Basket of Hearts Snuggle Tubbie

The Basket of Hearts is part of the Snuggle Tubbie Series and provides lots of comfort for our shelter friends.

The concept of the tubbie patterns are to give a safe little place for the animals to be able to crawl into for privacy and to get away from the hustle and bustle of the shelter activities.
Designer
Rae French
Materials
2 skeins yarn (1 bulky weight, 1 worsted weight)
Crochet hook, size K
Size
Model size is 9 inches diameter and 4 inches high.
Pattern Note
Model uses Lamb's Pride Bulky Weight Wool/Mohair blend, color: M-200 Strawberry Smoothie; Caron 100% DuPont Acrylic, color: 0001 White.
Instructions

Pattern is worked throughout with two strands of yarn together.

With variegated and white yarn together, make a slip knot to begin, ch 1, 12 SC in ring (do not join), add marker. Tighten ring to close hole.

Row 1: 1 SC, 2 SC in next stitch (inc), continue to marker = 18 sts.
Row 2: 2 SC, inc, continue to marker = 24 sts.
Row 3: 3 SC, inc, continue to marker = 30 sts.
Row 4: 4 SC, inc, continue to marker = 36 sts.
Row 5: 5 SC, inc, continue to marker = 42 sts.
Row 6: 6 SC, inc, continue to marker = 48 sts.
Row 7: 7 SC, inc, continue to marker = 54 sts.
Continue in this pattern until desired diameter of bottom.

To create bottom edge, continue to work with variegated and white yarn together, work SC in the back loop only of each stitch to marker.

To work sides, continue to work with variegated and white yarn together, work SC in the back loop only of each stitch around.

To work top edge, hold together two strands of white yarn, SC in both loops while working the crab stitch (see image below).

Finish off weaving long threads into work.

Modeling the Basket of Hearts Snuggle Tubbie is Madeline, a petite 4 year old, 4 pound Chihuahua at the Multnomah County Animal Services, Troutdale, Oregon. She wasn't quite sure what we wanted her to do, but she did a wonderful job anyway. Madeline is waiting for her forever home. If she has captured your heart, make an appointment to visit.

Copyright Notice
This pattern is provided for the Snuggles Project (www.snugglesproject.org) and is for personal use only.
Copyright Hugs for Homeless Animals (www.h4ha.org). All rights reserved.