Big Hook Bas­ket

Crochet World - - Crochet World - De­sign by Agnes Rus­sell

FIN­ISHED MEA­SURE­MENTS

10 inches wide x 14 inches long x 11 inches tall with cuff folded down and ex­clud­ing Han­dles

MA­TE­RI­ALS

• Ber­nat Maker Home Dec bulky (chunky) weight cot­ton/ny­lon yarn (83/4 oz/317 yds/250g per ball): 6 balls #111008 clay 2 balls #111012 black 1 ball #111006 steel blue • Size J/10/6mm cro­chet hook or

size needed to ob­tain gauge • Size G/6/4mm cro­chet hook • Blunt yarn nee­dle

GAUGE

Size J hook: 7 sc = 3 inches; 3 shells = 3 inches; 4 shell rows = 21/2 inches

PAT­TERN NOTES

Weave in loose ends as work pro­gresses. Wind steel blue into 3 equal balls. Wind 1 ball of black into 2 balls. Hold 3 strands of yarn to­gether through­out un­less oth­er­wise in­di­cated. Use size J hook un­less oth­er­wise in­di­cated. When chang­ing col­ors, leave yarn strands each 3 inches long, do not knot th­ese strands; with size G hook weave in­vis­i­bly back through the stitches of same color row. Join with slip stitch as in­di­cated un­less oth­er­wise stated.

SPE­CIAL STITCH

Shell: (Sc, ch 2, sc) in in­di­cated st or sp.

BAS­KET BOT­TOM

Row 1: With size J hook and clay, ch 25, sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in each rem ch across, turn. (24 sc) Row 2: Ch 1, sc in each sc across, turn. Rows 3–36: Rep row 2. At the end of row 36, do not turn.

FIRST LONG SIDE EDGE

Row 1: Work­ing across ends of rows, ch 1, shell (see Spe­cial

Stitch) in side edge of row 35, [sk next 2 rows, shell in next row, sk 1 row, shell in next row] 6 times, sk next 2 rows, shell in side edge of row 2, turn. (14 shells) Row 2: Ch 1, shell in each ch-2 sp across, turn. (14 shells) Rows 3–6: Rep row 2. At the end of last row, change color (see Stitch Guide and Pat­tern Notes) to steel blue, fas­ten off clay. Row 7: Rep row 2. Row 8: Rep row 2, change color to black, fas­ten off steel blue.

Row 9: Rep row 2, change color to steel blue, fas­ten off black.

Row 10: Rep row 2, change color to clay, fas­ten off steel blue.

Rows 11–26: Rep row 2. At the end of last row, fas­ten off.

FIRST SHORT SIDE EDGE

Row 1: Join (see Pat­tern Notes) clay in first sc of row 36, ch 1, shell in same sc as beg ch-1, [sk next 2 sc, shell in next sc, sk next sc, shell in next sc] 4 times, sk next 2 sc, shell in next sc, turn. (10 shells) Rows 2–26: Rep rows 2–26 of Long Side Edge. (10 shells)

2ND LONG SIDE EDGE

Row 1: Work­ing across ends of rows, ch 1, shell in side edge of row 2, [sk next 2 rows, shell in next row, sk 1 row, shell in next row] 6 times, sk next 2 rows, shell in side edge of row 35, turn. (14 shells) Rows 2–26: Rep rows 2–26 of First Long Side Edge.

2ND SHORT SIDE EDGE

Row 1: Work­ing across op­po­site side edge of foun­da­tion ch, join clay in first foun­da­tion ch, ch 1, shell in same ch as beg ch-1, [sk next 2 chs, shell in next ch, sk next ch, shell in next ch] 4 times, sk next 2 chs, shell in next ch, turn. (10 shells) Rows 2–26: Rep rows 2–26 of Long Side Edge. (10 shells)

JOIN­ING

With WS fac­ing, hold­ing Long Side Edge to Short Edge and work­ing through both thick­nesses, chang­ing color as col­ors change and with size G hook, join 1 strand of clay in base of row 1 of Edges, sl st evenly sp to top edge, end­ing in side edge of row 26. Fas­ten off. Rep join­ing on rem 3 Edges.

BLACK CUFF BOR­DER

Rnd 1: With RS fac­ing and size J hook, join 3 strands of black in first ch-2 sp beyond join­ing of Edges, ch 1, shell in same ch-2 sp as beg ch-1, shell in each rem ch-2 sp around, join in beg sc, turn. (48 shells) Rnd 2: Sl st in ch-2 sp, ch 1, shell in same ch-2 sp, shell in each ch-2 sp around, join in beg sc, do not turn. Rnd 3: Sl st in next ch-2 sp, ch 1, sc in same ch-2 sp, *sc in next ch-2 sp, [ch 3, sc] twice in

same ch-2 sp**, sc in next ch-2 sp, rep from * around, end­ing last rep at **, join in beg sc. Fas­ten off.

Row 1: With size J hook and 3 strands clay, ch 44, shell in 2nd ch from hook, [sk next 2 chs, shell in next ch] 14 times, turn. (15 shells)

Row 2: Ch 1, shell in each ch-2 sp across, do not turn.

Row 3: Ch 2, work­ing across op­po­site side of foun­da­tion ch, sl st in ch at base of first shell, [ch 2, sk next 2 chs of foun­da­tion ch, sl st in ch at base of next shell] across. Fas­ten off.

At­tach­ing Han­dles

Fold to outer edge the Black Cuff Bor­der and next 4 rows of clay. Po­si­tion Han­dles on Long Side Edge, po­si­tion­ing each end of Han­dle on 5th shell in from each outer edge. With a length of clay, sew 21/2 inches of each end of Han­dle to in­side of Bas­ket.

Big on style, this bas­ket will not only add a dra­matic touch to any room, but will keep you or­ga­nized too. Use it to hold mag­a­zines in the liv­ing room or yarn in your craft room. No mat­ter where you use it, you’ll find your­self cro­chet­ing more than one!

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