0464 Thread Easter Basket by Cylinda D. Mathews

0464 Thread Easter Basket

Crochet
January 2006
Thread ?
2 rnds = ½” T
1.5 mm
200 - 250 yards (183 - 229 m)
Bskt: 9 ½” T w/ handle x 5” dia w/ edging Eggs: approx 2 ½” T x 2” W
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Four pretty crochet eggs can be nestled inside our dainty crochet ruffled Easter basket worked up in a fun pattern repeat. The basket is then edged with a lovely chain ruffle and accented with large ribbon bows. Instructions include four different eggs and basket. Decorate your home or office for Easter!

Materials:
• 150-yd ball 100% cotton thread, size 10 (white)
• Sm amt 100% cotton thread, size 10 (variegated, pink, yellow, blue, green)
• Steel crochet hook size 8 USA (1.50 mm)

Molding Materials:
• Commercial fabric stiffener (or homemade solution)
• Empty 1-1lb coffee can
• 4 medium sized plastic eggs
• Plastic wrap
• Plastic clothespins
• Rust proof pins

Finishing Materials:
• Glue gun/glue
• Assorted ribbon colors & widths (as desired)
• Fabric or ribbon flowers
• 6 polyester roses (assorted colors)

Finished Size:
Bskt: 9 ½” T w/ handle x 5” dia w/ edging
Eggs: approx 2 ½” T x 2” W
Gauge: 2 rnds = ½”

Skill Level: Easy to Intermediate