Shell Stitch Nest­ing Bas­kets

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FIN­ISHED MEA­SURE­MENTS

Small Bas­ket: 5 inches in di­am­e­ter x 31/2 inches tall Medium Bas­ket: 6 inches in di­am­e­ter x 31/2 inches tall Large Bas­ket: 7 inches in di­am­e­ter x 31/2 inches tall

MA­TE­RI­ALS

• Red Heart It’s A Wrap Rain­bow medium (worsted) weight acrylic/cot­ton yarn (51/4 oz/623 yds/150g per ball): 1 ball each #E862_9351 rain­bow

• Size D/3/3.25mm cro­chet hook

or size needed to ob­tain gauge

• Stitch marker

• Fab­ric stiff­ener

• Plas­tic wrap

GAUGE

8 sc = 11/2 inches; 6 sc rnds = 1 inch

PAT­TERN NOTES

Weave in loose ends as work pro­gresses. Do not join rounds un­less other­wise stated. Place stitch marker to mark rounds, and move marker as work pro­gresses. Join with slip stitch as in­di­cated un­less other­wise stated. Chain-4 at be­gin­ning of round counts as first tre­ble cro­chet un­less other­wise stated.

SPE­CIAL STITCHES

Shell: 5 tr in in­di­cated st. Be­gin­ning shell (beg shell): Ch 4 (see Pat­tern Notes), 2 tr in in­di­cated st.

BAS­KETS LARGE BAS­KET Bot­tom

Rnd 1 (RS): With peb­ble, form a slip ring (see il­lus­tra­tion), ch 1, 6 sc in ring, place stitch marker (see Pat­tern Notes). (6 sc)

Rnd 2: 2 sc in each sc around. (12 sc)

Rnd 3: [Sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc] around. (18 sc)

Rnd 4: [Sc in each of next 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc] around. (24 sc)

Rnd 5: [Sc in each of next 3 sc, 2 sc in next sc] around. (30 sc)

Rnd 6: [Sc in each of next 4 sc, 2 sc in next sc] around. (36 sc)

Rnd 7: [Sc in each of next 5 sc, 2 sc in next sc] around. (42 sc)

Rnd 8: [Sc in each of next 6 sc, 2 sc in next sc] around. (48 sc)

Rnd 9: [Sc in each of next 7 sc, 2 sc in next sc] around. (54 sc)

Rnd 10: [Sc in each of next 8 sc, 2 sc in next sc] around. (60 sc)

Rnd 11: [Sc in each of next 9 sc, 2 sc in next sc] around. (66 sc)

Rnd 12: [Sc in each of next 10 sc, 2 sc in next sc] around. (72 sc)

Rnd 13: [Sc in each of next 11 sc, 2 sc in next sc] around. (78 sc)

Rnd 14: [Sc in each of next 12 sc, 2 sc in next sc] around. (84 sc)

Rnd 15: [Sc in each of next 13 sc, 2 sc in next sc] around. (90 sc)

Rnd 16: [Sc in each of next 14 sc, 2 sc in next sc] around. (96 sc)

Rnd 17: [Sc in each of next 15 sc, 2 sc in next sc] around. (102 sc)

Rnd 18: [Sc in each of next 16 sc, 2 sc in next sc] around. (108 sc)

Rnd 19: [Sc in each of next 17 sc, 2 sc in next sc] around. (114 sc)

Side

Rnd 1: Work­ing in back lp only (see Stitch Guide) of sts for this rnd only, sc in each st around. Rnds 2–12: Sc in each sc around. Rnd 13: Work­ing in back lp only of sts, sc in each of next 3 sts, [ch 1, sk next st, sc in each of next 5 sts] around to last 3 sts, ch 1, sk next st, sc in each of next 2 sts. Rnd 14: [Sc in next sc, sk next 2 sc, shell (see Spe­cial Stitches) in next ch-1 sp, sk next 2 sc] around,

join (see Pat­tern Notes) in beg sc. (19 shells) Rnd 15: Ch 2, work­ing in back lp only of sts, sc in each of next 5 tr, [ch 1, sc in each of next 5 tr] around, end­ing with sl st in ch-2 sp at beg of rnd. Rnd 16: Beg shell (see Spe­cial

Stitches) in ch-2 sp, sk next 2 sc, sc in next sc, sk next 2 sc, [shell in next ch-1 sp, sk next 2 sc, sc in next sc, sk next 2 sc] around, end­ing with 2 tr in same ch as beg shell, join in 4th ch of beg ch-4.

Rnd 17: Ch 1, work­ing in back lp only of sts, sc in each of next 3 tr, sk next sc, [sc in each of next 5 tr, sk next sc] around, end­ing with sc in each of rem 2 tr, join in beg sc. Fas­ten off.

MEDIUM BAS­KET Bot­tom

Rnds 1–16: With corn­silk, rep rnds 1–16 of Large Bas­ket Bot­tom. (96 sc)

Side

Rnds 1–17: Rep rnds 1–17 of Large Bas­ket Side.

SMALL BAS­KET Bot­tom

Rnds 1–13: With turquoise, rep rnds 1–13 of Large Bas­ket Bot­tom. (78 sc)

Side

Rnds 1–17: Rep Rnds 1–17 of Large Bas­ket Side.

FIN­ISH­ING

Be­fore stiff­en­ing Bas­kets, find 3 con­tain­ers the size of the Bas­kets to use as forms when shap­ing them. Cover the con­tain­ers with plas­tic wrap. Fol­low­ing man­u­fac­turer’s di­rec­tions, soak Bas­kets in so­lu­tion and shape over con­tain­ers to dry.

Three dif­fer­ent-size bas­kets that nes­tle per­fectly in­side each other are ideal for hold­ing a va­ri­ety of house­hold items. Us­ing just one cake pro­duces a co­or­di­nat­ing set with no ef­fort!

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