This pattern is a vintage pattern and may use vintage terms. Although this pattern is from a print publication it has not been recently tested.
MATERIALS: J. & P. COATS or CLARK'S O.N.T. PEARL COTTON,
Art. A. or B.19, Size 5: 2 balls of No. 48 Hunter's Green; 1 ball each
of No. 65 Beauty Pink and No. 12 Black; or J. & P. Coats "Knit-Cro-
Sheen," Art. A.64: 1 ball each of No. 48 Hunter's Green, No. 65
Beauty Pink and No. 12 Black; or Clark's O.N.T. Mercerized
Bedspread Cotton, Art. B.504: 1 ball each of 3 colors of your own
choice. Milwards Steel Crochet Hook No. 7. A round pincushion, 3
inches in diameter. A small button mold. J. & P. Coats or Clark's
O.N.T. Mercerized Sewing Thread, Art. A. or B.3: 8 spools of
BASKET . . . Starting at center with Hunter's Green, ch 4. 1st rnd: 14
dc in 4th ch from hook. Join to top of starting chain. 2nd rnd: Ch 3, dc
in same place as sl st, 2 dc in each dc around. Join. 3rd rnd: Ch 3, dc
in same place as sl st (1 dc increased), * dc in next dc, 2 dc in next
dc. Repeat from * around. Join. Dc in each dc around, increasing 15
dc evenly on each rnd until piece measures 4 1\4 inches in diameter.
Next rnd: Ch 3, dc in front loop of each dc around, increasing 15 dc
on rnd. Join. Continue increasing 15 dc on each rnd until piece
measures 7 1\4 inches in diameter. Join and break off. Make another
piece the same way.
With wrong sides facing, sew pieces together by joining back loops of
dc's where front loops were previously worked, leaving a 4-inch
opening. Cut 2 pieces of cardboard each 4 1\4 inches in diameter,
insert cardboard and sew up opening.
PINCUSHION . . . Starting at center with Beauty Pink, ch 2. 1st rnd: 7
sc in 2nd ch from hook. Hereafter pick up back loop only. 2nd rnd: 2
sc in each sc around. 3rd rnd: * 2 sc in next sc (1 sc increased), sc in
next sc. Repeat from * around. 4th rnd: * 2 sc in next sc, sc in next 2
sc. Repeat from * around. Inc 7 sc evenly on each rnd until piece
measures 3 1\4 inches in diameter. Join and break off. Make another
piece the same way.
With wrong side facing, sew pieces together, leaving opening large
enough to insert pincushion. Insert pincushion and sew up opening.
With Black embroider lines around pincushion.
BUTTON . . . With Black, ch 2, work as for pincushion until piece
measures same as button mold, then * work off 2 sc as 1 sc (1 sc
decreased), sc in next sc. Repeat from * around until 6 sc have been
decreased. Insert button mold and continue decreasing until ' all sc's
have been worked off. Break off. Sew button to center of pincushion.
Sew pincushion to center of basket. With front of basket facing,
attach Green to back piece and sc in each dc around. Join and break
off. Attach Pink to first sc, sc in each sc around. Join and break off.
Mark both pieces of basket into 8 sections. Attach Pink to first marker
and working through both thicknesses to join, make sc in same sc, *
sc in each st across front to next marker, sc through both
thicknesses. Repeat from * around. Join and break off.
CORD ... Cut 6 strands of Black, each 3 yards long. Twist these
strands tightly, then double and give them a twist in the opposite
direction, knot ends securely.
Place a spool of thread in each section of basket, draw cord through
spools and tie ends securely, drawing sides of basket into place. Tie
into a bow.
By Shellie Wilson. Shellie is the chief creative editor for Craftbits.