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Willows Fanciful Feathers Basket – A free Pattern

I am excited to offer all you loyal fans this basket pattern.  It can be used to as a planter, a towel basket for your bathroom or even a basket on your kitchen.  
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Willows Fanciful Feathers Basket

Materials:

Worsted Weight #4   (this pattern requires 2 strands of yarn worked together)

Size F and G Hook

Tapestry Needle

2 buttons for eyes

Stitches:

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

Sc- single crochet                                Hdc- half double crochet        

Dc- double crochet                             BLO- back loop only

Lp(s)-loop(s)                                         Sl st- slip stitches        

Scale St(see special sts)                      Sk- skip

Sc dec- single crochet decrease

Special Stitches:

Scale Stitch: 5 dc down the post of the previous row, ch 1, 5 dc up the next dc of the previous row. 

Base of basket:

F hook Starting with the magic circle,  sc 12 (12 sc)

Round 2:

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

Round 3:

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

Round 4:

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

Round 5:

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

Round 6:

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

Round 7:

Ch 2, hdc in the same st,* hdc in the next 5 sts, 2 hdc in the next st*.  rep from * to * sl st to top of ch 2. (84 hdc)

Sides of basket:

G hook 

Round 1:

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

Round 2:  

Ch 3, dc in the first st and in each st around. Join with sl st to top of ch 3. (84 dc)

Round 3:

Ch 1, work 5 dc down post of previous rnd.  Ch 1, work 5 dc up post of 2nd dc of previous round (scale made).  Sk the next 5 dc, * work 5 dc down post of previous rnd.  Ch 1, work 5 dc up post of 2nd dc of previous round * repeat from * to * sl st in top of ch 1 (12 scales)

Round 4:

Sl st to the 3rd dc of the missed 5 dc in the previous group.  Ch 3, dc in same space as sl st, *dc in next 2 dc, dc between 2 dc of scale st, dc in the next 2 dc, * rep from * to * join with sl st top of ch 3. (84 dc)

Round 5:

Ch 1, do beginning scale st, sk 5 dc, *scale st,  sk 5 dc* rep from * to * , sl st to join to top of ch 1.

Repeat rows 3 and 4;  3  more times.

Change color if desired for head

Round 12:

Ch 1, sc in the first st and each st around, sl st to top of ch 1. (84 sc)

Repeat row 12;   13 more times

Change color if desired

Round 26 :

Ch 2, hdc in the next st and in each st around. (84 hdc)

Ears:

Ch 8, sc 2nd ch from hook and in the next 6 sts. (7sc) turn

Row 2-3

Ch 1,  sc in the next st and each st across. (7 sc) turn

Row 4:

Ch 1, sc dec, sc in the next 3 sts, sc dec. (5 sc) turn

Row 5:

Ch 1, sc dec, sc in the next st, sc dec. (3 sc) finish off.

Nose:

Ch 5, sc in 2nd ch from hook, hdc in the next 2 sts, dc in the next st.  Finish off

Add eyes 

Add ears by stitching ears to the top of the hdc. Using the lark foot method to add tassels to the ears.
http://www.crochetspot.com/how-to-add-fringe-or-tassels-using-a-crochet-hook/
Add nose.  

Weave in ends.

If you have any questions, please email me at sherianne64@gmail.com Please do not reproduce, sell or share any part or in whole of this pattern. Please link back to the creator, The Country Willow. All content is copyright to original creators. You may print out copies of pages for personal use. You may sell items made using pattern by creator. ©Sheri Weber – All Rights Reserved.




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  1. Sharon Klundt

    June 20, 2014 at 8:22 am

    Absolutely Love your patterns! And thank also for your free patterns!

    1. Sheri

      June 30, 2014 at 11:25 pm

      Thank you so much!!

  2. Lara

    June 21, 2014 at 3:44 am

    I was thinking about this for a house warming gift. You stated hold the yarn double, is this throughout the entire pattern? What type of yarn are you suggesting, wool, cotton, acrylic? Thank you!!

    1. Sheri

      June 21, 2014 at 9:28 am

      Lara, I used 2 strands of cotton for the bottom and 2 strands of Bernat Satin for the (face) top. My testers used 1 strand of cotton and it stood up fine. I would suggest though that you do use 2 strands on the very bottom portion for stability, if you do decide to use 1 strand,

  3. Leah

    June 30, 2014 at 11:42 am

    What is the approximate finished size?
    Thanks!
    Leah

    1. Sherianne

      June 30, 2014 at 11:24 pm

      The approx. size is 7 inches high and the diameter is 7.5 inches.

  4. Lee Ann

    October 3, 2014 at 2:14 am

    What an adorable basket pattern! I love it. Thank you very much for posting. :). 🙂
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    Lee Ann
    Crochetgottaloveit.blogspot.com

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