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					Coiled Yarn
Baskets
 Three-Dimensional Design
Coiled Yarn Baskets
     These coiled baskets are a cinch to make.
Essentially, all you have to do is to wind
double strands of yarn around a core of
everyday clothesline. You shape the baskets
with your hands as you work to achieve the
desired size and shape. Change colors every
few rows to create a pattern.. Choice of sizes
and shapes and pattern variations are as
endless as your imagination.
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-3/16" diameter cotton clothesline (12 feet)
-4-ply knitting worsted weight yarn
-Blunt end, #16 tapestry needle
-Masking tape, to cover cut ends of clothesline
-Scissors

* Crafty items such as beads, feathers, raffia to add
embellishments to your basket
Instructions…
1. Begin at the center of the
bottom by forming the coil. To
do this, taper one end of the
clothesline with scissors. Thread
tapestry needle with about 6 feet
of yarn and then double the
yarn...always use the double
strand of yarn to cover the
clothesline core.
Instructions….
2. Place about 1 inch of the
yarn next to the end of the
clothesline and then wrap the
two tightly together with
some of the remaining yarn
as shown in Illustration A.
As you can see, you wrap,
moving the cut end of the
clothesline.
Instructions…
3. Pinch the covered
clothesline core to bend
and hold in place. Using
needle, work Figure 8's
over and under the core,
toward the tapered end,
until it is covered with
yarn as shown in
Illustration B.
Instructions…
4. Coil yarn-covered end around to start the
circular shape. If necessary, repeat another
Figure 8 to hold first coil in place, then
work three winds around core, followed by
a Figure 8 to attach to previous coil. See
Illustration C. (This is the basic pattern that
you will continue on the rest of the basket:
Three winds to cover the clothesline core, a
Figure 8 to connect two rows, three winds,
a Figure 8, etc.)
Instructions…
5. When you need to add on more
yarn or change to a new color, here's
what you do: when 2"--3" remain, cut
the needle off and lay the yarn ends
along the clothesline core; thread
another needle and then place the
ends of the new yarn next to the ends
of the old yarn and secure in place by
winding the new yarn over them until
covered. See Illustration D.
Instructions…
6. To end a basket, taper the
clothesline about 1 inch from the
end. Securely attach the last row
end to the previous row with
Figure 8's and then wrap the
yarn around the last row end and
the previous row as if they were
both one. Thread yarn back
through the Figure 8's and cut
off.

				
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