Monday, February 1, 2016

A Tisket, A Tasket - Little Crochet Baskets

Hello, Friends, I hope you had a good weekend. 

I had a busy weekend, pet-sitting my 
daughter's two mini-dachshunds, 
doing a bit of garden clean up,
visiting friends for dinner
  Saturday night with Ramblin' Man, 
then grocery shopping and visiting
with my daughter, Sunday evening. 

I also finished my Little Crochet Baskets!

I found the pattern on Pinterest, crocheted
with 'Kitchen cotton' and a small hook
using single crochet and half double crochet stitches.

These little baskets are perfect to hold
my embroidery threads and buttons.

I crocheted these button flowers
using This Tutorial.

Sometimes I like quick projects that don't
take weeks to make!

These little baskets can be tucked anywhere
to hold craft supplies, jewelry, keys, small trinkets, etc.

I also made some for the kitchen.

These are nice for holding baking supplies
or tea packets, candy, cookie cutters, etc.......

They have a sweet retro vibe......

So sweet with my Mother's 1959 Betty Crocker

Charming on my Mother's Kitchen Queen.

I am in love with red lately.

Bright and happy on these dreary winter days.

Red flowers are always happy!

(Even if they are silk :)

These little baskets make charming gifts.

Perfect for Valentine's Day treats, too!


Today I am linking with:

Cooking and Crafting with J&J

The Art of Homemaking Mondays

Roses of Inspiration

Monday of Many Blessings

Cooking and Crafting with J & J Link UpStrangers and Pilgrims on EarthMonday of Many Blessings Link Up


  1. Well...aren't they the cutest little things, Karen!
    Very nicely done...
    I know what you mean about having a quick project...
    These are adorable...
    Enjoy your evening...
    Linda :o)

  2. Sweet friend, your baskets are adorable! They remind me of the fabric ones I make for my Etsy shop {{smiles}}

    I just love the red and white ones and they look perfect in your kitchen. Have a lovely week! Hugs!

  3. Karen, What sweet projects. You must have had so much fun working on these. Like you, I have been drawn to red of late, which is completely unlike me. As red has never been a go-to for me, in wardrobe or in decorating, but I do have hints of red around our house -- nothing red in my wardrobe.

    Wishing you a happy February!

  4. Oh Karen, those little baskets are just adorable and I love the buttons on them. I must look up the pattern and make some. They'd make such cute gifts! Thanks for sharing, sweet friend.

  5. I love those baskets! I have never seen buttons done that way. I really like them. Thanks for sharing!

  6. Oh wow, loving your red & white décor. Such sweet crochet baskets. Wish I was talented like you. :)

  7. These are really sweet. It has been a long time since I have crocheted but these have piqued my interest for sure!

  8. Your kitchen is so perfect! Love the decor and vibe!

  9. How adorable...I love your charming little crochet baskets!

  10. Karen, my dear friend, your baskets are georgeous! So lovely to see them in your wonderful kitchen!
    Thank you for sharing all thos wonderful pictrues of your wonderful home!
    Sending Love, Hugs and Blessings for a joyful week!
    Claudia xo

  11. What pretty baskets Karen. I particularly like the red and white ones and the button flower. I know what you mean about quick projects. I'm loving socks and mittens at the moment. Barbara xx

  12. They look great especially with the buttons and amongst your beautiful lady fabrics. x

  13. Hello Beatrice, I love to see your crochet baskets and all those lovely crochets items. And I love those in your kitchen. Your kitchen looks so neat and clean. You have moved my heart to restart my long abandoned crochet project. Just to let you know that I am your newest follower and I am inviting you to follow me back. Thank you and have a beautiful day!

  14. Hello, your crocheted baskets are so cute. I love your kitchen, it looks warm and cheerful. Happy Tuesday, enjoy your day!

  15. So sweet!!! Now you have me thinking I should start a crochet project. :)
    Have a lovely one, Karen!

  16. oooooh they are such beautiful baskets, pretty stuff!!! you have a lovely kitchen, i like the red!!!

  17. Absolutely LOVE these! Just showed them to my youngest daughter and she said "I can make those for you mom" :-) Thanks for the links!


  18. I am SO GLAD you shared these delightful baskets with Roses of Inspriation Thank you, sweet friend! It was a joy to look at them again {{smiles}}

    Have a beautiful week! Hugs to you!

  19. Oh Karen, those baskets are so sweet and fit perfectly to your kitchen! Have a lovely week!

  20. Those are really sweet!

    Have a great week ~ FlowerLady

  21. So absolutely adorable! I may just have to learn how to crochet them! I love how they look in your kitchen with the red accents!
    Have a lovely day!

  22. What beautiful baskets! Could you please post how you made them, or email me by using the contact form on my blog?
    I've been wanting to make easy baskets, and yours are so cute and simple! I love that flower you added as well. :)
    Love in Christ,

    1. Ps. Oh! I see now where you got the pattern. Never mind. Thank you for sharing!

  23. Karen, those are darling little baskets! I went to the source (thanks for the link) and found the pattern. They're so sweet. Nice job. :-)

  24. Your li'l crochet baskets are so sweet. Perfect for storing little pretties. I love the crochet flowers, they add a lovely touch.

