Crochet guru Katie Jones added her own unique stamp to Wool and the Gang’s Brady Basket. Check out our pattern pimp and make your own one-off bag.
Have you met Miss Jones? If you follow Susie Bubble’s blog then she may be a familiar face to you. Katie Jones is a London-based knitwear designer with a passion for make, do and mend. Her collection of surplus and reclaimed garments are lovingly up-cycled in her East London studio to produce guilt-free sustainable pieces which we just LOVE.
Wool and the Gang invited Katie into the studio ahead of the launch of our first crochet collection. She picked out our Brady Bag to receive an extreme makeover, Katie Jones-style, and here we show you how to make her wonderful creation…
What you need
WATG’s Brady Basket Crochet Kit
Jersey Be Good in four contrast colours (CCs). Katie used the following colours – CC1: blue, CC2: yellow, CC3: orange, CC4: pink
CH - chain stitch
SC - single crochet stitch
DC - double crochet stitch
TR - treble crochet stitch
chain space - a little ‘loop’ of chain stitches
3-stitch treble bobble - Start making a treble stitch in your contrast colour, but stop before the last step. (You now have 2 stitches on your hook). Make another two trebles into the same stitch, each time stopping just before the last step. You now have 4 stitches on your hook. Loop the main colour around your hook and pull through all 4 stitches.
How to make your WATG x Katie Jones Brady Basket
Work steps 1 to 12 as per the Wool and the Gang Brady Basket pattern, then tweak the following steps…
Step 13: Work approx. 13.5cm/5.25″ in single crochet. Next, you will start Katie’s pattern hack!
Step 14: Add in CC1 by laying it on top of the previous row of stitches. Continue working with your main colour, trapping the new yarn inside the stitches. *Work 4 SC with the main colour, then switch to CC1 and work a 3-stitch treble bobble into the next stitch.* Repeat the section inside the stars to the end of the round. Join your round with a slip stitch. Cut CC1.
Step 15: Work 2 rounds in single crochet, using your main colour. Join the last round with a slip stitch, then cut the main colour yarn.
Step 16: Add in CC2 and work 1 round in single crochet. Cut the yarn and secure the last stitch.
Step 17: Add in CC3 and make 3 CH (this counts as one DC stitch). Work another 2 DC into the same stitch. *Make 3 CH, skip 2 stitches in the row below, then work 3 DC stitches into the third stitch.* Repeat the section inside the stars to the end of the round. Join the round with a slip stitch into the third stitch of your 3-stitch chain.
Step 18: Still using CC3, *make 3 CH, make 3 DC into the next chain space.* Repeat the section inside the stars until you get to the last chain space. Make 2 DC into the last chain space, then join your round with a slip stitch into the third stitch of your 3-stitch chain. Cut CC3.
Step 19: Add in CC1 into the first chain space of your round. *Work 6 DC into the next chain space, then work 1 SC into the next chain space.* Repeat the section inside the stars to the end of the round. Cut CC1 and secure the last stitch.
Step 20: Add in your main colour by working a SC into the middle of the first 6-stitch fan. *Make 2 chain stitches, then make 1 TR into the middle of the next 6-stitch fan.* Repeat the section inside the stars to the end of the round and join with a slip stitch into the first stitch of the round. Cut the yarn and secure the last stitch.
Step 21: Add in CC2 and work 3 SC into each chain space throughout the round.
Step 22: With CC4, work step 14 from the original pattern.
Finish off your Brady Basket with a few tassels in contrast colours.
Love this! I think it’s time for me to learn to crochet in order to do this project!