I had used a similar t-shirt yarn that I found at Spotlight a while ago and made a basket to hold my yarn (which you can see in this post HERE) but I hadn't seen any at Spotlight for ages so I was really happy to find the Zpagetti website selling their yarn in lots of lovely colours. It's so fun to crochet with! You use a large 10mm or 12mm hook and the item you're making works up so quickly.
Anyway...back in December I decided to make my lovely friend Janelle a basket as one of her Christmas gifts. Her favourite colour combo is grey and yellow so since I didn't have any yellow t-shirt yarn in my stash I went with grey. I found this free pattern called Zpagetti Basket Revisto which I found HERE on an overseas Zpagetti website. The pattern has been translated to English and I found a couple of discrepancies in the translation so in the end I just used it as a guide and made the rest up myself.
Now I have to say that if you're not used to working with t-shirt yarn it really is quite physical compared to crochet with normal yarn. You're using your whole arms to work the hook and I found my arms ached by then end of the night. It was worth it though! I really enjoyed making this basket and hoped that Janelle would like it too.
I added a nice big flower on the side as well just for fun.
As soon as my Mum saw it she really wanted one too. She chose the aqua yarn that I had here and I got to work again. I changed it up a little this time around and used a smaller stitch...mainly just for fun to see how it would look.
And here is the finished basket. I quite like this colour...so pretty!
Madi had been watching me stitching away on the first two baskets and it wasn't long before I was stitching one just for her. Luckily I already had this lovely pink Zpagetti waiting to be used. I made this one a little differently again making it smaller, stitching it in the round and I did the handles a little differently too. She loves her new basket and I find it all around the house full of interesting things! :)