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Small Basket

Materials: 100 yds White Knit-Cro-Sheen Crochet Cotton
Steel Crochet Hook Size 7 or 1.50 mm
1 yd 1/8” Wide Peach Satin Ribbon
Stiffener
Small Butter Tub 4 ½” Top Opening x 2” Deep
Glue

Finished Size Approximately 4 ½” top opening x 2” deep

Basket:
Rnd 1: Ch 5, join to form a ring, ch 3, 15 dc in ring, join. (16)
Rnd 2: Ch 3, dc in same dc as ch 3, 2 dc in each rem dc around, join.
(32)
Rnd 3: Ch 6, (counts as 1 dc, ch 3) sk 1 dc, (dc in next dc, ch 3, sk 1 dc)
rep around, join in 3rd ch of starting ch 6.
Rnd 4: Ch 1, work 3 sc in each ch 3 lp around, join.
Rnd 5: Sl st into 2nd st, ch 1, sc in same st, ch 5, (sc in center sc of next
lp, ch 5) rep around, join in starting sc.
Rnd 6: Ch 1, work 5 sc in each lp around, join.
Rnd 7: Sl st into center st of next lp, ch 1, sc in same st, ch 7, (sc in
center st of next lp, ch 7) rep around, join.
Rnd 8: Ch 1, work 7 sc in each lp around, join.
Rnd 9: Rep rnd 7.
Rnd 10: Rep rnd 8.
Rnd 11: Sl st into center st of next lp, ch 1, sc in same st, ch 9, (sc in
center st of next lp, ch 9) rep around, join.
Rnd 12: Ch 1, work 9 sc in each lp around, join.
Rnd 13-18: Rep rnds 11 and 12. At end of rnd 18, fasten off.

Handle:
Row 1: Ch 75, dc in 3rd ch from hook, (ch 2, sk 1 ch, dc in next ch) rep
across.
Rnd 2: Work 3 sc across the end just completed, work 2 sc in each sp
between dc sts up side edge, work 3 sc across end, working on opposite
side, work 2 sc in each sp between each dc, join, fasten off.

Finishing:
Saturate basket and handle with stiffener. Place basket on container,
place handle on flat surface and shape. When completely dry, weave
ribbon through handle. Sew or glue handle into place. Glue a small bow
to each side of handle on the outer edge of basket