Make an adorable handmade Easter basket your child will cherish forever with this crochet Easter bunny basket pattern. Keep reading to learn how to make it. It’s easy!
A couple of years ago, I made my kids all a handmade Easter basket. I wanted baskets that could be reused from year to year instead of the Wal-mart 97 cent specials we usually bought.
I treasure things my grandmother made me when I was little, so I hope my kids feel the same way about the baskets I made them. They certainly were created with lots of love. (Be sure to check out the rest of the Easter crafts I have made for my kids while you are here!)
The first crochet Easter bunny basket I designed was made to fit around a plastic Gladware bowl. It worked, but the ears kept flopping over and my youngest daughter kept pulling the plastic container out.
So this crochet bunny basket pattern was attempt #2. I designed it around a plastic canvas support that makes it sturdier and helps the ears stand up straight. I love how it turned out. The finished Easter Bunny basket took me about 6 hours from start to finish to complete.
About this Bunny Easter Basket Crochet Pattern:
Finished Size: approx. 6-1/2″ x 6-1/2″ x 10″
Crochet Stitches Used: chain, single crochet, slip stitch
Colors of Yarn Used: 2
This crochet bunny basket pattern has plastic canvas support to help make it sturdier. This enables the ears and handle to stand up on their own. So you need to start with cutting the plastic canvas pieces.
If you have never worked with plastic canvas before, you might want to check out the link below before you cut out the pieces make this Easter bunny basket pattern.
You can make these crochet Easter Bunny baskets in whatever color you like. I chose a different color for each of my kids so they can tell them apart.
Supplies Needed for this Crochet Easter Bunny Basket Pattern
- Weight 4 yarn in pink and tan (or the bunny color of your choice)
- Size G crochet hook (or hook size needed to obtain gauge)
- (1) 13.6″ x 21.6″ sheet of Artist’s Ultra Stiff Plastic Canvas (7 mesh or 7 count)
- (1) 9-1/2″ plastic canvas circle
- #16 plastic canvas needle
- (2) 28 mm wiggle eyes
- (1) 1-1/2″ pom pom in pink
- (1) 1-1/2″ pom pom in white
- 20 ga. (0.81 mm) floral stem wire in white
- wire cutters
- hot glue gun
- plastic canvas hole/rib counter (optional, but helpful)
- yarn needle threader (optional, but helpful)
Get the Easter Basket Crochet Pattern
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Like this pattern? Be sure to check out the rest of my Easter craft patterns while you are here.
If you use my pattern to make a crochet Easter Bunny Basket for your kids this year, you will have to come back here and let me know how it turned out. Happy crafting!