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Bunny Easter Basket Crochet Pattern

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Easter with a bit of hop! This is the classic Bunny Easter Basket Crochet Pattern with crochet rabbit ears and is perfect for collecting Easter eggs. With a video tutorial, there is even an option for a simple basket with this unique crochet stitch, that's an easy option.

All ages will enjoy this free crochet Easter pattern collecting eggs or for a nice storage basket for toys. Easter baskets do not get any cuter than this and the unique construction creates a sturdy side to make egg hunting a success. And if you would like to pair your basket with a bunny buddy, check out the free Be My Bunny Crochet Pattern or create another style with the Llama Easter Basket Crochet Pattern or the Unicorn Crochet Easter Basket Pattern.

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How To Simplify The Crochet Basket

Want a pretty basket for storage? This doesn't have to be just made as a bunny. You can crochet the base basket and stop there for a beautiful crochet basket. I still like to re-enforce with plastic canvas for the shape. It's a great basket for storing your yarn and a beautiful home decor piece.

This doesn't just need to be used around Easter. This basket can be fun to use on Halloween as well for collecting all those yummy treats. And if storage baskets are your thing, check out the Teton Crochet Basket Pattern.

A white crocheted basket sits on the wooden table.

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Bunny Easter Basket Crochet Pattern Supplies

Crochet Hook:
5.00mm (H) Hook

Notions:
Removable stitch marker
Yarn needle to weave in ends

Scissors
Tape Measure
Black Safety Eyes (.35 inches)
Large Clover Pompom Maker 3 ⅜” OR Faux Fur Pompom
Plastic Canvas 9 ½” Circle (7 mesh)
Plastic Canvas 13” x 22” (7 mesh)
Or 3 smaller (10” x 13”) canvas

Yarn:
WeCrochet Dishie Worsted Weight
100% Cotton, 190 yds/100g
Colorways: Silver/Color A (2 balls, 370 yds), White/Color B (1 ball, 180 yds)
Small amount of black and pink yarn for eyes and nose.

Bunny Easter Basket Crochet Pattern by Briana K Designs

Gauge:
16 sts x 17 rows = 4x4 inches in sc

Finished Measurements:
Basket: 9 ¾” (8.5 cm) diameter;
4 ½” (11.5 cm) tall
Height including legs and handle:
19” (48 cm)

Abbreviations:
ch - chain
rnd- round
sc - single crochet
sc2tog - single crochet two together
sl st - slip stitch
st(s) - stitch(es)

Crochet Easter Basket Notes

  • When joining, join to the first stitch of the round.
  • Chain at the beginning of the round does not count as a stitch.
  • This basket is worked from bottom up. The legs, head, handle, and tail are created and then assembled to the basket.
  • Quick Faux Fur Pompom Tutorial

Special Stitches

Crochet Bee Stitch- ch 1, *slide hook under the second strand of the ‘V’ in the second stitch from the row below and then 2sc into the skipped stitch from round below; repeat * around. For the last stitch in the round, the 2sc will be worked over the seam and into the first skipped stitch, join.
Invisible Decrease (sc2tog)
Magic Ring (MR)

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Easter Crochet Basket Video Tutorial

