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FREE CROCHET PATTERN: Shamrock basket

There are only few more days until my first St. Patrick’s day in Ireland!!!
In honor of that celebration I made a shamrock basket and I will fill it with lot’s of shamrock hair pins.
My daughter will take them to school to share with her friends.
I can’t think of better way to say “THANK YOU!” to all of them for making my daughter feel like at home! 🙂
We are both exited! I can hardly wait for that day when she is going bring them to school!!! 🙂

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Let’s start!

For this pattern you will need:

  • Yarn

I used three different brands of yarn because I wanted just the right shade of Irish colors. It is important that they are similar thickness and fibre. 

For orange I used „Sirdar Supersoft Aran “, 100% Acrylic, 258 yards (236 meters) in 100 grams , for white I used “Tivoli Blockbuster DK” “, 100% Acrylic, 300 meters in 100 grams and for green “Hayfield Bonus DK” 100% Acrylic, 153 yards (140 meters) in 50 grams

  • 4 mm crochet hook
  • yarn needle

Stitches used:

  • ch – chain
  • sc – single crochet
  • bpsc – back post single crochet
  • hdc – half double crochet
  • dc – double crochet
  • slst – slip stitch

This pattern is written in U.S. crochet terms.

Finished size of my basket is approx. 12cm diameter and 11cm height but you can make it bigger if you want.

You will use a double strand of yarn for this pattern.  That means you will hold two strands together to create one strand while crocheting.

You can not copy, resell or distribute my pattern in any way. However, feel free to sell finished items made by using this pattern.

Start with ch 2.

Row 1: 6 sc in 2nd chain from the hook. Don’t join the row, place a stitch marker on the last stitch so you’ll know where your next row is beginning. If you don’t have one (like me, hehe, I don’t use them) you can pull a starting tail through that last stitch. (6)

At the end of every row put a stitch marker on the last stitch!

Row 2: 2 sc in every stitch around. (12)

Row 3: *1 sc in next stitch, 2 sc in next (repeat from * around). (18)

Row 4: *1 sc in next 2 stitches, 2 sc in next (repeat from * around). (24)

Row 5: *1 sc in next 3 stitches, 2 sc in next (repeat from * around). (30)

Row 6: *1 sc in next 4 stitches, 2 sc in next (repeat from * around). (36)

Row 7: *1 sc in next 5 stitches, 2 sc in next (repeat from * around). (42)

Row 8: *1 sc in next 6 stitches, 2 sc in next (repeat from * around). (48)

Row 9: *1 sc in next 7 stitches, 2 sc in next (repeat from * around). (54)

At this moment I stopped increasing as I wanted a small basket. If you want to make it bigger than continue to increase the same way we did until now.

Row 10: 1 bpsc in next stitch and every stitch around.

From now on you’ll make all stitches only through back loop of the stitch from previous row.

Rows 11-16: 1 hdc in every stitch around.

If you are making bigger basket you can add more hdc rows.

Attach white (just pull it through the loop on your hook and continue)

Row 17-20: 1 sc in every stitch around.

Attach green (just pull it through the loop on your hook and continue)

Row 21: 1 hdc in every stitch around.Row 22: *1 dc in next stitch, 2 dc in next, (repeat from * around). To finish just make slst in first dc that you made. Fasten off.

Now it’s time to make a bow.

Row 1: Make 42 chains, 1 dc in 3rd chain from the hook and in every chain to the end, slst in first dc made to form a ring. You should have 40 dc’s.

Row 2: Ch 1, 1 sc in same stitch you made slst in, 1 sc in next 4 stitches, ch 15, skip 15 stitches, 1 sc in next 5 stitches, ch 15, skip next 15 stitches, slst in first sc that you made.

Row 3: Ch 2, 1 dc in every sc and chain around, slst in first dc. Repeat row 2 and 3 one more time. Fasten off but leave longer tail so you can wrap it around the center of the bow to tighten it.

Ok, almost done 🙂 Still need a shamrock.

Start with ch 4, slst in first ch to form a ring.

Row 1: *Ch 5 (try to make them loosely), 1 sc in second chain from the hook, 1 sc in other 3 chains, 1 sc into the ring, repeat from * two more times.
Now make the stem, ch 11 (make them tight), 1 sc in second chain from the hook, 1 sc in the next 9 ch. Since you made the chains tight the stem will bend when you make sc.

Row 2: You are working in the chain now, 1 sc in first chain, 2 hdc in next, 3 dc in next, 2 dc – 2 ch – slst in next. Now you need to make the other side of the leaf. You are working in sc. Start with slst – 2 ch – 2dc in first sc, 3 dc in next, 2 hdc in next, 1 sc in next, slst in next sc (the one that is made into the ring)
Repeat from the beginning 2 more times. Fasten off.

Weave in ends, tie a bow and a shamrock to the basket and you’re DONE!!!
I hope you enjoyed it! 🙂

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