Monday, May 06, 2013

Crochet Chicken Basket ~ Henny Penny Free Pattern from Drops Yarn

Happy Monday everyone!

I am so excited to show you the new project I just finished!

Cluck! Cluck!

It is a Chicken Basket!

I made it from this Fabulous & FUN Free Pattern from Drops Yarn!

It is a simple and very well written pattern that I just added a couple of ideas to to make it more of my own!

I will show you the photos of what I added below.

As you can see from the first photo, it is a basic basket shape that easily increases in the round as you go.

I love the simple design, retro colors and European feel the project has!

Drops Yarn has a USA Superstore  - Nordic Mart - in CA that has a wonderful website & service!

Drops yarn and prices are incredible, and they are running a 35% off sale for the month of May 2013 on all of their wool yarn!

Here is the "wing" that is attached to flap over the top opening.

I made mine a bit bigger because...

I changed mine up a bit by inserting a basket inside to give it structure and a handle!

It is easily removed by just opening the wing flip top and pulling it out.

I also added an extra flower in the center of the wing with a vintage yellow button sewn inside for extra texture, interest and retro feel.
It matches the...

... vintage red & yellow buttons I sewed together to make a button closure that attaches to  one if the flower petal loops sewn on the front to the basket so that it will stay securely closed around the basket.

The last thing I added to the design was to close off the head opening that they left open in the pattern to keep the polyfil stuffing from falling out of the head.

To do this, I just crocheted a granny circle and chose yellow and white to look like a slice of hard boiled egg. :)

He asked if it could be a picnic basket filled with Fried Chicken!

What a good idea R-Chee!

Now you know what we will be doing today!

What are you up to?

Please leave us a note and let us know!

We cannot wait to hear all about it!

Melissa & R-Chee


Mitch and Molly said...

Your chicken basket is just adorable, Melissa! What a great idea for hot rolls on the table too!

Meredith LeBlanc said...

R-Chee, we think you deserve a basket full of fried chicken! or some other yummy eatables!

Meredith & Scarlet

Dip-Dip and the Bridge said...

That has got to be the pretties basket ever! Just love it, the colours and vintage buttons are perfect!
Lynne x

Tweedles -- that's me said...

The chicky basket is adorable!
And she looks so happy to live in your house!