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Big Beautiful Basket - What To Do With Variegated Yarn

May 12, 2020
hi everyone welcome to jain institution we did a live stream a while back where we talked about mister in stitches as i reset the craft room for 2019 and in doing so i realized how much varied

yarn

i have managed to collect over the years i had it all put away in a box last year and never really looked at it so as you can see i have it all around me i wanted to do

what

we did last year take it all out put it on my face and put it on i'm going to use so one of the things we want to do this year is come up with projects to use assorted

yarn

we know a lot of you have collected it because it's

beautiful

but sometimes it just ends up sitting on the shelf so we have come up with the first project of 2019 to use some of that motley yarn.
big beautiful basket   what to do with variegated yarn
In fact you could use any yarn you wanted for this project but it looks especially good with

variegated

yarn and

what

a nice big

basket

it's

beautiful

how big she says that big this is a big

basket

it's bigger over 14 inches tall wide and over 14 inches tall, it will stretch out a bit and it's one of those baskets that you consider at your feet and keep your yarn in it, your works in progress, you might even want to keep all your socks in it's long enough big enough to plug in a kid's room and keep all those spare stuffed toys stuck in it or maybe even tie up some clothes and leave it in there maybe it's out of season stuff its sweaters in the summer maybe your t-shirts in winter whatever you want a great big basket for the trick here is we're using three different skeins of yarn strung together at the same time and i'm going to make mr and stitches close to that beautiful combination of colors so that's three completely different

variegated

threads like I said you could use three solids or treat it as a scrap project just work on whatever old stuff you may have lying around but I'm using variegated threads and when you mix them all together you get this absolutely fabulous colorful tweed style so three strands attached one very large hook equals one very large functional basket kind of a chat let's grab our hooks grab our whole head of thread very close on the craft table and sew together visit our shop and buy a pattern you will help support our show and we will put a link to our shop in the description box below to make our large baskets that we will have three strands of yarn attached to at a time so it helps to have three different skeins, it's also a real yarn eater so you'll want about 300 grams per skein, so that 900 grams total I am using a medium worsted size yarn which is also a size 4 they are all the same size and weight but completely different colors which will make this basket so pretty you will need a pair of scissors , a wool needle and I'm using a really big hook today this is a 1 0 mil also known as a No or size 15 in the US it's not a P.
big beautiful basket   what to do with variegated yarn

