PATTERN MIDI / BIG COTTON – BASKET ROUND
Needed : Midi Cotton / Big Cotton – needle and thread – scissors
Step 1 : Remove the cotton from the box. Find the beginning and place the cotton next to / in front of you.
Step 2 : Make a starting loop by passing the cotton thread through the opening from below – photo 1,2 and 3. Do this 4 more times so that you have a row of 5 loops – photo 4.
Check the bottom of this pattern for an indication of the number of loops and rows per size and material. In this pattern, we are assuming a basket of 40 cm, made with Big Cotton.
Step 3: Now pull your cotton thread from the bottom through the side of the first loop of the row as well as through the loop you just made – photo 5. This will create a circle with a loop on it – photo 6.
Step 4 : Pull a loop through all the sides of the round. At the end you will have a round with 5 raised loops – photo 7.
Step 5 : Pull a loop through each thread next to the previous 5 loops – photo 7. At the end you will have a round with 10 loops – photo 8. It’s not a nice or neat round, you don’t have to worry about that yet.
Step 6: Pull a loop through each of the 10 loops. Do this 3 more times.
Tip 1: Put a piece of thread in/around the first of your 10 loops, so you know when you are round.
Tip 2: How to attach the thread of a new ball
From both ends, fold the cotton back a bit and cut 5 cm from the white stuffing. Fold the cotton over to the inside. Tuck (fiddle 😊) one end into the other, and attach with small stitches all around – photos 16, 17 and 18
Step 7 : Pass a loop through each gap between the 10 loops – photo 9. At the end you will have 20 loops – photo 10.
For a different size, you can add extra rounds at this step – see tips at the bottom of this pattern.
Step 8: Make the first loop of a new round. Make sure your thread is on the inside of your basket.
Pass your hand sideways through the loop you just made and the loop next to it, and pull the cotton through here from the left – photo 11. Don’t make the sideways loops too tight, otherwise the edge will curl inwards. You have now made 1 lying loop from 2 standing loops. Repeat until the end of the round.
Step 9 : When you have 1 loop left, cut the cotton wide and pull the end of the cotton through the last loop so there is no loose loop – photo 12. Now pull the end through a loop on the other side of the round so the edge is closed.
Stap 10: Take the end of the loop, fold the cotton outward and cut a piece of the inner batting – photo 13. Now fold the cotton a bit inward so you don’t see a frayed edge anymore – photo 14. Lay the end flat where you want to sew it on, somewhere on the back or inside. Take a needle and thread and sew the cotton in place like this – photo 15. Do the same with the beginning at the bottom of your basket.
Photos at tip #2, joining 2 balls of cotton thread together:
|BIG COTTON||basket 40 cm||basket 50 cm||basket 60 cm|
+ 2 rounds extra at step 7
+ 4 rounds extra at step 7
|MIDI COTTON||basket 40 cm||basket 50 cm||basket 60 cm|
+ 2 rounds extra at step 7
+ 5 rounds extra at step 7
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