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

Woven yarn baskets are stylish storage solutions and so simple to make! In this short project tutorial, designer Anne Weil walks you through weaving a yarn basket with chic leather handles using oversized yarn. It's perfect for holding everything from magazines to craft projects and comes together in a snap.
Woven Yarn Basket
Woven Yarn Basket
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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.

Instructions

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