This week I experimented with crocheting over clothesline cord to make a bowl with a “coiled basket” look.
Crocheted “coiled basket” in progress
Wire Cable Clothesline
Lion Brand “Amazing” self-striping yarn in Mauna Loa
Here is the final result:
Crochet Coiled Basket
Self-Striping Yarn creates a colorful effect
The green plastic on the cable shows through in the sun. Next time I will try to find a clear cable or will use a thicker yarn to cover more.
View from the top. For the rim I dropped the cable and just did a row of single crochet stitches. Then I whip-stitched all around using a tapestry needle. It turned out wavier than I wanted. Next time I will try a crocheted crab stitch for the final round.
Close up view. The first couple of rounds were not worked over the cable.
Several people have emailed or commented here and on Pinterest that they would like some step-by-step instructions for making a crochet coiled basket. Thanks for suggesting it! I will do a post on that sometime soon. The basket in this post was a given away as a gift so I will make another one and take pictures at each step and write up the details.