CHRISTMAS MINI GIFT CROCHET BASKETS

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Christmas Mini Gift Crochet Baskets

These Christmas Mini Gift Crochet Baskets are cute and fun to make! Perfect for little treats and gifts under the tree.

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Christmas Mini Gift Crochet Baskets

Difficulty Level | Skills Required

Easy
Basic stitches in simple variations, shaping and finishing.

You will need to know basic stitches like SC (single crochet).
Special stitches explained and provided in the instructions.

Materials

  • Hook – 3, 50 mm (E)
  • Scissor
  • Yarn Needle
  • Mini Pompoms x 3
  • Small Buttons x 3

Yarn:
Vinnis Colours – DK Nikkim 100% cotton (50 grams/119 meters/130 yards)
Weight – DK (11 wpi) 3: Light.

Approx 25 grams / 59 meters / 65 yards per basket and hat.

Colors:

  • A – Natural 1 x 50g
  • B – Kingfisher approx. 10g
  • C – Tomato 1 x 50g
  • D – Midnight approx. 5g
  • E – Fern 1 x 50g

Yarn Substitute:
Using the same type of yarn throughout the project is recommended. The pattern suggests Cotton DK yarn, but you are not limited to this type of yarn. Any yarn can be used if you take into consideration your sizing for the project will differ.

Tension | Gauge

Gauge is NOT necessary for this project to be perfect.
However COUNTING your stitches will ensure a true success of this project!

Size

Basket – 3 inches / 8 cm in diameter (bottom); 2 inches / 5 cm in height.
Hat – 5 inches / 12 cm in width (brim); 4,5 inches / 11 cm in height (not including pompom)

Remember – if you use/choose a different yarn weight/hook size your gift basket will be a different size!

PATTERN SUPPORT

Abbreviations:  US Terminology

CH – chain
SL ST – slip stitch
SC – single crochet (UK – DC)
HDC – half double crochet (UK – HTR)
DC – double crochet (UK – TR)
TR – treble crochet (UK – DTR)
BLP – back loop
RS – Right side
WS – Wrong side

Instructions:

Basket:

Snowman:

With A – make a magic circle /or CH 4; SL ST into 4th of 4 CH.

Note: CH 2 at the start of each round DOES NOT count a stitch.

RND 1: CH 2; work 12 DC into ring (12 DC); SL ST into first DC worked.

RND 2: CH 2; work 2 DC into first DC; work 2 DC into each DC all around; SL ST into first DC worked. (24 DC)

RND 3: CH 2; work 2 DC into first DC; work 1 DC into next DC.
*Work 2 DC into next DC; work 1 DC into next DC. **
Repeat from * to ** until end of round; SL ST into first DC worked.
(36 DC)

Note: For this round work into the back-loops only.

RND 4: CH 2; work 1 DC into each DC all around; SL ST into first DC worked.
(36 DC)

RND 5-8: CH 2; work 1 DC into each DC all around; SL ST into first DC worked.
(36 DC)

RND 9: CH 1; work 1 SC into each DC all around; SL ST into first SC.
(36 SC)
Fasten off and weave in ends.

Santa:

With C – make a magic circle /or CH 4; SL ST into 4th of 4 CH.

Note: CH 2 at the start of each round DOES NOT count a stitch.

RND 1: CH 2; work 12 DC into ring (12 DC); SL ST into first DC worked.

RND 2: CH 2; work 2 DC into first DC; work 2 DC into each DC all around; SL ST into first DC worked. (24 DC)

RND 3: CH 2; work 2 DC into first DC; work 1 DC into next DC.
*Work 2 DC into next DC; work 1 DC into next DC. **
Repeat from * to ** until end of round; SL ST into first DC worked.
(36 DC)

Note: For this round work into the back-loops only.

RND 4: CH 2; work 1 DC into each DC all around; SL ST into first DC worked.
(36 DC)
Fasten off and weave in ends.

With D – join into any DC.

RND 5: CH 2; work 1 DC into each DC all around; SL ST into first DC worked.
(36 DC)
Fasten off and weave in ends.

With C – join into any DC.

RND 6-8: CH 2; work 1 DC into each DC all around; SL ST into first DC worked.
(36 DC)

RND 9: CH 1; work 1 SC into each DC all around; SL ST into first SC.
(36 SC)
Fasten off and weave in ends.

