Black Cat Basket

Ok, so I thought I was all done with Halloween designs this year, but I just couldn't resist seeing this guy through.




I have had it planned out for a while, but time just kept ticking by with other designs. I just couldn't wait any longer to get this pattern to your hands!

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This basket is based off the the Bird Baskets I did over the summer. The base is exactly the same. I will have more matching designs coming along at some point too! Maybe a reindeer for Christmas? Unicorn for funsies? Comment below and let me know what you think of those ideas.

I use mine for paintbrushes, but they really are a great desk mate. You can throw pens, paperclips, sticky notes, candies, or any other small office supply in them, and of course they can be used for crochet hooks too!

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Cat Basket 
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Materials
Super Bulky Weight Yarn (#6)

Gauge

Not important for this project

Size

Approximately 4 ¼” x 4 ¼” x 4 ¼”

Stitch Guide

arnd = around
ch = chain
dc = double crochet
FLO = front loop only
sc = single crochet
sl st(s) = slip stitch(es)
st(s) = stitch(es)

Skill Level

Easy


WRITTEN IN U.S. TERMS



Notes
  • Beginning chains do not count as stitches
  • Double strands of worsted weight yarn can be used in place of super bulky yarn.




Instructions

BASE
1. Ch 11, sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across, turn (10)
2. Ch 1, sc across, turn (10)
3-8. Repeat row 2
9. Ch 1, sc in the end of each row and in each st arnd, sl st to join in 1st sc (36)
10. Ch 1, sc in each st arnd, sl st to join in 1st sc (36)
11-17. Repeat round 10
18. Ch 2, FLO dc in each st arnd; Fasten.
Fold down round 18.
HEAD
1. Magic ring, ch 1, 6 sc in ring (6)
2. 2 sc arnd (12)
3. *2 sc, sc* and (18)
4. sc arnd; Fasten. (18)

EARS
Ch 4, sc in 1st ch; Fasten. (1 sc, 3 ch)


LEGS (Make 2)
1. Magic ring, ch 1, 5 sc in ring (5)
2-4. sc in each st and (5)

TAIL
Ch 11, sl st in 2nd ch from hook and each ch across; Fasten. (10)




Finishing
    • Insert safety nose in center of round 1 of head.
    • Insert safety eyes between rounds 1 & 2 on head, one on each side of the nose, leaving a 2-stitch space between them.
    • Attach ears to top of the head (round 4), centered over eyes, with an approximate 2-stitch space between them.
    • Stuff head slightly (I used yarn scraps) and attach to the center of one side of basket, over rounds 10-14 approximately.
    • Attach legs to bottom-front of basket, one on each side of the head, 1-2 stitches in from the corners.
    • Attach tail centered on the back over round 10 approximately.
    • Hide all strings 


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