Perfectly Plaid Basket

Achieve perfect cabin chic with this buffalo plaid basket design with leather handles. Store washcloths on your bathroom counter, yarn in by your crafting chair or even pinecones as decor. You’ll love the cozy cabin vibe this classic basket brings to the table.

Skill Level: Intermediate

Size: Base 8” / [20.3 cm] diameter

Gauge: 3 sts = 1” [2.5 cm] in sc

Materials

Medium weight yarnYarn: Rico Design Creative Cotton Aran (100% Cotton; 93 yards [85 meters]/ 50 grams): Cherry (A, 2 balls), Black (B, 2 ball), Red (C, 2 balls)

Hook: US size I/9 (5.5 mm)

Notions: Tapestry needle, stitch marker, two leather strips/handles 8” / [20.3 cm] in length

Pattern Notes

The pattern is worked holding two strands of yarn together at a time.

All parts are worked in continuous rounds without joining. Place the stitch marker in the top of the first st to mark start of round.

Changing Color

When changing to a different color, pull the new color through the last two loops of the previous st to complete that st. Continue in the new color, following the pattern. Change colors in this manner whenever indicated on the pattern.

When changing to and from a color, carry the unused color yarn along the wrong side of the work loosely so that the work does not gather. Crochet over the unused color as they are carried along; this will hide the strands of yarn invisibly and eliminate long unused strands carried across the back of the work.

Pattern

Rnd 1: With A, make a magic ring (adjustable ring), work 6 sc into the ring. (6 sts)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Rnd 9: Sc in the next 3 sts, 2 sc in the next, *sc in next 7 sts, 2 sc in next st; rep from * until last 4 sts, sc in rem sts. (54 sts)

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

Rnd 11: Sc in the next 4 sts, 2 sc in the next, *sc in next 9 sts, 2 sc in next st; rep from * until last 5 sts, sc in remaining sts. (66 sts)

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

Rnd 13: Working in bl, *sc in the next 6 sts, change to B, sc in the next 6 sts, change to A; rep from * around

Rnds 14-15: *Sc in the next 6 sts, change to B, sc in the next 6 sts, change to A; rep from * around, change to C on the last st.

Rnd 16: Working in bl, *sc in the next 6 sts, change to A, sc in the next 6 sts, change to C; rep from * around

Rnds 17-18: *Sc in the next 6 sts, change to B, sc in the next 6 sts, change to A; rep from * around

Rnds 19-21: Rep Rnds 13-15.

Rnds 22-24: Rep Rnds 16-18.

Rnds 25-27: Rep Rnds 13-15.

Rnd 28: With A, sl st loosely in each st around.

Fasten off and weave in ends.

Finishing

Attach your handles, equal distance to each other, on each side of your basket on Rnd 28.

Tags: , , ,

Comments

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *