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Dollar Store Twine + Thrifted Belt Free Crochet Basket Pattern

Inexpensive utilitarian twine (from Dollar Tree!) and a thrifted leather belt combine to create a primitive, yet sophisticated home decor piece. This free crochet basket pattern is exceptionally easy to make with only single crochet stitches and can be customized to any size. Click for the free pattern and photo tutorial.

This free crochet basket pattern is exceptionally easy to make and uses inexpensive twine and leather to create a primitive, yet sophisticated home decor piece.
     Inexpensive utilitarian twine (from Dollar Tree!) and a thrifted leather belt combine to create a primitive, yet sophisticated home decor piece. This free crochet basket pattern is exceptionally easy to make with only single crochet stitches and can be customized to any size. Click for the free pattern and photo tutorial. One of my favorite DIY pursuits is using mundane or utilitarian materials and crafting them into something that looks like it could be worthy of a West Elm or Anthropologie price tag. (If you love making the mundane magical too, check out this popsicle stick hexagon shelf, this “reclaimed wood” coffee stirrer wall art or these crochet slippers with flip flop soles.)

how to crochet a modern basket with kitchen / butcher twineThe materials for this free crochet basket pattern, my friends, are about as utilitarian and basic as they come. When I happened upon this twine at Dollar Tree (yes, the dollar store!), I knew it’s slightly rough, organic texture was destined to be lovingly woven into hundreds of crochet loops.

Inexpensive utilitarian twine (from Dollar Tree!) and a thrifted leather belt combine to create a primitive, yet sophisticated home decor piece. This free crochet basket pattern is exceptionally easy to make with only single crochet stitches and can be customized to any size. Click for the free pattern and photo tutorial. Inexpensive utilitarian twine (from Dollar Tree!) and a thrifted leather belt combine to create a primitive, yet sophisticated home decor piece. This free crochet basket pattern is exceptionally easy to make with only single crochet stitches and can be customized to any size. Click for the free pattern and photo tutorial. This twine is meant for hardware projects, I think, but if you don’t have access to a Dollar Tree, you could buy kitchen or butcher’s twine and I believe it would be quite similar.

To make the handles for your basket, simply pick up a leather belt at a thrift store–the more worn in, the better. This project is mindless and gratifying and easily customizable. If you’d like a smaller or larger basket, just stop increasing sooner or later on the round bottom of the basket. Wouldn’t a set be lovely to store towels and washcloths in a bathroom or blocks and toys in a kid’s room?

Inexpensive utilitarian twine (from Dollar Tree!) and a thrifted leather belt combine to create a primitive, yet sophisticated home decor piece. This free crochet basket pattern is exceptionally easy to make with only single crochet stitches and can be customized to any size. Click for the free pattern and photo tutorial. Inexpensive utilitarian twine (from Dollar Tree!) and a thrifted leather belt combine to create a primitive, yet sophisticated home decor piece. This free crochet basket pattern is exceptionally easy to make with only single crochet stitches and can be customized to any size. Click for the free pattern and photo tutorial. I absolutely love the juxtaposition of the even, textured stitches against the rough, aged leather. And I get a quiet thrill from knowing that NO ONE that sees this crochet basket on the shelf will have any idea that it was made for a few bucks with supplies from the dollar store.

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Inexpensive utilitarian twine (from Dollar Tree!) and a thrifted leather belt combine to create a primitive, yet sophisticated home decor piece. This free crochet basket pattern is exceptionally easy to make with only single crochet stitches and can be customized to any size. Click for the free pattern and photo tutorial. Twine-Leather-Free-Crochet-Basket-Pattern-19Twine + Leather DIY Basket Supplies

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• approx 2,000′ total “Tool Bench” brand twine from Dollar Tree (Six 420′ rolls, with some left over.) This twine is similar. Buy enough separate balls to be able to hold three strands together.
• 3 Zip-Loc bags (to keep the twine from tangling while you work)
Size K hook
• thrifted leather belt (or you could get something like this)
scissors
• tapestry needle
• stitch marker or scrap of contrasting yarn
• ruler
leather punch (or a thick nail and a hammer would work too)

Abbreviations – US terms
sc – single crochet
sl st – slip stitch

Notes
• This project is worked in the round, so you won’t be joining the rounds, but rather crocheting in a spiral.
• The entire basket pattern is worked with three strands of twine held together.
• Place each roll of twine in a separate Zip Loc bag and seal it almost completely. Leave just enough room for the strand to be pulled out and your rolls won’t tangle while you work!

