I accepted another challenge – this time to crochet with a smaller hook into the back loop – which produced a fourth basket (below front center).
The cat does not slant on the basket crocheted by yarning under (left below), but slants slightly when tapestry crocheted yarning over with a smaller hook. The motifs do not slant as much as they do in the largest basket (above far left) that was crocheted yarning over with a size 1 steel hook, so the smaller stitch lessened the slant – but did not eliminate it.
I don’t understand how other back loop tapestry crocheters are able achieve vertical motifs while yarning over. Mysteries never cease. I hope someone out there in cyberland can enlighten me – but please – no more challenges for now!