Blooming Baskets Set

Crochet a set of three crochet baskets in graduating sizes. Each has a thread granny square with varying flowers added. The baskets can be stacked one inside the other when not in use. Perfect for Easter morning, these baskets will be well loved by all.

Skill level: Intermediate

Sizes: Small (Medium, Large), 7 x 5.5” (9.25 x 7”, 12 x 8”)

Gauge: 6 sc and 6 rows = 2” [5 cm]

Materials

Medium weight yarnYarn: Red Heart Super Saver (100% Acrylic; 364 yards [333 meters/198 grams):

#0668 Honeydew (A, 2 balls) for the large basket, #0313 Aran (B, 1 ball), #0322 Pale Yellow (C, 1 ball) for the medium basket, #0774 Light Raspberry (D, 1 ball), #0579 Pale Plum (F, 1 ball); Red Heart Classic (100% Acrylic; 190 yards [174 meters]/100 grams): #0246 Sea Coral (E, 2 balls) for the small basket

Lace weight yarnAunt Lydia’s Size 3 Crochet Thread (100% Mercerized Cotton; 150 yards): #926 Bridal White (G, 1 ball), #201 White (H, 1 ball), #775 Warm Rose (J, 1 ball), #423 Maize (K, 1 ball), #625 Sage (L, 1 ball), #531 Purple (M, 1 ball), #0036 Lilac (N, 1 ball)

Hooks: US size J/10 (6.0 mm); US size D (3.25 mm).

Notions: Large tapestry needle, small tapestry needle, stitch markers.

Pattern Notes

Baskets are worked with 2 strands of yarn throughout using larger hook.

When working the striped rows, crochet over the unused color, changing color in top of the last stitch at each color change. This way you will not have strands of yarn showing on the inside of the basket.

Do not join rounds unless indicated.

An alternate thread if Aunt Lydia’s Size 3 Crochet Thread in Lilac is not available is Aunt Lydia’s Size 10 thread (100% Mercerized Cotton; 350 yards) in color #495 Wood Violet (1 ball). Use 2 strands held together.

Pattern

Small Basket

Rnd 1: With E, make a 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 * 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 * 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 * 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 * 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 * 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 * 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 * 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 * around, join in first st. (60 sts)

Rnd 11: Work in back lps, ch 1, sc in each st around. Do not join. (60 sts)

Rnds 12-14: Work in both lps, sc in each st around.

Rnd 15: *With E, sc in next 2 sts, with F, sc in next 2 sts; rep * around.

Rnds 16-19: Rep Rnd 15.

Rnd 20: With E, sc in each st around.

Rnds 21-23: Rep Rnd 20.

Rnd 24: Sc in next 10 sts, ch 12, sk next 10 sts, sc in next 20 sts, ch 12, sk next 10 sts, sc in last 10 sts. (40 sts, 24 chs)

Rnd 25: Sc in each st and ch around. (64 sts)

Rnd 26: Sl st in each st around, join in first st. Fasten off.

Medium Basket

Rnds 1-10: With C, work same as for Small Basket.

Rnd 11: Sc in first 9 sts, 2 sc in next st, *sc in next 9 sts, 2 sc in next st; rep * 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 * 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 * 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 * around, join in first st. (84 sts)

Rnd 15: Work in back lps, ch 1, sc in each st around. Do not join. (84 sts)

Rnds 16-20: Work in both lps, sc in each st around.

Rnd 21: *With C, sc in next 2 sts, with D, sc in next 2 sts; rep * around.

Rnds 22-25: Rep Rnd 21.

Rnd 26: With C, sc in each st around.

Rnds 27-31: Rep Rnd 26.

Rnd 32: Sc in next 10 sts, ch 15, sk next 13 sts, sc in next 29 sts, ch 15, sk next 13 sts, sc in last 19 sts. (58 sts, 30 chs)

Rnd 33: Sc in each st and ch around. (88 sts)

Rnd 34: Sl st in each st around, join in first st.