Twine-Leather-Free-Crochet-Basket-PatternTwine + Leather Free Crochet Basket Pattern

Begin with a magic loop. Make 7 sc in it and join with a sl st. Place marker at beginning of round.

Round 1: 2 sc in each sc (14)

Round 2: *2 sc in the first sc, 1 sc in the next sc* repeat 7 times (21)

Round 3: *2 sc in the first sc, 1 sc in the next 2 sc* repeat 7 times (28)

Round 4: *2 sc in the first sc, 1 sc in the next 3 sc* repeat 7 times (35)

Round 5: *2 sc in the first sc, 1 sc in the next 4 sc* repeat 7 times (42)

Round 6: *2 sc in the first sc, 1 sc in the next 5 sc* repeat 7 times (49)

Round 7: *2 sc in the first sc, 1 sc in the next 6 sc* repeat 7 times (56)

Round 8: *2 sc in the first sc, 1 sc in the next 7 sc* repeat 7 times (63)

Round 9: *2 sc in the first sc, 1 sc in the next 8 sc* repeat 7 times (70)

Round 10: *2 sc in the first sc, 1 sc in the next 9 sc* repeat 7 times (77)

Round 11: *2 sc in the first sc, 1 sc in the next 10 sc* repeat 7 times (84)

Round 12 – 37: work in sc around. (84)

Round 38: (To end the basket) sl st in next 2 sc and fasten off. (2)

To create the handles
1. Cut two 10” pieces of leather from your belt. I rounded the corners of mine slightly.

Inexpensive utilitarian twine (from Dollar Tree!) and a thrifted leather belt combine to create a primitive, yet sophisticated home decor piece. This free crochet basket pattern is exceptionally easy to make with only single crochet stitches and can be customized to any size. Click for the free pattern and photo tutorial. 2. Punch four holes on each end of your leather handles.

3. Sew onto your basket using one strand of twine folded in half. (Note: these handles are more for visual appeal than actual carrying. If you’d like them to be more functional, I’d suggest sewing them on more securely.)

Inexpensive utilitarian twine (from Dollar Tree!) and a thrifted leather belt combine to create a primitive, yet sophisticated home decor piece. This free crochet basket pattern is exceptionally easy to make with only single crochet stitches and can be customized to any size. Click for the free pattern and photo tutorial. And there you have it! Your crochet basket is ready for the shelves of Anthro or West Elm–or even better–your living room!

Inexpensive utilitarian twine (from Dollar Tree!) and a thrifted leather belt combine to create a primitive, yet sophisticated home decor piece. This free crochet basket pattern is exceptionally easy to make with only single crochet stitches and can be customized to any size. Click for the free pattern and photo tutorial. Here are a few other DIY home decor projects to fancy-up your space:

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81 Comments

  • Jill
    June 22, 2016 at 9:19 am

    So nice can’t wait to get started on the bag, love the coasters and the Popsicle shelves. Your very creative. Thanks for sharing. Jill

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    • Jess @ Make and Do Crew
      June 22, 2016 at 9:31 pm

      Aw, thanks, Jill. I really appreciate your kind words and love knowing that someone is getting creative enjoyment out of my tutorials.

      Happy crafting!

      Jess

      Reply
      • tammy
        June 25, 2016 at 11:34 am

        Hi, my name is Tammy.. would life to see the coasters and popsicle shelves. Thank you. I seen a little girls pictures on facebook, she had this crocheted or knitted long shirt, with large buttons on the side. When you laid it flat it was a big rectangle with the head hole in the middle.

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        • Marce Speake
          July 21, 2017 at 6:20 pm

          You can do one for an adult too, just make it large enough to fit. It makes a great beach cover up or summer dress. You can also make it in a one piece with only one side and the same side shoulder bottoned up. Buy the cone Lilly cotton on sale or with a coupon at Michaels or JoAnns.

          Reply
  • Julie
    June 24, 2016 at 4:40 am

    Beautiful and so practical. I love the recycled belt idea. Pinning thanks.

