Crocheted mini basket


I love making handmade baskets, and this time I made a mini crocheted basket using regular (wool) yarns and fabric yarns.  Leather strips are used for the handles.   I decorated the basket with white cotton crochet flowers to add a finishing touch.

The bottom part of the basket is made with regular yarns, crocheted in the round...


Then, I used fabric yarns to crochet the top few rows of the basket.  This fabric yarn is basically a 1/2 inch (1.25cm) wide cotton fabric strips that I handcut from my fabric stash a while ago.



I changed the yarn and kept on crocheting for few more rows...



And added leather handles and cotton crochet flowers.



The basket measures about 4.5 inches (11.5 cm ) in diameter.  I think it's a good size to store my buttons and sewing notions, like this, on my sewing table.

By the way, look who's been visiting our backyard lately... a (wild) peacock!  Our girls get all excited when they  find a peacock walking in our backyard, and the pictures below are taken by our oldest daughter. 


She (the bird) does no harm to us, except that she cries really loud!  They sound like a broken trumpet, they really do.  And sometimes, she brings her family members, too. We've seen a total of three peacocks walking together... So many birds!

6 comments:

gazimama said...

ええ~、孔雀ですかぁー?豪華なお客様ですね。先日動物園に行ったら孔雀は檻から出て自由~に園内を歩いてました。こちらの孔雀は誰か飼ってるのでしょうか?

あの籠さん、素敵。青に白のお花とは、いいバランスですね。

chick chick sewing said...

Hi, gazimama :) 孔雀は、近所の人の話によると一応、野生らしいのです。 隣町の保護動物に指定されている?という話も聞きました。 なので近隣住民全員であたたかく見守り、保護しないといけないのですが、にもかかわらずうちの娘達(特に長女)がいつもちょっかい出しまくっていて、孔雀が可哀想なのです…!

ミニかごは特に使い道もないのですが、空き時間にあれこれ手を動かしてはストレス発散しています^^

PY said...

Pretty mini basket ! Ha, what a coincidence, there is also a small bird that came to my place to hatch eggs too. In Malaysia, we can have chance to see peacock in the zoo only.

chick chick sewing said...

Thanks, PY:) What kind of birds laid eggs in your place? Not only in Malaysia, but in my home country, Japan, too, peacocks are only seen in the zoo. So I was really surprised at first when I found out that "wild" peacocks live in our area!!

PY said...

Hi, Amy, the bird that came to my place to lay eggs is zebra dove. I saw two baby birds in the nest this morning. I guess they will be flying away soon.

amy said...

Hi, PY! I wasn't sure how the zebra doves look like... so I googled it and noticed that they are also called "peaceful doves". What a beautiful name! Hope they bring more peace and prosperity to your household too ;)

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