Bobbling for Apples

Bobble Apple Basket free crochet pattern by DivineDebris.com
Bobble Apple Basket free crochet pattern by DivineDebris.com

So… it’s happening! The Fall is coming, eventually.
Here where I live now in SoCal the weather is still dancing around between a 80° to 100° but I’m pretending that Fall is in the air. I’m going to get out some cinnamon candles and I’ve already watched Practical Magic once. If you’ve been following my blog or me on FB or IG you know that Fall is my favorite time  of the year. I just love all the scents, the foods, the festivities (apple festivals, anyone?), and, of course, Halloween. October is also my birth month so I’ve always felt a special connection to the Fall. This year, with all the ups and downs of my life, I’m really excited to dig into my favorite time of year so I’m not waiting any longer. Who’s ready to ride this heat wave into the Fall with me?
This week’s design is the first I’m going to be bringing to you that show off my undying love for Fall! And it’s also pretty good for those of you who love the Summer and don’t want to give it up yet (which I totally get, I hate when Christmas stuff starts replacing Fall in the stores). Apples are a safe and easy Fall design to start with, right? Who doesn’t love a crisp apple, any time of year? Probably people with allergies but luckily that’s not a concern here. Also, you might have noticed, I’m totally branching out here (no apple tree pun intended) and adding bobbles to my tapestry design! I did it with my Be Kind Wall-Hanging and I loved the look and the texture so much I had to use them again. I hope you love the effect here in this basket. I love how the apple, stem, and leaf really POP.



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Materials

  • US G (4.00 mm) crochet hook
  • Aran/ medium/ size #4 weight yarn
  • Yarn needle

Gauge

  • 18 rows x 16 sc = 4”

Terms/ stitches

Notes

  • This pattern is worked in 2 sections, from the bottom up: the base and the sides, which are both worked in the round, with a slip st into the first st of the row.
  • The ch 1 at the beginning of the row does not count as a stitch.
  • The stitches in the sides portion are a combination of single crochets and bobble stitches. The directions will only tell you what color (ie: Color A, Color B, etc…) and the number in the parentheses tells you how many single crochets/ bobble sts to make. EX: B: (1, *Bbl, 1,* repeat from * to * 3 more times) means sc, bobble, sc, bobble, sc, bobble, sc, bobble, sc in the B color (total of 9 sts). Rounds with just A: (10) mean just single crochets are worked.
  • There is a turn at the beginning of each round of the sides. This will help keep your seam straight & make sure your bobbles are all facing the correct direction.
  • Both * and [ ] denote when you repeat a segment. Some rows have both.
  • In the example, the inactive yarn is carried behind the active. If this is confusing, you might want to check out this helpful Moogly video on tapestry.
  • You will need to know how to work into the back third loop a half double crochet for this pattern.
  • In the photos: color A is off white (Caron One Pound in Off-White 3.5 oz/ 177 yds), color B is off red (Impeccable in Cherry about 2.5 oz/ 158 yds), and color C is green (Vanna’s Choice in Olive about .5 oz/ 24 yds).

Bobble Apple Basket free crochet pattern by DivineDebris.com


Finished measurements

 

Base

8” – 8.5” diameter

Height

6”

Diameter (when laid flat)

13.75” – 14”

Bobble Apple Basket free crochet pattern by DivineDebris.com
Bobble Apple Basket free crochet pattern by DivineDebris.com

