Finished this basket up last night. It took me a few days to crochet it because I had to take breaks - crocheting with 4 strands of yarn is hard on these old hands. Thanks for stopping by. :)
- 4-ply worsted weight acrylic (I used Red Heart Super Saver - don't use the 'Soft' yarns)
- 3 1/2 oz. each of 4 colors
- P crochet hook
- sheet of plastic canvas
- 53" of 1/4" ribbon
Size: 6" deep 13" across
Rnd 1: Holding all 4 strands together, ch 4, 2 dc in 4th ch from hook, ch 2. (3 dc, ch 2) in same ch 3 more times. Join with a sl st to top of ch 3.
Rnds 2 - 5: Ch 3, dc in each dc around with (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in corner ch-2 spaces. Join as before. At end of Rnd 5, join with a sl st to back loop of beginning ch 3.
Rnd 6: Working this Rnd in back loops only, ch 1, sc in same st. Sc in each dc around with 2 sc in each corner ch-2 space. Join with a sl st to 1st sc.
Rnd 7: Ch 1, hdc in same st. Hdc in each sc around. Join with a sl st to 1st hdc.
Rnd 8: Ch 1, sc in same st. Sc in each hdc around. Join with a sl st to 1st sc.
Rnds 9 - 12: Repeat Rnds 7 - 8 consecutively.
Rnd 13: Ch 1, hdc in same st. Hdc in next 22 sc. Ch 5, skip next 5 sc, hdc in next 37 sc. Ch 5, skip next 5 sc, hdc in next 14 sc. Join with a sl st to 1st hdc.
Rnd 14: Ch 1, sc in same st. Sc in each hdc around with 5 sc in each ch-5 space. Join with a sl st to 1st sc.
Rnd 15: Ch 1, sc in same st. Reverse sc in each sc around. Join with a sl st to 1st reverse sc. End off.
Cut plastic canvas to fit inside bottom of basket.
Weave ribbon thru hdc stitches of Rnd 11. Tie into a bow.
***Debi Y's version***