Pattern instructions MATERIALS ● New Lanark Mills Natural Blend Aran, 100% wool, 100g/161m/176yds Yarn A: Pebble x 4 balls Yarn B: Sandstone x 1 ball ● DMC Petra 3, 100g/280m/306yds Yarn C: Cream 53823 x 1 ball ● 2.5mm and 6mm hooks ● Stitch marker (optional) TENSION Work 9 sts and 4.5 rows to measure 10 x 10cm/4 x 4in worked over trblo using 6mm hook, or size required to obtain tension. MEASUREMENT This pattern creates a basket that is 38cm/15in in diameter, and 28cm/11in deep. To make it bigger, simply keep increasing the base section and add more rounds for the height. DESIGNER BIOGRAPHY Helda is hopelessly devoted to yarn and is constantly working to transform it to modern wearable crochet. She can found at www.heldasland.blogspot.co.uk.
Ellie Project Basket BY HELDA PANAGARY
This stylish monochrome basket is perfect for housing all your crochet works-in-progress.
PATTERN NOTES Yarn is used doubled. The 6mm hook will produce a floppy styled bag/basket – if you want a sturdier fabric use a smaller hook. Rounds are joined with sl st, but not turned. If you wish, you can work the sides in a continuous spiral. BASE START With 2 strands of yarn A held together and using 6mm hook, 2ch. Rnd 1: 8htr in 2nd ch from hk. Rnd 2: 2htr in each st, join with sl st – 16htr. Rnd 3: 2ch, 1htr in st at base of ch, 1htr, *2htr in next st, 1htr; rep from * around, sl st to 2ch to join – 24htr. Rnd 4: 2ch, 1htr in same st as join, 2htr, *2htr in next st, 2htr; rep from * around, sl st to 2ch to join – 32htr. Rnd 5: 2ch, 1htr in same st as join, 3htr, *2htr in next st, 3htr; rep from * around, sl st to 2ch to join – 40htr. Rnd 6: 2ch, 1htr in same st as join, 4htr, *2htr in next st, 4htr; rep from * around, sl st to 2ch to join – 48htr. Rnd 7: 2ch, 1htr in same st as join,
5htr, *2htr in next st, 5htr; rep from * around, sl st in 2ch to join – 56htr. Rnd 8: 2ch, 1htr in same st as join, 6htr, *2htr in next st, 6htr; rep from * around, sl st in 2ch to join – 64htr. Rnd 9: 2ch, 1htr in same st as join, 7htr, *2htr in next st, 7htr; rep from * around, sl st in 2ch to join, turn – 72htr. To make the base larger, increase in the same fashion, saving turn for the end of the last rnd. BASKET SIDES The next rnd will be the first row of the body of the basket. Work into the back of each htr as folls: Rnd 10: 2ch, 1dc under the line or ridge on the back of the first st of previous round, htrblo in every st around. Next 4 Rnds: 2ch, tr in back loop of each st to end. Join with sl st. Change to yarn B. Next 3 Rnds: 2ch, trblo around. Join with sl st. Change to yarn A. Next 2 Rnds: 2ch, trblo around. Join with sl st. SHAPE HANDLES Next Rnd: 2ch, 14trblo, 12ch, miss 13 sts, 29trblo, 12ch, miss 13 sts, trblo in rem sts around, join with sl st in top of first tr. Last Rnd: 2ch, trblo in ea st and tr in ea ch around, sl st to join. Fasten off. EDGING With 2.5mm hook and yarn C, join with sl st in any tr on side of bag, 3ch, 5tr in same st, *dc in next st, 6tr in next st; rep from * around. Fasten off. FINISHING Weave in all ends.
54 Inside Crochet OCTOBER 2013