Get Hands on Making This Woven Yarn Basket

Use traditional basket weaving techniques with modern materials to create a one-of-a-kind basket. No special tools are required — your hands and the felted yarn do all the work.

Woven Yarn Basket

Level: Easy
Finished Size: 11" diameter x 9" tall

What You Need

  • Love Fest Fibers Tough Love , 1 skein
  • Warp: 13⅓ yd (12 m) Love Fest Fibers Tough Love, cut in 12, 40" lengths
  • Weft: 30 yd (27 m) Love Fest Fibers Tough Love, cut in two lengths
  • 12" (30½ cm) plastic planter, as a mold
  • Sharp scissors
  • Tape measure

Optional Handles

  • 30" long, 1" wide leather strapping
  • Leather punch
  • Four ⅜" Chicago leather screws

Pro Tip

If you want your basket to be a different size or shape, simply change your mold. Leave 4-6" of additional yarn on each side above and beyond the size and shape of desired basket for your warp. The weft required will vary with different sized molds.


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