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!
Would you like to learn to make a container like this yourself? A pattern with an amazingly detailed step-by-step photo tutorial is coming soon. Comment below and three lucky commenters will be randomly chosen on November 30, 2017 to receive a free copy of the pattern & tutorial PDF.
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 keep its shape.
Tapestry crochet inspired sides make the sides stand nice and upright, and the reinforcing edge adds a little chubbiness to the basket because it curls inwards just a little bit.
I adore this project and hope to have a pattern for you soon! Until then, have a look at what’s new in my shop and don’t forget to keep in touch on Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter, or right here by subscribing to the JaKiGu blog.
A sneak peek: a set of three stacking jute and cotton baskets.
Utilitarian base. Firm sides. Reinforced edge.
Natural fibres in a timeless colour combination.
So versatile. So practical. So simple.