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Peeking Fox…A new free pattern

Peeking Fox Basket/Planter Cover

  I love foxes as much as I do Owls.  So I decided to make this basket and maybe to do a collection of them. They are fun and easy to make.  I love the way the fox is just peeking out in the pictures!!
Materials:

I Love This Yarn (color A being White and color B being Burnt Pumpkin)

Size F and G Hook

Tapestry Needle

2 buttons for eyes and 1 for the nose

Stitches:

Ch-chain                                              St(s)- stitch(es)                                                           

Sc- single crochet                                Dc- double crochet                            

BLO- back loop only                            Lp(s)-loop(s)                                        

Sl st- slip stitches                                 Sk- skip

Sc dec- single crochet decrease

Base of basket:

Color A

F hook starting with the magic circle, sc 12. (12 sc)

Round 2:

Ch 2, dc in same st as ch 1, 2 dc in the next st, repeat 10 more times, sl st to top of ch 2. (24 dc)

Round 3:

Ch 2, dc in the same st,* dc in the next st, 2 dc in the next st*.  rep from * to * sl st to top of ch 2. (36 dc)

Round 4:

Ch 2, dc in the same st,* dc in the next 2 sts, 2 dc in the next st*.  rep from * to * sl st to top of ch 2. (48 dc)

Round 5:

Ch 2, dc in the same st,* dc in the next 3 sts, 2 dc in the next st*.  rep from * to * sl st to top of ch 2. (60 dc)

Round 6:

Ch 2, dc in the same st,* dc in the next 4 sts, 2 dc in the next st*.  rep from * to * sl st to top of ch 2. (72 dc)

Round 7:

Ch 2, dc in the same st,* dc in the next 5 sts, 2 dc in the next st*.  rep from * to * sl st to top of ch 2. (84 dc) DO NOT FASTEN OFF

Sides of basket:

G hook  and Color B

Round 1: (Chains at beginning count as a stitch and sl st to join at the end of each row to the starting ch.)

Ch 2, dc (blo) in the next st and in the next 82 sts(blo) around. (84 dc)

The following rows you will make the lemon peel stitch or seed stitch. With this stitch you alternate between the sc and dc and do so all the way around.  On the next row, you will start with a dc into the first sc and then a sc into the dc, all the way around.  Keep doing this repeated pattern.

Round 2:

Color B Ch 1,* sc in the next st, dc in the next st*, repeat from * to *in the next 26 sts, change to color A , sc in the next st, dc in the next st, repeat from * to * in the next 26 sts, change to color B, sc in the next st, dc in the next st, repeat from * to * for the next 25 sts.  Turn (84 sts)

Round 3:

Color B Ch 1,* dc in the next st, sc in the next st*, repeat from * to *in the next 26 sts, change to color A , dc in the next st, sc in the next st, repeat from * to * in the next 26 sts, change to color B, dc in the next st, sc in the next st, repeat from * to * for the next 25 sts.  Turn (84 sts)

Repeat this pattern until the side measure approx. 7” or 18 rows.  You can make it taller by adding more rounds.

Row 19:

Ch 1, sc in the next st and into each st around. (84 sc)  Finish off.

Starting at the right side where the orange and white meet is where you will sl st to start the face with Color B.

Row 1:
Ch 1, sc in the next st and in the next 26 sts. ( 28 sts) leaving the remaining sts unworked. turn

Row 2:

Ch 1, sc dec, sc in the next 24 sts, sc dec. turn(26 sts)

Row 3:

Ch 1, sc dec, sc in the next 22 sts, sc dec. turn (24 sts)

Row 4:

Ch 1, sc dec, sc in the next 20 sts, sc dec. turn (22 sts)

Row 5:

Ch 1, sc dec, sc in the next 18 sts, sc dec. turn(20 sts)

Row 6:

Ch 1, sc dec, sc in the next 16 sts, sc dec. turn(18 sts)

Row 7:

Ch 1, sc dec, sc in the next 14 sts, sc dec. turn (16 sts)

