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Wednesday, 21 January 2015

Spin Me A Yarn Basket


My dil, Katie, has started knitting again so for Christmas I made her a divided basket full of knitting goodies, just like the Knitter's Dream Basket I made for my daughter, Flicky, last Christmas.


Again, I used the Divided Basket pattern by Anna of Noodlehead and here's a list of the fabrics:
A cotton/linen fabric - the selvedge reads "made in Japan - Project: by Cotton"
Moda Linen Mochi dots - Teal and Boysenberry
Cotton + Steel Hatbox 4001-052 cotton canvas by Alexia Marcelle Abegg.

Outside pieces and handles.
Outside sections joined.
Lining and divide.
 
 

And a knitting basket should always be full of knitting notions


Thankfully, Katie's present has the Tatty seal of approval.


Katie made good use of her knitting basket during her stay with us over Christmas and set about making a scarf for my son Joe and by New Year he was wearing it on our trips out.


Aren't they both gorgeous?!!!  I'm missing them so much already now they're back in London.

Click the images below to read more about other Divided Baskets I've made.



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51 comments:

  1. So beautiful baskets and such a lovely couple!
    I like all.
    Hugs
    Marle

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  2. I love your bright colourful version of the basket - must make one for myself! xx

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  3. I just adore these baskets and really want to make one! I love your latest one, and I adore that C and S tiger fabric, I have some too in a different colourway. Love the scarf too, it looks like it was very much appreciated!

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  4. Great baskets and so handy too. Love them!

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  5. Awesome colours! This is so handy for all your goodies (be what they may!) in one place, with their own little compartment. Great gift!!!

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  6. Absolutely fabulous. I almost wish I hadn't seen it because now I want to make one....the fabrics are FAB!

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  7. Beautiful knitting basket! It's amazing to see how it is put together - such fine workmanship.

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  8. I love these baskets! I've made several of them myself.

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  9. I love all of the baskets. I keep saying I need to make me some, but to be honest they scare me just a little

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    1. Anna's pattern instructions are really good - there's lots of options on it so this makes the instructions seem longer than they really are. I use fusible fleece and decor bond together to line the basket and this gives it good body and form, I've seen some out there that just don't stand up like my baskets do. Take your time and enjoy, maybe cut your pieces in one sitting and do the sewing another time, that's usually what I do :D

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  10. Your baskets turned out great. I love the fabric you used on them.

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  11. I love your fabric choices!! I have been wanting to make this pattern for so long - it seems to useful and so pretty!!

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  12. So pretty! I've got more of these planned myself.

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  13. So beautiful!!! I would love to learn how to sew. I need to!!! I am so inspired by this projects. Thanks so much.

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  14. Oh, these are cute baskets! You could use these for so many things...love them! Please come share your blog posts over at the Home Matters Linky Party! We'd love to have you for a visit. The Door is OPEN! http://lifewithlorelai.com/2015/01/22/home-matters-linky-party-21/ :)

    ~Lorelai
    Life With Lorelai

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  15. I love that bag, the fabrics, shape and size. Perfect for many things! I have a bag addiction, I must make one!!

    Nini~

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  16. I am a new knitter and this bag would be a wonderful addition to my new addiction. Wish I had time to try my hand at it. Your purple/turquoise colors are my signature colors these days in my quilting life. You do beautiful work. Your DIL is lucky to have a MIL that is so talented.

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    1. What a lovely comment Dar, good luck with your new knitting addiction, a knitting basket would be just the thing to store everything in, maybe you could make one in between knitting projects?!!! :D

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  17. What a cute bag and I love the fabrics you used - it makes me want to make one! Thanks for linking this to the Craftastic Monday Link Party at Sew Can Do:)

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  18. Beautiful work. I am not in need of a knitting basket at the moment, but it looks like your site is ripe with ideas for my crafty fingers. Thanks for sharing.

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  19. Great basket. I'm just starting a new yarn project. I'll have to give it a try. Pinning.

