BASKET WEAVING PATTERN
by: Jennifer Rhodes
Dimensions: 6" diameter x
basket is made mostly with scraps from the
scrap bin, hence the name.
This is a great way to use up small
dyed scraps and 3/8” flat scraps.
Use whatever colors you have. You can vary
the weaving with dyed 11/64 if you prefer.
Change the look with a different handle.
Weaves up quickly and is fun to do.
slotted round base
¼” flat or flat oval dyed (spokes)
½” flat dyed (rim)
3/8” flat (spokes and false rim)
11/64” flat or flat oval (weavers
#2 round reed natural (weave and chase)
Wire bean pot handle 5x4
materials before using;
soak dyed materials separately
Cut 8 spokes 10” from 3/8 flat reed.
z Cut 16 spokes 10” from ¼ Flat or
z Find bad side of reed and mark end
Insert 3/8 flat spokes, bad side up
splitting up the base into quarters.
Insert remaining 3/8 spokes in the
middle of each quarter.
Insert two ¼ spokes in between each
z Weave and chase three rows.
Split one of the 3/8 stakes down the middle
until you reach the weave and chasing.
Taper a long piece of 11/64 flat or flat
oval and insert it between the split 3/8
spoke and begin
weaving over/under gently bringing up the
You will be weaving continuously
Weave about 34 rows.
Tapering the end of the last weaver
and ending in the same place
where you began.
Weave one row of start/stop weaving with
3/8” flat reed as your false rim row.
Cut your inside spokes and
tuck the outside spokes under two rows of
Insert your “ears” for the wire handle.
Rim with ½ flat dyed reed.
(I used scraps for these pieces also
so the inside and outside pieces are two
Insert seagrass and lash with 11/64 flat
Slip wire handle through “ears”.