Pattern instructions

 – Base –

R1: A: Create a magic circle, ch 1, sc 12 times into the circle, slip st into the first st – 12 sc
R2: A: Ch 1, sc once into the same st as join, sc twice into the next st, *sc into the next st, sc twice into the next st,* repeat from * to * 4 more times, slip st into the first st – 18 sc
R3: A: Ch 1, sc once into the same st as join and into the next st, sc twice into the next st, *sc into the next 2 sts, sc twice into the next st,* repeat from * to * 4 more times, slip st into the first st – 24 sc
R4: A: Ch 1, sc once into the same st as join and into the next 2 sts, sc twice into the next st, *sc into the next 3 sts, sc twice into the next st,* repeat from * to * 4 more times, slip st into the first st – 30 sc
R5: A: Ch 1, sc once into the same st as join and into the next 3 sts, sc twice into the next st, *sc into the next 4 sts, sc twice into the next st,* repeat from * to * 4 more times, slip st into the first st – 36 sc
R6: A: Ch 1, sc once into the same st as join and into the next 4 st, sc twice into the next st, *sc into the next 5 sts, sc twice into the next st,* repeat from * to * 4 more times, slip st into the first st – 42 sc
R7: A: Ch 1, sc once into the same st as join and into the next 5 st, sc twice into the next st, *sc into the next 6 sts, sc twice into the next st,* repeat from * to * 4 more times, slip st into the first st – 48 sc
R8: A: Ch 1, sc once into the same st as join and into the next 6 st, sc twice into the next st, *sc into the next 7 sts, sc twice into the next st,* repeat from * to * 4 more times, slip st into the first st – 54 sc
R9: A: Ch 1, sc once into the same st as join and into the next 7 st, sc twice into the next st, *sc into the next 8 sts, sc twice into the next st,* repeat from * to * 4 more times, slip st into the first st – 60 sc
R10: A: Ch 1, sc once into the same st as join and into the next 8 st, sc twice into the next st, *sc into the next 9 sts, sc twice into the next st,* repeat from * to * 4 more times, slip st into the first st – 66 sc
R11: A: Ch 1, sc once into the same st as join and into the next 9 st, sc twice into the next st, *sc into the next 10 sts, sc twice into the next st,* repeat from * to * 4 more times, slip st into the first st – 72 sc
R12: A: Ch 1, sc once into the same st as join and into the next 10 st, sc twice into the next st, *sc into the next 11 sts, sc twice into the next st,* repeat from * to * 4 more times, slip st into the first st – 78 sc
R13: A: Ch 1, sc once into the same st as join and into the next 11 st, sc twice into the next st, *sc into the next 12 sts, sc twice into the next st,* repeat from * to * 4 more times, slip st into the first st – 84 sc
R14: A: Ch 1, sc once into the same st as join and into the next 12 st, sc twice into the next st, *sc into the next 13 sts, sc twice into the next st,* repeat from * to * 4 more times, slip st into the first st – 90 sc
R15: A: Ch 1, sc once into the same st as join and into the next 13 st, sc twice into the next st, *sc into the next 14 sts, sc twice into the next st,* repeat from * to * 4 more times, slip st into the first st – 96 sc
R16: A: Ch 1, sc once into the same st as join and into the next 14 st, sc twice into the next st, *sc into the next 15 sts, sc twice into the next st,* repeat from * to * 4 more times, slip st into the first st – 102 sc
R17: A: Ch 1, sc once into the same st as join and into the next 15 st, sc twice into the next st, *sc into the next 16 sts, sc twice into the next st,* repeat from * to * 4 more times, slip st into the first st – 108
R18: A: Ch 1, hdc into the same st as join and into the next 107 sts, slip st into the first st – 108 hdc
Do not fasten off here. Move onto your sides.

Bobble Apple Basket free crochet pattern by DivineDebris.com
Bobble Apple Basket free crochet pattern by DivineDebris.com

