DIY Yarn Basket

Posted by Meghan Quinones

The first time I used a round loom was back in 2013 when I made a small child's hat. The loom I used was actually part of a kit for kids. I remembered how easy the loom was to use back then, so I decided this time around to make something completely unexpected. So...I figured I would try to somehow make my woven yarn craft into an actual basket!

When I was finished adding stitches to my loom (making what initially looked like a hat) I noticed the top was curling down. I put my yarn on my table with the curled part on top and thought it actually looked like a container. In order to make my basket sturdy, I soaked it in some good old Mod Podge. The Mod Podge made it nice and firm. If you want, you could add more stitches to your basket to make it taller, or less stitches to make it smaller. Just think how cute three of these baskets clustered together would be?!

What color would you make your basket?

Here's what you need:

  • Yarn
  • Boye Loom Set 5.5" Round Small (comes with pick and needle)
  • Mod Podge
  • Container
  • Scissors
  • Balloon

Step 1: Begin wrapping your yarn around your loom (See full instructions here).

Step 2: You will stop wrapping your loom once you have 25 stitches. To see how to finish the end of your yarn, click here.

Step 3: Pour a generous amount of Mod Podge into your container. Put your yarn in the Mod Podge and cover it. You will want to give it a squeeze to ensure the yarn is saturated with glue.

Step 4: Blow up your balloon, making sure it is not too big (you should be able to tell how large to make it based on the size of your basket). Put your balloon inside your basket. I rolled the top of my basket down (it should roll down a bit on its own). Then, let your glue dry. Once your glue is dry, pop your balloon and enjoy your new basket!