Basket Pillow Cases Pattern

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Basket Pillow Cases Pattern

Materials Required: AMERICAN THREAD COMPANY
"GEM" MERCERIZED CROCHET COTTON, Article 35, size 30
1 ball each Nile Green, Yellow, Tinted Pink and Yellow, Blue and Pink or
"STAR" MERCERIZED CROCHET COTTON, Article 30, size 30
3 balls Nile Green
1 ball each Yellow, Tinted Pink and Yellow, Blue and Med. Pink or colors of your choice.
Steel crochet hook No. 12
1 pr. hemstitched pillow cases

BASKET—With Green ch 34, s c in 2nd st from hook, 1 s c in each remaining st of ch, ch 1, turn.
2nd Row—1 s c in each s c, ch 1, turn. Repeat 2nd row twice.
5th Row—Sl st in each of the next 5 s c, drop Green, attach Yellow and work 1 s c in each of the next 23 s c, ch 1, turn.
6th Row—1 s c in each s c, drop Yellow. When changing color always complete last half of st with next color.
Next Row—Pick up Green and working in s c work 2 rows Green, 2 rows Yellow, 2 rows Green, 2 rows Yellow, 2 rows Green, cut thread.
17th Row—Ch 5, turn, d c in same space, * skip 1 s c, 1 d c, ch 2, 1 d c (shell) in next s c, repeat from * across row.
18th Row—Ch 5, turn, d c in same space, * 1 d c, ch 2, 1 d c in 1st d c of next shell, repeat from * across row working a shell in 3rd st of end ch. Repeat last row 8 times, ch 4, turn.
27th Row—1 d c, ch 1, 1 d c in 1st shell, s c in 1st d c of next shell, * 3 d c with ch 1 between each d c in center of next shell, s c in 1st d c of next shell, repeat from * across top ending with 3 d c with ch 1 between each d c in last shell, then work a row of s c down side of basket, work around lower edge in same pattern as across top and work in s c up opposite side, cut thread.

HANDLE—With Green ch 109, s c in 2nd st from hook, 1 s c in each remaining st of ch, ch 4, turn.
2nd Row—D c in same space, ch 1, d c in same space, ch 1, d c in same space, * skip 2 s c, s c in next s c, skip 2 s c, 4 d c with ch 1 between each d c in next s c, repeat from * across row, cut thread. With "STAR" MERCERIZED SEWING THREAD, sew in position as illustrated leaving 5 scallops free at center.

FLOWER—With Yellow ch 4, join to form a ring, ch 1 and work 5 s c in ring, join, cut Yellow. Attach any color, * ch 2, 3 d c in same space, ch 2, s c in same space, s c in next s c, repeat from * 4 times, cut thread, All flowers are worked in same manner having 3 Blue, 3 Tinted Pink and Yellow, 3 Pink and 6 Yellow. The Yellow flowers have Green centers.

STEM—With Green ch 6, sl st between any 2 petals of flowers, ch 1, skip 1 st of ch, 1 sl st in each of the next 5 sts of ch, ch 8, sl st between any 2 petals of next flower of same Color, ch 1, skip 1 st of ch, 1 sl st in each of the next 7 sts, ch 6, sl st between any 2 petals of 3rd flower of same Color, ch 1, skip 1 st of ch, 1 sl st in each of the next 5 sts, cut Green. Join each Color in groups of 3 in same manner. Sew to top of basket as illustrated arranging Colors as desired having a Yellow group at each end of basket. Appliqué basket in position on pillow case about 1 inch above hemstitching at center. Work 2 more Yellow, 2 Pink and 2 Tinted Pink and Yellow flowers and sew in position as illustrated.

EDGE—With Green work a row of s c around hemstitched edge of pillow case, join, drop Green.
2nd Row—With Yellow 1 s c in each s c, join, cut Yellow.
3rd Row—Pick up Green, ch 4, 4 d c in same space with ch 1 between each d c, * skip 3 s c, s c in next s c, skip 3 s c, 5 d c with ch 1 between each d c in next s c, repeat from * all around, join, cut thread. Work another pillow case in same manner.