DROPS Cotton Light
DROPS Cotton Light
50% Cotton, 50% Polyester
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Breakfast Treats

Crochet basket with colored pattern for Christmas. The piece is worked in 2 strands DROPS Cotton Light.

DROPS Extra 0-1410
DROPS Design: Pattern no cl-083
Yarn group B + B
Measurements: Diameter: approx. 18 cm / 7". Height: approx. 9 cm / 3½".
DROPS COTTON LIGHT from Garnstudio (belongs to yarn group B)
100 g color 01, off white
50 g color 17, dark red
50 g color 32, red
50 g color 21, light beige
50 g color 28, yellow

The piece can also be crocheted with yarn from:
"Alternative yarn (Yarn group B)" – see link below.

DROPS CROCHET HOOK SIZE 5 MM / H/8 – or the size needed to get 15 single crochets and 16 rows with 2 strands on 10 cm / 4" in width and 10 cm / 4" in height.


Alternative Yarn – See how to change yarns here
Yarn Groups A to F – Use the same pattern and change the yarn here
Yarn usage using an alternative yarn – Use our yarn converter here


DROPS Cotton Light
DROPS Cotton Light
50% Cotton, 50% Polyester
from 1.80 $ /50g
Get the yarn to make this pattern from 10.80$.

The yarn cost is calculated from the pattern’s smallest size and the yarn’s cheapest product type. Looking for an even better price? You might find it on the DROPS Deals!

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.

The first single crochets at the beginning of each round are replaced by 1 chain stitch, the round ends with 1 slip stitch in this chain stitch.
This is not described for each round in the text, but each round starts and ends in this way.

See diagrams A.1 and A.2. The diagrams show the colors in the pattern. 1 square = 1 single crochet.

When changing color, work as follows: Work the last single crochet with the first color, but wait with the last pull through, change to next color and work the last pull through with the new color, then work the next single crochet.
When working with 2 colors, lay the strand of the color you are not working with over the stitches from the previous round and work around the strand so that it is hidden and also taken forward.

Use the strand from both the inside and outside of the ball. When changing balls, it is a good idea not to change both strands at the same time - this avoids the strand change being too thick.

The basket is worked in the round from middle of bottom and upwards. The whole basket is worked with 2 strands of each color.

Work 4 chain stitches with hook size 5 mm / H/8 and 2 strands dark red and form them to a ring with 1 slip stitch in first chain stitch. Read CROCHET INFO, COLOR CHANGE and DOUBLE STRAND TIP!
Work A.1 in the round as follows (= 6 repeats of A.1 on the round).
ROUND 1: Work 6 single crochets around the ring (this is the first row in A.1).
ROUND 2: Work 2 single crochets in each single crochet = 12 single crochets.
ROUND 3: Work * 1 single crochet in the first single crochet, 2 single crochets in next single crochet *, work from *-* to end of round = 18 single crochets. REMEMBER THE CROCHET GAUGE!
ROUND 4: Work * 1 single crochet in each of the 2 first/next single crochets, 2 single crochets in next single crochet *, work from *-* to end of round = 24 single crochets.
Continue to work single crochets in the round according to A.1 in this way by increasing 6 single crochets every round, i.e. each round work 1 more single crochet between each increase. When A.1 has been completed, there are 84 stitches on the round. Now work the sides of the basket as described below (do not cut strand).

Continue working in the round, but now work A.2 in the round without increasing (= 14 repeats of 6 stitches). When A.2 is finished, cut and fasten the strands.

Work an edge around top of basket with lobster stitch and 2 strands dark red (lobster stitch = work single crochets from left to right). Cut and fasten the strand.


All measurements in charts are in cm.

symbols = red
symbols = dark red
symbols = light beige
symbols = off white
symbols = yellow
Do you have a question? See a list of frequently asked questions (FAQ)

Knitting tension is what determines the final measurements of your work, and is usually measured per 10 x 10 cm. It is provided like so: number of stitches in width x number of rows in height - eg: 19 stitches x 26 rows = 10 x 10 cm.

The knitting tension is very individual; some people knit/crochet loosely while others work tightly. You adjust the knitting tension with the needle size, which is why the suggested needle size only serve as a guide! You need to adjust this (up or down) to ensure that YOUR knitting tension matches the knitting tension provided in the pattern. If you work with a different knitting tension than provided you will have a different yarn consumption, and your work will have different measurements than what the pattern suggests.

