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Home » Free Knitting Patterns and Free Crochet Patterns » Beverly Fabrics Free Knitting Projects and Crochet Projects » Felted Easter Basket

Felted Easter Basket





























Felted Easter Basket


Materials: 1 skein of Lion Wool, 3oz/85g;158yds; your choice of color
Small amounts of Lion Wool, contrasting colors for stripes
Size 11 circular needles size 16
Size 11 DPN for decreases.
Tapestry needle.

Instruction:
Using 2 strands of yarn together throughout project.
With main color, cast on 80sts.
Place marker at beginning of round and join without twisting.
Knit for about 3 and begin striping as desired.
After about 5 of knitting begin decrease.
Divide sts with 20sts on each of 4 dpns for bottom shaping.
Place marker at beginning of round.
Round 1: *knit 8, k2tog, repeat from *, to beginning. 72 stitches on needle.
Rounds 2, 4, 6, 8 Knit
Round 3: *knit 7, k2tog, repeat from * to beg. 64sts.
Round 5: *knit 6, k2tog, repeat from * to beg. 56sts.
Round 7: *knit 5, k2tog, repeat from * to beg. 48sts.
Round 9: *knit 4, k2tog, repeat from * to beg. 40sts.
Round 10: * knit 3, k2tog, repeat from * to beg. 32sts.
Round 11: * knit 2, k2tog, repeat from * to beg. 24sts.
Round 12: *knit 1, k2tog, repeat from * to beg. 16sts.
Round 13: *k2tog; repeat from * to beg. 8sts.
Round 14: *k2tog, repeat from * to beg. 4sts.
Cut yarn leaving a 10 tail.
With tapestry needle, thread yarn through remaining stitches.
Apply I-cord to top edge of basket; with right side facing you, cast 3 sts onto a dpn.
*Pick up stitch at edge, slide the 4 sts to the right end of the needle and knit 2, k2tog; rep from *.
Keep the tension loose enough so the edge lies flat.

For handle, make three 12 I-cords.
Braid together and attach to the basket at opposite sides.
Work in ends.
Felt.

I-cord: Cast on 3 stitches onto dpns.
*Without turning needles slide sts to the opposite end of the needles and knit.
Continue from * until desired length is reached.
Bind off.
Cut yarn and pull tail through.

Embellish with buttons or bows as desired.




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