Jute Baskets

Project Description

What are you most proud of? Rustic sturdy little stash baskets What advice would you give someone starting this project? I did not use a pattern, just made a few and experimented with the details that I liked, varying the shape and brim finishes. They are single crochet, the back basket has a row of slip stitch around the top. The other two have small branches bound onto the top. All are painted inside with a 50/50 mixture of white glue and water which makes them very stiff and durable. These are about 4" in diameter.

What you will need

  • Jute twine

Q&A with JeanieK

carihdc@gmail.com asked:
I love your baskets! great idea to use the branches around the top. I'm getting inspired!! THANKS!
JeanieK answered:
I used Willow branches which were quite pliable and easy to work with. But when dried they became brittle and are too fragile for much more than decorative use. Would be interesting to try a heavy reed grass, maybe more durable and give the same rustic look.