by Irene Duquette 2000

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Small margarine container

Worsted weight yarn



Size H hook

Hole punch

Plastic Canvas

Tacky glue or needle and thread

Prepare plastic canvas as follows:

Note:  The Pattern I used in the picture is the cross dc pattern.  The instructions are for double crochet only.  Use any pattern you wish.


Rnd 1:  Ch 4, 11 dc in first st. Join (12 dc)

Rnd 2:  Chain 3, 2 dc in each st, join (24 dc)

Rnd 3:  Chain 3, 1 dc in next st, 2 dc in next st, join (36 dc)

Rnd 4:  Working in back loop, ch 3, dc in each dc around.  Join (36 dc)

Rnd 5:  Working through both loops, ch 3, dc ineach dc around.  Join (36 dc)


With hole punch (paper punch) punch 36 holes around edge of top of carton.


Rnd 6:  Slip piece over container and sc around going through holes on container. 

Rnd 7:  Reverse sc around.  Finish off.




Following above picture, prepare plastic canvas and sc around with 3 sc at each end.  Attach to basket.


Decorate with ribbon and flowers.


Note:  You may use any size container.  Just adjust the bottom by adding enough rows to fit bottom and enough rows to fit sides.  Punch number of holes as required and make handle longer.