With Easter quickly approaching, I wanted to add a few more decorations to the house especially since it has been so cold this year. Need something to feel like Spring!
Enter this little bright yellow chick basket. I made mine small enough to fit nicely on my dining room table and hold a few candies. The kids will eat them up in no time! You can also make a bigger basket. T-shirt yarn would be great for a nice big basket like that. I would love to see pictures of that!
- 1 skein each of paintbox yarn: colors pure black, buttercup yellow and rose red or get a bundle of several colors like these
- Tapestry needle
- Size 3.75 mm crochet hook
- Stitch markers or safety pins
Finished Size: 4″ x 3.5″
Abbreviations and Glossary (US Terms):
ch – chain
sp – space
sl st – slip stitch
dc – double crochet
sk – skip
1. How to crochet a chick basket
- This Basket is worked from the bottom up and then joined in the back as well as the top and bottom leaving the middle open to use as the basket opening.
- The red beak is worked separately and then stitched on.
- The black eyes are stitched right onto the head.
Foundation Row: Ch 41.
Round 1: Sk 1 ch , 1 dc into each ch across, turn.
Row 2-11: Ch 1, 1 dc into each dc across, turn.
Row 12-13: Ch 1, 1 dc into each dc across, 2 dc into last dc, turn. Fasten off leaving long tail.
Mark center of dc of last row with a stitch marker, count 6 dc from center to the left, joint yarn, ch 1, 1 dc into each dc 18 times, turn.
Row 2-9: skip first dc, 1 dc into each dc across. Fasten off leaving long tail.
2. Add beak with red yarn
Use color red
Ch 4, dc into 1st ch.
ch 4, dc into 1st chain (you now have 2 halves of a beak next to each other) sl st into beginning chain to bring them together on top of each other, Fasten off
3. Embroider black eyes
Using the black yarn, cut a long piece and attach it to a needle. Then find the spot for the eyes above the beak. Embroider the eyes by weaving the yarn in and out in a circle.
4. Sew piece together to create chick basket
Fold the piece along the centerline, using the long tail, sew the 2 ends together in the back and along the bottom. Weave in ends.
Using the other long tail, form a ring around the top of the head so it comes together like a magic loop, join the back of the head along the back until you reach the main body. Weave in ends.