Ability Level – Intermediate
NOTE: this is not a suitable project for a novice, as two yarns are used together to make the items in this pattern and crocheting in this scale with doubled yarns takes practice.
CHOICE OF UK OR US CROCHET TERMS
All items: size 2.00 mm crochet hook, plus
Either mat – 25 metres pure new wool and 25 metres cotton or cotton mix yarn.
Large basket – 15-20 metres Appletons Old English Crewel wool and 15 metres 1-ply cotton or cotton mix yarn.
Small basket – 10-15 metres Appletons Old English Crewel wool and 10 metres 1-ply cotton or cotton mix yarn.
Note on materials:
1. If Appletons Old English Crewel wool is not available then another 1-ply pure wool yarn may be substituted. If these items are to be displayed in a dolls house and you don’t use Appletons Old English Crewel wool, then make sure the 1-ply wool you substitute has been mothproofed by the manufacturer.
2. The wool and cotton yarn are used together, as one yarn, to give the required thickness, stiffness and texture
3. Acrylic 1-ply yarns will not work well as a substitute in this pattern.
Approximate finished sizes
Round mat – 10 cm/4-inch diameter.
Rectangular mat – 10 cm/4-inches by 6 cm/2½-inches.
Large basket – approx 2.5 cm/1-inch deep, diameter approx 4 cm/1½-inches.
Small basket – approx 2 cm/¾-inch deep, diameter approx 2.5 cm/1-inch
Gauge/Tension – is not important for this item, as rugs and baskets can be any size.
Note: This pattern was first published in Issue 214 of The Dolls House Magazine
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