Simple Easter Basket Pattern

Molly and her Easter Basket

Easter is fast approaching so I thought I would see what I could crochet for some decorations. I created this Easter Basket. I love the way it turned out and it really is simple to make.

What you will need is a I/9 5.50 mm.

I used 2 strands of yarn and it was some that I had left over. I use Red Heart yarn and it did not take even a full skein of yarn. I used a variegated and a solid together.

You will also need 2 pipe cleaners, some craft glue, a yarn needle to sew in the ends and the handle on the basket and something to decorate the outside of the basket.

I used some jeweled color gems that I purchased from a local craft store. You really do not need a gauge for this project.

  • Stitches used single crochet (sc)
  • chain (ch)
  • slip stitch (sl st)

The basket is worked in rounds but you will slip stitch together at the end of each round, ch 1 turn and go the other direction.

To start out with you will use a magic circle, here is a link if you do not know how https://www.wikihow.com/Crochet-a-Magic-Ring

The Basket

In the magic circle sc 8 times and then pull the magic circle together.

  • Rnd 2 ch 1 turn, 2 sc in each st around, sl st into the 1st sc (16 sc)
  • Rnd 3 ch1 turn, * 2 sc in next st, sc in the next st* continue between *’s around, sl st together (24 sc)
  • Rnd 4 ch 1 turn, * 2 sc in next st, sc in the next 2 sts* continue between *’s around, sl st together (32 sc)
  • Rnd 5 ch 1 turn, sc in next st and around, sl st together
  • Rnd 6 ch 1 turn, * 2 sc in next st, sc in the next 3 sts* continue between *’s around, sl st together (40 sc)
  • Rnd 7 Repeat rnd 5
  • Rnd 8 ch 1 turn, * 2 sc in next st, sc in the next 4 sts* continue between *’s around, sl st together (48 sc)
  • Rnd 9 Repeat rnd 5
  • Rnd 10 – 17 Continue to repeat rnd 5, fasten off and weave in ends

The Handle

I used 2 pipe cleaners twisted together

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Row 1 Sc in the 2nd ch from hook, sc in the next st, now take the 2 twisted pipe cleaners and start to sc over them, continue to do this across and at the end sc in the last 2 sts, fasten off and weave in the ends

Now sew the handle onto the basket about 2 inches down from the top, I used the variegated yarn to sew the handle on and as you can see below it blended really well.

I then proceeded to glue on the gems for a finished basket. If you have any questions please contact me and I will be happy to answer them for you.

This pattern is copyright Dunmire Crochet Corner ©2019 so Please do not copy, share, adjust or resell my pattern.

All finished crocheted items made from this pattern may be sold. If you share images of finished product online, you must link back to this page.

Thank you so much for taking a look and I hope you have an wonderful day

Laura 🙂

Quilt Afghan With A Half and Half Color Granny Square Pattern

Hello Everyone,

I just love what all you can do with making Granny Squares. This afghan is made with half and half color granny square. The designs that you can make by sewing the squares together are amazing. You can be inspired by sewn quilts like I have or make up your own. As you can see this covers the top of my queen size bed.

Materials you will need: A Crochet Hook I/9 5.5 mm, I used Red Heart Super Saver yarn approx. 4 skeins of the variegated (5 oz) and 3 skeins of the solid (7 oz). A yarn needle for sewing in the ends and sewing the blocks together.

The squares are 12 inches, you will make 30 squares and 9 rounds per square. These squares are worked like a regular granny square but you will be turning and changing colors

Stitches Used: Slip St (sl st), chain (ch), Double Crochet (dc) Half Double Crochet (hdc)

Gauge: 10 dc = 3 in wide, 2 rows = 1.5 in

With the solid color ch 4, sl to together to form a ring

Rnd 1 Ch 3 (counts as dc here and throughout) dc 2 times into the ring, ch 2, dc 3 times into ring, change to variegated yarn and ch 2, (leave tail of solid color behind to use later) 3 dc into ring, ch 2, 3 dc, hdc into top of ch 3

