Jelly Caddy

Free Basket Patterns

1/2 Pint Size
Materials:

* 1/2" Flat reed (spokes)
* 1/4" Flat (weavers, both plain and color; lashing)
* Bale Handle Size: CSJJ
* #2 Round reed (twining)
* Seagrass (rim)

Base:

5 1/4" x 2 1/2"

Cut:

Three 16 1/2" spokes out of 1/2" Flat reed
Seven 14" spokes out of 1/2" Flat reed

Mark centers on rough side.  Lay out three 16 1/2" spokes horizontally.  Weave 14" center spoke vertically; add remaining spokes, three on each side.  True base to 5 1/4" x 2 1/2".

Twine twice around base with #2 Round reed.  Upset spokes and weave six rows of 1/4" Flat reed.  Twine three more rows of #2 Round reed using colored reed if desired.  Weave three more rows of 1/4" Flat reed.  Cut and tuck to the twining.  It is okay that you are only tucking under owne row of 1/4" Flat reed.
Rim:

Form an inside and outside rim of 1/2" Flat reed.  Place copper eyes centered above the long side of the basket.  Lay seagrass on top of wire and between walls of rim.  Lash rim with 1/4" Flat reed.  "X" the handles.

Turn basket bottom side up.  Cut small pieces of 1/4" Flat  reed to form a lattice across the bottom.  Tuck pieces diagonally going between the 1/2" spokes at the intersections so that the lattice work does not weave into the inside of the basket.

Attach wire bale handle with pliers.
1 Pint Size
Materials:

* 1/2" Flat reed (spokes)
* 1/4" Flat reed (weavers, both plain and color; lashing)
* 5/8" Flat dyed reed (weaver)
* Bale Handle Size: CLSJJ
* #2 Round reed (twining)
* Seagrass (rim)

Base:

6 1/2" x 3"

Cut:

Four 19 1/2" spokes out of 1/2" Flat reed
Seven 16" spokes out of 1/2" Flat reed

Mark centers of all spokes on the rought side.  Lay out four 19 1/2" spokes horizontally.  Weave 16" spoke over centers of horizontal spokes.  Add remaining six spokes, three on each side.  True base to 6 1/2" x 3".  Twine around once with #2 Round reed.  Upset stakes.  Weave up sides as follows:

Rows 1-4:
1/4" Flat plain
Row 5:
1/4" Flat dyed
Row 6:
5/8" Flat dyed
Row 7:
1/4" Flat dyed
Rows 8-13:
1/4" Flat plain

Rim:

Cut and tuck.  Form and inside and outside rim of 1/2" Flat reed.  Place copper eyes centered above the long side of the basket.  Lay seagrass on top of wire and between walls of rim.  Lash rim with 1/4" Flat reed.  "X" the handles.

Finish as in 1/2 pint Jelly Caddy.