By Rebecca Langford
August 7, 2018
Hello Rebecca Langford,
I am following your video and pattern for the large mosaic basket. I think there is an error in both your video and printed pattern on round 4. You say the count should be SC in first stitch, 2 SC in next stitch, then SC in next stitch, then 2 SC in next – all around, giving a count of 24 stitches in round four. If you do it this way, you end of with 27 stitches, not 24 stitches. I think the correction should be – SC in the next 2 stitches, 2 SC in the next stitch, SC in the next 2 stitches – all around. Your current video and printed pattern for all three basket sizes has this error on round 4. In other words, it is currently saying to do the same sequence for round 4 as you did for round 3. I have been crocheting for many years and immediately noticed this error, but for the novice, this could cause alot of confusion as to why they didn’t end of with 24 stitches in round 4. Otherwise, I LOVE the look of this basket and the way in which you make it so the it is stiffened by the plastic canvas. How very clever!! I’m so excited to continue on with making these beautiful, innovative baskets! Thanks for sharing your knowledge and this pattern on youtube !
Hi Sue! Thanks for commenting, but it isn’t an error. Everything in the repeat needs to be repeated, and the repeat is:
(SC in next ST, 2SC in next ST, SC in next ST)
…which means that the repeated pattern will look like this:
SC in next ST, 2SC in next ST, SC in next ST, SC in next ST, 2SC in next ST, SC in next ST, SC in next ST, 2SC in next ST, SC in next ST (and so on).
Here it is with the parentheses:
(SC in next ST, 2SC in next ST, SC in next ST) (SC in next ST, 2SC in next ST, SC in next ST) (SC in next ST, 2SC in next ST, SC in next ST)
You’re overlooking the fact that there is a single SC both at the beginning of the repeated section AND at the end. If you follow the repeat as written, you’ll end up with 24 stitches. Every even row beginning with row 4 is written like this, and this is how we get the smooth circle base as opposed to a circle that starts to look like a hexagon.
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