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
Here is what you will need to make this Easter Bunny Basket Crochet Pattern:
- white worsted weight yarn, approx. 150 yds (shown here in Lion Brand 24/7 Cotton Yarn)
- US H-8/5 mm hook
- small amounts of lightweight pink, dark gray, and light gray yarn
- a pair of 12 mm safety eyes
- stitch marker
- 2-in. pom pom maker
- yarn needle and scissors for finishing
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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.
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.
With 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.
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.
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!
Diane P says
this was a nice pattern and not too hard. I used a safety nose and safety eyes. I’m going to crochet a little piece to go over those and the back of the eyes protrude and don’t look nice. I made the eggs using the Darco Mandela yarn and they came out multicolored and so pretty. Thank you for the pattern.
Jennifer Barron says
Safety eyes are sharp at the back… any suggestions?
Aunt Dianne says
Each month the church deliverers good bags to the shut in members. When I saw this pattern I knew it was what I needed to make for April. I adjusted the pattern to make it larger and used a double strand worsted weight white yarn. I made 14 of the larger size bunny baskets and am finishing 24 regular size baskets for my little friends using the pattern as directed. It is so easy to make and the finished basket is just too cute! Thank you for sharing your pattern!
Aunt Dianne, what was the increase on the pattern to make it a large?
Porcia straw says
This was such a fun project! The instructions were easy to follow and it worked up so quickly. It’s so cute. I was only going to make one but it worked up so fast I think I can make several more before Easter. Thank you for all the time and effort you put into this pattern. Porcia
Made a larger version unsung two strands of worsted weight (UK Aran) and an 8mm hook looked great.
Kara Gunza says
Diane Kalinoski says
How can I make the handle stay up. Did I do something wrong. The handle (ears) just flop down into the basket
Kara Gunza says
Sounds like your gauge must be a little looser which results in a drapey fabric instead of a stiff, dense one. You can try to use pipe cleaners on the inside of the handles to keep them up.
Eileen Belmonte says
Made this adorable mini basket yesterday- so adorable and simple to follow directions. Thanks for a great pattern. Today I’m going to try Beth’s suggestion to make a larger basket using two strands and an 8mm hook – or maybe.a bulky weight yarn may work? Thanks for a well written pattern.
I totally enjoyed this project , I know that I can’t wait to see the expression on my granddaughters face when I give this to her she will be 4 , 2 days before Easter . Thank you so much!
sharron craner says
I made this . I made [ 4 ] ears, INSTEAD OF 2 , then bent a pipe cleaner in half, twisted it and tied it to top and bottom of ear running it down the middle of ear, then I sc around. ear as round 16. This made it stronger.
sharron craner says
FROM SHARRON: I FORGOT TO SAY ….CROCHET THE  EARS TOGETHER
Kara Gunza says
I want to make this cute basket for my grand daughter. I really liked your idea about the handle. But I really did not understand hoe did you put together. I would really appreciate it if you explain it in detail.
becky perry says
I made this for my granddaughter & love it, thank you for sharing this pattern. However, my ears droop. Any suggestions?
Hi Becky 🙂 You might be able to use some pipe cleaners to support the ears.
Becky Perry says
Adorable basket, I love how it turned out, but my ears are droopy. How can I keep them up?
Bonnie Kenney says
Looks like the pattern I’ve been looking for! Thanks for sharing! 🙂
Hope you enjoy it!
I made this yesterday, your pattern was easy to follow and I am happy with the basket, thanks for sharing.
Yay, that makes me so happy to hear!
what happens with the fiberfill?
You are correct, it isn’t needed. I have deleted it from the supply list.
William Hunter says
I made it in one day and I mailed it to friends of mine in London. They have a 4 year old daughter and I hope she likes it.
Thank you for the tutorial.
This is adorable! Thank you for the lovely free pattern!