Fasten off.

Large Basket

Rnds 1-14: With A, work same as for Medium Basket.

Rnd 15: Sc in first 13 sts, 2 sc in next st, *sc in next 13 sts, 2 sc in next st; rep * around. (90 sts)

Rnd 16: Sc in first 14 sts, 2 sc in next st, *sc in next 14 sts, 2 sc in next st; rep * around. (96 sts)

Rnd 17: Sc in first 15 sts, 2 sc in next st, *sc in next 15 sts, 2 sc in next st; rep * around. (102 sts)

Rnd 18: Sc in first 16 sts, 2 sc in next st, *sc in next 16 sts, 2 sc in next st; rep * around. (108 sts)

Rnd 19: Work in back lps, ch 1, sc in each st around. Do not join. (108 sts)

Rnds 20-26: Work in both lps, sc in each st around.

Rnd 27: *With A, sc in next 2 sts, with B, sc in next 2 sts; rep * around.

Rnds 28-31: Rep Rnd 27.

Rnd 32: With A, sc in each st around.

Rnds 33-39: Rep Rnd 32.

Rnd 40: Sc in next 10 sts, ch 18, sk next 16 sts, sc in next 38 sts, ch 18, sk next 16 sts, sc in next 28 sts. (76 sts, 36 chs)

Rnd 41: Sc in each st and ch around. (112 sts)

Rnd 42: Sl st in each st around, join in first st.

Fasten off.

Granny Lace Squares

Note: Use H for sizes Small and Medium. Use G for size Large.

Small

Rnd 1: With smaller hook, make a magic ring, ch 3, 2 dc in ring, (ch 3, 3 dc) 3 times in ring, ch 3, tighten ring, join in top of beg ch-3, turn. (12 dc)

Rnd 2: Sl st in ch-3 sp, ch 3, (2 dc, ch 3, 3 dc) in same sp, (3 dc, ch 3, 3 dc) in next corner ch-3 sp 3 more times, join in top of beg ch-3, turn. (24 dc)

Rnd 3: Ch 3, 2 dc between 3-dc groups, *(3 dc, ch 3, 3 dc) in next corner ch-3 sp, 3 dc between 3-dc groups; rep from * twice more, work (3 dc, ch 3, 3 dc) in last corner sp, join in top of beg ch-3. Do not turn. (36 dc)

Rnd 4: Ch 1, sc in each dc around and 3 sc in each corner sp, join in first st. (48 sts)

Rnd 5: Ch 1, sc in first st, *sk next st, 5 hdc shell in next st, sk next st, sc in next st; rep * around, join in first st. (12 shells)

Fasten off.

Medium

Rep Rnds 1-3 of Small. Turn at end of Rnd 3.

Rnd 4: Ch 3, 2 dc between 3-dc groups, *(3 dc, ch 3, 3 dc) in next corner ch-3 sp, 3 dc between 3-dc groups twice; rep from * twice more, work (3 dc, ch 3, 3 dc) in last corner ch-3 sp, 3 dc between 3-dc groups, join in top of beg ch-3. Do not turn. (48 dc)

Rnd 5: Ch 1, sc in each dc around and 3 sc in each corner sp, join in first st. (60 sts)

Rnd 6: Ch 1, sc in first st, *sk next st, 5 hdc shell in next st, sk next1 st, sc in next st; rep * around, join in first st. (15 shells)

Fasten off.

Large

Rep Rnds 1-4 of Medium. Turn at end of Rnd 4.

Rnd 5: Ch 3, 2 dc between 3-dc groups, 3 dc between 3-dc groups, *(3 dc, ch 3, 3 dc) in next corner ch-3 sp, 3 dc between 3-dc groups 3 times; rep from * twice more, work (3 dc, ch 3, 3 dc) in last corner ch-3 sp, 3 dc between 3-dc groups, join in top of beg ch-3. Do not turn. (60 dc)

Rnd 6: Ch 1, sc in each dc around and 3 sc in each corner sp, join in first st. (72 sts)

Rnd 7: Ch 1, sc in first st, *sk next st, 5 hdc shell in next st, sk next st, sc in next st; rep * around, join in first st. (18 shells)

Fasten off.

