Snowflakes Are Falling

Pretty Snowflakes Basket Free Crochet pattern by DivineDebris.com
Pretty Snowflakes Basket Free Crochet pattern by DivineDebris.com

Hi! Ok, so snowflakes aren’t really falling where I live and currently my husband and I are planning a short trip to warmer climes anyway, so there will probably be no snowflakes there either. Eh, a lady can dream of snowflakes if she wants to. 😀
I remember when I was a kid, wow that makes me feel old, but we had snowy Halloweens some years and this year it doesn’t look like it will be at all. But that’s not what I’m chatting about today. I have decided, as I told you last week,  that no more Halloween and Fall patterns this season. Sadly, I just need to be on top and make sure I put out some patterns you all will be able to use and appreciate before the season is over. Ya know? So it’s on to snowflakes! I’ve got quite a few ideas I hope I get to design and get out before the season is up.
This week’s design uses last year’s Snowflake Purse‘s very traditional looking snowflake but makes it into a basket. I use some sturdy Caron One Pound for this design and I really love the pretty Winter vibes I’m getting from this basket. I think a nice purple might have made a good accent color for the handles but I wanted to keep it down to 3 colors for this design.
I do hope you like this basket and give it a try, especially if you’re like me and already thinking of Winter ideas.

 

You can purchase an ad-free downloadable pdf of this pattern in my Ravelry shop.

Materials

  • US H (5.00 mm) crochet hook
  • Aran/ medium/ size #4 weight yarn
  • Yarn needle

Gauge

  • 14 rows x 16 scs = 4″
    Ravelry link

Terms/stitches used:

  • RS: right side
  • Rnd: round
  • Ch: chain
  • St: stitch
  • Slip st: slip stitch
  • Sc: single crochet
  • Sc2tog: sc 2 sts together
  • Spike sc: spike single crochet

Notes:

  • This pattern is worked in the round, with a slip st into the first st of the rnd.
  • This pattern is worked from the bottom up in 3 sections: the base, the sides, and the handles.
  • The ch 1 at the beginning of the rnd does not count as a stitch.
  • Following the base, sc into the back loop only, until you get to the handles. At the end of the rnd, slip st into both loops of your 1st st, this will help to keep your seam straight.
  • Every stitch in the sides portion of this pattern is a single crochet. The directions will only tell you what color (ie: Color A, Color B, etc…) and the number in the parentheses tells you how many scs to make.
  • In the example, the inactive yarn is carried behind the active. If this is confusing, you might want to check out the helpful Moogly video on tapestry.
  • Color A is dark blue, color B is white, and color C is light blue. Caron One Pound was used for colors A and C (Pale Royal Blue and Aqua respectively, 1 – 1.5 oz each) and Loops and Threads Impeccable was used for color B (white, less than 1 oz).
  • The repeat on this is 20. If you want to make this basket larger, keep increasing the base as written here and make sure your final row has a stitch count that is divisible by 20.

Finished product dimensions:

  • Height: 6.75” (not including handles)
  • Diameter: 10.5” – 11”

Pattern instructions

– Base –
Rnd 1: A: Ch 5, slip st into the first st to form a ring
Rnd 2: A: Ch 1, sc 20 times into the ring, slip st into the first st – 20 scs
Rnd 3: A: Ch 1, sc twice into the same st as join, sc into the next 3 sts, *sc twice into the next st, sc into the next 3 sts, * repeat from * to * 3 more times, slip st into the first st – 25 scs
Rnd 4: A: Ch 1, sc twice into the same st as join, sc into the next 4 sts, *sc twice into the next st, sc into the next 4 sts, * repeat from * to * 3 more times, slip st into the first st – 30 scs
Rnd 5: A: Ch 1, sc twice into the same st as join, sc into the next 5 sts, *sc twice into the next st, sc into the next 5 sts, * repeat from * to * 3 more times, slip st into the first st – 35 scs
Rnd 6: A: Ch 1, sc twice into the same st as join, sc into the next 6 sts, *sc twice into the next st, sc into the next 6 sts, * repeat from * to * 3 more times, slip st into the first st – 40 scs
Rnd 7: A: Ch 1, sc twice into the same st as join, sc into the next 7 sts, *sc twice into the next st, sc into the next 7 sts, * repeat from * to * 3 more times, slip st into the first st – 45 scs
Rnd 8: A: Ch 1, sc twice into the same st as join, sc into the next 8 sts, *sc twice into the next st, sc into the next 8 sts, * repeat from * to * 3 more times, slip st into the first st – 50 scs
Rnd 9: A: Ch 1, sc twice into the same st as join, sc into the next 9 sts, *sc twice into the next st, sc into the next   sts, * repeat from * to * 3 more times, slip st into the first st – 55 scs
Rnd 10: A: Ch 1, sc twice into the same st as join, sc into the next 10 sts, *sc twice into the next st, sc into the next 10 sts, * repeat from * to * 3 more times, slip st into the first st – 60 scs

