Monday, January 25, 2016

Heart Nesting Baskets

Valentine's Day is getting closer and it's kicking my love for hearts into overdrive! Candy is also one of my favorite things, so why not mix them together?
http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/heart-nesting-baskets


The Large basket will hold two bags of small candies like Conversation Hearts or M & M's. The Medium Basket holds one bag, and the Small holds about half of a bag.

Here's what you'll need:



MATERIALS
Worsted Weight Yarn 
     *White (Small)  
     *Pink (Medium) 
     *Red (Large)
http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/heart-nesting-basketsH/5.0mm Hook
Craft Wire (16-20 gauge)
Yarn Needle

STITCH GUIDE
arnd = around
ch = chain
dec = decrease
sc = single crochet
sc3tog = see special stitches
sl st = slip stitch

Size:
Small = 4” x 3” x 1.75”
Medium = 5” x 4” x 2”
Large = 5.5” x 5.5” x 2.25”

Gauge: Not important

Skill Level: Easy/Intermediate

Written in US terms



NOTES 
*Beginning chs do not count as sts
* The bottom of the basket is worked flat and then the "walls" are worked in continuous
rounds with no joins or chains.
*These baskets were made using Deborah Norville Everyday Worsted in Really Red &
Snow White and Big Twist Value Worsted in Blush Pink.

SPECIAL STITCHES
single crochet three together (sc3tog) = insert hook in 1st stitch and draw up a loop, insert hook in next (2nd) stitch and draw up a loop, insert hook in 3rd stitch and draw up a loop, YO, draw through all loops on hook.

LARGE BASKET
1. Ch 2, sc in 2nd ch from hook, ch 1, turn (1)
2. 2 sc in st, ch 1, turn (2)
3. 2 sc x 2, ch 1, turn (4)
4. sc across, ch 1, turn (4)
5. 2 sc, sc x 2, 2 sc, ch 1, turn (6)
6. sc across, ch 1, turn (6)
7. 2 sc, sc x 4, 2 sc, ch 1, turn (8)
8. 2 sc, sc x 6, 2 sc, ch 1, turn (10)
9. 2 sc, sc x 8, 2 sc, ch 1, turn (12)
10. sc across, ch 1, turn (12)
11. 2 sc, sc x 10, 2 sc, ch 1, turn (14)
12. 2 sc, sc x 12, 2 sc, ch 1, turn (16)
13. 2 sc, sc x 14, 2 sc, ch 1, turn (18)
14. sc in each st across, ch 1, turn (18)
15. 2 sc, sc x 16, 2 sc, ch 1, turn (20)
16. 2 sc, sc x 18, 2 sc, ch 1, turn (22)
17. 2 sc, sc x 20, 2 sc, ch 1, turn (24)
18-20. sc in each st across, ch 1, turn (24)
21. dec, sc x 9, ch 2, sk 2, sc x 9, dec, ch 1, turn (22)
22. dec, sc x 8, ch 2, sk 2, sc x 8, dec, ch 1, turn (20)
23. dec, sc x 7, ch 2, sk 2, sc x 7, dec, ch 1, turn (18)
24. dec, sc x 6, ch 2, sk 2, sc x 6, dec, ch 1, turn (16)
25. dec, sc x 5, sc in each of the 2 skipped sts from row 21 (work over chains & make scs tight so it pulls down to make the top point - SEE TUTORIAL PHOTOS BELOW), 
sc x 5, dec; continue working around the outside (you will work continuous rounds starting here and throughout)
26. sc in each st and end of every row arnd; put 3 scs in the bottom point when you get to that st
27-29. sc in each st arnd
30. sc over to top point, dec over 2 center sts, sc around to bottom point & sc3tog, sc back to starting point
31-33. sc in each st arnd
34. Hold craft wire against basket and sc over it the whole way around, sl st to join round. Fasten.
Optional: If you don’t have craft wire you can substitute chenille sticks or you can sew a few stitches in the points to hold their shape.


