Christmas Drum Basket

Free Basket Patterns

Supplies:
1/2" Flat Reed (Stakes)
#2 Round Reed (Twining Base)
1/2" Flat Reed/Hunter Color (1st Row & Rims)
1/4" Flat Reed (Weavers)
1/4" Flat Reed/Wine Color (Weavers)
1/4" Flat/Oval (Under-Rim-Row)
#3 Seagrass (Rim Filler)
Cane Lasher
#2 Round Reed/Hunter Color (Detailing)
Stakes:
From 1/2" Flat Reed Cut 10 Stakes X 20" Each.

Base:
Starting With 5 Stakes Twine With #2 Round Reed Around Base.
Start Twining Approx. 1 1/2" From Center And Twine 6 Rows.
Add The Remaining 5 Stakes And Twine An Additional 5 More Rows Or UNTIL BASE MEASURES 6".
Upsett Stakes.

Sides: Over/Under Weave - Start/Stop Weave
Weave Sides Sraight Up.
1st Row: 1/2" Flat Reed/Hunter Color
2nd Row: 1/4" Flat Reed/Wine Color
3rd Row: 1/4" Flat Reed/Natural
4th Row: 1/4" Flat Reed/Wine Color
5th Row: 1/4" Flat Reed/Natural Color
6th Row: 1/4" Flat Reed/Wine Color
7th Row: 1/4" Flat Reed/Natural Color
8th Row: 1/4" Flat Reed/Wine Color
9th Row: 1/4" Flat Reed/Natural Color
10th Row: 1/4" Flat Reed/Wine Color
11th Row: 1/4" Flat Reed/Natural Color
12th Row: 1/4" Flat Reed/Wine Color
Under The Rim Row: 1/4" Flat/Oval Reed

Pack Tightly.
Cut And Tuck.
Add Inside & Outside Roms With 1/2" Flat Reed/Hunter Color/ Use #3 Seagrass For Rim Filler.

Double Lash With Cane. Start Your Lasher On A Stake That Is Over The Wine Color On The 12th Floor. Then Skip The Next Stake. You Will Lash Every Other Stake.

Detail The 1st Row Of 1/2" Flat Reed/Hunter Color With Fake Lashing. Be Sure To Fake Lash The Same Stakes You Lash On Your Rim.

Cut 10 Pieces Of #2 Round Reed/Hunter X 4" Each. Detail Drum With #2 Round Reed/Hunter. Tuck Ends Up Inside Rim And Behind Your 1st Row Of 1/2" Hunter. See Diagram Below.

Manicure Your Basket And Stain With Weaver's Stain. We Used Walnut To Give The Basket An Olde World Look.