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Monday, 30 November 2015

WICKER BASKET BAG



WICKER BASKET BAG

Just recently someone made a scarf swatch in a basket-like weave .. or was it a Celtic weave.. and I remembered that I’d made a scarf (and shawl) in basket weave, but not a bag or a basket J

I also found that I had this lovely thick shiny malai dori (an Indian polyester viscose yarn, a sport / DK ply thickness) in a nice fawn colour that would be just perfect for this project.. So hooks and yarn out.. here’s what I’ve come up with. J

I’ve made a scarf in this lovely basket-weave pattern and am using that pattern to make this purse.  Here’s that link http://www.craftsy.com/pattern/crocheting/accessory/wicker-scarf/79501

I’ve changed the pattern a little bit for this purse – but I’m sure you can use the link above if you like that pattern, so have fun

Difficulty level : Intermediate crochet skills

Materials used : Today I’ve used our Indian malai dori polyester viscose  yarn,  with a 5 mm crochet hook

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Abbreviations used :
fsc : Foundation single crochet                       bpdc : Back Post double crochet
fpdc : Front Post double crochet             rep : Repeat
ch : chain                                                              ch-sp : chain space
sp : space    

                                                 
Stitches used :
Magic circle :To refresh your skill, please view this easy video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WLuSVyKvoUg

fpdc : Front Post Double Crochet : Post stitches are stitches worked around the post of a stitch of the row below.
yo, hk into sp between posts of st from row below – going from back of stitch, around st and into the front of the st ; yo, pull yarn through the sps (3 lps on hk), (yo & pull through 2 lps) twice.  One fpdc complete

yo, hk into sp between posts of st from row below – going from front of stitch, around st and into the back of the st ; yo, pull yarn through the sps (3 lps on hk), (yo & pull through 2 lps) twice.  One bpdc complete

Pattern Instructions : Using U.S terminology

We’re going to start with a circular base, and then work our basket weave pattern up from there.

Start with a magic circle and 9 hdc in that circle.  Join with a sl-st to the 1st hdc. Pull lightly to close the magic circle.

Round 1 : 2 hdc in the 1st sc and in each sc all around.  Join with a sl-st to the 1st sc.

Round 2 : 2 hdc in the 1st hdc ; 
*hdc in the next hdc ; 2 hdc in the next hdc*. 
Rep *to* till end ; hdc in the last hdc.  
Join with a sl-st to the 1st hdc.

Round 3 : 2 hdc in the 1st hdc ; 
*hdc in the next 2 hdc ; 2 hdc in the next hdc*. 
Rep *to* till end ; hdc in the last 2 hdc.  
Join with a sl-st to the 1st hdc.

Round 4 :  2 hdc in the 1st hdc ; 
*hdc in the next 3 hdc ; 2 hdc in the next hdc*. 
Rep *to* till end ; hdc in the last 3 hdc.  
Join with a sl-st to the 1st hdc.

Rep Rounds 4 , increasing 9 sts each round, till you have a base of the size you want for your bag.

Next round : In this last round for the base, sc in back loops only (blo), so that we get an edge that will not just look good, but also hold the bag base down flat.

Main body pattern for sides / top of our basket weave bag

For the top / sides of our bag, we will continue without any increase.  For convenience, I will restart row numbering again from 1. All instructions here-on refer to instructions for the sides and not for the top of the bag.

Round 1 : bpdc in the 1st 3 sc ; 
*fpdc in the next 3 sc ; bpdc in the next 3 sc* ; 
rep *to* and in each sc all around ; fpdc in the last 3 sc.  
Join with a sl-st to the 1st sc.

Round 2 : bpdc in the 1st 3 dc ; 
*fpdc in the next 3 dc ; bpdc in the next 3 dc* ; 
rep *to* and in each dc all around ; fpdc in the last 3 dc.  
Join with a sl-st to the 1st dc.

Round 3 : Rep Round 2.

Round 4 : fpdc in the 1st 3 dc ; 
*bpdc in the next 3 dc ; fpdc in the next 3 dc* ; 
rep *to* and in each dc all around ; bpdc in the last 3 dc.  
Join with a sl-st to the 1st dc.

Round 5 - 6 : Rep Round 4.

Round 7 - 9 : Rep Round 2.

And just like that, we’ve got our basket weave pattern done, as you can see.  Rep Rounds 5 – 9 till you have a purse / bag of the length you are happy with.

Fasten off and weave in ends.


Finishing :
Line your bag, attach the zipper ..and we’re done with this lovely basket weave bag.


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