I have been wanting to try crocheting with fabric for ages, especially with jelly rolls and 2 1/2" strips as I seem to have quite a collection of them and a big tub full of scraps.
The main reason it has taken me this long to try using jelly rolls for crochet was joining them. I really didn't want lots of big knots, but last week I found this tutorial. A brilliant way of joining fabric!
Before I joined them I cut each strip in half until about an inch before the end so all the fabric was about 1 1/4" wide, then I joined them and rolled it all into a ball. Using an 10mm hook I followed this rag rug tutorial as a starting point and when the base was wide enough I stopped increasing and started the sides. I used 37 strips to make this basket. When I finished I turned it inside out as I think it has a better shape.