pattern preview: stacking crochet baskets with handles

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…

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…

work in progress: coiled crochet basket

I am so in love with the basket I am working on right now – I just had to share a snapshot with you! Worked similarly as traditional coiled baskets, this one is crocheted with cotton and contrast acrylic over jute coil. What an amazing structural strength that jute lends to this basket! If I described my round and…

work in progress – an update

Oh, moving. Four weeks ago, I moved for the seventeenth time in less than 15 years; and I am not even in the military. My husband and I chose this nomadic life, and enjoyed every aspect and every moment of it. But, we were ready to settle down. And so this time, we moved our little…

work in progress: jute and cotton crochet basket

My obsession with jute and cotton continues. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder – and to my eye, (almost) anything made with soft brown jute and creamy ecru cotton looks stunning. This basket is a true yin and yang creation. ********** UPDATE And the pattern for this lovely basket (three, actually – it’s…

work in progress: polka dot basket

A new idea popped up in my mind. A lovely idea. I started working on a cute crochet basket speckled with polka dots. Polka dots are made of bobbles in a contrast colour. Bobbles are nice and fluffy both on the outside and on the inside. Basket base is quite stiff and helps the basket…

crochet pattern: round jute and cotton stacking baskets, and more

Round jute and cotton stacking baskets. The long-awaited pattern has arrived! The twenty-page PDF file contains detailed instructions, illustrative photos, helpful tips, photo tutorials, and a summary of crochet skills needed for this project. Get it on jakigu.com or on Etsy. I really enjoy working with jute and figuring out how it could best work for…