Rnd 2 Turn ch 3, in hdc space 2 dc, ch 1 and in corner 3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc, ch 1 and in next corner 3 dc, change color by picking up the solid and ch 2, 3 dc in same space, ch 1, 3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc in next corner, hdc in top of ch 3

Rnd 3 Turn ch 3, 2 dc in hdc space, ch 1, in next ch 1 space 3 dc, ch 1, in corner 3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc, ch 1, 3 dc in next ch 1 space, ch 1, in corner 3 dc pick up the variegated color, ch 2, 3 dc in same space, continue around till the beginning and hdc into top of ch 3

Rnd 4 – 9 Keep repeating rnd 3 and in each ch 1 space you will be doing 3 dc, When you get to the end of rnd 9 instead of doing the hdc ch 2 and sl st into the top of ch 3 and fasten off. Weave in all ends.

Once you get all 30 squares done you will need to sew them together according to the graph in any way you want to. I used a yarn needle and ran the yarn through both back loops.

You can always contact me if you have any problems with the pattern. I will be happy to help if you have any questions along the way.

This pattern is copyright Dunmire Crochet Corner ©2019 so Please do not copy, share, adjust or resell my pattern.

All finished crocheted items made from this pattern may be sold. If you share images of finished product online, you must link back to this page.

Thank you for stopping by and I hope your day is filled with laughter and love.

Laura 🙂

My Venture Into Making A Vest

I started this project with a picture I had found of a vest I liked on Pinterest. I loved the way it looked and thought I would love to have one of those. I went to the site where it had been posted and it was not in English so even with the translation I was unable to get much from it for a pattern in words. The pictures on the other hand were a good start. If you want to check out the site just click this link Hobilerim ve ben: Hanım dilendi bey beğendi motifinden bolero.

Well I looked at the pictures and thought all right you can do this.  To start out with made a granny square with a size J hook. The yarn I used was Red Heart Super Saver. For the granny square I chained 5, sl st tog and then I did the normal granny square for 7 rnds.  Below you will see how I started my version of the vest. I will explain what I did and hope you understand it 🙂

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After I finished the granny square I went to the corner attached the yarn and chained 50 then attached it to the other corner on the same side then fastened off. I then proceeded to do the same for the other side.

Rnd 1   From there I attached the yarn in the corner of the granny square in the ch 2 sp and made a shell of chained 3 which consists of the 1st dc in the shell  then (2 dc, ch1, 3 dc) then I went to the ch 1 sp of the granny square and then 1 dc, the next ch 1 sp of the granny square made another shell of ( 3 dc, ch 1, 3 dc) and continued that sequence until I got the corner of the granny square. Once I got to the chain I skipped 3 chains and then made a shell of (3 dc, ch 1, 3 dc) in the next chain. You would skip 3 chains and do 1 dc in next chain. I continued that around to the corner of the granny square and do the same as the other side of the granny square.  I continued the pattern of shells and 1 dc around the chain. I attached with a sl st to the beg chain of the shell.

Rnd 2   I sl st to the ch 1 sp in the shell and ch 3 and continued to make another shell in the ch 1 sp.  Next I put 2 dc on top of the dc in the rnd below.  Went to the next shell and in the ch 1 sp made another shell, next st was on top of the dc from the rnd below and did just 1 dc. I continued in this sequence around alternating the 2 dc and 1 dc on top of the other dc from the rnd below.  This was the way I ended up increasing around.

Rnd 3   I increased by doing 2 dc in between the 2 dc in rnd below and then 2 dc on top of the 1 dc from the rnd below. The shells are always placed in the ch 1 sp of the shell below.

Rnd 4   I did not increase I just followed the same with the shells and the 2 dc in between the 2 dc from rnd below

Rnd 5   I repeated rnd 4

From there I just have increased in the same manner as above with adding 3 dc instead of the 2 in between the shells.

Below are a couple of pictures of what I have done so far.

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As you can see this is still a work in progress. I think it is coming together nicely! If you have any questions on what I have done please contact me. I will answer them as best as I can.

Thanks as always for stopping by and taking a look!

Laura 🙂

The Scarf, A Fashion Statement and A Necessity

I love the feel and look of a scarf! They can make a fashion statement or be there for the warmth against the cold.  The scarf can be made from a variety fabrics and fibers. They also can be worn different ways to accomplish that certain kind of look or for necessity.

