Hey girls! Have you all started your Christmas crochet preparations already? I've seen that some of you have, and so I wanted to join the fun. I thought a little Christmas basket would be nice, wouldn't it? I've tried some ideas I had in mind, and in the end I've found three different patterns I really like (not only for Christmas).
That was my first try. I like the pattern for the sides and the style of the border, but not the combination of them in one basket :) so this basket is not on my top3-list. Here's the second try:
I've used some typical Christmas colors and the same pattern for the sides like in my first try. I've made a different border and was quite happy with the result.
For this one I've worked with two shades of brown. I like the pattern, but I think I've got a problem with the colors. So maybe not brown the next time :)
I think that's my favorite pattern. I've always wanted to try working beads directly into the fabric while crocheting. The double border's almost the same like in the first try, but I've added the beads in the last row. Unfortunately, on this picture you can barely recognize the pattern for the sides, but it's a nice one, trust me :)
The pictures 2-4 are my favorite combinations of side pattern and border style, but actually it's a mix-and-match thing, each of the three patterns can be combined with each of the three border styles. If you like my baskets, please check back soon for the patterns! :)