February 25, 2009

Bunny in a Basket Free Crochet Pattern


BUNNY IN A BASKET FREE CROCHET PATTERN

MATERIALS:

1 skein Bernat brand Boa yarn in White, Blue Bird and Toucan, H hook or hook to obtain gauge, small amount of stuffing, small amount of cardboard, needle to take yarn, 2 chenille stems, craft glue, two 1\4” white pom-poms, one 5mm pink pom-pom, two 5mm brown pom-poms and one 1\2” white pom-pom.

FINISHED SIZE: Bunny: 9” tall including ears; Basket; 3-1\2” X 5”

Gauge: 4 sc = 1”, 4 rows sc = 1”

BUNNY:

With white yarn and H hook ch-4, sl st to form a ring.

RND 1: Ch-1, work 8 sc in ring, sl st top beg sc, ch-1, turn. (8 sts)

RND 2-3: (2 sc next st, sc next st) around, sl st top beg sc, ch-1, turn. (12 sts)(18 sts)

RND 4-8: Sc ea st around, sl st top beg sc, ch-1, turn.

RND 9: Sc next 2 sts, (sk next st, sc next 3 sts) around, sl st top beg sc, ch-1, turn. (14 sts)

RND 10-11: Sc ea st around, sl st top beg sc, ch-1, turn.

RND 12: Work 2 sc in ea st around, sl st top beg sc, ch-1, turn. (28 sts)

RND 13-19: Sc ea st around, sl st top beg sc, ch-1, turn.

RND 20: (Sk next st, sc next 3 sts) around, sl st top beg sc, ch-1, turn. (21 sts)

RND 21: (Sk next st, sc next 2 sts) around, sl st top beg sc, ch-1, turn. (14 sts)

Stuff bunny.

RND 22: (Sk next st, sc next st) around, sl st top beg sc, ch-1, turn. (7 sts)

RND 23: (Sk next st, sc next st) 3 times, sk last st, sl st top beg sc, fasten off. (3 sts)

ARMS (MAKE 2):

With white and H hook rep rnd 1-2 of bunny.

RND 3-9: Sc ea st around, sl st top beg sc, ch-1, turn. At the end of rnd 9 fasten off.

Fold rnd 9 flat and with needle and matching yarn sew to bunny at shoulders. Rep for other arm.

LEGS (MAKE 2):

With white and H hook rep rnd 1-2 of bunny.

RND 3-12: Sc ea st around, sl st top beg sc, ch-1, turn. At the end of rnd 12 fasten off.

Fold legs flat at rnd 12, with needle and matching yarn sew legs to bottom of bunny.

EARS (MAKE 2):

Cut two 4-1\2” long piece of chenille stems. Twist stems into the shape of a circle and secure ends.

With one circle join white yarn with H hook around stem. Sc evenly around stem making certain stem does not show through, fasten off.

Rep for other circle.

Shape the circles into bunny ears and with needle and matching yarn sew to the back of the bunny’s head.

Glue two 1\4” white pom-poms to face for muzzle. Glue the 5mm pink pom-pom above this and the two 5mm brown pom-poms to the face for eyes. Glue the 1\2” white pom-pom to the backside of the bunny for a tail. Cut a length of either color of the boa yarns and tie around the bunny’s neck in a bow.


BASKET:

With Toucan and H hook ch-4, sl st to form a ring.

RND 1: Ch-1, work 8 sc in ring, sl st top beg sc, ch-1, turn. (8 sts)

RND 2-4: (2 sc next st, sc next st) around, sl st top beg sc, ch-1, turn. (12 sts)(18 sts)(27 sts)

RND 5: Sc next 2 sts, (2 sc next st, sc next 4 sts) around, sl st top beg sc, ch-1, turn. (32 sts)

RND 6: (2 sc next st, sc next 3 sts) around, sl st top beg sc, ch-1, turn. (40 sts)

RND 7: (2 sc next st, sc next 4 sts) around, join Blue Bird, sl st top beg sc, ch-1, turn, fasten off Toucan. (48 sts)

RND 8-19: Sc ea st around, sl st top beg sc, ch-1, turn. At the end of rnd 19 join toucan and fasten off blue bird.

RND 20-21: Sc ea st around, sl st top beg sc, ch-1, turn. At the end of rnd 21 fasten off.

BASKET BOTTOM:

With toucan and H hook rep rnd 1-7 of basket, at the end of rnd 7 fasten off. Cut a piece of thick cardboard a little smaller than piece just made. With needle and matching yarn, turn basket inside out and sew bottom to the bottom of the basket inserting the cardboard as you sew.

HANDLE:

Twist both ends of one chenille stem into small loops. With Blue Bird and H hook join around stem, ch-1, evenly sc around stem to other side, fasten off. With needle and matching yarn, sew handle inside the basket.


This is a super easy and fast project to make!
Not just for Easter either!

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3 comments:

Susan said...

Thank you for sharing this pattern. I can't wait to start crocheting it. I'll make it for my great niece. Have a good week. Susan

jacketta said...

I was so glad to find this gem of a pattern. As the grandmother of nine,at least six of whom would love to get this on Easter morning.
I've got to get busy, Easter's only 3 weeks away. :-O
Alfreda

sandyb said...

This is awesome! I just love bunnies!!!