Wednesday, 2 October 2013

Crochet Basket Free Pattern

This cotton crochet basket coordinates so perfectly with many of the projects my daughter's and I have been working on.  I just had to spread the love by sharing the pattern.



 We plan to wrap our hand crafted apple stamped apronapple dish cloth and tawashi scrubs up in them for teacher appreciation.




 All this basket needs now is a little cellophane gift wrapping.


Ohh, granny apples!


We mustn't forget the yellow delicious apple lovers!

Free Basket Pattern:

Crochet with two strands of cream cotton worsted weight yarn and a size 7.0 hook to make the basket similar to mine.  I have used a 5.0 and 6.5 hook and one strand of yarn for small and medium sized spa baskets. 

(Note: Ch 3 at beg of row counts as dc.)

ch 4. Join with sl st to form ring.

1st rnd: Ch 3. 11 dc in ring. Join with sl st to top of ch 3. 12 dc.

2nd rnd: Ch 3. 1 dc in same sp as last sl st. 2 dc in each dc around. Join with sl st to top of ch 3. 24 dc.

3rd rnd: Ch 3. 2 dc in next dc. *1 dc in next dc. 2 dc in next dc.
Rep from * around. Join with sl st to top of ch 3. 36 dc.
Skip rnd 4, 5 and 6 for a small sized basket and go directly to rnd 7.

4th rnd: Ch 3. 1 dc in next dc. 2 dc in next dc. *1 dc in each of next
2 dc. 2 dc in next dc. Rep from * around. Join with sl st to top of ch 3. 48 dc.
Skip rnd 5 and 6 for a medium sized basket and go directly to rnd 7.

5th rnd: Ch 3. 1 dc in same sp as last sl st. 1 dc in each of next 3 dc.
*2 dc in next dc. 1 dc in each of next 3 dc. Rep from * around. Join with sl st to top of ch 3. 60 dc. 
Skip rnd 6 for a large sized basket and go directly to rnd 7.

6th rnd: Ch 3. 1 dc in same sp as last sl st. 1 dc in each of next 4 dc.
*2 dc in next dc. 1 dc in each of next 4 dc. Rep from * around. Join with sl st to top of ch 3.  XL Large size basket.

7th rnd: Ch 1. sc into the back loop of the next stitch and all the way around. Then sl st to the beginning ch. Ch 1.

8th rnd: sc in each st around until the basket reaches the height you desire. Join with a sl st. Finish off and weave in the ends.

Ch = chain
sl st = slip stitch
dc = double crochet
sc = single crochet 
rnd = round


Try turning down the edges for a different look. I'm thinking a glass plate and apple pie!


Enjoy!

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