I have a big basket of fabric scraps...it's actually about ready to bust it's so full so I decided I needed to do something with some of it. So first I grabbed some of my recently added fabrics and ripped them into 1/4" to 1/2" strips. (I wasn't very precise.) I then sewed together each of the strips randomly with a little zig zag stitch on my sewing machine until I had some fabric scrap "yarn". (Once again, it wasn't precise...I just quickly did it not caring what it looked like.)
While this photo shows the original cute ball of almost softball-sized "yarn" I made, I ended up having to make about twice as much for this project.
I then searched ravelry for a tutorial to get me started. (Most of the time when I crochet from a tutorial I just use it to get me started, or give me an idea and then I tweek it to make it work for whatever I'm doing.) I found this nesting basket tutorial and decided to use the pattern for the medium sized basket with a few tweaks to it (see below).
So I made a few changes to the instructions...I did half double crochet (hdc) stitches instead of single crochet (sc) and I didn't do the last 4 rows since I liked how tall it was without them. (hdc stitches are taller then sc stitches.)
This basket ended up measuring 7" x 2". Which was perfect for me. I will admit that it was much harder to crochet fabric then yarn....maybe it was because it was ripped or maybe too thick??? It definitely took some effort! But it was a quick project and I think I like how it turned out...I'm not 100% sure yet LOL. But hey, I used some scraps so I can't really complain too much. ;)
What do you do with your fabric scraps??? Please post you links in the comment section!