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  20. Very nice tutorial and what wonder results on your Yarn Bag. I love it, no more forgetting where something is. Thank you for sharing with the Clever Chicks Blog Hop! I hope you’ll join us again next week!

    Cheers,
    Kathy Shea Mormino
    The Chicken Chick
    http://www.The-Chicken-Chick.com

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  21. That's a wonderful gift idea. I'm sure she loves it.

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  22. Beautiful baskets.....again Chrissie! What a neat picture of your son and daughter-in law also!

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  23. Gorgeous couple, and a very nice basket too :)

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  24. I love it! I need to sharpen my sewing skills so I can make one of these. I'm stopping by from the Home Matters Party. I'd love it if you'd share it at the Totally Terrific Tuesday Link Party. It starts at 10pm every Monday evening. Have a great weekend!

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  25. I LOVE IT!!!! I do a LOT of crocheting and this would be very helpful! Thanks for sharing :) <3

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  26. These are such cute bags! They look sturdy, cute and so very useful. I like the divider in the middle also. Thank you for sharing this.... great project. :)

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  27. I really love the bicycle themed bag. Thanks for coming by the #HomeMattersParty and sharing with us. :)

    ~Lorelai
    Life With Lorelai

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  28. Gorgeous bag. I love it. The colours and patterns of the fabrics you used are gorgeous too.

    Over from Home matters Linky.

    Kate :o)

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  29. I haven't knitted for years, Chris, but I can think of lots of uses for a gorgeous basket like yours.

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  30. They are fabulous Chrissie, and so useful too.

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  31. These baskets are just fabulous. I love your fabric choices. Xx

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  32. What beautiful bags! I love your choice of fabrics and the fact that they seem to keep their form really well, I imagine they'll be very useful!

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    1. Thanks Clare, I use fusible fleece and decor bond together to line the basket and this gives it good body and form, I've seen some out there that just don't stand up like my baskets do, and I prefer them my way. :D

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  33. I love this basket, looks good in these colours too:)

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  34. Wow what a great gift! It looks a very useful, and versatile size and shape. I love the hedgehog pattern you've used on the original knitters basket x

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  35. What a good idea and love the colours

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  36. Look the bag. Such great colours xx

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  37. WOW....I love that. I could even use that as a purse!

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  38. Another gorgeous divided basket! What a beautiful gift these make! Both of your knitting baskets are so inspirational!
    Susie

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  39. Gorgeous bag you can never have enough compartments in a bag. Love the print you used for your grandson.

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  40. Hallo, I love it:-) please, can you help me with the pattern? and wit sewing? if you have some sewing instruction? thank you so much: katerina Czech Republic, Europe

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    1. Hi Katerina, the pattern isn't my own it belongs to Anna @Noodlehead and you can purchase it here on her website. Anna's instructions are excellent, she explains every stage really well and if you take your time it's not a difficult make. Good luck making one - Chris :D

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  41. Love your website! Does Noodlehead's divided basket PDF pattern come as directions (i.e. how big to cut the pieces and written directions) or as actual pattern pieces to cut out and tape? I've never been successful with PDF pattern printing and taping - even at 100% and full size. I love this pattern, and think I could handle written directions! Thank you, Lodi

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    1. Hi Lodi, I'm glad you've enjoyed your visit to my blog. I just had a quick look at Noodlehead's Divided Basket PDF and yes it does have pattern pieces that you print off and the usual 1" box for you to check your print size is correct. The good news is that each piece of the pattern fits on a separate page so no sticking pages together - this also means that if your pattern doesn't print out at the correct size it actually doesn't matter as the print out will be the same % smaller or larger on every piece and the basket will make up correctly still, just not the same size as expected (hope that makes sense?!). Noodlehead does provide excellent written instructions too and I've never had a problem making up any of her designs. Hopefully this is all useful info for you and perhaps you'll drop by again? - Chris :D

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