Thursday, February 12, 2015

How to Crochet a Shell Edge - Feminine Berry Blast Photo Prop Basket Filler - Free Crochet Pattern

Yesterday I shared a free crochet pattern for the basic Berry Blast Photo Prop Basket Filler. Today, I am sharing a tutorial on working a Feminine Shell Edge, making any blanket perfect for a little girl! 

These Small Photo Prop Basket Fillers are great for hanging off the side of a basket or bin with baby leaning on, as well as on the top of some layering blankets.

**Make sure to check back in tomorrow for the adorable little chunky hats to match! The final piece to this set :)

Materials:
     - Less than 50 yards each of Bulky/Chunky (5) Yarn in 2 Colors - I used Deborah Norville's Serenity Chunky Weight Yarn in Berry Burst and Pristine
     - L11/8mm Crochet Hook
     - #18 Tapestry Needle for Weaving in Ends.

Material Notes:
     Yarn Alternative: Hold two strands of worsted weight yarn together.

Time Spent:
      I was able to complete this basket filler in about 25 minutes.

Abbreviations:
     DC - Double Crochet
     SC - Single Crochet

Measurements:
     9.25" Wide x 10" in Length

Gauge:
     7 DCs x 4 rows = 3" Square.

Pattern Notes:
     If you want to make this basket filler larger or smaller, add or subtract by 6 stitches and/or 3 rows of DC.

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Pattern:
     Chain 17. DC into the 4th chain, and into each chain across. (21 DC) 

R2 - 10: Chain 2, turn. DC into the 2nd DC, and into each DC across. (21 DC) 

Border:

     At the end of Row 10, chain 1 and turn. Work 2 SC in the 1st DC, and in next 13 DC's, 3 SC in the next DC to form the 1st corner, evenly SC 19 down the first side, 3 SC in the next stitch to form the 2nd corner, SC in the next 13 stitches, 3 DC's in the next stitch to form the 3rd corner, evenly SC 19 up the 2nd side, 1 SC in the next stitch (which is also the 1st stitch). 
Join to the first SC - If you wish to change colors here, join with the new color.

R2: After Join, chain 1 and turn. Work 2 SC in the 1st SC, SC in the next 15 stitches, 3 SC in the next stitch to form corner, SC in the next 21 stitches, 3 SC in the next stitch to form the 2nd corner, SC in the next 15 stitches, 3 SC in the next stitch to form the 3rd corner, SC in the next 21 stitches, 1 SC in the next stitch (which is also the 1st stitch). Join to the 1st SC.

R3, Shell Edge: After Join, slip stitch over 2 stitches, (SC in the next stitch, skip 2 stitches, work 5 DC's in the next stitch to form a shell, skip 2 stitches) 14 times. Join to the 1st SC.

Fasten Off, Weave in Ends. Here I used the Invisible Join technique.
Please feel free to make and sell this basket filler, but please DO NOT claim this pattern as your own nor should you sell my pattern, and DO NOT re-publish my photos as your own. DO NOT copy and paste my pattern anywhere, please link to it instead.

*If you would like a PDF version of this post, you may get one through my Etsy shop for a small fee. This fee is to compensate for the view/s lost once you no longer need to return to the blog for the information, as you will have your own copy. Plus! It helps fund supplies for new projects to share with you!
Shop EyeLoveKnots - How to Crochet a Shell Edge.

Don't Crochet but Interested in Purchasing a Basket Filler?
I will slowly be adding these to my Etsy shop in different colors. Feel free to send in your custom requests, including sizes and/or colors. Search color options here: Deborah Norville Chunky Serenity Yarn.

You can also purchase this as a set including the 8" x 10" mini blanket and/or the 10" x 10" mini blanket, the 19" x 19" mini and/or 30" x 30" baby blanket and the 0-3 month baby hat. Again, feel free to send in your requests!
An example of this set is found below.

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