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I don't know why that says P. It's also a treble zero in the uk so that's a nice hook up and if you're not already a subscriber please take a moment to hit that button and buckle up so you never miss another episode and once. you have all of that together we can start because we are using three strands of yarn attached you want to remember to be patient with yourself this is a bit of a strange feeling when you are holding three separate balls they all go to the same At the same time you might want to have them all sitting in separate bowls so when they bounce they don't tangle up with each other too much, mess up or get tangled up and it will also help prevent them from drifting away from you and of course. always stop and take a moment to slack off a bit so you're always feeding the yarn relatively evenly as you go so take all three strands together we're going to start by making a circle of girth so all the stitches are done as same, you just have to remember that you are using a big r hook and you are always going to use those three joined strands as if they were one big chunky strand of yarn once you have chained one to secure your webbing circle you are going to work eight single crochets in that circle so remember you are using all three threads together as one big one you want to make sure you get the threads or bring the hook all the way through all the small threads on your hook so this will take a little bit of time to get used to especially if you've never crocheted multiple strands before, so be patient with yourself and only make eight single crochets in that one inch circle once you've knitted or eight single crochet in that circle of webbing take the three little short tails make sure you have all three of them and squeeze that circle nice and tight we're not joining our ranks as we go we're just going to keep working around and around and around so we're going to work our first stitch into the first stitch started in Row one thi One is always a little snug, so stick your crochet hook in there.
big beautiful basket   what to do with variegated yarn
I'm going to work on my short tails, but you can also push yours back and weave them later. We are going to work two low points. in each stitch completely so at the end of row one you had eight stitches at the end of row two you will have sixteen at the end of row two you should have sixteen stitches take a moment to stretch your hands if you want you are new to knitting multiple threads, it can take a little getting used to you, you may squeeze your fingers a different way or hold the hook a little differently, especially since it's a bigger hook, so remember with this project you want to take a moment every once in a while you often just pause, shake your hands, shake your wrists so we don't get cramped as we work with this extra thick yarn and extra large hugging row: sixteen stitches all around.
big beautiful basket   what to do with variegated yarn
I already love the color that is starting to happen from those three separate skeins of variegated yarn coming together we are going to continue increasing on row three and here is the pattern we are going to single crochet into the first stitch and remember you want to hook through the entire stitch treat all three of those strands as one two single crochets in the first stitch one single crochet in the next stitch repeat eight times in total and you will have 24 stitches at the end of row 3 at the end of row three we will have 24 stitches, we are still increasing for row 4, make sure you are still working all three threads together to the first stitch, we are going to work two single crochets and one single crochet in each of the next two stitches and that is the little pattern to repeat all the way so you will repeat this eight times in total to make it number one work single crochet into the first stitch of the set and single crochet into each of the next two Next stitches and at the end of row four you will have 32 stitches at the end of row four you will have 32 stitches again I love how these three variegated colors come together to make that clever crazy tweed look we are still increasing for row five we are going to start each series with two single crochets in the first stitch and one single crochet in each of the next three stitches, you will repeat that eight times in total around and you will have 40 stitches at the end of row five at the end of row five you will have 40 stitches, we're still increasing for row six, we're going to start with two single crochets in the first set stitch and one single crochet in each of the next four stitches, so we crochet two single crochets to start each set single crochet in each of the next four stitches repeat that eight times in total and you will have 48 stitches at the end of row 6 at the end of row 6 you will have 48 stitches we are still increasing we are going to knit 2 single stitches in the first stitch of round 7 and a sin Crochet each of the next five stitches, so that you make 2 single crochets in the first stitch of the set of single crochets in each of the next five stitches and at the end of the row. row 7 will have 56 at the end of row 7. we have 56 stitches we are still increasing for row 8 we are going to start with 2 single crochets in the first stitch remember if you have to stop and flex your fingers or straighten your hands don't be afraid to do it so 2 single crochet in the first stitch of the set and then you are going to single crochet each of the next 6 stitches, you will repeat it 8 times in total and you will have 64 stitches at the end of row 8 at the end of row 8 you will have 64 stitches we are going to keep increasing we are working on row 9 now row 9 start with 2 single crochets in the first stitch and then you are going to single crochet each of the next 7 stitches so that one single crochet in the next seven start each set with d Single crochet in the first stitch without Crochet each of the next seven, repeat that eight times total and we'll be up to 72 stitches around the end of row 9, you'll have up to 72 stitches, we're going to do one more. row of increases as we want a nice wide bottom on our basket so one more row of increases we start row 10 the same way we are going to single crochet into the first stitch and then you are going to single crochet once once in each of the next eight stitches, so you make two single crochets in the first stitch, single crochets in each of the next eight stitches, repeat that eight times total and you will have 80 stitches at the end of row ten to end of row ten.
