Dancing Sheep Basket crochet pattern by DivineDebris.com
Dancing Sheep Basket crochet pattern by DivineDebris.com

Hi there! The happiest of Tuesdays to you. This week I’ve got another new basket for ya. Now, I don’t keep things clean and organized much at all, because I don’t care to, but when I do the baskets are super useful and cute for it (how I wish I was a neat person but, alas, I am not). Like this week, the Dancing Sheep Basket, is another in my Dancing Sheep Line and it’s silly, easily to customize, and a really quick project. I made this in one night, I believe, and it holds so much… including the yarn for other projects, which is always helpful. I do hope you like it and check out the pdf for it in my Ravelry shop.

You can purchase an ad-free downloadable pdf of this pattern in my Ravelry shop for $.50 or my Craftsy shop for $.50.

Materials:

Gauge:

  • 4″ = 16 scs x 16 rows

Terms/ stitches:

  • Magic circle
  • RS: right side (side that faces out)
  • Ch: chain
  • St: stitch
  • Slip st: slip stitch
  • Sc: single crochet
  • Spike sc: spike single crochetRavelry link

Notes:

  • This pattern is worked in the round, with a slip st into the first st from the last st.
  • The ch 1 at the beginning of the row does not count as a stitch.
  • Following the base, sc into the back loop only.
  • If you don’t work this pattern in the back loop only, it might end up leaning. You can block the finished item to make it lean less.
  • This pattern is worked from the bottom up
  • All of the stitches in this pattern are single crochets, because of this the sides portion (where all the color changes are) only tells you how many stitches to do in what color, this is what the number in the parentheses means.
  • Color A is purple, color B is black, color C mint, color D is cream, and color E is brown.
  • When changing colors at the beginning of the row, just pull up the new color where you start the row.
  • Also check out this post about tapestry crochet from Moogly, it’s helpful.

Finished measurements:

  • Height: 5.5″ (sides), 6.5″ (handles pulled up)
  • Diameter: 8.5″ 
  • Base: 5″ in diameter

    Dancing Sheep Basket crochet pattern by DivineDebris.com
    Dancing Sheep Basket crochet pattern by DivineDebris.com

Pattern Instructions

Base:

Row 1: A: Create a magic circle, ch 1, sc 6 times into the circle, slip st into the first st – 6 scs
Row 2: Ch 1, sc twice into the same st as join, sc twice into the next 5 sts, slip st into the first st – 12 scs
Row 3: Ch 1, sc twice into the same st as join, sc into the next st, *sc twice into the next st, sc into the next st,* repeat from * to * 4 more times, slip st into the first st – 18 scs
Row 4: Ch 1, sc twice into the same st as join, sc into the next 2 sts, *sc twice into the next st, sc into the next 2 sts,* repeat from* to * 4 more times, slip st into the first st – 24 scs
Row 5: Ch 1, sc twice into the same st as join, sc into the next 3 sts, *sc twice into the next st, sc into the next 3 sts,* repeat from* to * 4 more times, slip st into the first st – 30 scs
Row 6: Ch 1, sc twice into the same st as join, sc into the next 4 sts, *sc twice into the next st, sc into the next 4 sts,* repeat from* to * 4 more times, slip st into the first st – 36 scs
Row 7: Ch 1, sc twice into the same st as join, sc into the next 5 sts, *sc twice into the next st, sc into the next 5 sts,* repeat from* to * 4 more times, slip st into the first st – 42 scs
Row 8: Ch 1, sc twice into the same st as join, sc into the next 6 sts, *sc twice into the next st, sc into the next 6 sts,* repeat from* to * 4 more times, slip st into the first st – 48 scs

Row 9: Ch 1, sc twice into the same st as join, sc into the next 7 sts, *sc twice into the next st, sc into the next 7 sts,* repeat from* to * 4 more times, slip st into the first st – 54 scs
Row 10: Ch 1, sc twice into the same st as join, sc into the next 8 sts, *sc twice into the next st, sc into the next 8 sts,* repeat from* to * 4 more times, slip st into the first st – 60 scs
Row 11: Ch 1, sc twice into the same st as join, sc into the next 9 sts, *sc twice into the next st, sc into the next 9 sts,* repeat from* to * 4 more times, slip st into the first st – 66 scs
Row 12: Ch 1, sc twice into the same st as join, sc into the next 10 sts, *sc twice into the next st, sc into the next 10 sts,* repeat from* to * 4 more times, slip st into the first st – 72 scs
Row 13: Ch 1, sc twice into the same st as join, sc into the next 11 sts, *sc twice into the next st, sc into the next 11 sts,* repeat from* to * 4 more times, slip st into the first st – 78 scs

Sides:
Note:

  • Every row of the sides are worked into the back loop only. Slip st into both loops at the end of the row, this will help keep your seam straight.
  • Every stitch in the sides portion of the pattern is a single crochet, because of this the directions only tell you what color (ie: Color A, Color B, etc…) and the number in the parentheses then tells you how many single crochets to make.
  • Following the ch 1, the first st is worked into the same st as join.

