Being the crafty, crochet obsessed freak that I am, I decided to make my own Easter baskets this year.
Elmo and Hello Kitty weren't too difficult. They were just crocheted in a round with one color, then I added their faces.
I enforced the bottoms with plastic canvas circles that I just sewed to the inside.
Thomas the Train, on the other hand, was a huge pain in the butt. I also crocheted him in a round, but he required color changes, and I had to reinforce the sides since he is a rectangle.
He actually looked MUCH better before, but my doggie got a hold of him. Poor Thomas never saw it coming... I really want to make another Thomas, but Dax is attached to this one and says he likes it just the way it is. Ok dude...
Easter basket line-up :P
So there you have them. My crocheted character baskets that only cost me around $10 to make all 3. With the money I saved I can stock them full of bubbles, eggs, and other fun (mostly non-sugar) goodies.