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***
Really nice and useful! Have a nice day!ReplyDelete
Thank you so much! It's such a kick to design patterns - I'm glad I started :)ReplyDelete
This looks lovely! :D
It reminds me that I'm planning on crocheting a bread basket soon! ^.^
Looks great Debi, I like the hand holds. It would have hard to crochet with 4 strands. Happy Friday!ReplyDelete
Ha, I have something like that in my head too :-)ReplyDelete
Yours looks very nice!
Now that's to drool at!ReplyDelete
Have a great weekend Debi!
That is fabulous!ReplyDelete
I'm really impressed Debi, it's lovely so practical :)ReplyDelete
Oh wow.. SO PRETTY! Beautiful work Debi!.. Just got my package in the mail today! Can't wait to get started.. I think I am going to make the sweetheart ornaments, from which you've shared your pattern for. I have a Valentine's Day tree up that is in desperate need of some more handmade ornaments!.. Wondering how big they will be, though. If they are too big for my medium-sized table top tree, then maybe I can just hang them somewhere else, or I can use a smaller hook, and sportyarn/crochet thread, instead and just alter the pattern where necessary? Hmmmmm.. Well, whatever the case, Thanks so much Debi, and have a great weekend! ((hugs)) ~tinaReplyDelete
Hi Tina - the sweet-heart ornaments are 4 1/2" and 6" wide - so they might be too big for a table top tree. Your idea to used thread or sport weight to make them smaller is a good one - the patterns shouldn't have to be altered as long as you end up with an even number of sc's on the 1st round. I hope it all works out for you. :)Delete
Very nice, Debi! And I love all those beautiful balls of variegated you have in your basket. Pretty! :DReplyDelete
Looks great! where did you get the pattern?ReplyDelete
Thanks Holly Louise. The pattern is just something I did - I'm thinking of writing it up and posting it here. :)Delete
Thanks ladies for all your nice compliments. :)ReplyDelete
Looks great. I do hope that you write up a pattern, I wouldn't even know how to begin crocheting a basket.ReplyDelete
That's awesome Debi! You're a better woman than I. I don't think I could crochet with 4 strands. That must have really been hard on your hands. But it's awesome. I love the colors. And check out that crab stitch! I don't like that stitch. It looks good but it's hard for me to do.ReplyDelete
4 strands, wow! I think I'll stick with just 2 strands max! :)ReplyDelete
Hi Mrs debi....this is so neat , beautiful and a great idea , Love it .You are awesome.Congratulations ....great project.ReplyDelete
Great basket I made a basket like that years ago for a baby shower I went to.ReplyDelete
Crocheting with four strands of yarn! What size hook does that call for? This basket is lovely. Great job!ReplyDelete
Thanks. I used a size P hook. :)Delete
Thanks everyone. :)ReplyDelete
Lovely lovely basket,Debi. Am amazed at how its holding its shape so well!!ReplyDelete
great basket...love it xReplyDelete