Crochet Pattern-The Accidental Basket

Why “Accidental Basket?” Because it was supposed to be a hat. Whoops.

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Materials
Hook: J/6 (4mm) Gauge: approx 4 hdc per inch
Yarn: worsted weight
Yarn Needle
Stitch Marker

Notes
Worked in the round
chn 3 at beginning of rounds counts as first stitch

Key: ch-chain; sc-single crochet; hdc-half double crochet;  ss-slip stitch; sk-skip; st(s)-stitch(es)

Round 1: in a magic circle work 6 hdc (6sts)

Round 2: ch 3, 2hdc in each hdc around, ss into top of ch 3 (12)

Round 3: ch 3, 2hdc in next st, *(1hdc, 2hdc), repeat * around, ss into top of ch 3 (18)

Round 4: ch 3, hdc in next st, 2 hdc in next st, *(hdc in next 2 st, 2hdc in next st), repeat * around, ss into top of ch 3 (24)

Round 5: ch 3, hdc in next 2 st, 2 hdc in next st, *(hdc in next 3 st, 2hdc in next st), repeat * around, ss into top of ch 3 (30)

Round 6: ch 3, hdc in next 3 st, 2 hdc in next st, *(hdc in next 4 st, 2hdc in next st), repeat * around, ss into top of ch 3 (36)

Round 7: ch 3, hdc in next 4 st, 2 hdc in next st, *(hdc in next 5 st, 2hdc in next st), repeat * around, ss into top of ch 3 (42)

Round 8: ch 3, hdc in next 5 st, 2 hdc in next st, *(hdc in next 6 st, 2hdc in next st), repeat * around, ss into top of ch 3 (48)

Round 9: ch 3, hdc in next 6 st, 2 hdc in next st, *(hdc in next 7 st, 2hdc in next st), repeat * around, ss into top of ch 3 (54)

Round 10: ch 3, hdc in next 7 st, 2 hdc in next st, *(hdc in next 8 st, 2hdc in next st), repeat * around, ss into top of ch 3 (60)

Round 11: ch 3, hdc in each st around, ss into top of ch 3 (60)

Round 12: ch 3, 1hdc in next st, ch 3, skp next 3 st, *(hdc in next 2 st, chn 3, sk 3 st), repeat * around, ss into top of ch 3 (60)

Round 13: ch 3, 2 hdc in ch 3 gap from previous row, ch 2, sk  next 2 st *(3 hdc in ch 3 gap from previous row, ch 2 sk 2 st), repeat * around, ss into top of ch 3 (60)

Round 14: ch 3, hdc in ch 2 gap from previous row, ch 3, sk next 3 st, *(2 hdc in ch 2 gap from previous row, ch 3, sk 3), repeat from * around, ss into top of ch 3 (60)

Rounds 15-17: repeat rounds 13 and 14 in alternation, keep repearting with additional rows to make basket taller if desired (60)

Round 18: ch 2, sc crochet around, working in stitches and the ch 2 gaps as necessary, ss into top of ch 2 and weave it ends (60)

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