Meilssas Basket Pattern

Size: 13" x 10" (base) Height: 15"

Melissa's Basket Pattern

Beth Hester
Please print this FREE pattern and share with your friends.

Originally made for Michael Sims' niece, Melissa, in December 1999, this popular basket is generously sized and easy to make. It's a great beginner project.

Tools needed: Scissors or Shears, Pencil, Chip Carving Knife or Hand Plane, Clothespins (spring type), Container to hold water, Measuring Tape, Basketry Packing Tool or Bone Folder, Plastic Twist Ties or Cable Ties, Spray bottle for water.

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Calculate Supplies for 1 to 20 Mellisa Baskets with the Basket Supply Calculator. The Supply List gives you the least expensive way to purchase the supplies for your quantity of baskets. View on-line or print to your printer.

Materials / Supplies

Description Item Add to Cart
80 ft. - 3/4" Flat Reed - Stakes and Weavers Item 1034P Add*
50 ft. - 5/8" Flat Reed - Weavers Item 1058P Add*
20 ft. - Dyed 1/4" Burgundy - Weavers Item BU14F Add
5 ft. - Dyed 1/2" Flat Reed Navy Blue - Weaver Item NB12F Add
20 ft. - 3/8" Flat Reed - Weaver and Filler Item 1038F Add
1 ea - 12" Notched Handle - Handle Item 6730E Add
10 ft. - 1/2" Flat Oval Reed - Rims Item 3312F Add
5 ft. - #7 Round Reed - Rim Filler Item 2070F Add
24 ft. - 1/4" Flat Reed - Lashing Item 1014F Add

*This item has been rounded to 1 pound / coil because it is less expensive to purchase 1 pound than to purchase the foot quantity.

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