Sam Sheep Easter Basket Crochet Pattern

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Materials:

H 5.00mm Crochet Hook

Worsted Weight Cotton

2 Buttons

Yarn Needle

Cardboard (optional)

 

Difficulty:

Intermediate

 

Stitches:

CH: Chain- Yarn over pull through one loop.

SS: Slip stitch- Insert hook into stitch. Yarn over and pull through both the stitch and loop on the hook.

DC: Double crochet- Yarn over. Insert hook into stitch. Yarn over pull through stitch. Yarn over pull through two loops. Yarn over pull through two loops.

SC: Single crochet- Insert hook into stitch. Yarn over pull through two loops.

HDC: Half double crochet- Yarn over. Insert hook into stitch. Yarn over pull through stitch. Yarn over pull through three stitches.

Tr: Treble- Yarn over 2 times. Insert hook around the stitch front back to front into stitch. Yarn over pull through stitch. Yarn over pull through two loops. Yarn over pull through two loops. Yarn over pull through two 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. Tr.) x’s 6. 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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