Helping our users. Crochet Shells Basket.
Drops Paris yarn in various colors;
Crochet hook 3,5 mm;
Stitches control: 15 sts x 12 rows = 10 x 10 cm.
Size: 12 cm x 27 cm x 15 cm
You can make the basket base bigger by chaining a multiple of 6 + 2 for turning. When you pick up stitches on the sides of your base, make sure the stitch total can be divided by 6 in row 18. This is important for the stitch pattern of the shells to work. You can work as many rows as you’d like to make the basket higher.
Row 1: Hdc in each ch from the 3rd ch from hook, ch 2 and turn (40 st)
Row 2: 1 hdc in each st across, ch 2 and turn
Repeat row 2 for 15 more times, don’t cut yarn. Joining in the round
Row 18: Hdc in each st across, turn work 90 degrees. Divide 20 hdc on the side of your base, turn 90 degrees. 1 hdc in each bottom ch-space, turn work 90 degrees. Divide 20 hdc on the last side of your base, join to the first st of the round. (120 st)
Rows 19/20: Ch 2 (don’t count as a st), hdc around. (cut yarn after row 20)
Row 21: Begin anywhere at the long side. With st sc: * 1 sc, sk 2, 6 dc in next st, sk 2, 1 sc in next st * rep between * around, cut yarn. (20 shells)
Row 22: Work the next round in the BLO. With st dc: * dc2tog before and after the sc of the previous row’s pattern repeat (see picture above), 1 hdc in next 2 st, 1 sc, 1 hdc in next 2 st * rep between * around, cut yarn.
Row 23 With st sc: * sc in the second hdc of the previous row’s pattern repeat (see picture above), sk 2, 6 dc in next st, sk 2 * rep between * around, cut yarn. (20 shells)
Row 24 Same as row 22
Rep rows 23 and 24 2 more times and rep row 6 once more.
Row 30 With st sc: * sc2tog in the st before and after the sc of the previous row, 1 sc in next 5 st * rep around, cut yarn and weave in your remaining ends.