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Crochet Patterns - Easter Basket Fridgie

This darling little Easter basket fridgie was Kindly contributed by Designer: Cylinda Mathews of Crochet Memories. For more of her designs click here to visit her gallery of patterns.

Copyright March 2001. All rights reserved

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Materials: Worsted weight yarn, 4 ply (any color); Crochet hook, size G.

Finishing Materials: Tapestry needle (for weaving in ends) 1/3-yard (5/8" ribbon) Glue or needle and threadMagnets

Finished Size: 8" T x 7" W (widest part) Gauge: Not important to over all size

Special Stitches: Fpdc: Yarn over, insert hook from the front of indicated dc post in pattern instructions to the back, around the post and back to the front, draw up a loop, (yo, draw through 2 loops on hook) twice to complete stitch. Forms a ridged effect on back of work.

Bpdc: Yarn over, insert hook from behind indicated dc post in pattern instructions to the front, around the post and to the back, draw up a loop, (yo, draw through 2 loops on hook) twice to complete stitch. Forms a ridged effect on front of work.

Reverse sc: Working from left to right (opposite for left handers), insert hook in stitch to the right of hook, pull up a loop, under and to the left of loop on hook (2 loops on hook), yo, draw through both loops on hook to complete the stitch.

Instruction: Row 1) Starting at bottom: Ch 8; dc in 5th ch from hook; dc in last 3 ch: 5 dc.

Row 2) Ch 3, turn work (counts as first dc, now and throughout), dc in first st; fpdc over next dc, dc in next dc, fpdc over next dc, 2 dc in last dc: 7 sts.

Row 3) Ch 3, turn work; dc in first st, (dc in next dc, bpdc over next dc) twice, dc in next dc, 2 dc in last dc: 9 sts.

Row 4) Ch 3, turn work; dc in first st, (fpdc over next st, dc in next st) 3 times, fpdc over next st, 2 dc in last dc: 11 sts.

Row 5) Ch 3, turn work; dc first st, (dc in next dc, bpdc over next st) 4 times, dc in next dc, 2 dc in last st: 13 sts.

Row 6) Ch 3, turn work; dc in first st, (fpdc over next st, dc in next st) 5 times, fpdc over next st, 2 dc in last dc: 15 sts.

Row 7) Ch 3, turn work; dc first st, (dc in next dc, bpdc over next st) 6 times, dc in next dc, 2 dc in last st: 17 sts.

Row 8) Ch 3, turn work; dc in first st, (fpdc over next st, dc in next st) 7 times, fpdc over next st, 2 dc in last dc: 19 sts.

Row 9) Ch 3, turn work; 4 dc in first st, (dc in next st, bpdc over next st) 8 times, dc in next dc, 5 dc in last dc.

Row 10) Ch 1, turn work; sc in first st, sc in next 26 sts: 27 sc.

Row 11) Ch 1, do not turn, reverse sc across top of basket. Fasten off; secure ends.

Handle: Row 1) Right side facing, join yarn first post st worked on row 9 with a slip st (working around the post from the back); ch 40, slip st over last post st worked on same row.

Row 2) Ch 1, turn work; sc in each ch across working under the top loop only. Slip st around dc post to anchor: 40 sc.

Row 3) Ch 1, turn work; slip st in each sc across. Fasten off; secure ends.

Finishing: Attach magnets to back. Using our Egg Pattern, crochet eggs using a smaller hook size, or even thread if you prefer and a size 6 - 8 hook. Place eggs inside basket and around the bottom as shown in photo.

For more of Cylinda's designs click here to visit her gallery of patterns.

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