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Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Summer Spa Series || Crochet Twine Basket



In my opinion, there is nothing more relaxing than a little bit of pampering. Bubble bath? Yes please. Mani/pedi? Of course! Weird DIY face masks? Yup. My love of pampering is the inspiration behind this new summer series and I am so excited to get started! For the next two weeks, I will be sharing a couple of free, spa-day inspired projects!

First in the line-up is this crochet twine basket! Since I wanted the basket to be sturdy, I decided to try something new and crochet with cotton twine. I love the way it turned out! I just finished it yesterday, and am already putting it to good use as a bath bomb container! :)



Materials:
- two rolls of twisted cotton twine  
- size H crochet hook ( I like this one. )

Directions:

Bottom 
- Ch 25
- Row one: sc across, turn
- Row two: ch 1, sc across, turn
- Repeat row two until piece measure four inches

Sides 
- Note: At each corner, you will work in back loops only, this will help the finished fabric to "fold."
- Ch 19
- Row one: sc across, turn
- Row two: ch 3 (counts as first dc here and throughout), dc across, turn
- Row three: ch 1, sc across, turn
- Repeat rows two and three until piece measures four inches. 
- Continuing with the alternating sc and dc row pattern, work the next row in back loops only.
- Working in both loops again, repeat rows two and three for another seven inches.
- Continuing with the alternating sc and dc row pattern, work the next row in back loops only.
- Working in both loops again, repeat rows two and three for another four inches.
- Continuing with the alternating sc and dc row patter, work the next row in back loops only.
- Working in both loops again, repeat rows two and three for another four inches.

Assembly
- Lay side piece so that the two shorter ends are right next to each other. Use a mattress stitch to attach the two sides.
- Again using mattress stitch, attach the bottom of the piece to the sides. Make sure that your back loop rows are at the corners!
- Weave in ends.
- Fold sides over two inches.


Now just fill up your basket with whatever you'd like, and you're done!

Be sure to check back for the second part of my summer spa series!

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