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I used a mercerized 100% cotton ( Durable Coral minis) with hook 2,5mm
And glue mixed with water to stiffen it up
Abbreviations US terms:
sc single crochet
hdc half double crochet
dc double crochet
tr triple crochet
ch1-sp chain 1 space
2sctog 2 single crochet together
With color 1, make a magic ring or ch3, close with ss in first ch, to form ring.
round 1: ch 2 (=1dc), 11dc in ring, close with ss in 2nd ch. (12 in total)
round 2: ch 3, dc in same st, 2 dc in next st, *(dc, ch, dc) in next st, 2 dc in next st, repeat from * 4 more times, close with ss in second ch from beginning.
round 3: ch 2, *(dc, ch, dc) in ch1-sp, dc in next 4 st, repeat from * 4 more times,
(dc, ch, dc) in ch1-sp, dc in next 3 and close with ss in second ch from beginning. Fasten off and tuck away end.
With color 2, make 6 more hexagons like above but now keep long ends, about 25 cm.
Sew the six hexagons with color 2 around the hexagon with color 1. (see picture tutorial)
Join color 1 in ch1-sp with a ss and make a *sc , sc in next 5 st, 2sc tog, sc in next 5 st, sc in ch1-sp, sc in next st, hdc in next, (dc, tr) in next, (tr, dc) in next, hdc in next, sc in next, repeat from * all around.
12 in total ch 3
dc in same space 2dc in next st
(dc,ch,dc) in next repeat all around
Close with ss in sec ch from beginning ch2
* (dc,ch,dc) in ch1-sp dc in next 4st
Close with ss in sec ch from beginning fasten off and tuck away end
Make 6 more with color 2 and keep long ends pull the end through the ch1-sp
Join color 1 with ss * sc
sc in next 5 st pull loops through next 2 st
2sctog sc in next 5 st
sc in ch1-sp sc in next st
hdc in next st (dc,tr) in next st
(tr,dc) in next st hdc in next st
sc in next repeat from * all around
To stiffen up the basket I mixed equal parts water and (wood)glue, soaked the flower in this mixture , squeezed it a bit and let it dry over a bowl covered with plastic wrap.
HAVE FUN MAKING THESE!