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Julie Basket | Free Pattern

Julie Basket | Free Pattern

I couldn’t resist! After writing up the Alex Basket and Pot Cover pattern a couple weeks ago, I became hooked on baskets (pun totally intended 😜). When I brought home another plant from the store I asked my Facebook Group members what they thought… should I make another Alex Cover? Or try something new? I quickly worked up this Pot Cover using worsted weight Bernat Handicrafter. That’s the best part of these patterns; you get to see the results before your favorite prime-time drama is over!

Once the Pot Cover was finished, I immediately started on a matching Basket for my son’s room. I wanted to use up some bulky weight Loops and Threads Charisma I had in my stash and whipped this up once the kids went to bed that night. What do you think? Do you find these types of projects useful? Scroll down for the patterns.

Pattern Key:

  • ch: chain
  • st(s): stitch(es)
  • sk: skip
  • slst: slip stitch
  • sc: single crochet
  • dc: double crochet
  • BLO: back loop only

Pot Cover (worsted weight yarn)

14” circumference x 4” height using worsted weight yarn. Sample made using 1 skein of Bernat Handicrafter.

J hook

Gauge: worsted: first 3 rounds = 3.75” diameter

1: Starting with a Magic Circle, ch2, 12dc in circle, join. (12 dc)

2: Ch2, 2dc in each st around, join. (24 dc)

3: Ch2, sc in first st, 2sc in next, *sc in next st, 2sc in next, repeat from * around, join. (36 sts now and throughout.)

If you would like to make a larger Pot Cover, continue to work increase rounds until you reach your desired circumference before moving on to Round 4.

4: Ch1, working in the BLO, sc in first, dc next, *sc next, dc next, repeat from * around, join.

5: Ch1, (sc, dc) in first st, sk 1 st, *(sc, dc) in next, sk 1 st, repeat from * around, join.

Repeat Round 5 (9) times, or until Cover measures almost 4” tall.

6: Ch1, Reverse sc around, join.

Fasten off and weave in all ends.

Basket (bulky yarn)

31” circumference x 9” height. Sample made using approx 300 yards of Loops and Threads Charisma.

J hook

Gauge: bulky: first 3 rounds = 4” diameter

1: Starting with a Magic Circle, ch2, 12dc in circle, join. (12 dc)

2: Ch2, 2dc in each st around, join. (24 dc)

3: Ch2, dc in first st, 2dc in next, *dc in next st, 2dc in next, repeat from * around, join. (36 dc)

4: Ch2, dc in first 2 sts, 2dc in next, *dc in next 2 sts, 2dc in next, repeat from * around, join. (48 dc)

5: Ch2, dc in first 3 sts, 2dc in next, *dc in next 3 sts, 2dc in next, repeat from * around, join. (60 dc)

6: Ch2, dc in first 4 sts, 2dc in next, *dc in next 4 sts, 2dc in next, repeat from * around, join. (72 dc)

7: Ch2, dc in first 5 sts, 2dc in next, *dc in next 5 sts, 2dc in next, repeat from * around, join. (84 sts now and throughout.)

If you would like to make a larger Basket, continue to work increase rounds until you reach your desired circumference before moving on to Round 8.

8: Ch1, working in the BLO, sc in first, dc next, *sc next, dc next, repeat from * around, join.

9: Ch1, (sc, dc) in first st, sk 1 st, *(sc, dc) in next, sk 1 st, repeat from * around, join.

Repeat Round 9 (14) times, or until Cover measures almost 7” tall. I switched to green yarn after the 10th repeat.

10: Ch1, *(sc, dc), sk 1 st, repeat from * for the next 30 sts, ch12, sk 10 sts, *(sc, dc), sk 1 st, repeat from * for the next 30 sts, ch12, sk 10 sts, join. Handles made. (86 sts)

11: Ch1, (sc, dc) in first st, sk 1 st, *(sc, dc) in next, sk 1 st, repeat from * around, join. (86 sts)

12: Ch1, Reverse sc around, join. (86 sts)

Fasten off and weave in all ends.

 

If you like this Pot Cover and Basket Pattern, find my other free Pot Cover/Basket pattern HERE.

These both make great Easter and Mother’s Day gifts.

 



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