Let me introduce you to the newest crochet pattern available here at jakigu.com and in my Etsy shop. This is the second pattern in the Coiled Crochet Series. As I wrote before, coiled crochet is my absolutely favorite technique to make crocheted baskets. If you don’t know the first thing about coiled crochet, then this pattern would be a great place to start. You’ll learn the basics – all the while making a set of pretty awesome baskets.
When I shared some work-in-progress pictures based on this pattern on a popular Facebook crochet group a couple of months ago, the interest was overwhelming. My fellow crocheters appreciated the same attributes of these crochet baskets as I did. They are colorful, quick and easy to make, practical, durable, sturdy – and they have handles!
Depending on final edits, the pattern will be around 86 pages long. In addition to patterns for 3 different basket sizes, it features more than 100 crisp, step-by-step pictures and a treasure trough of tips and tricks. I know. It’s a book!
Quite honestly, I’ve struggled with the length quite a bit. On one hand, I feared it was too long for casually printing out a copy. On the other hand, I wanted to create a genuine step-by-step guide. The number of photographs, therefore, was non-negotiable. I considered squishing 8 photos onto a single page. Unfortunately, at that size, they lost much of the detail that makes them so wonderfully helpful!
For now, my solution is simple. Each purchase will include the complete pattern booklet as well as a PDF containing the pattern only for quick and easy printing. You can use the guide in its digital form either on a tablet or a smart phone as a visual reference whenever you need – without having to print it at all.
What do you think? Would you be interested in making these baskets? What are your thoughts on the booklet’s length?
Comment below, and I will send you a 50% off coupon!