I LOVE the muted colors of this would-be tote. What turned out to be a basket was once a beach tote, in my mind anyway. The basket is made out of 2 different, but coordinating skeins of yarn that was hand-dyed by my pal Jennifer at Desert Garden Farms and was given to me in a swap by an online Ravelry buddy.
The crochet design was made up on the fly and consisted of an ample bottom gusset. The sides were worked in joined rounds...no seaming at all for this project. I folded down the rim while the basket was drying for looks and in order to reinforce & neaten up the top edge of the basket.