Sam Sheep Easter Basket Crochet Pattern

Sam Sheep Easter Basket - Free Crochet Pattern - The Lavender Chair

Materials:

Worsted Weight Cotton (Lily’s Sugar and Cream Cottons)

  • White (140 Yards)
  • Grey (30 Yards)

H 5.00mm Crochet Hook

2 Buttons

Yarn Needle

Cardboard (optional)

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Size:

11″ Circumference

Difficulty:

Intermediate

Gauge:

7 stitches = 2 inches

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.

Treble (Tr) – Yarn over 2 times. Insert hook into stitch. Yarn over. Draw up loop. Yarn over. Pull through 2 loops. Yarn over. Pull through 2 loops. Yarn over. Pull through 2 loops.

Special Stitches:

Double Crochet 3 Together/Cluster (Dc3tog/Cl) – (Yarn over. Insert hook into stitch. Yarn over. Draw up loop. Yarn over. Draw through 2 loops.) x’s 3. Yarn over draw through all 4 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. Hdc around. (90)

Round 2: Chain 2. *Dc3tog in the next stitch. Chain 1. Skip the next stitch.* Repeat from * to * around. Join with a SS to the first Dc cluster made. (45 Dc3tog Clusters + 45 Chain 1 spaces)

Round 3 – Desired Height: SS into the next chain space. Chain 2. *Dc3tog in the next stitch. Chain 1. Skip the next stitch.* Repeat from * to * around. Join with a SS to the first Dc cluster made. (45 Dc3tog Clusters + 45 Chain 1 spaces)

Final Round: Crab stitch/Reverese Sc around. Join with a SS to the first reverse Sc/Crab stitch made. (90)

Ears (Make 2):

Magic Circle

Round 1: Chain 2. 10 Hdc in the magic ring. Join with a SS to the first Hdc made. (10)

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

Finish off leaving long tail

Center of Ears (Make 2):

Magic Circle

Round 1: Chain 2. 10 Hdc in the magic ring. Join with a SS to the first Dc made. (10)

Finish off leaving long tail

Face:

Chain 13

Row 1: Dc in the 4 chain from hook. and in each chain across until 1 chain remains. make 6DC in the next chain. working across the back side of the chain, Dc across. (24)

Row 2: Chain 3 (counts as first Dc) and TURN.  Dc in the next 6 stitches. Tr in the next 2 stitches. 2Tr In the next 6 stitches. Tr in the next 2 stitches. Dc in the next 6 stitches. (30)

Row 3: Chain 2 (Counts as first Hdc) and TURN. Hdc in the next 4 stitches. Dc in the next 4 stitches. (2Dc. Dc in the next 2 stitches.) x’s. 6. Dc in the next 4 stitches. Hdc in the next 4 stitches.

Finish off Leaving long tail.

Sew on ears and face and add embellishments.

Optional: Add handles from Chubby Bunny Easter Basket or Chickadee Easter Basket.

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