Large Rotund Pack Basket PATTERN 15"x8"x17"

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Large Rotund Pack Basket Pattern by EBaskets
15" by 8" by 17"

This XL Pack Basket is a rotund trail partner! The circumference at the base is 47 inches and the circumference of the mouth is 37 inches.

***SEE PHOTO***I used a 15.5” length x 9.5” width x 6.5” height plastic storage tub on its side in the bottom of the basket to keep it nice and rounded. Take it out once you are weaving above the tub. When I get to the to the 37” circumference I add one of those small $1 laundry-style storage baskets from the Dollar Tree to keep it consistent until I weave the last row. As I’m weaving around the 37 inch rows, I keep pulling up the plastic basket so I just keep weaving around the top inch or two of it.
YOU CAN SUBSTITUTE OTHER HOUSEHOLD ITEMS TOO! I often use boxes, tupperware containers, random storage containers, etc... as long as there is something inside to keep you from pulling too tightly!
Of course you don’t have to any molds, but it might be more difficult to keep the circumference consistent with the pattern. It will still turn out to be a beautiful basket as long as you don’t pull the staves too tightly together!***

Check your strap lengths if you're making it for a particular person. You can always make them longer or shorter if desired, or add adjustable buckles.

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FYI this is only a PDF file and photos, not a completed basket!