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Decorative Basket

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(4) Name: 'Crocheting : Decorative Basket
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Basic Skills Necessary:

  • ch, sc, hdc, dc, slip st and turning ch

Pattern Description:

An easy, multi-use little basket that is ideal for those chocolates during festive times, for Easter eggs, could hold little baubles on your table..a whole load of possibilities.
The pattern is worked in rounds from the bottom up and we work the 'handle' continuously without the worry of weaving too many ends.

This pattern has been tested using :
a) 3-ply light fingering yarn , 10 g / 30 yds ; 4 mm crochet hook ;

b) 4 ply polyester purse/cone yarn , 50 g / 210 yds ; 4 mm crochet hook ;

c) Caron One Pound (med 4 worsted weight), approx 50 g ; 4 mm (G) crochet hook ;
Comments :Some instructions confusing, charts were very helpful ; took a few hrs
Skill level by tester : Easy

d) Purse thread in roll, around 1 roll, 3 mm crochet hook ;
Comments : Clear instructions, helpful photos, took 1 hr to complete ;
Skill level by tester : Easy

e) Purse thread , less than 1 cone , 3.25 mm crochet hook ;
Comments : Instructions & photos very clear ; took a few hours
Skill level by tester : Easy

f) Knitting Essentials Sparkle Knit (DK) , approx 20-30m ; 4 mm crochet hook ;
Comments : Took 2.5 hrs ; Chart was easy to follow.
Skill level by tester : Advanced beginner

g) Petal Pink Red Heart Super Saver ; small amt used ; 4 mm crochet hook ;
Comments :Charts good, took 4-6 hrs

Gauge:

Not critical

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Base - Diameter 4" ; Height : 2 3/4" ; Top - Diameter : 6"

Materials:

  • 4 ply (fingering) yarn - under 50 g / 200 yds
  • 4-4.25 mm (G, US 6) hook

Suggested yarn:

200 yards of Fingering weight



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A full time stay at home mum, a part time social service volunteer & part time animal ‘foster-er’.

Crochet is my all time love and relaxer.. but I love craft in all forms.
I love macrame too.. ...

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