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cswider5967343    April 24, 2015
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How do you start pattern..? instructions don't tell how many chain stitches to make before going into the 8HDC

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Deja Jetmir  May 1, 2015
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Hi there, there is no starting chain. It is worked into a magic adjustable loop. You can see a tutorial on my website. :)

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Verna Vansickle    March 29, 2015
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can this owl pattern be downsized for vanity for washcloths

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Deja Jetmir  April 3, 2015
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You bet. :) Just substitute the bulky yarn for a lighter weight. :) You can also use less strands to cut the size. :)

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dcamalot    December 12, 2014
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Hi there, any chance you might do a knitted version of this pattern, I crazy love this, though have never crocheted but can knit most patterns well:) Thanks so much, Ali

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Deja Jetmir  December 19, 2014
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Wish I could. :) I'm not a very good knitter so I wouldn't even know where to start to make it as knit. :)

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JuneeB Designs    November 22, 2014
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I received my kit a couple days ago (Owl Basket and Owl Basket 2), and I'm really pumped to try this out. Deja, have you ever tried to incorporate handles into this? I have so many different crochet basket patterns, and after I try this one out following the pattern exactly, I'd like to combine this one with a pattern called Chunky Crochet Basket, which has handles crocheted in. I'm in LOVE with making baskets, and my sister already wants me to make her one.

Thank you for sharing this, Deja, this is going to definitely be a favorite, I'm so glad I purchased these kits!

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Deja Jetmir  December 1, 2014
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One of the customers put handles on the owl basket and it was really cute. You can add them by using chains on the 2nd to last round the size you want the handles. Then on the last round, HDC over the chains to make nice and sturdy handles. :)

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dle91350100000164623592    November 20, 2014
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I received the updated pattern for Owl Basket. After completing the basket, it does not measure 12" high only 6" high. I really wanted to make this as a Christmas gift for my cousin who absolutely loves owls. I followed pattern very diligently did I miss something? please help... Thank You

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Deja Jetmir  November 21, 2014
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I think you left me the same message on my website so I will answer here as well in case anyone else is having troubles. First off how many rounds is the basket portion? I ask since you mentioned your pattern seemed not complete in the other message. Second, what weight yarn are you using? Anything other then the recommended bulky will give you a different size. Third, are you using four strand held together? And lastly, what is your gauge reAding? These are the most likely culprits of a different size basket.

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mimilampesta    November 17, 2014
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Hi Deja! I am loving this owl basket so much. However, I've run out of yarn about halfway through, and need to order more. I can't seem to find the color/brand of yarn used. Can you help? Thanks so much!

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Deja Jetmir  November 21, 2014
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How is your gauge? The yarn supplied in the kit (if that is how you obtained your yarn) should be enough for the whole pattern. If you like the size it is turning out with the gauge you have then you might have to buy the yarn through a different website in the mean time. I know that Craftsy is currently out of stock on the recommended yarn (Cascade Eco), they told me they are working on getting it back in stock, but I don't have a timeline on when it will be available.

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Deja Jetmir    November 14, 2014
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Nothing new in the pattern update. Just needed to update the yarn requirements for the owl basket kit. :)

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Aunti-M    November 5, 2014
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You got my vote,,, good luck I hope you win ! ! !

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MarjoK    October 4, 2014
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I've made these owl baskets in different sizes and different colours, and they always turn out beautifully! I think I've made nine of them thus far, and right now I'm working on the tenth. In the small ones I store smaller amounts of yarn and the big one holds the bigger skeins. The pattern is easy to follow and these are so much fun to make! Thank you for sharing :)

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Deblukin4588170    September 21, 2014
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I am unable to download the pattern. I have tried using different browsers with no luck. How can I obtain the pattern I purchased?

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Deja Jetmir  September 26, 2014
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Hi there, did you get this yet? I only get these comments once a week. So sorry, if you have any problems or still cannot download (some Craftsy buyers are having this problem lately with the site), just email me directly (head to crocheteverafter.com and click on "Contact Me") and I can send it to you in the mean time. So sorry about that again.

