Lacy Basket

Lacy Basket
Lacy Basket

Crochet Patterns - Lacy Basket

Crochet a petite lacy basket to hold small gifts or treasures. Weave a colored ribbon, befitting the occasion, around its top. Measures 3 1/2 x 4 inches.

You will need small amount mercerized crochet cotton, size 7 steel crochet hook and a 12 inch length of 1/16 inch wide satin ribbon in desired color.

Basket: Ch 8, join with sl st to form ring.

Rnd 1: Work 18 dc in ring, join.

Rnd 2: Ch 4, * dc in dc, ch 1, repeat from * around, join to ch-3 of ch-4.

Rnd 3: Ch 4, * working in back lp only, dc in dc, ch 1, repeat from * around, join.

Rnds 4 through 6: Ch 4, * working in both lps, dc in dc, ch 1, repeat from * around, join.

Rnd 7: Ch 3, dc in same st as ch-3, ch 1, * 2 dc in next dc, ch 1, repeat from * around, join to top of ch-3.

Rnd 8: Ch 3, dc in next dc, ch 2, *dc in each of next 2 dc, ch 2, repeat from * around, join.

Rnd 9: Ch 3, dc in next dc, ch 3, *dc in each of next 2 dc, ch 3, repeat from * around, join.

Rnd 10: Ch 3, dc in next dc, ch 4, *dc in each of next 2 dc, ch 4, repeat from * around, join. Do not fasten off.

Handle: Ch 30, sk 9 lps on basket, sl st to top of dc, sl st into next dc, sc in each ch to end of ch, sl st to base of ch's beginning, fasten off.

Finishing: Saturate basket in fabric stiffener solution, shape as it dries. Note: For easy, inexpensive fabric stiffener, use 1 part white craft glue (such as Elmer's) and 1 part water. It works great. When completely dry, weave ribbon through top lps beginning at base of handle, tie a bow.

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