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Petite Lacy Basket

Mercerized crochet cotton
Size 7 steel crochet hook
12 inch length of 1/16th Inch wide satin ribbon

Masures 3 1/2 x 4 inches. Basket:

Ch 8, join with sl st to form ring.
Rnd 1: Work 18 dc in ring, join.
Rnd 2: Ch 4, *dc in dc, ch 1, repeat from * around, join to 3rd lp of ch-4.
Rnd 3: Ch 4, *working in back lp only, dc in dc, ch 1, repeat from * around, join.

Rnds 4 thru 6: Ch 4, *working in both lps, dc in dc, ch 1, repeat from * around, join.
Rnd 7: Ch 3, dc in same st as ch-3, ch 1, *2 dc in next dc, ch 1, repeat from * around, join to top of ch-3.
Rnd 8: Ch 3, dc in next dc, ch 2, *dc in each of next 2 dc, ch 2, repeat from * around, join.
Rnd 9: Ch 3, dc in next dc, ch 3, *dc in each of next 2 dc, ch 3, repeat from * around, join. Rnd 10: Ch 3, dc in next dc, ch 4, *dc in each of next 2 dc, ch 4, repeat from * around, join. Do Not Fasten Off.

Handle: Ch 30, sk 9 lps on basket, sl st to top of dc, sl st into next dc, sc in each ch to end of ch, sl st to base of ch's beginning, fasten off. Finishing: Boil a solution of two parts sugar to one part water until sugar has dissolved. Saturate basket in solution, shape as it dries. When completely dry, weave ribbon through top lps beginning at base of handle, tie a bow.

 

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