The knitting tension also determines which yarns can replace each other. As long as you achieve the same knitting tension you can replace one yarn with another.

See DROPS lesson: How to measure your tension/gauge

See DROPS video: How to make a gauge tension swatch

The required amount of yarn is provided in grams, eg: 450 g. To calculate how many balls you’ll need you first need to know how many grams are in 1 ball (25g, 50g or 100g). This information is available if you click on the individual yarn quality on our pages. Divide the amount required with the amount of each ball. For example, if each ball is 50g (the most common amount), the calculation will be as follows: 450 / 50 = 9 balls.

The important thing when changing from one yarn to another is that the knitting/crochet tension remains the same. This is so that the measurements of the finished piece will be the same as on the sketch provided. It is easier to achieve the same knitting tension using yarns from the same yarn group. It is also possible to work with multiple strands of a thinner yarn to achieve the knitting tension of a thicker one. Please try our yarn converter. We recommend you to always work a test swatch.

Please NOTE: when changing yarn the garment might have a different look and feel to the garment in the photo, due to individual properties and qualities of each yarn.

See DROPS lesson: Can I use a different yarn than the one mentioned in the pattern?

All our yarns are categorised into yarn groups (from A to F) according to thickness and knitting tension – group A contains the thinnest yarns and group F the thickest. This makes it easier for you to find alternative yarns to our patterns, should you wish to switch yarn. All yarns within the same group have a similar knitting tension and can easily replace each other. However, different yarn qualities have different structures and properties which will give the finished work a unique look and feel.

Click here for an overview of the yarns in each yarn group

At the top of all our patterns you’ll find a link to our yarn converter, which is a helpful tool should you wish to use a different yarn than suggested. By filling in the yarn quality you wish to replace, the amount (in your size) and number of strands, the converter will present good alternative yarns with the same knitting tension. Additionally it will tell you how much you’ll require in the new qualities and whether you’ll need to work with multiple strands. Most skeins are 50g (some are 25g or 100g).

If the pattern is worked with multiple colours, every colour will have to be converted separately. Similarly, if the pattern is worked with several strands of different yarns (for example 1 strand Alpaca and 1 strand Kid-Silk) you will have to find alternatives for each, individually.

Click here to see our yarn converter

Since different yarns have different qualities and textures we have chosen to keep the original yarn in our patterns. However, you can easily find options among our available qualities by using our yarn converter, or simply pick a yarn from the same yarn group.

It is possible that some retailers still have discontinued yarns in stock, or that someone has a few skeins at home that they would like to find patterns for.

The yarn converter will provide both alternative yarn as well as required amount in the new quality.

If you think it's hard to decide what size to make, it can be a good idea to measure a garment you own already and like the size of. Then you can pick the size by comparing those measures with the ones available in the pattern's size chart.

You'll find the size chart at the bottom of the pattern.

See DROPS lesson: How to read size chart

The needle size provided in the pattern serves only as a guide, the important thing is to follow the knitting tension. And since knitting tension is very individual, you will have to adjust the needle size to ensure that YOUR tension is the same as in the pattern – maybe you’ll have to adjust 1, or even 2 needle sizes, up or down to achieve the correct tension. For this, we recommend that you work test swatches.

Should you work with a different knitting tension than the one provided, the measurements of the finished garment might deviate from the measurement sketch.

See DROPS lesson: How to measure your tension/gauge

See DROPS video: How to make a gauge tension swatch

Working a garment top-down provides more flexibility and room for personal adjustment. For example it is easier to try the garment on while working, as well as making adjustments to length of yoke and shoulder caps.

The instructions are carefully explaining every step, in the correct order. Diagrams are adjusted to the knitting direction and are worked as usual.

The diagram depicts all rows/rounds, and every stitch seen from the right side. It is read from bottom to top, from right to left. 1 square = 1 stitch.

When working back and forth, every other row is worked from the right side and every other row is worked from the wrong side. When working from the wrong side, the diagram will have to be worked reversed: from left to right, knit stitches are purled, purl stitches are knit etc.

When working in the round every round is worked from the right side and the diagram are worked from right to left on all rounds.

