Crochet Black and White Basket
2 balls of Bernat® Maker Home Dec™ (8.8 oz/250 g; 317 yds/290 m) in Cream (11009) (main color);
1 ball of the same yarn, but in black color (11012) (contrast A);
Crochet hook 8 mm.
Size: 33,5 cm long x 30,5 cm wide x 23 cm high.
Stitches control: 9.5 sts x 12 rows = 10 x 10 cm.
Note: Ch 1 at beg of row does not count as st.
With MC, ch 33.
1st row: 1 hdc in 2nd ch from hook. 1 hdc in each ch to end of chain. Turn. 32 hdc.
2nd row: Ch 1. 1 splhdc in each st across. Turn. Rep last row until work from beg measures 12” [30.5 cm]. Do not fasten off.
Notes: Join all rnds with sl st to ‑ rst st. Ch 1 at beg of rnd does not count as st. Beg working around Base in joined rnds as follows:
1st rnd: Ch 1. 1 hdc in each st across (total of 32 hdc). Working around edge sts of rows, work 28 hdc evenly along first side edge. Working in unused loops of foundation ch, 1 hdc in each rem ch across foundation edge (total of 32 hdc). Working around edge sts of rows, work 28 hdc evenly along second side edge. Join with sl st to ‑ rst hdc. 120 hdc.
2nd rnd: Ch 1. 1 splhdc in each st around. Join. Beg working from Chart as follows:
When working from chart, carry color not in use loosely across top of row and work sts around it.
Change colors by drawing new color through last 2 loops on hook and proceed with new color, keeping color change to WS of work.
Join all rnds with sl st to ‑ rst hdc.
Ch 1 at beg of each rnd. Ch 1 does not count as st and is not shown on chart.
1st to 23rd rnds: Work rnds 1 to 23 of Chart, noting each square represents 1 splhdc, reading all rnds from right to left and noting 12-st rep will be worked 10 times. Break A.
Next 2 rnds: With MC, ch 1, 1 splhdc in each st around. Join. Fasten off.