regular yarn. I have experimented with cooking twine before:


Click to see more about my 'Down-to-Earth Bag' and Wire & Twine Hearts.



Now this isn't cooking twine. The twine I've used for these baskets is thicker and a little grayish. It reminds me of sailing ropes, so the baskets kind of naturally tend to coastal decor. I really started loving these.





However, while I was working on my baskets, I found something great another blogger-sister is making.
Please visit Hanni's Hannicraft here to see a similar crochet basket (and many more lovely projects). 




I love that small detail added there: the handles.
So my baskets might get updated one of these days :)
I'll let you know.

And here's another lovely basket, made by Hanni:


I've started a 'Crochet Baskets' board on Pinterest. I'll show it here soon.


Now I really need to focus on Easter. I've got gifts to prepare!


Love, 

58 comments:

  1. Hi Donata,
    I love these baskets. The material you choosed is so nice, I love natural things. I have to try to crochet with twine.
    I feel so honoured that you featured my project :)
    Have a beautiful weekend,
    Hanni

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  2. Thanks, Hanni!
    I was glad to see that we have similar ideas :)
    Your ideas can only improve what I do.

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  3. I love these, they're so pretty! I'm a new follower and I'd love to have you stop by my brand new blog and follow too:) My first link party/give-away is going right now and ends tonight at midnight. I hope you'll stop by and link up!

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  4. I.want someee!!!! Been looking for something like that but w- a little mexican look :) probably i should try to make it

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  5. Yes, Adi, the 'Mexican' colours would look great! Only I would try to use some twine (or yarn) that wouldn't be too tick. Yes, I might try to do that :) If I do, I'll let you know.
    Thanks for stopping by, everybody. Cheers!

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  6. Your baskets are beautiful and so useful. They look great all grouped together.
    Hugs,
    Patti

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  7. Beautiful! They look very fun to make, too. :)

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  8. Oooh I love them... I'm so pinning these. Great job!

    Jeanna

    dramaqueeseams.com

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  9. These are gorgeous!! Really loving them! I popped in to tell you I featured your lovely wreath in this week's Destination: Inspiration linky party going on now at Teagan's Travels! Hope you will link these beautiful baskets up as well this week and grab a Featured button!

    http://teaganstravels.blogspot.com/2012/03/destination-inspiration-linky-party-8.html

    Cheers, Michelle

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  10. i wish i knew how to crochet! these are absolutely gorgeous!

    just stunning!

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  11. These are just too adorable! I love knit stuff- it's so cozy looking! Thanks for linking up at MM.

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  12. These are so cute and creative! We loved having you at "Strut Your Stuff Saturday." We hope to see you again soon! -The Sisters

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  13. I absolutely LOVE these! I've got to try it.

    Jess from A Winding Road

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  14. Love those baskets.So creative.I love the natural look of these.
    Anne

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  15. Those are beautiful! I wish I could crochet, sew, etc. Thanks for sharing at Handmade Tuesdays.

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  16. Great job! I love the neutral colored yarn with the sea shells and pine cones. :-) What a great idea! Thanks for linking up this week!

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  17. Beautiful! I've only recently learned to crochet, but I think this would make a fantastic project.

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  18. Those baskets do have a beachy look and they are gorgeous. I also like the mauve ones done by the other lady. If you stick some crocheted flowers on them or hang some shells off of strings off the brim they'd look even cuter.
    I'm crocheting shabby chic mauve cell phone covers with pink roses on for my girls Tracfone LG800G smart phones so they don't scratch their touch screens. The phone cost me $50 and 40 minutes for each kid cost me $5.99/month, real cheap.
    I wish you all the success with your beautiful original vessels, you are starting a new trend.

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  19. Ooooo, I love these. Beautiful organic look.

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  20. Your baskets are really lovely, as are the others in your post. They are sooo useful for all soughts of things. I thought you may like to see my baskets using Extreme Crochet. If anyone is interested why not pop over to http://fiddlyfingers.blogspot.co.uk/2012/03/extreme-crochet-hearts.html and have a quick peek, it would be wonderful to see you there!

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  21. gorgeous! this rope looks very similar to the rope I used to knit some potholders, which are great! thanks so much for sharing on Craft Schooling Sunday!

