Gemma Basket

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As crocheters, we always need another pretty basket to hold our current work in progress. This soft, round basket is perfectly sized to hold yarn and hooks — and the handles make it easy to take along with you wherever you go.

Skill Level: Easy

Size: 6″ tall x 8.5″ diameter

Gauge: 15 sts and 16 rows = 4” [10 cm] in Sc

Materials

Yarn: Red Heart Soft Essentials (100% Acrylic; 131 yards [120 meters]/141 grams): 7305 Biscuit (MC, 2 balls)

Red Heart Pomp-a-Doodle (100% Polyester; 14 yards [13 meters]/100 grams): 9364 Granite (CC, 1 ball)

 

 

Hook: US size J/10 (6.0 mm)

Notions: Removable markers, tapestry needle

Pattern Notes

This basket is worked in the round, starting at the center of the bottom and working up the sides.

Pattern

Base

With MC, ch 2.
Rnd 1: Sc 6 in first ch, join with sl st in first sc. (6 sc)

Rnd 2: Ch 1, 2 sc in each sc to end, join with sl st in first sc. (12 sc)

Rnd 3: Ch 1, *2 sc in next sc, sc in next sc; rep from * to end, join with sl st in first sc. (18 sc)

Rnd 4: Ch 1, *2 sc in next sc, sc in next 2 sc; rep from * to end, join with sl st in first sc. (24 sc)

Rnd 5: Ch 1, *2 sc in next sc, sc in next 3 sc; rep from * to end, join with sl st in first sc. (30 sc)

Rnd 6: Ch 1, *2 sc in next sc, sc in next 4 sc; rep from * to end, join with sl st in first sc. (36 scs)

Rnd 7: Ch 1, *2 sc in next sc, sc in next 5 sc; rep from * to end, join with sl st in first sc. (42 sc)

Rnd 8: Ch 1, *2 sc in next sc, sc in next 6 sc; rep from * to end, join with sl st in first sc. (48 sc)

Rnd 9: Ch 1, *2 sc in next sc, sc in next 7 sc rep from * to end, join with sl st in first sc. (54 sc)

Rnd 10: Ch 1, *2 sc in next sc, sc in next 8 sc; rep from * to end, join with sl st in first sc. (60 sc)

Rnd 11: Ch 1, *2 sc in next sc, sc in next 9 sc; rep from * to end, join with sl st in first sc. (66 sc)

Rnd 12: Ch 1, *2 sc in next sc, sc in next 10 sc; rep from * to end, join with sl st in first sc. (72 sc)

Rnd 13: Ch 1, *2 sc in next sc, sc in next 11 sc; rep from * to end, join with sl st in first sc. (78 sc)

Rnd 14: Ch 1, *2 sc in next sc, sc in next 12 sc; rep from * to end, join with sl st in first sc. (84 sc)

Rnd 15: Ch 1, *2 sc in next sc, sc in next 13 sc; rep from * to end, join with sl st in first sc. (90 sc)

Rnd 16: Ch 1, *2 sc in next sc, sc in next 14 sc; rep from * to end, join with sl st in first sc. (96 sc) 

Sides

Rnd 17: Ch 1, working in back loop only, sc in each st to end, join with sl st in first sc.

Rnd 18: Ch 1, working in both loops, sc in each st to end, join with sl st in first sc.

Rnds 19-27: Rep Rnd 18.

Note: CC is a braided cord with pompoms spaced at regular intervals. For Pompom rnds, you’ll be crocheting over the cord, enclosing it within MC sc sts.

Rnd 28 (Pompom): Lay cord of CC on top of sts of previous rnd. With MC, working over CC cord and into sts of previous rnd, ch 1, sc in each st until you reach a pompom, *push pompom to RS and sc in next st behind pompom, continuing to work over CC cord sc in each st to next pompom; rep from * to end, join with sl st in first sc. Cut CC.

Rnd 29: Ch 1, sc in each st to end, join with sl st in first sc.

Rnds 30-35: Rep Rnds 28-29, 3 more times.

Rnds 36-38: Ch 1, sc in each st to end, join with sl st in first sc.

Rnd 39 (Handles): Ch 1, sc in first 4 sts, ch 20, sk next 18 sts, sc in next 30 sts, ch 20, sk next 18 sts, sc in each st to end, join with sl st in first sc.

Rnd 40: Ch 1, sc in first 4 sts, 20 sc in ch-20 sp, sc in next 20 sts, 20 sc in ch-20 sp, sc in each sts to end, join with sl st in first sc. (100 sc)

Rnd 41: Ch 1, sc in each st to end, join with sl st in first sc.

Fasten off.

Finishing

Weave in ends.

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