Dorothy Basket

Issue: 145


Dorothy Basket by Emma Varnam

Find the pattern in 145 of Inside Crochet magazine.

What better way to keep your crochet neat and tidy than in a granny square basket? Create just the basic shape or sew in a lining for added sturdiness.


● Stylecraft Special Aran, 100% acrylic, 100g/196m/214yds

Yarn A: Fondant 1241 x 1 ball

Yarn B: Cream 1005 x 1 ball

Yarn C: Pale Rose 1080 x 1 ball

Yarn D: Camel 1420 x 1 ball

Yarn E: Spice 1711 x 1 ball

Yarn F: Parchment 1218 x 1 ball

● 4mm hook

● Cardboard, 22 x 22cm/ 8½ x 8½in (optional)

● Five squares of felt, 23 x 23cm/9 x 9in (optional)

● Sewing thread (optional)


You can use any aran weight yarn to achieve a similar effect.


Emma has been designing stylish knitting and crochet patterns for over a decade. On her award-winning blog she features many of her free patterns and discusses the inspiration behind them. Emma can also be found on Twitter and Instagram @EmmaVarnamUK. Her most recent book is Cute Crocheted Woodland Creatures (GMC Publications, £12.99).

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Designer: Emma Varnam

Household: Basket

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