Pretty Snowflakes Basket Free Crochet pattern by DivineDebris.com
Pretty Snowflakes Basket Free Crochet pattern by DivineDebris.com

Rnd 11: A: Ch 1, sc twice into the same st as join, sc into the next 11 sts, *sc twice into the next st, sc into the next 11 sts, * repeat from * to * 3 more times, slip st into the first st – 65 scs
Rnd 12: A: Ch 1, sc twice into the same st as join, sc into the next 12 sts, *sc twice into the next st, sc into the next 12 sts, * repeat from * to * 3 more times, slip st into the first st – 70 scs
Rnd 13: A: Ch 1, sc twice into the same st as join, sc into the next 13 sts, *sc twice into the next st, sc into the next 13 sts, * repeat from * to * 3 more times, slip st into the first st – 75 scs
Rnd 14: A: Ch 1, sc twice into the same st as join, sc into the next 14 sts, *sc twice into the next st, sc into the next 14 sts, * repeat from * to * 3 more times, slip st into the first st – 80 scs
Rnd 15: A: Ch 1, sc into the same st as join and into the next 79 sts, slip st into the first st – 80 scs

– Sides-

  • Every rnd of the sides are worked into the back loop only.
  • Every stitch in the Sides portion of this pattern is a single crochet. The following directions will only tell you what color (ie: Color A, Color B, etc…) and the number in the parentheses tells you how many stitches to make.
  • Following the ch 1, the first st is worked into the same st as join.

