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? 


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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)

H/8/5.00mm 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

Sizes

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

V V V

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. 

Instructions

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.

http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/heart-nesting-baskets

 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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