Pansies Flower Basket Edging


Free Crochet Pattern
by KarensVariety.com

Materials: Fine tatting or crochet thread
White, Green, Yellow, Black
No. 12 or 13 steel crochet hook
Abbreviations:
 ch  chain
 st  stitch
 sk  skip
 sl st  slip stitch
 sc  single crochet
 dc  double crochet
 p(s)  picot(s)

Row 1: Begin at lower edge of basket, in green, ch 9, dc in 4th ch from hook, dc in each of next 4 chs, 2 dc in last ch.

Row 2: Ch 3 (counts as 1 dc), turn. Dc in same place as ch 3, dc in each of next 6 dc, 2 dc in last dc.

Row 3: Ch 3, turn, dc in same place, dc in each of next 8 dc, 2 dc in last dc. Fasten off.

Row 4: Join white where green was fastened off. Ch 3 (counts as 1 dc), dc in same place, * ch 2, sk 1 dc, 2 dc in next dc, repeat from * across making 6 groups of 2 dcs.

Row 5: Ch 3, turn, dc in same place, * ch 2, 2 dc over ch 2 lp of previous row, repeat from * across, ending with ch 2, 2 dc in last dc of row, making 7 groups.

Row 6: Ch 3, turn, dc in same place, * ch 2, 2 dc over ch 2 lp of previous row, repeat from * across, ending with ch 2, 2 dc in last dc, making 8 groups.

Row 7: Repeat Row 6 making 9 groups of dc.

Row 8: Repeat Row 6 making 10 groups of dc. Fasten off.

Row 9: Join black (for center of pansies) where white was fastened off, ch 6 (counts as a dc and ch 2), dc in next dc, * (ch 2, dc) 3 times over ch 2 sp, (ch 2, dc in dc) twice in next dc, ch 2, dc in next dc, repeat from * once, * * (ch 2, dc) 3 times over ch 2 sp, (ch 2, dc in dc) twice, repeat from * * once, 4 dcs over next ch 2 sp with a ch 2 between, (dc in dc, ch 2) twice, 3 dcs over next ch 2 sp with ch 2 between, (dc in dc, ch 2) twice, 3 dc over sp with ch 2 between, (dc, ch 2, dc) in same dc, ch 2, dc in next dc, 3 dc over sp with ch 2 between, (dc, ch 3, dc) in same dc, ch 2, dc in dc, ch 2, 3 dc over sp with ch  2 between, dc in dc, ch 2, dc in dc.

You should have 52 dcs with ch 2 between.

Fasten off.

Row 10: Join variegated yellow in ch 3 of ch 5 of black. (Sc, ch 2, 2 dc, ch 1, sc) in each of next 7 sps, count back 5 groups and sc between the 5th and 6th group – this forms a small pansy. Repeat across making 7 small pansies with 2 petals between each. Fasten off.

Edge Around Basket:

Join green at top corner of basket, 3 sc, ch 3 for a p, repeat down side of basket until 5 ps are made, then sc around lower portion of basket, then make 5 ps on other side (near top of basket) to match first half of basket. Do not cut thread but make a ch of 48 for handle, fasten to other corner of basket and make 60 sc over ch 48. Fasten off.

Join shaded yellow in center of handle, * ch 8, sl st in first ch, repeat from * 3 more times making 4 ch lps in all for the bow.

Sew basket to handkerchief corner, cutting away that portion under the basket. Make a small hem.

Edge Around Handkerchief:

In white, work a row of sc around handkerchief. Fasten off. Join yellow at a corner of basket, * ch 5, sk 3 sc, sc in 4th sc on handkerchief, (ch 5, sl st into same sc) 3 times, ch 5, sk 3 sc, sc in 4th sc, repeat from * around handkerchief. Join and fasten off.

 

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