Rnd 2: Hdc in same st as sl st, dc in sp between sts, dc in next st, tr Draw an oval in sp between sts, picot to match measurements on each tr in next st, dc in sp between sts, plastic foam block dc in next st, hdc in sp between sts, cut out oval for Bashdc in next st, sc in sp between sts, ket top opening only. hdc in next st, hdc in sp between Wrap both plastic foam pieces sts, dc in next st, dc in sp between With size 5 hook and vicin plastic wrap. Saturate all cro sts, tr in next st, picot tory red, ch 5, join to form a ring, cheted pieces with fabric stiffener, tr in sp between sts, dc in next st, ch 1, [sc in ring, ch 6, sc in 2nd ch squeeze out excess. hdc in sp between sts, hdc in next from hook, sc in each of next 4 chs] st, sc in sp between sts, hdc in Position Basket Bottom on oval 6 times, join in first sc. next st, at tip of Leaf over ch-1 sp drawing for bottom, pin rnd 26 Ch 1, [working in opposite (dc, tr, picot) in next st to plastic foam, stretching and side of foundation ch of petal, sc, work tr, (dc, hdc) in next ch-1 sp, smoothing as pinning progresses. hdc, dc, hdc, sc in tip, sc in next st, hdc in next sp, dc in Insert oval top piece in Basket top working in sc next st, tr in sp between sts, picot about 1 inch. Use care that top side of petal, sc, hdc, dc, hdc, sc, sk tr in next st, dc in sp edge is even and straight, with next sc in ring] 6 times, join in first between sts, hdc in next st, sc in sp straight pins, pin top edge to plassc. Fasten off. between sts, sc in next st, hdc in sp tic foam. between sts, dc in next st, dc in sp Arrange Poinsettias and Leaves between sts, tr in next st, picot in natural shapes on plastic wrap. tr in next sp, dc in next st, Let all pieces dry thoroughly. dc in sp between sts, hdc in next st, Sew 5 gold beads to center of each hdc in sp between sts, sc in each of flower. Cut ribbon in 6 pieces each next 2 sts, sc in end st. Fasten off. 4 inches long. Glue 3 Poinsettias, 3 Leaves and 3 lps of ribbon tog forming 2 graceful sprays. Glue a spray to each side of Basket. (it should be approximately 73/4 inches x 10 inches). BOTTOM TRIM Rnd 27: Join bridal white in any rem free lp of rnd 14 of Bottom, sl st in each st around. Fasten off. (first point), (1 for each bot tom and top), POINSETTIA Make 6. Rnd 1: (2nd point), (6 petals) Rnd 2: (3rd point), picot (see Special Stitches), (4th point), LEAF (5th Make 6. Rnd 1: point), With size 5 hook and forest green, ch 13, dc in 3rd ch from hook, dc in next 9 chs, (dc, ch 1) twice and dc in last ch, working on opposite side of foundation ch side, dc in next 10 sts, hdc in beg ch, sl st in first dc. FINISHING Measure Basket Bottom (it should be approximately 6 inches x 81/2 inches) CW and Basket top opening Lacy and elegant, this basket is crocheted with size 3 thread and is stiffened to hold its shape.
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