A faux leather paper basket with a crocheted raffia paper yarn edge
Make a faux leather paper basket with crocheted edge from raffia paper yarn. Use a screw punch for making the holes along the edge for crocheting.
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Print and cut out the template which is available as a separate PDF file on this page. The template consists of one of the basket sides as well as a hole template for the crocheting holes.
Cut an approx. 35 x 35 cm piece of faux leather paper. Iron the faux leather paper with a damp tea towel placed on top to smooth it out with an iron on middle setting. Copy the template onto faux leather paper using a pencil. Place the template edge to edge four times as shown in the photo and cut out.
Score the folding lines with a bone folder.
Rub out the pencil lines from the bottom of the basket.
Score he folding lines in the base of the basket using the bone folder.
Fold all the edges with the folds face out as shown in the photo.
Cut the hole template from faux leather paper and make 10 holes with a screw punch.
Place the template along the top edge of the basket and make holes with a screw punch all the way around.
Use the triangular hole template to make the holes for the folds. Make 5 holes with a screw punch.
Place the template along the edge of the folds and make 5 holes along the folds as shown in the photo.
Divide the raffia paper yarn in half before sewing. You will need approx. 25 cm raffia paper yarn for sewing each corner.
Thread a piece of raffia paper yarn onto a yarn needle and start sewing from the inside through the first hole.
Sew through the next hole and then through the second hole from the top on the other side.
Sew the folds together in every other hole.
Sew back through every other hole finishing in the first hole.
Finish with a knot.
Feed raffia paper yarn though one of the holes along the top edge of the basket. Use a No. 3 crochet hook.
Crochet all the way along the top edge using edging stitches.
Finish by pulling the paper raffia through the last two stitches.
Finish with a knot.