Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Mini Woven Basket

This pattern makes a mini woven basket.  Perfect for Easter or any time of the year.  They are small and work up quick.  Use them to hold small amounts of candy, or as a Christmas tree ornament.

You can work these up in contrasting colors or use a single color.

This pattern uses US crochet terms.  If you have any questions about this pattern, leave a comment and I will do my best to help you.

To make this basket you will need only small amounts of yarn.  Using a stiff yarn, like Red Heart Super Saver, works well so the basket stands up on its own.  I used a size G crochet hook but any similar sized hook will work. 

Mini Woven Basket

Special stitches: 
Tall stitch : yo 5 times, insert the hook into the st, yo and pull up a loop, yo and pull through 2 loops on the hook 6 times.

Foundations: Ch 3, sl st in the 3rd ch from the hook to form a ring
1. Ch 2, 12 dc in the ring, sl st to the first dc to join the round.
2. Ch 3, dc in the same space, 2 dc in each st around, sl st into the back loop of the first dc to join.
3. Ch 7, 1 tall stitch into the back loop of each st around, sl st in the top of the beginning ch 7 to join.
4. Ch 1, sc between each tall stitch around, sl st in first sc to join.
5. Ch 1, 1 sc in next 2 st,
6. Ch 1 and turn, 1 sc in next 2 st, repeat step six 28 more times to make the handle.  Fasten off leaving a tail long enough to attach the basket handle to the opposite side.
7. With contrasting yarn, ch 175.
8. Using a yarn needle, attach the beginning tail of the ch to the inside bottom of the basket.  Weave the chain over and under the tall stitches.  As you come all the way around, continue weaving a second layer now weaving the chain under the tall stitches you previously went over and over the tall stitches you previously went under.  You will continue weaving for a total of 4 layers.  Adjust the woven chain if needed to make a neat and tidy basket.  Then pull out any extra chain stitches then tack the end of the chain to the inside of the basket to secure.

This is my original design, please link back to this original pattern when sharing.

Check out some of my other crochet patterns
Spiral Mittens
Sand Dollar Coaster
Daisy Bonnet
Conversation Heart Coaster

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