DROPS Extra / 0-549

DROPS Extra 0-549 by DROPS Design

Felted DROPS Easter basket in ”Eskimo”.

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DROPS design: Pattern no EE-242.
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Measurement before felting: diameter approx 30 cm / 11¾”.
Measurement after felting: diameter approx 22 cm / 8¾”.

Materials: DROPS ESKIMO from Garnstudio
200 g color no 24, yellow
50 g color no 07, orange
+ a remnant black for eyes (preferably thinner yarn)

DROPS DOUBLE POINTED AND CIRCULAR NEEDLE (60 cm / 24’’) size 8 mm/US 11 – or size needed to get 11 sts x 15 rows in stockinette st = 10 x 10 cm / 4’’ x 4’’.
DROPS CROCHET HOOK size 8 mm / L/11.

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pattern type: baskets, theme: animals, easter, kitchen, tips & help: felted,

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BASKET: Worked in the round.
Cast on 8 sts on double pointed needles size 8 mm / US 11 with yellow.
ROUND 1: K all sts.
ROUND 2: * K1, 1 YO *, repeat from *-*.
ROUND 3: K all sts – K YO into back of loop to avoid hole (= 16 sts).
ROUND 4: * K2, 1 YO *, repeat from *-*.
ROUND 5: Like round 3 (= 24 sts).
ROUND 6: * K3, 1 YO *, repeat from *-*.
Repeat round 5 and 6, but work 1 more st between each inc (change to circular needle when enough sts) until there 104 sts on round = the bottom of basket. P 1 round on all sts and now continue in stockinette st without inc for 15 cm / 6’’. Change to orange, K 1 round, P 1 round, K 1 round, P 1 round, and loosely bind off.

HEN: Worked in the round.
Cast on 24 sts on double pointed needles size 8 mm / US 11 with yellow. Insert a marker at beg of round = mid back.
P 1 round and continue in stockinette st.
When piece measures 6 cm / 2 3/8’’ dec 1 st on each side of marker and repeat the dec on every 8th round 3 more times and then on every 6th round 4 times = 8 sts.
K 1 more round, cut the thread, pull through remaining sts and fasten. Piece measures approx 40 cm / 15¾”.
Sew hen to basket – beg at bottom by P round on basket. Sew mid back of hen to basket.

COMB: Crochet from top of head and down along mid back with orange and crochet hook size 8 mm / L/11: 5 sc, turn and work return row as follows: 4 ch, 1 tr in first sc, 1 sc in next sc, * 4 ch, 1 tr in the same sc, 1 sc in next sc *, repeat from *-* a total of 3 times, cut the thread and fasten.

BEAK: Work 12 ch with orange and crochet hook size 8 mm / L/11 and form a ring with 1 sl st in first ch.
ROUND 1: 1 ch, * skip 1 ch, 1 sc in each of the next 3 ch *, repeat from *-*, and finish with 1 sl st in first ch = 9 sc.
ROUND 2: 1 ch * skip 1 sc, 1 sc in each of the next 2 sc *, repeat from *-*, and finish with 1 sl st in first ch = 6 sc.
ROUND 3: 1 ch, * skip 1 sc, 1 sc in next sc *, repeat from *-*, and finish with 1 sl st in first sc = 3 sc. Cut the thread and sew beak to front of hen, approx 10 cm / 4’’ from the top.

FELTING: Wash at 40C/104F with a detergent free of enzymes and optical bleach, with normal spin, but no pre-wash.
After wash shape the basket while still wet, and leave to dry.

EYES: After felting embroider 2 eyes in black.

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