Wednesday, 2 November 2011

Crochet a banana cosy pattern /Banana Basque for beginners


Taking inspiration from the apple cosies in Mollie Makes magazine, (and with tongue firmly in cheek) here is my pattern for crocheting a banana basque!  If you hate bruised bananas then this is the pattern for you – protect your banana whilst also making it look beautiful! 

Please bear with me on this pattern as I’m a novice at crochet and I’ve never written a crochet pattern before – I hope it makes some sense!

Row 1 – Chain 30

Round 2 – ch2, dc into 3rd ch from hook, dc into each stitch until the end of the row, 5dc into the end stitch, and then turn the row so you are working into the bottom of each chain. dc into each stitch until the end chain & 5dc into the end chain.  Slip stitch the round together.  This should surround the whole of your chain with double crochets.

Round 3 – ch2 *2dc into next stitch, dc into next 2 stitches* repeat from * to * until you reach the beginning of the round again. Slip stitch into beginning chain of round.

Round 4– ch3 & then 1tr into each stitch all the way round.  Slip stitch into beginning chain of round.

Rounds 5 & 6 ch 2 & then dc into each stitch, Slip stitch into beginning chain of round.

Round 7 – *ch 3, miss one stitch and slip stitch into next stitch. dc into next 5 stitches* Repeat until you have made 5 loops in total along the edge, dc into next 23 stitches  repeat* to * until you have 5 loops on the second side.  Dc around the end until you reach the start of the round.  Slip stitch together and cast off.

Thread ribbon through the loops you created with your chains, place your banana in its basque – and voila, a cheeky but cosy banana!!!



I’d love to know if anybody makes them – please feel free to let me know if I’ve written the pattern wrong – as I say its the first one I’ve made!

Enjoy your bananas.