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TINY BASKET

By Sharon Albers
Please do not sell or publish this pattern.

These tiny baskets can be cute Easter or May basket party favors if you add a small amount of green yarn and one or two small jelly beans (the speckled kind are especially striking), or violets or other small flowers.

For shuttle method with split rings, wind two shuttles continuously.
For shuttle method with no split rings, one shuttle and ball thread will work.
Needle tatting using either split ring or no split ring method will also work.

To follow the "no split ring" instructions, substitute the (NO Split Ring...) directions for those directly preceeding them.

Click here to see step-by-step photos of the shuttle method.

For Larger Basket:

Base:
R 3-3-3-3.
Work 4 Rís of :
   R 3+(to prev. R) 3-3-3.
Split R 3+(to prev. R) 3 (turn work and complete 2nd half with) 3+(to first R) 3.
(NO Split Ring:R 3+(to prev. R) 3-3+(to first R) 3. Cut & Tie.)

Sides:
Split R 5-5 (turn work and complete 2nd half with) 5-5.
(NO Split Ring:R 5-5+(to any free P of first round) 5-5.)
  CH 1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1. (12 P in all)
(**Pís on the CHís can be made extra large for a frillier effect.**)
Work 4 Rís and CHís of:
   R 5+(to prev. R) 5+(to next free P on base) 5-5.
  CH 1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1. (12 P in all)
Final R and CH:
  R 5+(to prev. R) 5+(to next free P on base) 5+(to free P of first R) 5.
  CH 1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1. (12 P in all)
Join final CH to top of 1st R.

Handle:
CH 50. Join to top of opposite ring. Tie & Cut.

For Smaller Basket:
Base:
R 2-2-2-2.
Work 4 Rís of :
   R 2+(to prev. R) 2-2-2.
Split R 2+(to prev. R) 2 (turn work and complete 2nd half with) 2+(to first R) 2.
(NO Split Ring:R 2+(to prev. R) 2-2+(to first R) 2. Cut & Tie.)

Sides:
Split R 4-4 (turn work and complete 2nd half with) 4-4.
(NO Split Ring:R 4-4+(to any free P of first round) 4-4.)
CH 1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1. (10 P in all)
(**Pís on the CHís can be made extra large for a frillier effect.**)
Work 4 Rís and CHís of:
   R 4+(to prev. R) 4+(to next free P on base) 4-4.
   CH 1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1. (10 P in all)
Final R and CH:
R 4+(to prev. R) 4+(to next free P on base) 4+(to free P of first R)4.
CH 1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1. (10 P in all)
Join final CH to top of 1st R.

Handle:
CH 45. Join to top of opposite ring. Tie & Cut.