Wicker Weave Bas­ket

This densely tex­tured bas­ket gets its dis­tinc­tive wo­ven look from the unique way the yarns are used in the pat­tern. Big enough to hold lots of stuff around the house, you’ll find mul­ti­ple uses for this large bas­ket.

Annie's Fast, Easy, Fun, Crochet Fall 2018 - - Contents - Design by Mar­gret Will­son

Skill Level

EASY

Fin­ished Mea­sure­ments

12 inches in di­am­e­ter x 8 inches tall

Ma­te­ri­als

• Lion Brand Wool-ease Thick & Quick su­per bulky (su­per chunky) weight acrylic/wool yarn (6 oz/106 yds/170g per skein): 2 skeins #122 taupe

• Lion Brand Wool-ease Thick & Quick su­per bulky (su­per chunky) weight acrylic/wool/rayon yarn (6 oz/106 yds/170g per skein): 1 skein #123 oat­meal

• Size I/9/5.5mm cro­chet hook or size needed to ob­tain gauge

• Ta­pes­try nee­dle

Gauge

Rnds 1–3 = 43/4 inches across In side pat­tern: 8 sts = 3 inches; 10 rows = 31/2 inches

Pat­tern Notes

Weave in loose ends as work pro­gresses. Join with slip stitch as in­di­cated un­less oth­er­wise stated. Chain-3 at be­gin­ning of round counts as first dou­ble cro­chet un­less oth­er­wise stated.

Spe­cial Stitches

Color change join (cc join): Com­plete last st of rnd, in­sert hook in first st of pre­vi­ous rnd, drop cur­rent color to back of work, yo with next color and draw lp through st and lp on hook. Ex­tended sin­gle cro­chet (ext sc): In­sert hook in in­di­cated st, yo, pull lp through (2 lps on hook), yo, pull lp through first lp on hook (2 lps on hook), yo, pull lp through both lps on hook.

Bas­ket Base

Rnd 1: With taupe, ch 4 (counts as cen­ter st plus 1 dc), 11 dc in 4th ch from hook, join (see Pat­tern Notes) in 3rd ch of beg ch-3. (12 dc)

Rnd 2: Ch 3 (see Pat­tern Notes), dc in same st as join­ing, 2 dc in each rem st around, join in 3rd ch of beg ch-3. (24 dc)

Rnd 3: Ch 3, dc in same st as join­ing, *dc in next st**, 2 dc in next st, rep from * around, end­ing last rep at **, join in 3rd ch of beg ch-3. (36 dc)

Rnd 4: Ch 3, dc in same st as join­ing, *dc in each of next 2 sts**, 2 dc in next st, rep from * around, end­ing last rep at **, join in 3rd ch of beg ch-3. (48 dc)

Rnd 5: Ch 3, dc in same st as join­ing, *dc in each of next 3 sts**, 2 dc in next st, rep from * around, end­ing last rep at **, join in 3rd ch of beg ch-3. (60 dc)

Rnd 6: Ch 3, dc in same st as join­ing, *dc in each of next 4 sts**, 2 dc in next st, rep from * around, end­ing last rep at **, join in 3rd ch of beg ch-3. (72 dc)

Rnd 7: Ch 3, dc in same st as join­ing, *dc in each of next 5 sts**, 2 dc in next st, rep from * around, end­ing last rep at **, join in 3rd ch of beg ch-3. (84 dc)

Rnd 8: Ch 3, dc in same st as join­ing, *dc in each of next 6 sts**, 2 dc in next st, rep from * around, end­ing last rep at **, join in 3rd ch of beg ch-3. (96 dc)

Side

Rnd 9: Ch 1, work­ing in back lp (see Stitch Guide) only, sc in each st around, cc join (see Spe­cial Stitches) chang­ing to oat­meal.

Rnd 10: With oat­meal, ch 1, sc in back lp of same st as join­ing, * ext sc (see Spe­cial Stitches) in front lp (see Stitch Guide) of next st 2 rows be­low**, sc in back lp of each of next 3 sts, rep from * around, end­ing last rep at **, sc in back lp of each of next 2 sts, cc join chang­ing to taupe.

Rnd 11: With taupe, ch 1, sc in same st as join­ing, sc in each of next 2 sts, *sc in back lp of next st**, sc in each of next 3 sts, rep from * around, end­ing last rep at**, cc join chang­ing to oat­meal.

Rnd 12: With oat­meal, ch 1, sc in back lp of same st as join­ing, sc in back lp of each of next 2 sts, *ext sc in front lp of next st 2 rows be­low**, sc in back lp of each of next 3 sts, rep from * around, end­ing last rep at **, cc join chang­ing to taupe.

Rnd 13: With taupe, ch 1, sc in same st as join­ing, *sc in back lp of next st**, sc in each of next 3 sts, rep from * around, end­ing last rep at**, sc in each of next 2 sts, cc join chang­ing to oat­meal.

Rnds 14–25: [Rep rnds 10–13 con­sec­u­tively] 3 times.

Rnds 26–28: Rep rnds 10–12. Fas­ten off oat­meal.

Rnd 29: With taupe, ch 1, sc in same st as join­ing, sc in each rem st around, join in beg sc.

Rnd 30: Ch 1, sc in same st as join­ing, sc in each of next 2 sc, ch 13, sk next 13 sts, sc in each of next 35 sts, ch 13, sk next 13 sts, sc in each of next 32 sts, join in beg sc. (70 sc, 2 ch-13 lps)

Rnd 31: Ch 1, sc in same st as join­ing, sc in each of next 2 sts, sc in each of next 13 chs, sc in each of next 35 sts, sc in each of next 13 chs, sc in each of next 32 sts, join in beg sc. (96 sc)

Rnd 32: Ch 1, sc in same st as join­ing, sc in each rem st around, join in beg sc. Fas­ten off. 

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