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Dragonfly Coasters Caddy Basket
After I made the Dragonfly Coasters I released last week, I thought it would be fun to have a nice holder for them too, so I designed one! This little basket is so cute and the perfect container for my colorful coasters. The basket is approximately 5″ square and has rigid sides which are created by crocheting over parachute cord. I alternate rows between solid single crochet and a chain 1, skip 1 version to allow the cord to show through and give the illusion of a woven basket. Of course, you can make this in one color but I loved making it in various bright colors to use up scraps of worsted cotton yarn I had in my stash!
Like the coasters, I designed the basket in #4 cotton worsted yarn, such as Lily Sugar n Cream, Red Heart Creme de la Creme or Premier Home Cotton. The basket is a super quick crochet project and while designed with the coasters in mind works beautifully as a small basket with many different uses.
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Size: Approximately 5″ x 5″
- Worsted weight cotton yarn, #4
- Color 1 – approximately 20 yards
- Color 2, Color 3, Color 4 and Color 5 – approximately 10 yards of each
- Color 6 – approximately 12 yards
- Parachute Cord – approximately 3 1/2 yards
- Hook US H/5.00 mm
- Tapestry Needle
Gauge: 15 sc x 15 rows = 4″
sc: single crochet
- Pattern written in US terms
- Weave ends as you work
- Ch1 at beginning of round does NOT count as stitch.
- Join rounds with slip stitch in first stitch of round.
- Fasten off at color changes.
Row 1: With Color 1, ch20, sc in 2nd ch from hook and each remaining ch to end. (19)
Rows 2 to 19: Ch1, turn, sc in each st to end. (19)
Round 1: Ch1, [3sc in corner st, working along sides of rows, sc in the side of each row to next corner], repeat to end, join with sl st to first sc. (3sc in each corner + 17 sc along each side)
Rounds 2 to 7 are worked over parachute cord encasing it in the stitches.
Round 2: Ch1, working in back loop only of previous round, sc in each st around, join to first st. (80)
Round 3: Ch1, starting in corners, *sc 1 (corner st), ch1, skip 1, [sc in next st, ch1, skip 1]*, repeat between * to end, join to first st. (80)
Join Color 2
Round 4: Ch1, sc in each st around, join to first st. (80)
Join Color 3
Round 5: Ch1, starting in corners, *sc 1 (corner st), ch1, skip 1, [sc in next st, ch1, skip 1]*, repeat between * to end, join to first st. (80)
Round 6: Join Color 4, Repeat Round 4. (80)
Round 7: Join Color 5, Repeat Round 5. (80)
Round 8: Join Color 6, Repeat Round 4 (80)
Round 9: Ch1, working loosely, sl st in each st to end, join to first st. Fasten off. (80)
Block box into shape for best results.
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Is there any video of how to work over the parachute cord encasing it in the stitches?
No I don’t have a video. To complete it hold the cord in place at the stitch line and then crochet the designated stitches around/over it so that it is encased in the stitches.