Wednesday, 21 March 2012
The Monochrome Ombre Basket
The other day I mentioned the basket I was making to take up North. The Ombre Basket by Crochet in Color.
What I would really like to do, is make this with more greys graduating from charcoal through to white.
I made this with a few modifications. I don't know what worsted weight is (if anyone can tell me please leave a comment) so I winged it with some inexpensive acrylic 8 ply from Spotlight, their Thorobred, in Black, White and Grey. I used two strands and a 7mm hook. Using about half a 100gm ball of each colour, slightly more of the black. I decided to use the black at the top because the white would get grubby just because of the oil we all have on our hands.
It turned out 23 cm (9 inches) deep, 30 cm (12 inches) across. As you can see it holds itself upright and is about the same dimensions as the one by Crochet in Color.
I'm actually considering this one to a friend and whipping up another to take up north. Or maybe a couple because I am sure when my stepmother sees it, she's going to want one for herself.
This would make an awesome basket for works in progress providing they aren't too big.
So in short. If you are looking for a quick and easy bag to make, this is it!