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)

Size:

10″ Circumference

Difficulty:

Intermediate

Gauge:

7 stitches = 2″

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.

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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