Circles, squares, and now rectangles – a reader request! In this post, you’ll get all the latest Moogly news and links. And then on YouTube, I’ll demonstrate how to crochet a rectangle cord basket of any size! And keep scrolling to sign up for my upcoming Michaels Community Classrooms and lives!
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What I’m Wearing: Olive You Cardigan
How to Crochet a Rectangle Cord Basket
YouTube Live approx 11:15 am Central
So far I’ve shared how to crochet a Round Cord Basket, and how to crochet a Square Cord Basket… and that led to a reader request for a Rectangle Cord Basket! Like the other shapes, it’s a simple formula that can be worked up in any size. So here we go!
- US-H, 5.0mm hook – Susan Bates
- Bernat Handicrafter or Lily Sugar’n Cream – Color A
(4 – Worsted; 100% cotton)
- Bernat Macramé – Color B
(6 – Super Bulky)
- Stitch markers
- Hot Glue or E6000 (optional)
MAKE THE BOTTOM
Rnd 1: With Color A and leaving a 12″ tail, ch to desired starting width of your basket; working over Color B for the remainder of the pattern, skip the ch closest to the hook, sc in each rem ch across, ch 2, sc in last ch again, ch 2, sc across each st of foundation ch, ch 2, sc in same space as last sc, ch 1, sc in first st of round.
Rnd 2: Continuing to enclose B in each sc st, ch 1, 1 sc in the same ch-sp, *sc in each st to the next ch-sp,** (sc, ch 2, sc) in the ch sp; rep from * finishing last rep at **, sc in beginning ch sp, ch 1, sc in first sc of rnd.
Repeat Rnd 2 until the bottom of the basket is desired size.
MAKE THE SIDES
Rnd 1: Continuing to enclose B in each st, ch 1, 1 sc in the same ch sp, *sc in blo of each st to next ch-2 sp,** 2 sc in ch-2 sp; rep from * finishing last rep at **, sc in beginning ch sp, join with sl st in first sc of rnd.
Rnd 2: Continuing to enclose B in each st, ch 1, sc in each st around; join with sl st in first sc of rnd.
Repeat Rnd 2 until the sides of the basket are the desired height.
Final Tail Ends: Cut A and B. Use a bit of glue to secure the cut end of B. Use the end of A to sew down B in next st.
Beginning Tail Ends: Use glue and beginning tail of A to secure beginning of B at bottom center of box. Weave in end of A.
Upcoming Lives with Moogly!
Next Moogly Live
May 24, 2022 at about 10:30 am CT – I’ll be back with another set of lives – but I’m not sure of the topic yet! Any requests? Hit that Contact Me button at the top of the page and let me know!
Lunch and Learn: Embroidering Your Crochet and Knitting
May 11, 2022 at 11am CT – TOMORROW!
Yarnspirations sells yarn – and embroidery floss! When you combine the two, you can create beautiful touches on your knit and crochet projects. I’ll show you a few stitches to try on your next project!
Crochet Summer Tote with Tamara Kelly – Free Online
May 12 at 12pm CT
Learn how to crochet squares and join them to create a stylish bag. We’ll be using Caron Cotton Cakes, a self-striping yarn. Prior crochet experience recommended.
- Caron Cotton Cakes (Michaels exclusive)
- Susan Bates® Crochet Hook: US H (5mm)
- Download the pattern here!
How to Crochet Cozy Socks with Tamara Kelly – Free Online
May 17 at 6pm CT
Stitched in Bernat Forever Fleece Finer, these socks are worked from the toe up, featuring simple increases. Foot and leg are stitched in front and back post double crochet, to create a deep rib for warmth. The afterthought heel is then worked in single crochet. You’ll also practice working in the round and doing basic decreases.
Have a wonderful day all – see you next time! And before you go, here’s a Pin for the Rectangle Crochet Cord Basket Tutorial, so you can add this post to your Pinterest boards! We appreciate (and need) your shares!