Monday, 30 April 2012

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Tuesday, 3 April 2012

COLOURFUL CROCHET BASKETS


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SIMPLE and EASY basket pattern

Colourful crochet baskets, versatile and decorative, 

for special occasions or just for everyday.


AND perfect for those Easter eggs 
especially the chocolate ones.



PATTERN DETAILS:
SKILL:  Easy
YARN:  Nutscene Heritage Twine "Jute"
HOOK:  7mm
GAUGE:  Not crucial
MEASUREMENTS:  
Small Basket Height 2.5in Diameter 4in
Large Basket Height 3.5in Diameter 8.5in
TERMINOLOGY:  USA - American crochet terms

Basket is worked in the round into back loops of each stitch.  Worked from the bottom up.


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SMALL BASKET

Rnd 1With MC, make a Magic loop, ch1, 8sc in loop, join with sl st in ch1.  (8sts) 

Increase Rnds

Rnd 2:  Ch1, 2sc in BL of next and every st to end, join with sl st in ch1.  (16sts)
Rnd 3:  Ch1, *2sc in BL of next st, 1sc in BL of next st, rep from * to end, join with sl st in ch1.  (24sts)

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Rnd 4:  Ch1, *2sc in BL of next st, 1sc in BL of next 2sts, rep from * to end, join with sl st in ch1.  (32sts)
Rnd 5:  Ch1, 1sc in BL of next and every st to end, join with sl st in ch1.  (32sts)

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Rnd 6-7:  Rep Rnd 5.
CHANGE TO CC 
Rnd 8:  Rep Rnd 5.
CHANGE TO MC 
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Rnd 9:  Rep Rnd 5.
CHANGE TO CC 
Rnd 10:  *Ch3, 2dc in BL of same st, skip next st, sl st in BL of next st, rep from * to end, join with sl st.  Change colour at each "sl st in BL of next st", and carry other yarn behind, working 2dc in BL and around yarn carried.
FINISH:  Cut yarn and hide ends.

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LARGE BASKET

Rnd 1With MC, make a Magic loop, ch2, 8hdc in loop, join with sl st in ch1.  (9sts) 

Increase Rnds

Rnd 2:  Ch2, 1hdc in BL of same st, 2hdc in BL of next and every st to end, join with sl st in 1st ch of ch2.  (18sts)
Rnd 3:  Ch2, 1hdc in BL of same st, *1hdc in BL of next st, 2hdc in BL of next st, rep from * to end, join with sl st in 1st ch of ch2.  (27sts)
Rnd 4:  Ch2, 1hdc in BL of same st, *1hdc in BL of next 2sts, 2hdc in BL of next st, rep from * to end, join with sl st in 1st ch of ch2.  (36sts)
CHANGE TO CC
Rnd 5:  Ch2, 1hdc in BL of same st, *1hdc in BL of next 3sts, 2hdc in BL of next st, rep from * to end, join with sl st in 1st ch of ch2.  (45sts)
CHANGE TO MC
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Rnd 6:  Ch2, 1hdc in BL of same st, *1hdc in BL of next 4sts, 2hdc in BL of next st, rep from * to end, join with sl st in 1st ch of ch2.  (54sts)
CHANGE TO CC
Rnd 7:  Ch2, 1hdc in BL of same st, *1hdc in BL of next 5sts, 2hdc in BL of next st, rep from * to end, join with sl st in 1st ch of ch2.  (63sts)
CHANGE TO MC 
Rnd 8:  Ch2, 1hdc in BL of next and every st to end, join with sl st in 1st ch of ch2.  (63sts)
Rnd 9:  Rep Rnd 8.
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DECREASE Rnd

Rnd 10:  Ch2, 1hdc in next 4sts, *hdc2tog, 1hdc in next 5sts, rep from * to end, ending with  hdc2tog, join with sl st in 1st ch of ch2.  (54sts)
CHANGE TO CC
Rnd 11:  Ch2, 1hdc in BL of next and every st to end, join with sl st in 1st ch of ch2.  (54sts)
CHANGE TO MC 
Rnd 12:  Rep Rnd 11, ending with join with sl st in TOP of ch2.
CHANGE TO CC

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DECREASE Rnd

Rnd 13:  Ch2, 1hdc in next 3sts, *hdc2tog, 1hdc in next 4sts, rep from * to end, ending with  hdc2tog, join with sl st in TOP of ch2.  (45sts)
FINISH:  Cut yarn and hide ends.

DRAWSTRING HANDLES:

With MC and 6mm hook
Ch75-80 , thread through Rnd 12, 2hdc at a time, join ends, cut yarn and hide ends.  Pull out loops at sides


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Notes:

Take special care in maintaining stitch count in each increasing round.
Take particular attention to rounds ending with:-
·         join with sl st in 1st ch of ch2
·         join with sl st in TOP of ch2.

Abbreviation
Description
[ ]
work instructions within brackets as many times as directed
*
repeat the instructions following the single asterisk as directed
**
repeat the instructions between asterisks as many times as directed
approx
approximately
beg
begin/beginning
BL
back loop
ch
chain stitch
cm
centimetres
cont
continue
CC
contrast colour
dc
double crochet
hdc
half double crochet
hdc2tog
half double crochet 2 stitches together
in
inches
MC
main colour
rep
repeat
rnd(s)
round(s)
sc
single crochet
sl st
slip stitch
st(s)
stitch(es)


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Monday, 2 April 2012

EASTER CROCHET BASKETS

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Are you having fun with your crochet?  NO?   Well how about a little fun with garden twine?  

A short trip to Macknade Farm Shop in Faversham last Saturday, and I return with garden twine made from jute, a large ball of brilliant orange and a small ball of garden green

AND the focus? has been on Easter decorations, baskets to hold my Easter eggs and Easter chocolates.

AND what could be more perfect than a colourful basket made from jute?

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SMALL BASKET DETAILS:  Yarn:  Nutscene Heritage Twine;  Hook:  7mm; Stitches:  single crochet and double crochet.

LARGE BASKET DETAILS:  Yarn:  Nutscene Heritage Twine;  Hook:  7mm; Stitches:  half double crochet.

I am having so much fun with Easter decorations. I'm off to see what else I can find for my Easter table decorations.  

You can find this FREE PATTERN for JUTE Easter Baskets available here and also from my online stores CRAFTSY and RAVELRY 

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Enjoy!
Ciao, ciao!

Copyright © 2008
Barbara Summers Hand Knit and Crochet.
All rights reserved.
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