Celtic Dream Basket CAL: Next Steps

September Crochet Along

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Crochet Along (1)

I know it’s been the ultimate test of patience waiting on the release of the delightful pattern for this chunky, dreamy crochet basket pattern from Janaya Chouinard at Charmed by Ewe. Now that you have all the materials that were listed in our first stage of the September Crochet Along, it’s time to start stitching! This stage is the foundation for your crochet project—we’ll add the finishing touches for handles or a drawstring next time.

Baby K Crochet Celtic Dream

Image courtesy of Baby K Crochet.

Here are a few things to keep in mind before getting started:

  • If you’ve never tried the Celtic Weave Stitch, you can easily learn by checking out these photo and video tutorials.
  • Be sure to check your gauge for this to turn out well. Use this: HDC Gauge Swatch: 7.5 stitches and 5 rows = 4 inches (10 cm)
  • This pattern does not count the starting chain as a stitch.
  • Start each round in the same stitch as your starting chain.
  • The end of each round is joined by slip stitching in the first stitch of the round, not the starting chain.
  • Special stitch: Third Loop. Fold your work towards you so the back of the HDC is visible. The arrows in this image indicate the “third loop” on the back of the stitch. You will be working into the back loop and third loop for Round 11 only.

Abbreviations:

  • ch = chain
  • sl st = slip stitch
  • sc = single crochet
  • hdc = half double crochet
  • FPhdc = front post half double crochet
  • FPtrc = front post treble crochet

First part of the Celtic Dream Pattern:

Make a Magic Ring
Round 1: Working into the ring – Ch 1, make 9 hdc, join in
first hdc and tighten the ring to close (9)
Round 2: Ch 1, make 2 hdc in each stitch around, join (18)
Round 3: Ch 1, in first stitch *make 2 hdc, hdc in next stitch* repeat around, join (27)
Round 4: Ch 1, in first stitch *make 2 hdc, hdc in next 2 stitches* repeat around, join (36)
Round 5: Ch 1, in first stitch *make 2 hdc, hdc in next 3 stitches* repeat around, join (45)
Round 6: Ch 1, in first stitch *make 2 hdc, hdc in next 4 stitches* repeat around, join (54)
Round 7: Ch 1, in first stitch *make 2 hdc, hdc in next 5 stitches* repeat around, join (63)
Round 8: Ch 1, in first stitch *make 2 hdc, hdc in next 6 stitches* repeat around, join (72)
Round 9: Ch 1, in first stitch *make 2 hdc, hdc in next 7 stitches* repeat around, join (81)
Round 10: Ch 1, in first stitch *make 2 hdc, hdc in next 8 stitches* repeat around, join (90)
Round 11: Working in the back loop and the third loop – Ch 1, in first stitch *make 2 hdc, hdc in next
44 stitches* repeat between *, join (92)
Round 12: Ch 3, *skip 2 stitches, FPtrc in next 2 stitches, working in front of the posts just made, FPtrc
in the 2 skipped stitches* repeat around, join in first FPtrc (92)
Round 13: Ch 3, skip first 4 stitches, FPtrc in next 2 stitches, *working behind the posts just made,
FPtrc in the last 2 skipped stitches, skip 2 stitches, FPtrc in next 2 stitches* repeat from * around, join
in first FPtrc (92)
Round 14: Ch 3, skip first 4 stitches, FPtrc in next 2 stitches, *working in front of the posts just made,
FPtrc in the last 2 skipped stitches, skip 2 stitches, FPtrc in next 2 stitches* repeat from * around, join
in first FPtrc (92)
Round 15 – 18: Repeat Rounds 13 & 14
Round 19: Ch 1, FPhdc in every stitch around (do not cross any stitches), join in first FPhdc (92)

That’s not all! The final installment, complete with finishing touches and a print version of the pattern, will be coming your way soon. In the meantime, don’t forget to subscribe to I Like Crochet magazine for more designs, products, and crochet fun.
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