Have you tried making this basket and found that the handles get in the way? That’s how I feel.
Then you could try the following version as it opens up the basket much wider, which I found was possible when I made some extra folds. It’s based on an origami creation by Kazukuni Endo [遠藤和邦]:
- With a piece of square, fold diagonally on each side to get the creases. Unfold.
- Bring 2 triangles to the centre.
- Fold in half, as shown.
- From the pointed end C, fold a triangle inwards, as shown. It shouldn’t align with the centre crease.
- Repeat step 5 on the opposite side.
- Turn over. Repeat steps 5-6 and ensure that the top + bottom triangles are aligned at where the arrows are pointing.
- Open up. Use a ruler to get that white dotted line.
- Fold in a triangle under the white dotted line.
- Bring fold #1 to the blue dotted line. Crease well. Unfold.
- Repeat step 10 for fold #2-4. As shown, newly added dotted lines represent the new creases formed. At this point, you might want to use different coloured pens to mark every crease line.
- Make 2 vertical creases indicated by the arrows.
- Turn over. Make creases from the underside more prominent on this current side.
- Then turn over. Identify line D.
14. Crease it.
15. Then bring the fold along D inwards, as shown.
16. Repeat steps 14-16 on 3 other sides. You’ll get a base with peaks A and B.
17. Spread open the triangles of A and B, then make 3 tiny folds forward.
18. Bring B over to A.
19. Hook B’s fold onto A’s.
20. Fold back the triangles beginning with B first.
21. Followed by A to complete the locking.
22-23. To make wider, bring the bottom part of the handle up to
where the arrows are pointing.