Apr 3, 2015

Classic Easter Basket

Easter Basket Loom Knitted Small

Knit a lovely Easter Basket for your little ones. Created with the typical basket weave stitch and a lovely picot edging.

Knitting Loom: 80 peg regular gauge loom. Adjustable Hat Loom used in sample (All-n-One can be used).

Yarn: Approx 200 yards of worsted weight yarn. Sample was knit with Knit Picks Comfy worsted in Sea Foam (1 skein) and Crème Brulee (1 skein).

Notions: Knitting tool, tapestry needle.

Other: Ultra Stiff Mesh Plastic Canvas, size 12 x 18 inches—used to hold the basket shape and for the handle. The mesh plastic canvas may be removed to facilitate washing.

Size: Approx 6.5 inches tall (not including handle) by 5.5 diameter.

Gauge: 18 sts x 28 rows=4 inches in basket weave (blocked).

Abbreviations

CC=Contrasting Color (Sea Foam)

CO=Cast on

K=knit stitch

K2tog=knit two stitches together. Move stitch from odd number peg and hold it, then move the loop from the even number peg and place it on the odd number peg. Place the loop you are holding back on the peg, odd numbered peg has 2 loops on it. Knit the peg with the two loops, and treat both loops as one loop.

MC=Main Color (Crème Brulee)

P=purl stitch

Rem=Remain

Rep=Repeat

Rnd=round

St(s)=stitch(es)

YO=Yarn over. Ewrap the empty peg. On the following row, undo the ewrap and place the strand of yarn in front of the peg, then work the peg as instructed on this row.

INSTRUCTIONS

Handle

Using CC, Cast on 10 sts, prepare to work a flat panel.

Row 1: k to the end of row.

Row 2: p to the end of row.

Rep Row 1 and Row 2: 49 more times.

Bind off with basic bind off method.

Basket

Using CC, Cast on 80 sts, prepare to work in the round.

Rnd 1-3: k to the end of rnd.

Rnd 4: *k2tog, yo; rep from * to the end of rnd.

Rnd 5-7: k to the end of rnd.

Rnd 8: Bring CO rnd and place the loops back on the designated pegs. K to the end of rnd, treating both loops on each peg as one loop.

Cut CC yarn and join MC.

Rnd 9-12: *k4, p4; rep from * to the end of rnd.

Rnd 13-16: *p4, k4; rep from * to the end of rnd.

Rep Rnds 9-16: 4 more times.

Rep Rnds 9-12.

Cut MC, join CC.

Next 6 rnds: k to the end of rnd.

Bottom of Basket—created in 4 wedges; each one done separately over 20 stitches as flat panels.

Wedge 1
Over 20 pegs (from peg 1 to peg 20).

**Row 1: k1, k2tog, k to the last 3 sts, k2tog, k1

How to:

  1. Lift and hold loop from peg 3.
  2. Move loop from peg 2 over to peg 3.
  3. Place loop from step 1 on peg 3. Peg 3 has 2 loops on it.
  4. Move loop from peg 1 over to peg 2.
  5. Go to third peg from the end, lift loop and hold it.
  6. Go to the second peg from the end, move the loop to the empty peg from step 5.
  7. Place loop from step 5 back on peg. Third peg from the end has 2 loops on it.
  8. Move loop on last peg to the empty peg (second peg from the end).
  9. K the row, treat pegs with two loops as one loop (Pegs 3 and 19).

Row 2: p to the end of row.

Rep Row 1 and Row 2 until 4 sts rem.

Next row: k2tog, k2tog.

Next row: p to the end row.

Next row: k2tog

Bind off. Cut yarn leaving a 6 inch yarn tail. **

Join yarn at peg 21, leaving a 10 inch beginner yarn tail (Beginning yarn tail will be used to mattress stitch wedges). How to join—Make a slip knot and place slip knot on peg 21.

Rep Wedge Instructions from ** to **.

Wedge 2: Over 20 sts, from peg 21-40.

Wedge 3: Over 20 sts, from peg 41-60.

Wedge 4: Over 20 sts, from peg 61-80.

ASSEMBLY

The assembly of this basket is done in two different areas: one on the knitted basket, the second on the plastic canvas.

