Tuesday, February 13, 2018

A Tisket A Tasket Basket

A Free Crochet Pattern


As you can see from the picture above I was meaning to have this pattern out before Christmas, my design schedule changed when I made the Etching Scarf Pattern. I think this date will be better anyway.

Easter is only a couple of months away. Do you like to make Easter baskets for your loved ones? I have made a few different ones. I made a really sturdy one with fabric strips and I have made a coil basket with thread and t-shirt yarn.

I really like this basket, because it looks so much like a woven basket. The tunisian seed stitch is the perfect look for a woven basket. I paired the basket with the attached i-cord edging to give it a modern streamlined look.

If this pattern looks a little hard for you. Don't forget that I have a practice pattern available for this basket. the A Trisket A Tasket Dishcloth will help you go through all the stitches need to make the basket.

This basket is easy to adjust in size. If you want a bigger basket I would suggest switching to a Tunisian hook. The math for making it bigger would be the width of stitches plus 20. So if you want a basket that is 30 stitches wide, You will want to make the pattern 50 rows tall. Do you see what I am saying? I'm sure that it will make more sense when you read through the pattern.

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This is a free crochet pattern on the blog. Just keep scrolling down to see this pattern. By having it free on the blog I am able to promote the pattern more and share it with more people. I also feel that I bring some trust to my readers who can read through the pattern before they decide if they want to purchase the pattern.

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When you purchase this pattern you will also be receiving the pattern for the matching dishcloth that I shared last week on the blog. You can go to Ravelry first to mark this pattern in your favorites, or you can purchase through my link.



Designer: Julia Schwartz
Yarn: worsted cotton yarn 2 colors 1 skein of the main color and scraps of the second color.
Hook: H/8 5mm
Notions: tapestry needle, cable needle
Size: 4 by 4 by 4 inches
Gauge: 13 sc and 14 rows (not really needed for this pattern)

Special Stitches: 
 • TPS: (forward pass) Place yarn in front of your work, insert your hook into the left vertical bar of the st below, yo and pull your yarn through.
 (Return pass): follow instructions in the pattern.
• TKS: (Forward pass)working with the yarn behind your work, insert your hook between the vertical bars below the horizontal bars in the st below, yo, pull the yarn through, keep your loop on the hook.
(Return pass): follow instructions in the pattern.

Notes: If you want to make just the dishcloth follow the pattern and finish off at row 15. Then follow the instructions for the attached I-cord.

Copyright: 
Julia Schwartz. Do not reproduce, copy, distribute, or sell this pattern without permission of the designer. This pattern must not be translated, reproduced, or circulated in another language without prior consent. If you have questions about this pattern please contact Julia.diligence@gmail.com.


Pattern:
Row 1: ch 15, insert hook into each ch and pull up a loop for a total of 15 loops on the hook,
return pass: yo, pull through 1 loop, (yo, pull through 2 loops) repeat (to) until you have 1 loop left.

Row 2: Forward pass: (tks, tps) repeat (to) for 15 stitches
 return pass: yo, pull through 1 loop, (yo, pull through 2 loops) repeat (to) until you have 1 loop left.

Row 3: Forward pass: (tps, tks) repeat (to) for 15 stitches
return pass: yo, pull through 1 loop, (yo, pull through 2 loops) repeat (to) until you have 1 loop left.

Row 4-35: Repeat rows 2 and 3




Sides of the basket (repeat instructions on both sides) 

Row 1: working down the long side of the fabric with the right side facing up, skip 10 rows, sl st into the next st, bring up a loop from the next 14 sts for a total of 15 loops on the hook 
Return pass: return pass: yo, pull through 1 loop, (yo, pull through 2 loops) repeat (to) until you have 1 loop left. 

Repeat pattern rows 2 and 3 for a total of 10 rows. 
Finish off.

Wip stich the 4 side corners together. 

Attached I-cord Edging 

With a new color, make a slip knot, ch 3, pull up a loop in each ch, insert the hook in a corner st, yo and pull up a loop for a total of 4 loops on the hook, {take the back 3 loops off the hook and put them on the cable needle, (yo and pull through one loop on the hook, take the next st off the cable needle and onto your hook) repeat (to) 2 times, take the last loop off the cable needle, place the loop on the hook, insert the hook into the next st of dishcloth, yo and pull through, yo and pull through 2 loops}

You should have 4 loops on your hook again.

Repeat {to} for a total of 19 stitches.

Regular I-cord handles 
Take the back 3 loops off the hook and put them on the cable needle, (yo and pull through one loop on the hook, take the next st off the cable needle and onto your hook) repeat (to) 3 times
Make 8 to 10 stitches

Go back to the attached I-cord edging for 23 stitches 

Make 8 to 10 stitches for the I- cord handles
Make 4 stitches for the attached I cord edging

To finish off, yo and pull through all 4 loops, sl st into the starting ch of the edging.
Finish off.
Weave in your ends.


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