Stuffing For Brains

Easter rolled around and I wanted to make my first holiday themed ami. I actually found the pattern for this egg somewhere on the internet, and I don't really remember where anymore. The pattern was a bit wonky, though, it had a few errors in it. The basket, though, I made up the pattern for.
I had this grand scheme that I was going to make eggs in all different colors and little baskets to go with them, doing little ribbons in complementary colors. Like most things when I'm crocheting, the ideas are often grander than the outcome. I only made a couple eggs, in the end (which I don't think I ever even photographed) and I think I only made the one basket. But I am in love with the basket I did make. In fact, here's a close up of it!
Those stitches are so awesome... they so resemble an actual woven basket. At least, to me. This is the same texture I use for cupcake tops and the reason I really like working in the back loops only.

I know this yarn is the same as the yarn used for the hedgehog, but I still don't remember what brand or color it was. :/ Sorry! The yarn for the egg, however, is Caron Simply Soft Brites, Rose Violet.

This egg and basket were made in April of 2009.

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