Thursday, November 4, 2021

Festive Holiday Bells Basket, Free Crochet Pattern + Video


The Festive Holiday Bells Basket is a gorgeous and super versatile basket for the holiday season!  Use it to hold a collection of holiday cards, store seasonal items, and it makes a wonderful gift basket too!  A large hook and super bulky yarn makes this a super fast project too, perfect for everyone on your list!

Need a little help? There's a full video tutorial below!

Festive Holiday Bells Basket
By Jennifer Dickerson

*I'm so excited this project is part of the Holiday Stashdown CAL with CAL Central Crochet!  From October 4-to December 16, there will be new holiday stashdown projects each week and this basket is part of the fun!  Come crochet along!  Join their Facebook group and Ravelry group to see all of the fun projects! #CALCentralCrochet  #HolidayStashdownCAL


Click below to watch a full video tutorial on how to make this project:



Materials:

Sizing:
  • 12 inches total height (unfolded)
  • 8.5 inches with top edge folded down
  • 26 inch circumference


Instructions:

Ch 4, join in the furthest ch from the hook to make a ring (begin in red yarn to make the one as shown).

Round 1: Ch 2, then work 11 hdc into the center of the ring.  Join to close round with a sl st.

Round 2: Ch 2, then work 2 hdc into each st around.  Join to close round with a sl st.

Round 3: Ch 2, then work a hdc into the first st. *Work 2 hdc into the next st, then a hdc into the next st.  Repeat from * around. Join to close round with a sl st.

Round 4: Ch 2, then work a hdc into the first st. *Work a hdc into the next st, a hdc into the next st, then two hdc into the next st.  Repeat from * around. Join to close round with a sl st.

Round 5: Ch 2, then work a hdc into the first st. *Work a hdc into the next st, a hdc into the next st, a hdc into the next st, then two hdc into the next st.  Repeat from * around. Join to close round with a sl st.

Round 6: Ch 2, the work a bphdc (back post half double crochet) in each st around.  Join to close round with a sl st.

Round 7: Ch 2, the work a hdc in each st around.  Join to close round with a sl st.

Repeat round 7 in red (or desired color) until basket is about 7 inches tall.  Switch to white (or desired color) and repeat round 7 until white section is about half the height of the red section's height.  Do not cut off/fasten off yarn.

How to add bells to the top edge of the basket:

Pull a few yards from your yarn ball still connected to your project and cut the yarn. With a large needle, thread the balls onto the yarn strand. Using some stitch markers or scrap yarn mark where you want your bells to be. be sure they are as evenly spaced as possible.

Chain 1, then work a sc in each stitch around. Each time you get to a stitch marker, slide a bell all the way over as far as it will go the work the sc as you normally would. Note: the bells will be facing inward...this is what we want! When we flip the edge of the basket down after the basket is completed, they will be perfectly positioned on the outside. Close the round with a slip stitch and weave in ends that remain. Flip top edge down and its ready to use!


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