Crochet Bunny Basket

Find here a free crochet pattern for a crochet bunny basket.

 

Look how cute is this crochet bunny basket! I made it as an Easter basket but my son loves it so much that I decided to keep it in his bedroom after Easter. The crochet pattern works really quickly if you have to do it at the last minute! It is a perfect crochet basket!

 

 

SIZE :

6” / 15 cm tall (without ears) and 6.5″ /17 cm wide when made with the indicated yarn.

 

MATERIALS:

• 1 type of yarn calling for 10 mm (US N-15) hook in 2 different colors for the basket
• 1 type of yarn calling for 5,5 mm (US I-9) hook in 3 different colors for the eyes
• Size L11 (8 mm) crochet hook
• Size D­3 (3.5 mm) crochet hook
• Tapestry needle
• Some Chenille stems in white or grey (facultative)

 

What did I use?

For the basket and the ears:

Chunky/Bulky yarn in grey and white
I used «Bernat Blanket» in white and grey.

 

For the eyes, nose and mouth:

Worsted yarn in green and white
I used « I love this cotton ! » from Hobby Lobby in Bright green (color 54), White (color 6) and black (color 2)

 

ABBREVIATIONS:

• chain (ch)
• magic ring (mr)
• single crochet (sc)
• double crochet (dc)
• half double crochet (hdc)
• increase (inc)
• invisible decrease (dec)
• back loop only (blo)



 

Let’s start!

 

PART 1: The basket

Work in rounds, do not turn unless specified. If needed, use a stitch marker for the first stitch of each round.

 

With Size L11 (8 mm) crochet hook and the grey bulky yarn

 

Round 1: start 10 sc in a magic ring (10)

Round 2: inc 10 times (20 sc)

Round 3: [sc in next st, inc in next st] x10 (30)

Round 4: [sc in next 2 st, inc in next st] x10 (40)

Round 5: [sc in next 3 st, inc in next st] x10 (50)

Round 6: in back loop only: sc in all st (50)

Rounds 7 to 15: sc in all st (50)

 

1 slip stitch in the next st, cut the yarn and sew in the end.

 

 

PART 2: The handle

 

With Size L11 (8 mm) crochet hook and the grey bulky yarn

 

ch 4 (4)

sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in next 2 (3)

ch 1, turn

sc in next 3 (3)

Keep going until your handle measure 13″ (33 cm).

Cut the yarn, leave a long tail. Sew the handle on both part of the basket (leave 22 st on each side of the handle – see pictures)

 

 



 

PART 3: The ears

 

With Size L11 (8 mm) crochet hook and the white bulky yarn

ch 13 (13)

sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in next 6, hdc in next 5, 2 hdc in next. Now working on the other side of the chaine: hdc in next 5, sc in next 6 (24)

cut the yarn, sew in the end

 

With Size L11 (8 mm) crochet hook and the grey bulky yarn

ch 13 (13)

sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in next 6, hdc in next 5, 2 hdc in next. Now working on the other side of the chain: hdc in next 5, sc in next 6 (24)

You are now going to join the grey part to the white part.

Put the white part over the grey part

 

 

Insert your hook in the next white st and the next grey st, sc 1 (see pictures). In the same way, sc in all st (24)

 

 

Cut the yarn, leave a long tail for sewing to the basket.

 

 

 

PART 4: The eyes

 

 

With a size D­3 (3.5 mm) crochet hook and the yarn calling for 5,5 mm (US I-9) hook in 3 different colors

 

Starting with the black yarn:

Round 1: start 6 sc in a magic ring (6)

Round 2: inc 6 times (12 sc)

 

Change to the green color

Round 3: [sc in next st, inc in next st] x6 (18)

 

Change to the white color

Round 4: [sc in next 2 st, inc in next st] x6 (24)

 

Change to the black color

Round 5: sc in the next 12 st (12)

Cut the yarn and weave in the end.

 

With your tapestry needle and a double strand of white yarn, add some white to the eyes (see picture)

 

 

 

PART 5: The nose

 

With a size D­3 (3.5 mm) crochet hook and the yarn calling for 5,5 mm (US I-9) hook in black

ch 8

sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in next 7 st (7)

ch 1, turn

sc in all st (7)

ch 1, turn

1 sc in next st, 1 dim, 1 sc in next, 1 dim, 1 sc in next st (5)

ch 1, turn

1 dim, 1 sc in next, 1 dim (3)

1 sc in all st  evenly all around the nose

Cut the yarn, leave a long tail for sewing

 

 

PART 6: Adding the chenille stems (facultative)

 

This part is completely facultative. I added some chenille stems in the last round of my basket and in the handle because I wanted the basket to keep in shape on a shelf and to make a nice decoration in my son’s bedroom. The chenille stems are visible from the inside only. If you make the basket for a baby or a young child, I would suggest not to use them.

 

I just inserted the chenille stems in the stitches (see picture).

 

 



 

PART 7: Sewing all together

 

 

Attach the ears to the basket. From the handle, leave 4 st, attach the first ear to the 4 next st, miss the next 6 st and attach the second ear to the next 4 st. You will then have 4 st left to the next part of the handle.

 

 

Sew the eyes to the basket (top of the eyes are between rounds 13 and 14 and bottom of the eyes are on round 11). I left 3 st between the eyes.

 

Sew the nose on round 10.

 

 

Use your tapestry needle and two strands of black yarn to make the mouth. Start from under the nose and follow the next steps:

 

 

 

 

 

Congratulations, your bunny basket is ready! If you made it, please be sure to tag @natalinacraft on social media with the hashtag #natalinacraft, I would love to see your work!

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