Butter Tub (empty and clean)
Start with a plastic tub like butter or margarine comes in. I used a small one that had held almond paste. Make sure to wash it very well to remove any food residue. Make evenly spaced cuts down the sides of the tub. It is very important to cut an odd number of sections, or your weaving will not alternate properly. Do not pull the yarn too tightly. The original basket I made years ago is lopsided because I pulled it too hard as I wove in and out.
Starting at the bottom, weave scraps of yarn over and behind the sections. It won’t look perfect in the beginning, but it will straighten itself out a bit as you continue. When you reach the end of the yarn scrap, or you would like to switch to a new color, knot the new yarn to the old one so that the knot is on the inside of the basket. I decided to use only green yarn because St. Patrick’s Day is coming up. Depending on the yarn you use, this could be cute way to make Easter Baskets. At the top of my basket, I used some green eyelash yarn that I’ve had for a long time. Eyelash yarn is easier to work with when you use it with regular worsted yarn. I used it with green yarn, but if you use it alone, it is fluffier.What’s Next?
March is National Craft Month, all month! More easy crafts for kids or adults!