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Hooty Owl Crochet Baskets

Put some personality into your home decor with these adorable Hooty Owl Crochet Baskets from Premier Yarns. Not only do they help you stay organized, but they are also just so cute to have around the house. Give these as gifts, use them to take all your towels to the beach, or hide all of your cleaning supplies in them. There are endless possibilities for ways you can use these amazing crochet baskets.

Intermediate

Crochet HookM/13 or 9 mm hook

Yarn Weight(6) Super Bulky/Super Chunky (4-11 stitches for 4 inches)

MATERIALS:

  • Premier Yarns Macra-Made:
    • A: Platinum (9 balls)
    • B: Smoke Blue (3 balls)
    • C: Coral (2 balls)
    • D: White (1 ball)
    • E: Butter (1 ball)
    • F: Black (1 ball)
  • Crochet Hook (Size M/13, 9 mm)
  • Tapestry Needle
  • 4-1" Buttons
  • Sewing Needle
  • Thread

SIZE: 
Small, Large
Height: 9", 11"
Width: 9 1/2", 11 1/2"

GAUGE:
Rnds 1-3 of Base = 3 1/2" across


BASKETS
Base

  1. With A, ch 2. 
  2. Rnd 1: 6 sc in 2nd ch from hk, sl st in 1st sc to join – 6 sc. 
  3. Rnd 2: Ch 1, 2 sc in each sc around, sl st in 1st sc to join – 12 sc. 
  4. Rnd 3: Ch 1, [2 sc in next sc, sc in next sc] around, sl st in 1st sc to join – 18 sc. 
  5. Rnd 4: Ch 1, [2 sc in next sc, sc in next 2 sc] around, sl st in 1st sc to join – 24 sc.
  6. Rnd 5: Ch 1, [2 sc in next sc, sc in next 3 sc] around, sl st in 1st sc to join – 30 sc.
  7. Rnd 6: Ch 1, [2 sc in next sc, sc in next 4 sc] around, sl st in 1st sc to join – 36 sc.
  8. Rnd 7: Ch 1, [2 sc in next sc, sc in next 5 sc] around, sl st in 1st sc to join – 42 sc.
  9. Rnd 8: Ch 1, [2 sc in next sc, sc in next 6 sc] around, sl st in 1st sc to join – 48 sc.
  10. Rnd 9: Ch 1, [2 sc in next sc, sc in next 7 sc] around, sl st in 1st sc to join – 54 sc.


Large Basket Only

  1. Rnd 10: Ch 1, [2 sc in next sc, sc in next 8 sc] around, sl st in 1st sc to join – 60 sc.
  2. Rnd 11: Ch 1, [2 sc in next sc, sc in next 9 sc] around, sl st in 1st sc to join – 66 sc.


Side

  1. Rnd 1: Ch 1, sc in the blo of each sc around, sl st in 1st sc to join – 54 (66) sc. 
  2. Rnd 2: Ch 1, sc in each sc around, sl st in 1st sc to join. 
  3. Rep Rnd 2, until Side measures 6 (7)”, cut A, switch to C (B). 
  4. Rep Rnd 2, 2 more times. 


Handles/Ear Tufts

  1. Rnd 1: Ch 1, sc in next 8 (10) sc, ch 10, sk 10 sc, sc in next 16 (20) sc, ch 10, sk 10 sc, sc in next 8 (10) sc, sl st in 10st sc to join. 
  2. Rnd 2: Ch 1, *sc in each sc to ch-10 sp, hdc in next 2 ch, dc in next 2 ch, tr in next 2 ch, dc in next 2 ch, hdc in next 2 ch; rep from * once more, sc in next 8 (10) sc, sl st in 1st sc to join – 54 (66) sts. 
  3. Rnd 3: Ch 1, sc in each st around, sl st in 1st sc to join. 
  4. Rep Rnd 3, until Side measures 9 (11)”. Fasten off. 


