Two New Customizable Ombre Basket Patterns ~ 50% Off This Week Only

Pretty and Cutie Utility Baskets For Knitters and Crocheters

Crochet Version

The Crocheted Cutie Utility Basket is perfect for everyone! The ombre effect can be customized in your three favorite colors. Whether contrasting or coordinating, the choice is yours.

The built in handles make it easy to transport the basket from place to place.

Get it now for 50% off this week only.

Use promo code: 50basket during checkout for discount at Etsy and Ravelry. Craftsy does not have promo codes, the price there has the discount already applied.*

 

Knit Version

The Knitted Pretty Utility Basket is made from three colors as well that you can customize to whatever you like.

And it is also 50% off this week only.

Use the same promo code: 50basket during checkout at Etsy and Ravelry. Craftsy already has the discount applied, so no promo code needed.

*Offer ends 4/30/2017 midnight pacific time.

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New Pattern ~50% Off~ Plus Win Some Yarn

 


The trumpet basket is a sophisticated basket for all your storage needs. The beautiful fluted shape allows for extra storage at the top of the basket. It’s generous size ensures you can fit a variety of things.

 

50% Off This Week Only

 

Use promo code: basket50 during checkout to receive discount.*

*Offer good until Sunday, August  2nd, 2015 midnight Pacific time.

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Win Some Yarn

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Up for grabs is some Lion Brand Hometown USA in colorway Los Angeles Tan. This is the same yarn used to make the Trumpet Basket and two skeins will be awarded to one lucky reader.

How To Enter

Leave a comment in this post simply telling all of us if you’ve started working on your holiday projects.*

*Contest open to US residents only. Entries accepted until August 15th, 2015 midnight Pacific time. Winner will be chosen and announced August 16th, 2015.

Bobble Basket 50% off On Sale Now

 


The bobble basket is a fast project that produces a fun off beat 3 dimensional basket. This thing is super size (that’s 3 skeins of Lion Brand Hometown USA super bulky yarn in there) to fit a variety of objects.

 

50% Off This Week Only

 

Use promo code: bobble50 during checkout to receive discount.*

*Offer good until Sunday, July 26th, 2015 midnight Pacific time.

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Chevron Basket ~ 50% off ~ and a Yarn Giveaway

Start spring cleaning early!
Start spring cleaning early!

I have a new pattern available just in time for spring cleaning.

These super cute chevron baskets are the perfect way to stash your stuff. Use your imagination to create tons of color and pattern combinations.

The pattern includes four basket variations:

Small Basket with no handles: 21” around x 7” high
Small Basket with handles: 21” around x 7.75” high
Large Basket with no handles: 32” around x 8” high
Large Basket with handles: 32” around x 8.75” high

Using super bulky yarn, these baskets work up quick and are super sturdy for all your organzing needs.

The pattern includes step-by-step photo tutorials for techniques used for working chevrons in the round.

Plus you will receive a link to a pattern exclusive video tutorial that will show you all the techniques as well.

50% off

Use promo code: chevron at checkout to receive 50% off the pattern.*

Go buy now!

*offer good until Sunday, March 2nd midnight Pacific time.
 

Now For The Yarn Giveaway

What's your favorite color combo?
What’s your favorite color combo?

Get your baskets started with the yarn used to make the pattern. One lucky reader will win the two skeins pictured here.

Lion Brand Hometown USA is a super bulky 100% acrylic yarn that is super soft and fun to work with. It’s great for all types of projects and comes in a ton of colors.

How to Enter:

Simply leave a comment below about your favorite color combo*.

One winner will be chosen randomly and the two skeins will be shipped promptly to them.

*Entries close March 15, 2014 and a winner will be announced March 16, 2014. Contest only open to US residents. 

Transforming Impractical Items Into Useful Tools #2: Shoe Dust Bags

Anyone actually store their shoes in these?
Anyone actually store their shoes in these?

Here is the second in a series of using forgotten items around your house and transforming them into useful needlework tools.

Shoe dust bags might be used by some on a regular basis, but for me, it’s extra packaging I don’t need — until now.

Instead of keeping my TOMS dust free, which I find funny because they are fairly inexpensive canvas shoes, I use my bag as a project container.

I can fit a multiple skein project in this big bag.
I can fit a multiple skein project in this big bag.

Most shoe dust bags come with a drawstring closure so it is the perfect bag to not only carry your project, but to run your tails through the closed opening while working it.

Now instead of shoving these bags into the corner of my closet, I use them to shove my projects into.

Have any regular household items you’ve transformed into fabulous crochet or knit accessories? Let us know below so we can try them too.

Transforming Impractical Items Into Useful Tools #1: Souvenir Popcorn Bucket Yarn Holder

We really love Disneyland popcorn!
We really love Disneyland popcorn!

Here is my first in a series of using forgotten items around your house and transforming them into useful needlework tools.

Ever buy that souvenir bucket of popcorn, caramel corn, or whatever your favorite amusement park was hocking? As you can see, I have — a lot.

Though I do actually reuse these to hold the kid’s microwave popcorn, I found another way to use them — yarn holders.

The picture above shows how useful these buckets can be. I have stuffed the bottoms of them to show my balls of yarn for the picture’s sake, but these will easily hold a whole skein of balled, or non-balled up yarn.

The Disneyland buckets also come with reusable tops (not pictured) that snap into place. If you have a drill handy you can punch some holes in the center of those to run your tails through to make managing multiple colors a breeze. Just like the yarntainer below, these buckets will keep your yarn from rolling around your floor and give use to an otherwise forgotten souvenir.

This yarn container costs more than the bucket (with popcorn) and has no nostalgia attached to it.
This yarn container costs more than the bucket (with popcorn) and has no nostalgia attached to it.

So the next time you’re at Disneyland, put down the mouse ears that you’ll never wear outside of the park again and get something really useful — the souvenir popcorn bucket.

Just remember to wash it before you stick the yarn in it.