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This pattern features a basketweave texture created by a pattern of front post and back post double crochets with a scalloped edging. This crochet pattern is perfect for any crocheter who is familiar with chaining, single crochet, and double crochet. This pattern is considered EASY, which is one skill level more difficult beginner rated patterns.

Method

crochet


Skill Level

easy


Size

30" x 30"


Materials

  • 5 skeins of Yarn Bee, Soft and Sleek DK, in Pink Lemonade OR 2,151 (this would be 4.5 skeins) yds of any light weight (3) yarn

  • Size F/5 (3.5mm) crochet hook

  • Scissors

  • Tapestry needle (for weaving in loose ends)

Abbreviations

* repeat from * until indicated

ch chain

sk skip

sp spaces

sc single crochet

ss slip stitch

hdc half double crochet

dc double crochet

fpdc front post double crochet

bpdc back post double crochet


Stitches

Single Crochet (sc)

1. Insert hook into stitch, yarn over (yo), pull through loop

2. Yo, pull through 2 loops


Slip Stitch (ss)

1. Insert hook into stitch, yarn over (yo), pull through loops.


Half- Double Crochet (hdc)

1. Yarn over (yo), insert hook into stitch.

2. Yo, pull through loop (there should now be 3 loops on hook).

3. Yo, draw yarn through 3 loops on hook.


Double Crochet (dc)

1. Yarn over (yo), insert hook

2. Yo, pull through 1 loop

3. Yo, pull through 2 loops

4. Yo, pull through 2 loops


Front Post Double Crochet (fpdc)

1. Yarn over (yo), insert hook around the post (stitch in the row below) from front to back.

2. Yo, pull through 1 loop.

3. Yo, pull through 2 loops.

4. Yo, pull through 2 loops.


Back Post Double Crochet (bpdc)

1. Yarn over (yo), insert hook around the post (stitch in the row below) from front to back.

2. Yo, pull through 1 loop.

3. Yo, pull through 2 loops.

4. Yo, pull through 2 loops.


Pattern


Chain 172


Row 1: In the 4th chain from hook, double crochet (dc). Dc all the way across. Chain 3 and turn.

Rows 2- 11: Front post double crochet (fpdc) in 14 stitches. Back post double crochet in the next 14 stitches. Alternate 14 fpdc and 14 bpdc across. In the last stitch, work a normal dc. Chain 3, turn.

Row 12- 21: Bpdc in 14 stitches. Fpdc in the next 14 stitches. Alternate 14 bpdc and 14 fpdc across. In the last stitch, work a normal dc. Chain 3, turn.

Rows 22- 31: Front post double crochet (fpdc) in 14 stitches. Back post double crochet in the next 14 stitches. Alternate 14 fpdc and 14 bpdc across. In the last stitch, work a normal dc. Chain 3, turn.

Rows 32- 41: Bpdc in 14 stitches. Fpdc in the next 14 stitches. Alternate 14 bpdc and 14 fpdc across. In the last stitch, work a normal dc. Chain 3, turn.

Rows 42- 51: Front post double crochet (fpdc) in 14 stitches. Back post double crochet in the next 14 stitches. Alternate 14 fpdc and 14 bpdc across. In the last stitch, work a normal dc. Chain 3, turn.

Rows 52- 61: Bpdc in 14 stitches. Fpdc in the next 14 stitches. Alternate 14 bpdc and 14 fpdc across. In the last stitch, work a normal dc. Chain 3, turn.

Rows 62- 71: Front post double crochet (fpdc) in 14 stitches. Back post double crochet in the next 14 stitches. Alternate 14 fpdc and 14 bpdc across. In the last stitch, work a normal dc. Chain 3, turn.

Rows 72- 81: Bpdc in 14 stitches. Fpdc in the next 14 stitches. Alternate 14 bpdc and 14 fpdc across. In the last stitch, work a normal dc. Chain 3, turn.

Rows 82- 91: Front post double crochet (fpdc) in 14 stitches. Back post double crochet in the next 14 stitches. Alternate 14 fpdc and 14 bpdc across. In the last stitch, work a normal dc. Chain 3, turn.

Rows 92- 101: Bpdc in 14 stitches. Fpdc in the next 14 stitches. Alternate 14 bpdc and 14 fpdc across. In the last stitch, work a normal dc. Chain 3, turn.

Rows 102- 111: Front post double crochet (fpdc) in 14 stitches. Back post double crochet in the next 14 stitches. Alternate 14 fpdc and 14 bpdc across. In the last stitch, work a normal dc.


Scalloped Border


Round 1: Chain 1, sc in each stitch around the perimeter of the blanket, working 3 sc into each corner. Join with ss.

Round 2: Chain 1. *Sc, ch 5, sk 2. Repeat from * around. Join with ss.

Round 3: Working into each ch 5 sp, (sc, hdc, 2dc, hdc, sc). Join with ss.

Round 4: *Ch 7, sk 5, sc. Repeat from * around. Join with ss.

Round 5: Working into each ch 7 sp, (sc, hdc, 2 dc, hdc, sc). Join with ss. Fasten off.

