Thursday, January 29, 2009

It's Taking Shape

As promised, here are pictures of the Market Tote so far:

I am using a coiled basket technique using crochet and a filler cord. In this case, the filler cord is more plastic bags.

I have never tried this technique before, so I did the easiest coiling method, which is circular. It looks amazingly like a raffia basket to me.

I love how the bottom looks. The white strand is my row marker. I will remove it once the basket is complete.

My coils are a bit uneven. As this is my first attempt, I'm not going to stress myself out about it too much.

It is much smaller than I thought it would turn out, so I am going to undo the top three coils and turn this into a basket. My next project will be an oval bottom Market Tote (which is what I wanted in the first place).


What-I-Found said...

I really like this look...and I agree it looks like raffia. I think it would be a wonderful fruit bowl/basket.
I'll be watching your progress,

Anonymous said...

I love it! I enjoyed the way you documented its creation.

Haveda said...

I really love the way this looks, I'd be interested to hear how to start the process of working the coil in.

Unknown said...

wow, I am gonna try one, too, this looks fantastic, love all your patterns, will this one be coming out soon!?

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