Eyes (make 2)

  1. Work as for Rnds 1-3 of Base, use D for Rnds 1-2, and F for Rnd 3. Fasten off.


Wings (make 2)

  1. With C (B), ch 6. 
  2. Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hk, sc in next 4 ch, turn – 5 sc. 
  3. Row 2: Ch 1, [sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc] twice, sc in next sc, turn – 7 sc. 
  4. Row 3: Ch 1, sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc, sc in next 3 sc, 2 sc in next sc, sc in next sc, turn – 9 sc. 
  5. Row 4: Ch 1, sc i n next sc, 2 sc in next sc, sc in next 5 sc, 2 sc in next sc, sc in next sc, turn – 11 sc.
  6. Rows 5-7: Ch 1, sc in each sc across, turn. 
  7. Row 8: Ch 1, sc in next sc, sc2tog over next 2 sc, sc across, turn – 1 sc dec’d. 
  8. Rep Row 8 until 2 sc rem. 
  9. Next Row: Ch 1, sc2tog over rem 2 sc. 
  10. Next Rnd: Ch 1, work 1 rnd of sc around Wing. Fasten off. 


Beak

  1. With E, ch 2. 
  2. Row 1: 2 Sc in 2nd ch from hk, turn. 
  3. Row 2: Ch 1, sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc, turn – 3 sc. 
  4. Rows 3-4: Ch 1, sc in each sc across, turn. 
  5. Row 5: Ch 1, sk 1 sc, sc in next sc, sl st in next sc. Fasten off. 


Hair Bow (Bow Tie)

  1. With C (B), ch 4 (5). 
  2. Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hk, sc in each ch across, turn – 3 (4) sc. 
  3. Row 2: Ch 1, sc in each sc across, turn. 
  4. Rep Row 2 until Bow measures 7 (11)”. Fasten off. Sew beg edge to last row.

 
Bow Center

  1. With C (B), ch 3 (4). 
  2. Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hk, sc in each ch across, turn – 2 (3) sc. 
  3. Row 2: Ch 1, sc in each sc across, turn. 
  4. Rep Row 2 until Bow measures 3 (4)”. Fasten off.
  5. Wrap around Bow, hiding seam. Sew together on WS. 


FINISHING

  1. Sew Eyes to center front of Basket, with center just above color change. 
  2. Sew Wings at each side with beg-ch edge at top on Large Basket and beg-ch edge at bottom on Small Basket. 
  3. Sew Beaks, Button Eyes, and Bows on using photo as a guide. 
  4. With F, embroider on Eyebrows and Eyelashes using photo as a guide. 
  5. Weave in ends.

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These baskets are just so cute. I am going to try to make them for charity. They would be great for families, unfortunately, living in shelters or alternative housing. It is portable but oh so cute.

This are totally cute and would be perfect for my kids rooms to store all of the toys that get scattered and never really have a specific home. I absolutely love owls, but I think these would be easy to change some for an angry birds fan, too.

These are not only cute, they are also functional. A soft yarn is not recommended for this project because it will not keep shape. Use a thick and course yarn or cord for best results. Use double strands for even better results. It also helps to use a smaller hook than your yarn calls for, and to keep your stitches nice and snug.

So these cutesy owl baskets are comprised of the body of the basket, then each of the body parts are constructed separately and sewn onto the basket. Some sewing skills required! It does say that the yarn is a super bulky type, so it should stand up on its own. A previous crafter posted that hers did not stand because the yarn is too soft.

I made one of the owls and was curious to know if the bags are supposed to stand alone like it shows in the picture. Mine doesn't. The yarn is too soft. Just wondering. It's cute, though!

I am going to make two of these. One for each of my grand kids rooms. They both like owls and maybe I can get them to put their toys away by seeing how fast they can "feed" the owl and fill him up. Thank you for a fun and easy pattern idea.

These are adorable, perfect for a kids room! Can't wait to start!

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If I just make the large basket how many Platium color skeins would I need? And the blue skeins?

You can also use two strands of Worsted Weight (4) held together to get the same result. Red Heart from the 'Cheap-mart' of your choice would be affordable. If two strands doesn't quite make the gauge, try three, I have done this before and not been disappointed. Using several strands also gives you an opportunity to play with the colors in multiple ways.....perhaps allowing you to combine colors from your stash to get the color And texture that pleases you. I have combined many different yarn textures, colors, weights with wonderful results! Warning! Make sure they all have the same washing instructions Before You Combine Them!!! Good Luck!

I figured out that to make these two owl baskets would cost me about $120. Does anyone know where to get this yarn for less than $6.99 a ball?

You could try Bernat Roving (though it is a #5 chunky and that may alter the size a bit). You get about 120 yds per ball instead of the 49 yds in the macra-made. Wool Ease thick and quick is 100 yards and considered a true super bulky (#6) but at 6.99 it would at least cut the price in half.

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