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    • Jess @ Make and Do Crew
      June 26, 2016 at 2:31 pm

      Thanks so much for your kind words and for sharing the pattern, Julie! I really appreciate both.

      Jess

      Reply
  • Tammy
    June 25, 2016 at 11:49 am

    Hi Jess, love the bags made with twine. Do you have a pattern to make bags similar, so I may take them to the grocery store

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    • Jess @ Make and Do Crew
      June 26, 2016 at 2:24 pm

      Hey Tammy,

      I think this twine would make a lovely bag as well! I don’t currently have a pattern for one, but I would love to create one. I’ll add it to the list. 🙂

      Happy crocheting!

      Jess

      Reply
  • Jessica
    June 28, 2016 at 6:43 pm

    Love this Jess!
    Sharing on Facebook.

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  • Elsa
    June 30, 2016 at 4:50 am

    This is a perfect project to organize stuff for me.Gracias

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    • Jess @ Make and Do Crew
      July 3, 2016 at 1:12 pm

      I hope it gets all your stuff organized, Elsa! I need all the help I can get in that category, unfortunately. :/

      Happy crocheting!

      Jess

      Reply
  • Marie
    July 1, 2016 at 12:05 am

    Love this bag pattern, I am going to try it, hopefully it will turn out..

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    • Jess @ Make and Do Crew
      July 3, 2016 at 1:11 pm

      Yay, Marie! I hope you enjoy it! I’d love to see a pic when you’re finished if you’d like to share one.

      Jess

      Reply
  • Kathy
    July 3, 2016 at 7:18 pm

    HI Jess.i love this pattern so much!. Picked up a couple of belts and the twine yesterday. I have made many baskets but this one so far looks like a big pancake. Not sure what I’m doing wrong. It’s not turning into a ” bowl” like other baskets I’ve made. Any ideas? I really want this basket. 🙂 thanks, Kathy

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  • Kathy
    July 3, 2016 at 8:15 pm

    I spoke to soon Jess. It took a while but is now starting to “bowl”. Can’t wait to finish and put the belt on. Thanks again for the pattern!

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    • Jess @ Make and Do Crew
      July 4, 2016 at 11:58 pm

      Haha–I often think I’m doing every thing “wrong” too and then it often turns out right before I give up 🙂

      So glad it worked out for you, Kathy.

      Reply
  • Kathy
    July 4, 2016 at 12:33 pm

    HI Jess, I finished my basket! Id like to send you a pic. Thanks so much for the pattern. Will be checking out some more of tour patterns soon. I love all the pic’s of the project. Really helps a lot.

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    • Jess @ Make and Do Crew
      July 4, 2016 at 11:55 pm

      Yay, Kathy! So happy to hear that. I was just refilling my basket today. I hope you get a lot of use out of yours.

      And thanks for your kind words about my photos. I really work hard on them so I love knowing they’re helpful to you.

      Happy crocheting!

      Jess

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  • Paula
    July 21, 2016 at 9:48 am

    Hi Jess,
    I enjoy your blog and videos! I plan on making this basket soon. I got my materials today! I do have a question about the amount od twine needed… did you mean to say 2000 FEET (not YARDS) of twine are needed for this project? Your durections say approximately 2000 YARDS are needed. However, using 6 rolls at 240 FEET per roll yields 2500 FEET and 640 YARDS of twine. I did purchase six rolls as you suggested. I will get more if needed. Thanks again

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    • Jess @ Make and Do Crew
      July 21, 2016 at 4:50 pm

      I sure did, Paula! Thanks so much for catching that mistake! I corrected it above. 6 rolls should be enough for the basket, plus some leftover on each of the last three rolls.

      I’d love to see a pic when you’re finished if you’d like to share 🙂

      Jess

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      • Paula
        July 23, 2016 at 2:58 pm

        Ok, great! Yes, I will have to upload a pic when I am finished! Thanks for the pattern idea!

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  • Nicole
    July 24, 2016 at 5:34 pm

    I am so excited to make this! I want to make a very large basket to hold bath towels. I’d like the bottom to be a foot and a half to two feet wide. When I read your pattern, I am wondering which row #s are for the bottom and which are for the sides? ( so I know which part to make bigger for the bottom). Thanks so much for this pattern, I am so pumped to make it!!!!

