DROPS Extra / 0-1332

Holiday Project by DROPS Design

Knitted and felted basket with multi-coloured star pattern in DROPS Eskimo. Theme: Christmas

DROPS design: Pattern no ee-581
Yarn group E or C + C
Measurements before felting: Diameter: approx. 36 cm / 14 1/4'' Height: approx. 24 cm / 9½''
Measurements after felting: Diameter: approx. 23 cm / 9'' Height: approx. 14 cm / 5½''
DROPS ESKIMO from Garnstudio
150 g color no 01, off white
150 g color no 46, medium gray

DROPS DOUBLE POINTED NEEDLES and CIRCULAR NEEDLE (80 cm / 32'') size 8 mm / US 11 - or size needed to get 11 sts x 15 rows in stockinette st = 4'' x 4'' (10 x 10 cm) before felting.
After felting: approx. 13 sts x 25 rows = 4'' x 4'' (10 x 10 cm).

Have you knitted/crocheted this or any other of our designs? Tag your pictures in social media with #dropsdesign so we can see them!

Want to use a different yarn? Try our yarn converter!
Comments (7)

100% Wool
from 2.85 $ /50g
DROPS Eskimo uni colour DROPS Eskimo uni colour 2.85 $ /50g
Wool Warehouse Direct Ltd
DROPS Eskimo mix DROPS Eskimo mix 3.30 $ /50g
Wool Warehouse Direct Ltd
DROPS Eskimo print DROPS Eskimo print 3.60 $ /50g
Wool Warehouse Direct Ltd
DROPS Needles & Hooks
You can get the yarn to make this pattern from 19.95$. Read more.

Pattern instructions

NOTE: This pattern is written in American English. All measurements in charts are in cm. For conversion from inches to cm - click here. There are different terms for crocheting in American and British English. If this pattern includes crochet, click for "crochet terms" here. For this pattern in British English, please click here.
GARTER ST (worked in the round):
1 ridge = 2 rounds. * K 1 round and P 1 round *, repeat from *-*.

See diagram A.1. Work all sts in stockinette st.

Worked in the round.

Cast on 8 sts on double pointed needles size 8 mm / US 11 with medium gray.
ROUND 1: K all sts.
ROUND 2: * K 1, 1 YO *, repeat from *-*.
ROUND 3: K all sts - K the YOs twisted (i.e. work in the back loop of sts instead of front) to avoid holes (= 16 sts).
ROUND 4: * K 2, 1 YO *, repeat from *-*.
ROUND 5: As 3rd round (= 24 sts).
ROUND 6: * K 3, 1 YO *, repeat from *-*.
REMEMBER THE KNITTING GAUGE Repeat 5th and 6th round but on every inc there is 1 st more between inc (switch to circular needle when needed).
When there are 112 sts on needle, K 1 round while inc 13 sts evenly = 125 sts. The bottom is now done. P 1 round. Now measure the piece from here.
Work in stockinette st in the round until piece measures 4 cm / 1½''. Now work A.1 (= 25 sts) 5 times on round. When entire diagram has been worked vertically, work 2 ridges in GARTER ST - see explanation above, with off white. Loosely bind off - make sure that the bind-off edge is not too tight.

Place the basket in the washing machine with a detergent without enzymes and optical bleach. Wash hot at 40C/104F with normal spin but no pre-wash. After wash shape the basket to the right size while still wet and leave to dry flat. At subsequent wash, hand wash the basket as a regular wool garment.

This pattern has been corrected. .

Updated online: 22.12.2016
New yarn amount: DROPS ESKIMO from Garnstudio 200 g colour no 46, medium grey
Updated online: 12.01.2017
New chart A.1 added


All measurements in charts are in cm.

