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16 page pdf pattern tutorial for a petite basket with a flower motif. Instant download. Measures about 6.5” in diameter across the bottom and about 2” high. Attractive and fun to make. Three color schemes of four colors each are provided - or have fun and create your own color palette. Match your home décor, or make a variety in fun colors to give as gifts for Christmas, Hanukah, Easter, Birthdays, Mothers’ Day, Showers, and so many other occasions.
Note: This is a crochet pattern - if you are looking for a finished product, each basket shown is available in the Basket section of my Etsy shop.
Skill Level Advanced Beginner to Intermediate. There are some stitches a beginner might not have mastered yet, but there are enough detailed photos so that anyone with some experience should be able to complete the project. The fun is in the challenge and I’m always happy to answer any questions, as well – just message me on whatever site you purchased the pattern!
Hook: G Hook (4.25 MM)
Note on gauge and hook size: Gauge is not that important for this project. Depending on how you crochet and the yarn you use, you may want to adjust your hook size. My gauge was about 3 stitches and 2 rows of half double crochet equal about 1”. Since you are crocheting in the round, each 2 rows of half double crochet add about 2” to the diameter, however, various stitches are used and single crochet rows add less width. The flower motif in the center measures about 4” in diameter.
Yarn: I used Red Heart Super Saver. You can use any type of worsted weight yarn, including cotton, but I would probably avoid very soft yarns as you don’t want your basket to be droopy. You don’t need a tremendous amount of yarn, so it’s a great stash buster project!
Here are approximate amounts and the colors used in the main basket shown:
Main Photo Colors:
Color A: 10 yds, Gold; Color B: 1 5 yds, Lavender; Color C: 25 yds, Cherry Red; Color D: 30 yds, Real Teal.
Other Color Schemes shown:
A: Aran; B: Cornflower; C: Raspberry; D: Aruba Sea
A: Cornflower; B: Lavender; C: Burgundy; D: Light Sage
Stitch Markers (optional, but are handy for marking the end of each round)
Tapestry Needle (for weaving in ends)
Half Double Crochet
Back Loop Single Crochet
Back Loop Half Double Crochet
Back Loop Double Crochet
Spike Stitch Single Crochet