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Melon Basket Weave

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This easy basket weave pattern is fun and easy. This impressive pattern is perfect dressing up your watermelon fruit baskets this summer. Your friends will think you are amazing!


Your Melon Basket will amaze and impress your friends!

This is NOT your mother’s simple, old fashioned watermelon basket. These are simple to make, and impressive when complete! You’ll see.

watermelon baskets with fruit salad

Watermelons carved with basket weave pattern make pretty serving bowls.

You can use your melon baskets as a fruit salad bowl or as a bowl to hold sweet yogurt dip. You can carve an entire melon with the weave pattern and use the completed melon as a vase for real flowers, or for carved fruit and vegetable flowers. If you know how to carve the roses and melon flowers taught in  my other lessons, Carving Watermelons, Roses, Buds and Leaves and Melon Carving, Smooth and Jagged Petals, you can carve the basket and flowers into one beautiful melon that can be used as a centerpiece for a fruit tray. However you choose to use your melon baskets, you’ll have fun watching jaws drop when people see your lovely melon baskets.

Cristina Ferrare with Nita Gill on Hallmark's Home and Family Show

Melon basket pattern held by Cristina Ferrare with Nita Gill on Hallmark’s Home and Family Show

honeydew basket on Hallmark's Home and Family show

Here is how Nita’s honeydew basket weave pattern looked on the set of the Home and Family TV show.

These Melon Basket Weave lessons are designed to function much like a live class. You will be able to carve along with the video. The questions that you are likely to have are answered as we progress through the lessons. You’ll see common mistakes and you’ll see how to avoid or fix them. You always have a front row seat with a clear view and sound. And you can review your video lessons any time that you want to refresh your memory.

Basket weave pattern used for Easter basket graphic

You can also use the basket weave pattern when you carve an Easter basket graphic onto a melon

This basket weave pattern is great year round. In the spring, you can carve pretty melon Easter baskets with fruit instead of candy filled baskets. And, you’ll find this pattern useful for making watermelon baskets of all sizes for all of your summer picnics. Your friends will be green with envy when your show up to potlucks with your beautiful carved melon baskets. You can even use this basket weave pattern with pumpkins, come Autumn.

carved honeydew basket with carved flowers

If you know how to carve the roses and melon flowers taught in my other lessons, Carving Watermelons, Roses, Buds and Leaves and Melon Carving, Smooth and Jagged Petals, you can carve the basket and flowers into one beautiful melon. NOTE: Only the basket weave pattern is taught in the Melon Basket Weave Lesson

These video instructions are intended for those who have completed at least my video lessons, Carving Watermelons, Roses, Buds and Leaves. However, it’s easy enough for beginners.

“Nita for sure you are the best instructor I have. I found your carving lesson very easy to follow and learn quickly. Thank you for making carving easy learning. Rgds Saada Al Taei”

“Thank you so much for your wonderful lessons” -Janette (Blanca)

“Nita, first thing I want to say is, that I am having the time of my life since discovering your website. I am a Head Catering Captain and am now doing alot of carving on location……. .I just have one more comment, Carving Really Does Make You Happy! Thank You So Much!” – Janice H Matt

“Thanks for being always there for us . you are amazing mentor !” Parisa Bahmani

This 44 minute Melon Basket Weave video lesson will show you exactly how, step-by-step to carve the basket design onto honeydew melons. You will see clear close ups and hear descriptions and instructions that will make it easy for you to follow along. If you have seen my other melon carving video instructions, you are already familiar with the quality of my videos. The exact same pattern can be carved to make watermelon baskets and cantaloupe baskets.

Whether you join the melon basket weave video lessons on DVD or with the ONLINE only version, you will be able to view your lessons in your online membership. That way you can start learning before your DVDs arrive And, there is no expiration date so that you can come back and watch any time to refresh your memory.

With my easy to follow, step-by-step video instructions, you’ll be carving your own melon basket patterns very soon.

FREE BONUS – Pumpkin Basket Weave

NEW! FREE BONUS Pumpkin Basket Weave Instructions within online membership. (You get online membership with both the DVD version and the ONLINE ONLY version.) There are special tricks needed to carve the basket weave onto pumpkins.  Our Pattern Transfer Fabric helps.

pumpkin basket weave

Now you will also see instructions on how to carve a pumpkin basket weave. These in instructions can be viewed in your online membership after you join. (You get access to online membership whether you join the DVD or ONLINE ONLY version.)

The pumpkin basket weave pattern can be used to make a vase for an Autumn flower arrangement.

basket weave pumpkin flower vase

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I highly recommend our Thai Pro Knife with flexible blade for carving this pattern. You may be able to use a sharp pointed paring knife. However, the long thin sharp blade of the Thai Pro knife makes carving this pattern easier. An ordinary divider (compass) is optional. It’s helpful for carving even circles. You may also get one many office supply stores.  If you don’t already have a Thai Pro Knife, you can add the it to your cart using the buttons below in the section titled, “Related Products”.

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2 reviews for Melon Basket Weave

  1. Christianna Damilus

    I love it

  2. Ric Testani

    basket-weave-Ric-275pxI love this basket lesson is great. Not to mention “no one” can teach it like you. I had a blast carving this and everyone went crazy over this basket carving. It is truly a work of art and looks so hard to do. You made it so simple to watch the lesson and in no time it was done and perfect. Your step by step lesson is so perfect for any level carver. You are the best teacher. Tonight I brought home 3 cantaloupes and 3 honeydew melons to carve in to baskets for morning. I recommend your lessons to everyone and this is a must try for sure.

    I am sending you some Pictures.

    Thanks again,

    Ric Testani
    Exquisite Catering by Robert