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Flower Girl Wedding Basket

Image of Flower Girl Wedding Basket Designed By Julie A. Bolduc

This basket was designed for my Step Son's wedding and it is meant to be used by the flower girl at the start of the wedding to drop silk rose petals onto the runway from.
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Materials Needed:
Size 10 Crochet Cotton in white. Southmaid was used in the example
Size 7 steel crochet hook
Ruffled lace in one of the wedding colors, about ¾" wide with a ¼"
band on the top.
Wedding trim 3/8" wide flat on the back
Fabric Stiffener
Tapestry needle for weaving in ends
Large plastic tub for margarine, Shedd's Country Crock was used.
Plastic Wrap
Packing tape
Paper cup or disposable bowl
Waxed Paper
Hot Glue Gun and a couple of glue sticks

Yarn Thickness: 10thread
Gauge: 8sc = 1"
Finished Size: 6" x 10"
Skill Level: Beginner to Intermediate

Instructions
RND 1: Ch12. Join w/slst to first ch to form ring. Ch5. *Dc in next ch, ch2. Rep from * around. Join w/slst to 3rd ch of ch5. (12 dc around)

RND 2: Ch6. *Dc in next dc. Ch3. Rep from * around. Join w/slst to 3rd ch of ch6.

RND 3: Ch5. Dc in 2nd ch of ch3. Ch2. *Dc in next dc. Ch2. Dc in 2nd ch of ch3. Ch2. Rep from * around. Join w/slst to 3rd ch of ch5.

RND 4: Ch3. 2dc in next ch2 sp. *Dc in next dc. 2dc in next ch2 sp. Rep from * around. Join w/slst to top of ch3.

RND 5: Ch6. Sk 2 dc. *Dc in next dc. Ch3. Sk 2 dc. Rep from * around. Join w/slst to 3rd ch of ch6.

RND 6: Rep RND 3.

RND 7: Rep RND 4.

RND 8: Ch3, working on back side, work a dc in each dc around just under the loops around each post. Join w/slst to top of ch3.

RND 9: Ch5. Sk 2dc. Dc in each of the next 4 dc. *Ch2. Sk 2 dc. Dc in each of the next 4 dc. Rep from * around. You will end with a dc in each of the last 3 dc. Join w/slst to 3rd ch of ch5.

RND 10: Ch3. (2dc in next ch2 sp. Dc in next dc. Ch2. Sk next 2 dc.) *Dc in next dc. Rep bet ()once. Rep from * around. Join w/slst to top of ch3.

RND 11: Ch5. Sk next 2 dc. Dc in next dc. 2dc in next ch2 sp. *Dc in next dc. Ch2. Sk 2 dc. Dc in next dc. Ch2. Sk 2dc. Dc in next dc. 2dc in next ch2 sp. Rep from * around. Join w/slst to top of ch3.

RND 12: Ch5. Dc in next dc. Ch2. Sk 2 dc. *Dc in next dc. Ch2. Dc in next dc. Ch2. Sk 2 dc. Rep from * around. Join w/slst to 3rd ch of ch5.

RND 13 & 14: Ch5. *Dc in next dc. Ch2. Rep from * around. Join w/slst to 3rd ch of ch5.

RND 15: Ch5. (Dc in next dc. 2dc in next ch2 sp.) *Dc in next dc. Ch2. Rep bet () once. Rep from * around. Join w/slst to 3rd ch of ch5.

RND 16: Rep RND 10.
RND 17: Rep RND 11.
RND 18: Rep RND 12.
RND 19 & 20: Rep RND 13 & 14.
RND 21: Rep RND 15.
RND 22: Rep RND 10.
RND 23: Rep RND 11.

RND 24: Ch3. 2dc in next ch2 sp. Dc in each of the next 3 dc.) *Dc in next dc. Rep bet () once. Rep from * around. Join w/slst to top of ch3. Fasten off and weave ends into back of work.

Handle
ROW 1: Ch12. Dc in 4th ch from hook and in each ch across. Ch3, turn. (10dc)

ROW 2: Sk very first dc. Dc in each of the next 3 dc. Ch2. Sk 2 dc. Dc in each of the next 3 dc and in top of ch3. Ch5, turn.

ROW 3: Sk the first 3dc. Dc in next dc. 2dc in next ch2 sp. Dc in next dc. Ch2. Dc in top of ch3. Ch3, turn.

ROW 4: 2dc in ch2 sp. Dc in next dc. Ch2. Sk 2 dc. Dc in next dc. Dc in next ch2 sp. Dc in 3rd ch of ch5 to lock in 2dc just worked. Ch5, turn.

ROW 5+: Rep rows 3 & 4 until it is the length you want it to be.

Last ROW: Sk first dc. Dc in each of the next 3 dc. 2dc in next ch2 sp. Dc in each of the next 3 dc and in top of ch3. Fasten off and weave ends into back of work.

Assembly
STEP 1: Pour fabric stiffener into a paper cup or bowl. Dip basket and handle into stiffener and allow to soak through.

STEP 2: While the pieces are soaking, cover margarine tub with clear plastic wrap and tape the edges to the inside of the tub to keep in place with packing tape.

STEP 3: Lay a piece of waxed paper on your work surface to protect it and so your pieces will not stick to the surface.

STEP 4: Take out basket piece and put it over the prepared margarine tub and shape it as you need to stretching as you go.

STEP 5: Lay the handle in a straight line onto the waxed paper. Make sure it is flat.

STEP 6: Allow both pieces to dry overnight. You might want to give both pieces a 2nd coat of stiffener if it is not stiff enough for your liking. Allow to completely dry before continuing.

STEP 7: Hot glue the handle ends to the top rim of the basket on opposite sides. Allow to cool.

STEP 8: Hot glue ruffle to top of rim and allow to dry. Trim to fit. Line the seam over one of the handle ends. You will cover this later.

STEP 9: Hot glue wedding trim over the top portion of the ruffle and line up seam over the other handle end to help reduce bulk.

STEP 10: Glue satin bows to handle ends to cover seams.

Design written on Friday, August 04, 2006. Copyright ©2006 By Julie A. Bolduc p116013

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