Checkered Country Basket

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This basket is quick and easy to make using 2 strands of worsted weight yarn. Use your favorite combination of autumn colors to match your décor.

Skill level: Easy

Size: 9½” diameter x 6¼” tall

Gauge: 12 sts and 12 row = 4” [10 cm] in Sc

Materials

Yarn:

Medium weight yarn Red Heart Super Saver (100% Acrylic; 364 yards [333 meters]/198 grams): 656 Real Teal (A), 1 skein; 726 Coral (B), 1 skein

Hook: US size J/10 (6.0 mm)

Notions: Tapestry needle

Pattern Notes

Use 2 strands of yarn throughout pattern.

Do not join rounds unless stated.

When working with both colors, carry the unused color across working the sc stitches around the unused color using tapestry crochet technique.

Pattern

Rnd 1: With A, work magic ring, ch 1, 6 sc in ring, tighten ring – 6 sts.

Rnd 2: Work 2 sc in each st around – 12 sts.

Rnd 3: Sc in first st, 2 sc in next st, *sc in next st, 2 sc in next st; rep from * around – 18 sts.

Rnd 4: Sc in first 2 sts, 2 sc in next st, *sc in next 2 sts, 2 sc in next st; rep from * around – 24 sts.

Rnd 5: Sc in first 3 sts, 2 sc in next st, *sc in next 3 sts, 2 sc in next st; rep from * around – 30 sts.

Rnd 6: Sc in first 4 sts, 2 sc in next st, *sc in next 4 sts, 2 sc in next st; rep from * around – 36 sts.

Rnd 7: Sc in first 5 sts, 2 sc in next st, *sc in next 5 sts, 2 sc in next st; rep from * around – 42 sts.

Rnd 8: Sc in first 6 sts, 2 sc in next st, *sc in next 6 sts, 2 sc in next st; rep from * around – 48 sts.

Rnd 9: Sc in first 7 sts, 2 sc in next st, *sc in next 7 sts, 2 sc in next st; rep from * around – 54 sts.

Rnd 10: Sc in first 8 sts, 2 sc in next st, *sc in next 8 sts, 2 sc in next st; rep from * around – 60 sts.

Rnd 11: Sc in first 9 sts, 2 sc in next st, *sc in next 9 sts, 2 sc in next st; rep from * around – 66 sts.

Rnd 12: Sc in first 10 sts, 2 sc in next st, *sc in next 10 sts, 2 sc in next st; rep from * around – 72 sts.

Rnd 13: Sc in first 11 sts, 2 sc in next st, *sc in next 11 sts, 2 sc in next st; rep from * around – 78 sts.

Rnd 14: Sc in first 12 sts, 2 sc in next st, *sc in next 12 sts, 2 sc in next st; rep from * around –  84 sts.

Rnd 15: Work in blo, sc in each st around – 84 sts.

Rnd 16: Work in both lps, *sc in next 6 sts with A, sc in next 6 sts with B; rep from * around – 84 sts.

Rnds 17-18: *Sc in next 6 sts with A, sc in next 6 sts with B; rep from * around.

Rnd 19: *Sc in next 6 sts with B, sc in next 6 sts with A; rep from * around.

Rnds 20-21: Rep Rnd 19.

Rnd 22: *Sc in next 6 sts with A, sc in next 6 sts with B; rep from * around.

Rnds 23-24: Rep Rnd 22.

Rnds 25-27: Rep Rnd 19. Fasten off A at end of last rnd.

Rnd 28: With B, sc in each st around.

Rnd 29: Sc in first 10 sts, ch 15, sk next 12 sts, sc in next 30 sts, ch 15, sk next 12 sts, sc in next 20 sts.

Rnd 30: Sc in each st and ch around – 90 sts.

Rnd 31: Sc in each st around – 90 sts.

Rnd 32: Sl st in each st around, join in first st.

Fasten off.

Finishing

Weave in loose ends. yarn ball

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