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Zreekee    September 21, 2014
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counterfeit up again! ugh! http://www.craftsy.com/pattern/crocheting/home-decor/owl-basket/109409

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Deja Jetmir  September 26, 2014
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A super wonderful person got Craftsy to take it down. One down two to go. :)

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Carmfuria261639    August 31, 2014
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I received an email saying there was a new version of this pattern. I've been all over the site looking for it with no luck. What exactly is the new version vs. the old version?

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Deja Jetmir  September 5, 2014
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Hi there, You can re-download it from your pattern library. Just click on the pattern it you should receive the new one. The actual pattern did not change. I just added some extra special instructions about substituting yarn and making the basket in different sizes. :)

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vingaraej2494731    August 10, 2014
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Does anyone reply t/t? I have asked below?

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vingaraej2494731    August 10, 2014
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I'm interested in buying this pattern, but have concerns. Is t/pattern mailed t/u? What is a "magic adjustable loop"? I've been crocheting f/over 43 yrs & have never heard this terminology before. I don't want t/purchase something & not be able t/follow t/pattern. Please advise.

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vingaraej2494731  August 10, 2014
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Also, how big is this?

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vingaraej2494731  August 10, 2014
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I just found t/dimensions.

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Deja Jetmir  August 15, 2014
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Hi there, sorry for the late reply. I only receive a weekly digest of comments from Craftsy unfortunately. I see you found the dimensions. The magic adjustable loop is also known as the magic adjustable ring. It's a foundation that creates a completely closed hole. I have video tutorials for it on my website if you've never tried it before. The pattern is an instant download that you can print at home.

If you have any other questions I can get back to much faster if you want to contact me straight through my website: crocheteverafter.com and I will help you in anyway I can. :)

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Annette Magyar    July 28, 2014
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Help! I am almost finished with the owl basket and I have run out of yarn. I am on row 26 of 27 and one more eye to make. My gauge is correct, all of my stitch counts have come out correctly the height is correct but the diameter is much larger than listed in the pattern. I cannot figure out why.

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Deja Jetmir  August 1, 2014
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Hi there, I'm sorry if you are having any trouble. Are you sure the gauge is right on? With such large stitches if you are just slightly off it could result in a huge difference in size and yarn used. The two skeins will only have about 20 yards leftover (tried to use as much as possible since they are so expensive). I would like to help you further. Craftsy only sends me a weekly update of comments left. You can contact me on my website (it's at the bottom of the pattern) and I can get back to you much faster.

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Robynbrowes    July 17, 2014
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The basket is super cute, but if I had realized the yarn needed to be wound by hand and the pattern was hold-4 then I wouldn't have purchased the kit. Also, the eyes turn out to be asymmetrical when I followed the pattern.

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decemberw506919769  November 15, 2014
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Make a notch in a toilet paper tube, put it on piece of a hand held mixer and let'r rip! Saw it on you tube and will never hand wind my skeins again! Once you get used to real, good quality wool you'll never go back especially for garments as it breathes, unlike the acrylic crap you get at craft stores.

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kkoechli1032037    May 22, 2014
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Hi! I purchased the kit with this pattern and yarn and there was not enough yarn to complete the pattern. How can I get more yarn so I can finish it? I followed the pattern, so I'm not sure why I ran out.

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Deja Jetmir  May 23, 2014
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Hi there, how was your gauge reading? There should be enough to complete the project with some leftover. :)

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kkoechli1032037  May 23, 2014
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I do tend to crochet a bit tight, but it looks like I'm pretty close. My gauge is correct on the rows but maybe a 1/4 inch short on the HDCs depending where I measure.

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Deja Jetmir  May 26, 2014
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That might be causing it. There is maybe 20 yards or so leftover after the project so it's a pretty close guage. I have a video on my website that shows working the first round of the basket so you can see how tightly I crochet the stitches. If you need further help, please feel free to contact me through my website. Unfortunately, Craftsy doesn't have an automatic notification system when a comment is left here, so I miss them for a couple of days and I would like to get back to you much sooner than that. :)

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kkoechli1032037  May 26, 2014
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Thanks! I will check that out and contact you through the website if I have more questions. I really appreciate you help and look forward to making this basket work!

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smiller562154032    May 17, 2014
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What is a "Magic Adjustable Hoop" and where can I get one?
The only crochet hooks I have are letters so what hook should I use for this pattern?

