HOME FOR CHRISTMAS Poinsettia Basket Jean Fritts Design by Shell: (2 tr, ch 2, 2 tr) in indicated st or sp. Ch 3, sl st in last st made. SIDE INTERMEDIATE Rnd 15: back lp Working in for this rnd only, ch 2, dc in each st around, join in 2nd ch of beg ch-2. Ch 2, dc in each st around, join in 2nd ch of beg ch-2. (see FINISHED MEASUREMENTS Picot: Stitch Guide) 73/4 inches wide x 10 inches long x 31/4 inches deep BASKET (150 dc) MATERIALS Rnds 16–19: • Aunt Lydia’s Fashion Crochet size 3 crochet cotton (150 yds per ball): 2 balls #926 bridal white Aunt Lydia’s Classic Crochet size 10 crochet cotton (350 yds per ball): 25 yds each #494 victory red and #449 forest green Sizes 5/1.90mm and 2/2.20mm steel crochet hooks or size needed to obtain gauge Tapestry needle Stitch markers Fabric stiffener Clear-drying craft glue Clear plastic wrap Plastic foam 2 inches thick x 9 inches wide x 11 inches long: 2 Floral wire: 21/2 feet Rustproof pins 4mm gold beads: 30 1/4-inch-wide metallic gold ribbon: 24 inches BOTTOM Rnd 1: With size 2 hook and bridal white, ch 25, 3 dc in 3rd ch from hook dc in next 19 sts, 4 dc in last st, working on opposite side of foundation ch, dc in next 19 chs, in beg ch. Rnd 20: Beg shell (see Special in same st as joining, sk each of next 4 sts, [ in next st, sk each of next 4 sts] 29 times, join in beg ch- 4. Stitches) (sk chs count as first dc), shell (see Spe • cial Stitches) join (see Pattern (46 dc) (see Pattern Notes), (30 shells) Notes) Rnd 21: Beg shell in same sp as Rnd 2: Ch 2 dc in same st as beg ch-2, 2 dc in each of next 3 sts dc in each of next 19 sts 2 dc in each of next 4 sts dc in next 19 sts join. • joining (sp between last 2 tr and first 2 tr of beg shell of previous rnd), (place marker), (place marker), (place (place [sk next shell, shell in sp between last 2 tr of sk shell and first 2 tr of next shell] 29 times, join in beg ch-4. • • • • • • marker), marker), (54 dc) Move markers as work progresses as indicated. (30 shells) Rnds 22 & 23: Rnd 24: Rep rnd 21. Ch 2, dc in next tr, 2 dc in next ch-2 sp, dc in each of next 2 tr, dc in sp between shells, [dc in each of next 2 tr, 2 dc in next ch-2 sp, dc in each of next 2 tr, dc in sp between shells] 29 times, join in beg ch-2. Note: Rnd 3: Ch 2, 2 dc in next st, [dc in next st, 2 dc in next st] 3 times dc in each of next 19 sts [dc in next st, 2 dc in next st] 4 times dc in next 19 sts join in 2nd ch of beg ch-2. Ch 2, dc in same st as beg ch-2, [dc in each of next 2 sts, 2 dc in next st] 3 times, dc in each of next 2 sts ( dc in each of next 19 sts [dc in each of next 2 sts, 2 dc in next st] 4 times dc in next 19 sts join in 2nd ch of beg ch-2. • • • • (marker), (marker), (marker), (marker), (62 dc) (210 dc) Rnd 25: Working in back lp of each st, ch 2, dc in each st around, join in beg ch-2. Fasten off. GAUGE Size 2 hook: Rnds 1–5 = 2 inches wide x 5 inches long Rnd 4: BASKET BRIM marker), (marker), Fold rnd 25 to inside, holding floral wire between rnds 24 and 25, overlap end about 1 inch, wrap wire a couple times to secure. Thread tapestry needle with long length of bridal white and sew rnd 25 to bottom edge of rnd 24. PATTERN NOTES Weave in loose ends as work progresses. Join with slip stitch as indicated unless otherwise stated. Chain-2 at beginning of round counts as first double crochet unless otherwise stated. (marker), (marker), (70 dc) Rnds 5–14: Continue in same manner, maintaining 19 dc sts on each side, inc 4 dc sts on each end and evenly sp location of inc across ends of each rnd between markers TOP TRIM Rnd 26: Join bridal white in rem free lp of rnd 24, sl st in each st around. Fasten off. SPECIAL STITCHES Beginning shell (beg shell): (8 dc sts inc each rnd). (150 dc at the end of rnd 14) (Ch 4, tr, ch 2, 2 tr) in indicated st or sp. 34 PRESENTS AUTUMN 2019 CROCHET WORLD A VERY CROCHET CHRISTMAS
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