Friday, 26 February 2016

Easter Baskets

I've been trying out a couple of different baskets to put my Easter goodies in. 
The brown one is a tutorial from Olivia @  Girlybunches. I used Aran wool and a size 6mm hook.
I was quite surprised by how easy it was to follow the tutorial, I'm only a novice when it comes to crochet but thanks to the wonder that is YouTube I'm getting a little more adventurous with my stitches. 
Then I thought I would try a pattern out of my own (the yellow basket). I was quite surprised at how well it turned out. I'm going to embellish it with a few crocheted flowers, then fill it full of chocolate. How long it will stay full for is another matter ;)
I've also decided to join the The Splendid Sampler Quilt Along. There are two 6" blocks a week using lots of different techniques. I'm hoping to get the first four blocks finished this weekend and post some pictures next week.

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I've also put my name down for a couple of swaps. Sign ups are still open so if you fancy joining in pop over to
Tracy @ MadAbout Bags for her Stationary Swap

Super Stationery Swap

And Kimberley @ Creative Chaos for her Easter Swap. You'll have to be quick as sign ups for this one close tomorrow

Easter Swap

Have a great weekend and enjoy whatever you have planned.

Melanie xxx


  1. I love the baskets, such a great idea for Easter gifts. The chocolate wouldn't last long here...

  2. Hello Swap Mate! Just going to have a snoop around and see if I can find an email address and some clues to you... talk soon! Laura

  3. Oh man...I missed the cut off for the Easter swap. That's what I get for not being on top of all the goings on with h my bloggy friends. Enjoy your swaps, my friend.

  4. Aww, the baskets are so cute. I can't crochet to save my life!

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