Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Its Easy Being Green, Episode 36: Easter Baskets

How to make a plarn basket.
I used a size I hook.
sc = single crochet, st = stitch
- Form a loop and sc 8 times into the same loop.
- Row 2: 2 sc in each st = 16 sts
- Row 3: 2 sc in st, 1 sc in next st, repeat = 24 sts
- Row 4: 2 sc in st, sc in next two sts, repeat = 32 sts
- Row 5: 2 sc in st, sc in next 3 sts, repeat = 40 sts
- Rows 6 & up: sc in every stitch
- When you reached the hight that you want, sc in 3 stitches, chain one, and turn work.
- Work these 3 stitches back and forth until you get the desired length that you want for the handle.
- Then crochet the end of the handle into the other side of the basket.
- Bind off and weave in the ends.

How to make a bird's nest style basket out of cereal boxes.
I was inspired to make this basket from this blog post:


  1. You are amazing! Are you selling these??? I would LOVE one!!!

  2. Thanks :) I'm thinking of making some for the Earth Fair. Do you want a table at the Earth Fair? It is May 14th.

  3. What time? I need to check out my schedule...if I can't have a table I may just attend as a guest and I will definitely buy a plarn basket!!!