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Size=18"
Crochet cotton size 10=350 yds ecru
Crochet hook size B/1
3" bird nest and bird
5 yds. 1/8" wide burgundy satin ribbon
24 burgundy silk rosettes
12 burgundy 12mm silk ribbon roses
1+1/3 yds 3mm pre strung pearl beads
Pepper grass
Paper towel cardboard tubes and 8" bowl  for shaping
Gauge=2 shell rnds=1"
SHELL: (sh) = 3 dc, ch 3, 3 dc in same indicated ch sp.
LOVE KNOT:(lk) = Draw up a long lp on hook to measure 1/4", yo, draw through lp, sc in back strand of long lp.

Top: Rnd 1: Ch 6, join to form a ring, ch 3 (first dc), 2 dc in ring, ch 2, [3 dc in ring, ch 2] 5 times, sl st to join in top of beg ch 3.
Rnd 2: Ch 3, dc in same st as beg ch 3, dc in next dc, 2 dc in next dc, ch2, [2 dc in next dc, dc in next dc, 2 dc in next dc, ch 2] rep around, sl st to join in top of beg ch 3.
Rnd 3: Working in back lps for this rnd only, ch 3, dc in next st, 1 dc, ch 3 and 1 dc in next st, dc in next 2 sts, ch 2, [dc in next 2 sts, 1 dc, ch 3 and 1 dc in next st, dc in next 2 sts, ch 2] rep around, sl st to join in top of beg ch 3.
Rnd 4: Sl st into ch 3 sp, ch 3 (first dc), 2 dc, ch 3, 3 dc in same ch 3 sp (beg sh) work lk, [sh in next ch 3 sp, work lk] rep around, join in top of beg ch 3.
Rnd 5: Beg sh, lk, sc in sc of lk of pervious rnd, lk, [sh in sh, lk, sc in sc of lk of previous rnd, lk] rep around, sl st to join in top of beg ch 3.
Rnd 6: Beg sh, lk, [sc in sc of lk of previous rnd, lk] rep across to within next sh, *sh in sh, lk, [sc in sc of lk of previous rnd, lk] rep across to within next sh, rep from * around, sl st to join in top of beg ch 3.
Rnds 7-9: Rep Rnd 6. (Rnd 9 will have 6 love knots between each shell).
Rnd 10: Sl st into ch 3 sp of sh, ch 3, 2 dc, ch 3, 3 dc, ch 3, 3 dc all in same ch 3 sp, *sk 1 lk, [lk in next lk] 4 times, sk 1 lk, lk, 3 dc, ch 3, 3 dc, ch 3 and 3 dc in next ch 3 sp of sh, rep from *around, ending with 5 lk, join.
Point Finishing: Row 11: Sl st into ch 3 sp, turn, beg sh in same ch 3sp, sk 1 lk, [lk in next lk] 3 times, sk 1 lk, work 1 lk, sh in sh, ch 1, turn.
Row 12: Sl st into ch 3 sp, beg sh in same ch 3 sp, sk 1 lk, [lk in next lk] twice, sk 1 lk, work lk, sh in sh, ch 1, turn.
Row 13: Sl st into ch 3 sp, beg sh in same ch 3 sp, sk 1 lk, lk in next lk, sk 1 lk, work 1 lk, sh in sh, ch 1, turn.
Row 14: Sl st into ch 3 sp, beg sh in same ch 3 sp, lk, sh in sh, ch 1, turn.
Row 15: Sl st into ch 3 sp, beg sh in same ch 3 sp, ch 2, sh in sh, ch 1, turn.
Row 16: Sl st into ch 3 sp, beg sh in same ch 3 sp, sh in next sh, fasten off.
Attach Ecru in next free ch 3 sp of Rnd 10, rep in same manner as Rows 11-16. Rep until a total of 6 points of top are completed.
Top Ruffle: Rnd 1: Working in rem free lps of Rnd 2, attach Ecru cotton, ch 6, 1 dc in 3rd ch of ch 6, 1 dc in same lp, *dc in next free lp, ch 3, 1 dc in top of dc just made, dc in same lp, rep around, join, fasten off.
Bottom Ruffle: Rnd 1: Attach Ecru cotton to ch 3 sp of shell, ch 6, dc in 3rd ch of ch 6, dc in same ch 3 sp, *1 dc, ch 3, 1 dc in top of dc, dc in same lp, rep from * in next 3 dc, down side of dc in each dc of next shell around entire outer edge, join, fasten off.
Baskets: (make 6): Rnd 1: With Ecru cotton, ch 4, 19 dc in 4th ch from hook, sl st to join in top of beg ch. (20).
Rnd 2: Working in back lps for this rnd only, ch 3, dc in each dc around, sl st to join in top of beg ch 3.
Rnd 3: ch 5, sk 1 dc, [dc in next dc, ch 2, sk 1 dc] rep around, sl st to join in 3rd ch of beg ch 5.
Rnd 4: Ch 1, lk in each dc and each ch 2 sp around, join.
Rnds 5-6: Lk in each lk around, join.
Rnd 7: Ch 6, dc in 3rd ch of ch 6, dc in same sp as beg ch 6, [1 dc, ch 3, dc in 3rd ch, dc in same sp as first dc] rep in each lk around, join, fasten off.
Handles: (make 6):Lk for 4 + 1/2", ch 3, dc in sc of lk, 1/2 lk, dc in sc of each lk, ch 3, sl st to beg, fasten off.
Finishing: Cover bowl and  cardboard tubes with plastic wrap. Saturate top with fabric stiffener, shaping over bowl, pin points to pinning board. Saturate baskets and handles and place over cardboard tubes. Cut a 30" length of ribbon and glue to ends at bottom of bird nest and up opposite sides. Find centre of ribbon, tie doubled ribbon in a knot 4" down from top, insert ribbon from inside out through Rnd 1 of Top, and glue to secure. Glue greens and 1 silk rose between Rows 14 and 15  of each point of top. Cut 3 lengths of ribbon each 9" and tie into a bow. Glue bows evenly spaced at base of top ruffle. Weave a length of ribbon through Rnd 3 of basket, glue a ribbon rose at each side of basket over Rnd 3. Weave though handle the glue to inside edges of basket. Glue silk roses and pepper grass inside basket. Cut 2 lengths of ribbon each 6", fold into a bow, glue 1 bow to each side of basket in line with handle. Cut beads (1 length each) of 3,5,7,9,11,13". Glue 1 bead length to centre top of each basket handle. Glue opposite end of each bead length between each point of sections, gluing end bead to Rnd 10.