I bought a book called Romantic Crochet by Rhoda Robertson well over ten years ago and nearly gave it away as it was taking up room on my bookshelf, where tatting books were gradually taking over. However, quite out of the blue I decided that I would make something out of it. This basket caught my eye, it was so quick and easy to make and I had some thick crochet cotton lying about in another part of the house.
Inside are some entwined tatted hearts which are for a wedding.
The instructions require putting the finished piece over a bowl to mould it into shape using sugared water, but I used pva glue to stiffen the basket.
I also wove some pink ribbon through it, not shown on the original pattern.
This was not the very first one that I made, the other one I will show you later, just need to tat some other items to put inside. It is also not crocheted in white cotton or the same thickness so looks quite different.
I have given this one away to a friend who said it would look just right in her bedroom
minus the hearts!