Flowers

Note: Make one 6 petal flower for Small, make one 2-layer petal flower and 2 leaves for Medium, make 3 daffodils and 3 leaves for Large.

6 Petal Flower

Rnd 1: With L, make a magic ring, ch 1, work 6 hdc in ring, tighten ring, join in first st. Fasten off with long strand.

Rnd 2: With N, join with sl st in first st, ch 7, sl st in same st, *sl st in next st, ch 7, sl st in same st; rep * in each st around, join in first st. (6 ch lps)

Rnd 3:  Work (3 sc, 3 hdc, 3 sc) in each ch-7 sp around, join in first st. Fasten off. (6 petals)

Rnd 4: With M, join with sl st in first st, sl st in next st, *sc in next 2 sts, (sc, ch 2, sc) in next st, sc in next 2 sts, sl st in next 2 sts, sl st in next 2 sts of next petal; rep from * in each petal around, join in first st. (6 petals)

Fasten off.

2 Layer Petal Flower

Rnd 1: With K, make a magic ring, ch 4 (counts as hdc, ch 2), hdc in ring, (ch 2, hdc) 4 more times, tighten ring, ch 2, join in 2nd ch of beg ch-4. (6 hdc, 6 ch-2 sps)

Rnd 2: Work (sc, hdc, dc, hdc, sc) in each ch-2 sp around, join in first sc. Fasten off. (6 petals)

Rnd 3: Join J with sl st in back of the dc of first petal, *ch 3, sl st in back of dc of the next petal; rep * 5 more times, join with sl st in first ch-3 sp. (6 ch-3 sps)

Rnd 4: Ch 1, (sc, hdc, 4 dc, hdc, sc) in each ch-3 sp around, join in first sc.

Fasten off.

Leaves (make 2 with L)

Rnd 1: Ch 11, sc in 2nd ch from hook, hdc in next 3 ch, dc in next 5 ch, (4 dc, ch 2, sl st in top of last dc, 3 dc) in last ch, work on opposite side of starting ch, dc in next 5 ch, hdc in next 3 ch, sc in last ch, ch 5, sl st in 2nd ch from hook, sl st in next 3 ch, join with sl st in first sc. Fasten off.

Daffodils (make 3 with K)

Rnd 1: Make a magic ring, ch 2, 12 hdc in ring, tighten ring, join in back lp of first st. (12 hdc)

Rnd 2: Work in back lps, ch 2, 2 dc in first st, *(2 dc, hdc) in next st, sl st in next st, (ch 2, 2 dc) in same st; rep * around, join in first st. Fasten off.  (6 petals)

Rnd 3: Work in front lps of Rnd 1, join with sc in first st, sc in each st around, join in first st. (12 sts)

Rnd 4: Ch 1, sc in each st around, join in first st. (12 sts)

Rnd 5: Ch 1, (sc, ch 1) in each st around, join in first st.

Fasten off.

Leaves (make 3 with L)

Rnd 1: Ch 14, sl st in 2nd ch from hook, sl st in next ch, sc in next 2 ch, hdc in next 2 ch, dc in next 4 ch, hdc in 1 ch, sc in next ch, (sc, ch 2, sc) in last ch, working on opposite side of start ch, sc in next ch, hdc in next ch, dc in next 4 ch, hdc in next 2 ch, sc in next 2 ch, sl st in last 2 ch. Fasten off.

Finishing

Weave in loose ends on each basket.

Sew Flowers and Leaves to corresponding Granny Squares.

Sew each square to side of basket.

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  • Could I make these baskets with a worsted weight (size 4) cotton yarn?

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