Friday, 18 April 2014

Knitted Baskets You Can Safely Put All Your Eggs In

'Tis the season (or at least the weekend) for baskets, so let's have a look at a selection of knitted baskets. This Basket Liner Tutorial, by Waco Knitters, isn't technically a knitted basket, but it looks like a great way to spruce up an old basket that's become prone to snagging everything. It's a free pattern.

These rectangular baskets, designed by Debbie Bliss, may not be of a shape to seem right for eggs and chocolate, but wouldn't they be perfect for your linen or craft closet? The pattern was published in The Knitter's Year: 52 Make-In-A-Week Projects - Quick Gifts and Seasonal Knits.

Ah, there's nothing quite like the sight of yarn in its natural habitat, is there? This yarn basket, designed by Anna & Heidi Pickles, looks like a quick and easy knit, and it's a free pattern.

This is the Twine Notions Basket, by Heidi Atwood-Reeves, and as you would expect from the name, it's knitted out of twine, which would make it a sturdy little affair. It's a free pattern.

This pattern is called My First Felted Basket, by Ratchadawan Chambers, and the name suggests that it would make a good first project for a beginning felter. It's a free pattern.

The Nantasket Basket, by Susan Lawrence is a slightly more complex felted basket, with handles and colourwork. This pattern is available for $5.50(USD).

These Nesting Baskets, by Lily/Sugar'n Cream, look like a useful decor item. Unfortunately the pattern is no longer available online, but it shouldn't be too hard for a good knitter to replicate the look.

A knitted and felted basket of many colours, by Beate Zäch. This is a free pattern.

This lined and handled basket is the Vegetable Basket, by Deborah V. Gardner, is so named because it was originally designed to hold vegetables, though basket-like it will hold nearly anything you wish. It's a free pattern.

I felt I had to include one specifically Easter basket pattern in this post, and these are pretty cute. The pattern for these Easter Baskets, by Jean Woods, is available for download for $3.00.

This is the Felted Snowflakes Yarn Basket, by Mary C. Gildersleeve, and the pattern is available for $5.00(USD).

There were any number of lovely felted basket patterns on Ravelry, so I just selected a few of my favourites, such as this Felted Baskets pattern, by Julie Weisenberger. This pattern is available for download for $7.00(USD).

The addition of leather straps makes basket pattern the Knitting Bowl on the Go! by Sharon Mooney. This pattern is available for $5.50(USD).

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