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  22. Thank you all, so very much! You comment are so encouraging - exactly what I need!
    (Lesley, is PlumSienna your blog? I could not reply to you via email. I just wanted you to know how much I appreciate your input, like I try to reply to all lovely visitors.)

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  23. Wow, those are gorgeous!! I am so impressed that you made them. Great job and how clever!!

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  24. the cooking twine is a great idea - it probably holds up to more abuse than anything! thanks for sharing!

    jess @ TupeloCreative.blogspot.com

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  25. Adorable! THANK you for linking up!!

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  26. This is so beautiful! Looks lovely! Visiting from Linda's.

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  27. Oh I love these. I can't believe you can crochet baskets - brilliant. Thanks so much for sharing at our party this week.

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  28. These are so lovely! Such a natural feel to them. If you're looking for another place to share your creativity I'd love for you to join us over at Etcetorize, the party is still going on (http://etcetorize.blogspot.ca/2012/03/make-it-great-monday_25.html) Hope to see you there~

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  29. i am seriously lovin' on these baskets!

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  30. I love them, are they difficult to do with the larger materials? They definitely look coastal. I love that grey colour.
    Janice

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  31. Ok, now I know I have to learn to crochet!

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  32. LOVE THESE!!!! Would be great in my beach place for my shells as youve shown. Thanks for sharing.

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  33. String! Awesome natural look! adding to my to do list on pinterest! Love them!!!

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  34. Thank you for linking up this project...
    Would love you to stop by and link up another fabulous project!!!
    http://polkadot-pretties.blogspot.co.uk/2012/03/you-inspire-linky-party_31.html
    Claire xox

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  35. Beautiful baskets! Especially the one with the shells, it looks so beachy!
    Susan
    Homeroad

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  36. These are absolutely wonderful. I made a door mat out of bailing twine and it has held up beautifully. Is there a pattern for these cotton string baskets? They would be wonderful for storing many things, plus very decorative. thank you, kathyroloff@hotmail.com

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  37. I love the baskets and they do have a nautical feel to them. Beautiful!
    Thanks for sharing these at the open House party. I will be checking your board on Pinterest. xo, Sherry

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  38. Fabulous texture and so organic-looking. LOVE! Featuring them on Facebook today. http://www.facebook.com/pages/Igottacreate/100573240032625?sk=wall
    Thanks so much for linking up!
    <3 Christina
    igottacreate.blogspot.com

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  39. LOVE THE BASKETS. check out the cuddly cat bed here: http://www.finecraftguild.com/crochet-anyone/ (#8)

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  40. Hi Donata! Featuring your beautiful baskets tonight at Project Queen's Highlight Party! Thanks so much for sharing these last week.

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  41. Those are AMAZING....... I love, love, love them. My mom crocheted a lot and I never learned. I am looking for just that. I may have to learn. I am following now. Rhonda @ The Messy Roost

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  42. I love baskets of all kinds! You are so creative - these do lend themselves to a nautical theme! Well done! thank you for sharing with Home and Garden Thursday,
    Kathy

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  43. These are awesome! Great job :) Thanks for linking up to Pinned it, Made it!

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  44. Donata-

    Should you ever tire of those beauties...send them my way. Do you have an etsy shoppe?

    I took a crocheting class in January...let's just say I need a remedial class...lol...

    I'm featuring your baskets tonight at creative juice, and sharing your gems on pinterest as well...

    thanks for sharing last week!

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  45. Thanks for sharing on Blog Stalking Thursday. You have been featured! Don't forget to stop by to grab your feature button and wear it proudly! Thanks again!

    http://thecraftyblogstalker.blogspot.com/2012/04/blog-stalking-thursday-35.html

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  46. I adore these.. Fantastic work! Thanks for linking up at friday fun party.. :)

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  47. I love your baskets! They look beautiful and are very handy! Liz (www.howling-liz.blogspot.com)

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  50. Are the instructions for the baskets available for download or purchase? (first crochet pattern I've ever been willing to purchase) I haven't crocheted since I was a kid, but I just recently discovered variegated Hemptique and have been trying to figure out something to do with it, and this is it!

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