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Willows Fanciful Feathers Basket – A free Pattern

Willows Fanciful Owl Basket/Planter

I am excited to offer all you loyal fans this Willows Fanciful Feathers Basket-A Free Crochet Basket.  It can be used as a planter, a towel basket for your bathroom or even a basket in 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.

 

Willows Fanciful Owl Basket


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