V-Stitch Bas­ket

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FIN­ISHED MEA­SURE­MENTS

10 inches in di­am­e­ter x 51/2 inches high, ex­clud­ing han­dles

MA­TE­RI­ALS

• DMC Natura Denim medium (worsted) weight cot­ton yarn (13/4 oz/ 82 yds/50g per ball):

2 balls #136 sanded oak • Size I/9/5.5mm cro­chet hook • Ta­pes­try nee­dle • Stitch marker

GAUGE

Rnds 1–4 = 33/4 inches; 5 lg V-sts = 4 inches Gauge is not crit­i­cal for this project.

PAT­TERN NOTES

Fin­ished size is ap­prox­i­mate as the fi­nal cro­chet fab­ric is very stretchy. Weave in loose ends as work pro­gresses. Work in con­tin­u­ous rounds; do not join un­less oth­er­wise stated. Place stitch marker in first stitch of round and move up as each round is com­pleted. Rounds 1–5 end with chain-1. When in­structed to work in a V-stitch, work in the chain space of the stitch. Join with slip stitch as in­di­cated un­less oth­er­wise stated.

SPE­CIAL STITCHES

Small V-stitch (sm V-st): (Hdc, ch 1, hdc) in in­di­cated st or sp. Large V-stitch (lg V-st): (Dc, ch 2, dc) in in­di­cated st or sp.

BAS­KET

Rnd 1: Make a slip ring (see il­lus­tra­tion), ch 2 (counts as sc, ch 1), [hdc, ch 1] 7 times in ring.

Make this project in an evening and put it to good use the next day! It’s per­fect for stor­ing hand tow­els in the bath­room, pota­toes or onions in the kitchen, or yarn in your craft room. You’ll never run out of ways to use this prac­ti­cal bas­ket!

Place marker (see Pat­tern Notes) in first st. (1 sc, 7 hdc, 8 ch-1 sps) (see Spe­cial Rnd Stitches), 2: [ Sm ch 1] V-st in each ch-1 sp around. (8 sm V-sts, 8 ch-1 sps)

Rnd 3: [Hdc, ch 1] in each ch-1 sp around. (16 hdc, 16 ch-1 sps)

Rnd 4: Rep rnd 2. (16 sm V-sts, 16 ch-1 sps) Rnd 5: Rep rnd 3. (32 hdc, 32 ch-1 sps) Rnd 6: Sm V-st in each ch-1 sp around. (32 sm V-sts)

Rnd 7: Sm V-st in each sm V-st (see Pat­tern Notes) around. Rnd 8: Lg V-st (see Spe­cial Stitches) in each sm V-st around. Rnds 9–18: Lg V-st in each lg V-st around, work­ing (hdc, ch 2, sc) in last V-st of rnd 18. Rnd 19: Sc in each dc and ch-2 sp around. (96 sc)

Rnd 20: [Sc in each of next 10 sts, sc dec (see Stitch Guide) in next 2 sts] around. (88 sc) Rnd 21: Sc in each sc around. Rnd 22: *Ch 15, sk next 10 sc

(han­dle made), sc in each of next 34 sc, rep from * once to end of rnd. (30 chs, 68 sc) Rnd 23: Sc in each sc and ch sp around. (98 sc) Rnd 24: Sc in each sc around, join (see Pat­tern Notes), fas­ten off. CW

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