Chickadee Easter Basket Crochet Pattern

Chickadee Easter Basket - Free Crochet Pattern - The Lavender Chair

Materials:

Worsted Weight Cotton (275 yards)

H 5.00mm Crochet Hook

Buttons

Yarn Needle

Cardboard (optional)

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Size:

9″ Circumference

Difficulty:

Intermediate

Gauge:

7 Hdc x 3 Rows = 2″

Stitches:

Chain (Ch)- Yarn over. Pull through loop.

Slip stitch SS- Insert hook into stitch. Yarn over. Pull through stitch and loop.

Single crochet (Sc)- Insert hook into stitch. Yarn over. Draw up loop. Yarn over. Pull through 2 loops.

Half double crochet (Hdc)- Yarn over. Insert hook into stitch. Yarn over.  Draw up loop. Yarn over. Pull through 3 loops.

Double crochet (Dc)- Yarn over. Insert hook into stitch. Yarn over. Draw up loop. Yarn over. Pull through 2 loops. Yarn over. Pull through 2 loops.

Instructions:

Base (Make 2):

Magic Ring

Round 1: Chain 1. 10 Hdc. Join with a ss to the first Hdc made. (10)

Round 2: Chain 1. 2Hdc in each stitch around. Join with a SS to the first Hdc made (20)

Round 3: Chain 1. *2Hdc. Hdc.* Repeat from * to * around. Join with a SS to the first Hdc made. (30)

Round 4: Chain 1. *2Hdc. Hdc in the next 2 stitches.* Repeat from * to * around. Join with a SS to the first Hdc made. (40)

Round 5: Chain 1. *2 Hdc. Hdc in the next 3 stitches.* Repeat from * to * around. Join with a SS to the first Hdc made. (50)

Round 6: Chain 1. *2 Hdc. Hdc in the next 4 stitches.* Repeat from * to * around. Join with a SS to the first Hdc made. (60)

Round 7: Chain 1. *2 Hdc. Hdc in the next 5 stitches.* Repeat from * to * around. Join with a SS to the first Hdc made. (70)

Round 8: Chain 1. *2 Hdc. Hdc in the next 6 stitches.* Repeat from * to * around. Join with a SS to the first Hdc made. (80)

Round 9: Chain 1. *2 Hdc. Hdc in the next 7 stitches.* Repeat from * to * around. Join with a SS to the first Hdc made. (90)

Finish off.

For additional support cut a circular piece of cardboard and place between the two circles you created for the base.

*NOTE: For this next round be sure to work in both layers of the base.*

Join with a SS to any stitch.

Round 1: Chain 1. Sc around. (90)

Round 2 – 13: Chain 1. Hdc in each stitch around. Join with a SS to the first Hdc made.

Finish off.

Handles (Make 2):

Chain 4

Row 1: Sc in second chain from hook. Sc across. (3)

Row 2-44: Chain 1. Sc across. (3)

Finish off leaving a long tail

Sew on handles, chubby cheeks and button eyes. Embroider the nose.

Feathers:

Chain 13.

Row 1: *Sc in second chain from hook. Hdc in the next chain. Dc in the next chain. Skip the next 2 chains. SS into the next chain.* Chain 4. Repeat from * to*. Chain 4. Repeat from * to *. Finish off leaving a long tail.

Beak:

Chain 5

Row 1: Sc in second chain from hook and in each chain across. (4)

Row 2: Chain 1. Sc2tog. Sc2tog. (2)

Row 3: Chain 1. Sc2tog. (1)

Finish off leaving a long tail.

Sew on beak, handles, feathers and button eyes. Weave in ends.

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