Gummy Bear Towel Basket by Twinkie Chan

Gummy Bear Towel Basket

Crochet
April 2016
Aran (8 wpi) ?
9 stitches and 11 rows = 4 inches
in single crochet
9.0 mm (M/N)
34" (86.5 cm) circumference x 17.5" (44.5 cm) long, from top of ear to floor
US
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Have you ever wished that you could find glitter-yarn in any color and any weight? I have exciting news! You can make your own by combining regular yarn with shimmery metallic thread, which is perfect for candy-themed projects that need a bit of twinkle. This glittery gummy bear towel basket will hold your rolled, clean towels with sweetness and sparkle. You can also use the basket in other rooms to hold socks, toys, snacks, or even more yarn! It’s even big enough to hold your favorite small quilts and throw blankets. I picked green because that’s my favorite gummy flavor, but the materials I’m using come in a rainbow of candy colors to match your linens and your candy cravings!

INGREDIENTS
worsted weight
Red Heart Super Saver Classic, 100% Acrylic 100%, 3.5 oz (100 g)/190 yds (174 m) per skein: 2 skeins #E300-672 Spring Green (A)
Sulky Holoshimmer Metallic Thread, Polyester, 250 yds (228.5 m) per spool: 4 spools #6032 Lime Green (B)

TOOLS
M/13 (9.00 mm) crochet hook
tapestry needle
stitch marker
straight pins

Gauge
9 sts x 11 rows in sc with 2 strands each of A and B held together = 4” (10 cm).
Take time to check gauge.
Note that adding B does not affect the gauge and can be eliminated if desired.

Finished Size
34” (86.5 cm) circumference x 17.5” (44.5 cm) long, from top of ear to floor

Notes:

  1. Project is worked with 2 strands of A and 2 strands of B held together throughout.
  2. Basket is worked from the bottom up.