SQUARE BASKET

  • Using Two Strands of Sport/DK weight
  • Color Mauve
  • Using H/5mm Hook
  • R1: 4 hdc into a magic circle, join with a sl st {4 sts}
  • R2: Ch 1, (hdc, 3hdc) 2 times, join with a sl st {8 sts}
  • R3: Ch 1, (hdc, 3hdc) 4 times, join with a sl st {16 sts}
  • R4: Ch 1, hdc in next 2 sts, (3hdc, hdc in next 3 sts) 3 times, 3hdc, hdc in last st, join with a sl st {24 sts} Should measure about 2.5" across at this point.
  • R5: Ch1, hdc in next 3 sts, (3hdc, hdc in next 5 sts) 3 times, 3hdc, hdc in next 2 sts, join with a sl st {32 sts}
  • R6: Ch1, hdc in next 4 sts, (3hdc, hdc in next 7 sts) 3 times, 3hdc, hdc in next 3 sts, join with a sl st {40 sts}
  • R7: Ch1, hdc in next 5 sts, (3hdc, hdc in next 9 sts) 3 times, 3hdc, hdc in next 4 sts, join with a sl st {48 sts}

    Tip R7 starts the ridge of the basket, good to know for counting rounds.

  • Change to an I/5.5mm hook
  • R8: Ch 1, loosely sl st into the back loop only plus the back bar from R7, join with a sl st {48 sts}
  • R9-10: Ch 1, loosely sl st into the back loop only, join with a sl st {48 sts}
  • Change to a G/4mm hook
  • Change to Color Cream
  • Start working in continuous rounds - unjoined rounds at the end of R11.
  • R11: Change colors on Ch 1, loosely single crochet into the back loop only in the next 48 sts, do not join - place a stitch marker on your last stitch of the round {48 sts}
  • R12: skip the sl st and ch 1, waistcoat st directly into the next stitch, waistcoat st in the next 47 sts {48 sts}
  • R13-R16: waistcoat st in the next 48 sts {48 sts}
  • R17: sl st in the next 48 sts {48 sts}
  • Finish off by making 3 more slip stitches and then a seamless join.

    Seamless Join Video