(RS) Rnd 16: A: Ch 1, (80), slip st into the first st – 80 scs
Rnd 17: A:
Ch 1, (6), B: (1), A: (7), B: (1), *A: (11), B: (1), A: (7), B: (1), * repeat from * to * 2 more times, A: (5), slip st into the first st – 80 scs
Rnd 18: A: Ch 1, (6), B: (2), A: (5), B: (2), *A: (11), B: (2), A: (5), B: (2), * repeat from * to * 2 more times, A: (5), slip st into the first st – 80 scs
Rnd 19: A: Ch 1, (6), B: (3), A: (3), B: (3), *A: (11), B: (3), A: (3), B: (3), * repeat from * to * 2 more times, A: (5), slip st into the first st – 80 scs
Rnd 20: A: Ch 1, (6), B: (4), A: (1), B: (4), *A: (11), B: (4), A: (1), B: (4), * repeat from * to * 2 more times, A: (5), slip st into the first st – 80 scs
Fasten off color A.
Rnd 21: C: Ch 1, (2), B: (4), C: (1), B: (3), C: (1), B: (3), C: (1), B: (4), *C: (3), B: (4), C: (1), B: (3), C: (1), B: (3), C: (1), B: (4), * repeat from * to * 2 more times, C: (1), slip st into the first st – 80 scs
Rnd 22: C: Ch 1, (3), B: (4), C: (1), B: (2), C: (1), B: (2), C: (1), B: (4), *C: (5), B: (4), C: (1), B: (2), C: (1), B: (2), C: (1), B: (4), * repeat from * to * 2 more times, C: (2), slip st into the first st – 80 scs
Rnd 23: C: Ch 1, (4), B: (4), C: (1), B: (1), C: (1), B: (1), C: (1), B: (4), *C: (7), B: (4), C: (1), B: (1), C: (1), B: (1), C: (1), B: (4), * repeat from * to * 2 more times, C: (3), slip st into the first st – 80 scs
Rnd 24: C: Ch 1, (5), B: (4), C: (1), B: (1), C: (1), B: (4), *C: (9), B: (4), C: (1), B: (1), C: (1), B: (4), * repeat from * to * 2 more times, C: (4), slip st into the first st – 80 scs
Rnd 25: C: Ch 1, (9), B: (3), *C: (17), B: (3),* repeat from * to * 2 more times, C: (8), slip st into the first st – 80 scs
Rnd 26: C: Ch 1, (5), B: (4), C: (1), B: (1), C: (1), B: (4), *C: (9), B: (4), C: (1), B: (1), C: (1), B: (4), * repeat from * to * 2 more times, C: (4), slip st into the first st – 80 scs
Rnd 27: C: Ch 1, (4), B: (4), C: (1), B: (1), C: (1), B: (1), C: (1), B: (4), *C: (7), B: (4), C: (1), B: (1), C: (1), B: (1), C: (1), B: (4), * repeat from * to * 2 more times, C: (3), slip st into the first st – 80 scs
Rnd 28: C: Ch 1, (3), B: (4), C: (1), B: (2), C: (1), B: (2), C: (1), B: (4), *C: (5), B: (4), C: (1), B: (2), C: (1), B: (2), C: (1), B: (4), * repeat from * to * 2 more times, C: (2), slip st into the first st – 80 scs
Rnd 29: C: Ch 1, (2), B: (4), C: (1), B: (3), C: (1), B: (3), C: (1), B: (4), *C: (3), B: (4), C: (1), B: (3), C: (1), B: (3), C: (1), B: (4), * repeat from * to * 2 more times, C: (1), slip st into the first st – 80 scs
Fasten off color C.
Rnd 30: A: Ch 1, (6), B: (4), A: (1), B: (4), *A: (11), B: (4), A: (1), B: (4), * repeat from * to * 2 more times, A: (5), slip st into the first st – 80 scs
Rnd 31: A: Ch 1, (6), B: (3), A: (3), B: (3), *A: (11), B: (3), A: (3), B: (3), * repeat from * to * 2 more times, A: (5), slip st into the first st – 80 scs
Rnd 32: A: Ch 1, (6), B: (2), A: (5), B: (2), *A: (11), B: (2), A: (5), B: (2), * repeat from * to * 2 more times, A: (5), slip st into the first st – 80 scs
Rnd 33: A: Ch 1, (6), B: (1), A: (7), B: (1), *A: (11), B: (1), A: (7), B: (1), * repeat from * to * 2 more times, A: (5), slip st into the first st – 80 scs
Fasten off color B.
Rnd 34: A: Ch 1, (80), slip st into the first st – 80 scs

– Handles –
(worked into both loops)

Rnd 35: A: Ch 1, sc into the same st as join and into the next 11 sts, ch 20, skip the next 15 sts, sc into the next 25 sts, ch 20, skip the next 15 sts, sc into the next 13 sts, slip st into the first st – 50 scs, 2 ch-20 spaces
Rnd 36: A: Ch 1, sc into the same st as join and into the next 9, sc2tog the next 2 sts, sc into the next 20 chs, sc2tog the next 2 sts, sc into 21 sts, sc2tog the next 2 sts, sc into the next 20 chs, sc2tog the next 2 sts, sc into the next 11 sts – 86 scs
Fasten off color A.
Rnd 37: C: Ch 1, sc into the same st as join and into the next 9 sts, spike sc around the sc before the ch-20 space on row 35, sc into the next 20 sts, spike sc around the 1st sc after the ch-20 space on row 35, sc into the next 21 sts, spike sc around the sc before the ch-20 space on row 35, sc into the next 20 sts, spike sc around the 1st sc after the ch-20 space on row 35, sc into the next 11 sts, slip st into the first st – 82 scs, 4 spike scs
Fasten off color C. Weave in all your ends.

 

Tada! There’s my first Winter design of the season. Just know, in real-life I’m still all about the Halloween but crafters need to be a season ahead, right? 😀

See ya next week!

 

This post is linked to Hookin’ on Hump Day #154

 

2 thoughts on “Snowflakes Are Falling

  1. Hi, I love your patterns. So nice of you to offer some for free and very low cost. I was looking at the snowflake basket and purse patterns and wondered if the paid version also has a chart.
    thanks!

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