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Crochet Bunny Basket Tutorial

Crochet Bunny Basket - perfect for Easter! Hi there, it’s San from Loopsan again, which means that there will be again some crochet going on today :) Last month I showed you how to get started with the crochet basics and this month we’re going to tackle a bigger project. But don’t be afraid – even though it might not look like it – it’s still easy!

Crochet Bunny Basket for Easter

For the Crochet Bunny Basket, you’ll need:

  • 2 balls of DK yarn in cream (I use DK yarn as its the most common in the UK, you can use worsted yarn instead but you might want to adjust your hook size)
  • a little bit of DK yarn in pink and black
  • Size K/ 6.5 mm hook (again this depends on your tension and the yarn you’re using. The general rule is if it’s too floppy go down a hook size, if it’s too tight go up a hook size
  • a little bit of contrast fabric

Let’s get started:

For this pattern you’ll need to know how to make a magic ring, a single crochet (sc), a single crochet increase (2 sc) and that’s it :).

How to make a magic ring:

bunny basket tutorial

Wrap the yarn in an x around your finger, yarn over, pull through loop and secure with one chain.

How to make a single crochet into the magic ring:

free crochet pattern

Insert hook into your ring, yarn over, pull through ring, yarn over pull through both loops on your hook.

How to make a single crochet increase

That one is really easy, just make two single crochet into the same stitch (Abbreviation 2 sc).

Crochet Bunny Basket Tutorial

Main basket:

with cream

Round 1: 6 sc in magic ring. (6 st), pull at the end of your magic ring to make it tight.

crochet basket tutorial

Round 2: 2 sc  in each st around. (12 st)

Round 3: *2 sc, sc in next st*,  6 times. (18 st)

Round 4: *2 sc, sc in next 2 st*,  6 times. (24 st)

Round 5: *2 sc, sc in next 3 st*,  6 times. (30 st)

Round 6: *2 sc, sc in next 4 st*,  6 times. (36 st)

Round 7: *2 sc, sc in next 5 st*,  6 times. (42 st)

Round 8: *2 sc, sc in next 6 st*,  6 times. (48 st)

Round 9: *2 sc, sc in next 7 st*,  6 times. (54 st)

Round 10: *2 sc, sc in next 8 st*,  6 times. (60 st)

Round 11: *2 sc, sc in next 9 st*,  6 times. (66 st)

how to crochet a basket

In back loops only

Round 12: sc in each st around (66 st)

bunny basket crochet tutorial

Round 13-27: sc in each st around (66 st)

Now we’re going onto the handle (as you can see the basket can stand as well so you don’t need to attach them if you don’t want to, but I wanted to be able to hang my basket onto something):

Crochet Easter Basket tutorial- super cute!

Row 1: sc in the next 8 st, ch 1 turn (8 st)

Row 2-50: sc in each st, ch 1 turn

Fasten off and sew to the other side of the basket. (if you want your handle to be bigger or shorter just make more or less rows here)

Ears (make 2):

Round 1: 4 sc in magic ring. (4 st)

Round 2: 2 sc  in each st around. (8 st)

Round 3: *2 sc, sc in next 3 st*, 2 times (10 st)

Round 4: sc in first st , 2 sc, sc in next 4 st, 2 sc, sc in next 3 st (12 st)

Round 5: *2 sc, sc in next st*,  6 times. (18 st)

Round 6-19: sc in each st around (18 st)

Fasten off but don’t weave it your ends, as you’ll use the end to sew the ears onto the main basket body.

crochet easter craft

Now grab your fabric and cut pieces which are just slightly bigger than your ears.

Then sew them onto your ears. I went for the “rustic” look with a contrast thread but that’s really up to you.

how to crochet a bunny ear

Sew a fold into your ear.

crochet rabbit basket

This is how it should look like from the back, then go and sew it onto your basket.

Eyes (make 2):

with black

Round 1: 6 sc in magic ring. (6 st)

fasten off, sew onto your head

Nose:

with pink

Round 1: 6 sc in magic ring. (6 st)

Round 2: 2 sc in each st around (12 st)

Round 3-4: st in each st (12 st)

fasten off, sew onto your head.

Bunny Basket

And that’s it. Now you can hang it whereever you fancy. Mine will be my new storage for a little bit of my yarn stash. Or maybe you’ve got a little one who would like to go Easter egg hunting with this cute basket :)

Free Easter Crochet Pattern. Such a cute bag for Easter!

I hope you liked this month’s crochet project, if you want more free crochet patterns and ideas feel free to hop over to my blog. I would also LOVE LOVE LOVE to see some pictures of your finished projects so please post some to my facebook wall.

Happy Crocheting! San

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  1. 1
    Patricia McLaughlin says:

    I love the bunny basket & will just have to pull out my yarn & make my beautiful 2 1/2 yr old granddaughter one. She loves purses so I know she’ll especially love this. I love your tutorials & give-aways.

    • 1.1
      San says:

      Thank you! I’m sure your granddaughter will love one :) Don’t forget to post a picture please that I can see how it turned out :)

  2. 2

    This is so cute, San! Love it!

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