Thursday, May 30, 2013

Lace Spa Basket

This spa basket from La Maison Bleue has been circulating on Pinterest for awhile now, but I've never seen a pattern for it.  I think it's really lovely and it's actually not that hard to make.  Here is my rendition.

La Maison Bleue


  • 2 to 3 skeins Lily's Sugar N' Cream cotton worsted weight yarn, white
  • G hook
  • Tapestry Needle

Finished Size

Size 6" x 12" x 3"

13 sts = 4", 5 rows = 2 "

ch(s)--chain(s)             hdc(s)--half double crochet(s)            FLO--front loop only

Bottom of Basket

Ch 41
Row 1: Hdc in back bump of  3rd ch from hook and each ch to end. (39 hdcs)
Row 2: ch 2, hdc in same st, hdc in each st to end (39 hdcs)
Rows 3 to 16:  Repeat  Row 2.

Sides of Basket

Row 17: Ch 2, hdc in FLO of same st and in FLO of each hdc across (39 FLO hdcs) 
Crocheting in the FLO allows the ends to stand up.

Row 18 to 24: repeat Row 2. Fasten off.

Row 25: Attach yarn in front loop of the foundation chain.  Ch 2, hdc in FLO of next st, hdc in FLO of each st across. (39 FLO hdcs)

Row 26 to 32:  Repeat Row 2. Fasten off.

Row 33: Attach yarn in the FL of the post on the right side of the basket next to the 1st FLO hdc (22 hdcs)

Row 34 to 40:  Repeat Row 2. Fasten off.

Row 41:  Attach yarn in the FLO of the post on the right side of the basket next to the FLO hdc opposite of the first short side,  (22 hdcs)

Rows 42 to 48: Repeat row 2. Fasten off.

Sew up the sides of the basket.  Weave in ends.

Make 2.

Row 1: Ch 13, hdc in back bum of 3rd ch from hook and in each ch across. (11 hdcs)
Row 2: Ch 2, hdc in same st and in each st across. (11 hdcs)
Rows 3 to 11: Repeat row 2.

Row 12: Ch 2, hdc in FLO of same st and FLO of each st to the end (11 FLO hdcs)

Row 13 to 18: Repeat row 2. Fasten off.

Row 19:  Attach yarn in BL of Row 12. Ch 2, hdc in BLO of same st, hdc in BLO of each st to end (11 BLO hdcs)

Row 20 to 25: Repeat Row 2, fasten off.

This is what one insert look like


Row 1: Ch 13, hdc in back bum of 3rd ch from hook and in each ch across. (11 hdcs)
Row 2: Ch 2, hdc in same st and in each st across. (11 hdcs)
Rows 3 to 6: Repeat row 2.

Sew middle onto one insert in the middle between the FLO and BLO rows.

Sew the second insert on the the middle piece, in between the FLO and BLO rows.

Use contrasting yarn to mark where you are going to sew down the insert.

Sew the insert onto the sides of the basket, then remove the contrasting thread and sew the insert down to the bottom of the basket.

Basket Edging

Rnd 1: Attach yarn in one corner of the basket.  *Ch 4, sk 2 sts, sl st in next st* repeat until you have gone all the way around the edge of the basket.

Rnd 2:  Ch 1, sl st into 1st ch-4 sp, *ch 3, sl st in next ch-4 sp* all the way around, ch 3 and sl st in beginning ch-4 sp.

Rnd 3:  Ch 3, dc 5 times in 1st ch-3 sp, sl st in next ch-3 sp, *dc 6 times in next ch-3 sp, sl st in next ch-3 sp* 20 times, sl st in top of beginning ch 3.  Fasten off, weave in ends.  

If you would like to stiffen the basket, here are several ways you can do it.

Happy Hooking!

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  1. Me encanta este cestillo spa,, gracias por compartir!!!

  2. How COOL!! I've had that basket pinned forever. Thanks so much for working the pattern out and then sharing it with all of us!!!

  3. This is so nice. Great gift idea. Thanks for sharing your pattern with us.

  4. Very nice instructions - very nice "figuring it all out" this is lovely thanks

  5. Such a nice gift.Great information provide by you .Thanks for sharing the post.Best regards blissful balance.

  6. Loved your interpretation, congratulations!

  7. Thank you so much for sharing this. Gorgeous work!

  8. I am having difficulty printing the pattern from your blog. I was wondering if you have any suggestions. Would it be possible for you to e-mail me a copy of the pattern. I would appreciate any help you could give me. Renee Edwards -

  9. I also am having issues printing. I do not need all the pictures and for some reason the green background is not agreeing with my printer. Could you possibly PDF link it here? Or email me ? I am sure you get a lot of personal requests, so I understand if you can't, but here is my email address in case you have the time. Thank you. Cheryl

  10. a thousand apologizes I just saw the "printer friendly" button. Love the design. Loads of ideas come to mind using different mediums... Hemp cording.. Paracord.. Thank you.

  11. Thank you for this great easy to use instructions and pictures ,I have posted it on my Blog with links back to your if thats ok :)

  12. i'm having problem in 33rd round...any video tutorial available for your pattern?

    1. Here is a video tutorial by Crochet Geek that shows you how to crochet into the FL (front loop)

  13. Me encanta. Espero lograr hacerlo bien ya que soy principiante en este tema. Gracias por compartirlo

  14. ik ga er vandaag aan beginnen ,het lijkt me zo een erg leuk doosje .bedankt groetjes JOhanna

  15. Pam, it is so good to have a pattern from you. This basket is absolutely lovely. I am going to make it for my own bathroom. I still remember your Harley Davidson Blanket. I learned so much when I was doing that pattern and my son-in-law loves it. He won't use it only keeps it on display. I'll take that.