THIS TUTORIAL IS NOT EXACT; THE ROW NUMBERING COMES FROM THE VALENTINE'S DAY TREAT BAGS


 MEDIUM BASKET
1. Ch 2, sc in 2nd ch from hook, ch 1, turn (1)
2. 2 sc in st, ch 1, turn (2)
3. 2 sc x 2, ch 1, turn (4)
4. sc across, ch 1, turn (4)
5. 2 sc, sc x 2, 2 sc, ch 1, turn (6)
6. sc across, ch 1, turn (6)
7. 2 sc, sc x 4, 2 sc, ch 1, turn (8)
8. 2 sc, sc x 6, 2 sc, ch 1, turn (10)
9. 2 sc, sc x 8, 2 sc, ch 1, turn (12)
10. sc across, ch 1, turn (12)
11. 2 sc, sc x 10, 2 sc, ch 1, turn (14)
12. 2 sc, sc x 12, 2 sc, ch 1, turn (16)
13. 2 sc, sc x 14, 2 sc, ch 1, turn (18)
14. sc in each st across, ch 1, turn (18)
15-17. sc in each st across, ch 1, turn (18)
18. dec, sc x 6, ch 2, sk 2, sc x 6, dec, ch 1, turn (16)
19. dec, sc x 5, ch 2, sk 2, sc x 5, dec, ch 1, turn (14)
20. dec, sc x 4, ch 2, sk 2, sc x 4, dec, ch 1, turn (12)
21. dec, sc x 3, sc in each of the 2 skipped sts from row 18 (work over chains & make scs tight so it pulls down to make the top point - SEE TUTORIAL PHOTOS ABOVE), 
sc x 3, dec; continue working around the outside (you will work continuous rounds starting here and throughout)
22. sc in each st and end of every row arnd; put 3 scs in the bottom point when you get to that st
23-24. sc in each st arnd
25. sc over to top point, dec over 2 center sts, sc around to bottom point & sc3tog, sc back to starting point
26-27. sc in each st arnd
28. Hold craft wire against basket and sc over it the whole way around, sl st to join round. Fasten.
Optional: If you don’t have craft wire you can substitute chenille sticks or you can sew a few stitches in the points to hold their shape.

SMALL BASKET
1. Ch 2, sc in 2nd ch from hook, ch 1, turn (1)
2. 2 sc in st, ch 1, turn (2)
3. 2 sc x 2, ch 1, turn (4)
4. sc across, ch 1, turn (4)
5. 2 sc, sc x 2, 2 sc, ch 1, turn (6)
6. sc across, ch 1, turn (6)
7. 2 sc, sc x 4, 2 sc, ch 1, turn (8)
8. 2 sc, sc x 6, 2 sc, ch 1, turn (10)
9. 2 sc, sc x 8, 2 sc, ch 1, turn (12)
10. sc across, ch 1, turn (12)
11. 2 sc, sc x 10, 2 sc, ch 1, turn (14)
12-15. sc in each st across, ch 1, turn (14)
16. dec, sc x 4, ch 2, sk 2, sc x 4, dec, ch 1, turn (12)
17. dec, sc x 3, ch 2, sk 2, sc x 3, dec, ch 1, turn (10)
18. dec, sc x 2, sc in each of the 2 skipped sts from row 16 (work over chains & make scs tight so it pulls down to make the top point - SEE TUTORIAL PHOTOS ABOVE), 
sc x 2, dec; continue working around the outside (you will work continuous rounds starting here and throughout)
19. sc in each st and end of every row arnd; put 3 scs in the bottom point when you get to that st
20. sc in each st arnd
21. sc over to top point, dec over 2 center sts, sc around to bottom point & sc3tog, sc back to starting point
22-23. sc in each st arnd
24. Hold craft wire against basket and sc over it the whole way around, sl st to join round. Fasten.
Optional: If you don’t have craft wire you can substitute chenille sticks or you can sew a few stitches in the points to hold their shape.
http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/heart-nesting-baskets
FINISHING
Shape wire so it makes a smoother heart.
Hide strings. 

UPDATED:
Sheri from Frogging Along didn't have craft wire, so she came up with the idea to use a reverse single crochet (aka crab stitch) for the last row. It really holds the shape and keeps the top sturdy.
https://www.facebook.com/FroggingAlong/?fref=ts
 
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Written pattern © 2016 Sonya Blackstone of Blackstone Designs. Please do not sell, share, or modify this pattern, but instead share the link to where the pattern can be found. You may sell items you make with this pattern. This pattern, as with all Blackstone Designs/Sonya Blackstone patterns, are not for educational use without written permission from the designer


4 comments:

  1. Love this idea! Thank you for the nesting hearts patterns!☺ Darlene P.

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  2. Thanks for this! I have a cousin whose birthday is Valentine's Day and will be making a large one for a gift box!

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  3. I've been crocheting quite a few years and these directions are kind of confusing.

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