Often it is the overall aesthetics of a project that catches my eye, rather than that I’m mesmerized by the complexity of it.
See this photo I came across from Joanne at Craft Passion, whose maker crocheted a darling basket from rope and hemp twine. Looks sophisticated, but is easy enough.
There is a whole tutorial on her site, I noticed, but let me give you my 1,2,3 Quick Instructions.
How to Crochet a
1. Create a magic circle and in it crochet 5 to 7 dc in it, sl st to close the round.
2. For the next row, you will want to start crocheting around the rope. Loop at the pattern in the picture: you can see there is a crochet stitch, and then a space where you can see the rope. I’d translate this as doing a sc into each stitch in the round below and do ch 1 between each sc. Sl st. to close the round. Now you should have 2x as many stitches as in the first row.
Continue doing rounds like this till your basket is the desired width.
Note: you may need to add 2 or even 3 ch between each sc. to go around. Adjust as is needed.
2. To creates sides of the basket, don’t increase, but leave the total number of stitches the same. This means that you will want to do a sc into every other stitch in the row below, and close the round with a sl st.
3. To create a basket side that is slanted, as is shown here, add a few stitches to every round, at even intervals.
Cast off when your basket is large enough.
Personally I ADORE how she did the handles, which are great optional extras.
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Find many other crochet patterns as well as knitting patterns on this blog, including other baskets, storage bags, and other home decorating items and clothing.
Like this rustic, handmade look? Be sure to also check out this article on how to make your own hand-woven table rugs. You’ll love it!