Reindeer Basket

The Reindeer Basket is here! Aren't you excited?!!!



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Of course we needed a Christmas version of this super cute square basket!

You can also get the Bird Baskets and Black Cat Basket patterns for free!

The Reindeer Basket is the perfect holiday addition! He's small enough to be on your desktop or use him on the center of your kitchen table! He also makes the perfect little holder for craft supplies, such as crochet hooks, paintbrushes, and even rolls of washi tape!

Let's make one!

Reindeer Basket



Materials
Super Bulky Weight Yarn (#6)
  • Brown (2 oz)
  • Black (1/2 oz)
K/10.5/6.50mm Hook
Poly-fil Stuffing
9mm Animal Eyes
10mm Red Jingle Bell or Safety Animal Nose


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
With Brown,
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
With Brown,
1. Magic ring, ch 1, 6 sc in ring (6)
2. sc arnd (6)
3. 2 sc arnd (12)
4. *2 sc, sc* arnd (18)
5. sc arnd (18)
6. sl st, ch 5, sl st in same space ch started, sl st x 5, ch 5, sl st in same space ch started in, sl st in next st; Fasten. <Ears Created>


LEGS (Make 4)
With Brown,
1. Magic ring, ch 1, 5 sc in ring (5)
2-4. sc arnd; Fasten at the end of end 4. (5)
TAIL
With Brown
Ch 5, fold in half and attach ends together.


ANTLERS
With Black,
Right Antler
Ch 7, sl st in 4th ch from hook, ch 3, sl st in same space ch started, sl st x 3; Fasten.
Left Antler
Ch 6, sl st in 3rd ch from hook, ch 4, sl st in same space ch started, sl st x 3; Fasten.


Finishing


  • Insert safety eyes between rounds 4 & 5 on head, so they line up with the inner side of the ear, leaving 3 sts 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 antlers between the ears, so they are up against their respective ear, with the ch-4 portion over the ear and the ch-3 portion pointing toward the center.
  • Attach jingle bell to top center of nose on round 2.
  • Attach tail to the side opposite of head, centered over round 10.
  • Attach legs to bottom of basket, one stitch in from each corner (on the front and back), over round 9.
  • Hide all strings.


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