I made another little rustic jute basket, much along the lines of my previous one. It seems perfect as a nest for my kids’ dinosaur collection.
It was meant to be oval but sort of came out round anyway – I guess I didn’t make the base chain long enough.
As much as I love the rustic look of jute baskets (and the fact that the material is inexpensive – I picked the roll up at the hardware store for about $2), I think I won’t be making another one anytime soon, as working with it is pretty heavy on the hands. Jute chafs the fingers, and I had to really pull on the thread to make the loops – no smooth gliding yarn action here!
I made the top row in a double strand of leftover coarse yarn of unknown origin. 😉
I hope you are all enjoying a happy and crafty summer.