Assembling the Basket

The first step is to create the bottom ridge: the area that will separate the body of the basket from the bottom of the basket. This area is created from the last six rounds of stockinette stitch prior to the wedges. Thread tapestry needle with approx 20″ CC color yarn. Using the wrong side of the fabric, locate the last round of MC and the 6th round of stockinette stitch and using the overcast stitch, sew all the way around. (Use picture below for assistance).

Creating bottom ridge of easter basket 2

 

Assembling the Wedges

There are 4 wedges, using the mattress stitch and using the yarn tail coming from the first row of the wedge, mattress stitch seam the wedges together. (Use photos below for assistance).

Bottom of Easter Basket 2

Creating the Canvas Inner Tube and Handle

Inner Basket Canvas Tube

Cut the plastic canvas to the height of the basket: measure the height of your basket (only measure the MC section).  Do not cut the length (for the circumference).

Using white yarn or the same color yarn as the project (sample used same as project). Overlap the canvas so that the circumference is the desired measurement, using the tapestry needle and thread, sew the canvas. (See pictures below for assistance).

Plastic Inner Tube

Handle

Cut the plastic canvas for the handle: 1.25 inches wide by 15 inches long. Sew this handle to the tube.

 

Insert tube inside the knitted fabric. (See picture below).

Mattress stitch seam the handle to the plastic canvas handle. Secure the ends of the knitted fabric to the plastic canvas, pulling the knitted fabric to cover the entire plastic handle.

handle seaming

Using CC yarn, sew the knitted fabric to the inner tube.

Seam fabric to easter basket

 

Looking for the Chubby Bunny Pattern? Click here for the Chubby Bunny Pattern by Adrian Roadman.

Chubby Bunny 2 w logo

1 Comment

  • Thank you so much Isela for another great pattern!!! I think I’ll make one to hold my yarn so it don’t go rolling all round! LOL

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Mar 27, 2015

Sea Coral Cap

Sea Coral Cap

Inspiration comes from many places when it comes to designs, this time, the inspiration came from a stitch pattern. I hope you enjoy this lovely design.

Knitting Loom: All-in-One Knitting loom

Yarn: 190 yards of worsted weight yarn. Red Heart Classic in sea coral was used in sample.

Notions: Knitting loom, tapestry needle, accent button (optional)

Finished size: Sample fits adult size female. To create a smaller/larger size, the stitch pattern is divisible by 14.

Gauge: 10 stitches x 16 rows= 2″

Abbreviations

K=Knit Stitch

P=Purl Stitch

Rnd=Round

Rep=Repeat

Rem=Remainder

Pattern Notes:  Pattern is worked in the round for entire project using one strand throughout.

INSTRUCTIONS Seacoral Closeup

Brim:

E-wrap cast on 84 pegs prepare to work in the rnd.

Rnds 1-10: *k2, p2; rep from * to the end of rnd.

Next rnd: k to the end of rnd.

Body:

Rnd 1: *k2, p1, k8, p1, k2* rep for rem of rnd.

Rnd 2: *k1,p1, k10, p1,k1* rep for rem of rnd.

**Rnd 3: *p1, k12,p1* rep for rem of rnd.

Rnd 4: *k1, p1, k10, p1, k1* rep for rem of rnd.

Rnd 5: *k2, p1, k8, p1, k2* rep for rem of rnd.

Rnd 6: *k3, p1, k6, p1, k3* rep for rem of rnd.

Rnd 7-9: *k4, p6, k4* rep for rem of rnd.

Rnd 10: *k3, p1, k6, p1, k3* rep for rem of rnd.

Rnd 11: *k2, p1, k8, p1, k2* rep for rem of rnd.

Rnd 12: *k1, p1, k10, p1, k1* rep for rem of rnd.

Rep Rows 3-12 for a total of 5x for a total of 50 rows or for desired length.

End with Rnd 3.

Next 3 rnds: k to the end of rnd.

Crown:

Bind off every other peg for crown decrease. Then go back and bind off the pegs you skipped on the first round.

Gather bind off. Weave ends in. Block lightly.

About Denise Johnson

 

5 Comments

  • I’m so happy to see what Denice did with this design!! She is truly a very bright and creative young lady!! Thanks bunches!!

  • Thank you so much for the free pattern and for helping me to understand it for being there if i need help along the way I loom to loom but could not do it without you tube and good people like you

  • Hi Denice, thanks so much for sharing your designs with us. They are awesome!! Love the hat and the color.

  • Love your hat. So different and cute.

  • This hat is very adorable! Love the pattern detail in it so much! What a talented young lady!!

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