Hi maker! My name is Claire, and I’m the designer behind the crochet blog E’Claire Makery and the E’Claire Makery Video Podcast. I love creating free crochet patterns, tutorials, sharing business or design tips, and making things to help give other crocheters the confidence to create.
I’m so excited to be on the Joy of Motion blog again, and get to share my newest spring pattern the Spring Tulip Basket.
For this project I decided to use a super bulky yarn to give this basket some sturdiness. I chose Lion Brand Hometown USA, which is one of my favorite super bulky yarns and is super affordable. It comes in a wide variety of colors, so the color combinations for this project are endless. Plus, one of my favorite parts is that since the yarn is super bulky, you can work this project up in no time!
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GREAT SPRING CROCHET PROJECT
Spring is in the air, and that means it’s time to break out all of the the spring crochet projects! This Spring Tulip basket is the perfect splash of spring to brighten up your home as the season changes. You can make the tulip in any color, or even do it in 3 colors!
I recently became obsessed with color work, and have been so inspired to make as many designs as I can with it. This pattern uses the tapestry crochet technique to create the tulips that accent this basket. As you carry the yarn throughout this project, the yarn creates little hints of color woven into the basket. It makes this even more perfect for spring!
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HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO CROCHET THAT?
How long it takes to crochet something varies depending on your skill & how fast you crochet. But that isn’t a helpful answer is it?
Well, I’ve developed a yarn calculator to help you get the answer to this question.
It will help you calculate exactly how much time you’ll spend crocheting a project.
All you need to know is how much yarn you will use on the project in either meters, yards or skeins. Then crochet your test square & time it.
SPRING TULIP BASKET – THE FREE CROCHET PATTERN
ABOUT THE PATTERN:
This pattern comes in one size that is perfect for holding yarn, or other knick knacks. It is perfect to use in spring and summer, and would be fun to make in all sorts of colors!
Size US: 9mm / UK: 9mm
Lion Brand – Hometown USA in color Los Angeles Tan (Main Color), Oklahoma City Green (Secondary Color), Honolulu Pink (Third Color).
Yarn amount used:
Main Color 1 skein / 5 oz / 142 g / 74 m / 81 yards
Secondary Color 30 yards
Third Color 40 yards
- 6 weight, Super Bulky yarn.
- 100% acrylic
Measured with single crochets crocheted in rows/rounds:
9 stitches & 9 rows per 10 cm / 4”.
- This crochet pattern is written in US terms (more details).
- All measurements given are unblocked.
- Note that measurements are given as exact as possible. But crochet tension & technique might give variations in the result, that changes from person to person.
- Read pattern instructions carefully before beginning to make sure you understand everything. It might save you hours!
- Make a swatch that measure at least 10 x 10 cm / 4 x 4 inches using the stitch the gauge is given for. If your swatch matches the gauge, you’re good to go. If the gauge is wrong, you might need to change your hook. Go up in crochet hook size if your stitches are smaller & go down in crochet hook size if your stitches are bigger (more details).
- Check yarn info if you want to find an alternative or test your yarn against the gauge (more details).
- This pattern is written for 1 size, however size adjustments are suggested under the heading “Size & Measurements”.
- At the end of each row, the stitch count is given in parenthesis.
- For a complete color chart of the pattern, you can get it with the pdf version of this pattern. That includes both the written and chart versions of the rest of the basket.
SIZE & MEASUREMENTS:
Magic Circle = (tutorial here)
Sc = Single Crochet (tutorial here)
FLO = Front Loops Only
Shell stitch = sc 1, sk 1, dc 5 in next st, sk 1, sc 1
STITCHES YOU WILL NEED:
Shell stitch = sc 1, sk 1, dc 5 in next st, sk 1, sc 1
TECHNIQUES YOU WILL NEED:
This pattern uses tapestry crochet colorwork to create the tulip pattern on the basket.
