Nautical Basket by Rebecca Langford

Nautical Basket

August 2018
Bulky (7 wpi) ?
With your larger hook, your first 8 rounds should measure 3.75" wide.
5.0 mm (H)
4.25 mm (G)
500 - 550 yards (457 - 503 m)
Large (8"x9") and Small (5.5"x6")
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This pattern is available for free.

If you love nautical decor as much as I do, you’ll love making these super easy baskets that look like something out of a catalog. If you haven’t done grommets or eyelets on a crochet project before, don’t run away. I promise it’s easy-peasy. And you can’t beat the professional finishing touch they give to these baskets!

I make my baskets a little different than the traditional way. I’ve made baskets before and never found them enjoyable because they required such tiny hooks to get the thick yarn nice and stiff, and even then, they weren’t that stiff. And my hands always ached. So, for my baskets, I use a double-layer method that relies on plastic canvas to get them really stiff and sturdy. It requires a little extra time, but a whole lot less wrist pain!