Need ideas for upcycling tin cans? Keep those cans out of the landfill and crochet yourself something useful instead. These crochet baskets are designed to perfectly fit a tin can. Make yourself a new hook cup, a scrap yarn basket or even a planter! This crochet pattern includes 3 basket sizes designed to fit 3 common can sizes.
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Picture this: You have finished cooking dinner, your family is fed and clean-up has now commenced. What do you do with those cans leftover from dinner prep?
Maybe they get tossed in the garbage bin.
Maybe they can tossed in the recycling bin (go you!).
But what if you kept them out of either bin entirely?
Start holding onto those cans because you could be making yourself something cute and useful. AND you can give Mother Earth a little hug, all in one clever WIP.
The idea came to me when I finished making taco soup a few weeks ago (7 cans used!). At that very moment, I had a small flower slowly dying in a disposable cup on the windowsill, a gift from my 7 year-old for Mother’s Day. This cute little plant needed a permanent home, and maybe a can would do the trick.
And what do I need to turn a sad, boring, paper-stripped can into a cute piece of decor? crochet!
This darling pattern includes instructions for 3 sizes of baskets: one for your everyday 16 oz can, one for your enchilada night 40 oz cans, and one for your rotating-the food-storage-night #10 cans.
The little one makes a darling little cup for your hooks, scissors, markers and/or pencils. The medium one make a lovely planter for that tiny flower that I hope will survive. The large one is sized perfectly to be an outdoor planter to add an extra splash of color to my porch.
CROCHET BASKET FOR TIN CANS
What you need:
– 5mm mm Hook
– Medium Weight Cotton Yarn (WeCrochet Dishie)
– Cleaned 16oz can with paper removed
GAUGE: check gauge checkpoint
Abbreviations: US Terms
Ch – chain
Sc – single crochet
Sc2tog – Sc decrease
Sl st – Slip Stitch
St – stitch
This CAN CROCHET BASKETS PATTERN, which includes 3 sizes, as well as instructions for the chevron color work, can also be purchased individually in my shops ⬇️
Where would you like to shop today?
Whistle and Ivy Shop
SMALL CROCHET BASKET (16 oz CAN)
Begin with magic ring
1. Ch 2. Work 10 dc in to ring. Join with a sl st. (10 sts)
2. Ch 1. Work 2 sc in each st around. Join with a sl st. (20 sts)
3. Ch 1. *hdc in next st. Work 2 hdc in next st* work 9 times. Work 2 hdc in last 2 sts. Join with a sl st. (31 sts)
4. Ch 1. *Hdc in next 2 sts. Work 2 hdc in next st* work 10 times. Work 2 hdc in last st. Join with a sl st. (42 sts)
Gauge check: approx 3 1/2″ diameter
5. Work this round in the 3rd loop, the loop running along the back of the hdc stitch, behind the top two loops.
Ch 1. Sc in each st around. Join with a sl st. (42 sts)
6. – 10. Ch 1. Sc in each st around. Join with a sl st. (42 sts)
11. – 16. Ch 1. Sc in each st around. Join with a sl st. (42 sts)
17. – 22. Ch 1. Sc in each st around. Join with a sl st. (42 sts)
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