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2022-06-09

Alpine Basket- FREE CROCHET PATTERN- Perfect scrap yarn pattern

Alpine Basket -Perfect scrap yarn pattern- FREE PATTERN
Alpine basket IG photo.png

The Alpine Basket came as an idea of how to combine something useful to have and scrap yarn we all have hiding somewhere. I needed a basket for the Easter eggs so I chose colors I associated with it and luckily had in my scrap yarn box.
 
Materials

Yarn: I used yarns aimed at hooks 3-4 mm and I used 5 strands (yellow, white, light grey and darker grey). I wouldn’t recommend going with thinner yarn unless you have plenty of it so you can go with 7-8 strands, and if you’re going with bulky yarn about 3-4 is good enough. If you start and after few rows think the thickness of the item is too thin, please do frog and add more yarn strands.

Hook: 7mm or depending on the yarn you choose; your stitches need to be tight but not too tight not to be able to have a nice shape that is not flat.

Needle
Scissors

Important

Pattern is done in round with joining the ends of rounds with slip stitch (sl st is not counted as st).
Sizing depends on the yarn you use. If you continue with making your base bigger you will not follow the stitch count I give here as an example, but you will adjust to a higher count, as long as you keep in mind it is a 2 stitch repeat, so you have to have an even number of stitches once you go from base to the sides.
Every time you start a new row the instructions will say sc or dc, for rounds starting with sc instead of sc you start with ch1 and the ones starting with dc will actually start with ch3, both these ch1 or ch3 will be seen as a sc or dc stitch and counted in the summary of stitches at end of each round.

Abbreviations

In US terms
MC- magic circle
Ch-chain
Sc- single crochet
Dc- double crochet
Sl st-slip stitch
FPdc- front post double crochet
2Dc means two dc in the same stitch
Dc2 means dc in each of next two stitches

Instructions

MC
Round 1
Dc15, sl st (15st)

Round 2
2Dc in each st, sl st (30st)

Round 3
*Dc2, 2dc*, repeat between *and* 9 more times, sl st (40st)

Round 4
*2Dc, dc2*, repeat between *and* 13 more times, sl st (56st)

Round 5
In this row I continue with 5 strands of the same color (one of the three main colors)
Sc all around, sl st (56st)

Round 6
*Sc, FPdc (in the sc from round 5)*, repeat between *and* 27 more times, sl st (56st)

Round 7
In this row I continue with 5 strands of the same color (one of the three main colors)
Sc all around, sl st (56st)

Round 8
In this row the FPdc is into the sc from round 7 which is in between the FPdc’s from round 6, basically alternating them for the visual look of Alpine stitch.
*FPdc (in the sc from round 7), sc*, repeat between *and* 27 more times, sl st (56st)

Round 9
In this row I continue with 5 strands of the same color (one of the three main colors)
Sc all around, sl st (56st)

Round 10
Like before, in this row the FPdc is into the sc from round 9 which is in between the FPdc’s from round 8, basically alternating them for the visual look of Alpine stitch.
*Sc, FPdc (in the sc from round 9)*, repeat between *and* 27 more times, sl st (56st)
alpine basket 3.jpg

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