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DROPS Easter: Crochet DROPS chicken basket in "Nepal".
DROPS Extra 0-908
DROPS design: Pattern no ne-080
Yarn group C
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Measurements: approx. height 22 cm / 8 3/4''

Materials: DROPS NEPAL from Garnstudio
200 g color no 0206m, light beige
50 g color no 3620, red
Some left-over yarn color no 2923, goldenrod
Some left-over yarn color no 0612, medium brown
Some left-over yarn color no 1101, white

DROPS CROCHET HOOK size 4 mm / G/6 - or size needed to get 18 sc = width 10 cm / 4''.

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  • DROPS NEPAL UNI COLOUR (50g)
    3.95 USD
NOTE: This pattern is written in American English. All measurements in charts are in cm. For conversion from cm to inch - click here. There are different terms for crocheting in British and American English. If this pattern includes crochet, click for "crochet terms" here. For this pattern in British English, please click here.
MAGIC CIRCLE:
When piece is worked in the round, start with this technique to avoid holes in the middle (instead of ch-ring): Hold the yarn end and wind the yarn one time around the index finger to make a loop. Hold the loop with left thumb and middle finger, place the yarn over left index finger. Insert hook through the loop, make a YO and pull yarn through loop, work ch 1, then work sc around the loop. When the desired no of sc have been reached, pull the yarn end to tighten the loop. Fasten the yarn end at the back. Continue to work in the round in a circle.

WORK IN THE ROUND IN A CIRCLE:
After last sc on the round, continue to next round with 1 sc in next sc (= first sc from previous round). NOTE: Insert a marker at the beg of round between last sc and 1st sc on round, move the marker upwards when working.

INCREASE TIP:
Inc 1 st by working 2 sc in next sc.

DECREASE TIP:
Dec 1 sc by working 2 sc tog as follows: * Insert hook in next sc, get yarn *, repeat from *-* one more time, make 1 YO and pull yarn through all 3 sts on hook.
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BASKET:
Worked in the round in a circle. Start by making a MAGIC CIRCLE - read explanation above - at the bottom of basket with light beige on hook size 4 mm / G/6.
ROUND 1: Work 8 sc in the magic circle. Read WORK IN THE ROUND IN A CIRCLE above.
ROUND 2: Inc 1 sc in every sc - Read INCREASE TIP above = 16 sc.
ROUND 3: * 1 sc in next sc, inc 1 sc *, repeat from *-* the entire round = 24 sc.
ROUND 4: * 1 sc in each of the next 2 sc, inc 1 sc *, repeat from *-* the entire round = 32 sc.
ROUND 5: * 1 sc in each of the next 3 sc, inc 1 sc *, repeat from *-* the entire round = 40 sc.
ROUND 6 (and then on every even numbered round): Work 1 sc in every sc.
ROUND 7: * 1 sc in each of the next 4 sc, inc 1 sc *, repeat from *-* the entire round = 48 sc.
ROUND 9: * 1 sc in each of the next 5 sc, inc 1 sc *, repeat from *-* the entire round = 56 sc.
ROUND 11: * 1 sc in each of the next 6 sc, inc 1 sc *, repeat from *-* the entire round = 64 sc.
ROUND 13: * 1 sc in each of the next 7 sc, inc 1 sc *, repeat from *-* the entire round = 72 sc.
ROUND 15: * 1 sc in each of the next 5 sc, inc 1 sc *, repeat from *-* the entire round = 84 sc.
ROUND 17: * 1 sc in each of the next 6 sc, inc 1 sc *, repeat from *-* the entire round = 96 sc.
ROUND 19: * 1 sc in each of the next 7 sc, inc 1 sc *, repeat from *-* the entire round = 108 sc.
ROUND 21: * 1 sc in each of the next 8 sc, inc 1 sc *, repeat from *-* the entire round = 120 sc.
Then work 1 sc in every sc until basket measures approx. 16 cm / 6 1/4'' vertically. When the last sc on the last round has been worked, move the marker to the 12th sc from hook (on the right side of the last sc, end of round = mid front of head). Do not cut the yarn.

