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12 Designs of Christmas Day 7 - Macrame Christmas Basket

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Designed by: Magdalena Jany

Difficulty: Intermediate

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On the 7th Design of Christmas my true love gave to me...a Macrame Christmas Basket! 

Crochet baskets are one of the most popular handmade decorations for your home. The best part about making them is that just by changing the colour, you can make them look totally different! And here the fun begins! You can mix your colours as soon as your imagination tells you. Magdalena will show you how to make this Christmas crochet basket. Let's get started!

The basket is medium in size. You can use them to accommodate walnuts, sweets or mince pies for Santa!! It can also be a great gift idea for loved ones!

Materials;

  • Cord 5mm Yarnart Macrame - I've used 3 threads in red (773), green (759) and white (751)
  • Crochet Hook - I used 8mm - but try which one you will knit better with, because it may be completely different for you. 
  • You will also need scissors
We hope you go crazy and do more than one colour version!

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Our basket starts as standard with a MR (magic ring)

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We make the first loop and start to make 8 ordinary half-round bars in a circle. Then, for the shorter, loose string, pull off our "magic circle"

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Now make a single crochet by knitting the crochet in the nearest stitch.

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We start the next row with plain bars. We make two half-stitches in each stitch, in total there should be 16 of them.

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We also make the next row with studs hammered into the center of our eye from the previous row, ALE in the middle of the so-called 'hearts'

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We begin to make a woven stitch. We alternately make 1 half-stitch in the previous row stitch, then 2 half-stakes in the next stitch in the previous row. This pattern 1/2/1/2 - we repeat throughout the entire lap. We finish with a stitch.

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We make the next round very similarly, only alternately we make 1 half-bar in the stitch from the previous row, then again 1 half-bar and 2 half-pillars in the next stitch of the previous row. This pattern 1/1/2/1/1/2 - repeat throughout the entire lap. We finish with a stitch.

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We make the next round very similarly, only alternately we make 1 half-bar in the stitch from the previous row, then again 1 half-bar, again 1 half-bar and then 2 half-bars in the next stitch in the previous row. This pattern 1/1/1/2/1/1/1/2 - repeat throughout the entire lap.

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We finish with a single stitch but we do it a little differently. Crochet the last stitch on the end of the round, knit the crochet hook into the back thread of the nearest stitch, pick up the crochet hook and pull it through all 3 crochet stitches.

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Begin the next round with the chain stitch.

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We slowly start to push the basket up - we make the wall. We make ordinary half-stitches in each back thread of the previous row.

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Now we transfer our wall to the other side, see photos.

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The round is finished with a single stitch, we pull the thread off carefully.

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We start probably the most important lap, the pattern that will create our basket. In the photo you can see the previous row and the free spaces (holes) at the very bottom of the basket.

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We bypass the first hole closest to the crochet and drive into the next hole.

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We drive a crochet hook, thread the string and pull it like an ordinary half-pillar.

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We make two such pillars in one hole.

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We crochet the entire lap by making 2 half-pillars in every second hole at the bottom of the basket. We finish with a stitch.

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Now look at the pictures. We're doing the next lap. We crochet the last thread of the second stitch in the previous row.

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Here we crochet and make 2 half-pillars, as in the previous row.

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We do the whole lap in this way.

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We finish with a stitch.

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This is our basket at this stage.

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We do the next row like the previous one.

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At the end of the circle we make a single crochet but we add another colour, for me its green and we drag the new colour through the crochet stitches, taking it to close the round.

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We form the next row as the previous colour green.

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As you can see inside there will be more straps, which we simply hide with a crochet between the eyelets. We weave in the middle of the basket.

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This is what our basket looks like now. 

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Finish with a stitch, as in the previous row, including the last colour - white. We crochet the round as before.

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We finish with the standard single stitch. Then we make a chain stitch.

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The basket is finished with round stitches.

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Finish with a single stitch, tighten the string, cut off a larger piece and tie the rest between the basket stitches.

The basket is ready! Congratulations to you guys, great job!

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PS

I suggest you make at least two baskets in different colour combinations. Three bobbins of string will be just enough for two baskets.

Please show us your creation on our Facebook Page or tag us #beadsdirect, we are looking forward to seeing your colour combinations!

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