  25. Your crochet baskets look lovely Karen. They look perfect in your kitchen in between the reds. Well done to you!

    Enjoy the rest of the week!

    Madelief x

  26. Your baskets are so beautiful!!! I love the flower buttons! The reds are lovely, but I adore the greens even more!! xx

  27. So pretty Karen! I just love them!! Not only functional - but positively adorable. ;)

    And I LOVE all the red too. I think it's my very favorite color. Just does something to the soul.

    Blessings Sweetie!! xoxo

  28. I love your little baskets! They look charming in your kitchen in red and white. Yes, very retro looking and perfect for Valentine's Day. I like quick projects, too. I do need to re-learn how to crochet!

  29. Gorgeous little baskets. I'm a knitter, I've never got the hang of crochet which is a shame as it's so pretty.

  30. Adorable! I would love to make some. I learned to crochet last year and made quite a few prayer shawls but haven't crocheted since. I don't know if I remember how! The red and white in your kitchen is fabulous!!

  31. Dearest Karen,
    Oh my, you are always brimming with such great ideas!
    So simple yet with a charming and stunning end result.
    Love the happy reds, all i the color of LOVE and like you already mentioned, nicely interwoven with some precious memories of your Mom!
    Sending you hugs from a pain-free me - finally after one week my back feels fine.

  32. They are so sweet, love their little size and the colors you used are very pretty, look great with all your other things. I have made the flowers before and added them to my cards, thanks for sharing that would be a cute gift idea!

  33. How beautiful! you are very talented , I love red , I epochs of colors.

  34. How beautiful! you are very talented , I love red , I epochs of colors.

  35. Hi Karen, I love your darling crocheted baskets. You are one talented designer my friend. So pretty with your red accents too. I'm loving red lately as well and adding it to several rooms. Your home just inspires. Beautiful photos!! Have a great weekend ahead and thank you for stopping by and your sweet visits and comments. Your words are always uplifting. xo

  36. How cute, Karen! I love crocheting and I'm working on a new project at the moment -- a throw pillow cover and coordinating blanket. Did you crochet the pillow cover in the first photo, too? That's so pretty as well. Thanks for sharing the links to the patterns! xo

    1. Hi Loredana - so nice that you stopped by for a sweet visit! I did not crochet the pillow covers on my settee, but I did make the pillows out of vintage crochet table runners and place mats. I didn't know you liked to crochet! I hope you share the results! Hugs xo Karen

    2. Great idea, Karen ~ using vintage crochet table runners and place mats to make the pillows! Yes, crochet is another of my creative hobbies. Will share some projects soon. I'm going to give the baskets a try, how fun! :)

  37. Absolutely adorable! I love all your crochet baskets with such gorgeous buttons flower. I also love your kitchen decoration. Thanks for sharing.
    Hope you have a wonderful week!
    Hugs and love from Portugal,
    Ana Love Craft

  38. Oh these are just so sweet Karen. I love the flower buttons on them too. Your mother's kitchen queen looks so pretty with the red and white decor in it. It's all LOVE-ly for heart month. :) Have a great day!

  39. Those are charming! Love the color coordination in the kitchen. My current colors are peacock colors. I hope it lasts cause I am spending a lot finding peacock colored treasures.

  40. Karen!!!! They are outstanding!!!! I can not believe you can just whip them up so quickly!! And your vignette in your kitchen with your reds is stunning!! Sounds like you have been good busy with friends and family!! Wishing you more creative days this week!!! Nicole xo

  41. Wow Karen I love your cute crocheted baskets with the pretty flowers you made!
    Thanks for sharing this at with us at Cooking and Crafting with J & J.

  42. I'm sure there are some special recipes in your Mother's 1959 cookbook.
    Love the little baskets with the buttons and the crochet work on your small sofa is so adorable. You are very talented lady :)

  43. So stinking cute!!! I had seen them on Pinterest and like them, but never tried to make them. Thank you for the inspiration!

  44. This turned out way cute!

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

  45. Hi Karen, those baskets are just adorable. I like how you have displayed them, showing how they can be used in so many different ways.

  46. Hi Karen, those baskets are just adorable. I like how you have displayed them, showing how they can be used in so many different ways.

  47. Oh my! These are adorable! Thank you for sharing them on the Art of Home-Making Mondays! :) Such cuties!

  48. Good morning! Just a little note to let you know we have *featured* this post today on the Art of Home-Making Mondays at Strangers & Pilgrims on Earth! :) Thank you for joining us!

  49. Oh your baskets are sooooo pretty! I love the kitchen set up also, and love vintage everything!! I would love it if you shared your wonderful vintage posts at my Monday of Many Blessings Link Up!! Hope to see you there...


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