• krysten

DIY: CROCHET BUNNY BASKET

Updated: Apr 1

Basket? Planter cover? Or both? Whip up this super cute basket in one sitting. Check out the free pattern below or purchase a detailed pdf version here.


This beginner friendly pattern uses a basic crochet stitch with a slight variation to create a knit like texture for your basket. The 5mm cotton cord used for this project will give your basket a sturdy structure and you won't have to worry about it losing its shape.


Here we go!


Materials:

  • 5mm braided cotton cord (84 yards) 2 colors (I used natural and mocha. I will refer to them as color A (natural) and color B (mocha)).

  • scrap yarn (worsted weight ) for tail

  • 6.5mm crochet hook

  • small pom pom maker

  • scissors

  • stitch marker

Abbreviations:

*Patterns are written in standard US terms*

  • ch = chain

  • slst = slip stitch

  • sc = single crochet

  • hdc = hald double crochet

  • dc = double crochet

  • blo = back loop only

  • st(s) = stitch(es)

  • ws = waistcoat stitch - single crochet into the "v" of the stitch from the previous round. (Quick tutorial here)

Notes:

You can easily alter the size of the basket by increasing the size of the base or increasing the number of rounds in the body.


The stitch created by the invisible join counts as the first stitch for the next round.


Pattern:


Base:

With color A, create a magic ring and chain 1.

Round 1. Sc 8 in the ring. Pull tail to close the circle. (8 stitches)

Round 2. 2 sc in each stitch around. (16 stitches)

Round 3. [2 sc in the 1st st, 1 sc in the next st] repeat around (24 stitches)

Round 4. [2 sc in the 1st st, 1 sc in the next 2 sts] repeat around (32 stitches)

Round 5. [2 sc in the 1st st, 1 sc in the next 3 sts] repeat around (40 stitches)


Do not cut your yarn. Sl st into the next stitch and chain 1. The chain one counts as the first stitch of the next round.


Body:

Round 1: With color A, blo sc into the next 17 sts. Switch to color B and blo sc into the next 5 sts. Switch to color A and blo sc into the remaining sts. Close round with an invisible join. This creates the first stitch for the next round (This is true for every round). (40 sts)

Round 2 - 4: With color A, WS into the next 16 sts. Switch to color B, WS into the next 7 sts. Switch to color A. WS into the remaining sts. Close round with an invisible join. (40 sts)


Round 5: With color A, WS into the next 17 sts. Switch to color B and WS into the next 5 sts. Switch to color A and WS into the remaining sts. Close round with an invisible join. (40 sts)


Round 6: With color A, WS into the next 18 sts. Switch to color B and WS into the next 3 sts. Switch to color A and WS into the remaining sts. Close round with an invisible join. (40 sts)

Round 7 - 9: With color A, WS into the next 17 sts. Switch to color B and WS into the next 5 sts. Switch to color A and WS into the remaining sts. Close round with an invisible join. (40 sts)


Ears :

Round 10: With color A, WS into the next 18 sts. Switch to color B. Ch 7. (Work the next 6 sts into the bumps on the back of the chain.) Slst into the second chain from the hook. Sc. hdc. dc. hdc. sc.

WS into the next three sts.

Ch 7. (Work the next 6 sts into the bumps on the back of the chain.) Slst into the second chain from the hook. Sc. hdc. dc. hdc. sc. Switch to color A and WS into the remaining sts.

Cut yarn. Finish off and weave ends.


Tail:

Taking the worsted weight yarn, use your pom pom maker to make small pom pom. Attach it to your basket between rows 1 and 2. Weave your ends.



Ayeeee, you did it! I want to see your creations! Make sure to share your finished projects made using this pattern on Instagram with the hashtag #yarnth3orytaughtme .


If you have any questions (or see any mistakes) post them in the comments below.


Happy Crafting!

- Krysten


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