Easter Bunny Basket Crochet Pattern

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Easter Bunny Basket Crochet Pattern

     Confession: my mom still makes me an Easter basket every year. It fills me with nostalgia and I absolutely love it! With my mom as my inspiration, I started a new tradition a few years back of giving Easter baskets to my closest friends. What adult doesn't want a cute basket filled with candy??? I paired up with Mars/Wrigley Easter at Walmart to create a DIY basket that's not only adorable but that's filled with tasty treats! 

     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
Yarn needle
Easter Bunny Basket Crochet Pattern
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.
Easter Bunny Basket Crochet Pattern
For the body: Single crochet in the round until piece measures inches in 5 1/2 inches in height.
Easter Bunny Basket Crochet Pattern
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.



Easter Bunny Basket Crochet Pattern
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.
Easter Bunny Basket Crochet Pattern
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.
Looking for some delicious Easter treat recipes? 
Easter Bunny Basket Crochet Pattern
If you're in need of even more inspiration, MyConfectionCorner.com has tons of creative recipes that will impress your guests on Easter Sunday! 
Easter Bunny Basket Crochet Pattern by Gina Michele

Easter Bunny Basket Crochet Pattern by Gina Michele
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 😉
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Easter Sunday Best with Carter's

Easter Sunday Best with Carter's
This post is sponsored by Carter's; however all thoughts and opinions expressed are my own.
      
     After a harsh winter I'm so excited to be able to dress Indigo up and not have his outfit hidden by a giant puffer coat! Easter is coming up in a few weeks and it brings some of my favorite traditions. Every year we spend Easter at my mother's house. All the kids go on an egg hunt in the backyard, then we take some family photos and enjoy a big dinner. I wanted to find Indigo an outfit that was not only colorful and fun but also affordable. Carter's to the rescue! 

     Carter's Easter shop has the cutest selection of baby boy clothes! As soon as I saw this 3-Piece Dress Me Up Set, I knew it was perfect. Anything with a baby bow tie gets a thumbs up in my book! The bow tie is removable which makes the button down bodysuit a really versatile piece. This outfit is playful and preppy but also comfortable enough for Indigo to run around in.

    No mom likes to buy an outfit your child is only going to wear once. The great thing about Carter's Easter Shop sets is that they can be worn a bunch of different ways. These twill pants can be paired with a graphic tee and a sweatshirt for a casual vibe. The bodysuits look great with jeans- this is one of my favorite everyday looks for Indigo. Remixing these pieces is a great way to maximize value!  

Here are some pieces that will transition the Easter set into casual wear. 
   Carter's Graphic Tee, Varsity Jacket and Jeans
Easter Sunday Best with Carter's

Easter Sunday Best with Carter's

Easter Sunday Best with Carter's

Easter Sunday Best with Carter's

Easter Sunday Best with Carter's

Easter Sunday Best with Carter's

Easter Sunday Best with Carter's

Carter's is having a awesome sale until May 6th. It's the perfect time to stock up baby clothes! They have tons of adorable Easter outfits, separates, PJs and swimwear. 25% off your purchase of $40 or more. Coupon is good in store (here's their store locator) and online. 
Easter Sunday Best with Carter's
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Fast & Easy Free Knitting Patterns for Babies

Fast & Easy Free Knitting Patterns for Babies




There's tons of adorable baby clothes available in stores, but there's nothing quite like hand knit baby gifts. I like knitting for my son even more than I like knitting for myself! Not only is knitting for babies faster than knitting for yourself, you can also splurge on yarn since you use so little. Here's a collection of my favorite Free Knitting Patterns for babies. Enjoy! 
Fast & Easy Free Knitting Patterns for Babies
Fast & Easy Free Knitting Patterns for Babies
Fast & Easy Free Knitting Patterns for Babies
 
Fast & Easy Free Knitting Patterns for Babies

Fast & Easy Free Knitting Patterns for Babies
Fast & Easy Free Knitting Patterns for Babies

Fast & Easy Free Knitting Patterns for Babies
Fast & Easy Free Knitting Patterns for Babies

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How to Turn a Painting into a Tote Bag

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and LIFEWTR. All opinions are mine alone. #ThirstInspiration #CollectiveBias
Painted Canvas Tote DIY
     I created this blog with the aim of inspiring people to be creative. Whether it's using one of my knitting patterns, trying out my DIYs, or cooking with one of my recipes, I hope that you leave here and make something! I'm so excited to be working with LIFEWTR because they are all about igniting creativity through inspiration. LIFEWTR is premium bottled water that is pH balanced with electrolytes for taste. You don't have to run to over-priced markets to find it either- LIFEWTR is available at 7-Eleven! 
    
Growing up in NY, art is a part of daily life. It's everywhere from the architecture to the graffiti on the buildings to the street style of the people. I love how LIFEWTR took something mundane, like a plastic bottle and turned it into portable art (with the help of some very talented artists) Taking my cues from LIFEWTR, I decided to create my own portable art in the form of this Painted Canvas Tote DIY! 

  Inspiration is as essential to life as water. Let's start creating!
Painted Canvas Tote DIY
I really love this Craig & Karl designed LIFEWTR bottle. It's upbeat, urban and colorful- all things I love! I used the bold colors and the black outlines as inspiration for my painted tote bag.
Supplies needed:
Artists canvas (2)
Acrylic paint and paintbrush
Paint marker
Ruler
Canvas webbing or cotton (for the handles)
Sewing machine
Painted Canvas Tote DIY
Begin painting your canvas. Waves (as well as geometric shapes) are easy to paint and they have a big impact! I chose a limited color palette so the finished tote wouldn't look too busy.
Painted Canvas Tote DIY
After the paint is dry, trace around your shapes with a black paint marker. This really makes them pop!
Painted Canvas Tote DIY
Paint 2 canvases- one will be the front of the tote, the other will be the back.
Painted Canvas Tote DIY
Cut the canvas away from the frames carefully using a knife. Using a ruler and a pen, make sure all the edges are straight and trim away any excess. If you don't have 2 even rectangles your tote will be crooked.
Painted Canvas Tote DIY
Place the painted sides together and sew around the 2 longer sides and the bottom of the shorter side.
Painted Canvas Tote DIY
At each bottom corner measure in 1 inch and sew across. Sew back and forth a few times to make sure your stitches are reinforced. This creates the bottom of the bag and gives it a nice shape.
Painted Canvas Tote DIYFold over the top edge of the tote approximately 1 inch and stitch down. Lastly, sew on the handles. Voilà- you now have your very own art tote!
Painted Canvas Tote DIY



Painted Canvas Tote DIY

Painted Canvas Tote DIY
Painted Canvas Tote DIY

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