The Owl Crochet Basket / Container is living proof that functional can be beautiful. This thickly-stitched, owl-shaped basket is a fun project to make a storage vessel for your towels (as shown below) or for your yarns, or any other doodads or gizmos you want to store. Alternatively, it will function quite well on its own as a decoration for that special nook or cranny you had problems accessorizing. Given its large size and ease of making, it will be a worthwhile pattern to crochet for your home. A link to the free pattern is at the end of the post.