Dorothy BasketÂ by Emma Varnam
Find the pattern in 145 of Inside Crochet magazine.
What better way to keep your crochet neat and tidy than in a granny square basket? Create just the basic shape or sew in a lining for added sturdiness.
â— Stylecraft Special Aran, 100% acrylic, 100g/196m/214yds
Yarn A: Fondant 1241 x 1 ball
Yarn B: Cream 1005 x 1 ball
Yarn C: Pale Rose 1080 x 1 ball
Yarn D: Camel 1420 x 1 ball
Yarn E: Spice 1711 x 1 ball
Yarn F: Parchment 1218 x 1 ball
â— 4mm hook
â— Cardboard, 22 x 22cm/ 8Â½ x 8Â½in (optional)
â— Five squares of felt, 23 x 23cm/9 x 9in (optional)
â— Sewing thread (optional)
You can use any aran weight yarn to achieve a similar effect.
Emma has been designing stylish knitting and crochet patterns for over a decade. On her award-winning blog www.emmavarnam.co.uk she features many of her free patterns and discusses the inspiration behind them. Emma can also be found on Twitter and Instagram @EmmaVarnamUK. Her most recent book is Cute Crocheted Woodland Creatures (GMC Publications, Â£12.99).
Designer: Emma Varnam