Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Crochet Character Easter Baskets

Easter is coming soon and it is one of my favorite holidays.I just love the colors and all the fun activities. I especially love watching my kids at Easter egg hunts. In previous years I have just given them the plastic Easter baskets from Walmart and they were fine, but this year they are old enough to want the character baskets. If I only had one kid I would probably spend the $15 for an Elmo or Hello Kitty basket, but with 3 little ones, that comes out to $45 just for baskets! Ouch!

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.



  1. I love this!!! I love Hello Kitty and I actually used to have a Hello Kitty Easter basket when I was in college- never should have got rid of it!

  2. Oh these are adorable! I never thought of crocheting an Easter basket! Too cute.

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  3. Ooh, really cute. I'll have to try them for next year.

  4. WOW so cute my kiddos would love the Elmo and Hello Kitty!
    Great looking project!

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  5. I love this idea! I need to go grab my crochet hook and make some of these! These would also be great as Halloween candy bags. -Sarah @ Repeat Crafter Me

  6. These are adorable! I love these! Now, if only I could crochet :).

  7. Love them all what did you use in the inside of the baskets?