Keep scrolling for the The Bondi Basket free crochet basket pattern. This pattern includes single center crochet (scs), and the technique of tapestry crochet. This is also commonly referred to as mosaic crochet. This technique involves changing colors often, such that you are not cutting off one color and adding another, but working around the color not being used and hiding it within the stitch. More detailed instructions on how this works are within the pattern!


Method

crochet


Skill Level

intermediate


Size

About 17 L x 7 H x 8.5 D in. (43.18 L x 17.78 H x 21.59 D cm)


Materials

Abbreviations

ch = chain

st(s) = stitch(es)

pm = place marker

sk = skip

yo = yarn over

sc = single crochet

csc = center single crochet

ss = slip stitch

scblo = single crochet back-loop-only

rss = reverse slip stitch


Stitches

Center single crochet (csc): Worked exactly like a single crochet, but in a different space than a traditional sc. Insert hook into the “center” of the stitch (between the “v” shape) rather than the top two loops.

  1. Insert hook into center of stitch in row below

  2. Yarn over (yo), pull through loop 3. Yo, pull through 2 loops


Single crochet back-loop-only (scblo): Worked exactly like a single crochet, but only in the back loop of the stitch in row below.

  1. Insert hook into back loop of stitch in row below

  2. Yo, pull through loop

  3. Yo, pull through 2 loops


Reverse slip stitch (rss): Worked exactly like a slip stitch, but the hook is inserted from behind into the st in row below.

  1. Insert hook from back to front

  2. Yo, pull through loops


Gauge

11 sts and 12 rows = about 4 x 4 in. (10 x 10 cm) over pattern Rows 1-12.


Notes


1. To switch colors mid-stitch, work the center single crochet as indicated below: Insert hook into center of stitch in row below Yarn over (yo) with color 1, pull through loop Yo with color 2, pull through 2 loops.


2. The majority of this pattern is worked with 2 colors. To make color transitions seamless, the pattern continuously utilizes the technique of carrying yarn from round 3 (not to be confused with row 3) to round 19. Carrying is accomplished by working sts around the inactive strand of yarn so that the yarn is neatly held and hidden inside the stitch. Be sure to pull the inactive strand taught to keep sts neat.


3. In round 20, the pattern switches to using color A alone. Drop color B in round 20. Cut the strand free from the skein, leaving a tail long enough to weave in the end.


 

Begin Base


With color A, Chain 27.

Row 1: In second ch from hook, single crochet (sc). Sc into each ch across. Ch 1, turn. (26 sc) Rows 2- 44: Work 1 center single crochet (csc) into each st in row below. Ch 1, turn. (26 csc) Row 45: Work 1 csc into each st in row below. Do not ch 1 or turn. (26 csc).

 

Begin Body

Round 1: Slip stitch (ss) into each st around the perimeter. Place marker (pm) in last st. Ch 1, turn. (142 ss) Round 2: Single crochet back-loop-only (scblo) into each st around. Pm in last st. Do not turn. (142 scblo) Round 3: * Hold strand of color B horizontally across the top of the last row. Working around the strand of color B so that the yarn is neatly held and hidden inside the st, work 3 csc with color A, switching mid-st to color B on the third st (see note 1). Work 1 csc with color B (see note 2), switching mid-st to color A. Repeat from * 10 times. Work 2 csc with color A. Pm in last st. (142 csc) Round 4: With color A, work 1 csc, switching mid-stitch to color B. *With color B, work 1 csc, switching mid-st to color A. With color A, work 3 csc, switching mid-st to color B on the third st. Repeat from * 10 times. On the last st, do not switch mid- st to color B. With color A, work 1 csc. Pm in last st. (142 csc) Rounds 5-19: Repeat rounds 3 and 4, ending with round 3.

 

Begin Handles

Round 20: From this point forward, no longer carry the inactive color (see note 3). With color A, csc into next 8 sts. Ch 15. Sk 10 sts. Csc into next 61 sts. Ch 15. Sk 10 sts. Csc into the next 53 sts. Pm in last st. (122 csc, 30 ch) Round 21: Csc into next 8 sts. 15 sc into ch-sp. Csc into next 61 sts. 15 sc into ch-space. Csc into the next 53 sts. Pm in last st. (122 csc, 30 sc) Round 22: Reverse slip stitch in each st around. Fasten off. (152 rss) Weave in yarn ends.

The center single crochet can go by a few different names. You may have heard it called the waistcoast stitch, the knit stitch, or the v stitch. Whatever you call it, this stitch is a slight variation on the single crochet that creates a neat, close stitch. Scroll to the bottom of the page for the video tutorial.




Center Single Crochet (csc)


The center single crochet (csc) is worked exactly like a single crochet, but in a different space than a traditional sc. Insert hook into the “center” of the stitch (between the “v” shape) rather than the top two loops. See the image to the right.

Center Single Crochet (csc)


1. Insert hook into center of stitch in row below (refer to photo above)

2. Yarn over (yo), pull through loop

3. Yo, pull through 2 loops


Video Tutorial




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