My name is Jennie and I am the designer and maker behind JMS.Handmade. If you are interested in following along on my maker/small business journey then you can find me on Instagram @jms.handmade.
I grew up being a pretty crafty child, but my transition into fiber arts didn’t happen until my boyfriend (now husband) showed me his knitting “skills”, and I use that term loosely, while we were dating. A few years later I received my grandma’s old knitting needles and crochet hooks and started to teach myself how to crochet via YouTube. I love the idea of filling my closet and my home with only staple items that I made with my own hands. I dream of living a minimalistic/simple life surrounded by nature, yarn, and coffee.
My decision to turn this craft into an online business was not an easy one to make. I am a relatively shy person by nature and being in the spot light in anyway usually brings along stress and anxiety. I started off by selling a couple of items to family and friends by request. It took a lot of courage for me to put myself and my business onto social media. To aim to connect with other makers, customers, and to promote my original creations was terrifying at first, but as I dove into the maker community I realized how welcoming and inspiring everyone was!
My designs are always leaning on the beginner friendly side. I love solid colours, simple stitches, and only creating items that I would love to wear or see in my own home. Jessica (The Hook Nook) was one of the first truly inspiring makers that I came across as I started off. Her maker style, her confidence, her character, and her deep love for God have definitely been a whisper of motivation to keep me chasing my dreams. Its so amazing to now be featured on her blog!
I hope you all love this new Basket Weave Basket pattern as much as I do! Making a basket with this stitch seemed almost too obvious, but I have actually never seen a pattern like this yet. Tiny baskets for your little plants and succulents are always perfect for spring and this pattern is so quick that I dare you to not accidently make a dozen!
- One ball (just under 170 yards or 100 grams) of Lion Brand Yarns Vanna’s Choice or a similar #4 medium weight yarn
- 5.5mm crochet hook
- Yarn needle
- Slip stitch
- Single crochet
- Half double crochet
- Double crochet
- Front post double crochet: yarn over, insert your hook from front to back and then back to front again (right to left) around the post underneath the next stitch, yarn over and pull through, there should be 3 loops on your hook, yarn over, pull through 2 loops, yarn over and pull through the last two loops
- Back post double crochet: yarn over and insert your hook from back to front and then from front to back again around the post underneath your next stitch, yarn over and pull through, there should be 3 loops on your hook, yarn over, pull through 2 loops, yarn over and pull through the last two loops.
- Written in US crochet terms
- Use two strands of yarn together
4” x 4” (single crochet)
Measurement: 3.5 inches in diameter, 3.5 inches tall (from top of handle to bottom of basket)
Step 1: Chain 4
Step 2: Slip stitch into first chain made, chain 1.
Step 3: 8 half double crochets into the centre of the chain circle (8)
Step 4: Slip stitch into the first half double crochet
Step 5: Chain 1
Step 6: 2 half double crochets in each stitch around (16)
Step 7: Slip stitch into the first half double crochet
Step 8: Chain 1
Step 9: *2 half double crochets into the first stich, 1 half double crochet into the next stitch, repeat from * until the last stitch (24)
Step 10: Chain 1
Step 11: *2 half double crochets into the first stitch, 1 half double crochet into the next 2 stitches, repeat from * until the last stitch (32)
Step 12: Chain 2
Step 13: 1 double crochet in each stitch around (32)
Step 14: Slip stich into the first double crochet
Step 15: Chain 2
Step 16: *4 front post double crochets into the next 4 stitches, 4 back post double crochets into the next 4 stitches, repeat from * until the last stitch, ending with 4 back post double crochets
Step 17: Slip stitch into the first front post double crochet
Step 18: Chain 2
Step 19: Repeat Step 16 and Step 17
Step 20: Chain 2
Step 21: *4 back post double crochets into the next 4 stitches, 4 front post double crochets into the next 4 stitches, repeat from * ending with 4 front post double crochets
Step 22: Slip stitch into the first back post double crochet
Step 23: Chain 2
Step 24: Repeat Step 21 and Step 22
Step 25: Chain 2
Step 26: Repeat Step 16 and Step 17 two more times
Step 27: Chain 1 (turn your work so that you are now crocheting in the opposite direction and your hook is mostly on the outside of the basket)
Step 28: Chain 1
Step 29: Single crochet into the next 8 stiches (make sure to skip over the previous slip stitch), chain 8, skip 4 stitches, single crochet into the next 12 stitches, chain 8, skip 4 stitches, single crochet into the next 4 stitches
Step 30: Slip stitch to the first single crochet
Step 31: Chain 1
Step 32: Single crochet in the next 8 stitches, single crochet 7 times around the chains, single crochet in the next 12 stitches, single crochet 7 times around the chains, single crochet in the next 4 stitches
Step 33: Slip stitch into the first single crochet
Step 34: Chain 1
Step 35: Slip stitch into each stitch around (38)
Step 36: Slip stitch underneath the beginning slip stitch, bind off, and weave in all of the ends.
I hope that you enjoyed The Basket Weave Basket pattern and I can’t wait to see all of your creations. If you would like to check out my other designs you can find them in my Etsy Shop here or on Ravelry here.
Thanks so much, Jessica, for allowing me to be a small part of your blog! I always appreciate everyone’s support of my business journey and I can’t wait to see what the future holds for JMS!