Decorated Plastic Easter Eggs in a Crochet Basket
Decorate several plastic eggs with a variety of finishes, such as twine, a crochet yarn chain, gem stones, or small buttons. Then crochet this cute little basket to display them in. This is a page about decorated plastic Easter eggs in a crochet basket
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I got a bag of plastic eggs the other day and today I covered 7 of them with unique covers and crocheted a basket. This is a fun thing to have sitting in your home, perhaps as a centerpiece!
Total Time: 5-6 hours
Yield: 7 eggs, 1 basket
- 7 plastic eggs in 2 sizes ($.29)
- 1/4 cup buttons ($.15)
- 1/4 cup gemstones ($.25)
- 1 square foot fabric
- 3-4 yd baker's twine ($.10)
- 1 8 inch circle of glitzy fabric
- 3-4 yd crochet chain
- 1 hot glue gun
- 6 ft glitzy thread
- 4 yd beaded strand
- 2 oz bulky yarn of your choice
- 1/2 Package Easter egg grass ($.29)
- darning needle/thread
- crochet hook, size N
- Plan each egg separately. Nothing is worse than getting hot glue on something and then not being ready.
- For the green one, I cut fabric in a pretty green color and hot glued it around and around length ways.
- For the crocheted chain, I crocheted a chain and began gluing at the top and winding/gluing as I went around the egg.
- For the twine, I pretty much did the same thing
- For the buttons, I just glued on what would fit, using large, medium, and smaller ones.
- For the glitzy fabric, I made a circle, threaded some thread around the top, and hot glued the egg bottom to the circle center. Then I drew up the thread, and wrapped it around and around and glued it. I then got some glitzy thread and folded it in half till I had about 1'. Then I used it for a tie and tied it twice, trimming the loops.
- For the beaded one, I began at the center bottom and wound the beads around as I glued. I didn't realize till I got half way through the eggs that I didn't have enough of the same color, so I just finished with what I had. Remember the planning part? This is why.
- And finally for the gemstone one, I had fancy shower curtain rings and have been prying off the gems for a lot of cool crafts. This was no exception. Because they weren't very small, there are a lot of gaps where you can see the white egg color through the gems. If you painted it silver that would help.
- To make your basket, follow this pattern and you can't go wrong. Chain 2, make 10 half-doubles in the first chain for 11. Join and chain 1, make 2 in each for 22. Join and chain 1, making a half-double in the first stitch and 2 in the next around for 33. Join and chain 1, making a half-double in the first stitch and the next, and 2 in the next around for 44. Join and chain 1 and make a half-double in the first stitch and the next 3, then 2 in the next around for 55. On the 6th row, make a single in each of the 55 around, join and chain 1, repeating this row till you have 4 rows. Then, chain 3 and make a slip stitch in every other stitch and break off working in your tails. Add your grass and your eggs and you have a basket of eggs like no one else! N-JOY!!
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