Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Little Basket For The Nursery

The baby shower is just a couple of weeks away
Actually, there are two of them.  Showers, not babies.
Very lucky Little One to have so many people celebrating along with us.

I'm using all the spare time I can find to finish up my projects and get ready for company. 
Can't show too much yet, in case she looks here.
But this one little thing won't matter.


A simple, yellow, crocheted basket to hold odds and ends in the nursery.
(baby nail clippers, thermometer, diaper pins etc...)


I used  Lily, Sugar and Cream cotton yarn in Vanilla Cream and White. 
It's about  5.5" across and 2.25" high, after it was folded down. 
(But you could keep adding rings to make the basket any size that suited you.)

The bottom is a simple chain 4 slipstitched into a ring, with 8 singles in it.
Then put two singles in each stitch.
Next, single crochet in one stitch and two single crochets in the next. Repeat for that round.
Then two singles in every third stitch,
and then two singles in every fourth stitch,
etc...
Switch to all singles when you are ready to build up the sides.
Add any border you like to finish it off.







32 comments:

  1. So very sweet and perfect for a nursery. I know you must be getting so excited! Twyla

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  2. That's very pretty! I'm working in cotton yarn too! I love it! :)

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    1. Thanks, Laurie! I like the shape that one can get when working with cotton.

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  3. Lovely basket, perfect for the nursery.

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  4. How sweet! I could use a basket like this, to place my watch and ring in, when I take if off at night. Very nice.

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    1. It's perfect for making sure small things don't get lost. Watches, keys, cell phones, or whatever.

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  5. Adorable basket! You did a great job, what a wonderful addition to the nursery! Hugs, Mickie

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    1. Thanks, Mickie! :-) I hope it will look good in the baby's room.

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    1. Thanks, Holly! I really do love the color yellow for babies.

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  7. Very pretty, Gayle! I love the colors.

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    1. Thanks, Cheryl. Soft yellow and little babies just seem to go together. :-)

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  8. I can imagine that pretty basket being useful for all sorts of things. Besides, it was made with love.

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  9. How sweet is that?! Really, I'm in love with it:)

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  10. What a perfect little basket to carry to the bed, changing table, crib or into another room with baby's essentials in it. Adorable.

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    1. Thank you, Mona! I know you have several grandchildren. Any words of advice for me as I begin this new phase in my life?

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  11. The colours make me think of springtime - how pretty!

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    1. Yes! Springtime, new babies, everything coming to life. :-)

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  12. How perfect for the nursery. It would also make a darling Easter basket! too

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    1. Thanks, Kim. It would be really cute for Easter, especially if added a little handle.

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  13. Super cute and love the colors and pretty scallops! xo Heather

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  14. Oh how cute! I wish I had some talent as you do with needles! Just not my thing. I love the fresh look of the little basket. How fun.
    Linda

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    1. Linda, I'm not particularly talented at this, but I sure am enjoying it anyway. :-)

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