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Owl basket 2

  

All terms are in American Crochet

  • slst = slip stitch
  • ch = chain
  • sc = single crochet
  • dc = double crochet
  • trbc = treble crochet
  • fpdc = front post double crochet

You will need:

  • 1 round plastic canvas
  • 1 skein of yarn which you will make 2 balls from or 2 skeins of yarn in main color (mine was maroon )
  • 1 white skein of yarn which you will make 2 balls from or 2 skeins of yarn
  • 2 googly eyes
  • 5 cm crochet hook
  • 3.5 cm crochet hook or largest size that will fit threw the holes in the outer ring of the plastic canvas

with smaller crochet hook and one strand of yarn

  1. attach yarn to outside of plastic canvas ch1
  2. sc around the outside of the plastic canvas , mine was 60 stitches, sl into first sc

 

 

 

switch to larger crochet hook and attach second strand of yarn. You will be using a double strand from here on out.

  1.  ch1, sc around circle, slst into first sc
  2.  ch1, Db 1*skip one st. (you will come back to this one space), Db in next 2 spaces, from front of basket trbc in the skipped space*  repeat around, Db in last stitch, slst into first db (ch1 does not count as a stitch)
  3.  repeat rows 1 and 2 until your basket is the desired height. I did mine 3 times total, fasten off
  4. Attach white yarn 
  5. ch 1 sc around basket for two rows slst into first sc of each row, fasten off and weave in ends.

Here is what the pattern will look like

 

Eyes for this basket I used my small owl eyes

you can check out my page of crochet eyes and use any that you would like.

make 2 with one strand of yarn

  1.  8 sc in magic circle or ch 2 and sc 8 times in second ch from hook, slst to first sc (8)
  2.  ch 1, 2db in each sc around, slst in first db of round (16)
  3.  ch 1 fpdc around first st, dc in top of first stitch, repeat around, sl in first fpdc (32)
  4.  fasten off and weave in ends
  5.  glue googly eyes to center of circle

Beak

with two strands of white yarn

  1. ch 2
  2. in second ch from hook sc 2 times, ch 1 turn (2)
  3. 2sc in each stitch, ch 1 turn (4)
  4.  2 sc in first stitch, sc in next 4 stitches, 2sc in last stitch, ch1 (6)
  5.  single crochet around outside of beak doing 3 sc in corner at bottom of beak
  6. fasten off and weave in ends

 

sew eyes and beak to basket.

 

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