Here is one that you do not need to sew, knit or crochet! Looks Great and the Free Pattern is below.

Knotted Fringe Scarf

Knotted Fringe Scarf Fun crafts Pattern | Red Heart.

Have you ever wondered where the scarf originated from? Here is a little history of the scarf. (Information from Wikipedia)

Ancient Rome is one of the first origins of the scarf, where the garment was used to keep clean rather than warm. It was called the sudarium, which translates from Latin to English as “sweat cloth”, and was used to wipe the sweat from the neck and face in hot weather. They were originally worn by men around their neck or tied to their belt. Soon women started using the scarves, which were made of cloth and not made of wool, pashmina, or silk, and ever since the scarf has been fashionable among women.

In later times scarves were also worn by soldiers of all ranks in Croatia around the 17th century. The only difference in the soldiers’ scarves that designated a difference in rank was that the officers had silk scarves whilst the other ranks were issued with cotton scarves. The men’s scarves were sometimes referred to as “cravats” (from the French cravate, meaning “Croat”), and were the precursor of the necktie.[citation needed]

The scarf became a real fashion accessory by the early 19th century for both men and women. By the middle of the 20th century scarves became one of the most essential[citation needed] and versatile clothing accessories for both men and women.

It is never too late to learn something new! I had no idea that the precursor for the Necktie was a Scarf.  Below are some variations on scarves that can be crocheted. Have fun with them and make your own Fashion Statement!

Another version of a scarf and looks like it is knitted. Pattern is below picture.

Brioche-Look Cowl Crochet Pattern | Red Heart.

Arm Knitting has become such a big trend. I have not tried it yet. That is on my to do list, which by the way is way too long!! 🙂 Below you will find a link for Arm Knitting from the Crochet Crowd!

Arm Knitting

Arm Knitting + Video Tutorial – The Crochet Crowd.

This braided scarf is beautiful and unique. I love the fact that this is made from strands of the foundation stitch. This pattern is available from Raverly to purchase.

Ravelry: Rapunzel Scarf pattern by Kristen Hein Strohm.

Thanks as always for stopping by! I do have scarves available in my Shop for your gift giving pleasures or for your own personal use!

http://www.etsy.com/shop/Dunmirecrochetcorner

Laura 🙂

What you can do with a Recycled Cat Litter Container

I have been busy with remodeling our Living room and Dining room so I have not had time to work on crafts. Now that we are done I am hoping that I will have more time to work on my crafting.                                                                                   I wanted to share with you today what I had done with a Cat Litter Container. I love crafts of all kinds and I have been wanting to conquer a use for those Litter Containers. I had started to think of uses for this and came up with a magazine holder.

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This is the container I used for my project. My husband already used this one for his media for brass polishing.

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As you can see I took off the label on the container and washed them. I then proceeded to use my knife to cut the top off.  I measured where I wanted to cut and then drew a line around the container. Some of you may be able to cut around it straight but as you can see even with the line drawn on the container I was still not totally straight. I did not worry about that because I was going to put something around the top.

These two containers are going to be a holder for my toiletries in the bathroom and a holder for my yarn.                                I used some paper from my scrapbook collection and tore the pieces into smaller sizes.  I then did a dry run and put paper up where I thought I wanted them to be before I glued them on with the Mod Podge.

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This is what the container looked like on all sides after I glued all the paper on. I did put 2 coats of Mod Podge on after to give it a finish.

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This is how I decorated the container on all sides. I put seam binding around the top to finish it off.  There would be limitless possibilities on things you could use to decorate the container.

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As you can see it does hold magazines well. There is still room for more! 🙂 I am looking forward to getting the other containers finished.

Here are some links for some more ideas for uses of Litter Containers. Reusing Cat Litter Buckets | ThriftyFun.                    HowStuffWorks “Don’t Recycle: Reuse Kitty Litter Containers Instead”Reduce reuse recycle on Pinterest.

If you have any other ideas for these containers I would love to hear about them! Please leave a comment below.

Thanks for stopping by and taking a look!                                                                                        Laura 🙂