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A little crocheted pumpkin cottage by Laura Jaworski πŸŽƒ

This set of pumpkin baskets is fast & easy to make and is suitable for all crocheters. I hope you enjoy this pattern, and if you post pictures, please hashtag #laurajaworski so I can share your creations.

Happy crocheting & happy autumn!

The Pumpkin Basket Set Free Crochet Pattern PDF:

The Pumpkin Basket Set Free Crochet Pattern PDF by Laura Jaworski
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Skill Level: Easy


Size:


The large basket is approximately 5.5 inches wide and 2.5 inches tall when made with a size 4 hook and worsted weight yarn. The small basket is approximately 3 ΒΌ inches wide and 1 ΒΎ inches tall.


Supplies:


Worsted weight yarn (beige, orange, brown)

4.0 mm hook

Needle for sewing

Stitch marker, safety pin, or small piece of yarn to count rounds

Scissors


Abbreviations:


MC = Magic circle

St = Stitch

Sc = Single crochet (double crochet stitch in UK & Australia)

Ss = Slip stitch

Rep = Repeat

Inc = Increase

Ch1 = Chain one

F/o = Finish off


A note about the magic circle:


Also known as a magic loop or magic ring. If you prefer not to use a magic circle, simply create a slip knot, chain two, and begin by placing your first round of stitches into the first chain. Pull tight on your tail to close the gap and continue with the pattern as written. Once you have worked a few more rows, weave your yarn tail back and forth on the underside to secure your piece and close any remaining gap.


A note about working in a spiral:


The base of these baskets is worked in a spiral which means that each round continues into the next without a slip stitch and chain. You will not turn your work while making this project. The sides of the baskets are worked with a join, meaning you will slip stitch and chain 1 in the first stitch of each round, followed by your first single crochet in the same stitch.


A note about counting stitches: Using a stitch marker, safety pin, or small piece of yarn to mark the first stitch of each round will help you track your progress. Move the marker as you complete each round. A note about BLO:


For the back loop only row, you will work all of your stitches into the back loop of each stitch. For all other rows, work into both loops of each stitch.


A note about gauge:


The size of your baskets will be determined by a number of factors; your hook, the yarn you’ve chosen, and how tightly or loosely you crochet can significantly change the size of your work.


A note about reading the pattern:


Before beginning a pattern, it helps to read through the abbreviations list. If you need help with a technique, refer to a written or video tutorial, or keep a crochet book handy. Below is a row from the pattern, followed by a detailed description of the instructions.


Rnd 4: 2sc then 2sc in the next st, rep (24)


Beginning round four, add one single crochet into each of the next two stitches. Add two single crochet stitches in the following stitch. Repeat the pattern of one single crochet in each of the next two stitches followed by an increase until you reach the end of round four. There should be 24 stitches in your completed round.


A note about the invisible finish technique:


For the invisible finish technique, complete the last slip stitch of your pattern. Snip your yarn, leaving a tail long enough for sewing. Pull the loop on your hook, drawing the snipped yarn tail free. Next, thread the yarn tail onto your needle and bring your yarn tail through both loops of the following slip stitch. Bring your yarn tail through the back loop of the last slip stitch of your final crochet round, pulling until you’ve created a v that is comparable in size to the rest of your stitches. Weave your yarn tail on the backside of your piece to secure.

A note about customizing:


Try a larger hook paired with a chunky yarn to make your baskets bigger. You can add as many pumpkin appliques as you like, change the color of your basket, or decrease/increase the number of side rounds to change the heightβ€”it’s all up to you.


Now let’s get started!


Basket #1 (beginning at the bottom center, with tan yarn):

Rnd 1: MC with 6sc (6)

Rnd 2: 2sc in each st (12)

Rnd 3: 1sc then 2sc in the next st, rep (18)

Rnd 4: 2sc then 2sc in the next st, rep (24)

Rnd 5: 3sc then 2sc in the next st, rep (30)

Rnd 6: 4sc then 2sc in the next st, rep (36)

Rnd 7: 5sc then 2sc in the next st, rep (42)

Rnd 8: 6sc then 2sc in the next st, rep (48)

Rnd 9: 7sc then 2sc in the next st, rep (54)

Rnd 10: 8sc then 2sc in the next st, rep (60)

Rnd 11: 9sc then 2sc in the next st, rep (66)

Rnd 12: 10sc then 2sc in the next st, rep (72)

Rnd 13: BLO ss & ch1 in the first stitch, 1sc in each st (including the stitch with the ss & ch1) (72)

Rnd 14-22: *ss & ch1 in the first st, 1sc in each st (including the stitch with the ss & ch1)* for 9 rows (72)

Rnd 23: Ss in each st (72)

Snip your yarn and f/o using the invisible finish technique described in the notes. Weave your yarn tail on the inside of the basket to secure.

