This bunny basket is created using a simple crochet pattern. A single crochet is used which makes the basket study and able to keep it's shape without any insert. Translation: you can totally weight it down with candy and it will still look great! The basket can be made in an evening. Thoughtful gifts that don't take a lot of time to make are definitely a "win win"
I purchased all the supplies for this project at Walmart. Walmart is pretty amazing in my book because it's the only store (at least in my next of the woods) where you can purchase groceries and craft supplies. The ultimate in one stop shopping! Walmart has a huge selection of Easter goodies and decorations. I filled my basket with SNICKERS® Bunny Cane and Starburst® Funsize Canes. These canes are perfect for peeking out of the top. I also used M&M'S Peanut Chocolate Candy which comes in festive pastels colors. Lastly, no Easter basket is complete without a chocolate bunny. I used this DOVE® Milk Chocolate Bunny which tastes even better than it looks!
Supplies for Crochet Bunny Basket
Crochet hook USJ10/6 mm
Bernat Softee Chunky in Gray Heather 1 skein (available at Walmart)
Black and pink worsted weight yarn
For the base: Chain 3 and join together. Single crochet in the round increasing 1 chain after every stitch. Work until circle measures measures inches in 7 diameter.
For the body: Single crochet in the round until piece measures inches in 5 1/2 inches in height.
For the Ears (make 2) : Chain 12. Work in single crochet for 3 inches. Skip 1 chain at the beginning and the end of the row leaving you with 10. Work for 1 inch and then skip 1 chain at the beginning and the end of the row (8). Repeat these steps until you are left with 2 chains. Break yarn and weave in ends. Sew ears on to the side of the basket.
For the handle: Pick up and chain 3 stitches in the middle of the ear. Work in single crochet until handle measures 10 inches. Attach to other side in the middle of the ear.
For the eyes: Chain 3 and join together. Single crochet in the round increasing 1 chain after every chain. Work until piece measures 1 inch in diameter.
Sew the nose and mouth on the bunny using a yarn needle.
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Next time you're in Walmart, be sure to swing by the Seasonal aisle to stock up on Mars/Wrigley candy for your Easter baskets. Be sure to buy some extra for yourself 😉