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work in progress: jute squares

Wow! There has been so much unexpected, yet greatly appreciated interest in my last crochet pattern – the Round Jute and Cotton Stacking Baskets. Thank you!

Stacking Baskets Crochet Pattern Designed by JaKiGu

I’d be lying if I said I hadn’t thought about expanding my jute and cotton series and creating these baskets in other shapes – but it was never a number one priority for me.

But since so many asked about a pattern for square or rectangular baskets, I decided to answer your call. I have been diligently working on a new pattern – a pattern for a trio of stackable, square jute and cotton baskets.

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UPDATE

The pattern for square jute and cotton stacking baskets is ready! It is available via EtsyCraftsy, or Ravelry.

These square stacking baskets match perfectly my round jute and cotton stacking baskets. And now, both patterns are available in a bundle on Etsy at a 25% discount!JaKiGu Crochet Pattern Bundle

And, as a reader of JaKiGu blog, you can get the already discounted bundle for less! Use coupon code BLOGDVEZA9 at Etsy checkout for a total of 43.75% OFF! It’s a “buy one and get one for a dollar” kind of deal 😉

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Here’s an update on what I have accomplished so far:

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I admit, the process is slow. The bottom is a simple square – it’s the sides that require a whole new approach, and a ton of research and work.
Jute Square Crochet Basket Pattern by JaKiGu

There aren’t many existing techniques which would create sharp edges while working in the round. Perhaps there is none. At least I haven’t found it. And I want these baskets to be worked in the round, not only because I want to maintain a uniform look throughout the series, but also because I want to avoid the need to sew the sides together.

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I’ve been experimenting and experimenting, and then experimenting some more. And I am pretty sure I have created a unique way to crochet beautiful, sharp right corners while working in the round.

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But you’ll have to wait for an update on the sides a little longer!

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In the meantime – if you haven’t yet – you can get the pattern for the round baskets in my Etsy shop. It has been receiving rave reviews. It is, after all, more of an instructional booklet than a simple pattern, with 20 pages of tutorials, wonderful photos, tips and suggestions.

Start working on your own collection of these wonderfully minimalist yet visually stunning jute and cotton baskets!

 

15 thoughts on “work in progress: jute squares

  1. So easy to see why you have had such a good reaction, they are beautiful. I added them to my project list the first time I saw them.

  2. What a beautiful design start to the square baskets. Can’t wait to see the finished product!

  3. I love the baskets you have made. I would like to purchase the pattern.

  4. Please, please, please put me on the list! I have ro learn to crochet but i will learn just to make your patterns. Rhey are exactly what i have been wanting ro add to my cottage decor.

  5. I just came across the original baskets and I can’t wait for these to be available. What a perfectly functional and beautiful way to organize toys, craft supplies, etc. Headed out today to buy supplies for the first ones.

  6. […] my initial excitement due to some smaller samples I’d made, it has been a long and trying journey, and I […]

  7. Stunning…..I bought the pattern straight away! I would love the square basket option as well!

  8. I just purchased your pattern for the round nesting baskets and love it! I would love to know when the pattern for the square baskets is available.

  9. Just bought the supplies for the round baskets! I love the jute/cotton combination. Please send me the coupon for the square baskets when the pattern is available.

  10. I love your baskets and would love to have the pattern for the square ones! Thank you!

  11. I would love to buy your pattern for the square baskets. Doesn’t look like it’s available yet. Please let me know when it is and I’d greatly appreciate the discount,too. All your your baskets are beautiful!

  12. Love, Love, Love the square baskets! Please let me know when your pattern is available. Thank you!

  13. The round baskets are beautiful and I can’t wait to purchase the finished square pattern! Please add me to the list so that I can buy it when it’s available. I would also love to see a rectangular version someday 😄

  14. I would love to buy both the round and rectangle baskets patterns. You have created exactly the look I want for plastic toy basket replacement and I want to make them yesterday!! 😉

    1. I tried to email you the coupon code, Keri, but it got returned (it was most likely misspelled). Please, send me a message to jakigumail AT gmail DOT com or get in touch either here, via my Etsy shop, Facebook. I really want you to have the coupon code!

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