Friday, March 21, 2008

Happy Easter and Crochet Basket

I saw this little basket on Knot Garden site a couple of weeks ago and felt very inspired to make one of my own. I'm new at crocheting and I found this easy to make, the hardest part was using the fabric stiffener. I found it difficult to shape the basket. With all the fun pictures of pincushion around blogland, I was inspired to make this 5" basket (including the handle) into a pincushion. Do you see the chocolate egg inside? I found this Stuffed Eggies pattern here.

Happy Easter to everyone and I hope the easter bunny remembers to bring you chocolate.

21 comments:

Darlene said...

Wendy, that's adorable - I'm amazed at how quickly you've picked up on crocheting! You are a true talent, my friend.

yellowfarmhouse said...

That is so cute Ms Wendy and I fell in love with the one on Knot Garden as well and wanted to make one, but you actually got it done.

Have a wonderful Easter :)

Hugs - Karen

Diana said...

Nice job on the basket, and it's a great idea for a pincushion! And thanks for the link to the egg pattern, too cute!

Thimbleanna said...

Very cute Wendy! Have a wonderful Easter!

Libby said...

What a sweet little basket . . . every bit worth the fussing *s*

Ginger Patches said...

What a cute basket!! Thanks for the link for the egg :)

FabricMom said...

That is just too adorable. What a great idea. Thanks for sharing.

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

What a lovely little egg basket...

May Kristin said...

What a cute little basket and pincushion! Have a Happy Easter!

KSedlak said...

My goodness, Wendy you have so many wonderful talents. I love the little basket and it will be much more useful as a pin cushion.
Happy Easter
Hugs,
Karen

de vliegende koe said...

Happy Easter Wendy! Though I love chocolate, I hope the Easter Bunny will bring me fabrics...

Guðrún said...

This so cute.

Wendy K said...

I love the little crochet basket and the idea to make it into a pincushion is pure genius! Hope you have a Happy Easter.

Knot Garden said...

I love those colours, makes me think of chocolate and lime or chocolate and mint ... the shaping looks perfect to me. It's just right for Easter!

julieQ said...

Lovely, darling basket for the holiday. Happy Easter!

Mar said...

Wendy, you find the cutest things! Happy Easter!

Dawn said...

Oh it is sooo cute! I love it!

Pam said...

Very cute Wendy.

Happy Easter!

Jackie said...

Very cute basket, clever chocolate egg pincushion! Happy Easter!

Lea said...

Wendy, This basket is so lovely. My friend does crochetting and I have to show this basket for her! She'll love it.*S*

Red Geranium Cottage said...

What a cute little basket. Love it!!