Tiny Dots Bucket | Back to School Crochet Collection

I couldn’t forget the teachers this week! These cute little buckets will hold any school supply.

A cute little bucket to hold whatever you can dream up! These make the perfect teacher gift. Mrs. Smith can put her paper clips, rubber bands, or special treats in this bowl. You only need tiny bits of your leftover dishcloth cotton to crochet this beauty. The color possibilities are endless!

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My life’s work is to be as organized and efficient as possible. This is especially true at work, but I still want my area to look pretty. This tiny basket is contemporary and functional. I’ve got paper clips in one now since I’m constantly grabbing them.

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A simple basket alongside a gift card or box of colorful paperclips is the perfect gift for a teacher. You know you want to get on their good side at the beginning of the year! My suggestion is the last day of the first week of school… your child’s teacher will be mentally and physically exhausted- but they will remember such a kind gesture.

The pattern is below with a full picture tutorial. Remember, you can find a printable one-page PDF of the pattern in my Ravelry store here. Each pattern this week is just $1!

Additionally, you can now purchase the full collection {all five patterns} for $3.


MATERIALS:

~ 11-13 grams of worsted weight cotton in Color 1

~ 4-6 grams of worsted weight cotton in Color 2

~ 2-3 grams of worsted weight cotton in Color 3

~ 4.0mm (G) crochet hook

GAUGE: 3.5 single crochets in the round to 1 inch. Gauge is not super important, but please make sure you are close so that you do not run out of yarn!

FINISHED SIZE: 3” in diameter, 2” tall

Use the hashtags #backtoschoolcrochet and #knittynattydesigns to tag your photos on Instagram!


Pattern:

Weigh your yarn to make sure you have enough for the Tiny Dots Bucket.

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With Color 1, begin with a magic circle.

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Rnd 1: Ch 1, sc 6 into circle. Cinch the magic circle. Join with a sl st to first sc. – 6 sc

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Rnd 2: Ch 1, sc inc in each sc around. {That’s two sc in each sc!} Join with a sl st to first sc. – 12 sc

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Rnd 3: Ch 1, *sc 1, sc inc; repeat from * around. Join with sl st to first sc. – 18 sc

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Rnd 4: Ch 1, *sc 2, sc inc; repeat from * around. Join with sl st to first sc. – 24 sc

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Rnd 5: Ch 1, *sc 3, sc inc; repeat from * around. Join with sl st to first sc. – 30 sc

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Rnd 6: Ch 1, *sc 4, sc inc; repeat from * around. Join with sl st to first sc. – 36 sc You can see how hexagonal it is now!

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Work round 7 only through the back loops.

Rnd 7: Ch 1, *sc 4 tbl, sc dec tbl; repeat from * around. Join with sl st to first sc. – 30 sc

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Rnd 8: Ch 1, sc in each sc around. Join with sl st to first sc. – 30 sc

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Join Color 2. DO NOT CUT Color 1.

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Rnds 9-11: Ch 1, sc in each sc around. Join with sl st to first sc. – 30 sc

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Join Color 1, carrying loosely inside bucket. Cut Color 2.

Rnd 12: Ch 1, sc in each sc around. Join with sl st to first sc. – 30 sc.

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Join Color 3. DO NOT CUT Color 1.

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Rnd 13: Ch 1, sc in first sc, ch 1, sk 1, *sc in next sc, ch 1, sk 1 sc; repeat from * around. Join with a sl st to first sc. – 30 sc 

Join Color 1, carrying loosely inside bucket. Cut Color 3.

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Rnd 14: Ch 2, sk 1 sc, *hdc in skipped sc one row below, ch 1, sk 1 sc; repeat from * to last skipped sc. Hdc in last skipped sc one row below, ch 1.

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Join with  sl st to 2nd ch of beginning ch-2.

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Celebrate your teachers!

One-page printable PDF available here. Five-pattern bundle here!


Check back tomorrow for the first pattern in the Back to School Crochet Collection!

Love in stitches,

Knitty Natty

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