BASKET WEAVING PATTERN
by: Jennifer Rhodes
Dimensions: 4 1/2" diameter x
is a fun take on the wine tote designs. It
is a very natural looking basket that makes
a great gift.
Continually Seagrass Wine Tote
reed (base twining
3/8” flat (stakes and rim row)
1/2” flat oval (rim)
3/16” flat oval (weavers and lashing)
#00 or #0 seagrass (weavers)
3” round base
15” leather handle
materials before using;
soak dyed materials separately
Cut 16 stakes 12” from
3/8” flat reed.
Find bad side of reed and mark
the bad side on the end of stake.
Insert 16 stakes into the
groove of the base – the first four
breaking up the base in quarters and then
three stakes in between each quarter.
· Weave and chase two rows
tightly around the base with #2 Round reed.
Weave the following:
a piece of 3/16FO for five or six
Begin by insert the 3/16 behind a
stake and weave over/under until you get
back to where you began.
take the #0 seagrass and beginning one
stake over to the right of where you
started the 3/16 weaver, weave
over/under until you arrive back where
you stopped with the 3/16FO.
Pick up the 3/16FO and continue
weaving and chasing in this manner for a
total of 58 rows.
As you weave you might want to
use a wine bottle as a guide.
This basket should go up pretty
straight and not flare too much.
Watch your spacing between the
your weavers in the same location you
began them on the bottom.
Taper the 3/16FO the same 5 or 6
one row of 3/8 flat reed – this is
your rim row.
your insides spokes flush with the top
row of weaving and tuck the outside
spokes under a couple of rows of weaving
on the inside.
Rim with ½ flat oval.
Slip your leather handle onto the
outside rim piece and line up on two
stakes across from each other.
seagrass and lash with 3/16 flat oval or
When you “x” lash your handle
make the “x” go through your handle
instead of over the leather.
It makes for a cleaner look.
Stain, finish and sign
All materials needed
for this basket are available from www.basketweavingsupplies.com