Easter Bunny Basket Crochet Pattern

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A darling little bunny basket to fill with Easter treats! This Easter bunny basket crochet pattern is quick and simple to work up and features long bunny ears that double as a handle. Enjoy adding your own embellishments and personalizing your bunny’s face. Pair it with some crocheted Easter eggs for a pretty holiday display! You can find my free Easter egg pattern here.

Easter Bunny Basket Crochet Pattern

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Here is what you will need:

  • white worsted weight yarn, approx. 150 yds
  • US H-8/5 mm hook
  • small amounts of lightweight pink, dark gray, and light gray yarn
  • fiberfill stuffing
  • a pair of 12 mm safety eyes
  • stitch marker, 2-in. pom pom maker (optional), ribbon, yarn needle, and scissors

 

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Resources and tutorials you may find helpful in following this pattern:

Crochet Abbreviations

U.S. to U.K. Crochet Conversion Chart

How to Make a Magic Ring

 

Finished basket with handle measures approx. 7 in. tall.

 

The basket is worked in a continuous spiral; do not join at the end of each round. Use a stitch marker to mark the first stitch in each round.

 

White white yarn, make a magic ring (as an alternative to the magic ring, you can ch 4 and join with a slip stitch in furthest chain from hook to form a ring).

Round 1: Ch 1, work 6 sc in ring — 6 sts.

Round 2: Work 2 sc in each st around — 12 sts.

Round 3: *Work 2 sc in next st, 1 sc in next st, repeat from * around — 18 sts.

Round 4: *Work 2 sc in next st, 1 sc in each of the next 2 sts, repeat from * around — 24 sts.

Round 5: *Work 2 sc in next st, 1 sc in each of the next 3 sts, repeat from * around — 30 sts.

Round 6: *Work 2 sc in next st, 1 sc in each of the next 4 sts, repeat from * around — 36 sts.

Round 7: *Work 2 sc in next st, 1 sc in each of the next 5 sts, repeat from * around — 42 sts.

Round 8: *Work 2 sc in next st, 1 sc in each of the next 6 sts, repeat from * around — 48 sts.

Rounds 9 through 17: Work 1 sc in each st around — 48 sts.

Round 18: *Sc2tog, 1 sc in each of the next 6 sts, repeat from * around — 42 sts.

Round 19: *Sc2tog, 1 sc in each of the next 5 sts, repeat from * around — 36 sts.

Slip stitch in next st and fasten off. Weave in ends.

 

Bunny Face

Place safety eyes between Rounds 15 and 16 about 5 sts apart. Using lightweight colored yarn embroider nose, mouth, and whispers as shown above.

 

Ears (make two)

With white yarn, ch 10.

Row 1: Work 1 sc in 2nd st from hook and each ch across, turn — 9 sts.

Rows 2 and 3: Ch 1, work 1 sc in each st across, turn — 9 sts.

Row 4: Ch 1, sc2tog, work 1 sc in each of the next 5 sts, sc2tog, turn — 7 sts.

Rows 5 through 7: Ch 1, work 1 sc in each st across, turn — 7 sts.

Row 8: Ch 1, sc2tog, work 1 sc in each of the next 3 sts, sc2tog, turn — 5 sts.

Rows 9 through 11: Ch 1, work 1 sc in each st across, turn — 5 sts.

Row 12: Ch 1, sc2tog, work 1 sc in next st, sc2tog, turn — 3 sts.

Rows 13 through 15: Ch 1, work 1 sc in each st across, turn — 3 sts.

Row 16: Ch 1, sc3tog, do not turn — 1 sts.

Work a sc edging around each ear. Fasten off.

 

Finishing

Using a yarn needle and length of white yarn, sew ears to top of each side of basket. Stitch tops of ears together to form a handle. Weave in ends. Tie a colored bow around ear as shown if desired. Using white yarn, make a pom pom of about 2 in. in diameter. Sew pom pom to the bottom center of the back of your basket. If desired, you can place a circular piece of cork or cardboard to add extra support to the bottom.

Now just fill with treats and enjoy!

 

One Response to Easter Bunny Basket Crochet Pattern

  1. Lorri March 23, 2017 at 8:59 am #

    This is adorable! Thank you for the lovely free pattern!

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