This is of course not possible with an online purchase. However more often than not there is a larger variety of yarns and the quality of the pictures have improved. This also means the colours are much like in reality. So far I have not been disappointed.
My last browse online resulted in me buying a ball of ribbon yarn from Katia just to try it out. I was not yet sure what to make, so I put it away till inspiration would come
Others have succeeded in making such wonderful baskets, so I thought I might give it a go… Starting off with single crochets in a circle to create the base.
To my surprise the project worked up quite quickly – one of the benefits of using a 12mm hook – so quickly I nearly forgot to take pictures!?
Crocheted Fruit Basket
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Back to the project at hand… I finished it with a crab stitch, and VOILÁ I have my very own fruit/bread basket or for anything really though I would not recommend it as storage for rice!?
If you are looking for a simple and quick weekend project this would be on my top 5 list!