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Bolga Basket pattern

  • Bolga Basket pattern

This crocheted basket is made entirely from wool working the stitches tightly and wrapping around a resting yarn when working the sides to give added strength and rigidity. The basic shape was inspired by woven Bolga baskets made in Northern Ghana and available from

A colourwork pattern is given, though this may be simplified by choosing a single colour for more than one pattern colour if preferred.

This basket is made using super chunky or equivalent. This can be achieved by using multiple strands of other weight yarns as a single yarn, again with up to ten shades, for example:
• 2 strands aran weight, or
• 3 strands dk weight, or
• 1 strand aran with 3 strands 4 ply, or
• 6 strands 4 ply.

Approx 350-400g British breed wool in a variety of breeds and/or shades.

Also needed:
5.5 mm crochet hook
4 stitch markers or safety pins

Approximate finished size:
Working with two strands of aran weight wool together, the finished size of the basket is 24 cm diameter, 15 cm tall.

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