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Friday, February 1, 2013


The Long Awaited Larger Basket!






So many of you have been so patient.  Well no more patience required.  I was a little overwhelmed at the response I received from my first postings.  Thanks to allfreecrochet.com for posting my patterns!
Unfortunately, I didn't realize that some folks would be requesting more or would even look at my blog to begin with!  Many, many thanks to all who downloaded my pattern and left such wonderful comments.  I promise to be more vigilant with my postings!


Pattern writing is new to me.  I have always been able to "whip something up" as I needed or wanted it, but I had never attempted to write it down.  I sincerely hope that there were nor will there be any problems reading the patterns I share, but if there are, please let me know and I will make corrections!!!

Well, on to the pattern for the larger basket.


The first basket I posted was small and a little more colorful than the larger one, but feel free to make any color changes or combinations as you like.  I worked the larger basket with 4 strands of worsted weight yarn held together, so the sky's the limit with color.


There really isn't any guage, but the approximate dimensions of the larger basket, let's call it the seaside basket because of the color, are 11 inches wide by 6 inches tall.  Changing the number of strands of yarn, the weight of the yarn or the hook size will change the dimension of your basket. 

SEASIDE BASKET


Materials:

4 strands of worsted weight yarn (I used cotton, but acrylic will also work)
Size P crochet hook.

Bottom:

Begin with ch 4 (I found this too big to use the magic loop) and sl st in 1st stitch of ch to form a loop.  Ch 1

Row 1:   8 single crochet in the beginning loop, join with sl st in top of 1st sc.

Row 2:   Sc 2x's in each sc around, (16sc).   Join with sl st in top of 1st sc.

Row 3:   Sc in first sc, 2 sc in next sc around (24sc).   Join with sl st in top of 1st sc.

Row 4:   Sc in first 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc around (32 sc).  Join with sl st in top of 1st sc.

Row 5:   Sc in first 3 sc, 2 sc in next sc around (40 sc).  Join with sl st in top of 1st sc.

Row 6:   Sc in first 4 sc, 2 sc in next sc around (48 sc).  Join with sl st in top of 1st sc.

Row 7:   Sc in first 23 sc, 2 sc in 24th st, sc in next 23 sc, 2 sc in last stitch (50 sc).  Join with sl st in top of 1st sc.

Sides:

Row 1:   In back loops only, sc in each stitch around.  Join with sl st in top of 1st sc.

Row 2:   Sc in each st around.  Join with sl st in top of 1st sc.  Repeat this row 7 more times, or until you are about 2 inches from desired heigth of the basket.

Rim:

Row 1:   Ch 8.  sc in next sc.  skip next 5 sc, sc in next stitch and in each of the next 19 stitches (20 sc).  Ch 8.  skip next 5 sc, sc in next stitch and in each of the next 19 stitches.  Join with sl to top of first sc.  You should have 20 sc, 5 skipped sc, 20 sc and 5 skipped sc.  The chain 8 on each side forms the handles.

Row 2:  Sc in each stitch around, including each ch (56 sc).  Join with sl st in top of 1st sc.

Row 3:  Reverse sc in each stitch around.  Join with sl st in top of 1st sc.  Cut yarn and pull through last loop.  Weave in ends and you are done!

Hope you enjoy!

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