Vintage Crochet Pattern: Soft and Pretty Easter Baskets. Written out instructions. See images for stitch + yarn info.
THIS PATTERN IS BEST FOR...Average hooker. Sure, works up faster but there's a slight learning curve to handling the multi-strands. Instructions are generalized, presuming you understand crochet basics.
THE FINISHED ITEM (made using this pattern) WOULD BE A GREAT GIFT FOR...the kiddos hunting down their eggs for sure! (Or "pre-hunted" goodies-filled homemade Easter basket- that too) BUT. Change out the colors and this could be a quick go-to gift basket base for birthdays and general holidays.
Remember these are vintage patterns. Your local craft store may not carry the same exact items listed in the pattern. Certain patterns may require a little online shopping trip. Please check out the images for full materials list for each pattern.
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--Needlecraft Patterns Language and Supplies Information: See image for recommended materials info for your craft pattern. This is a pattern only, no materials or supplies are included with your purchase. The pattern is written in English, in standard American terms. Pattern presumes you know the basics of and doesn't include any learn-to guides.
Remember that many of these are vintage needlecraft patterns. Your local craft store may not carry the same exact items listed in the pattern. Certain patterns may require a little online shopping trip. Again, please check out the images for the full materials list for each pattern.
--How Cardinal House Stitches Obtains Vintage Patterns (A Note from Kat): My family is seriously crafty. My grandmother ran her craft business, Lienhart Dollhouse, for decades in Pensacola, FL. Growing up, I helped her set up at craft shows all across the Southeast and frequented the wholesale showrooms of craft suppliers. I spent a lot of time with her as a kid. Her favorite bird was the Cardinal and I always think of her when I see one now since she passed. That's actually where 'Cardinal House' came from...for her.
Each member of the family tended to branch out with their own branch of crafts. My aunt ended up opening up her own craft supply shop, including an Ebay store as soon as that was a thing. She became a distributor for many of the publishers that were booming in the 1990's- early 2000's. Many of the patterns are from her collection. She closed up her craft shop and went to work with my uncle.
I also pick up books whenever I see them out at garage sales and thrift stores.