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    • Jess @ Make and Do Crew
      July 24, 2016 at 9:44 pm

      Yay, Nicole! I think this would be great for bath towels. In this pattern, the sides start on row 12. So to make it wider, you could just continue in the increasing pattern for the bottom a while longer before you stop increasing and just work around and around and around. You might also consider putting more than 3 strands together so that your strand is a bit thicker. It’ll go faster that way, if you’re interested in that.

      I’d love to see a pic if you want to share!

      Jess

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  • Suzi Simoni
    August 12, 2016 at 10:06 am

    Hi Jess, Thank you so much for this basket pattern. I just finished it for my cousin new baby to fill with baby books. I increased the base to 20 rows and the size is perfect for this use. Absolutely love it so much I am remaking it for my beach house….

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    • Jess @ Make and Do Crew
      August 12, 2016 at 9:26 pm

      Hey Suzi,

      You’re very welcome! I bet it will be adorable to hold books. I might just use mine for that too! And the texture will be beautiful in a beach house. How fun to have two houses to design and DIY for!

      Happy crocheting 🙂

      Jess

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  • Rita S.
    August 23, 2016 at 10:24 am

    Love this idea…it has sooo many possibilities! I have to give it a try! Couple questions. What is the size of the finished project; and would this be washable?

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    • Jess @ Make and Do Crew
      September 4, 2016 at 4:37 pm

      Hey Rita,

      I’m sorry for the delay in my response! The basket is about 9″ wide and 6.5″ tall. I think you could def spot wash it, but I don’t know if the leather handles would fare well in the washing machine. Without the leather handles, I think you’d be able to wash it in the machine on a delicate setting.

      Hope that helps!

      Jess

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  • Kemba
    August 28, 2016 at 6:22 am

    Thank you for this pattern and tutorial. As a beginner it was easy to follow and I am very happy with the results. It will be a gift for my friend.

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    • Jess @ Make and Do Crew
      August 29, 2016 at 8:32 pm

      Yay, Kemba! That is one of the nicest compliments I could receive. And what an impressive beginner project. I’m sure your friend will love it!

      Jess

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  • Meegan Driftmier
    September 4, 2016 at 9:03 pm

    i would love to buy two of these baskets if you’re willing and able to make them… i’m looking to use them to hang up on the wall in my children’s rooms to put their stuffed animals in. LOVE these baskets!! nicely done.
    [email protected]

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    • Jess @ Make and Do Crew
      September 4, 2016 at 10:14 pm

      Hey Meegan,

      Thanks so much for your kind words. It think these would be awesome in a kid’s room. They’re soft and durable! I don’t make things to sell, but a few of my readers will take orders based on my patterns. Mindy is someone who has offered her services often. She might be able to help you!

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    • Trudi Minty
      December 10, 2016 at 8:22 pm

      Would like to get the free pattern for crochet basket.

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      • Jess @ Make and Do Crew
        December 12, 2016 at 9:36 pm

        Hey Trudi,

        It’s right above this comment area, toward the bottom of the blog post. 🙂

        Happy crocheting!

        Jess

        Reply
  • Abby
    September 23, 2016 at 3:22 pm

    I’m so bummed I want to make this so bad but I can’t find the cotton twine at any dollar tree! I was hoping this could be an I expensive project for gifts. Any other ideas where to find for less then $4 a roll?
    Thanks!!

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    • Jess @ Make and Do Crew
      September 27, 2016 at 8:43 pm

      Hey Abby,

      I know–I’m so disappointed too. It seems like maybe Dollar Tree isn’t carrying it anymore. I think using something like this would be pretty economical because you could probably just use one or two strands, depending on how chunky you want the basket to be. This would probably also work in the same way. (Those are both affiliate links–thanks for your support! :))

      Let me know if you make one with an alternative yarn. I’d love to include a note in the pattern about what worked for you!

      Jess

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      • Bridget
        April 10, 2017 at 8:41 pm

        I recently discovered the Tool Bench Cotton Twine a couple of weeks ago. The Dollar Tree still sell the twine (I live in the Detroit area). As of right now I’m using it as yarn to make a bikini with it. (I don’t consider it to be twine; my definition of twine is a material that is a lot stiffer). In the near future, I’m going to experiment dyeing the “yarn” as well. Wish me luck.