Elf:

With E – make a magic circle /or CH 4; SL ST into 4th of 4 CH.

Note: CH 2 at the start of each round DOES NOT count a stitch.

RND 1: CH 2; work 12 DC into ring (12 DC); SL ST into first DC worked.

RND 2: CH 2; work 2 DC into first DC; work 2 DC into each DC all around; SL ST into first DC worked. (24 DC)

RND 3: CH 2; work 2 DC into first DC; work 1 DC into next DC.
*Work 2 DC into next DC; work 1 DC into next DC. **
Repeat from * to ** until end of round; SL ST into first DC worked.
(36 DC)

Note: For this round work into the back-loops only.

RND 4: CH 2; work 1 DC into each DC all around; SL ST into first DC worked.
(36 DC)
Fasten off and weave in ends.

With A – join into any DC.

RND 5: CH 2; work 1 DC into each DC all around; SL ST into first DC worked.
(36 DC)
Fasten off and weave in ends.

With C – join into any DC.

RND 6: CH 2; work 1 DC into each DC all around; SL ST into first DC worked.
(36 DC)
Fasten off and weave in ends.

With A – join into any DC.

RND 7: CH 2; work 1 DC into each DC all around; SL ST into first DC worked.
(36 DC)
Fasten off and weave in ends.

With E – join into any DC.

RND 8: CH 2; work 1 DC into each DC all around; SL ST into first DC worked.
(36 DC)

RND 9: CH 1; work 1 SC into each DC all around; SL ST into first SC.
(36 SC)
Fasten off and weave in ends.

**********

Hat:    

With B (Snowman) /A (Santa) /C (Elf) – CH 42; SL ST into first CH to form a ring.

Note: CH 2 at the start of each round DOES NOT count a stitch.

RND 1: CH 1; work 1 SC into each CH stitch all around (42 SC); SL ST into first SC.

RND 2: CH 2; work 1 DC into each SC all around; SL ST into first DC worked.
(42 DC)

RND 3: CH 2; work 1 DC into each DC all around; SL ST into first DC worked.
(42 DC)
Fasten off and weave in ends.

With A (Snowman) /C (Santa) /E (Elf) – join into any DC.

Note: For this round work into back-loops only.

RND 4: CH 2; work 1 DC into each DC all around; SL ST into first DC worked.
(42 DC)

RND 5: CH 2; work 1 DC into first DC; work 1 DC into next 4 STS; DC2tog.
*Work 1 DC into next 5 STS; DC2tog. **
Repeat from * to ** until end of round; SL ST into first DC worked.
(36 DC)

RND 6: CH 2; work 1 DC into first DC; work 1 DC into next 3 STS; DC2tog.
*Work 1 DC into next 4 STS; DC2tog. **
Repeat from * to ** until end of round; SL ST into first DC worked.
(30 DC)

RND 7: CH 2; work 1 DC into first DC; work 1 DC into next 2 STS; DC2tog.
*Work 1 DC into next 3 STS; DC2tog. **
Repeat from * to ** until end of round; SL ST into first DC worked.
(24 DC)

RND 8: CH 2; work 1 DC into first DC; work 1 DC into next ST; DC2tog.
*Work 1 DC into next 2 STS; DC2tog. **
Repeat from * to ** until end of round; SL ST into first DC worked.
(18 DC)

RND 9: CH 2; work 1 DC into first DC; DC2tog.
*Work 1 DC into next ST; DC2tog. **
Repeat from * to ** until end of round; SL ST into first DC worked.
(12 DC)

RND 10-11: CH 2; work 1 DC into each ST until end of round; SL ST into first DC worked.
(12 DC)

RND 12: CH 1; work 1 SC into each DC all around; SL ST into first SC.
(12 SC)

RND 13: CH 1; work SC2tog x 6 times; SL ST into first ST.
(12 SC)
Fasten off; sew the opening at the top close and weave in ends.

Embellishing:

  • Snowman – sew on 3 buttons on the basket.
  • Snowman – sew pompom onto tip of hat.
  • Santa – embroider a buckle over dark round.
  • Santa – sew pompom onto tip of hat.
  • Elf – embroider a buckle over red round in-between the two white rounds.
  • Elf – sew pompom onto tip of hat.

 

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