How to Crochet a Tiny Basket or Pencil Cup

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How to Crochet a Versatile Pencil Holder from Recycled Cans

Are you looking for a fun and easy crochet project that can be both practical and decorative?

This tutorial will guide you through the process of creating a versatile basket using recycled cans and your crochet skills.


  • A clean and dry can (such as a soup can)
  • Worsted weight yarn in the color of your choice
  • Crochet hook size G/4.0mm
  • Scissors
  • Tapestry needle


  1. Start by cleaning and drying your can thoroughly. Remove any label or sticky residue.
  2. With your chosen yarn and hook, make a slipknot and insert it into the can.
  3. Crochet single crochet stitches around the circumference of the can until you reach the desired height. You can choose to make it shorter or taller depending on your needs.
  4. Once you reach the desired height, finish off your last stitch and cut the yarn, leaving a long tail.
  5. Using the tapestry needle, weave the tail in and out of the stitches on the last row. Tie a knot to secure it in place.
  6. You can add a decorative touch by crocheting a few rounds of single crochet stitches in a contrasting color around the top of the basket.

That's it! You now have a cute and functional pencil holder or small basket that you can use to organize your desk or any other space in your home.

This project is also a great way to upcycle and give a second life to old cans that would otherwise end up in the trash.

You can experiment with different yarn colors and stitch patterns to create a unique and personalized look for your basket.

This simple tutorial is also great for beginners who are looking to improve their crochet skills!

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Enjoy This Video Tutorial About How to Crochet a Tiny Basket or Pencil Cup

Source: Crochet With Julie

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