DIY Jute Easter Basket

DIY Jute Easter Basket @themerrythoughtWe’re excited to have Lynn joining us today to share this sweet DIY basket! We’re big fans of jute & leather projects and love how she incorporated them for this simple yet gorgeous Easter basket.

Hi! I’m Lynn, I’m new here to The Merrythought and you can read more about me below. I’m all about simplicity and versatility, so with Easter rapidly approaching I decided to make a basket that I’d want to use all year long. The result was a success and I’m already scheming about what I’m going to fill it with next! I’ve been dreaming of summer lately, so I’m envisioning using this basket for clothespins when I’m hanging laundry on the line.DIY Jute Easter Basket @themerrythoughtDIY Jute Easter Basket @themerrythoughtDIY Jute Easter Basket

What you need:
-12mm Crochet Hook
-Jute (I used 2 135’ rolls of 4 ply)
-Removable Stitch Marker
-Leather (I used a 26” x 1.5” strip)
-Snaps
-Snap Setter

How to make it:
-Crochet 6 single crochet (sc) into magic circle. (6)
-The bottom of the basket is crocheted in a spiral. Place stitch marker in the first stitch of the round and move it up every time you complete a round.
-Round 1: 2 sc into each stitch. (12)
-Round 2: **1 sc, 2 sc into next stitch.** Repeat ** to the end of the round. (18)
-Round 3: **2 sc, 2 sc into next stitch.** Repeat ** to the end of the round. (24)
-Round 4: **3 sc, 2 sc into next stitch.** Repeat ** to the end of the round. (30)
-Round 5: **4 sc, 2 sc into next stitch.** Repeat ** to the end of the round. (36)
-Round 6: slip stitch into 1st stitch of round, chain 1, in same stitch sc through back loop only, 35 sc through back loop only. (36)
-Round 7: slip stitch into 1st stitch of round, chain 1, in same stitch sc, 35 sc. (36)
-Repeat round 7 2 more times.
-Round 10: slip stitch into 1st stitch of round, chain 1, in same stitch sc, 7 sc, chain 2, skip next 2 stitches, 16 sc, chain 2, skip next 2 stitches, 8 sc. (36)
-Repeat round 7 once more. (36)
-Finish with a slip stitch into first stitch of the round, weave in ends. Slide leather strap through holes in sides of basket and mark where to place snaps. Place snaps with snap setter.DIY Jute Easter Basket @themerrythoughtDIY Jute Basket @themerrythought
xo. Lynn



LynnBioLynn Brennan :: Originally from Caitlin & Manda’s neck of the woods, I now live in Vermont in an off-the-grid cabin with my husband and our Alaskan Husky.  I’m a farm girl born and raised – my upbringing instilled in me a strong value for labor (both manual and artistic), frugality, and simplicity.  I teach Calculus at a progressive education high school, where I also coach the Cross Country Team & lead the outdoor program.  In my free time I love exploring the mountains of the Northeast & Northwest.  When indoors, I can be found knitting, crocheting, & sewing. Find Lynn on Instagram: @ramble_lynn

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