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!
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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Here’s an update on what I have accomplished so far:
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.
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.
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.
But you’ll have to wait for an update on the sides a little longer!
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!