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An Original Aussie Jean's Knitting Pattern

Easter Egg Baskets


Materials:

8ply/DK/(USA - Worsted Weight/4ply) courtelle yarn. A pair of No.11 (3mm)(USA2) knitting needles.

Tension & Size:
Worked at a tension of 26 stitches and 36 rows to 10 x 10cm over stocking stitch, using No.11(3mm) needles throughout.

Abbreviations:
dec, (decrease) = knit 2 sts, together. K, knit; p, purl; st(sts); stitch, stitches; NR: next row; ss, stocking st, = knit one row, purl one row; cast off = bind off.

ROUND BASKET:
Main part: Cast on 25sts and knit two rows. 3rd row: K1, (k4, p4) to end of row. 4th row: (K4, p4) to last st, k1. Repeat last two rows rows once. 7th row: K1, (p4, k4) to end of row. 8th row: (P4, k4) to last st, k1. Repeat last two rows once. Knit 2 rows. Cast off all sts for base.
Base: Cast on 25sts and knit one row. 1st dec, row: (k3, k2tog) to end of row (20sts). NR: Knit. 2nd dec, row: (K2, k2tog) to end of row (15sts). NR: Knit. 3rd dec, row (K1, k2tog) to end of row (10sts). Leaving a long end break off yarn and thread through sts. Pull up tightly and oversew side edges to cast on sts.
Handle: Cast on 30sts and ss3 rows. Cast off all sts.
MAKING UP: Main part: Oversew side edges from cast on edge to cast off edge. With right side of work facing you pin the cast on edge of base to cast off edge of main part and oversew edges together. Handle: Pin cast on edge to cast off edge with right side of work facing outwards and oversew edges together. Sew the ends of handle, 1cm (1/2") to inside and centre of the main part of basket. (See photo for placement)

OBLONG BASKET:
Main part: Cast on 48sts and knit two rows. 3rd row: (k4, P4) to end of row. Repeat 3rd row three times. 7th row: (P4, k4) to end of row. Repeat 7th row three times. Knit 2 rows. Cast off all sts for base.
Base: Cast on 9sts and knit 30 rows. Cast off all sts. Repeat handle and making up of round basket.
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