work in progress: coiled crochet vessel

This adorably shapely crochet bowl meets all the requirements I focus on when designing a crochet container: it is made with durable natural materials, it feels sturdy and substantial; and it can be used for a variety of purposes.

Its current role as a planter cover is to hide an unsightly container in which my new pothos clipping is growing new roots. But previously, it served me wonderfully as a counter-top fruit basket. My husband has the smaller one on his desk as a catchall. And just ask my 4-year-old son and he’ll tell you how many rocks from his little rock collection can fit in, or how well it sits on his head as a helmet!

Round Crochet Bowl in Jute

Jute and Cotton Crochet Bowl

In the meantime, I invite you to have a look at the other crochet baskets I have designed, either in my online store, or in my Etsy shop.

Coiled Crochet Basket - Jute Bowl

6 Comments Add yours

  1. Becky S. says:

    I purchased your pattern for the square and round stacking baskets, but just couldn’t work with the jute. Any suggestion for the type(s) of yarn to work with that would give comparable results? Thanks

    1. Jana says:

      Hi, Becky. I remember our Etsy conversation 🙂 Based on reports by a few customers who successfully replaced 2 strands of jute with 1 strand of t-shirt yarn, I am looking into t-shirt yarn as a possible substitute. I’ll keep you posted. I would love to find a gentler alternative for those who find jute too rough (even though I love working with it, and will continue to develop patterns using this versatile and budget-friendly natural fiber). Even though in theory it sounds promising, I already suspect the finished basket may not be as sturdy when crocheted with t-shirt yarn simply because t-shirt yarn has much more stretch to it than jute, and is also way softer and pliable. But that’s precisely what makes it a dream to work with! It may be a compromise you might be willing to make. Softer material, softer basket 😉

  2. jen s says:

    Love it! I’m always on the lookout for new designs.

  3. Pamela says:

    I really love these jute baskets would love to make some for my daughters for Christmas. It will be the first time my family will be all together for Christmas in 4 years and they love mummy things in their Christmas presents.

  4. Anne Alcorn says:

    I love this idea. I am envisioning so many different sizes and uses.

  5. Patty Gainyo says:

    I have made jute baskets in the past that just didn’t maintain their shape. I would like to try your pattern!

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