Saint Nick’s Basket

Hold all your special gifts in the Saint Nick’s Basket under the tree this year. The chunky yarn makes this basket sturdy yet flexible.

Skill Level: Beginner

Size: 19.6” / [50 cm] x 23.5” / [60 cm]

Gauge: 5 sts and 3 rows = 4” [10 cm]

Materials

Super bulky weight yarnYarn: Hoooked Ribbon XL (100% Recycle Fibres; 131 yards [120 meters]/250 grams): RXL34 Lipstick Red (A, 1 skein), RXL28 Pearl White (B, 1 skein), RXL26 Black Night (C, 1 skein), RXL Lemon Yellow (D, 1 skein)

Hook: US size O/17 (12.0 mm)

Notions: Tapestry needle, fabric glue

Special Stitches

Inc – work 2 sts in st indicated.

Pattern Notes

Join with sl st at each end of round.

It is recommended to insert a metal basket inside the basket for added support.

Pattern

Basket

With B, make magic ring

Rnd 1: Work 10 dc in magic ring. (10 sts)

Rnd 2: Inc 10 times. (20 sts)

Rnd 3: (Inc in next st, dc in next st) 10 times. (30 sts)

Rnd 4: (Inc in next st, dc in next 2 sts) 10 times. (40 sts)

Rnd 5: (Inc in next st, dc in next 3 sts) 10 times. (50 sts)

Rnd 6: (Inc in next st, dc in next 4 sts) 10 times. (60 sts)

Rnd 7: (Inc in next st, dc in next 5 sts) 10 times. (70 sts)

Change to A.

Rnd 8: (Inc in next st, dc in next 6 sts) 10 times. (80 sts)

Rnd 9: Working in FLO, dc in all 80 sts. (80 sts)

Rnds 10-11: Dc in all 80 sts. (80 sts)

Change to C.

Rnd 12-13: Dc in all 80 sts. (80 sts)

Change to A.

Rnd 14: Dc in next 25 sts, (change to B) dc in next 12 sts, (change to A) dc in next 6 sts, (change to B) dc in next 12 sts, (change to A) dc in next 25 sts. (80 sts)

Rnd 15: Dc in next 24 sts, (change to B) dc in next 14 sts, (change to A) dc in next 4 sts, (change to B) dc in next 14 sts, (change to A) dc in next 24 sts.

Rnd 16: Dc in next 23 sts, (change to B) dc in next 16 sts, (change to A) dc in next 2 sts, (change to B) dc in next 16 sts, (change to A) dc in next 23 sts.

Change to B

Rnd 17-18: Dc in all 80 sts. (80 sts)

Change to C

Rnd 19: Sc in all 80 sts. (80 sts)

Fasten off.

Belt

With D, ch 22, sl st in first ch to make a circle.

Fasten off.

Buttons

With C, make a magic ring.

Rnd 1: Work 8 hdc in a magic ring. (8 sts)

Fasten off.

Finishing

With fabric glue, attach buttons and belt to the front of the basket.

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