Rope and Crochet Basket | Halloween Candy Holder
On this week’s episode of Ask Me Monday, I showed how to make a Rope and Crochet Basket that’s a perfect holder for Halloween candy. Using craft rope, worsted weight wool and a crochet hook this project works up in just a few hours.
I also, like a crazy lady, wore all of the yarn garments, because it’s actually chilly in Austin today! But I digress.
Watch the episode below, then make your own basket. Oh, and don’t forget to tag @vickiehowell with your Rope and Crochet Basket FO!
Approx. 30 yds, 1/2″ Craft Cord or Rope
2 balls, Valley Yarns Valley Superwash, Colors by Vickie Howell (100% Superwash Merino; 98 yds.), in color: Siracha
Rope and Crochet Basket Directions
With yarn, ch 24 (or desired amount.)
Note: This project is worked in a spiral, so there aren’t traditional “Rounds.” Term is just used as reference.
Round 1: Holding craft rope parallel to the chain, with about 1″/2.5 cm of rope standing taller than yarn chain, sc into the 2nd ch from hook AND around rope; sc around rope and in every ch to end (after a few stitches worked, gently pull rope so it’s now at the same level as crochet — see above video for reference), bend rope so that it comes back against itself (like an oval spiral), 2sc around rope and in SAME st as the last st worked (3sc total in last st); *sc around rope and into the bottom of the next st; rep from * to last st, 3 sc in last st.
Round 2: Continuing to spiral the rope, [sc around rope in next st and to one end of the piece; 3 sc in center st of one end] TWICE.
Repeat Round 2 until the basket base measures 12″/30.5 cm long.
Next Round: Continuing to spiral the rope, sc around rope in next st and every st around (without increasing at either end.)
Repeat the last round until basket Body measures 4″/ 10 cm (or desired length) tall.
Next Round: [Continuing as established until you get to 4 sts BEFORE the center of one side of the basket; WITHOUT working into basket BODY, sc around rope only for 5″/12 cm; skip 8 sts, re-attach rope by working into next st on basket Body] TWICE.
Work one last round, as established, sc around rope and in every st around.
Secure rope end by sc into 1 row below, 3 times.
Fasten off; cut rope.
Weave in ends.
Optional: With a sewing needle and thread, tack down rope end to secure further.
As always, you can find all episodes of this series under the Ask Me Monday playlist on the Videos section of my Facebook page. Enjoy!