It will have 80 stitches and if you lay it flat and press it down, any warping you might see as you work will go away, but don't worry too much because once we make it into a basket, its bottom will be flat. it's about 30 centimeters or almost 12 inches in diameter so that's a pretty wide ba se to start our basket on so that's the end of row 10 we're actually going to slip the stitch into the next stitch just finish it off efficiently and then we're going to chain 1 to start row 11 and 4 row 11 we're going to work around the post of each stitch starting with this one here so we slip sewn into the stitch we're going to work that post to start the The easiest way to make the post appear on your hook is to take your hook come from behind, tuck it through the two points next to each other and that's the post that appears on your hook, then you can do a low point as normally and remember the first one might be a little tricky so take your time there you go and it gets easier from here on out so that's the first post now let's do the next post on and these posts are pretty thick so you just pull through the stitch from back to front and pull the other one back out. the post will appear on your hook just take your time picking up your s loop and then single crochet you can work a little looser for this row take your time passing one stitch through the other pull up a loop and single crochet remember you want to keep those three strands of yarn like it's one big then it's just through the next back stitch through the stitch next to that one pull up a loop around the post and single crochet take your time you'll have 80 of these in all loop around because there's 80 stitches so there's 80 posts like I said it's kind of fun so you just want to take your time picking up each post loop around the post make sure you keep working on all three threads and single crochet, take your time, I'll see you. at the end of row 11, phew, that was some hard work, wasn't it?
Post stitch number 80 will be right above this little jog where we do slip stitches and then the pull up row starts here and there will be like a little bit. somehow you see your chain one the last one you should be it will be right next to it all you're going to do is just put your hook in the next or first stitch of row 11 that's where we're going to start row 12 and keep working over and over like we did. You did the bottom now you probably have something that looks like this because you've been working it pretty hard so flatten it out or flip it over and you can start to lift that 11th row so you can see that little ridge row and what that what does is flattening your bottom gives your basket sort of a flat base to sit on so it will look a lot more obvious after a few rows but that Ridge row sits along the edge and there we go now all you we have to do is just single crochet in each stitch round and round and round and round without increasing or decreasing for several rows because we want our baskets to be nice and tall so I'll let you work row 12 and then I'll reconnect with you and we'll talk about the row numbers at the end of row 12, you may have got something that looks like this, so your entire basket may lay flat and you're probably wondering, where did you go? on the crest and rim of my basket?
Don't worry it will start to loosen up again once you're not working the ridge row so if it's flat that's no problem because the more rows we add the more of a basket it will become and if it already looks a bit like a basket and your row is flat ok that means you just got Real nice even tension don't worry now you're going to work another tene pink yeah 18 rows on top of that so we're donefrom finishing row 12 you should still have 80 stitches around each row from here on we will have 80 stitches and like I said if you tend to run out of yarn just tie another ball as you go because all those different colors together will still having that really nifty Tweety effect, so continue for 18 more rows and I'll see you later, we're looking at the big basket.
I'm at the end of row 30 so row 30 was 18 rows above row 12 so we ended up on row 12. I said work another 18 rows that brings you to the end of row 30 make sure you're lined up with that little dog which is where we start row 11 which is the ridge row and should be right on top of those 1819 rows above so at the end of row 30 now we're going to put some basket handles that will do make it easier to carry this thing around the house we're going to start by chaining 8 so this is row 31, chain 8 to start so nice we're going to skip eight stitches to find the ninth and single crochet there you go, you're going to single crochet the next thirty-one stitches and i'm going to connect you at stitch number forty once you get to stitch number forty you'll be right in front of the first chain loop we made and we're going to repeat we're going to chain another eight there's eight skip another eight meeting points Entering the ninth single crochet and you're going to single crochet each stitch back to the beginning, which is the end of row 31, you'll still have 80 stitches around, but 16 of them will be chain because now we have our two little handles chained together, so there's one of the others right in front, you're going to work three more rows of single crochets into each stitch, so one stitch, one single crochet, and make sure you single crochet each of those eight stitches that runs across the top from the handles so count eight to the end so you know you have caught the single crochet in each stitch all the way around, you are going to work three more rows so there is one row that runs over the handles and then two more rows on top of that and that will be row 34 we'll end up on and that'll be the end of the basket and I'll catch up with you there at the end of row 34 you should go back to just before where your first handle starts it's still at 80 sti you see that you are going to make a slip stitch to join the and finish and then you're going to cut all three threads make sure you get all three and pull them back through that loop on your hook to hold them pull nice and tight and then you can take your wool needle and flip the edge over to that you're looking inside the basket and you can weave those little tails back and forth under the stitches in the last row to make sure you get all three ends and then just go back over the top back and forth through those same stitches several times until all your yarn is gone along with a big powerful hook and it turns out so nice it has a pair of handles you can drag it around the house you can put things on it including you maybe the kids we hope you enjoyed making this great basket together with us this week and see you soon here at the Jade institution until then stay safe stay crafty have an amazing week everyone bye

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