Crochet Fox Basket

Let this tidy little fox help you keep your yarn stash organized. It’s easy to keep your craft supplies neat and tidy when you have adorable crocheted baskets like this to help. You could even use the Fox Basket to help keep the children’s toys organized.

However you choose to put this adorable basket to good use, there’s no doubt that this Foxy Yarn Basket belongs in your home. Keeping your house clean has never been so fun! This free crochet pattern is for intermediate crocheters.

Crochet Hook: G/6 or 4 mm hook

Yarn Weight: (4) Medium Weight/Worsted Weight and Aran (16-20 stitches to 4 inches)

MATERIALS

  • Lily® Sugar’n Cream® (2.5 oz/70.9 g; 120 yds/109 m)
    Main Color (MC) Soft Ecru (01004) 2 balls or 192 yds/175 m
    Contrast A Country Red (01530) 2 balls or 180 yds/165 m
    Contrast B Black (00002) 1 ball or 3 yds/3 m
  • Sizes U.S. G/6 (4 mm) and U.S. J/10 (6 mm) crochet hooks or size needed to obtain gauge.

SIZE: Approx 11″ [28 cm] tall x 12″ [30.5 cm] diameter.

GAUGE:
10 hdc and 8 rows = 4″ [10 cm] with larger hook and 2 strands held tog.

INSTRUCTIONS
Notes:

  • Basket is worked holding 2 strands tog.
  • Ears are worked with 1 strand only.
  • Ch 2 at beg of rnd does not count as hdc.
  • When joining new color, work to last 2 loops on hook of last st.Draw new color through 2 loops, then proceed in new color.
  • Carry color not in use across top of previous rnd and work sts around it to prevent stranding.

Beg at Base, with 2 strands of MC and larger hook, ch 4. Join with sl st to first ch to form a ring.

1st rnd: Ch 2. 8 hdc in ring. Join with sl st to first hdc.

2nd rnd: Ch 2. 2 hdc in each hdc around. Join with sl st to first hdc. 16 hdc.

3rd rnd: As 2nd rnd. 32 hdc.

4th rnd: Ch 2. *2 hdc in next hdc. 1 hdc in next hdc. Rep from * around. Join with sl st to first hdc. 48 hdc.

5th rnd: Ch 2. 1 hdc in each hdc around. Join with sl st to first hdc.

6th rnd: Ch 2. *2 hdc in next hdc. 1 hdc in each of next 2 hdc. Rep from * around. Join with sl st to first hdc. 64 hdc.

7th to 11th rnds: Ch 2. 1 hdc in each hdc around. Join with sl st to first hdc.

Face:
1st rnd: Ch 2. 1 hdc in each of next 32 hdc. Join 2 strands of B. With B, work 5 dc in next hdc. Drop loop from hook. Insert hook into first dc of 5-dc group and pull dropped loop through (nose made). Break B. With MC, 1 hdc in each hdc to end of rnd. Join with sl st to first hdc.

2nd rnd: With MC, ch 2. 1 hdc in each of next 31 hdc. With A, 1 hdc in each of next 3 sts. With MC, 1 hdc in each hdc to end of rnd. Join with sl st to first hdc.

3rd rnd: With MC, ch 2. 1 hdc in each of next 30 hdc. With A, 1 hdc in each of next 5 hdc. With MC, 1 hdc in each hdc to end of rnd. Join with sl st to first hdc

4th rnd: With MC, ch 2. 1 hdc in each of next 29 hdc. With A, 1 hdc in each of next 7 hdc. With MC, 1 hdc in each hdc to end of rnd. Join A with sl st to first hdc. Break MC.

5th and 6th rnds: With A, ch 2. 1 hdc in each of next 20 hdc. Do not break A. With MC, 1 hdc in each of next 8 hdc. Do not break MC. With A, 1 hdc in each of next 9 hdc. Do not break A. With MC, 1 hdc in each of next 8 hdc. With A, 1 hdc in each hdc to end of rnd. Join with sl st to first hdc.

7th rnd: With A, ch 2. 1 hdc in each of next 21 hdc. Do not break A. With MC, 1 hdc in each of next 6 hdc. Do not break MC. With A, 1 hdc in each of next 11 hdc. Do not break A. With MC, 1 hdc in each of next 6 hdc. With A, 1 hdc in each hdc to end of rnd. Join with sl st to first hdc.

8th rnd: With A, ch 2. 1 hdc in each of next 22 hdc. Do not break A. With MC, 1 hdc in each of next 4 hdc. Do not break MC. With A, 1 hdc in each of next 13 hdc. Do not break A. With MC, 1 hdc in each of next 4 hdc. Break MC. With A, 1 hdc in each hdc to end of rnd. Join with sl st to first hdc.

9th rnd: With A, ch 2. *1 hdc in each of next 6 hdc. Hdc2tog. Rep from * around. Join with sl st to first hdc. 56 sts.

10th rnd: Ch 2. 1 hdc in each st around. Join with sl st to first hdc.

11th rnd: Ch 2. *1 hdc in each of next 5 hdc. Hdc2tog. Rep from * around. Join with sl st to first hdc. 48 sts.

12th rnd: Ch 1. Working from left to right, instead of from right to left as usual, work 1 reverse sc in each sc around. Join with sl st to first sc.
Fasten off.

Ears (make 2).
Worked with 1 strand.
With 1 strand of A and smaller hook, ch 16. Join with sl st to first ch to form a ring.

1st rnd: Ch 1. 1 sc in each ch around. Join with sl st to first sc. 16 sc.
2nd rnd: Ch 1. 2 sc in first sc. 1 sc in each of next 6 sc. 2 sc in each of next 2 sc. 1 sc in each of next 6 sc. 2 sc in last sc. Join with sl st to first sc. 20 sc.

3rd to 5th rnds: Ch 1. 1 sc in each sc around. Join with sl st to first sc.

6th rnd: Ch 1. Sc2tog. 1 sc in each of next 6 sc. (Sc2tog) twice. 1 sc in each of next 6 sc. Sc2tog. Join with sl st to first st. 16 sts.

7th rnd: Ch 1. Sc2tog. 1 sc in each of next 4 sts. (Sc2tog) twice. 1 sc in each of next 4 sts. Sc2tog. Join with sl st to first st. 12 sts.

8th rnd: Ch 1. 1 sc in each st around. Join with sl st to first sc.

9th rnd: Ch 1. Sc2tog. 1 sc in each of next 2 sc. (Sc2tog) twice. 1 sc in each of next 2 sc. Sc2tog. Join with sl st to first st. 8 sts.

10th rnd: As 8th rnd.

11th rnd: Ch 1. (Sc2tog) 4 times. Join with sl st to first sc. Fasten off. Thread end through rem sts and draw up tightly. Fasten securely.

Eyes (make 2)
With 1 strand of B and smaller hook, ch 2.

1st rnd: 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook. Join with sl st to first sc.

2nd rnd: Ch 1. 2 sc in each sc around. Join with sl st to first sc. 12 sc. Fasten off.

FINISHING
Sew Ears to top edge of Basket as shown in picture.
Sew Eyes to front as shown in picture.

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