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Basket of Spring Flowers Pin

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Designed By Julie A. Bolduc

This pretty little basket pin is made wite South Maid size 10 crochet cotton. It has 3 very pretty little flowers in 3 different colors. Three sets of leaves are also in this basket. I bright pink satin bow is on the front.
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Materials Needed:
Small amount each white, pink, blue, yellow
and green size 10 South Maid Crochet Cotton.
Size 7 Steel Crochet hook Boye was used.
12" Bright Pink Satin ribbon ¼" wide
Really tacky glue
Floral Tape
Tapestry needle sewing needle
1" long pinback
sewing thread

Yarn Thickness: 10thread
Gauge: 8sc=1"
Finished Size: 1 ¾"x1 ¾"
Skill Level: Intermediate

Basket
RND 1: With white, ch 12. Join with sl st to first ch to form ring. Ch5, (Counts as 1dc & ch2.) *Dc in ring. Ch2. Repeat from * until you have 12 dc around. Join with sl st to 3rd ch of ch5.

RND 2: Ch3, (dc, ch1, dc) in next dc. (Vst made) *Dc in dc. Vst in next dc. Repeat from * around. Join with sl st to top of ch3.

RND 3: Ch3, *Vst in next Vst. Dc in dc. Repeat from * around. Join with a sl st to top of ch3.

RND 4: Ch1, *5dc in Vst. Sc in dc. Repeat from * around. Join with sl st in ch1. Do not fasten off yet.

Handle
Ch30, sk three (5dc shells) & sl st in sc. Wk 30 sc over the ch30 handle to the other side & sl st in first ch of ch30. Fasten off & weave ends into work. Flatten basket to look like photo. Tie ribbon into bow & trim to desired size. Glue into place. See photo for placement.

Flowers Make 3.
Mix colors together. Be creative.
Ch2, work 6sc in 2nd ch from hk. Fasten off first color. Join 2nd color in any sc. * ch6, sc in next sc. Repeat from * around. Join with sl st to 1st ch of ch6. Fasten off. Leave ends long.

Leaves Make 3.
Ch12, slst in 6th ch from hk. Ch9, sl st in 7th ch from hk. Ch8, sl st in 8th ch from hk. Ch6, sl st in 6th ch from hk. Ch8, sl st in 8th ch from hk and in same ch as other ch8 before the ch6. Ch7, sl st in 7th ch from hk and other side of next sl st. Slst in next 2 chs. Ch6, sl st in 6th from hk and in same sl st as other ch6 sl st. Sl st in each ch to the end. Fasten off.

Assembly
Gather up the leaves and flowers into a bouquet and tie a thread around the threads like the threads are stems.. Secure them together. Wrap floral tape around "stems" tightly. Besure to have the tape as close to the flower heads as possible. Arrange them how you like them. Put the long stems through the bottom of the basket and tack into place with dabs of glue. Trim stem close to the bottom of the basket.

Glue or sew pinback to back of basket.

Design written in March, 1998 Copyright © 1998 by Julie A. Bolduc p107001

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