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Materials: 200 yds White Knit-Cro-Sheen Crochet Cotton
   Steel Crochet Hook Size 7 or 1.50 mm
   1 ½ Yds 1/8” Wide Satin Ribbon
   7 ½” x 3” empty container
   Stiffener
   Glue


Finished Size Approximately 7 ½” across x 3” deep

Basket:
Rnd 1: Ch 5, join to form a ring, ch 3, 14 dc in ring, join. (15)
Rnd 2: Ch 3, dc in same st as ch 3, 2 dc in each rem dc around, join.
(30)
Rnd 3: Ch 3, dc in same st as ch 3, (dc in next dc, 2 dc in next dc) rep
around, join.
Rnd 4: Ch 3, dc in same st as ch 3, (dc in next 2 dc, 2 dc in next dc) rep
around, join.
Rnd 5: Ch 3, dc in same st as ch 3, (dc in next 3 dc, 2 dc in next dc) rep
around, join.
Rnd 6: Ch 3, dc in same st as ch 3, (dc in next 4 dc, 2 dc in next dc) rep
around, join.
Rnd 7: Ch 3, dc in same st as ch 3, (dc in next 5 dc, 2 dc in next dc) rep
around, join.
Rnd 8: Ch 3, dc in same st as ch 3, (dc in next 6 dc, 2 dc in next dc) rep
around, join.
Rnd 9-11: Ch 3, 1 dc in each dc around, join.
Rnd 12: Ch 1, sc in same st, ch 4, sk 1 dc, (sc in next dc, ch 4, sk 1 dc)
rep around, ending with ch 2, dc in starting sc to join. (This will set you
up in the middle of loop for next rnd).
Rnd 13: Ch 3 (counts as first dc), work 2 more dc in same ch lp, holding
back last lp of each dc, yo, pull though all lps on hook, ch 2, (cluster st:
holding back the last lp of each dc, work 3 dc in next ch 4 lp, yo and pull
through all lps on hook, ch 2) rep around, join.
Rnd 14-19: Sl st into next ch 2 sp, ch 3, holding back the last lp of each
dc, work 2 more dc in same lp, yo, pull through all lps on hook, ch 2,
(cluster st in next ch 2 sp, ch 2) rep around, join.
Rnd 20: Sl st into next ch 2 sp, ch 5 (counts as 1 dc, ch 2), (dc in next ch
2 sp, ch 2) rep around, join in 3rd ch of starting ch 5, fasten off.

Handle:
Ch 110, dc in 4th ch from hook, (ch2, sk 1 ch, dc in next ch) rep across
ch. Ch 4, sl st in opposite side of foundation ch at base of last dc, ch 3,
(cluster st in next ch sp, ch 2) rep across edge, ch 4, sc at top of first dc
at beg of handle, ch 3, (cluster st in next ch sp, ch 2) rep across, fasten
off.

Finishing:
Saturate basket and handle with stiffener. Place basket over container.
Place handle on flat surface. Allow to dry completely.
When dry, weave ribbon through handle at the dc sps in the center of
handle. Weave ribbon through rnd 20 of basket.
Glue handle to the inside edge of the basket over rnds 16-20. Attach a
bow to the outside edge of each side of basket where handle is attached.