Planter Baskets

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Meet my new planter baskets!  This is being supplied as a free pattern on my blog, but the full pattern is also available for purchase for a small fee at the links at the bottom of this page.

I designed these to be part of my workshops that I am scheduling for a bit later this year.  They are the perfect size for an 800g tin of tomatoes, which means that you can use it as a planter for a small pot, or you can use it on your desk or even in your craft corner.

Materials: I used tshirt yarn from Adelaide hills, and each one used just under 200g.  So you can get quite a few out of one ball of yarn.  You will also need a 12mm hook.

Pattern notes:

To make a wider basket, increase for more rounds, ensuring that you increase by 8 in each round.

To make a shorter or taller basket, simply increase for less or for more rounds respectively.

Feel free to mix and match and add stripes in any combination you choose!

I have given the instructions for 4 variations.  The only difference between each one is the colour changes for the stripes.

In variation 1 with the single stripe, I did not fasten off the yarn and picked it up again for the next row.

I chose to work in my yarn in the stripes instead of weaving in afterwards.

To keep the stripes in a single line, I finished each round with a slip stitch to the first and began the round with a ch1.  You can always choose to just continue to work in a continuous circle, but you will need to use a stitch marker to mark the start of the round.

US the sc = Single crochet.  UK the dc = double crochet.

Special Stitches:

Crab Stitch: work to the right (hook hand) rather than to the left (yarn hand). Insert hook into stitch, YO, pull through both loops on the hook.  Stitch complete. (think of it as a backwards single (double) crochet)

Pattern (US Terms)

ROUND INSTRUCTION
Begin Using a magic ring
Rnd 1.                   Ch1, work 7 sc into the ring.  Slip stitch to the top of the ch1 (8sc).
Rnd 2.                   Ch1, work 1sc into the first stitch | 2sc into each stitch | ss to the top of the ch1 to finish. (16sc)
Rnd 3.                   Ch1, 1sc into the same stitch | alternate 1sc, 2sc into each stitch around | ss to top of the ch1 to finish. (24sc)
Rnd 4.                   Ch1, 1sc into each stitch, ss to top of ch1 to finish (24sc)
Rnd 5-12 Repeat round 4.
Rnd 13 Ch1, 1 crab stitch into each stitch, ss to ch1 to close. (24 crab stitch)

Fasten off and you’re done!

Pattern (UK Terms)

ROUND INSTRUCTION
Begin Using a magic ring
Rnd 1.                   Ch1, work 7 dc into the ring.  Slip stitch to the top of the ch1 (8dc).
Rnd 2.           Ch1, work 1dc into the first stitch | 2dc into each stitch | ss to the top of the ch1 to finish. (16dc)
Rnd 3.                    Ch1, 1dc into the same stitch | alternate 1dc, 2dc into each stitch around | ss to top of the ch1 to finish. (24dc)
Rnd 4.                  Ch1, 1dc into each stitch, ss to top of ch1 to finish (24dc)
Rnd 5-12 Repeat round 4.
Rnd 13 Ch1, 1 crab stitch into each stitch, ss to ch1 to close. (24 crab stitch)

Fasten off and you’re done!

VARIATIONS:

Variation 1: round 10 is yellow

Variation 2: round 7 & 8 are pink, round 9 is navy and round 10 is pink

Variation 3: round 8 is pink, round 9 is grey, round 10 is yellow.

So let me know how you go!  And if you live in or near Perth, keep your eye out for my  workshops.  They will be held on a Saturday afternoon from 1:30-3:30 once I get dates and a venue sorted.  Feel free to join my new facebook group to keep in the loop with all up and coming workshops!

If you would like to buy the full pattern to keep you can get it from the links below:

Online store | Etsy | Love Crochet | Ravelry | KnitCrate

Seona x

 

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