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christine59724  May 22, 2014
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She is saying"magic adjustable LOOP" and is is a way to start your projects instead of crocheting into the "second loop" she has a tutorial on how to work this stitch.

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Deja Jetmir  May 23, 2014
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Sorry I didn't get back to you sooner. I unfortunately only get a weekly notice of comments left. I have a few tutorials that will show you how to make a magic adjustable loop on my website. :)

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wasabisam    May 15, 2014
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Hi Deja,

I just ordered the kit, and received the yarn today. The pattern says to use a 10mm hook and I have an N hook that is 10mm (http://www.amazon.com/Rosewood-Crochet-Hook-Size-10mm/dp/B003D7MC1M), but I see P referenced in an earlier comment. Do I have the right sized hook or should I get a different one?

Thanks in advance!

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Deja Jetmir  May 16, 2014
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Hi there, different manufacturers state different letters for their 10mm hook. You want to stick with the 10mm and not go with the letter (not sure why they are different for different companies). :)

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wasabisam  May 19, 2014
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I kind of thought that might be the case, but wasn't sure. Thanks for the confirmation! :)

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1LazyDazy    May 13, 2014
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Hi Deja, I fell in love with your basket at first glance, so I just ordered the kit. I am so excited to get started on this project when the yarn arrives!

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Deja Jetmir  May 16, 2014
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Thanks so much!!

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Maryann Gorman    March 18, 2014
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Hi Deja, I just finished the base and am loving this pattern. It's quite a workout for the hands and arms, with all that thick yarn and big hook! Anyway, over on Ravelry I see a couple of people are saying they just made two of the first eye and flipped the second one, since the two different eye patterns made slightly asymmetric eyes. Do you see a problem with doing that little trick? Thanks for a fun great pattern!

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Deja Jetmir  March 21, 2014
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You can definitely flip the eye; however, you will get a "right side" eye and a "wrong side" eye so they will look a little different. I went with the lesser of two evils and made the second eye facing the "right side" but had to adjust the pattern slightly to make that happen. So if you look closely at the left eye in the picture you can see the asymmetry, but I thought it was less noticeable than flipping the eye. :) You can try both and see which one you like better.

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Maryann Gorman  March 21, 2014
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Thank you!

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Sheri Austin    March 4, 2014
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I'm a beginner. What is the difficulty level for this project? Wondering if could do it?

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Sheri Austin  March 4, 2014
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I ordered it . . . will give it a try!

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Deja Jetmir  March 21, 2014
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Sorry I didn't reply back. I don't get an email every time someone comments, just kind of a weekly recap and it doesn't include all the comments. I will have to see if I can get this changed somehow. Sorry about that. :(

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decemberw506919769  November 15, 2014
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Being determined is everything. I youtube all the stitches and techniques for knitting and crocheting and you can get really far really fast that way or take a couple classes at the local yarn store.

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kkitlon    February 20, 2014
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I fell in love with this owl at first sight - and love the pattern. My first try, I used a "natural' worsted weight (2 strands) and a G hook. I plan on making many variations of this - thank you!

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Deja Jetmir  February 21, 2014
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Thanks so much!!

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ashleybecker22    January 26, 2014
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I'm wanting to make this and wondering if you double or triple strand the yarn while working it? I see it says 900 yards which seems like an awful lot, lol.

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Deja Jetmir  January 29, 2014
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You actually quadruple the yarn. :)
As you can see from the picture it takes very few rounds to finish it and those are full sized bath towels rolled up in it.

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Naw3    January 8, 2014
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I just purchased the pattern and can't seam to find it can some one please help

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stitch2  January 29, 2014
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You should find it under "My Patterns" in your profile section. Hope that helps.

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chris.sarah.claire.carmen    December 20, 2013
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Love your pattern! I found the tip of the second eye a little tricky but it turned out wonderful. Thank you! Oh and I used Bernat Handicrafter off white cotton.

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Deja Jetmir  February 21, 2014
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That eye is a little tricky, I'm glad you got it!

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BoonJ    November 10, 2013
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Please can you tell me what a good alternative to Cascade Yarns would be as I can't get it in England. Thank you.

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Deja Jetmir  November 15, 2013
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Do you have Lion Brand thick and quick? That is a good alternative and you can use less strands to get gauge.

