Upcycled jersey for home projects

Have you worked with jersey yarn? It’s perfect for home crochet projects like this basket. I based my basket on a basic hat pattern and increased the round until it reached the width that I wanted. Once you have a circle the size you like you will start to decrease to make the flat piece curve upward.

Wool and the gang makes a nice upcycled jersey but many other brands have a version of it.

This basket is a floppy one. You can stiffen it up by working wire into the top row of stitches.. If I were making a tall basket or a basket for fruit display I definitely would use wire for structure.