This is so much more than a pattern - it’s a technique, deconstructed. Once you’ve made the basket from the workshop pattern, you’ll have mastered all of the components necessary to design your own round shaped object - be it a basket of any size, a chair pad, potholder, or rug. Yes - a rag rug!
In this Workshop
The Pattern: Simple Basket with Handles
Step by Step Detailed Instructions, complete with photos
The Method: Breakdown of the crochet components
Cutting continuous fabric strips: detailed instructions
Crocheting fabric instead of yarn opens up all kinds of design possibilities not found with traditional yarn. Like polka dots. It’s a skill every Maker should have.
Crochet is exceedingly fast. Use fat strips of fabric and a giant hook and you can whip out a basket in an hour or two.
This is so easy. You need not know how to crochet to follow these simple instructions. That said, if you’ve never crocheted before, you may need to supplement this pattern with a quick video tutorial of how to hold the yarn, use the hook, and do Single Crochet. Don’t let that stop you - great video tutorials of these basics abound! All other techniques are spelled out fairly well within the following detailed instructions. If you DO already have the basics down, you’ll still find the pattern of great use.
Email support is provided with any Five Green Acres pattern. I've scoured it for coherency and tried to eliminate any errors, but I'm at the ready to assist and correct if anything's slipped through the cracks. Don't be shy!
Show us what you’ve made! Post your pics to the Five Green Acres flickr group: http://www.flickr.com/groups/fivegreenacres/
Have any questions? Contact the shop owner.