Skill level: Easy
“I love this pattern!” is what crocheters say when they see the Checkered Country Basket design. And who wouldn’t love this fabulous checkerboard basket?
Use this graphic bag at the beach, the farmer’s market, or to store your yarn stash. You’ll want to show it off wherever you go.
The Checkered Country Basket starts off with the amazing magic ring and builds with rounds of single-crochet. The handles are created by skipping over sections of stitches on each side of the bag. And the color changes are easy because the unused color is carried across, trapped inside the single crochets worked with the other color, using the tapestry technique. This makes the inside of the bag as smooth and attractive as the outside.
The colorwork is vivid and eye-catching. We love it in classic red and white, but it would be equally stunning in any combo of colors. For an understated look, how about cream and tan? Make it in pink and white for a little girl—she’ll love keeping her dollies in it!
The Checkered Country Basket is sturdy enough to hold your library books—it’s crocheted with two strands of worsted-weight held together.
The Checkered Country Basket pattern includes:
- Complete stitch instructions
- List of necessary materials
- Special stitch tips
- Pattern notes
- Finishing instructions
- Detailed photography
Wherever you carry this bag, get ready for the compliments to roll in. And unless you have a bunch of crochet time on your hands, you might not want to tell people you made it yourself because everyone will want one!
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