Here is a photo showing the crocheted box shape before the edges have been whipstitched. You can see that it is shaped like a wide plus sign, with a granny square in the middle. Imagine if the sides were all folded upwards, and then sewn together. Once the edges have been whipstitched, this shape will become a box.
This photo is part of an image gallery featuring pictures of box-shaped crochet projects. The image gallery includes photos of finished projects plus work-in-progress shots showing detailed images of how to crochet the box pattern. The finished boxes can be dressed up and embellished in a variety of ways. You are invited to browse the photo gallery to find free project ideas and instructions for using the pattern.