Any-Size Square Container
An easy-to-make container with a square base which can be made in any width, height or number of colours, making it a good project for beginners or for using up yarn left over from other projects.
The container is worked in rounds from the base up and can be made with or without the handles.
This pattern uses both American and British crochet terms.
You will need:
Although you can use any yarn, for a robust container I recommend using a thick yarn (aran or thicker) in a non-stretchy fibre such as raffia, cotton or jute. I used Bobbiny 5mm recycled cotton cord in Black and Natural.
The smallest-sized crochet hook that you can comfortably use with your chosen yarn. The smaller your hook the denser your stitches will be and the better your container will hold its shape. I used an 8mm (US L/11) hook.
A tapestry needle if using yarn, or glue if using thick cord.