Sunday, 11 September 2016

A Rockin' Weekend and Bathroom Basket Crochet Pattern

Well I had a truly amazing time this weekend! So good in fact I'm going to tell you all about it... it began with Thai from the best dang little thai house in texas down the road from my house (winning) and watching season 6 of Sabrina. The following morning my cousin came over and we got retro-d up with pin up hair and makeup while making each other laugh over stupid things then we shimmied over to Retro Fest!
We had a blast checking out the market stalls and picked up some cute bows and a swingin' pink petticoat for my dress. Next was lunch at Hog's Breath for burgers and milkshakes (just to carry on with the theme of the day of course!) after a mad dash in the rain, then it was shopping at BookFace and Rainbow's Edge, then we ended our day with coffee (and an unfortunate run in with a terrible human being, but we won't give her the energy she doesn't deserve). Fabulous day had by all. Saturday night I stayed in watching Rake while doing a bit of housework and added a few rows to my latest upcoming pattern in progress. This morning I was up and at 'em early to join my girlfriends at Zebu for an AMAZEBALLS all you can eat buffet breakfast. I don't think I've ever had such delish scrambled eggs, mushies or roasted tomatoes. Honestly it was just perfect. After that we all headed over to Westport Park to have a gander at the Vintage Car Show and boy oh boy were there some stunning sets of wheels there! Phwoar... I know absolutely squat about cars but I do love the look of those babies. We all had a sno cone under a tree and just chilled out by the water chatting, playing with the kids and watching some very daring parachuters land before an applauding crowd. I arrived home this afternoon to much on some pizza and watch some more Rake while finishing up my two patterns... now here I am at about 3.30pm typing away on my blog contemplating grabbing a coffee from the kitchen and excited about having my baby boys back in a couple of hours time. 

What did you get up to this weekend? I hope it was rocking and smashing and relaxing and everything you wanted it to be! 

This pattern is one that I've made for myself before but with a little prompting from my deck of Crazy Sexy Love Notes and a card that encourage me to share my creativity I thought I'd get it out of my head and into the blogosphere for anyone else who may want to have a crack at it. Having makeup spread all over the place on Saturday morning kinda made me face the fact that my previous basket wasn't quite big enough so I'd planned on making a new one anyway. 

So if your makeup, or whatever you want to keep in one place, is as unruly and messy as mine, I bring you the Bathroom Basket! 

Bathroom Basket Pattern ~ By Of Crochet and Life 

Using 2 strands of worsted weight yarn held together and a 6.5mm hook

Join at the end of each row
Beginning chains do not as a stitch

Round 1 MC Ch 1, hdc 11 into ring. Join with a sl st
Round 2 Ch 1, 2  hdc in each st around.
Round 3 Ch 1, 1 hdc in same st, *2hdc in next, 1hdc in next*.
Round 4 Ch 1, 1 hdc in same st, 1 in next *2 hdc in next, 1 hdc in next 2 sts*
Round 5 Ch 1, Ch 1, 1 hdc in same st, *1hdc in next 2 sts, 2hdc in next*
Round 6 Ch 1, turn, in FLO 1 sc in each st around.
Round 7 Ch 1, turn, 1 hdc in each st around
Round 8 Ch1, sc in each st around
Round 9 Ch 1, sc in each st around
Round 10 Ch 1, sl st in each st around
Round 11 Ch 1, sc around sl sts and into round 9.
Round 12 Ch 1, 1 hdc in each st around
Round 13 Ch 1, sc in each st around
Round 14 Ch 1, sl st in each st around
Round 15 Ch 1, sc over sl sts into round 13

Round 16 Ch 10, sk 6, sc in 7th st, sc in next 14, ch 10, sk 6, sc in 20th st, sc in next 14 sts joining with a sc to beginning st.  
Sc into ch space, sc another 9 times into ch space, joining with a sc on either side of handle. Sl st around to next ch space, sc 10 into space, sl st to sc on other side of handle. Tie off. Sew in ends, fill basket with stuff! 
Did I mention I bought myself flowers this week? Because I felt I should appreciate myself more. AND I have a date booked for my first tattoo!! That's been on my '100 Things' to do list all year and I'm stoked that I'm finally making it happen. 

Enjoy, my fabulous readers! I have another pattern very nearly ready to publish which I just know you quirky-stuff-fans are going to love. Just you wait! *wink* 

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