HEAD:
Continue working 1 sc in each of the next 12 sc, there are now 24 sc in total counted from the st with marker. Now work the head in the round over these 24 sts as follows: Turn the basket so that st with marker is towards you, work 1 sc in this sc (this st is now 1st sc on round, move the marker upwards), continue with 1 sc in each of the next 23 sc = 24 sc on round. Move the marker upwards when working. Then work 1 sc in every sc for 5 more rounds (= 6 rounds in total).
Then dec as follows:
ROUND 1: * 1 sc in each of the next 4 sc, dec 1 sc - READ DECREASE TIP above *, repeat from *-* the entire round = 20 sc.
ROUND 2: * 1 sc in each of the next 3 sc, dec 1 sc *, repeat from *-* the entire round = 16 sc.
ROUND 3: * 1 sc in each of the next 2 sc, dec 1 sc *, repeat from *-* the entire round = 12 sc.
ROUND 4: * 1 sc in next sc, dec 1 sc *, repeat from *-* the entire round = 8 sc.
ROUND 5: Work all sc tog 2 by 2 = 4 sc, cut the yarn. Sew the last 4 sc tog with yarn end.

COCK'S COMB:
Worked back and forth. Ch 20 with red, then 1 sl st in 2nd ch from hook, then 1 sl st in every ch = 19 sl sts, turn. Skip 1st sl st, in next sl st work: 1 dc, 1 tr and 1 dc, skip 1 sl st, 1 sc in next sl st, skip 1 sl st, in next sl st work: 2 dc, 1 tr and 2 dc, skip 1 sl st, 1 sc in next sl st, skip 1 sl st, in next sl st work: 2 dc, 3 tr and 2 dc, skip 1 sl st, 1 sc in next sl st, skip 1 sl st, in next sl st work: 2 dc, 1 tr and 2 dc, skip 1 sl st, 1 sc in next sl st, skip 1 sl st, in next sl st work: 1 dc, 1 tr and 1 dc, finish with 1 sl st in the last sl st, fasten off.

BEAK:
Worked back and forth. Ch 2 with goldenrod.
ROW 1: Work 2 sc in 2nd ch from hook = 2 sc, turn.
ROW 2: Work ch 1, inc 1 sc in every sc = 4 sc, turn
ROW 3-4: Work ch 1, 1 sc in every sc.
ROW 5: ch 1, work all sc tog 2 by 2 = 2 sc.
ROW 6: ch 1, work the 2 sc tog = 1 sc. Fasten off.

TAIL:
Worked back and forth. Ch 12 with red, then 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook, then 1 sc in every ch = 11 sc, turn. Skip 1st sc, in next sc work 3 dc, skip 1 sc, 1 sc in next sc, skip 1 sc, in next sc work as follows: 1 dc, 3 tr and 1 dc, skip 1 sc, 1 sc in next sc, skip 1 sc, in next sc work 3 dc, finish with 1 sl st in last sc, fasten off.

WING:
Worked in the round in a circle. Start by making a MAGIC CIRCLE in light beige.
Work rounds 1 to 17 as on basket = 96 sc.
ROUND 18: Switch to red and work as follows: * 1 sc, skip 1 sc, 5 dc in next sc, skip 1 sc *, repeat from *-* the entire round, fasten off.

FLOWERS:
Worked in the round. Work 2 of each flower.
FLOWER 1:
ROUND 1: Ch 3 with goldenrod and form a ring with 1 sl st in first ch.
Ch 1, 8 sc in ch-ring, finish with 1 sl st in first sc.
ROUND 2: Work ch 1, * 1 sc in next sc, 3 ch *, repeat from *-* the entire round, finish with 3 ch and 1 sl st in 1st sc (= 8 ch-spaces). Fasten off.
FLOWER 2:
Work as FLOWER 1 but work 1ST ROUND with goldenrod and 2ND ROUND with red.
FLOWER 3:
Work as FLOWER 1 but work 1ST ROUND with red and 2ND ROUND with goldenrod.
FLOWER 4:
Work as FLOWER 1 but work 1ST ROUND with white and 2ND ROUND with red.
FLOWER 5:
Work as FLOWER 1 but work 1ST ROUND with goldenrod and 2ND ROUND with white.

ASSEMBLY:
Sew cock's comb to the top of head, sew the tail to the other side of basket.
Sew the beak at the front of head and embroider eyes with medium brown.
Place the wing over the basket, fasten it on one side. Use the wing as a lid.
Fasten the flowers on to basket and lid.
Fill some poly stuffing, paper or similar in the top of head to fill it out.




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