Simply Pampered Spa Day #3 – Free Pattern & Recipe
Simply Pampered Spa Day #3 – Free Pattern & Recipe.
Today is day #3 of the Simply Pampered Spa Day series here at The Hooked Haberdasher. Day #3 consists of a free crochet pattern for a basket and a DIY recipe for a shortening candle. If you missed any of the series, Day #1 includes the free crochet pattern for the Simply Pampered Scrubby and DIY recipe for a sugar scrub; Day #2 includes the free crochet pattern for the Simply Pampered Lacy Round Washcloth and DIY recipe for bath salts… and TODAY, Day #3! Come back tomorrow for the wrap-up of the Simply Pampered Spa Day series where I’ll have a bonus tutorial on how to wrap up all of your components into a lovely gift basket! I can think of many celebration occasions that would be perfect to gift the Simply Pampered Spa Day – Easter, Mother’s Day, Birthdays, Graduation, Bridal Shower, Baby Shower (for the mommy!), and Christmas! Any or all components would also make a lovely end of the year Teacher gift!
- Solid vegetable shortening
- 100% cotton WW yarn (non-dyed) for wick
- Glue Gun
- Heat resistant glass jar (mason/canning jar works great)
- small washer or nut to weight your wick
- Pencil, straw, skewer or crochet hook (I used a hook)
- Essential oil for fragrance *optional
- Crayon for color (paper sleeve removed) *optional
I measured an amount of vegetable shortening needed to fill my jar (approximately 8 oz) into a Pyrex glass measuring cup. Using a pan and water (double-boil method) medium heat, place your Pyrex measuring cup containing the shortening into the water and heat until the shortening is liquid (not too much, you don’t want to “cook” your shortening). Remove from heat and let cool for approximately 5-10 minutes or until you can touch the oil without harm of burning yourself. *If you are adding essential oil for fragrance, add approximately 20-30 drops now. *If you are adding color to your candle, shave your crayon into the liquid shortening, adding as much color to your melted shortening as you desire – combine/mix thoroughly. Cut a length of yarn to the height of your jar plus 6″ – this is your wick. Tie one end of your wick to the weight (I used a small nut). Using your glue gun, glue your weight to the inside bottom of your jar allowing your wick to be centered. Tie the other end of your wick to your hook (pencil, straw, skewer) and wind until your wick is taut and centered atop your jar. Carefully pour your liquefied shortening into your heat resistant jar, keeping your wick centered. Allow your candle to cool for approximately 5 hours at room temperature, or approximately 35 minutes in the refrigerator. Remove the hook (pencil, straw or skewer) and trim to approximately 1/4″ above your candle. It is recommended to trim your candlewick after each use.
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SIMPLY PAMPERED BASKET CROCHET PATTERN
- J hook (6.0mm) and K hook (6.5mm)
- Suggested Yarn worsted weight 100% cotton in 4-6 colors: Bernat Handicrafter Cotton, Lily Sugar’n Cream, Peaches & Creme
- Yarn needle
FINISHED SIZE: Approximately 7″ diameter, 5″ height
TENSION: Use a tight tension for a sturdy basket.
- BLO=back loop only
- hdc=half double crochet
- MR=magic ring
- sc=single crochet
- sl st=slip stitch
- YO=yarn over
HOW TO READ THIS PATTERN:
- Asterisks * * indicate repeating the instructions between the * the number of times indicated.
- Parentheses ( ) at the end of a round indicate the number of sts in that round.
- When a number precedes a st, you will complete that number of sts in the next st. Ex: 2sc means you will place two sc into the next st.
The entire basket is worked by holding two strands of yarn and working them as one. When working with 1 ball of yarn, use the center pull strand and the outside strand = 2 strands.
Four color gradient basket: A, B, C, D; A being the darkest color and D being the lightest. I used approximately three 3oz balls of A, two balls of D, and less than 1 ball of B and C. Color A is used for all rounds of the basket bottoms, R1/2 of attaching bottoms, and R1/2 of basket sides. Work the basket bottom, attach bottoms and the first two rounds of basket sides with A, next round is AB, next round is BB x3, next round is BC, next round is CC x3, next round is CD. DD is used for R1-4 of finishing your basket.
