I knew I wanted to crochet with Echoview Fiber Mill’s Lanyard Yarn as soon as it came in. There’s something about a chunky cotton yarn that calls to me, so I put together a little pattern for you to try at home!
These simple baskets are easier than they look - the Eyelash stitch motif along the sides give the effect of a woven basket and results in a super sturdy fabric. They might look a little wobbly at first, but by blocking and shaping them on a form (I used a small tin, a clean wastebasket, and a soup pot for mine), you’ll get nice, even rows.
You could really make these any size you want, but I’ve outlined a small, medium, and jumbo size. All three baskets were made with just 2 cones of Lanyard yarn - with yarn to spare! These hefty spools are made on an old-fashioned shoelace machine - how cool is that?! You can make the whole set and gift a bundle of nesting baskets. Or keep them for yourself, of course!
The subtle contrast of Grey against Natural result in a very clean and classic design. I’d love to see these in some bright color combinations - Malachite & Tumeric or Peach & Marsala might have to be next on my to-do list. You can even make them with 3 or 4 colors if you want!
Download your free Willoughby Nest Bin pattern here.