Boxes by Erika Knight


January 2003
Thick kitchen twine
Fabric remnants for rag edging
11.5 stitches and 13 rows = 4 inches
in Single Crochet (Gauge is not essential)
5.0 mm (H)
4.5 mm
88 - 220 yards (80 - 201 m)
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  • The boxes are worked in basic single crochet using kitchen twine, trimmed with cotton “rag” strips.
  • 3 different shapes and sizes are given, but it is easy to make them to suit your own requirements.

Sizes & Measurements:

  • Box A: (square box with orange trim) 6 x 6 x 8.5” tall
  • Box B: (rectangular box with pink trim) 10.75 x 4.25 x 3.25” tall
  • Box C: (rectangular box with pale pink trim) 11.75 x 8.25 x 4.75” tall

These simple crocheted boxes have a variety of uses - to store shoes or jewelry, to stack cutlery in, or to display yarns and threads for projects; or put them to use in the bathroom. Have fun thinking up new combinations of colors and textures, and give the boxes as a gift, attractive and useful.