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How to Crochet a Pumpkin Basket
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How to Crochet a Pumpkin Basket

Difficulty Beginner
Budget £10 - £30
Time 1/2 day +

Hook yourself up this handy basket to add a touch of autumn into your home. The stylish crochet basket is the perfect seasonal addition to your home. It's perfect for keeping your projects tidy, storing kids’ toys, or perhaps even holding your freshly picked pumpkins!  

Project and instructions by @lostinknit.

You will need:

 

Knitcraft Return of the Mac in Ecru (yarn A) x 2

Knitcraft Return of the Mac in Terracotta (yarn B) x 1

Knitcraft Return of the Mac in Sage (yarn C) x 1

8mm hook

 

Abbreviations

Ch - chain

Dc - double crochet

Ss - slip stitch 

St- stitch

 

Notes 

This pattern uses the tapestry crochet method for the chart section. 

This pattern is in UK terms. 

 

Using yarn A and 8mm hook ch2.

Round 1: 6dc into 2nd ch from hook, ss to beg of round. (6sts)

Round 2: 1ch (does not count as st here and throughout), 2dc into each st, ss to beg of round. (12sts)

Round 3: 1ch, *1dc, 2dc into next st, rep from * to end, ss to beg of round. (18sts)

Round 4: 1ch, *2dc, 2dc into next st, rep from * to end, ss to beg of round. (24sts)

Round 5: 1ch, *3dc, 2dc into next st, rep from * to end, ss to beg of round. (30sts)

Round 6: 1ch, *4dc, 2dc into next st, rep from * to end, ss to beg of round. (36sts)

Round 7: 1ch, *5dc, 2dc into next st, rep from * to end, ss to beg of round. (42sts)

Round 8: 1ch, *6dc, 2dc into next st, rep from * to end, ss to beg of round. (48sts)

Round 9: 1ch, *7dc, 2dc into next st, rep from * to end, ss to beg of round. (54sts)

Round 10: 1ch, *8dc, 2dc into next st, rep from * to end, ss to beg of round. (60sts)

Round 11(RS): 1ch, 1dc into back loop of each st, ss to beg of round, turn.

Round 12-14: 1ch, 1 dc into each st, ss to beg of round, turn.

Round 15: 1ch, 22dc, work row 1 of chart, dc to end, ss to beg of round, turn.

Round 16: 1ch, 23dc, work row 2 of chart, dc to end, ss to beg of round, turn.

These last 2 rows set chart position.

Continue working chart until all rows have been completed. Remember to turn at the end of each row. 

Next row (WS): 1ch, 10dc, skip 10 sts, 10ch, 20dc, skip 10sts, 10ch, 10dc, ss to beg st, turn.

Next row: 1ch, 1dc into each st or ch to end, ss to beg of st, turn.

Repeat last row once more.

Change to yarn C.

Next row: 1ch, 1dc into each st or ch to end, ss to beg of st, turn.

Fasten off.

Sew in all ends.

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