Today I am reviewing a pattern from Annie’s Catalog. The pattern is called Triad Baskets. Crocheting baskets is fun and easy and I can’t wait to make these three stylish baskets. They are colorful and would be a great home decor piece that is both useful and pretty. I hope that this triad baskets crochet pattern review is helpful to you.
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ANNIE’S SIGNATURE DESIGNS: Triad Baskets Crochet Pattern
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Stitch Guide and How-to Videos
The text of the pattern is clear and very easy to read. If the user is confused at all or does not understand a stitch, there is a Stitch Guide online at Annie’s that has illustrated guides and how-to videos. Additionally, there is a stitch guide as part of the pattern that explains how to complete each stitch used in the pattern.
Pattern Title: ANNIE’S SIGNATURE DESIGNS: Triad Baskets Crochet Pattern
Designed by: Lena Skvagerson for Annie’s Signature Designs
I am a beginner pattern reader and writer and I do not profess to be an expert. Making a crochet basket is fun and I just love the look. It is a bit different working in rounds rather than rows. If you are like me, once you get the hang of it, you will want to make more.
Crochet Basket Patterns
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Easy Skill Level
The pattern shows the skill level as being on the easier skill level. Further, the pattern provides the overall finished sized for all three baskets. There are three separate patterns; one for each basket. Other information such as the materials, gauge, and pattern notes are included in the beginning of the pattern. I like that the specific skeins of yarn needed for each size are listed. Here is a little snippet of this information.
Note: the pattern noted that the colors were cinnamon and teal and to make all 3 baskets would require 4 skeins of the teal and 2 skeins of the cinnamon. I was worried that I would run out in the middle or not have enough skeins of each color to crochet with multiple strands all at once. Therefore, I purchased 6 skeins of each of the colors I planned on working with. I did not choose the same colors as shown in the picture, instead, I chose to use minty and soft white. You can see in the picture below the colors I chose.
Easy to Read Pattern
The text of the pattern is clear and very easy to read. The stitches used in these baskets are the single crochet, slip stitch, double crochet, half double crochet, chain, and the reverse single crochet. The reverse single crochet is one that I have not done before, so it is nice to have the stitch guide directions to help me figure it out. I have provided a sample of the stitch guide below for you to see the detail included.
Making the First of the Triad Baskets
The first pattern is the large basket with the two handles. I have started to make this pattern already. Four strands are yarn are held together to create a sturdier basket. I am putting a little mark next to each round as I go because I tend to have a hard time remembering what round I am on-it is harder for me to track than rows.
I had to use a size N crochet hook because the J hook that was recommended in the pattern kept not picking up a strand or two of yarn and I was done with that rather quickly. I pulled out the stitches a few times and had to redo when I noticed a stray strand of yarn. When I started over and used the N crochet hook, those problems went away. This was just my experience, you may have a different one.
Working with Multiple Strands of Yarn
I had a difficult time at first with the yarn getting tangled or not being the same tension as I was crocheting. Therefore, I put the yarn on end and was able to easily pull the 4 strands of yarn off relatively evenly with no tangles. Here is a picture showing how I had then set on the couch next to me. (you can see the pattern tucked behind the yarn for easy reference too). Coffee was to the right of me 😉
Bottom of Large Basket with Two Handles
Very easy pattern to work. Once I figured out the crochet hook size and how to unwind the yarn, it was a fun pattern to start. I can’t wait to get all three made. I think that these baskets will look lovely when they are done.
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