Crochet Yarn Bin
SUPPLIES & TOOLS:
- Red Heart® Grande™, 5 skeins
- Red Heart® Grande™ Metallic, 5 skeins
- Crochet hook, P 11.5mm
- Embroidery hoop, 7"
- Embroidery thread - DMC Metallic Peal
- Embroidery needle
- Water soluble marker
- Light color fabric
- Striped fabric
- Twine or string
- Crochet with two strands of Grande yarn together. Ch 3.
- Row 1: Work 8 hdc into first chain of ch 3, join with sl st into top of first ch.
- Row 2: Ch 2, 2 hdc into each stitch around, join with sl st to top of ch 2.
- Row 3: Ch 2, *hdc, 2 hdc into next stitch, repeat from * around, join with sl st to ch 2.
- Row 4: Ch 2, *hdc, 3 hdc into next stitch, repeat from * around, join with sl st to ch 2.
- Row 5: Ch 2, *hdc, 4 hdc into next stitch, repeat from * around, join with sl st to ch 2.
- Row 6: Ch 2, *hdc, 5 hdc into next stitch, repeat from * around, join with sl st to ch 2.
- Row 7-17: Ch 2, *hdc in each st around, join with sl st to ch 2.
- Weave in ends to finish.
To create the tag:
- Cut a piece of the light colored fabric to 8" x 8". With a water soluble marker, trace out the desired text onto the piece of fabric.
- Secure the fabric onto an embroidery hoop.
- Cut a length of the metallic thread, tie a knot at the end, and thread it onto the embroidery needle. Starting at the beginning of the text, pull the thread up from the back of the fabric. Trace the text with the embroidery thread using a back stitch.
- Place the finished embroidery on top of the striped fabric, with right sides facing. Cut the two pieces to 6-3/4" x 3-3/4" with the embroidery centered in the middle. On one end of the piece, measure 1" from each corner and mark on the edge from either side. Cut across from one mark to the other, then repeat on the other side to create the tag shape.
- Sew around the tag with 1/4" seams, leaving a small opening on one side to turn. Turn the piece right side out and iron flat. Then sew around the outside edge of the piece at 1/8".
- Poke one end of a piece or twine through the corner of the finished tag. Lace the other end around one stitch on the basket, then poke it through the tag as well. Pull the ends of the twine through each hole of the button and tie to secure.