Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Crochet Flower Basket

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Last weekend I was at a very nice fair here in the Netherlands called Knit and Knot (knot means skein in Dutch). I gave a  workshop there, making these little flower baskets and now I want to share the tutorial with all of you.
            
Materials:
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:
st  stitch
ss  slipstitch
ch  chain
sc  single crochet
hdc half double crochet
dc  double crochet
tr   triple crochet
ch1-sp  chain 1 space
2sctog  2 single crochet together



Instructions:

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)

 Border:

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.


Photo Tutorial
                      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
               
                                                          Repeat around
               


    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
             

                                                        Sew together

              


             



                                      
                       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!

2 comments:

  1. I liked it a lot, congratulations!
    Maria

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