Last year, both of my brothers became fathers, making me an auntie! This time last year, I was still relatively new to crochet and whipped up some baby items for my new nieces. This year, I wanted to get a little creative with their 1st birthday gifts. I love making amigurumi and wanted to make them a few pieces of food to play with but didn’t quite know how I wanted to present the food to them. This was the birth of my Picnic Basket pattern!
I love the look of the basketweave stitch and decided that this is what I wanted to use to give the basket this great texture and detail. Using double strands of I Love This Yarn (worsted weight) in Brown, I created this picnic basket small enough for little curious hands.
The food patterns do not belong to me, but are linked below. I used all cotton yarn (I Love This Cotton) to work up the food so little curious mouths wouldn’t have acrylic fibers on their tongues. The picnic blanket is a piece of thick cotton fabric that I happened to find at my local fabric shop which I washed and sewed the folded edges.
Carrot by Kristi Tullis
Big Apple Amigurumi by Craft Passion
Cupcake Pincushion by Esshaych
To grab your copy of my Picnic Basket pattern, you can head over to my Ravelry store, or use the direct link to my Picnic Basket pattern. With such a versatile basket pattern, I can’t wait to see what you come up with!