Candy Corn Basket

This is a fun and festive tote crocheted in rounds with two strands of yarn. Inspired by the ever popular candy corn treat, this basket is sturdy enough to hold a big Halloween haul!

Skill Level: Easy

Size: Approx 9″ [23 cm] deep x 9″ [23 cm] in diameter excluding handle

Gauge: 10 hdc and 8 rows = 4” [10 cm] with 2 strands tog

Materials

Yarn: Lily Sugar ‘n Cream (100% cotton; 120 yards [109 meters]/70.9 grams): #00109 Yellow (A, 2 balls), #01628 Hot Orange (B, 2 balls), #00001 White (C, 2 balls)
Hook: US size J/10 (6.0 mm) hook
Notions: Tapestry needle

Pattern Notes

Basket is worked with 2 strands tog throughout.
Ch 2 at beginning of round does not count as st.

Pattern

Basket

Beg at base, with 2 strands of A, ch 4, join with sl st to first ch to form a ring.
Rnd 1: Ch 2, 8 hdc in ring; join with sl st to first hdc.
Rnd 2: Ch 2, 2 hdc in each hdc around; join with sl st to first hdc. (16 hdc)
Rnd 3: As Rnd 2. (32 hdc)
Rnd 4: Ch 2, *2 hdc in next hdc, 1 hdc in next hdc; rep from * around, join with sl st to first hdc. (48 hdc)
Rnd 5: Ch 2, 1 hdc in each hdc around; join with sl st to first hdc.
Rnd 6: Ch 2, *2 hdc in next hdc, 1 hdc in each of next 2 hdc; rep from * around, join with sl st to first hdc. (64 hdc)
Rnds 7-16: Ch 2, 1 hdc in each hdc around; join with sl st to first hdc. Break A.
Rnd 17: With B, ch 2, 1 hdc in each hdc around; join with sl st to first hdc.
Rnd 18: Ch 2, *1 hdc in each of next 6 hdc, hdc2tog; rep from * around. (56 hdc)
Rnds 19-22: Ch 2, 1 hdc in each hdc around; join with sl st to first hdc. Break B.
Rnd 23: With C, ch 2, 1 hdc in each hdc around; join with sl st to first hdc.
Rnd 23: Ch 2, *1 hdc in each of next 5 hdc, hdc2tog; rep from * around. (48 hdc)
Rnd 24: Ch 1, working from left to right, instead of from right to left as usual, work 1 reverse sc in each sc around; join with sl st to first sc. Fasten off.

Handle

With 2 strands of C, ch 7; join with sl st to form a ring, being careful not to twist.
Rnd 1: Ch 1, 1 sc in each sc around; Do not join.
Working in a continuous spiral, rep last rnd until Handle from beg measures 14” [35.5 cm].
Fasten off.

Finishing

Sew Handles to Basket as seen in picture.

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