I love fruit! I love it so much that I thought I would use the fabric strips I picked up at Resource Rescue to make some nests for my fruit bowl. I used a giant tunisian hook (about 11.5mm) and the bright orange and turquoise t-shirt fabric strips for these bowls. My first attempt left the nest with a friend about 2 hours after being finished. Then I made another orange one and an orange and blue one. Forgive my crochet language below - please get in touch if you require an interpreter… I am still very much learning this lingo!
The technique was pretty simple. Start with a slip knot and crochet a chain of about 7, connect the chain into a ring and treble crochet into the ring about 7 or 8 times. Next round is increasing so treble crochet twice into each gap of the first round, connect round and do the same for the third round. Then to make the walls of the bowl, double crochet once into the gaps of the 3rd round and continue doing this until the wall is the desired height for your desirable fruit. I finish with a single round of double crochet and then tie in and sew in all ends.
It is very deceptive, but you do need quite a lot of the fabric strips so if you are cutting up a t-shirt or heading to Resource Rescue make sure you get yourself a goodly pile - you can never have too much of this stuff. Any small lengths can be used for staking plants in your garden!
x Miss G