See DROPS lesson: How to read knitting diagrams

The diagram depicts all rows/rounds, and every stitch seen from the right side. It is worked from bottom to top, from right to left.

When working back and forth every other row is worked from the right side: from right to left and every other row is worked from the wrong side: from left to right.

When working in the round, every row in the diagram are worked from the right side, from right to left.

When working a circular diagram you start in the middle and work your way outwards, counter clockwise, row by row.

The rows usually start with a given number of chain stitches (equivalent to the height of the following stitch), this will either be depicted in the diagram or explained in the pattern.

See DROPS lesson: How to read crochet diagrams

Instructions for working several diagrams after each other on the same row/round, will often be written like so: “work A.1, A.2, A.3 a total of 0-0-2-3-4 times". This means you work A.1 once, then A.2 is worked once, and A.3 is repeated (in width) the number of times provided for your size – in this case like so: S = 0 times, M = 0 times, L=2 times, XL= 3 times and XXL = 4 times.

The diagrams are worked as usual: begin with the first row in A.1, then work the first row in A.2 etc.

See DROPS lesson: How to read knitting diagrams

See DROPS lesson: How to read crochet diagrams

The total width of the garment (from wrist-to-wrist) will be larger in the larger sizes, despite the actual sleeves being shorter. The larger sizes have longer sleeve caps and wider shoulders, so there will be a good fit in all sizes.

The measurement sketch/schematic drawing provides information regarding the full length of the garment. If it’s a jumper or a jacket the length is measured from the highest point on the shoulder (usually closest to the neckline), and straight down to the bottom of the garment. It is NOT measured from the tip of shoulder. Similarly, the length of yoke is measured from the highest point on the shoulder and down to where yoke is split into body and sleeves.

See DROPS lesson: How to read a schematic drawing

Diagrams are often repeated on the round or in height. 1 repeat is the diagram the way it appears in the pattern. If it says to work 5 repeats of A.1 in the round, then you work A.1 a total of 5 times after/next to each other in the round. If it says to work 2 repeats of A.1 vertically/in height you work the entire diagram once, then begin again at the start and work the entire diagram one more time.

Chain stitches are slightly narrower than other stitches and to avoid working the cast-on edge too tight, we simply chain more stitches to begin with. The stitch count will be adjusted on the following row to fit the pattern and measurement sketch.

The rib edge is more elastic and will contract slightly compared to, for example, stocking stitch. By increasing before the rib edge, you avoid a visible difference in width between the rib edge and the rest of the body.

It’s very easy to cast off too tightly, and by making yarn overs while casting off (and simultaneously casting these off) you avoid a too tight cast off edge.

See DROPS video: How to bind off with yarn overs (yo)

To achieve an even increase (or decrease) you can increase on, for example: every 3rd and 4th row alternately, like so: work 2 rows and increase on the 3rd row, work 3 rows and increase on the 4th. Repeat this until the increase is complete.

See DROPS lesson: Increase or decrease 1 st on every 3rd and 4th row alternately

Should you prefer to work in the round instead of back and forth, you may of course adjust the pattern. You’ll need to add steeks mid-front (usually 5 stitches), and follow the instructions. When you would normally turn and work from the wrong side, simply work across the steek and continue in the round. At the end you’ll cut the piece open, pick up stitches to work bands, and cover the cut edges.

See DROPS video: How to knit steeks and cut open

Should you prefer to work back and forth instead of in the round, you may of course adjust the pattern so you work the pieces separately and then assemble them at the end. Divide the stitches for the body in 2, add 1 edge stitch in each side (for sewing) and work the front and back pieces separately.

See DROPS lesson: Can I adapt a pattern for circular needles into straight needles?

Pattern repeats can vary slightly in the different sizes, in order to get the correct proportions. If you’re not working the exact same size as the garment in the photo, yours might deviate slightly. This has been carefully developed and adjusted so that the complete impression of the garment is the same in all sizes.

Make sure to follow instructions and diagrams for your size!

If you have found a pattern you like which is available in women’s size it’s not very difficult to convert it to men’s size. The biggest difference will be the length of sleeves and body. Start working on the women size that you think would fit across the chest. The additional length will be worked right before you cast off for the armhole/sleeve cap. If the pattern is worked top-down you can add the length right after the armhole or before the first decrease on sleeve.

