Hoot Owl Set: Crochet Basket, Pencil Case and Soap Saver

Hoot Owl Soap Saver, Basket, and Pencil Case

This basket was a hoot and a half to make! The hoot was watching it form nice firm sides and the half was the several half-times I had to take while making it.

The front- and back-post stitches with a double strand of worsted weight just about did me in.  But a few feathers here (does it look like feathers to you, too?) and a few feathers there and she’s done.  Smile

I’m learning a lot along those lines lately. Here a little, there a little and life gets lived. I don’t have to – nor can I – go at the pace I used to go at.

It’s not like I’m an owl flying across an ocean, no place to rest my wings.  As long as I keep flying, no one is clocking my speed.  And if they are, well, they should look to their own skies, to be honest.  Smile

Back to the Basket

Hoot Owl Container

Here’s the It’s a Hoot Owl Container pattern on Ravelry.  (You’ll need a free membership, but it’s easy to sign up.)

While you’re on Ravelry, be sure to take a peek at the Red Heart Ravelry group monthly crochet alongs.  They’ve helped me stay focused on what I can do rather than what I can’t.  And I’m so thankful because … well … because.

Crocheters in the April “along” used the owl basket pattern to make a kitty cat basket, jungle-theme basket, flowery baskets, and more!

Pencil Case Pattern

The coordinating pencil case is basically a patterned-up Simple Pencil Case, in the same two colors I used in the owl basket.

The pattern goes something like this, but feel free to mix up your stitches and play with pattern:Butterfly, Pencil Case and Soap Saver

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Using Red Heart Super Savers in Carrot:

Chain 15.

Round 1: Working in rounds (ovals), sc in 2nd ch from hook and ea st across AND around.  Here’s an explanation of working crochet in ovals.

Round 2: Ch 1, sc around, join w/ sl st.

Rounds 3-4: Ch 3, dc around, join w/ sl st.

Switch to Red Heart with Love in Cornsilk

Just let the color you aren’t using drop, don’t fasten off because you’ll pick it up again soon.

Round 5: Ch 1, sc around, join w/ sl st.

Back to Carrot

Rounds 6-7: Ch 3, dc around, join w/ sl st.

Rounds 8-9: Ch 1, sc around, join w/ sl st.

Rounds 10-11: Ch 3, dc around, join w/ sl st.

Back to Cornsilk

Round 12: Repeat Round 5.

Back to Carrot

Rounds 13-19: Repeat Rounds 6-11.

Round 20: Ch 4, [skip one st, dc in next st, ch 1]. Repeat around. Join with sl st in ch 3 of beginning chains.

Round 21: Ch 1, sc around, join with sl st. Finish off.

Make the tie: Crochet a chain in Cornsilk long enough to weave in and out of holes in round 20.

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Soap Saver

The soap saver is basically a mini pencil case.  I just begin with 11 chains rather than 15. And make fewer rounds.

Basically, 2 rounds of sc, 2 rounds of dc, [a round of sc, 2 rounds of dc]. Repeat between [] once more. Finish as for pencil case.

The Butterfly


The butterfly pattern is the same one I use for Butterfly Babies. It’s a perfect little pattern to use up remaining yarn and make a coordinating gift.

Whether you fly high or fly low, or fly fast or fly slow, do this one thing: Keep flying. And resting.

Ok, so that’s two things.  Smile

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