* crochet desk box

Posted on February 15th, 2004 by maitreya. Filed under Crochet, Projects with Instructions.

I’ve been planning to make the crochet kitchen string boxes from Erika Knight’s Simple Crochet (see my review) to hold my mail. I got a couple of balls of Ace cotton Wrapping Twine ($3/510 feet!) at the hardware store, and I already had a trusty H hook. I also got some pretty wool for the edging in the sale bin at the LYS the other day. Before jumping into the big one for the mail, I thought I’d make a test one to hold my keys. All you do is make 5 panels in single crochet, 4 for the sides and then a bottom to fit. Stitch them together along the edges. Finally, add a single crochet edging around the top, one row in the twine and another row in a decorative yarn. I think the smaller ones are a bit harder to shape since all the little rectangles are a bit mishapen, but I’m pretty happy with it. If I make another little one, I’ll make it round, but now it’s full speed ahead on the mailbox.


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