Basket #2 (beginning at the bottom center, with tan yarn):

Rnd 1: MC with 6sc (6)

Rnd 2: 2sc in each st (12)

Rnd 3: 1sc then 2sc in the next st, rep (18)

Rnd 4: 2sc then 2sc in the next st, rep (24)

Rnd 5: 3sc then 2sc in the next st, rep (30)

Rnd 6: 4sc then 2sc in the next st, rep (36)

Rnd 7: 5sc then 2sc in the next st, rep (42)

Rnd 13: BLO ss & ch1 in the first stitch, 1sc in each st (including the stitch with the ss & ch1) (42)

Rnd 14-19: *ss & ch1 in the first st, 1sc in each st (including the stitch with the ss & ch1)* for 6 rows (42)

Rnd 20: Ss in each st (42)

Snip your yarn and f/o using the invisible finish technique described in the notes. Weave your yarn tail on the inside of the basket to secure.

Pumpkin Applique #1 (with orange yarn, make 1-6, to your preference):

Rnd 1: MC with 6sc (6)

Rnd 2: 2sc in each st (12)

Rnd 3: Ss, 2 hdc in the next st, 2 hdc in the next st, 2sc in the next st, *1sc, 2sc in the next st* 3 times, 2hdc in the next st, 2hdc in the next st (switch to brown yarn on the last hdc, this stitch will remain orange. Note: leave a long orange tail to sew your applique to the basket), with brown yarn: ss in your first ss to complete the round and chain 3, ss in the back bump of the second chain from the hook, ss in the back bump of the next (last) chain, ss in the next st. (20)

F/o, leaving a long tail to shape your stem. Thread your yarn tail on a needle and bring it around the top of the pumpkin to the back of the stitch, then through to the front to even out the left of the stem. Now bring it across to the right of the stem and loop it around from front to back once or twice to cover any orange and shape to your liking. Bring your yarn tail to the back and weave in all tails to secure except the long strand of orange for sewing.

Pumpkin Applique #2 (with orange yarn, make 1-3 to your preference):

Rnd 1: MC with 9sc (9)

Rnd 2: Ss, 2hdc in the next st, 2sc in the next st, 2 sc in the next st, 2sc, 2sc in the next st, 2sc in the next st, 2hdc in the next st (switch to brown on the last hdc, that stitch will remain orange. Note: leave a long orange tail to sew your applique to the basket), with brown yarn: ss into your first ss to complete the round, ch2, ss in the back bump of the second chain from the hook, ss in the next st (15)

F/o, leaving a long tail to shape your stem. Thread your yarn tail on a needle and bring it around the top of the pumpkin to the back of the stitch, then through to the front to even out the left of the stem. Now bring it across to the right of the stem and loop it around from front to back once or twice to cover any orange and shape to your liking. Bring your yarn tail to the back and weave in all tails to secure except the long strand of orange for sewing.


For the stuffed pumpkins, see my Mini Pumpkin Patch Free Crochet Pattern.


Assembling Your Baskets:

Sew your pumpkin appliques around the baskets at equal intervals, depending on how many you’ve chosen to make. To sew your applique, start with a long strand of orange yarn. Work your way around the pumpkin, catching a piece of a stitch on the basket directly under the outer edge of your pumpkin, then bringing your needle through both loops of the stitch on your pumpkin. Wrap the yarn around the stitch and catch a piece of the basket one stitch over; continue until your pumpkin is secure, then weave your yarn tail under the pumpkin. Note: do not sew around the brown stem with your orange yarn. You can leave the stems free or secure them with brown yarn or a dot of hot glue. When sewing, make sure to not go all the way through or your stitching will show on the inside of the basket.

And now you’re done! I hope you enjoy these baskets & if you post pictures, please hashtag #laurajaworski so I can share your work! You can find me @bugburrypond on Instagram, Facebook, & Pinterest.


If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me.


Happy crocheting, happy autumn, and have a beautiful day. πŸ’•


Laura




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