Spa Bas­ket Set

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De­signs by Mar­gret Will­son

FIN­ISHED MEA­SURE­MENTS

Bas­ket: 4 inches wide x 8 inches long x 3 inches deep Cloth: 8 inches square

MA­TE­RI­ALS

• Premier Yarns Home Cot­ton medium (worsted) weight cot­ton/ polyester yarn (23/4 oz/140 yds/ 80g per skein):

1 skein #01 white • Premier Yarns Cot­ton Fair fine (sport) weight cot­ton/acrylic yarn (31/2 oz/317 yds/100g per skein): 1 skein each #03 baby blue, #04 turquoise and #11 lemon drops • Size G/6/4mm cro­chet hook or

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

(used for bas­ket tie only) • Ta­pes­try nee­dle

GAUGE

Bas­ket: 13 dc = 3 inches; 4 rows = 2 inches Rnds 1 and 2 of base = 13/4 inches wide x 6 inches long

Cloth: 3 shells and 4 sc = 31/2 inches; 8 rows = 3 inches

PAT­TERN NOTES

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

SPE­CIAL STITCHES

V-stitch (V-st): (Dc, ch 1, dc) in in­di­cated st or sp. Shell: 5 dc in in­di­cated st or sp.

BAS­KET SET BAS­KET Base

Rnd 1: Us­ing white, ch 23, 2 dc in 4th ch from hook (3 sk chs count

as first dc), dc in each of next 18 chs, 6 dc in last ch, work­ing across op­po­site side of beg ch, dc in each of next 18 chs across, 3 dc in last ch, join (see Pat­tern Notes) in top of first dc. (48 dc) Rnd 2: Ch 3 (see Pat­tern Notes), dc in same st as join­ing, 2 dc in each of next 2 sts, dc in each of next 18 sts, 2 dc in each of next 6 sts, dc in each of next 18 sts, 2 dc in each of next 3 sts, join in top of beg ch-3. (60 dc)

Rnd 3: Ch 3, dc in same st as join­ing, dc in next st, [2 dc in next st, dc in next st] twice, dc in each of next 18 sts, [2 dc in next st, dc in next st] 6 times, dc in each of next 18 sts, [2 dc in next st, dc in next st] 3 times, join in top of beg ch-3. (72 dc)

Rnd 4: Ch 3, dc in same st as join­ing, dc in each of next 2 sts,

[2 dc in next st, dc in each of next 2 sts] twice, dc in each of next 18 sts, [2 dc in next st, dc in each of next 2 sts] 6 times, dc in each of next 18 sts, [2 dc in next st, dc in each of next 2 sts] 3 times, join in top of beg ch-3. (84 dc)

Rnd 5: Ch 1, sc in same st as join­ing, work­ing in back lp (see

Stitch Guide) only, sc in each st around, join in first st.

Sides

Rnd 6: Ch 3, dc in next sc, *sk next sc, V-st (see Spe­cial Stitches) in next sc, sk next sc**, dc in each of next 3 sc, rep from * around, end­ing last rep at **, dc in next st, join in top of beg ch-3. (14 V-sts, 14 3-dc groups)

Rnds 7–10: Ch 3, dc in next dc, *sk next dc, V-st in next ch-1 sp, sk next dc**, dc in each of next 3 dc, rep from * around, end­ing last rep at **, dc in next dc, join in top of beg ch-3.

Rnd 11: Ch 1, sc in same st as join­ing, *sk next 2 dc, shell (see

Spe­cial Stitches) in ch-1 sp, sk next 2 dc**, sc in next dc, rep from * around, end­ing last rep at **, join in first sc. Fas­ten off. (14 shells, 14 sc)

Tie

With 1 strand each of baby blue, turquoise and lemon drops and larger hook, ch 115, fas­ten off. Thread end of tie onto ta­pes­try nee­dle and lace through rnd 10 of bas­ket as shown in pic­ture on page 53.

CLOTH

Make 1 each of baby blue, turquoise & lemon drops. Row 1: Ch 44, sc in 2nd ch from hook, *sk next 2 chs, shell (see Spe­cial Stitches) in next ch, sk next 2 chs, sc in next ch, rep from * across, turn. (7 shells, 8 sc) Row 2: Ch 3 (see Pat­tern Notes), 2 dc in first sc, *sk next 2 dc, sc in next dc, sk next 2 dc**, shell in next sc, rep from * across, end­ing last rep at **, 3 dc in last sc, turn. (6 shells, 2 3-dc groups, 7 sc)

Row 3: Ch 1, sc in first dc, *sk next 2 dc, shell in next sc, sk next 2 dc, sc in next dc, rep from * across, turn.

Rows 4–23: [Rep rows 2 and 3] 10 times. At end of last row, fas­ten off.

Pamper some­one with this pretty spa set this holiday sea­son. Add their fa­vorite body wash and a scented can­dle for an ex­tra-spe­cial gift.

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