Here's something you can make with those small plastic baskets that your fresh fruits come in at the grocery store. I haven't tried this one, I make crosses from plastic needlecraft stuff, and have been making them for years. This cute craft idea was in an old 1977 craft magazine called Mother's Home Life. Also see the crocheted shawl, which seem to be coming back in style.
Cut a cross from the bottom of a plastic berry basket or something similar.
Single crochet around the edges, beginning at the center top. Increase at the corners to make the stiches lie flat.
Slip stitch to beginning stitch and make a row of chain stitches about 4 inches long.
Double crochet in the third chain from the hook 3 times, holding back the last loop of each stitch.
After the last doublecrochet, slip stitch all loops on the hook and fasten off.
Weave end into stitches.
Works quickly and very pretty with 4 ply yarn.
This delicate Bible Cover is sure to become one of your family's most honored holiday heirlooms. Designed by Ruth Jacksier
You'll want to make a cross Bookmark to celebrate this holy season. Susan M. Burdoff used cotton crochet thread, the wove a piece of shiny ribbon down the center.
Why not tuck a lace cross into your holiday card to show your special friends how much you care."
This crocheted cross was featured in a 1985 Woman's Day magazine.
Large picture of a crocheted cross
Sorry, the instructions for the crocheted cross are missing from the magazine! :(