I used this tutorial to start off my basket, but her basket ended up being small and short. That posed two problems:
1. How did I continue?
2. How did I keep it upright?
I wasn't using a strong yarn, so my basket was becoming floppier as I crocheted. That led me to heavily improvise and begin to pinch the corners on every other row. I honestly had no idea what I was doing, but I kept at it and eventually I had a suitable height. That's when my second problem decided to make another appearance. Sure it was now upright, but it was falling open to the sides like an open bean sack. I did some research and I found a video tutorial on a Japanese drawstring bag. I couldn't understand a word she said, but I got the gist of what she was doing and followed her steps. A few minutes later, my bag was now secure and standing upright like I originally planned!
I've been working on a few crochet flowers this week, but I'm saving those for next week's post. :] They're wonderful practice, although I have no idea what I'm going to use them for! See you all then!