The Bubble Basket Pattern

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Materials Needed:
J (6.0 mm) crochet hook
275 yards of Bernat Maker Home Dec or other Bulky 5 weight yarn (yardage will vary for other brands)
• Stitch marker
• Yarn needle
• Measuring tape

Key:
mc: magic circlesc: single crochetsl st: slip stitchhdc: half double crochethdc-blo: half double crochet back loop onlyhdc dec: half double crochet decreaseps: puff stitchst(s): stitch(es)ch-sp: chain space(#): Stitch counts at end of row

Skill level: Beginner

Size: Finished basket should measure approximately 26 inches in circumference and 7 inches tall

Gauge: My 4” square is 11 rows of 13 hdc.
If your piece is smaller than this, increase your hook size. If it is larger than this, decrease your hook size.

Special Stitch:
Puff Stitch: Yarn over, insert hook into st, yarn over, pull up a loop, (3 loops on hook) yarn over, insert hook into same st, pull up a loop (5 loops on hook), yarn over, insert hook into same st, pull up a loop (7 loops on hook) yarn over, pull through all 7 loops to create puff st.

Notes: This basket is worked in rounds, so it is essential to mark the beginning stitch of each round with a stitch marker. You will notice that the increases at the base of the basket are staggered. This is to keep the shape as round as possible.IMG_2953

Ready? Here we go!

Base of the Basket:
Round 1: Hdc 10 in Mc. (10) (mark first st with st marker and move to first st of each row throughout the rest of the pattern to keep your place)Round 2: 2 hdc in each st around (20)
Round 3: **2 hdc in first st, hdc in next** Repeat around. (30)
Round 4: ** hdc, 2hdc, hdc** Repeat around. (40)
Round 5: **2 hdc in first st, hdc in next 3 sts** Repeat around. (50)
Round 6: ** hdc in first 2 sts, 2hdc, hdc in next 2** Repeat around. (60)
Round 7: **2 hdc in first st, hdc in next 5 sts** Repeat around. (70)

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Round 8: ** hdc in first 3, 2hdc, hdc in next 3** Repeat around. (80)
The base of your basket should be approximately 7 ½ inches in diameter. If your work is “wavy” you can tug on it to shape it and flatten it. It will straighten out as you continue with the body of the basket.

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Body of the Basket:
Round 9: Hdc-blo in each st around (80)
Round 10: Ch 1, skip first st, ps in next st **ch 1, skip st, ps in next st** Repeat around. (80, or 40 puff sts)
Round 11: Ch 1, ps in first ch-sp from previous round, **ch 1, skip ps, ps in ch-sp** Repeat around. (80)
Round 12: Ch 1, skip first ps, ps in ch-sp **ch 1, skip ps, ps in ch-sp** Repeat around. (80, or 40 puff sts)
Round 13: Hdc in next 20 sts, hdc dec, hdc to end of round until there are 2 sts left. Hdc dec in last 2 sts. (78)
Round 14: Hdc in first 10 sts, hdc dec, hdc in next 30 sts, hdc dec, hdc to end of round. (76)

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Round 15: Hdc in next 20 sts, hdc dec, hdc to end of round until there are 2 sts left. Hdc dec in last 2 sts. (74)
Round 16-21: Repeat rounds 10-15 see st counts below.
16-18 (74 or 37 puff sts) 19- (72) 20- (70) 21- (68)
Round 22-24- Repeat Round 10-12 (68 or 34 puff sts )
Round 25- Hdc in each st around. (68)
You will now create the handle(s)
For one handle:
Round 26: Ch 10, skip 10 sts, hdc in each st around (68)
Round 27: Hdc in each st around (68)
Round 28: Hdc around entire handle, hdc in st. Repeat 9 more times to the end of the handle. Sc in each remaining st until there are 2 sts left. Sl st in last 2 sts. (78)
Finish off and weave in ends.handleFor two handles:
Round 26: Ch 10, skip 10 sts, hdc in next 24 sts, ch 10, skip 10 sts, hdc in last 24 sts (68)
Round 27: Hdc in each st around (68)
Round 28: Hdc around entire handle, hdc in st. Repeat 9 more times to the end of the handle. Sc in next 24 hdc, hdc around entire handle, hdc in st. Repeat 9 more times to the end of the handle, sc in each remaining st until there are 2 sts left. Sl st in last 2 sts.
Finish off and weave in ends.double

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You now have a finished Bubble Basket!

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Get Ready for the Bubble Bubble Basket!

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The FREE Bubble Basket Pattern is coming out tomorrow, get you materials prepare while you await this much anticipated design.

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Here is what you will need to make The Bubble Basket:

1 skein per basket of Bernat Maker Home Dec

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Clover Armour or other J (6 mm) Hook

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Crochet Patterns by Oregon Makers.

Oregon Crochet Design Feature

I’ve spent the last few months getting to know local makers in my neighborhood, city, and state. In January of 2018, I started my first local sip and stitch, and I have to say , there is nothing more fulfilling than genuine connections.  The organic connection that is made when you meet someone in real life and share a common journey with is food for the soul.

Here in the Pacific Northwest, we are blessed to have seasonal changes that lend themselves to making and designing crochet patterns that are well suited for cold weather and outdoor adventures. Just looking at the earthy backdrops from these Oregon designers makes me want to get outside and enjoy all the wonderful things out state has to offer…while wearing my crochet, of course!

I’ve gathered a rollup of some of my favorite patterns from makers both whom I have met and others who I have connected with online. I hope you enjoy their creativity and sense of adventure as much as I do.

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Pattern: Fancy Knit Rib Stitch Hand Towel

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I hope you find enjoyment in checking out these incredibly talented designers and their patterns.

Until next time,

-Ellen

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When I was just getting started with my crochet journey, there was a lot of trial and error. I bought a LOT of yarn, tried soooooo many types of hooks and had a hard time deciphering which products would be genuinely useful.

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2. The Clover Amour Crochet Hooks – For Working with Thick Yarns are just as amazing and I love using them with my bulky and super bulky yarn. I use the L hook for my Arcade Triangle Scarf Pattern and I love it!

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Ellen

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Hello Friends!

I am so thrilled to be starting this blog, as it is something that has been on my mind since getting more heavily involved in the crochet community in the past year. I love all my Fibre Friends and I can’t wait to share some fun stuff with you all.

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In this blog I plan to share posts about my journey as a crochet maker and designer.

I’ve discovered that crocheting is much more than a craft, it is a lifestyle, and one that merits writing about.

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