Regarding additional yarn amount, this will depend on how much length you add, but it is better with a skein too many than too few.

All yarns will have excess fibres (from production) that might come off as lint or shedding. Brushed yarns (ie hairier yarns) have more of these loose, excess fibres, causing more shedding.

Shedding also depends on what is worn under or over the garment, and whether this pulls at the yarn fibres. It’s therefore not possible to guarantee that there will be no shedding

Below are some tips on how to get the best result when working with hairier yarns:

1. When the garment is finished (before you wash it) shake it vigorously so the looser hairs come off. NOTE: do NOT use a lint roller, brush or any method that pulls at the yarn.

2. Place the garment in a plastic bag and put it in your freezer - the temperature will cause the fibres to become less attached to each other, and excess fibres will come off easier.

3. Leave in the freezer for a few hours before taking it out and shaking it again.

4. Wash the garment according to the instructions on the yarn label.

Pilling is a natural process that happens to even the most exclusive of fibers. It's a natural sign of wear and tear that is hard to avoid, and that is most visible in high friction areas of your garment like a sweater's arms and cuffs.

You can make your garment look as new by removing the pilling, using a fabric comb or a pill/lint remover.

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Comments / Questions (5)

country flag Trine wrote:

Jeg har meget svært ved at komme igang med kurven allerede efter 1. OMG. Jeg forstår ikke hvordan man tæller luftmasken i starten med og hvordan man i 2. OMG skifter farve ? Er det allerede efter luftmasken?

21.01.2023 - 14:50

DROPS Design answered:

Hei Trine. Ta en titt på instruksjonsvideoene som er lagt til denne oppskriften, og husk å lese HEKLEINFO og FARGEBYTTE i oppskriften, da vil det blir lettere å forstå. mvh DROPS Design

23.01.2023 - 11:58

country flag Thea Hagesen wrote:

Skal jeg hækle med dobbelt tråd hele vejen, eller er det kun i starten når jeg laver ringen?

16.11.2022 - 16:05

DROPS Design answered:

Hej Thea, hele arbejdet hækle med dobbelt tråd :)

17.11.2022 - 13:37

country flag Rikke wrote:

Jeg prøver igen.... Jeg går kold allerede 3.OMGANG: Hækl * 1 fastmaske i første fastmaske, 2 fastmasker i næste fastmaske *, hækl fra *-* omgangen rundt = 18 fastmasker. Jeg kan ikke finde ud hvornår jeg skal tage ud! Jeg har lige nu 12 masker, 2 hvide og 2 røde x3. Jeg starter med rød, og så skal jeg have 2 hvide, og hvornår tager jeg så ud? Jeg kan ikke få det til at passe med mønsteret! Håber I kan hjælpe.

11.11.2022 - 14:24

country flag Rikke wrote:

Hvorfor får jeg denne besked? Jeg har ALDRIG skrevet før!!! Sorry! You are either a spammer or have made too many comments in a short period of time. Please try again later!

11.11.2022 - 14:21

country flag Stefani Wolman wrote:

Sehr geehrte Damen und Herren, Es ist mir nach der 4. Reihe leider nicht mehr möglich der Anleitung zu folgen. Ich müsste bitte ganz genau wissen wieviele Maschen ich pro Reihe zunehmen muß. Ich lese das nämlich so, das ich wie in Reihe 4 weiter zunehmen soll. So funktioniert es aber leider nicht. Außerdem müsste ich wissen, ob die Kettmasche als Masche dazuzählt. Vielen Dank Mit freundlichen Grüßen Kuwaldt

08.11.2020 - 08:03

DROPS Design answered:

Liebe Frau Wolman, A.1 wird insgesamt 6 Mal in Runden gehäkelt - 1 Masche wird in jedem A.1 in jeder Reihe zugenommen = 6 Maschen werden in jeder Reihe in A.1 gehäkelt, dh die letzte Masche in jedem Diagram einfach verdoppeln (= nach Reihe 5 haben Sie 5 M in jedem A.1, nach Reihe 6 haben Sie 6 M in jedem A.1, usw, bei 14. Reihe haben Sie 14 Maschen in jedem A.1). Viel Spaß beim häkeln!

09.11.2020 - 10:49