Today I’ll be showing how to make this Crochet Girl with a Basket of Flowers pattern. Once finished the appliqué will look like this.

Finished crochet girl with basket group portrait

If you would like to follow along with the video tutorial it’s available at Girl with a Basket of Flowers Crochet Tutorial.

If you would like to download the pattern it’s available for $1 on ravelry at Girl with a Basket of Flowers.

This pattern will be using US terminology. If you would like to get the UK version go to Girl with a Basket of Flowers Crochet Pattern (UK Version).

I’ve also made a crochet boy with a fishing rod to go with the girl.

Finished crochet boy with a fishing rod landscape

Girl with basket of flowers Crochet Pattern

Abbreviations

  • st – stitch
  • sts – stitches
  • ch – chain
  • sl st – slip stitch
  • sc – single crochet
  • hdc – half double crochet
  • dc – double crochet
  • tr – treble crochet
  • dtr – double treble crochet

Materials Used

  • A main and contrast colour of cotton or wool for the dress and apron.
  • Small amounts of cotton or wool for the hat, basket, hand, flowers, leaves and hair.
  • Crochet hook.
  • Scissors.
  • Thread and sewing needle to sew together.
  • Sewing needle.
  • Darning needle to weave in ends.
  • Beads if desired for centre of flowers and a needle that will fit through bead.
  • Thin ribbon if desired to tie the hair.

 

Dress

6 ch.

Row 1:  Miss 1st ch and work 1 sc in each st to end.  Turn.
Rows 2-5:  1 ch, work 1 sc in each st to end.  Turn.
Row 6:  1 ch, 1 dec. sc over 1st 2 sts, 1 sc, 1 dec sc over last 2 sts.  Turn.
Rows 7-8:  1 ch, 1 sc in each of 3 sts.  Turn.
Row 9:  1 ch, 1 sc in each of 3 sts.  Fasten off.

Crochet girl with basket bodice

Skirt

Join cotton to back of 1st ch at bottom of bodice.

Crochet girl with basket bodice joining skirt

Row 1:  2 ch, work 2 hdc in same place as ch, work 1 hdc in each st to last st, work 3 hdc in last st.  Turn.
Rows 2-7:  2 ch, work 2 hdc in same place as ch, work 1 hdc in each st to last st, work 2 hdc in last st.  Turn.
Rows 8-11:  2 ch, work 1 hdc in same place as ch, work 1 hdc in each st to last st, work 2 hdc in last st.  Turn.
Row 12:  2 ch, work 1 hdc in same place as ch, work 1 hdc in each st to end.  Turn.
Row 13:  2 ch, 1 joined hdc over 1st 2 sts, work 1 hdc in each st to last 2 sts. 1 Joined hdc over last 2 sts.  Turn.
Row 14:  2 ch, 2 joined hdcs over next 4 sts, 1 hdc in each st to last 2 sts, 1 joined hdc over last 2 sts.
Row 15:  2 ch, 1 joined hdc over 1st 2 sts, work 1 hdc in each st to last 2 sts. 1 Joined hdc over last 2 sts.  Turn.
Row 16:  2 ch, work a joined hdc over the next 2 sts, 2 hdc in each of next 2 sts, 1 sc in each of next 2 sts, 2 hdc in following st, 1 hdc in next st, work 2 dc in the next st, 1 tr in following st, 1 dc in next st and 1 hdc in following st, work joined hdcs over remaining sts.  Don’t fasten off.

Crochet girl with basket dress

Neatening Dress

1 ch work 1 or 2 sc in each st around dress making sure the dress stays flat.  Join with a sl st in ch.  Fasten off.

Crochet girl with basket dress neatening

Sleeve

Make a magic loop.

Row 1:  Work 2 ch and 4 hdc in circle.  Pull circle tight but don’t join.  Turn.
Rows 2-5:  2 ch, 1 hdc in each st.  Turn.
Row 6:  2 ch, 2 hdc in same place as ch, 1 hdc in next st, joined hdc over last 2 sts.  Turn.
Row 7:  2 ch, a joined hdc over 1st 2 sts, 1 hdc in next st, 2 hdc in last st.  Turn.
Row 8:  2 ch, 2 hdc in same place as ch, 1 hdc in next st, joined hdc over last 2 sts.  Fasten off.

Crochet girl with basket sleeve

Hand

Make a magic loop.
4 ch, 3 tr cluster into circle.  Pull circle tight and fasten off.

Crochet girl with basket hand

Apron

7 ch.

