It opens up into a little basket, which I filled with candy, of course. Hershey's Kisses. Mmmmmmm.......
Love this!!!! I will definitely be making this pattern again in the future.
But, I get bored making the same crocheted pattern over and over, so I made something different for the other teacher. This heart scarf (find the free pattern here) looked so delicate and pretty, and when I realized I had the right yarn for it (pink fingering/sock-weight yarn left over from the African Flower ponies), I got to hooking. When I ran into a problem with the scarf turning out too short, I checked out other people's heart scarf projects on Ravelry, and I was not alone in this! In the end, I made a scarf with 32 heart motifs rather than 24. And, I added two rounds of single crochet stitch edging rather than just the one. Unfortunately, I ran out of the pink yarn near the end, so I ripped one round out and finished it off with cream yarn instead. I love the way it looks!
I'm annoyed with myself that I didn't have someone model this in a picture. Maybe Mrs. O will wear it one day and I'll get to take a blurry cell phone picture of her.
This pattern is really adorable, and I would definitely make this one again, too. But I want to try it with sport weight yarn next!