Row 8:

Ch 1, sc dec, sc in the next 12 sts, sc dec. turn (14 sts)

Row 9:

Ch 1, sc dec, sc in the next 10 sts, sc dec. turn (12 sts)

Row 10:

Ch 1, sc dec, sc in the next 8 sts, sc dec. turn (10sts)

Row 11:

Ch 1, sc dec, sc in the next 6 sts, sc dec. turn (8sts)

Row 12:

Ch 1, sc dec, sc in the next 4 sts, sc dec. turn (6sts)

Row 13:

sc dec, sc in the next 2 sts, sc dec. turn (4 sts)

Row 14:

sc dec 2 times. turn (2 sts)

Row 15:

Sc dec.   finish off and weave in ends.

Fold the triangle over to the right side of the basket and attach nose at the tip.  

Sew your eyes and nose on. For the ears, follow the link for pattern.  Attach ears to the fox by sewing them on starting at 4 sts beyond the white on both sides.

For the ears I will send you to http://thestitchinmommy.com/2014/06/crochet-fox-hat.html. She has a great pattern for those and they work so well.

I hope you enjoy this pattern.  Have fun with it and I hope to see pictures. Please do not share this pattern but link to my website please. Comment below!!



  1. Robin (masshole Mommy)

    July 2, 2014 at 2:44 am

    I have always wanted to learn how to crochet. Someday I actually will 🙂

  2. Debbie Denny

    July 2, 2014 at 3:14 am

    He looks adorable. I did not crochet much this last year. Need to get back to it.

  3. Lois Alter Mark

    July 2, 2014 at 3:19 am

    Those are adorable! Sharing this with my mom, who loves to crochet and knit!

  4. Jessica @eatsleepbe

    July 2, 2014 at 3:59 am

    I am so impressed! A friend of mine just took up crochet. I’m going to pass this along in case she is in need of fun project ideas!

  5. lisa jones

    July 2, 2014 at 8:08 am

    How Adorable Is This I Love It & How Creative I Must Try This Thank You!

  6. Deanna Ritz

    July 2, 2014 at 10:08 am

    What a precious plant cover. Thanks for the instructions. I have some family members that would love this.

  7. Tracie

    July 2, 2014 at 10:13 am

    This is super cute!! I want one for all of my planters.

  8. diane N.

    July 2, 2014 at 12:21 pm

    That is so stinkin cute! My mom tried to teach me how to crochet years ago, but I never caught on. All I can do is the chain stitch.

  9. Jenne

    July 2, 2014 at 12:32 pm

    That is too cute! Would be adorable on a scarf too.

  10. MAMA TO 5 BLESSINGS

    July 2, 2014 at 1:52 pm

    that is SO adorable, love it, came out amazing! I have always wanted to learn how to crochet.

  11. Liz Mays

    July 2, 2014 at 5:04 pm

    That’s one craft I’ve never learned to do. I used to know how to knit, but never crochet. Darn it.

  12. Lisa

    July 2, 2014 at 6:13 pm

    I love this! All i can think of is “what does the fox say?” 🙂

  13. Shanna

    July 3, 2014 at 4:56 am

    Adorable! I wish I knew how to crochet.

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    July 4, 2014 at 6:52 am

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  15. Ema

    July 7, 2014 at 5:50 pm

    Nice foxy. Share it on my FB page.

  16. Lisa Egan

    July 8, 2014 at 4:13 am

    Thank you for sharing. Great for any fox lover.

  17. Raelynn Orff

    July 9, 2014 at 3:23 pm

    How adorable! Thank you for the pattern!

  18. Sara Sach

    July 11, 2014 at 5:14 am

    Super Cute Fox!

  19. Heidi Yates

    July 15, 2014 at 12:21 pm

    Thank you for this great pattern!

  20. Liz Knight

    July 25, 2014 at 7:07 am

    This would make a cute purse.

  21. Janice Romano

    July 31, 2014 at 3:59 am

    Can this be made into a purse? And how? Thank you

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