COATS & CLARK’S O.N.T. “SPEED-CRO-SHEEN” MERCERIZED COTTON, Art. C. 44: 4 balls of No. 131 Fudge Brown and 2 balls of No. 123-A Flamingo; and
J. & P. COATS “KNIT-CRO-SHEEN” METALIC, Art. A.64: 4 balls of No. M-1 White.
Milwards Steel Crochet Hook No. 1/0 (zero).
A Crown Zipper, 10 inches long, Style F. 1.
A scrap basket.
Starting at long side with Fudge Brown, make a chain slightly longer than depth of basket.
1st row: Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across until row measures same as basket, having a number of sc divisible by 3 and 1 more at end of row. Break off. Cut off remaining chain.
2nd row: Attach a double strand of White to first sc, sc in eac st across. Break off.
4th row: Attach Brown to first sc, sc at base of same sc (long sc made) *working in back of next loop, make dc in free sc of preceding row, sc in same loop, sc at base of next sc. Repeat from * across. Break off.
5th, 6th and 7th rows: Repeat 2nd, 3rd and 4th rows.
8th row: Work as for 2nd row but work first 2 sc off as 1 sc and make 2 sc in last st. Repeat 3rd to 8th rows incl until piece reaches around basket, ending with 2nd row.
Next row: Attach Brown and sc in each sc across. Break off. Fasten all ends securely.
TOP BORDER … 1st row: Attach Brown to one side, sc closely across. Ch 1, turn. 2nd row: Sc in each sc across. Ch1, turn. 2nd row: Sc in each sc across. Ch 1, turn. 3rd row: Sl st in each sc across. Break off. Work Border across other end in the same way. Sew zipper in place.
Source: Pattern S-606, excerpted from Coat’s & Clark’s 1953 New Quick Trick in Crochet and Knit.