Tapestry Crochet "Spiral" Basket by Carol Ventura

Tapestry Crochet "Spiral" Basket

January 2002
size 3 cotton
Thread ?
7.5 stitches and 6 rows = 1 inch
2.25 mm (B)
2 1/2" x 3 3/4"
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This pattern is available for free.

This project will introduce you to some basic tapestry crochet techniques. For more projects with complete instructions, please look at my Tapestry Crochet and More Tapestry Crochet and Bead & Felted Tapestry Crochet books. This basket begins with a flat spiral base. When the diameter of the base is no longer increased, the edges of the spiral move upwards to form the walls. The stripe motif is six stitches wide, so the total number of stitches in the base is a multiple of six. It is possible to make a variety of sizes with the same design motif simply by increasing or decreasing the size of the base by six stitches. Feel free to substitute another motif, just be sure that the total number of stitches in the base is a multiple of the number of stitches in your motif. Any type of thread or yarn can be used for tapestry crochet. This basket was crocheted with mercerized cotton thread, but feel free to substitute another thread or yarn. For more free projects and information about tapestry crochet, please look at my web pages at my tapestry crochet web page.