Saturday, March 19, 2016

Easter Gift Baskets - A crochet pattern

 
 
 
 
I love Easter. I have so many fond memories of celebrating Easter in my home as a child.  The preparations and the anticipation of Maundy Thursday was as exciting as Easter day itself for on that day my grandma dyed the eggs at the break of dawn. We always got to bed excited, unable to get to sleep, wondering what gorgeousness of dyed eggs we were to witness the next morning. For in my country it is a tradition the first eggs to be dyed at dawn when it is said they collect the power from heavens above and bring good health and prosperity. The first three eggs should be red - denoting blood - giver of life. The dyed eggs are left in a basket to be touched by the first rays of the sun.
 
 
 
 
I wholeheartedly and enthusiastically hold on to tradition and try to make Easter as exciting for my children as it was for me.
And it has become a tradition for me to make egg baskets out of crochet yarn. This year was no exception. I made simple, gift baskets for a memorable Easter time.
 
The pattern is on etsy, ravelry, Little Treasures.
 
 
 







20 comments:

handmade by amalia said...

These are adorable, Maya. They look like toddlers.
Amalia
xo

Little Treasures said...

Hahaha... yes they do!

Cream Linen said...

Lovely , cute idea!
I haven't seen anything similar before. I like it and I will try it.
We celebrate Easter in May this year, so I have plenty of time:)
Tina

Little Treasures said...

We too celebrate Easter in May this year Tina, so plenty of time to prepare and craft decorations :)

tesselleelle said...

O santo cielo che tenere queste uova...sono troppo belle!
Un abbraccio,
Laura

Julie's Lifestyle said...

I love your adorable Easter baskets Maya! They will be just perfect for Easter.
I hope you have a wonderful week and a Happy Easter.
Julie xo

Katherines Corner said...

thank you for sharing this absolute cut diy at the Thursday Favorite Things blog hop link party. Watch for your feature tomorrow xo

Butterfly 8)(8 Bungalow said...

That is a beautiful tradition that your grandmother passed on to you. I love these, and I think they look like children in bonnets. So sweet. xoxo Su

Little Treasures said...

What a lovely surprise Katherine! I certainly will! Thank you so much!

Little Treasures said...

Grazie cara!

Little Treasures said...

Yes, they will Julie. I am having a batch ready as a surprise gift for my mother. I know she will love them :)

Little Treasures said...

Thank you Su. I am doing my best to preserve traditions hoping my children will too one day :)

Kim said...

I have loved reading your Easter traditions; such lovely traditions to pass down to your children. Your crochet baskets are so sweet and love that little butterfly. A blessed Easter to you!

Ana Lopes said...

Beautiful Easter traditions, Maya! I absolutely love your eggs baskets and butterfly. All are adorable!!!
Hope you have a Happy Easter!
Hugs and love from Portugal,
Ana Love Craft
www.lovecraft2012.blogspot.com

Little Treasures said...

Thank you so much Kim!It is wonderful this time of year.

Little Treasures said...

Thank you so much for the sweet comment Ana! Happy Easter too!

Tammy@T's Daily Treasures said...

What an interesting and lovely tradition. Your little egg baskets are very sweet.

Kerryanne @ Shabby Art Boutique said...

How very clever you are Maya. These little baskets are adorable. I've included this project in my Shabbilicious Easter Egg round up for the Shabbilicious Friday Link Party tomorrow.
Happy Easter ~ Kerryanne

Little Treasures said...

Thank you dear Tammy!

Little Treasures said...

That is wonderful and so exciting Kerryanne! Thank you so much! I appreciate it!