= medium grey
= off white

Dagmar 07.12.2018 - 13:22:

Hallihallo, ich habe versehentlich zu lang rund gestrickt und habe jetzt für den Boden zu viele Maschen auf der Nadel. Ich überlege nun, den Durchmesser um 25 Maschen zu erhöhen, um dann das Muster immer einmal mehr zu stricken. Können Sie mir sagen, ob die genannte Wollmenge trotzdem reichen würde, oder wieviel Wolle ich von jeder Farbe nachkaufen muss? Vielen Dank für Eure Antwort! Gruss Dagmar

DROPS Design 07.12.2018 kl. 14:39:

Liebe Dagmar, leider können wir nicht alle Anleitung nach jeder Anfrange kalkulieren nor anpassen. Nehmen Sie bitte Kontakt mit Ihrem DROPS Laden auf, gerne werden sie Ihnen weiterhelfen -auch telefonisch oder per E-mail. Viel Spaß beim stricken!

Marita 30.11.2018 - 00:43:

Hvor stor i diameter blir selve bunnen, når man har oppnådd 125m tilsammen på pinnen...? Jeg fikk den bare til å bli 26cm, men i mønsteret står d ca 36cm før toving 🙈. Ca hvor mange omganger blir det før oppnådd antall masker? Jeg gjør noe feil her, siden bunnen blir så knapp.. 🙈Og hva menes med: ...men for hver gang det økes, blir det 1 m mer mellom økningene...? Skal jeg øke noe ITILLEGG til kastene? Hilsen en fersking 🥴

DROPS Design 30.11.2018 kl. 08:48:

Hei Marita. Du øker 8 masker på hver omgang med øking, så du må strikke 13 økeomganger for å få 112 masker på pinnen. Siden annenhver omgang er uten øking har du strikket 26 omganger, 27 med den omgangen du øker de siset 13 maskene. Siden du strikker rundt vil det si 27 omganger fra midten og ut = 54 omganger tvers over hele. Med strikkefasthet på 15 rader i høyden = 10 cm blir dette 36 cm. Kan det være du ikke overholder strikkefastheten? Det er veldig viktig for at målene skal bli riktige. 1 maske mer mellom hvert kast betyr at du strikker: 6 omg: 3 rett, 1 kast. 8 omg:4 rett, 1 kast, 10 omg: 5 rett, 1 kast osv. God fornøyelse.

Nora 27.10.2017 - 08:46:

Thanks for reply! I ended up tumble drying it.....pretty good result now, but the pattern area did shrink more than plain knit. But the basket is beautiful and I will try again.....thanks Drops. Only discovered Drops this year....and am loving knitting and crocheting again, your yarns and patterns are the best!

Nora 26.10.2017 - 14:28:

My basket has not shrunk! It has felted a bit on the base but is all floppy......so disappointed. Made in Eskimo. Any help appreciated!

DROPS Design 26.10.2017 kl. 15:22:

Dear Nora, Eskimo is a great yarn for felting, make sure you followed all the steps for felting - see here and make sure you used a "normal" wash program. Your DROPS store will help you if you have any further questions. Happy knitting!

Barbara 12.12.2016 - 00:25:

Pur avendo seguito fedelmente le istruzioni, uno dei due colori, quello del fondo, non sarà sufficiente per finire la seconda parte del motivo. Dovró procurarmi il quarto gomitolo.

DROPS Design 12.12.2016 kl. 06:39:

Buongiorno Barbara. Trasmettiamo la sua osservazione al settore design. La ringraziamo e buon lavoro!

Aleksandra 10.12.2016 - 18:39:

Hi, I love this! Just making it. But there is a mistake in diag A1 5th row There is 4 grey 2 off white1 grey 1 off white1 grey 3 off white and it should be 4 grey 2 off white1 grey 1 off white 2 grey 2 off white.

DROPS Design 16.12.2016 kl. 23:45:

Dear Aleksandra, thank you for your comment. You are right. We will correct the diagram. Happy knitting!

Patty 06.12.2016 - 22:26:

I love the basket. Don't think I will get to it this year, but maybe next!

Post a comment to pattern DROPS Extra 0-1332

We would love to hear what you have to say about this pattern!

If you want to leave a question, please make sure you select the correct category in the form below, to speed up the answering process. Required fields are marked *.