Ombré Nesting Baskets by Brenda K. B. Anderson
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Ombré Nesting Baskets

Crochet
June 2018
DK (11 wpi) ?
Base rnds 1–5 = 4.5" in diameter
5.5 mm (I)
327 - 1308 yards (299 - 1196 m)
About 5.5 (7.5, 9.25)" in diameter and 3.75 (4.25, 4.75)" tall
US
This pattern is available from interweave.com for $5.50.

These sturdy baskets are made holding four strands of yarn together while crocheting over a strand of rope. They are dyed using a cold-water dye that doesn’t require a heat source, which makes this a great project for summer. The dyeing method is very easy, even for those who have never dyed before.

Difficulty Basic

Finished Size About 5.5 (7.5, 9.25)“ in diameter and 3.75 (4.25, 4.75)” tall.

Yarn Jo Sharp Soho Summer DK Cotton (distributed by Kingfisher Yarn & Fibre) (100% cotton; 109 yd / 1.75 oz): #212 poplin, 3 (4, 6) balls.

Hook Size I/9 (5.5 mm). Adjust hook size if necessary to obtain correct gauge.

Notions Yarn needle; stitch marker; 6 mm or .25” cotton rope, 10 (14, 20) yards; 6–7” wooden handles, 1 pair (optional).

Gauge Base rnds 1–5 = 4.5” in diameter; 8 sts and 5 rnds = 2.5” in side patt.

Notes Baskets are crocheted first and then dyed using ombré dyeing method (instructions included in magazine).
For a complete set of baskets, you will need 12 balls of yarn and 40 yards of rope.

Baskets are worked holding 4 strands of yarn together. After working Round 1, you will work over a thick cotton macramé cord or rope for remainder of basket.

Baskets are worked in continuous rounds.