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Free Crochet Lacy Basket with
Lavender Ribbon
Lacy Basket with Lavender Ribbon

Materials: 200 yds White Knit-Cro-Sheen Crochet Cotton
    Steel Crochet Hook Size 7 or 1.50 mm
    8 oz Whipped Topping Container
    3 yds ¼” wide Lavender Satin Ribbon
    Stiffener
    Sewing Needle and White Thread
    Glue

Finished Size Approximately 6” across top x 3” deep

Basket Base:
Rnd 1: Ch 5, join to form a ring, ch 3 (counts as 1 dc), work 15 dc in
ring, sl st to join in top of ch 3. (16)
Rnd 2: Ch 3, dc in same st, work 2 dc in each rem dc around, join. (32)
Rnd 3: Ch 1, sc in same st, (ch 3, sk 1 dc, sc in next dc) rep around,
ending with ch 1, dc in starting sc (ch 1, dc sets you up in the middle of
lp for next round). (16 ch lps around)
Rnd 4: Ch 1, sc in same lp, (ch 8, sc in same lp, ch 2, sc in next lp) rep
around, ending with ch 2, sl st to join in starting sc. (16 ch 8 lps around).
Rnd 5: Sl st to the top of next ch 8 lp, ch 1, sc in same lp, (ch 5, sc in top
of next ch 8 lp) rep around, ending with ch 3, dc in starting sc to join. (16
ch 5 lps around)
Rnd 6: Ch 1, sc, ch 3, sc in same lp, (ch 5, sc, ch 3, sc in next ch 5 lp)
rep around, ending with ch 3, dc in starting sc to join.
Rnd 7 & 8: Rep rnd 6.
Rnd 9: Ch 1, sc, ch 3, sc in same lp, (ch 6, sc, ch 3, sc in next ch 5 lp)
rep around, ending ch 3, tr in starting sc to join.
Rnd 10: Ch 1, sc, ch 3, sc in same lp, (ch 6, sc, ch 3, sc in next ch 6 lp)
rep around, ending with ch 3, tr in starting sc to join.
Rnd 11: Ch 1, sc, ch 3, sc in same lp, (ch 7, sc, ch 3, sc in next ch 6 lp)
rep around, ending with ch 4, tr in starting sc to join.
Rnds 12-19: Ch 1, sc, ch 3, sc in same lp (ch 7, sc, ch 3, sc in next ch 7
lp) rep around, ending with ch 4, tr in starting sc to join.
Rnd 20: Ch 4, 3 tr, (ch 3, sc at base of ch 3 for picot), 4 tr all in same ch
7 lp, ch 3 [4 tr, picot, 4 tr in next lp, ch 3], rep around, join, fasten off.

Handle:
Row 1: Ch 90, sc in 10th ch from hook, (ch 2, sk 1 ch, sc in next ch, ch
8, sc in same ch as last sc) rep across, turn.
Row 2: Sl st to center top of ch 8 lp, ch 1, sc in same lp, (ch 2, sc in top
of next ch 8 lp) rep across, turn.
Row 3: Ch 1, sc in first sc, (ch 3, sc in top of next sc at top of ch 8) rep
across, fasten off.

Finishing:
Saturate basket and handle with stiffener. Place basket over container.
Lay handle on flat surface. Allow pieces to dry completely. Sew handle
to inside edge of basket with sewing needle and white thread.
Cut ribbon into 10 equal parts. Tie 5 lengths of ribbon into a bow. Blue
to side of handle. Rep on other side of handle.