– Sides –
(RS) R19: A: Ch 1, sc into the back third loop of the same st as join and into the back third loop of the next 107 sts, slip st into the first st – 108 sc
R20 – 21: A: Ch 1, turn, sc into the next 108 sts, slip st into the first st – 108 sc
R22: A: Ch 1, turn, (6), B: (Bbl, *1, Bbl,* repeat from * to * 6 more times), [A: (12), B: (Bbl, *1, Bbl,* repeat from * to * 6 more times),] repeat from [ to ] twice more, A: (6), slip st into the first st – 76 sc, 32 bobbles
R23: A: Ch 1, turn, (5), B: (17), [A: (10), B: (17),] repeat from * to * twice more, A: (5), slip st into the first st – 108 sc
R24: A: Ch 1, turn, (4), B: (Bbl, *1, Bbl,* repeat from * to * 8 more times), [A: (8), B: (Bbl, *1, Bbl,* repeat from * to * 8 more times),] repeat from [ to ] twice more, A: (4), slip st into the first st – 68 sc, 40 bobbles
R25: A: Ch 1, turn, (4), B: (19), [A: (8), B: (19),] repeat from * to * twice more, A: (4), slip st into the first st – 108 sc
R26: A: Ch 1, turn, (4), B: (1, *Bbl, 1,* repeat from * to * 8 more times), [A: (8), B: (1, *Bbl, 1,* repeat from * to * 8 more times),] repeat from [ to ] twice more, A: (4), slip st into the first st – 72 sc, 36 bobbles
R27: A: Ch 1, turn, (4), B: (19), [A: (8), B: (19),] repeat from * to * twice more, A: (4), slip st into the first st – 108 sc
R28: A: Ch 1, turn, (4), B: (Bbl, *1, Bbl,* repeat from * to * 8 more times), [A: (8), B: (Bbl, *1, Bbl,* repeat from * to * 8 more times),] repeat from [ to ] twice more, A: (4), slip st into the first st – 68 sc, 40 bobbles
R29: A: Ch 1, turn, (4), B: (19), [A: (8), B: (19),] repeat from * to * twice more, A: (4), slip st into the first st – 108 sc
R30: A: Ch 1, turn, (4), B: (1, *Bbl, 1,* repeat from * to * 8 more times), [A: (8), B: (1, *Bbl, 1,* repeat from * to * 8 more times),] repeat from [ to ] twice more, A: (4), slip st into the first st – 72 sc, 36 bobbles
R31: A: Ch 1, turn, (5), B: (17), [A: (10), B: (17),] repeat from * to * twice more, A: (5), slip st into the first st – 108 sc
R32: A: Ch 1, turn, (6), B: (Bbl, *1, Bbl,* repeat from * to * 6 more times), [A: (12), B: (Bbl, *1, Bbl,* repeat from * to * 6 more times),] repeat from [ to ] twice more, A: (6), slip st into the first st – 76 sc, 32 bobbles
Fasten off color B.
R33: A: Ch 1, turn, (12), C: (3), [A: (24), C: (3),] repeat from * to * twice more, A: (12), slip st into the first st – 108 sc
R34: A: Ch 1, turn, (12), C: (Bbl, 1, Bbl,), [A: (24), C: (Bbl, 1, Bb),] repeat from [ to ] twice more, A: (12), slip st into the first st – 100 sc, 8 bobbles
R35: A: Ch 1, turn, (12), C: (6), [A: (21), C: (6),] repeat from * to * twice more, A: (9), slip st into the first st – 108 sc
R36: A: Ch 1, turn, (9), C: (Bbl, 1, Bbl, 1, Bbl, 1), [A: (21), C: (Bbl, 1, Bbl, 1, Bbl, 1),] repeat from [ to ] twice more, A: (12), slip st into the first st – 96 sc, 12 bobbles
R37: A: Ch 1, turn, (12), C: (3), A: (1), C: (4), [A: (19), C: (3), A: (1), C: (4),] repeat from * to * twice more, A: (7), slip st into the first st – 108 sc
R38: A: Ch 1, turn, (7), C: (Bbl, 1, Bbl), A: (1), C: (Bbl, 1, Bbl, 1), [A: (19), C: (Bbl, 1, Bbl), A: (1), C: (Bbl, 1, Bbl, 1),] repeat from [ to ] twice more, A: (12), slip st into the first st – 92 sc, 16 bobbles
R39: A: Ch 1, turn, (16), C: (4), [A: (23), C: (4),] repeat from * to * twice more, A: (7), slip st into the first st – 108 sc
R40: A: Ch 1, turn, (7), C: (Bbl, 1, Bbl, 1), [A: (23), C: (Bbl, 1, Bbl, 1),] repeat from [ to ] twice more, A: (16), slip st into the first st – 100 sc, 8 bobbles
Fasten off color C.
R41 – 43: A: Ch 1, turn, sc into the next 108 sts, slip st into the first st – 108 sc
R44: A: Ch 1, Rsc into the same st as join and into the next 107 sts, slip st into the first st – 108 Rsc
Fasten off, weave in all your ends.

 

Tada! There’s my newest Fall design. I hope it gets you excited for those cooler months! 😀

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