I’m getting organized. After the first of the year I always get a burst of organizing energy. Nope, it usually doesn’t last, but while I have that energy I do try to get it together. Purging is one thing, but also putting things away where they make sense and corralling the clutter. This t-shirt crochet hanging basket fits all that criteria.
Cutting all those t-shirts I have been hoarding into t-shirt yarn took care of the purging part. Okay, I didn’t really purge them out of the house, but making them into tarn (t-shirt yarn) reduced the real estate they were taking up. Check out my tarn making tutorial and crochet dishcloth pattern here.
Putting things where they made sense and corralling the clutter was accomplished after I completed the crocheted t-shirt basket. Hang this cute little basket from a knob or hook anywhere that accumulates clutter.
How about the laundry room? How many times have you found change, receipts or other little treasures in pants pockets just before throwing them into the wash? Toss the booty into the basket.
Toss your change, jewelry or keys in this basket to keep your dresser tidy at night.
Hang it near your desk to store coupons and receipts you need, but inevitably misplace when you’re ready to head to the store.
I’m sure you can find lots of other ideas for this little basket so you will want to make more than one. No problem. After making the tarn, the basket takes less than an hour to finish. You can easily complete a couple while enjoying an evening of TV.
T-Shirt Crochet Hanging Basket
ch = chain
st(s) = stitch(es)
sl st = slip stitch
sc = single crochet
rnd(s) = round(s)
dec = decrease
Things You Will Need:
Tarn (t-shirt yarn) from 2 adult size shirts
N crochet hook
This crochet pattern does not include a gauge as it is not a pattern that requires a sized fit.
Work the basket in continuous rounds. Do not join or ch up rounds.
What To Do:
Form a magic ring.
Rnd 1: 5 sc in the ring. Pull the tail to close the center.DO NOT sl st to beginning sc. (5 sc)
Rnd 2: 2 sc in each st around. (10 sc)
Rnd 3: *Sc in the first st, 2 sc in the next.* Repeat from * to * around. (15 sc)
Rnd 4: *Sc in the first 2 sts., 2 sc in the next.* Repeat from * to * around. (20 sc)
Rnd 5: *Sc in the first 3 sts., 2 sc in the next.* Repeat from * to * around. (25 sc)
Rnd 6: *Sc in the first 4 sts., 2 sc in the next.* Repeat from * to * around. (30 sc)
Rnd 7: *Sc in the first 5 sts., 2 sc in the next.* Repeat from * to * around. (35 sc)
Rnds 8-11: Sc around.
Rnd 12: *Sc in the first five sts, dec over the next two.* Repeat from * to * around. (30 sc)
Rnds 13-16: Sc around.
Rnd 17: Ch 8. Sk 8 sts, sc in the remaining stitches around.
Rnd 18: 8 sc around the ch 8 sp of previous rnd, sc in the remaining sts around.
Rnd 19: Sl st in each st around. Fasten off and weave in the end.
Now get yourself organized!