Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Crochet Stash Baskets

Crochet Stash Baskets

Taken from FaveCrafts.com

Materials:
1 ball Lily® Sugar’n Cream yarn (70.9 g / 2.5 oz) in White (for small basket)
2 balls Lily® Sugar’n Cream yarn (70.9 g / 2.5 oz) in Emerald (for medium basket)
3 balls Lily® Sugar’n Cream yarn (70.9 g / 2.5 oz) in Red (for large basket)
Size 3.5 mm (U.S. E or 4) crochet hook or size needed to obtain gauge
Fabric stiffener

Gauge:  18 sc and 20 rows = 4 ins 10 cm.

Instructions:
Small: Approx 5 x 5 x 6 ins 12.5 x 12.5 x 15 cm, with top unfolded.
Medium: Approx 5 x 10 x 6 ins 12.5 x 25.5 x 15 cm, with top unfolded.
Sides:
Ch 28.

1st row: (RS). 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook. 1 sc in each ch to end of ch. Turn. 27 sc.

2nd row: Ch 1. 1 sc in each sc across. Turn.

Rep last row until work from beg measures 5 ins [12.5 cm], ending with a WS row.

Small Basket Only
**Next row: (RS). (Fold line). Ch 1. Working through back loops only, 1 sc in each sc across. Turn.

Next row: Ch 1. Working through both loops, 1 sc in each sc across. Turn.

Rep last row until work from beg measures 5 ins [12.5 cm], ending with a WS row.**

Rep from ** to ** twice more.

Next row: (RS). (Joining row).

Place foundation ch behind last row with WS of work tog. Ch 1. Working through both thicknesses, 1 sc in each sc across. Fasten off.

Medium Basket Only
Next row: (RS). (Fold line). Ch 1. Working through back loops only, 1 sc in each sc across. Turn.

***Next row: Ch 1. Working through both loops, 1 sc in each sc across. Turn.

Rep last row until work from last fold line measures 10 ins [25.5 cm], ending with a WS row.***

Next row: (RS). (Fold line). Ch 1. Working through back loops only, 1 sc in each sc across. Turn.

Next row: Ch 1. Working through both loops, 1 sc in each sc across. Turn.

Rep last row until work from last fold line measures 5 ins [12.5 cm], ending with a WS row.

Rep from *** to *** once more.

Next row: (RS). (Joining row).

Place foundation ch behind last row. Working through both thicknesses, 1 sc in each sc across. Fasten off.

Base
Ch 23 (46).

1st row: (RS). 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook. 1 sc in each ch to end of ch. Turn. 22 (45) sc.

2nd row: Ch 1. 1 sc in each sc across. Turn.

Rep last row until work from beg measures 5 ins [12.5 cm], ending with a WS row. Do not fasten off.

Join Base to Sides: Place lower edge of Sides behind Base with WS of work tog, aligning corners of Base with fold lines and joining row of Sides.

Next rnd: (RS). Ch 1. Working through both thicknesses, work 1 rnd of sc around all 4 sides of Base. Join with sl st in first sc. Fasten off.

Finishing
Apply fabric stiffener to Baskets following manufacturer’s directions. Fold top edge to RS as shown in picture.


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