Patriotic Pie Basket Free Pattern
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Patriotic Pie Basket
Original Design By: Maggie Weldon
Size: About 12" diameter and 3" deep
Materials:54" wide Lightweight Fabric:
Red - 2 yards;
Blue and White - ¾ yard each.
(Cut all fabric into 3" wide strips.)
Large Blunt Needle;
Sewing machine (or sewing needle and thread) to sew ends of strips together.
Crochet Hook:Size Q (15.00 mm)
JOINING WITH SC
When instructed to join with sc, begin with sl knot on hook, insert hook in st or sp indicated, yo and pull up a loop, yo and draw through both loops on hook.
GENERAL DIRECTIONS FOR RAG BASKETS
Strips are cut in the direction of the selvage edge. Fold fabric in half lengthwise several times making sure you are still able to cut through all thicknesses. Hold your index finger on top of the fabric at selvage edge along the length of the fabric and your middle finger underneath. Use these fingers as you cut as a measuring guide. Your index or middle finger is about 3 inches long.
Sew ends of strips together with Right Sides together leaving a 1/2" seam allowance.
For clean finished look on baskets:
Fold each outer rough edge of strip into the center and then fold in half again. Holding edges together in this manner, make a beginning slip knot. Fold edges in as you continue to crochet the basket.
Note: You may find it easier to iron folds before you begin crocheting the basket.
For a ragged look:
Crochet with strips as they are folding in edges only at seems.
All amounts of fabric are given based on 54" width fabric. If 45" is used, add 1 yard. If 60" is used, delete 1 yard.
Note: Try a test piece with the fabric you've selected. If it seems to limp try increasing the width of strips to 3 ½ inches or 4.
Note: All sts are worked in both loops unless specified otherwise.
Note: Leave long ends on starting chains. Leave long ends when fastening off.
Rnd 1:(Right Side) With Red, ch 2, 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook; join with sl st to first sc. (6 sc)
Rnd 2:Ch 1, 2 sc in each sc around; join. (12 sc)
Rnd 3:Ch 1, sc in same st as joining, 2 sc in next sc, [sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc] around; join. (18 sc)
Rnd 4:Ch 1, sc in same st as joining, sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc, [sc in next 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc] around; join with sl st to back loop of first sc. (24 sc)
Rnd 5:Ch 1, working in back loops only, sc in same st as joining, sc in next 10 sc, 2 sc in next sc, sc in next 11 sc, 2 sc in next sc; join. (26 sc) Finish off and weave in ends.
Rnd 6:With right side facing, working in both loops, join White with sc to any sc, 2 sc in next sc, sc in next 12 sc, 2 sc in next sc, sc in next 11 sc; join. (28 sc) Finish off and weave in ends.
Rnd 7:With right side facing, join Blue with sc to any sc, ch 5, skip next 2 sc, sc in next 12 sc, ch 5, skip next 2 sc, sc in next 11 sc. (24 sc) Finish off and weave in ends.
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