This free Wedding Favors Basket Pattern is quick and easy to make, and involves only a few different stitches. The top of the basket is finished with a delicate shell edge.
Measurements: Base approx 4.5cm [1.75ins.] diameter.
Materials: 1.5mm Crochet Hook, 1 ball No.20 white crochet cotton. ribbon for decoration.
Begin by working 11ch and joining with a ss to form a ring.
1st Round: Work 4ch, 39dtr into ring, join with 1ss into 4th of first 4ch.
2nd Round: Work 5ch, *1dtr into next dtr, 1ch.* Repeat from*to end of round finishing with 1ss into 4th of first 5ch.
3rd Round: Working into front loop of stitches only, work 4ch, 1dtr into each dtr to end of round finishing with 1ss into 4th of 4ch.
4th Round: [Shell Edging] Work 1dc between 4ch and 1st dtr,*3tr between next 2sts, 1dc between next 2sts, repeat from*to end of round finishing with 1dc into 1st dc. Do not fasten off.
Handle: Work 50ch, join with 1ss between shells on opposite side of row. Work 40dc over 50ch, join with 1ss into last dc of 4th Round. Fasten off.
Starch using a powdered starch. This will make your handle nice and stiff and hold it’s shape. After you’ve applied the starch, allow to dry by stretching the base over the bottom of an upturned glass. You should be able to find one with the right size base.
Decorate with bows at base of handle, or weave ribbon between stitches of 3rd Round for a different effect.
Detailed instructions for the stitches used in this free pattern are shown and explained in my “CROCHET MADE EASY” e-book. More information on my e-book contents page.
If the terminology used in this pattern differs from what you're used to, check my equivalency tables for easy conversion. "HAPPY CROCHETING"