Wednesday, 20 March 2013

BRIGHT COLOURS Crochet Baskets for EASTER

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SIMPLY PERFECT crochet basket
* FREE PATTERN *
to hold all your EASTER eggs... 
especially the chocolate eggs...

Last year's jute baskets
were simple ...


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this year I've gone for a more 
compact and sturdy basket
and vibrant NEW colours.



Bright colours 
crochet baskets
decorative and useful
for SPECIAL OCCASIONS 
or just for EVERYDAY...


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Nutscene Heritage Twine  "Jute" No. 3

and there is still plenty of time 
 to make them before EASTER
so grab your twine and hook
and get crocheting...
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PATTERN DETAILS:
SKILL:  Easy - Intermediate 
You need to know:  crochet in the round, changing colours, front post double crochet
YARN:  Nutscene Heritage Twine "Jute" No.3 
HOOK:  5mm or H-8
MEASUREMENTS:  Basket Height 2.5in (6.5cm) Diameter 6.5in (16.5cm)
TERMINOLOGY:  USA - American crochet terms



Crochet Basket JUTE 2
Rnd 1:  With MC, make a Magic loop, ch3, 11dc in loop, join with sl st in BL of ch3.  (12sts) 

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Rnd 2:  Ch3, 1dc in BL of same st, *2dc in BL of each st around, join with sl st in ch3.  (24sts)
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CHANGE TO CC
Rnd 3:  Ch1, 1sc in BL of same st, *ch1, 1sc in BL of next st,  rep from * around, join with sl st in ch1.  (48sts)
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CHANGE TO MC
Rnd 4:  *Ch2, 1sc in ch1-sp,  rep from * around, DO NOT JOIN.  (24 loops)
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CHANGE TO CC
Rnd 5:  Sl st in ch2-sp, ch3, 1dc in same sp, ch1, [2dc in next ch2-sp, ch1] 23 times, join with sl st. (72sts)   
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Rnd 6:  Ch1, 1sc in BL of each st around,  join with sl st in ch1. 

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Rnd 7:  Ch3, *FPdc in next st, 1dc in next st, rep from * around, join with sl st in ch3. 

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CHANGE TO MC 

Rnd 8:  Ch1, 1sc in BL of each st around, join with sl st in ch1.  

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Rnd 9:  Ch1, 1sc in same st, *FPdc in FPdc below, miss next st, 1sc in next st, rep from * around, join with sl st in ch1.

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CHANGE TO CC 
Rnd 10:  Ch1, 1sc in next st, *ch1, miss next st, 1sc in next st, rep from * around, join with sl st in ch1.  


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Rnd 11:  Ch1, *FPdc in FPdc below, miss next st, 1sc in next st, rep from * around, join with sl st in ch1.

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CHANGE TO MC 
Rnd 12:  Ch1, sl st in BL of each st around, join. 
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FINISH, cut yarn and hide ends.  



USA Crochet Terms
Abbreviation
Description
[ ]
work instructions within brackets as many times as directed
*
repeat the instructions following the single asterisk as directed
approx
approximately
beg
begin/beginning
BL
back loop
ch
chain stitch
cm
centimetres
cont
continue
CC
contrast colour
dc
double crochet
FPdc
Front Post double crochet
in
inches
MC
main colour
rep
repeat
rnd(s)
round(s)
sc
single crochet
sl st
slip stitch
sp
space
st(s)
stitch(es)


ENJOY YOUR BASKET MAKING.... 
you can download the pdf pattern 
from 
CRAFTSY  AND   RAVELRY

the download pdf pattern includes pattern for both baskets
 as pictured below.

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Enjoy every moment,

focus on every stitch,

create a masterpiece....

ciao, ciao...
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(C) 2015 Barbara Summers Hand Knit and Crochet
ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

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