Crochet Bunny Easter Basket Written Pattern

Crochet Easter Basket Body
Rnd 1: With Color A & H-hook, sc 6 inside MR. 6 sts
Tip: Use a stitch marker to keep track of the first stitch in the round as this is worked continuously.
Rnd 2: 2sc in each stitch around. 12 sts
Rnd 3: *2sc in first, sc in next; repeat * around. 18 sts
Rnd 4: *2sc in first, sc in next 2; repeat * around. 24 sts
Rnd 5: *2sc in first, sc in next 3; repeat * around. 30 sts
Rnd 6: *2sc in first, sc in next 4; repeat * around. 36 sts
Rnd 7: *2sc in first, sc in next 5; repeat * around. 42 sts
Rnd 8: *2sc in first, sc in next 6; repeat * around. 48 sts
Rnd 9: *2sc in first, sc in next 7; repeat * around. 54 sts
Rnd 10: *2sc in first, sc in next 8; repeat * around. 60 sts
Rnd 11: *2sc in first, sc in next 9; repeat * around. 66 sts
Rnd 12: *2sc in first, sc in next 10; repeat * around. 72 sts
Rnd 13: *2sc in first, sc in next 11; repeat * around. 78 sts
Rnd 14: *2sc in first, sc in next 12; repeat * around. 84 sts
Rnd 15: *2sc in first, sc in next 13; repeat * around. 90 sts
Rnd 16: *2sc in first, sc in next 14; repeat * around. 96 sts
Rnd 17: *2sc in first, sc in next 15; repeat * around. 102 sts
Rnd 18: *2sc in first, sc in next 16; repeat * around. 108 sts
Rnd 19: sc in each stitch around. 108 sts
Rnd 20: sc-blo in each stitch around, sl st to first st in round. 108 sts
Rnd 21: With Color B, ch 1, *skip first, 2sc in next; repeat * around, sl st to next st. 108 sts
Rnd 22: With Color A, ch 1, *slide hook under the second strand of the ‘V’ in the second stitch from the row below and then 2sc into the skipped stitch from round below; repeat * around. For the last stitch in the round, the 2sc will be worked over the seam and into the first skipped stitch, join. 108 sts
Rnd 23: With Color B, ch 1, *slide hook under the second strand of the ‘V’ in the second stitch from the row below and then 2sc into the skipped stitch from round below; repeat * around. For the last stitch in the round the 2sc will be worked over the seam and into the first skipped stitch, join. 108 sts
Rnd 24-43: Repeat Rounds 22-23 ten more times. 108 sts
Rnd 44: Repeat Round 22. 108 sts
Fasten off and weave in ends.

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Easter Basket Handle
Rnd 1: With Color B, chain 14, join. 14 sts
Repeats Working in continuous rounds, sc in each stitch around until piece measures 22 ½” (57 cm)
Leave a tail and fasten off.

Bunny Crochet Head
Rnd 1: With Color A, sc 6 inside MR, use a stitch marker to mark the first stitch in the round. 6 sts
Rnd 2: 2sc in each stitch around. 12 sts
Rnd 3: *2sc in first, sc in next; repeat * around. 18 sts
Rnd 4: *2sc in first, sc in next 2; repeat * around. 24 sts
Rnd 5: sc in each stitch around. 24 sts
Rnd 6: Ch 1, *2sc in first, sc in next 3; repeat * around. 30 sts
Rnd 7: Ch 1, sc in each stitch around. 30 sts
Rnd 8: *2sc in first, sc in next 4; repeat * around. 36 sts
Rnd 9: sc in each stitch around. 36 sts
Rnd 10: *2sc in first, sc in next 5; repeat * around. 42 sts
Rnd 11: sc in each stitch around. 42 sts
Rnd 12: *2sc in first, sc in next 6; repeat * around. 48 sts
Rnd 13-19: sc in each stitch around. 48 sts
Rnd 20: *sc2tog, sc in next 6; repeat * around. 42 sts
Rnd 21: *sc2tog, sc in next 5; repeat * around. 36 sts
Begin to stuff the head with fiberfill. Place safety eyes onto the front center of head between rounds 14-15 approx. 6 stitches apart.
Rnd 22: *sc2tog, sc in next 4; repeat * around. 30 sts
Rnd 23: *sc2tog, sc in next 3; repeat * around. 24 sts
Rnd 24: *sc2tog, sc in next 2; repeat * around, join. 18 sts
Rnd 25: *sc2tog around. 9 sts
Fasten off leaving a long tail for closing hole and sewing onto the basket.

A Bunny Easter Basket with a stuffed animal and eggs.

Bunny Ears (Make 2)
Rnd 1: With Color A, sc 6 inside MR. 6 sts
Rnd 2: 2sc in each stitch around. 12 sts
Rnd 3: *2sc in first, sc in next; repeat * around. 18 sts
Rnd 4: *2sc in first, sc in next 2; repeat * around. 24 sts
Rnd 5-7: sc in each stitch around. 24 sts
Rnd 8: *sc2tog, sc in next 4; repeat * around. 20 sts
Rnd 9-11: sc in each stitch around. 20 sts
Rnd 12: *sc2tog, sc in next 3; repeat * around. 16 sts
Rnd 13-15: sc in each stitch around. 16 sts
Rnd 16: *sc2tog, sc in next 2; repeat * around. 12 sts
Rnd 17: sc in each stitch around. 8 sts
Fasten off leaving a long tail for sewing onto the bunny head.

