Crochet Owl Basket || free pattern

Only 3 days until Christmas! Can you believe it? Do you have all your shopping done? I’m happy to say that my shopping is complete and gifts have been sent to family members. I still have one gift to make but I would call it an early finishing success. It’s been a bit odd trying to muster up the Christmas spirit around here since it has been in the 60s/70s for the last few days. But I won’t complain. It definitely beats having to tromp around in the snow/ice, shoveling the sidewalk, and attempting to drive around. I will enjoy the sunshine!

I finished and sent out my last Breaking Bad blanket last week, so I have had some time to try out some new creative endeavors. My mom had found this owl basket on Etsy and asked if I could crochet it for her in gray and teal. Didn’t look too hard, so I sat down last night and came up with this:

Crochet Owl Basket | free pattern || the batter's box.

It’s a very simple pattern and I think even a beginner could do it! The basket measures about 4″ high and 5.5″ across. It would be great for any area in your home – kids room, crafts, trinkets, even in the bathroom!

Crochet Owl Basket | free pattern || the batter's box.

I used a lightweight, soft acrylic yarn but I think it would be best in a stiffer yarn to give the basket a bit more structure. Or you could use two strands of yarn together. That would also work!

Enough of my babbling… onto the pattern!

Crochet Owl Basket

Hook: I, 5.5 mm; H, 5.0mm

Yarn: Any you would like to use will work in gray, teal, white, and brown

Notes: All rounds should be joined with a slip stitch to the starting chain

Stitches: sl st- slip stitch; sc- single crochet; dc- double crochet

Pattern

Basket – I hook

With the gray yarn, make a magic ring, ch 3, 12 dc into the ring

Round 1: Ch 2, 2 dc in each st around (24 dc)

Round 2: ch 2, *2 dc, 1 dc* repeat from * around (36 dc)

Round 3: ch 2, *2 dc, 1 dc in the next 2 sts* repeat from * around (48 dc)

Round 4: ch 1, sc in back loops of each st around (48 sc)

Round 5-15: ch 1, sc in each st around (48 sc)

Round 16: change to teal, ch 1, *11 sc, sc dec* (4 total decreases)

Round 17: ch 1, *10 sc, sc dec) (4 total decreases)

Fasten off and weave in ends.

Eyes (make 2) – with I hook

With white, make a magic ring, ch 1, 6 sc into ring, join to first ch

Round 1: ch 1, 2 sc in each st around (12 sc)

Round 2: ch 1, 2 sc in each st around (24 sc)

Round 3: change to teal, ch 1, *2 sc in next st, slip st into next st* repeat from * around

Fasten off and leave a long tail for sewing onto the basket

Nose – with G hook

With brown, ch 5

Row 1: sc in 2nd ch from the hook, 3 sc, ch 1, turn

Row 2: 2 sc, ch 1, turn

Row 3: 1 sc

Fasten off and leave a tail for sewing onto the basket

Assembling

Using the tail of the eyes, sew them onto the basket with a yarn needle. I sewed just under the teal scallops so that the scallops would be raised off the basket a bit.

Sew on the nose between the eyes with a yarn needle

Weave in all your ends and you’re done!

Now you have a cute little basket for trinkets! Merry Christmas everyone!

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