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Crafty Crocheted Baskets

Make It QuickTM Projects

Fill these wonderful crocheted baskets with fall fruits or use them as decorative accents, selecting colors that match your decor. They are definitely Make It QuickTM patterns. You work with 6 strands of yarn and a large hook.

crocheted baskets on tables

Materials

Worsted weight acrylic yarn to complete 5 baskets
10.5 ozs. (3, 3.5 oz. Skeins) - Color A (aqua)
10.5 ozs. (3, 3.5 oz. Skeins) - Color B (teal)
10.5 ozs. (3, 3.5 oz. Skeins) - Color C (violet)
10.5 ozs. (3, 3.5 oz. Skeins) - Color D (lavender)
10.5 ozs. (3, 3.5 oz. Skeins) - Color E (light green)
10.5 ozs. (3, 3.5 oz. Skeins) - Color F (green)
10.5 ozs. (3, 3.5 oz. Skeins) - Color G (pine)
10.5 ozs. (3, 3.5 oz. Skeins) - Color H (light blue)

Size Q (16 mm) crochet hook or size to obtain gauge

Finished Measurements

Circumference 36 (40, 48)" / 91.5 (101, 122) cm

Gauge

5 stitches and 5 1/2 rows to 4"/10 cm over pattern stitch using Size Q crochet hook.

NOTE: Work with 6 strands of yarn held together throughout. Baskets can be lined with fabric if desired.

Color variations:

Small basket - 6"/15 cm
10 rounds C, 2 rounds B, 3 rounds A.

Small basket - 9"/23 cm
9 rounds B, 2 rounds d, 2 rounds E, 2 rounds H, 2 rounds A, 2 rounds of three strands A and 3 strands B held together.

Medium basket
12 rounds A, 2 rounds D, 2 rounds C, 2 rounds H, 2 rounds B.

Large basket 1
13 rounds F, 2 rounds B, 2 rounds E, 2 rounds G, 2 rounds A, 2 rounds of 3 strands A and 3 strands G held together.

Large basket 2
13 rounds E, 2 rounds H, 2 rounds G, 2 rounds D, 2 rounds B, 2 rounds H.

Small baskets 6 (9)"/15 (23) cm

Chain 4. Join with slip stitch to first chain to form ring.
Round 1. Work 2 single crochets in each chain-8 single crochets.
NOTE: Do not join at end of round, simply continue with next round.
Rounds 2 & 3. Work 2 single crochets in each single crochet - 32 single crochets.
Round 4. Single crochet in each single crochet.
Round 5. Increase 1 single crochet in every 8th stitch - 36 single crochets.
Round 6. Repeat Round 4.
Round 7. Increase 1 single crochet in every 4th stitch - 45 single crochets. Work 8 (12) rounds even. Fasten off.

Medium basket

Work as for small basket through Round 7. Work 1 round even.
Round 9. Increase 1 single crochet in every 9th stitch - 50 single crochet.
Rounds 10-17. Work even.
Round 18. *Single crochet in next 8 single crochets, work 2 single crochets together; repeat from * around.
Rounds 19 & 20. Work even. Fasten off.

Large basket

Work as for small basket through Round 9. Work 1 round even.
Round 11. Increase 1 single crochet in every 10th stitch - 60 single crochets.
Rounds 12-17. Work even.
Rounds 18. *Single crochet in next 13 single crochets, work 2 single crochets together; repeat from * around.
Rounds 19-23. Work even. Fasten off.

Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy and completeness of these instructions. We cannot be responsible, however, for variances in individual techniques, human errors or typographical mistakes.

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