Row 1:  Miss 1st 2 ch and work 1 hdc in remaining ch.  Turn.
Row 2:  2 ch, 3 hdc in same place as ch, work 1 hdc in each st to last st, work 3 hdc in last st.  Turn.
Rows 3-4:  2 ch, 2 hdc in same place as ch, work 1 hdc in each st to last st, 2 hdc in last st.  Turn.
Row 5:  2 ch, 1 hdc in same place as ch, work 1 hdc in each st to last st, 2 hdc in last st.  Turn.
Row 6:  2 ch, 2 hdc in same place as ch, work 1 hdc in each st to end.  Turn.
Row 7:  2 ch, 1 hdc in same place as ch, work 1 hdc in each st to last st, 2 hdc in last st.  Turn.
Row 8:  2 ch, 2 hdc in same place as ch, work 1 hdc in each st to end.  Turn.
Rows 9-10:  2 ch, 1 hdc in same place as ch, work 1 hdc in each st to end.  Turn.
Row 11: 2 ch, 1 joined hdc over 1st 2 sts, 1 hdc in each st to last 2 sts, 1 joined hdc over last 2 sts.  Turn.
Row 12: 2 ch, 1 joined hdc over 1st 2 sts, 1 hdc in each st to last 2 sts, 1 joined hdc over last 2 sts.  Don’t fasten off.

Crochet girl with basket apron

Neaten Edge

1 ch, work 1 or 2 sc in each st around.  Join with a sl st in ch.  Fasten off.

Crochet girl with basket apron neatening

Ties for Apron

7 ch, sl st in 2nd ch from hook, 1 sc in next ch, 2 hdc in next st, 1 hdc in next st and 1 sc in each of following 2 sts, 6 ch, sl st in 2nd ch from hook, 1 sc in next st, 2 sc in following st, 1 sc in remaining st and into top of sc from 1st tie part.

Crochet girl with basket apron ties

Join to apron by working 1 sc in each st along top.  Fasten off.

Crochet girl with basket joining ties to apron

Hat

Make a magic loop.

Row 1:  Into circle work 2 ch and 4 hdc.  Don’t join.  Turn.
Row 2:  2 ch, 1 hdc in same place as ch, 2 hdc in each of remaining sts.  Turn.
Row 3:  2 ch, 1 hdc in same place as ch, 1 hdc in each of next 2 sts, 2 hdc in following st, 1 hdc in each of next 2 sts and 2 hdc in last st.  Turn.
Row 4:  2 ch, 1 hdc in same place as ch, 1 hdc in each st across.  Turn.
Row 5:  2 ch, 2 hdc in same place as ch, (1 hdc in next st and 2 hdc in following st) repeat across to last st, work 3 hdc in last st.  Turn.
Row 6: 2 ch, 2 hdc in same place as ch, (1 hdc in next st and 2 hdc in following st) repeat across to last st, work 3 hdc in last st.  Don’t fasten off.

Crochet girl with basket hat

Neatening Row

1 ch work 1 sc in each st around the hat until you get to the brim.  Fasten off.

Crochet girl with basket hat neatening

Trim for Hat

Make enough ch to fit just above brim of hat.  Fasten off.

Crochet girl with basket trim for hat

Basket

6 ch.

Row 1:  Miss 1st ch and work 1 sc in each st to end of row.  Turn.
Rows 2-3:  2 ch, 2 hdc in same place as ch, 1 hdc in each st to last st, 2 hdc in last st. Turn.
Row 4:  2 ch, 2 hdc in same place as ch, 1 hdc in each st to last st, 2 hdc in last st.  22 ch and join to other side of top of basket.  Don’t fasten off.

Crochet girl with basket basket

Neatening Basket

1 ch, work 1 sc in each st around the handle, the sides and bottom of basket.  Fasten off.

Crochet girl with basket basket neatening

Flowers (Make about 6)

Make a magic loop.
Into circle work 1 ch, 1 sc (2 ch, 1 sc) 4 times 2 ch and sl st in 1st ch.  Pull circle tight and fasten off.

Crochet girl with basket flowers

Leaves (Make about 3)

Make a magic loop.
Into circle work 3 ch and 2 dc cluster, pull circle tight and fasten off.

Crochet girl with basket leaves

Plait

Make 3 strips of 22 ch. Fasten off.
Weave in ends on one end but leave the other on to tie the 3 strips together.

Crochet girl with basket hair

To Make Up

Weave in ends.  Stitch trim to hat where shown.

Crochet girl with basket placing trim on hat

Crochet girl with basket finished hat

Sew the apron to the dress with the top of apron at the girl’s waist and making sure the apron covers the front of the dress until near the bottom of the apron.

Crochet girl with basket dress with apron

Tie the 3 strips of chain for the hair together and plait.

Crochet girl with basket finished hair

Crochet girl with basket hair with ribbon

Position the sleeve to near the top of the bodice and work out where the hand and basket will be positioned.

Crochet girl with basket dress with basket

(The basket is stitched under the hand and the hand is stitched under the sleeve)

Crochet girl with basket dress with sleeve

Crochet girl with basket dress with hand

Sew the leaves on to the basket and then attach the flowers.

Crochet girl with basket leaves on basket

Crochet girl with basket basket with flowers

Stitch the hair under the hat.

Crochet girl with basket hat with hair

Sew the hat onto the top of the dress.

Finished crochet girl with basket landscape

I hope that you’ve enjoyed the pattern and I’d love to see how you’ve done crocheting it. If you would like you can post pictures of your finished work on my FaceBook page at Kerri’s Crochet.