Zigzag Bas­kets

You’ll find mul­ti­ple uses for this set of nest­ing bas­kets that fea­ture colorful sur­face slip stitch ac­cents.

Annie's Fast, Easy, Fun, Crochet Fall 2018 - - Contents - De­signs by Nt­maglia

Skill Level

EASY

Fin­ished Sizes

In­struc­tions given fit Medium Bas­ket, changes for Large are in [ ].

Fin­ished Mea­sure­ments

6 [8] inches in di­am­e­ter x 2 [21/2] inches high

Ma­te­ri­als

• Garn­stu­dio DROPS Paris medium (worsted) weight cot­ton yarn (13/4 oz/82 yds/ 50g per skein): 3 skeins #26 dark beige 1 skein each #01 apri­cot, #08 dark pur­ple, #09 strong blue, #12 red and #39 dark lime

• Size 7/4.5mm cro­chet hook or size needed to ob­tain gauge

• Ta­pes­try nee­dle

• Craft glue

• 6 [8]-inch- di­am­e­ter bowls

• Plas­tic wrap

Gauge

Rnds 1–5 = 4 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. Be­gin­ning in round 2, work all stitches in spa­ces be­tween stitches. Chain-1 at be­gin­ning of round counts as first sin­gle cro­chet un­less oth­er­wise stated.

Spe­cial Stitch

Sur­face slip stitch (sur­face sl st): In­sert hook in next sp be­tween dc, yo, pull lp to RS and through lp on hook.

Color Se­quences

Medium Bas­ket Rnd 1: Red in rnds 6 and 7.

Rnd 2: Pur­ple in rnds 7 and 8.

Rnd 3: Apri­cot in rnds 8 and 9.

Large Bas­ket Rnd 1: Green in rnds 9 and 10.

Rnd 2: Blue in rnds 10 and 11.

Rnd 3: Apri­cot in rnds 11 and 12.

Rnd 4: Red in rnds 12 and 13.

Bas­kets

Rnd 1 (RS): With beige, ch 4, join (see Pat­tern Notes) in first ch to form a ring, ch 3 (see Pat­tern Notes), 8 dc in ring, join in top of beg ch-3. (9 dc)

Rnd 2: Sl st in sp (see Pat­tern Notes) be­tween beg ch-3 and next dc, ch 3, dc in same sp, [2 dc in next sp] 8 times, join in top of beg ch-3. (18 dc)

Medium Bas­ket Only Rnd 3: Sl st in sp be­tween beg ch-3 and next dc, ch 3, dc in same sp, dc in next sp, [2 dc in next sp, dc in next sp] 8 times, join in top of beg ch-3. (27 dc)

Rnd 4: Sl st in sp be­tween beg ch-3 and next dc, ch 3, dc in same sp, dc in next 2 sps, [2 dc in next sp, dc in next 2 sps] 8 times, join in top of beg ch-3. (36 dc)

Rnd 5: Sl st in sp be­tween beg ch-3 and next dc, ch 3, dc in same sp, dc in next 3 sps, [2 dc in next sp, dc in next 3 sps] 8 times, join in top of beg ch-3. (45 dc)

Rnds 6–9: Sl st in sp be­tween beg ch-3 and next dc, ch 3, dc in each sp around, join in top of beg ch-3. (45 dc)

Large Bas­ket Only Rnds [3–5]: Work same as rnds 3–5 of Medium Bas­ket.

Rnd [6]: Sl st in sp be­tween beg ch-3 and next dc, ch 3, dc in same sp, dc in next 4 sps, [2 dc in next sp, dc in next 4 sps] 8 times, join in top of beg ch-3. (54 dc)

Rnd [7]: Sl st in sp be­tween beg ch-3 and next dc, ch 3, dc in same sp, dc in next 5 sps, [2 dc in next sp, dc in next 5 sps] 8 times, join in top of beg ch-3. (63 dc)

Rnds [8–13]: Sl st in sp be­tween beg ch-3 and next dc, ch 3, dc in each of

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