Pineapple Basket Pattern #9343

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MATERIALS:

CLARK'S O.N.T. or J. & P. COATS BEST SIX CORD MERCERIZED CROCHET, size 20:

Small Ball: Clark's O.N.T.—5 balls,
OR
J. & P. Coats —3 balls.

Big Ball: J. & P. Coats —2 balls.

Steel crochet hook No. 8 or 9.

1 yard of 1-inch ribbon, and rosette.

Basket about 20 inches high.

Starting at center of base, ch 10, join with sl st to form a ring. 1st rnd: Ch 3, 23 dc in ring, join with sl st to top of ch-3. 2nd, 3rd and 4th rnds: Ch 3, work dc in each st around, increasing 12 dc in rnd. Join (60 dc in last rnd). 5th rnd: Ch 3, dc in same place as sl st, * ch 3, skip 2 dc, 2 dc in next dc. Repeat from * around. Join (20 2-dc groups). 6th rnd: Sl st to next sp, ch 3, in same sp make dc, ch 2 and 2 dc. * Ch 1, in next sp make 2 dc, ch 2 and 2 dc (shell made). Repeat from * around. Join. 7th rnd: Sl st to next sp, ch 3, in same sp make dc, ch 2 and 2 dc. * Ch 1, skip ch-1 sp, make shell in sp of next shell. Repeat from * around. Join. 8th rnd: SI st to sp of shell, sc in same sp, * ch 5, sc in next sp. Repeat from * around, ending with ch 2, dc in 1st sc made. 9th to 19th rnds incl: * Ch 5, sc in next loop. Repeat from * around, ending with ch 2, dc in dc (12 rnds of loops). 20th rnd: * Ch 5, sc in next loop. Re­peat from * around, ending with ch 5, sl st in dc. 21st rnd: Sl st in next 2 ch, sl st in loop, ch 3, in same loop make dc, ch 2 and 2 dc. * Ch 1, shell in next loop. Repeat from * around. Join (20 shells). 22nd to 30th rnds incl: Same as 7th rnd, thus making shell over shell (10 rnds of shells). 31st to 34th rnds incl: Work shell over shell as before, having 1 more ch between shells on each rnd (ch 5 on last rnd).

35th rnd: * Shell over shell, ch 4, 12 tr in sp of next shell (base of pine­apple), ch 4. Repeat from * around. Join. 36th rnd: * Shell over shell, ch 3, tr in each tr with ch 1 between tr's, ch 3. Repeat from * around. Join. 37th rnd: * Shell over shell, ch 3, skip ch-4 sp, sc in ch-1 sp, (ch 5, sc in next ch-1 sp) 10 times; ch 3. Repeat from * around. Join. 38th rnd: Sl st to next sp, ch 3, in same sp work dc, ch 2, 2 dc, ch 2 and 2 dc; * ch 3, sc in next ch-5 loop, work 9 ch-5 loops, ch 3, in sp of next shell work (2 dc, ch 2) twice, and 2 dc. Re­peat from * around. Join. 39th rnd: Sl st to next sp, ch 3 and complete a shell in same sp, * ch 2, shell in next ch-2 sp, ch 3, sc in next ch-5 loop, work 8 ch-5 loops, ch 3, shell in next ch-2 sp. Repeat from * around. Join. 40th rnd: * Shell over shell, shell in next ch-2 sp, shell over next shell, ch 3, work ch-5 loops across pineapple as before, ch 3. Repeat from * around. Join. 41st rnd: * Shell over shell, (ch 1, shell over next shell) twice; ch 3, work across pine­apple, ch 3. Repeat from * around. Join. 42nd rnd: Same as last rnd, working ch 3 between shells instead of ch 1. 43rd rnd: * Shell over shell, ch 4, in sp of next shell work 2 dc, ch 5 and 2 dc; ch 4, shell over shell, ch 3, work across pineapple, ch 3. Repeat from * around. Join. 44th rnd: * Shell over shell, ch 4, work 14 tr in ch-5 sp of next shell, (base of 2nd rnd of pineapples), ch 4. Repeat from * around. Join.

45th rnd: * Shell over shell, ch 3, tr in each tr with ch-1 between tr's, ch 3, shell over shell, ch 3, work across pine­apple, ch 3. Repeat from * around. Join. 46th rnd: * Shell over shell, ch 3, sc in ch-1 sp, (ch 5, sc in next ch-1 sp) 12 times; ch 3, shell over shell, ch 5, sc in next ch-5 loop, ch 5. Repeat from * around. Join. 47th rnd: * Shell over shell, ch 3, work ch-5 loops across pine­apple, ch 3, shell over shell, ch 9. Repeat from * around. Join. 48th rnd: * Shell over shell, ch 3, work across pineapple, ch 3, shell over shell, ch 6, sc in next sp, ch 6. Repeat from * around. Join. 49th rnd: Same as 47th rnd, making ch 11 instead of ch 9. 50th rnd: Same as 48th rnd, making ch 8 instead of ch 6. 51st rnd: Same as 47th rnd, making ch 17 instead of ch 9. 52nd rnd: Same as 48th rnd, making ch 10 instead of ch 6. Make points by working back and forth over each pineapple in­dividually as follows: 1st row: Shell over shell, work across pineapple, shell over shell, ch 5, turn. Repeat this row until only 1 loop remains at top of pine­apple. Ch 5, turn. Last row: Shell over shell, ch 4, sc in loop, ch 4, 2 dc in next shell, ch 1, sl st in ch-2 sp of last shell, ch 1, 2 dc where last 2 dc were made. Fasten off. Attach thread to sp of 1st shell of next pineapple and complete point in same manner. Continue thus until all points have been completed.

BASE ... Attach thread to sp between 2 shells of 7th rnd of basket. 1st rnd: Shell in same sp, * ch 5, sc in sp be­tween next 2 shells, ch 5, shell in sp between next 2 shells. Repeat from * around. Join (10 shells). 2nd rnd: * Shell over shell, ch 5, sc in sp, sc in sc, sc in sp, ch 5. Repeat from * around. Join. 3rd rnd: * Shell over shell, ch 5, sc in sp, sc in 3 sc, sc in sp, ch 5. Re­peat from * around. Join. 4th rnd: * Shell over shell, ch 6, sc in sp, sc in 5 sc, sc in sp, ch 6. Repeat from * around. Join. 5th rnd: * Shell over shell, ch 7, sc in sp, sc in 7 sc, sc in sp, ch 7. Repeat from * around. Join and fasten off.

HANDLE ... Ch 14. 1st row: Shell in 6th ch from hook, ch 5, skip 7 ch, shell in next ch. Ch 5, turn. 2nd row: Shell over shell, ch 5, shell in sp of next shell. Ch 5, turn. 3rd row: Shell over shell, ch 3, sc over the 2 ch's below, ch 3, shell over shell. Ch 5, turn. 4th and 5th rows: Same as 2nd row. Repeat 3rd, 4th and 5th rows for 27 inches. Fasten off.

To stiffen basket, see patternbook.


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