Star Basket

Size 2" x 8" across
Materials : Size 10 bedspread weight thread - 200yds.
1 + 1/3yds ribbon - 1/4"wide.
Glass measuring 3" across bottom for form.
Steel crochet hook size 8.
Gauge : 7 dc = 1"; 7 dc rows = 2".
Basket: Rnd 1: Ch 5, sl st in first ch to form ring, ch3, 11 dc in ring, join with sl st in top of ch 3 (12 dc).
Rnd 2: Ch 3, dc in same st, 2 dc in each st around, join (24).
Rnd 3: Ch 3, 2 dc in next st, (dc in next st, 2 dc in next st) around, join (36).
Rnd 4: Ch 3, dc in next st, 2 dc in next st, (dc in each of next 2 sts, 2 dc in next st) around, join (48).
Rnd 5: Ch 3, dc in each of next 2 sts, 2 dc in next st, (dc in each of next 3 sts, 2 dc in next st) around, join (60).
Rnd 6: Ch 3, dc in next 4 sts, 2 dc in next st, (dc in next 5 sts, 2 dc in next st) around, join (70).
Rnd 7: Working this rnd in back lps only, ch 3, dc in next st, ch 3, skip next 2 sts, sc in next st, ch 3, skip next 2 sts, (dc in each of next 2 sts, ch 3, skip next 2 sts, sc in next st, ch 3, skip next 2 sts) around, join (20dc, 20ch sps, 10 sc).
Rnd 8: Ch 3, dc in next st, (ch 3, sc in next ch sp) 2 times, ch 3, *dc in each of next 2 dc, (ch 3, sc in next ch sp) 2 times, ch 3; repeat from * around, join.
Rnds 9 - 15: Ch 3, dc in next st, (ch 3, sc in next ch sp) across to next dc, ch 3 *dc in each of next 2 dc, (ch 3, sc in next ch sp) across to next dc, ch 3; repeat from * around, join.
NOTE : for Picot, ch 3, sl st in top of last st made.
Rnd 16: Ch 3, dc in next st, picot, (ch 3, sc in next ch sp) across to next dc, ch 3, *dc next 2 dc tog, picot, (ch 3, sc in next ch sp) across to next dc, ch 3; repeat from * around, join, fasten off.
Rnd 17: Working in front lps of rnd 6, with top of Basket facing you, join with sl st in any st, ch 3, dc in each st around, join, fasten off.
HANDLE : Row 1: Ch 5, sl st in first ch to form ring, ch 3, dc in ring, turn (2 dc).
Rows 2 - 40: Ch 5, dc in each of next 2 sts, turn. At end of last row, fasten off.
FINISHING : Turn glass upside down and apply fabric stiffener to crochet pieces, place Basket over glass; shape points as shown in photo as it dries. Lay Handle flat and let dry completely. Weave ribbon through ch 5 sps of Handle and glue to secure at other end. Glue Handle to each side of Basket. Cut remaining ribbon in half, tie in a bow and glue to each end of Handle.