Can you starch a project to make it stiffer?
I'll link to the pattern (it's a FREE one!) I'm working on. It's an adorable and very simple basket, single crocheted in a spiral. On the Chickpea blog she mentions having made at least one of them in kitchen cotton, which is what I'm using (that sugar n' cream stuff). Well I'm about halfway up the sides of my basket and the thing is very floppy. By the time I'm done I'm not sure it will stand up straight and I've crocheted it pretty tightly. I was wondering if I could wash it with starch or something to make it a little stiffer. I really love the basket in the picture on the pattern. I'm also thinking of making another one in wool and then felting it (I'd make it bigger before felting, of course). So has anyone starched a finished project to make it stiff? I don't think I've EVER used starch for anything. But I have some left over from making some of that gloppy slime stuff from a science book with my kids...unless starch goes bad, LOL! It's been a while.
Robin the floppy basket maker
Here is a link that might be useful: CUTE basket pattern