Fall Treat Bas­ket

Crochet World - - Contents - De­sign by Gemma Owen

FIN­ISHED MEA­SURE­MENTS 7 inches in di­am­e­ter x 3 inches tall

MA­TE­RI­ALS

• Liz­beth size 10 crochet cot­ton (122 yds per ball): 2 balls #698 fudge

medium (color A) 1 ball #136 au­tumn spice

(color B) • Size 7/1.65mm steel crochet hook

or size needed to ob­tain gauge • Ta­pes­try nee­dle

GAUGE

3 rnds = 11/4 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. Chain-4 at be­gin­ning of round counts as first tre­ble crochet un­less oth­er­wise stated.

SPE­CIAL STITCH

Sin­gle crochet join (sc join): Place a slip knot on hook, insert hook in in­di­cated st, yo and pull up a lp, yo and draw through both lps on hook.

BAS­KET

Rnd 1: Form a slip ring (see il­lus­tra­tion) with color A, ch 1 loosely, work 12 dc in ring, join (see Pat­tern Notes) in beg dc, pull beg tail to close ring tightly. (12 dc) Rnd 2: Ch 3 (see Pat­tern Notes), dc in same st as join, 2 dc in each rem dc around, join in 3rd ch of beg ch-3. (24 dc)

Rnd 3: Ch 3, 2 dc in next dc, *dc in next dc, 2 dc in next dc, rep from * around, join in 3rd ch of beg ch-3. (36 dc)

Rnds 4 & 5: Rep rnd 3. (81 dc) Rnd 6: Ch 3, dc in each of next 7 dc, *2 dc in next dc**, dc in each of next 8 dc, rep from * around, end­ing at **, join in 3rd ch of beg ch-3. (90 dc)

Rnd 7: Ch 3, dc in each of next 8 dc, *2 dc in next dc**, dc in each of next 9 dc, rep from * around, end­ing at **, join in 3rd ch of beg ch-3. (99 dc)

Rnd 8: Ch 3, dc in each of next 9 dc, *2 dc in next dc**, dc in each of next 10 dc, rep from * around, end­ing at **, join in 3rd ch of beg ch-3. (108 dc)

Rnd 9: Ch 3, dc in each of next 4 dc, *2 dc in next dc**, dc in each of next 5 dc, rep from * around, end­ing at **, join in 3rd ch of beg ch-3. (126 dc)

Rnd 10: Ch 3, dc in each of next 12 dc, *2 dc in next dc**, dc in each of next 13 dc, rep from * around, end­ing at **, join in 3rd ch of beg ch-3. (135 dc)

Rnd 11: Ch 3, dc in each of next 13 dc, *2 dc in next dc**, dc in each of next 14 dc, rep from * around, end­ing at **, join in 3rd ch of beg ch-3. (144 dc)

Rnd 12: Ch 3, dc in each of next 14 dc, *2 dc in next dc**, dc in each of next 15 dc, rep from * around, end­ing at **, join in 3rd ch of beg ch-3. (153 dc)

Rnd 13: Ch 3, dc in each of next 15 dc, *2 dc in next dc**, dc in each of next 16 dc, rep from * around, end­ing at **, join in 3rd ch of beg ch-3. (162 dc) Rnd 14: Ch 1, sc in back lp (see

Stitch Guide) of same st as ch-1, *sk next 2 dc, 7 dc in next dc, sk next 2 dc**, sc in back lp of next dc, rep from * around, end­ing at **, join in beg sc. (27 sc, 27 groups of 7 dc) Rnd 15: Ch 4 (see Pat­tern Notes), 6 tr in same st as join, sk next 3 dc, *sc in back lp of next dc, sk next 3 dc**, 7 tr in next sc, sk next 3 dc, rep from * around, end­ing at **, join in 4th ch of beg ch-4. Fas­ten off. (27 sc, 27 groups of 7 tr) Rnd 16: Sc join (see Spe­cial Stitch) color B in back lp of 4th tr of first 7-tr group, *sk next 3 tr, 7 tr in next sc, sk next 3 tr**, sc in back lp of next tr, rep from * around, end­ing at **, join in beg sc. Rnd 17: Rep rnd 15. Fas­ten off. Rnds 18 & 19: With color A, rep rnds 16 and 17. Rnds 20–27: [Rep rnds 16–19] twice.

Wel­come the sea­son with a sweet treat bas­ket filled with candy corn! Al­ter­nat­ing rounds of var­ie­gated and solid-col­ored thread give the im­pres­sion of col­or­ful leaves on an au­tumn day.

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