Rnd 1: sc 5 in Magic circle (5)
Rnd 2: (place stitch marker in first single crochet to mark beginning of round) sc 2 in each sc around (10)
Rnd 3: starting in first sc, *sc 1, sc 2 in next sc, repeat from * 4 more times (15)
Rnd 4: *sc 2, sc 2 in next sc, repeat from * 4 more times (20)
Rnd 5: *sc 3, sc 2 in next sc, repeat from * 4 more times (25)
Rnd 6: *sc 4, sc 2 in next sc, repeat from * 4 more times (30)
Rnd 7: *sc 5, sc 2 in next sc, repeat from * 4 more times (35)
Rnd 8: *sc 6, sc 2 in next sc, repeat from * 4 more times (40)
Rnd 9: *sc 7, sc 2 in next sc, repeat from * 4 more times (45)
Rnd 10: ch 2, in FLO, sc 45 around, join with sl st to ch 2 at beginning of round
You’ll now be starting the colorwork portion of this pattern. For a complete color chart of the pattern, you can get it with the pdf version of this pattern. That includes both the written and chart versions of the rest of the basket.
Row 1: (MC) sc 45
Row 2: (MC) sc 7, (SDC) sc 1, (MC) sc 13, (SDC) sc 1, (MC) sc 13, (SDC) sc 1, (MC) sc 9
Row 3: (MC) sc 8, (SDC) sc 3, (MC) sc 11, (SDC) sc 3, (MC) sc 11, (SDC) sc 3, (MC) sc 6
Row 4: (MC) sc 5, (SDC) sc 1, (MC) 1, (SDC) sc 1, (MC) 1, (SDC) sc 1, (MC) sc 9, (SDC) sc 1, MC, (SDC) sc 1, (MC) 1, (SDC) sc 1, (MC) sc 9, (SDC) sc 1, (MC) 1, (SDC) sc 1, (MC) 1, (SDC) sc 1, (MC) sc 7
Row 5: (MC) sc 9, (SDC) sc 1, (MC) sc 13, (SDC) sc 1, (MC) sc 13, (SDC) sc 1, (MC) sc 7
Row 6: (MC) sc 6, (TC) sc 3, (MC) sc 11, (TC) sc 3, (MC) sc 11, (TC) sc 3, (MC) sc 8
Row 7: (MC) sc 7, (TC) sc 5, (MC) sc 9, (TC) sc 5, (MC) sc 9, (TC) sc 5, (MC) sc 5
Row 8: (MC) sc 5, (TC) sc 5, (MC) sc 9, (TC) sc 5, (MC) sc 9, (TC) sc 5, (MC) sc 7
Row 9: (MC) sc 6, (TC) sc 1, (MC) 1, (TC) sc 3, (MC) 1, (TC) sc 1, (MC) sc 7, (TC) sc 1, (MC) 1, (TC) sc 3, (MC) 1, (TC) sc 1, (MC) sc 7, (TC) sc 1, (MC) 1, (TC) sc 3, (MC) 1, (TC) sc 1, (MC) sc 4
Row 10: (MC) sc 7, (TC) sc 1, (MC) sc 13, (TC) sc 1, (MC) sc 13, (TC) sc 1, (MC) sc 9
Row 11: (MC) sc 45
When you’re done crocheting the main part, you’ll finish the basket off with a row of shell stitches at the top with no joining.
Rnd 22: *sc 1, sk 1, dc 5 in next st, sk 1, repeat from * repeat 10 more times
When you’re done, fasten off and weave in ends.
Fasten threads & weave in ends.
BY GUEST DESIGNER E’Claire Makery!
Claire Goodale is the owner, designer, and maker behind E’Claire Makery. When she’s not obsessing over yarn and coming up with patterns, you can find her out exploring, baking, watching superhero shows, and enjoying her newly married life with her husband Stephen. As a maker, her goal is to create patterns, tutorials, and share design and business tips to help give crocheters the confidence to create.
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