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BoonJ  November 25, 2013
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I haven't been able to find Lion Brand. I've got Rowan purelife which is a chunky. Would two strands sufficient? I tried three and it was really difficult.

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Deja Jetmir  November 29, 2013
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You can definitely use that. Also if the two strands is enough to make gauge then that's perfect. :)

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yuna3022    September 9, 2013
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I'm having a problem with this project. I cannot find the preferred brand of yarn at any of my local stores and really don't want to order online. I bought some bulky weight wool as sugguested, but had a really hard time starting the project with a P hook and four strands of the yarn, so I used a Q hook instead. I'm only on the 7th round and the base of the basket is getting really big. I'm afraid this is turning into an epic failure. Any suggestions?

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Deja Jetmir  September 13, 2013
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The stitches are going to be very tight when using the P hook. That gives it the ability to stand on its own without being filled. It's almost like working amigurumi on a really large scale. You want super tight stitches.

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robbie1234    September 6, 2013
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what is a majic adjustable loop? does that mean after I've done 8 hdc that I join the ends together then do 16 hdc (2 sts in each stc?)?

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yuna3022  September 9, 2013
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You might google it and find a tutorial for it or even a youtube video, but you first make a chain of four and then join it, and then do the 8 hdcs into it. Hope that helps :)

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Deja Jetmir  September 13, 2013
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I have a video tutorial on my website that shows how to do a magic adjustable loop. :)

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robbie1234  September 13, 2013
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Thanks - I was able to find it and replicate it. Loving the pattern - it's going to be the perfect gift for my daughter who's a teacher!

thanks

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christine59724    July 18, 2013
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I love this pattern, it is so easy to work and although I didn't use the required yarn amounts my basket turned out quite well and my daughter loved it! Thanks you for the pattern.

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Deja Jetmir  July 19, 2013
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That's fantastic! I'm so glad you like it. Thanks so much!

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christine59724  July 26, 2013
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you are most welcome.

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DonnaCatalano  January 30, 2014
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When I receive a message that says this pattern has been updated, do I need to download it again? Thanks

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christine59724  January 31, 2014
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I usually do, sometimes it might be just a little change like a ch3 instead of ch2 or it could be something major, but I usually download the update and check out the updates, hope that helps.

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Deja Jetmir  February 7, 2014
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Hi there, the update was just a fixing of the material list. No change to the actual pattern. :)

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Nevada5    February 13, 2014
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This pattern has been easy, but I have one question. I think there is a mistake in Eye #1. Eye #2 ends with HDC, SC. It seems that #1 should start that way to eliminate the drop-off.
My daughter saw this before the eyes were on and thought that it would make a great tote or, if bigger, a beach bag.

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Deja Jetmir  February 14, 2014
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Hey there, The pattern is correct. :) The ending for eye 2 is to keep from having the offset when finishing the eye. There is no offset on the first eye since it ends with the eye point.

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Rita Maria    February 9, 2014
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Hello Deja, greetings from Brazil :) I absolutely LOVED your Owl Basket and I wanna make it !!! It's so cute. The eyes are amazing. Great idea :D Never saw one like them before. Congrats for the design. I'd like to get this pattern but I have some questions about it. Do you have a facebook page to talk to me about it?Thank you so much and happy hooking !!!

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Deja Jetmir  February 14, 2014
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Hi there, I have a website where you can contact me. crocheteverafter.com :)

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Rita Maria  February 16, 2014
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Going there :) Muahhh

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Rhonda Vaughan  April 10, 2014
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I love your Owl Basket, I have made mine and it does not compare to your product sample picture. I used the Thick and Quick Wool-Ease as you suggested for the substitute. I used two strands to make the correct gauge It is very flimsy not sturdy and I do not like the shape. Any suggestions? I don't know of anything further I can do to fix it. MG_8685.jpg

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Deja Jetmir  April 11, 2014
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Hi there, so sorry to hear you are having trouble. Make sure that you use a hook that will produce the stiffest stitches possible. You might need to go smaller than the 10mm with the substituted yarn. It should be like a large version of amigurumi.

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Robynbrowes  July 17, 2014
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I made this project but could not "hold-4" so I used two strands instead with an 8mm hook and then purchased an inexpensive wicker basket to insert inside and give the owl shape.

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