First of all you can spend TONS getting a cute basket....but did you know that the Dollar Tree actually has LOADS of cute small baskets AND they are only $1.
It did take a trip to Hobby Lobby and the gas is not included in my total cost, but maybe you have something in your stash you could use up. I spent about $5.50 and purchased two coordinating cotton yarns. Then I went home and stitched up 6 lovely dishcloths (patterns below), rolled them and tied them up with a simple chain of crochet (but I think jute would look nice too!) Who DOESN'T need some new dishcloths when they move!
|Folded, stacked and tied up would make a pretty|
stand alone gift!! I thought the rolled ones looked
better in the basket :D
Then I thought about what else might go with those muffins. I chose a bottle of my favorite creamer (since this is a sample basket I chose what I liked, but normally you would try to choose something the recipient likes). If you still have room in your basket you could add some small kitchen gadgets (chip clips, magnets, etc).
Such a simple gesture and just a little bit of time and money, you will surely bless someone with this gift.
***Feel free to make as many of these as you want for profit, but remember to give credit to me, Amy B Stitched, or link back to this page!!***
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SIMPLE CROCHET DISHCLOTH
- size G crochet hook
- Worsted (medium) weight cotton yarn, (Lily Sugar and Cream, Chocolate Ombre used for samples, 2oz ball made 3 dishcloths, Lily Sugar and Cream, Warm Brown small amount used for edging)
- Finishing needle
- Ch - chain
- Sc - single crochet
- Sk - skip
- Sp - space
- St - stitch
EDGING: Attach contrast color in any corner. Work 3 sc in corners and 1 sc in each st, ch or row around. Sl st to beg sc to join. Finish off, weaving in all tails.
BASKET WEAVE KNIT DISHCLOTH
- Size 7 needles
- Worsted (medium) weight cotton, (Lily Sugar & Cream, Warm Brown used for samples, 2.5 oz ball made 3 dishcloths)
- Finishing needle