Monday, October 07, 2013

Ellie Basket, Inside Crochet Issue 46

I'm so pleased with the styling of my latest pattern. I designed it as a crochet utility basket and this pictures show it off fabulously. I'm thrilled. As I mentioned in previous post the yarn is from New Lanark mills. The basket  is edged with a crochet cotton just to soften the edges. I think this is one of my favourite designs ,it is a practical item and as I crochet almost every day the most useful.

 It is made very quickly and would make a great Christmas gift .I am going to make a few in different colours as two of my friends are having babies and I thought it would make a perfect baby utility bag. I will fill it with a couple of nappies, a few organic unbleached cotton handmade flannels, a jar or two of baby cream, etc .I think I will thread a nice piece of gingham ribbon around it for no other reason then I like it but I also think it will add to the 'cuteness'.

On a different note I'm still dehydrating. To date I have made mango leather, peaches, pears plums, pineapples, lychees, beetroot , sweet potato, parsnips, apricots, frozen berries, grapes ,raspberries , banana, kiwis. All have been successful except the frozen berries , I didn't like them at all. I'm going to try and  plaintain crisps, courgettes.
Have a lovely day.


  1. Thank you so much for popping by my blog and saying Hi, I'm going to enjoy reading through yours, it looks lovely.....lots of yummy crochet to drool over! :) x

  2. Your crochet is amazing, I can only dream about being so accomplished.
    Interesting read about your dehydrator, never heard of them before.

  3. Thanks for your comment. I picked up this magazine yesterday! What a coincidence. I shall look out for your pattern. :)

  4. I love that basket. I'm so glad you're still dehydrating, isn't it fun?

  5. Hello lovely, congratulations!! I think the photos of the basket are so sweet and I am going to try and get my mitts on pattern asap. What a fab basket to make. Thank you for your sweet comment over at mine. Enjoy your week xoxo

  6. I really like the basket too.
    Thank you so much for your comment on my last post. To receive such nice words when I'm just starting out in crochet has been a great boost to my confidence.