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Miniature Crocheted Basket

Miniature Crocheted Basket

Miniature Crocheted Basket 

Designed by Linda Driscoll of Uniqueness

You'll enjoy making this elegant, lacy crocheted basket with Kreinik Fine Braid. You can fill it with miniature dried flowers for a gift, or use at a party for candy or mints (great idea for a baby shower, wedding shower, anniversary party, etc).

Materials needed:

  • two spools Kreinik Fine (#8) Braid 017HL White Gold Hi Lustre

  • Boye steel crochet hook size #11

  • Aleene's stiffening and draping liquid to paint brush on finished piece

Instructions:

To begin, ch 3, join to form ring.

Round 1: Ch 3 (counts as first dc), work 12 dc in ring, slip st in top of ch 3 (13 dc)

Round 2: Ch 3, dc in same st, dc in next dc *2dc in next dc, * around (26 dc)

Round 3: Ch 3, dc in same st, dc in next dc, *2dc in next dc, 1dc in next dc* around (40dc)

Round 4: Ch 1, sc in same st, skip 1 dc, dc ch 1 in next dc 3 times, skip 1 dc, sc in next stitch, (3dc shell made), work 9 more shells around in same way (10 shells made)

Round 5: Slp st to middle dc in 1st shell. *Ch 3, skip 1dc, sc in space, ch 3, skip next dc, skip next sc, skip next dc, dc in next space, * around * slip st. to first picot loop made (22 picot loops)

Round 6: Ch 1, sc in same picot loop; in next loop, make 3dc shell, sc in next loop - repeat around, 10 3dc shells

Round 7: Repeat round 5

Round 8: Ch 4, * 3 trbl in next loop, * Ch 1, trbl in next loop, ch 1, 3 trbl in next loop * around.

Round 9: Sc in top of ch 4, skip 1 ch, 1 dc, 3 dc shell in next trbl, skip 1 dc, skip 1 ch, and sc in next trbl around.

Round 10: Repeat round 5

Round 11: Repeat round 6

Round 12: Repeat round 5

To work handle: Ch 60, counting to the right, skip 9 loops. In 10th loop, sc, ch 3, skip 1 loop to the right and sc in next loop. Ch 1, going back across on chain, skip 1 ch and dc in next ch. Skip 1 ch, dc in next chain across, ending with ch 1 and sc to top of loop

Round 13: 5 dc in next loop, working around basket to the left, and sc in next loop. Work 5 dc shells around basket in this fashion. When working near handle, hold back handle and work 5 dc shells into picots of previous rd.

Round 14: Work ch 3 picot around in spaces between dc in shells. End off and hide thread with a needle or crochet hook.

Stiffen basket and handle by painting inside of basket and underside of handle with Aleene's stiffening and draping liquid.
 

Abbreviations:

ch = chain
dc = double crochet
sc = single crochet
slip st = slip stitch
trbl = treble crochet
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