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        • Jess @ Make and Do Crew
          April 17, 2017 at 3:27 pm

          Oh cool! That is seriously rock star to be making a bikini from Dollar Store twine! I’m glad you were able to get your hands on some! I’d love to see how it looks dyed. I’ve been wondering as well!

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  • Terri
    October 4, 2016 at 4:15 pm

    I’m so bummed! My basket just won’t stand on it’s own. It doesn’t have any stiffness. I bought the cotton twine from Dollar Tree but it wasn’t stiff enough. Wondering if I dipped in liquid starch and shaped it if it would dry standing up ?

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    • Jess @ Make and Do Crew
      October 5, 2016 at 11:53 pm

      Oh man, that really is such a bummer when a project doesn’t turn out. I’m guessing the answer is yes, but did you use three strands of string together for the basket? That’s what makes the gauge tight enough to stand up. If you decide to make the basket again, I bet sizing the hook down could make the fabric dense enough to stand up. I bet liquid starch might do the trick though. I don’t have a lot of experience with it, but it sounds like a great idea to me.

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  • Deanna
    October 14, 2016 at 4:16 am

    Thank You for the pattern I’m starting now I am planning on making mine more laundry basket size. I have trouble carrying a basket full of clothes & I think this will be easier to carry since the twine is so lightweight & not a stiff shape.. Thanks for saving me some pain love the pattern. Since I will be carrying it I’m going to use old purse handles and sew them on very tight. I work slow because I have hand pain & cramps but eventually I hope to share a pic. Thanks Again!

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    • Jess @ Make and Do Crew
      October 16, 2016 at 9:13 pm

      I’d love to see a pic, Deanna! The purse handles sound like such a cool solution. I love repurposing things I don’t need anymore.

      Good luck and lots of love to your hands 🙂

      Jess

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  • Maria
    October 20, 2016 at 7:22 am

    I can’t wait to get started on this basket. It’ll look great in the living room holding some magazine.

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  • Tammy Winkler
    January 1, 2017 at 7:46 pm

    Genius!! I went to the Dollar Tree today and am working on it now. How would you make it larger? I think the next one I will dip the bottom in some “dye” and see what that does. Thanks for posting!

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    • Jess @ Make and Do Crew
      January 3, 2017 at 8:53 pm

      Tammy,
      I love that idea of dip dying it! I’ve actually had a similar thought because I think the twine would be really absorbent. Will you send me a pic if you try it? I’d love to see how it turns out!

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      • tammy
        January 4, 2017 at 4:40 am

        I will send a picture of one that I dip dye. I am not sure how to make a larger one unless I follow the pattern up to the point before single crochets begin.

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        • Jess @ Make and Do Crew
          January 18, 2017 at 8:59 pm

          Hey Tammy, to make a larger one, just continue in the same increase pattern until the bottom circle is as big as you want it. So each round you’ll do an increase every 8 stitches, then every 9 stitches, then every 10 stitches, then every 11…

          Does that make sense?

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    • Diane
      January 15, 2017 at 4:49 pm

      I was thinking of dying one of the strands to have a very uderstated verigated look. I like the idea of dipping it too’

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  • Rachel
    January 12, 2017 at 11:04 am

    I like the pattern, but it doesn’t really stand up unless something is inside it, which kind of bummed me out.
    But as long as you don’t expect it to stand on it’s own, it’s awesome! ?

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    • Jess @ Make and Do Crew
      January 18, 2017 at 9:26 pm

      Hmm. It sounds like maybe it’s a little too loose to really have the stiffness to stand up? Did you use the same twine from the dollar store? If you make another one, you might want to decrease your hook size to get a tighter gauge. I think that would help a lot!