Bunny Legs (Make 4)
Rnd 1: With Color B, sc 6 inside MR. 6 sts
Rnd 2: 2sc in each stitch around. 12 sts
Rnd 3: *2sc in first, sc in next; repeat * around. 18 sts
Rnd 4: *2sc in first, sc in next 2; repeat * around. 24 sts
Rnd 5: *2sc in first, sc in next 3; repeat * around. 30 sts
Rnd 6-7: sc in each around. 30 sts
Rnd 8-9: With Color A, sc in each around. 30 sts
Rnd 10: *sc2tog, sc in next 3; repeat * around. 24 sts
Rnd 11: sc in each around. 24 sts
Rnd 12: *sc2tog, sc in next 2; repeat * around. 18 sts
Rnd 13-16: sc in each around. 18 sts
Rnd 17: *sc2tog, sc in next; repeat * around. 12 sts
Rnd 18-21: sc in each around. 12 sts
Fasten off leaving a long tail for sewing onto the basket. Stuff lightly with fiberfill.

Assembly of the Easter Basket
To reinforce the basket, use plastic canvas. Place the round piece of plastic canvas into the bottom of the basket. Cut strips of canvas 26 squares wide (4” or 10cm) to line the sides of the basket. Overlap the strips on the inside of the basket. Using a yarn needle and Color A yarn, sew the top of the plastic lining to the last row of the basket.

A close up of a white basket with a crochet thread on it.

For the handle, cut a strip of canvas 22 inches long (59cm) and 10 squares wide (1 ½” or 3.8cm). If longer canvas cannot be found, overlap smaller strips of canvas and stitch together with yarn to obtain length.
Slide the strip of canvas into the yarn sleeve and stitch ends closed.
Sew handle to inside of basket on either side approx. 1 inch from top. Sew through all layers securing tightly and hiding the stitching on the outside.

A series of photos showing how to make a Bunny Easter Basket.

Assembly of the Legs
Lightly stuff with fiberfill and sew legs to the BLO round of the basket body. Place two legs on either side of the bunny head on the front and 2 legs equally apart towards the back of the basket. Make sure the legs will hang down when the basket is picked up.

A crocheted teddy bear bunny.

Assembly of the Nose
With a yarn needle and Color C, embroider a triangle nose on the bunny. See the video for another option of stitching on a triangle nose.
I found I stink at embroidery on this yarn, so I found an alternative mock embroidery nose:
Cut a piece of plastic canvas or stiff paper the height of the nose. Tie yarn and then wrap loosely around about 8 times. Slide needle through the bottom of the wrapped yarn, pull tight and tie a knot on the back. Gently slide the pieces of yarn off the canvas and loosely tie a knot on back top of the nose. Stitch the nose to the bunny head and add a vertical line at the bottom of the nose.

A series of photos showing how to make a crochet ball using the Bunny Easter Basket Crochet Pattern.

Bunny Tail Options
You can purchase a faux fur pompom, or make your own with the Quick Faux Fur Pompom Tutorial.
Another option is to make a yarn pompom. Using an extra-large pompom maker, create a full tail keeping the strands used to tie the center of the pompom long. Use these strands to weave through the top back of the basket and tie the tail in place.

How to make a crocheted pom pom bunny.

Easter Bunny Ears
Sew ears to the top of head approx. 1 ½ inches apart.
This Basket can also be made without handles for a nice storage basket, or plain without a character.

Finishing the Basket
Weave in all ends, place the circular plastic canvas in bottom, and have fun finding those Easter eggs!

As you wrap up your delightful Bunny Easter Basket project, don't forget to consider its care and storage to ensure its longevity. To keep your crocheted masterpiece in pristine condition, consider placing a layer of tissue paper inside the basket before storing any Easter goodies. This will help maintain its shape and protect it from potential damage.

Additionally, store the basket in a cool, dry place to prevent any moisture-related issues. If the basket needs a little freshening up next Easter, a gentle hand wash with mild detergent and air drying should do the trick. By following these simple tips, you can preserve the charm of your crocheted Bunny Easter Basket for seasons to come, making each Easter celebration even more special with your handmade creation. And there are even more Easter basket patterns to enjoy such as the Dinosaur Crochet Easter Basket and the Dragon Easter Basket. Happy crocheting!

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