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mandag
nov082010

Granny-basket

We´re exploring new ways to use the Pickles Fat & Happy yarn. This fun basket is made with the granny-square technique. Works well for storing toys, yarn or winter accessories. We´re tempted to make one in each colours;) It´ll probably also be nice in multiple colours.

Yarn
500 g Pickles Fat & Happy

Crochet hook N/15

Diameter
about 11"

Height

about 12.2"

Please note: This pattern uses American terminology.
English (British) in the first coloumn.

   
Chain stitch (ch) Chain stitch (ch)  
Double crochet (dc) Single crochet (sc)
Half treble crochet (htr) Half double crochet (hdc)  
Treble crochet (tr) Double crochet (dc)
Double treble crochet (dtr) Treble crochet (tr)  
Triple treble crochet Double treble crochet (dtr)
Cast off Bend off / fasten off
Tension Gauge


Round 1:
4 chain stitches. Make a loop with a slip stitch into the first chain stitch.

Round 2:
2 chain stitches (= the first double crochet), 2 dc into the loop, 1 chain stitch.
*3 dc into the loop, 1 chain stitch*.
Repeat from * to * 3 times in total. Finish the round with a slip stitch into the first dc (the one made from 2 chain stitches). You will now have 4 clusters of dcs around the loop. Turn the work.

Round 3:
2 chain stitches, 2 dc into the hole (made by the chain stitch from the previous round), 1 chain stitch, 3 dc into the same hole, 1 chain stitch.
*3 dc into the next hole, 1 chain stitch, 3 dc into the same hole, 1 chain stitch*.
Repeat from * to* throughout the round. Finish with a slip stitch into the first dc. Turn the work.

 

Round 4:
2 chain stitches, 2 dc into the hole, 1 chain stitch.
*3 dc into the next hole, 1 chain stitch, 3 dc into the same hole, 1 chain stitch, 3 dc into the next hole, 1 chain stitch*.
Repeat from * to * 3 times in total.
3 dc into the next hole, 1 chain stitch, 3 dc into the same hole, 1 chain stitch.
Finish with a slip stitch into the first dc. Turn the work.

Round 5-12:
2 lchain stitches, 2 dc into the hole, 1 chain stitch.
*3 dc into the next hole, 1 chain stitch*.
Repeat from * to * throughout the round.
Finish with a slip stitch into the first dc. Turn the work.

Cut the yarn and assemble.

The basket is a success also as storage for toys...