Hello here! It’s been a long time, a good long vacation has done me good and I’m excited about this blog post. I’ve learnt a bit of macrame as you can see from this cute little chest.
- Paracord dark blue, light blue, white
- Crochet hook : 6.5mm
I’m sure you can make the basket by yourself if you know how to crochet. The tricky part is its lid and some instructions might do you good.
Crochet basket pattern:
Round 1: Magic Circle, 6sc into the circle & then pull it close. (6)
Round 2: 2sc in each sc around. (12)
Round 3: [sc in the sc, 2sc in the next sc] * 6 times. (18)
Round 4: [sc in the next 2sc, 2sc in the next sc] * 6 times. (24)
Round 5: [sc in the next 3sc, 2sc in the next sc] * 6 times. (30)
Round 6: [sc in the next 4sc, 2sc in the next sc] * 6 times. (36)
Round 7: [sc in the next 5sc, 2sc in the next sc] * 6 times. (42)
Round 8: [sc in the next 6sc, 2sc in the next sc] * 6 times. (48)
Round 9: [sc in the next 7sc, 2sc in the next sc] * 6 times. (54)
Round 10: [sc in the next 8sc, 2sc in the next sc] * 6 times. (60)
The part where the base joins the body of the can,
Round 11: Working in back loops only, sc in each sc around. (60)
Round 12: sc in each sc around. (60)
Repeat the same for 4 more rounds and finish off.
Round 16: sc in each sc around. (60)
Cut the paracord to different lengths:
- a ) 1 dark blue paracord : 30 cms
- b) 6 dark blue paracords : 60 cms each
- c) 4 dark blue paracords : 250 cms each
- d) 6 light blue paracords : 50 cms each
- e) 6 white cord : 40 cms each
Use the 1 dark blue cord (30 cms)[a] as the base thread. Make a larks head knot using 1 of the 6 dark blue cord (60 cms)[b] to the base thread. Then make a larks head knot(twice) using 1 of the 4 dark blue cord (250 cms)[c] onto the left hand side tail of the previous cord. Repeat the same for the remaining 3 dark blue cord as shown in the images below.
Now make similar knots on these horizontal threads using the light blue and white paracords.
Similarly make other petals, and trim and seal the excess using fire or super glue. It gets quite tricky with this part. You may notice parallel lines in between the petals, if you wish you may fill them or leave it as such. I’ve started to crochet around the last line working around the flower using a white paracord.