Santa Bas­ket

Put this jolly bas­ket to work dur­ing the hol­i­days hold­ing snacks, nap­kins or dec­o­ra­tive items!

Annie's Fast, Easy, Fun, Crochet Fall 2018 - - Contents - Design by Nanette M. Seale

Skill Level

EASY

Fin­ished Mea­sure­ments

10 inches across x 6 inches deep

Ma­te­ri­als

• Red Heart Su­per Saver medium (worsted) weight acrylic yarn (7 oz/364 yds/ 198g per skein): 2 skeins each #319 cherry red and #312 black 1 skein #321 gold

• Size J/10/6mm cro­chet hook or size needed to ob­tain gauge

• Ta­pes­try nee­dle

Gauge

6 sc and 6 rows = 2 inches

Pat­tern Notes

Use 2 strands held to­gether through­out. Do not join rounds un­less oth­er­wise stated. Since the rounds are worked con­tin­u­ously, the color changes for belt area will look un­even. This will be cov­ered by the edge of buckle, so it won’t be a prob­lem.

Bas­ket

Rnd 1: With 2 strands (see Pat­tern Notes) of cherry red, form a slip ring (see il­lus­tra­tion), ch 1, 6 sc in ring, tighten ring, do not join (see Pat­tern Notes). (6 sc)

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

Rnd 3: Sc in first st, 2 sc in next st, *sc in next st, 2 sc in next st, rep from * around. (18 sc)

Rnd 4: Sc in first 2 sts, 2 sc in next st, *sc in next 2 sts, 2 sc in next st, rep from * around. (24 sc)

Rnd 5: Sc in first 3 sts, 2 sc in next st, *sc in next 3 sts, 2 sc in next st, rep from * around. (30 sc)

Rnd 6: Sc in first 4 sts, 2 sc in next st, *sc in next 4 sts, 2 sc in next st, rep from * around. (36 sc)

Rnd 7: Sc in first 5 sts, 2 sc in next st, *sc in next 5 sts, 2 sc in next st, rep from * around. (42 sc)

Rnd 8: Sc in first 6 sts, 2 sc in next st, *sc in next 6 sts, 2 sc in next st, rep from * around. (48 sc)

Rnd 9: Sc in first 7 sts, 2 sc in next st, *sc in next 7 sts, 2 sc in next st, rep from * around. (54 sc)

Rnd 10: Sc in first 8 sts, 2 sc in next st, *sc in next 8 sts, 2 sc in next st, rep from * around. (60 sc)

Rnd 11: Sc in first 9 sts, 2 sc in next st, *sc in next 9 sts, 2 sc in next st, rep from * around. (66 sc)

Rnd 12: Sc in first 10 sts, 2 sc in next st, *sc in next 10 sts, 2 sc in next st, rep from * around. (72 sc)

Rnd 13: Sc in first 11 sts, 2 sc in next st, *sc in next 11 sts, 2 sc in next st, rep from * around. (78 sc) Rnd 14: Sc in first 12 sts, 2 sc in next st, *sc in next 12 sts, 2 sc in next st, rep from * around. (84 sc)

Rnd 15: Work in back lps (see Stitch Guide), sc in each st around.

Rnd 16: Work in both lps, sc in each st around.

Rnds 17–21: Rep rnd 16. At end of last rnd, change to black in last st (see Stitch Guide).

Rnd 22: With black, rep rnd 16.

Rnds 23 & 24: Rep rnd 16. At end of last rnd, change to cherry red in last st.

Rnds 25–31: With cherry red, rep rnd 16. At end of last rnd, join in first st.

Rnd 32: Sl st in each st around, join in first st. Fas­ten off.

Buckle

With gold, ch 28, work­ing in back bar of chs (see il­lus­tra­tion), sc in 6 chs, 3 sc in next ch, sc in 6 chs, 3 sc in next ch, sc in 6 chs, 3 sc in next ch, sc in 6 chs, 3 sc in last ch, join with sl st in first st. Fas­ten off.

Fin­ish­ing

Weave in all loose ends. Sew buckle over the belt area of bas­ket cov­er­ing the un­even color changes. 

SANTA BAS­KET

Slip RingLeave ring loose un­til stitches are made. 4" end

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