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Enjoy using the popular tapestry crochet technique to create a unique and timeless accent for your home. click here for larger size

DESIGNED BY
Carol Ventura

FINISHED SIZE

3 3/4" high

MATERIALS

  • Size 10 crochet cotton thread:
    • 136 yds. brown
    • 136 yds. med. blue
    • 50 yds. lt. blue
    • 50 yds. rose
  • 126 each of silver, red, blue and gold 6/0 glass beads
  • Beading needle
  • No. 10 steel hook or hook size needed to obtain gauge

GAUGE

9 sc = 1"; 8 sc rows = 1".

BASIC STITCHES

Ch, sl st, sc

SPECIAL STITCH

For beaded sc, with thread at front, pull up bead, insert hook in next st from back to front, yo, pull lp through st, yo, pull through 2 lps on hook.

NOTES

  • Work in continuous rnds, do not join or turn unless otherwise stated. Mark first st of each rnd.
  • For color change, drop first color to wrong side of work, pick up next color. Always change colors in last st made. Work over dropped color.
  • With beading needle and lt. blue thread, string 126 silver beads and knot end of thread to secure beads until needed.
  • With beading needle and rose thread, string 126 gold beads and knot end of thread to secure beads until needed.
  • With beading needle and med. blue, string 126 blue beads and knot end of thread to secure beads until needed.

BASKET

Rnd 1: With beading needle and brown, string 126 red beads, push beads back along work until needed, ch 4, sl st in first ch to form ring, working over loose end, ch 1, 6 sc in ring. (6 sc made)
Rnds 23: 2 sc in each st around. (12, 24)
Rnd 4: (Sc in next st, 2 sc in next st) around. (36)
Rnd 5: (Sc in next 2 sts, 2 sc in next st) around. (48)
Rnd 6: Sc in each st around.
Rnd 7: (Sc in next 3 sts, 2 sc in next st) around. (60)
Rnd 8: (Sc in next 4 sts, 2 sc in next st) around. (72)
Rnd 9: Sc in each st around.
Rnd 10: (Sc in next 5 sts, 2 sc in next st) around. (84)
Rnd 11: (Sc in next 6 sts, 2 sc in next st) around. (96)
Rnd 12: Sc in each st around.
Rnd 13: (Sc in next 7 sts, 2 sc in next st) around. (108)
Rnd 14: (Sc in next 8 sts, 2 sc in next st) around. (120)
Rnd 15: (Sc in next 9 sts, 2 sc in next st) around. (132)
Rnds 1623: Sc in each st around.
Rnd 24: (Sc in next 10 sts, 2 sc in next st) around. (144)
Rnds 2526: Sc in each st around.
Rnd 27: (Sc in next 11 sts, 2 sc in next st) around. (156)
Rnd 28: Sc in each st around.
Rnd 29: (Sc in next 12 sts, 2 sc in next st) around. (168)
Rnd 30: *Sc in next 9 sts changing to lt. blue in last st made (see Notes), sc in next st changing to brown, sc in next 2 sts; repeat from * around.
Rnd 31:?*Sc in next st, beaded sc in next 5 sts with red beads (see Special Stitch), sc in next 2 sts changing to lt. blue, sc in next 3 sts changing to brown, sc in next st; repeat from * around.
Rnd 32: (Sc in next 2 sts, beaded sc in next 3 sts with red beads, sc in next 2 sts changing to lt. blue, sc in next 2 sts, beaded sc in next st with silver bead, sc in next 2 sts changing to brown) around to last 12 sts, sc in next 2 sts, beaded sc in next 3 sts with red beads, sc in next 2 sts changing to lt. blue, sc in next 2 sts, beaded sc in next st with silver bead, sc in next 2 sts.
Rnd 33: (Sc in next st changing to brown, sc in next 2 sts, beaded sc in next st with red beads, sc in next 2 sts changing to lt. blue, sc in next 2 sts, beaded sc in next 3 sts with silver beads, sc in next st) around.
Rnd 34: (Sc in next 2 sts changing to brown, sc in next 3 sts changing to lt. blue, sc in next 2 sts, beaded sc in next 5 sts with silver beads) around.
Rnd 35: (Sc in next 3 sts changing to brown, sc in next st changing to lt. blue, sc in next 8 sts) around to last 12 sts, place rose and med. blue thread over worked sts of last rnd, working over threads, sc in next 3 sts changing to brown, sc in next st changing to lt. blue, sc in next 8 sts changing to rose.
Rnd 36: Sc in next 3 sts changing to med. blue, sc in next st changing to rose, sc in next 8 sts, fasten off brown and lt. blue; (sc in next 3 sts changing to med. blue, sc in next st changing to rose, sc in next 8 sts) around.
Rnd 37: (Sc in next 2 sts changing to med. blue, sc in next 3 sts changing to rose, sc in next 2 sts, beaded sc in next 5 sts with gold beads) around.
Rnd 38: (Sc in next sc changing to med. blue, sc in next 2 sts, beaded sc in next st with blue bead, sc in next 2 sts changing to rose, sc in next 2 sts, beaded sc in next 3 sts with gold beads, sc in next st) around to last 12 sts, sc in next st changing to med. blue, sc in next 2 sts, beaded sc in next st with blue bead, sc in next 2 sts changing to rose, sc in next 2 sts, beaded sc in next 3 sts with gold beads, sc in next st changing to med. blue.
Rnd 39: (Sc in next 2 sts, beaded sc in next 3 sts with blue beads, sc in next 2 sts changing to rose, sc in next 2 sts, beaded sc in next st with gold bead, sc in next 2 sts changing to med. blue) around.
Rnd 40: (Sc in next st, beaded sc in next 5 sts with blue beads, sc in next 2 sts changing to rose, sc in next 3 sts changing to med. blue, sc in next st) around.
Rnd 41: With med. blue, (sc in next 9 sts changing to rose, sc in next st changing to med. blue, sc in next 2 sts) around. At end of rnd, drop rose.
NOTE: In the following rnds, with med. blue, continue working over dropped thread.
Rnd 42: (Sc in next 12 sts, sc next 2 sts tog) around. (156)
Rnd 43: Sc in each st around.
Rnd 44:?(Sc in next 11 sts, sc next 2 sts tog) around. (144)
Rnd 45: Sc in each st around.
Rnd 46: (Sc in next 10 sts, sc next 2 sts tog) around. (132)
Rnd 47: Sc in each st around.
Rnd 48: (Sc in next 9 sts, sc next 2 sts tog) around. (120)
Rnd 49: Sc in each st around.
Rnd 50: (Sc in next 8 sts, sc next 2 sts tog) around. (108)
Rnds 5153: Sc in each st around. At end of last rnd, join with sl st in first sc. Fasten off med. blue and rose.
To block Basket, stuff and cover the surface of the Basket with a towel and carefully steam the Basket (too much heat might break the beads).

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