I have had so much fun collaborating with Mama Knows Luxury on these projects. I got the idea for a table basket after I made the placemats. You can use it for napkins, silverware, you name it. But me? You know I am using my basket for my needles and hooks. It works up super easy and is another great introduction to Big Stitch Merino if you want a small project to get your feet wet.
Stitches Used / Abbreviations:
ch – chain
sc – single crochet
sl st – slip stitch
Also see Stitch & Hustle Blog for Technique Tips to felt the ends
Each Basket is 7” diameter approx. x 7” height
Start with a magic circle. Now, because of the bulk of the wool, you want to create a SMALL magic circle and have a VERY short tail.
Round 1: ch 1, then 5 sc into your magic circle, do not JOIN the round
Round 2: 2sc in each sc of round 1, sl st to first sc to join & complete round round
Round 3: ch 1, 2sc in first sc of round 2, *1 sc in next st, 2 sc in next st* / Repeat * to * sl st to first sc to join & complete round round
Round 4: ch 1, sc in back loop only all the way around until you have just about 4 inches of yarn left
Then hand weave the tail in.
Take your felting kit and hand felt the end to secure it.
Go back to the center beginning and weave the tail in, and secure with felting kit by loosely felting into place.
OPTIONAL: I added a scrap piece of fabric to line the interior.
And Voila... a perfect fun basket to accent any table or room. You can get the full kit here to make your own.