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  • Megan Lacey
    January 13, 2017 at 7:41 am

    Wow! I love this basket! I’m definitely going to have to dig my crocheting hooks out. I’m pretty sure I have the right size. So neat! It looks like it came from an expensive store like Pottery Barn. Absolutely love it. You’re fabulous. 🙂

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    • Jess @ Make and Do Crew
      January 18, 2017 at 10:01 pm

      Thanks so much, Megan. That’s exactly what I loved about this dollar store twine too–it looks high end, doesn’t it? I just love that it’s actually from the dollar store of all places. 🙂

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  • Shannon Murphy
    January 14, 2017 at 11:35 am

    I also had discovered dollar store twine and love it. I created a cute little purse and added colored stripes with a #5 crochet thread to make it more colorful. As soon as my sister saw it, she snatched it for her own, so I have no photo of it. But it was cute and I will be making something else with the twine, just haven’t figured out what yet. I enjoy your blog and see a few cute things I plan to try. Thank you for your generosity.

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    • Jess @ Make and Do Crew
      January 18, 2017 at 9:59 pm

      That sounds so cool! I love the idea of the colorful accent. Isn’t this dollar store twine nice? I really love the texture it creates. And I’m happy to hear that Dollar Tree seems to be stocking it again. Is that where you found yours?

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  • lynnie
    January 14, 2017 at 10:46 pm

    hi!! i made your pattern and i LOVE it. instead of the dollar store twine, for my first try at it, i used regular chunky acrylic yarn i had lying around. I used a TIGHT single crochet all around and it stands up just great !!!! i used a regular woven cotton belt since i could not find any really aged leather like yours.
    A also made mine bigger. The bottom of mine is about 12 inches in diameter. it stands about 10 inches tall.
    i placed a styrofoam dinner plate on the bottom to hold the round shape and that worked great.
    I also made mine taller and turned or rolled the top edge over, 1 inch, like a cuff. that seems to make the whole thing stand better, straighter, stronger – and not flop over.
    thank you for a wonderful gorgeous pattern.

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    • Jess @ Make and Do Crew
      January 18, 2017 at 9:49 pm

      Oh how cool, Lynnie! That sounds like an awesome adaptation of the pattern. I love it when people put their own spin on things. I’d love to see a pic if you’d like to share one.

      I’m also glad to hear you found some dollar store twine. For a while it seemed like Dollar Tree had stopped carrying it. Is that where you found yours?

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  • lynnie
    January 14, 2017 at 10:51 pm

    …oh i forgot to mention , i used a K hook – didn’t have an L hook and i only used ONE strand of acrylic yarn!

    PS: I went today and bought 10 rolls of the dollar store twine – i’m planning on making a ton of these for gifts.

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  • Sara Davis
    January 19, 2017 at 8:43 pm

    Hello! I am new to crochet and making the twine basket from your pattern. My question is about the slip stitch at the end of the first round. Do I skip over that when starting the second round and put my first 2 SC in the first stitch of the first round? I hope this question is clear! Thank you!!

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    • Jess @ Make and Do Crew
      January 22, 2017 at 11:24 pm

      Hey Sarah, Hope you got my answer to your first comment. The first time you comment, it comes to me to be approved which is why it doesn’t appear on the blog right away. 🙂

      Reply
  • Sara
    January 20, 2017 at 11:28 am

    hello! I am new to crochet and have a question about the pattern for the twine basket. Do I skip the slip stitch when starting round 1 or do I single crochet into it? My thought is that I should skip it so my counts come out correctly. I took your class on making the fingerless mitts and loved it!! I’m looking forward to making many of the items that you have on your blog! Thanks for your time!!

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    • Sara
      January 20, 2017 at 11:30 am

      sorry to leave 2 comments!!! I thought my first one did not post

      Reply
    • Jess @ Make and Do Crew
      January 22, 2017 at 11:21 pm

      Yay! I’m so happy to hear from a brand new crocheter! You’re totally right that you skip the sl st so that it doesn’t mess up your stitch counts. This causes the “seam” to slant a bit around the circle and that is totally normal.

      Let me know if you have any other questions, Sara!

      Reply
  • Anne
    January 25, 2017 at 2:49 am

    These look fabulous. It’s a good excuse to relearn how to crochet…I haven’t done any since I was about 10 or so!

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    • Jess @ Make and Do Crew
      January 26, 2017 at 12:38 am

      Yes! That’s about the age when I learned too. If you’d like to refresh your skills, I have a Modern Crochet 101 course that you can take for 99 cents with my instructor’s referral link. 🙂 http://skl.sh/2aaucCf

      Happy crocheting, Anne!

