Free Crochet Pattern from Lion Brand Yarn, formatted for input to refreshable Braille displays or Braille software
Springtime Basket
Lion Brand® Vanna's Choice® Baby - Vanna's Choice®
Pattern Number: 90070AD This colorful basket is great for holding Easter eggs or spring decorations. Featured in March 2009 BK4K newsletter.

SKILL LEVEL:  Easy (Level 2)
SIZE: One Size
About 6 in. (15 cm) diameter (not including handle)

PUBLISHED IN: By Kids, For Kids


CORRECTIONS: (applied Feb 27, 2009)
Repeat Rnd 2 12 until side measures about 2 1/2 in. (6.5 cm) from beginning.The above is only a summary of corrections; the corrected pattern text is below (if free) or shipped upon completion of order (if purchased)

MATERIALS

840-098 Vanna's Choice Baby Yarn: Lamb

Creamy off-white


Quantity needed: 1 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 4.39
Note: (A)

840-106 Vanna's Choice Baby Yarn: Little Boy Blue

Medium blue


Quantity needed: 1 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 4.39
Note: (B)

840-138 Vanna's Choice Baby Yarn: Pink Poodle

Bright medium pink


Quantity needed: 1 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 4.39
Note: (C)

840-157 Vanna's Choice Baby Yarn: Duckie

Soft yellow


Quantity needed: 1 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 4.39
Note: (D)

860-171 Vanna's Choice Yarn: Fern

Vibrant apple green


Quantity needed: 1 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 4.39
Note: (E)

Lion Brand Crochet Hook - Size H-8 (5 mm)
Quantity needed: 1
Estimated Price: $ 2.45


Lion Brand Split Ring Stitch Markers
Quantity needed: 1
Estimated Price: $ 2.49


Lion Brand Large-Eye Blunt Needles (Set of 6)
Quantity needed: 1
Estimated Price: $ 3.59

Additional Materials
6 in. (15 cm) diameter circle of craft foam Pencil

INSTRUCTIONS



BASKET
Base
With A, ch 2.


Rnd 1: Work 6 sc in first ch.

Place marker for beginning of rnd; move marker up as each rnd is completed.


Rnd 2: 2 sc in each st around - 12 sts.


Rnd 3: *2 sc in next st, sc in next st; rep from * around - 18 sts.


Rnd 4: *2 sc in next st, sc in next 2 sts; rep from * around - 24 sts.


Rnd 5: *2 sc in next st, sc in next 3 sts; rep from * around - 30 sts.


Rnd 6: *2 sc in next st, sc in next 4 sts; rep from * around - 36 sts.


Rnd 7: *2 sc in next st, sc in next 5 sts; rep from * around - 42 sts.


Rnd 8: *2 sc in next st, sc in next 6 sts; rep from * around - 48 sts.


Rnd 9: *2 sc in next st, sc in next 7 sts; rep from * around - 54 sts.


Rnd 10: *2 sc in next st, sc in next 8 sts; rep from * around - 60 sts.


Rnd 11: *2 sc in next st, sc in next 9 sts; rep from * around - 66 sts.


Shape Side
Rnd 12: Working in front loops only, sc in each st around.


Rnd 13: Working in both loops, sc in each st around.


Repeat Rnd 12 until side measures about 2 1/2 in.

(6.5 cm) from beginning.


Fasten off.



FLOWERS
Cut a 12 in.

(30.5 cm) length of E and a 24 in.

(51 cm) length of B.

Fold E length in half and lay along pencil for 'stem'.

Wrap B in a spiral around pencil and stem.

Knot ends of E loosely together.

Slide pencil carefully from yarn wraps and tighten knot to gather wraps together for Flower.

Make as many Flowers as desired, using E for stems and B, C, or D for Flowers.



HANDLE
Cut 15 lengths of A and 6 lengths of E, 25 in.

(63.5 cm) long.


Knot all strands tog about 1 1/2 in.

(4 cm) from one end.

Divide yarn into 3 groups of 7 strands each and braid.

Knot strands tog about 1 1/2 in.

(4 cm) from end.



FINISHING
Sew Handle ends to Basket.

Sew Flowers to Basket as desired.


Place foam in Basket to add structure to Base.


Weave in ends.

ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
ch(s) = chain(s)
rnd(s) = round(s)
sc = single crochet
st(s) = stitch(es)
tog = together


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