Free Crochet Pattern – Pie Plate Rag Basket #44

Pie Plate Rag Basket

FP430

Original Design By: Maggie Weldon

Copyright 2012 Maggie Weldon

Skill: Easy
Size: About 12″ diameter. (Fits standard 9″ pie plate)
Materials: Lightweight Cotton Floral Fabric – 4 yds Fabric scissors Large blunt needle Sewing maching.
Crochet Hook: Size P (16.00 mm)

General Directions for Rag Baskets
Cutting Strips: Strips are cut in the direction of the selvage edge. Fold fabric in half lengthwise several times making sure you are still able to cut through all thicknesses. Cut into 1½” strips. Sew ends of strips together with right sides together leaving a ½” seam allowance.
For clean finished look on Baskets: Fold each outer rough edge of strip into the center and then fold in half again. Holding edges together in this manner, make a beginning slip knot. Fold edges in as you continue to crochet the Basket.
Note: You may find it easier to iron folds before you begin crocheting the basket.

For a ragged look: Crochet with strips as they are, folding in edges only at seams.

Notes:
1) All amounts of fabric are based on 54″ width. If 45″ width is used, add 1 yard. If 60″ width is used, delete 1 yard.
2) Try a test piece with the fabric you’ve selected. If it seems to limp try increasing the width of strips.

Rnd 1: (Right Side) Starting at center, ch 2, 7 sc in 2nd ch from hook. (7 sc) DO NOT JOIN. MARK BEG OF EACH ROUND.
Note: Rnds 2-9 are worked in back loops only.
Rnd 2: 2 sc in each sc around. (14 sc)
Rnd 3: [Sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc] around. (21 sc)
Rnd 4: [Sc in next 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc] around. (28 sc)
Rnd 5: [Sc in next 3 sc, 2 sc in next sc] around. (35 sc)
Rnd 6: [Sc in next 4 sc, 2 sc in next sc] around. (42 sc)
Rnd 7: [Sc in next 13 sc, 2 sc in next sc] around. (45 sc)
Rnd 8: [Sc in next 14 sc, 2 sc in next sc] around. (48 sc)
Rnd 9: Sc in each sc around. (48 sc)
Rnd 10: [Sl st in next sc, ch 3, skip next sc] around; join with sl st to first sl st. (24 ch-3 lps) Finish off and weave in ends.

All Rights Reserved ©2012 Maggie Weldon

Enjoy,
Maggie

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