      Jess

      Reply
  • Renee Trock
    February 26, 2017 at 11:28 am

    my creative juices went out if control and I turned my basket into a purse! Thank you for the inspiration. Would love to share a pic if you’d like to see the finished product? Xo

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    • Jess @ Make and Do Crew
      March 1, 2017 at 10:38 pm

      Ahhh! I love that when that happens! Of course I would LOVE to see a pic. You can email me at jess (at) makeanddocrew (dot) com or tag me on Instagram (@makeanddocrew). I can’t wait to see it!

      Jess

      Reply
  • Cindy
    March 4, 2017 at 7:38 am

    Love this on my way to Dollar Tree in a few minutes!!! Can’t wait to make this basket I’ll be making several. I also love the pop sickle shelves will be making them also.
    I just recently found your blog and I love it!
    Thank you

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    • Jess @ Make and Do Crew
      March 4, 2017 at 1:44 pm

      Oh thanks so much, Cindy! I’m happy you’re here! I’ve heard from a few readers who have recently had trouble finding that twine at Dollar Tree. If that’s the case for you, two strands of Lion Brand Kitchen Cotton in “Ecru” would be similar in weight and look.

      I think Dollar Tree has popsicle sticks too!

      Happy crafting!

      Jes

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      • jacie marchetti
        April 9, 2017 at 5:15 am

        some ACE Hardware stores carry the twine/string very reasonable. Big box stores like Mills Fleet stores and on-line. Google either twine or string.

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  • jacie marchetti
    April 9, 2017 at 5:11 am

    Hello- have been crocheting with butchers string for some time now, but have noticed my placemats and some bowls are getting a yellowish brown color. Any idea how to stop that? I have bleached them out and within a few weeks they are turning again.
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    • Jess @ Make and Do Crew
      April 17, 2017 at 3:28 pm

      Hmm. I’m not sure about that, Jacie. I do know from using cloth diapers with my daughters though that the sun can do wonders to bleach things out. You might try setting them outside on a sunny day and see if that helps. 🙂

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  • Sharon Powell
    July 22, 2017 at 3:39 pm

    Hi Jess, I just made and then remade this twine basket, which I LOVE!!! When I pulled it apart I wound all three strands on a tube. It was SO much easier to crochet that way. I am now crocheting my second basket but I started out by wrapping the 3 rolls of twine around one roll. I was so worth it!! Thanks for the great pattern!

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    • Jess @ Make and Do Crew
      August 9, 2017 at 10:03 pm

      Oh yeah, that’s a great idea! Thanks for the tip, Sharon. So glad you’re enjoying the pattern! 🙂

      Jess

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  • Susie Raviv
    September 18, 2017 at 9:35 am

    Jess,
    Thank you so much for this pattern. It has been the most inspirational pattern and design that I have followed. I have probably made at least a dozen of these baskets. I am the person in New England area who has probably bought out all the twine in the Dollar Store. I love the combination of materials used for for the basket. I have given many baskets to friends and family.
    Your work is phenomenal. Thank you for sharing it all.
    Susie

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    • Jess @ Make and Do Crew
      September 19, 2017 at 9:49 pm

      Susie,

      Thank you so much! I just loving hearing feedback like this because I too enjoy the texture of mixed materials AND getting all of them at a bargain! What lucky friends and family to receive these handmade gifts from you!

      Happy basket making!

      Jess

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  • Lyn
    October 16, 2017 at 8:09 am

    I thought I was the first person to discover that dollar tree string. Love it for so many things! I also love making things with plain old bailer twine, except for the splinters in my fingers.

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    • Jess @ Make and Do Crew
      October 16, 2017 at 2:51 pm

      Isn’t the dollar store twine awesome!? Is bailer twine like jute? If so, I definitely know what you mean about the splinters!

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  • Wilma Fox
    June 28, 2018 at 3:45 am

    Could I get the pattern for the owl toy hamper with eyes that is pink, white and turquoise? Thank you.

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  • Sandy
    September 24, 2018 at 6:29 pm

    I am confused as to how the pattern ends up in the form of a basket.. If I follow the instructions and sc from Row 12 -37, won’t I end up with just a huge circle. Shouldn’t there be some decrease stitches after Row 11 to form the sides of the basket?HELP!

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