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Yarn for crocheted storage boxes?

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DewDr0p Thu 10-Jan-13 13:20:43

I want to crochet some storage boxes to go on a bookshelf - can't find any the right size so thought I'd give it a whirl myself. I'm quite an experienced crocheter and actually have a pattern that I can adapt to size (in Erika Knight's Simple Crochet book) However the pattern uses parcel string (?!) and I want the boxes to be black.

Any thoughts on what yarn would be suitable and make a sturdy enough fabric? The pattern is basically all dc.


TheWoollybacksWife Thu 10-Jan-13 13:30:36

Would this work? (Scroll down for the black twine)

Otherwise could you use fabric stiffener?

lauraellajane Fri 11-Jan-13 08:20:26

Have you seen zpaghetti yarn? Or you could just use jersey strips.

DewDr0p Fri 11-Jan-13 10:36:50

Ooh thanks for the ideas. The zpaghetti stuff looks fab - have you used it lauraellajane ?

Do you think ordinary cotton yarn would be too floppy?

Seabright Fri 11-Jan-13 23:13:06

I was going to recommend zpagetti too. I haven't used it yet, but it was being launched in the Netherlands when I was there earlier this year and it looked really good.

It's meant to be really quick to work, they reckon you can make a bag in an hour or so.

lauraellajane Wed 16-Jan-13 13:48:47

Sorry for the delayed reply - no I haven't used it, but desperate to try it out! I've seen some examples made up in a local shop and they look great.

I'm planning to make a few smallish storage baskets for my baby's room (due in May) to store easy to grab muslins etc, but like a typical craft addict I already have loads of projects on the go!

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