Basket Towel Set FV-388



Sources:  http://handmadebymother.blogspot.com/2009/08/your-towels-should-be-multitasking-part.html and http://handmadebymother.blogspot.com/2009/08/your-towels-should-be-multi-tasking.html

Basket Towel Set FV-388

Materials:

Clark’s “Anchor” Pearl Cotton, Size 5: 5 balls each of No. 776 Hunter’s Green, 1 ball each of No. 693 Mid Pink, No. 437 Mid Rose, No. 507 Blue, No. 508 Lt. Steel Blue, No. 897 Shaded Yellows, No. 889 Shaded Lavenders, Shaded Dk. Purples, No. 893 Shaded Dk. Blues, No. 584 Dk. Lavender, No. 443 Dk. Yellow, and No. 694 Purple, or

Clark’s “Anchor” Cronita: 2 balls of No. 48 Hunter’s Green and any desired colors for flowers.

Milward’s “Ship” Brand Steel Crochet Hook No. 7

A pink bath towel, hand towel and wash cloth.

Large Basket – Front . . . Starting at bottom with Green, ch. 28.

1st row: Dc in 4th ch from hook, * ch 2, skip 2 ch, dc in next 2 ch. Repeat from * across. Ch 1, turn.

2nd row: Sc in first 2 dc, * 2 sc in next sp, sc in next 2 dc. Repeat from * across, ending with sc in top of turning chain. Ch 3, turn.

3rd row: Skip first sc, dc in next sc, * ch 2, skip 2 sc, dc in next 2 sc. Repeat from * across. Ch 1, turn.

4th and 5th rows: Repeat 2nd and 3rd rows.

6th row: Repeat 2nd row.

7th row: Skip first sc, dc in next sc, * ch 3, skip 2 sc, dc in next 2 sc. Repeat from * across. Ch 1, turn.

8th row: Sc in first 2 dc, * 3 sc in next sp, sc in next 2 dc. Repeat from * across, ending with sc in top of turning chain. Ch 3, turn.

9th row: Skip first sc, dc in next sc, * ch 4, skip 3 sc, dc in next 2 sc. Repeat from * across. Ch 1, turn.

10th row: Sc in first 2 dc, * 4 sc in next sp, sc in next 2 dc. Repeat from * across. Ch 3, turn.

11th to 32nd rows incl: Work in pattern, always having dc’s fall above dc’s of previous dc row, and having 1 ch more between dc’s on each dc row and 1 sc more between dc’s on each sc row.

Ch 5, turn, and end of 32nd row.

33rd row: Skip first sc, dc in next sc, * ch 15, skip 15 sc, dc in next sc, ch 2, dc in next sc. Repeat from * across. Ch 3, turn.

34th row: 6 dc in first sp, * 12 sc in next sp, 7 dc in next ch-2 sp. Repeat from * across. Break off.

Base . . .

1st row: Attach Hunter’s Green to opposite side of starting chain and sc in each st across. Ch 4, turn.

2nd row: Skip first sc, tr in next sc, * ch 4, skip 2 sc, tr in next 2 sc. Repeat from * across. Ch 1, turn.

3rd row: * Sc between next 2 tr, 5 sc in next sp. Repeat from * across, ending with sc between last tr and turning chain. Ch 4, turn.

4th row: 6 tr in first sc, * skip 2 sc in next sc, skip 2 sc, 7 tr in next sc. Repeat from * across. Break off.

Back . . . Using Hunter’s Green, ch 105.

1st row: Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across. Ch 5, turn.

2nd and 3rd row: Repeat 33rd and 34th rows of Front.

Handle . . . Starting at narrow edge with Hunter’s Green, ch 4.

1st row: In 4th ch from hook make 2 dc, ch 2 and 2 dc. Ch 5, turn.

2nd row: In ch-2 sp make 2 dc, ch 2 and 2 dc. Ch 5, turn. Repeat 2nd row until piece measures 18 inches. Break off.

Flower . . . Starting at center with Mid Pink, ch 6. Join with sl st to form ring.

1st rnd: Ch 3, 20 dc in ring. Join with sl st to top of ch-3.

2nd rnd: * Ch 4, holding back on hook the last loop of each tr make tr in next 2 dc, thread over and draw through all loops on hook (cluster made); ch 4, sl st in next dc. Repeat from * around. Join.

3rd rnd: * 4 sc over next ch-4, in tip of cluster make sc, ch 3, and sc; 4 sc over next ch-4.

Repeat from * around. Join.

Center . . . Starting at center with Yellow, ch 4, 14 dc in 4th ch from hook. Join and break off. Sew center to flower.

Make 2 more flowers of Mid Pink, 2 Mid Rose, 3 Blue, 2 Lt. Steel Blue, 2 Lavender and 1 each of Purple, Shaded Yellows, Shaded Purples, Shaded Lavenders and Shaded Blues. Make all centers Yellow.

Sew back of basket and handle to bath towel. Sew front of basket in place, leaving top open to form pocket. Sew flowers to basket and towel.


Medium Basket – Front . . . Work as for Large Basket until 20 rows are completed. Ch 5, turn at end of 20th row.

21st row: Skip first sc, dc in next sc, * ch 9, skip 9 sc, dc in next sc, ch 2, dc in next sc. Repeat from * across. Ch 3, turn.

22nd row: 6 dc in first sp, * 7 sc in next sp, 7 dc in next ch-2 sp. Repeat from * across. Break off.

Base . . . Attach Green to opposite side of starting chain and work as for Large Basket.

Back . . . Using Green, ch 69.

1st row: Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across. Ch 5, turn.

2nd and 3rd rows: Repeat 21st and 22nd rows of Front.

Handle . . . Work as for Large Basket until piece measures 15 inches. Break off.

Flowers . . . Make 2 each of Mid Pink, Blue, Shaded Yellows, Shaded Purples and Shaded Lavenders, and 1 each of Pink, Purple and Shaded Blues. Make all centers Yellow.

Sew entire basket and flowers to hand towel.

Small Basket . . . Starting at bottom with Green, ch 20. Work as for Large Basket until 14 rows are completed. Ch 5, turn at the end of 14th row.

15th row: Skip first sc, dc in next sc, * ch 6, skip 6 sc, dc in next sc, ch 2, dc in next sc. Repeat from * across. Ch 3, turn.

16th row: 6 dc in first sp, * 4 sc in next sp, 7 dc in next ch-2 sp. Repeat from * across. Break off.

Base . . . 1st row: Attach Green to opposite side of starting chain, make 19 sc evenly across the bottom. Ch 3, turn.

2nd row: 6 dc in, first sc, * skip 2 sc, sc in next sc, skip 2 sc, 7 dc in next sc. Repeat from * across. Break off.

Handle . . . Work as for Large Basket until piece measures 8 inches. Break off.

Flowers . . . Make 1 each of Purple, Pink, Lt. Steel Blue and Shaded Blues. Make all centers Yellow.

Sew basket to corner of wash cloth, leaving top open to form pocket. Sew handle in place. Sew flowers to basket.


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