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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




Keep scrolling for the free pattern for The Boho Crochet Coaster. This pattern features a center single crochet and bobble stitches around the border.


Method

Crochet

Skill Level

Easy/ Intermediate

Materials

  • Yarnspiration's Bernat Maker Home Dec yarn, cream

  • Size G crochet hook

  • Scissors

  • Tapestry Needle (for weaving in ends)

Stitches Used

Pattern


Make a Magic Ring (follow instructions and pictures below)


Loop your yarn, with the working end on the bottom.



Thread hook through the loop, from right to left.


Reach down, pull the working end of the yarn into the loop with your hook.



Work 1 single crochet (does not count as the first single crochet).




Round 1: Work 6 sc into the magic ring.


Pull the yarn taught to close the ring.



Round 2: Work 2 center single crochet (csc) into each stitch around. (12 csc)

Round 3: Repeat round 2. (24 csc)

Round 4: *Work 1 csc into the stitch below, work 2 csc into the next stitch. Repeat from * around. (36 csc)

Round 5: *Work 2 csc into stitch below, work 1 csc into the next stitch, and 1 csc into the next stitch. Repeat from * around. (48 csc)

Round 6-9: Work 1 csc into each stitch around. (48 csc)

Round 10: Chain 2, turn. Work 1 bobble stitch into stitch below, sc into next 2 stitches. Repeat from * around. Join with a slip stitch in the first bobble stitch. Finish off and weave in ends.

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