(RS) Row 14: A: Ch 1, (78), slip st into the first st – 78 scs
Rows 15 – 17: A: Ch 1, (3), B: (1), A: (5), B: (1), *A: (6), B: (1), A: (5), B: (1),* repeat from * to * 4 more times, A: (3), slip st into the first st – 78 scs
Fasten off colors A and B.
Row 18: C: Ch 1, (3), D: (7), *C: (6), D: (7),* repeat from * to * 4 more times, C: (3), slip st into the first st – 78 scs
Row 19: C: Ch 1, (2), D: (9), *C: (4), D: (9),* repeat from * to * 4 more times, C: (2), slip st into the first st – 78 scs
Rows 20 – 21: C: Ch 1, (1), D: (11), *C: (2), D: (11),* repeat from * to * 4 more times, C: (1), slip st into the first st – 78 scs
Rows 22 – 23: C: Ch 1, (1), D: (4), E: (3), D: (4), *C: (2), D: (4), E: (3), D: (4).* repeat from * to * 4 more times, C: (1), slip st into the first st – 78 scs
Row 24: C: Ch 1, (1), D: (3), E: (4), D: (3), *C: (2), D: (3), E: (4), D: (3).* repeat from * to * 4 more times, C: (1), slip st into the first st – 78 scs
Row 25: C: Ch 1, (1), D: (1), E: (3), B: (1), E: (1), B: (1), E: (3), D: (1), *C: (2), D: (1), E: (3), B: (1), E: (1), B: (1), E: (3), D: (1),* repeat from * to * 4 more times, C: (1), slip st into the first st – 78 scs
Fasten off color B.
Row 26: C: Ch 1, (1), D: (1), E: (9), D: (1), *C: (2), D: (1), E: (9), D: (1).* repeat from * to * 4 more times, C: (1), slip st into the first st – 78 scs
Row 27: C: Ch 1, (1), D: (4), E: (3), D: (4), *C: (2), D: (4), E: (3), D: (4).* repeat from * to * 4 more times, C: (1), slip st into the first st – 78 scs
Fasten off colors C and E.
Row 28: A: Ch 1, (2), D: (9), *A: (4), D: (9),* repeat from * to * 4 more times, A: (2), slip st into the first st – 78 scs
Row 29: A: Ch 1, (3), D: (7), *A: (6), D: (7),* repeat from * to * 4 more times, A: (3), slip st into the first st – 78 scs
Fasten off color D.
Row 30: A: Ch 1, (78), slip st into the first st – 78 scs
Note: row 30 does not need to be worked in the BLO.

Handles:
Row 31: A: Ch 1, sc into the same st as join and into the next 11 sts, ch 20, skip the next 15 sts, sc into the next 24 sts, ch 20, skip the next 15 sts, sc into the next 12 sts, slip st into the first st – 48 scs, 2 ch-20 spaces
Row 32: A: Ch 1, sc into the same st as join and into the next 87 sts (this counts sc and ch spaces from row 31), slip st into the first st – 88 scs
Row 33: A: Ch 1, sc into the same st as join and into the next 11 sts, spike sc around the next 20 sts and down to row 31, sc into the next 24 sts, spike sc around the next 20 sts and down into row 31, sc into the next 12 sts, slip st into the first st – 48 scs, 40 spike scs
Fasten off, weave in all your ends.

 

See ya next week!

This post is linked to Hookin’ on Hump Day 143 and Linky Ladies Community Link party #104.

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3 thoughts on “The Sheep is in the Basket!

  • May 16, 2017 at 4:20 pm
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    Thank you for sharing this pattern. Love the colours, just hope I can get them in the uk. Love your “dancing sheep” range.

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  • May 23, 2017 at 8:50 am
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    Just found this pattern while surfing thru Ravelry looking for something for a 10 year olds birthday…it is super adorable. Definitely buying the pattern and adding your blog to my list of crochet favs! Thank you so much, if I have any issues is there a way to contact you for help?

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  • June 18, 2017 at 2:53 pm
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    Cute, cute, cute! Thanks for sharing your pattern.

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