Rainbow gradient basket [colors – violet (V), blue (B), green (G), yellow (Y), orange (O), red (R)]: V, B, G, Y, O, R (reversed for the rainbow, so V is the base of your basket and R is your top color). I used approximately three 3oz balls of V and two balls of R, and less than 1 ball of B, G, Y and O. Color V is used for all rounds of the basket bottoms, R1/2 of attaching bottoms, and R1/2 of basket sides. Work the basket bottom, attach bottoms and the two side rounds with V, next round is VB, next round is BB, next round is BG, next round is GG, next round is GY, next round is YY, next round is YO, next round is OO, next round is OR. RR is used for R1-4 of finishing your basket.
Shape your basket so the turning R2 of attaching bottoms together and R1 of basket gradient sides head in an upward direction, by finger pressing those two rounds towards the center of your basket bottom, tugging, pulling and shaping with your fingers those two rounds “up”, effectively starting the shape of your basket sides.
BASKET BOTTOM: Using J Hook make two
R1: Start with a MR, ch1, sc 8 into the ring. Tighten the ring, join with sl st to 1st sc. (8)
R2: ch1, 2sc each stitch around. Join with sl st to 1st sc. (16)
R3: ch1, *sc 1 in next st, 2sc in next st*, repeat * around. Join with sl st to 1st sc. (24)
R4: ch1, *sc in each of the next two sts, 2sc in next st*, repeat * around. Join with sl st to 1st sc. (32)
R5: ch1, *sc in each of the next three sts, 2sc in next st*, repeat * around. Join with sl st to 1st sc. (40)
R6: ch1, *sc in each of the next four sts, 2sc in next st*, repeat * around. Join with sl st to 1st sc. (48)
R7: ch1, *sc in each of the next five sts, 2sc in next st*, repeat * around. Join with sl st to 1st sc. (56)
R8: ch1, *sc in each of the next six sts, 2sc in next st*, repeat * around. Join with sl st to 1st sc. Finish off and weave in ends. (64)
ATTACHING BOTTOMS TOGETHER: Using J Hook
R1: With wrong sides together, lining up stitches to match, attach yarn and working in BLO, sl st each st around. (64)
R2: ch1, working over R1, sc into each st around. Join with sl st to 1st sc. Do not finish off.(64)
BASKET GRADIENT SIDES: Using K Hook
R1: ch1, sc same st, *ch1,sk st, sc 1*, rep * around. Join with sl st to 1st sc. (64)
R2: Drop 1 strand of first color, pick up next color to start the gradient. sl st to ch1 space, ch1, sc same space. *Ch1, sc into ch1 space from previous R*, repeat * around. Join with sl st to 1st sc. (64)
R3: Drop 1 strand of color, pick up the second strand of color to make this row working two strands of same color. Sl st to ch1 space, ch1, sc into ch1 space, *ch1, sc into next ch1 space*, repeat * around. (64)
Repeat R2 and R3 through all colors for a total of 11 rounds (includes R1). You will end with a R2 – do not finish off.
FINISHING BASKET & HANDLES: Using K Hook
R1: sl st to ch1 sp, attach second strand of matching color, ch1, work 2sc into each ch1 space around. Join with sl st to 1st sc. (64)
R2: ch1, sc same st, sc in next 26 sts, ch7, sk 5 sts, sc 26, ch7, sk 5 sts, sc in next two sts. Join with sl st to 1st sc. (68)
R3: ch1, sc same st, sc in next 26 sts, work 8 hdc working over ch7 from R1, sc in next 26 sts, work 8 hdc working over ch7 from R1, sc in next two sts. Join with sc to 1st sc. (70)
R4: ch1, work 1 Rsc into each st around. Finish off, weave in tails. (70)
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