TURTLE Hexagon Pin Loom: Easy Tassel Basket
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February 24, 2019

TURTLE Hexagon Pin Loom: Easy Tassel Basket

Project info
reference; chocolate; fun
Approx. 5.5" diagonal x 3" tall
Tools and equipment
TexaTURTLE™ Hexagon Pin Loom
284 yards
Brown Sheep Nature Spun
1 skein = 245.0 yards (224.0 meters), 100 grams
The Sated Sheep in Dripping Springs, Texas
cestari 3-ply DK 100% Fine Merino Wool
DK (11 wpi)
39.0 yards (35.7 meters)
179123 Spruce Blue
The Knitting Cup in Georgetown, Texas

Here is a super easy, 3-hexagons basket with a playful tassel finish.

I used Cestari 3-ply DK 100% Fine Merino Wool in 179123 Spruce Blue. While this wool is labeled DK weight which usually is a little bit on the thin side for the hexagon looms, this wool created a nice, loft fabric with a beautiful color expression. 39 yards will be enough to weave 3 hexagons on the TexaTURTLE loom.

The trim and tassels are made of a small amount of Brown Sheep Nature Spun Worsted in 730W Natural.

Instructions (use photos to guide you):

  • Weave three blue hexagons and sew (whip stitch) them together into a row.
  • Close to a round, then sew adjacent sides together to form the bottom of the basket.
  • With the wrong side facing towards you, crochet one row of sc along the top: Work about 12 sc along each side, 3 sc in each tip, and sc2tog where the sides of the hexagons meet.
  • For each tassel, wrap the yarn about 12 times around three fingers, then tie one end and clip the other to make the tassel.
  • Turn right side out, then flip each of the three hexagon tips to the outside to form an even top.
  • Secure each tip with a tassel.
  • Weave in ends. 

You could also follow the instructions using the original TURTLE loom, or the TURTLE loom “fine sett” and make a smaller basket to just hold a few treats or to present a very pretty colored egg.

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by Brown Sheep
100% Wool
245 yards / 100 grams

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  • Project created: February 25, 2019
  • Finished: February 25, 2019
  • Updated: April 7, 2019