If you’ve followed my blog for a while, you’ll know I’m a bit of a lazy crafter.
Don’t get me wrong, I love crafting and crocheting especially, but I don’t like sewing in ends, and I don’t really like projects that take
Anyone else with me on that?
So today I decided to make a little Easter bunny basket.
The idea was already in my head, but I needed yarn.
Given the current world issues, Yarn at the local yarn/ craft shop is not an option, so I dived head first into my stash!
Luckily for me my stash is huge! It contains enough for me to have a quick browse through and see what I’ve got.
Varying weights, colours, cottons, Acrylics
Today I’ve used this one – Cygnet Seriously Chunky in Fairy and Unicorn.
The pink one chose the colours, and it was be magical colours all round.
What else do you need to know?
Well you will be crocheting tightly. The yarn calls for a 10-12 mm hook – but these little baskets need to be pretty solid, so get round this we are using a 8mm hook.
It about £6 on Amazon, not a huge amount compared with some hooks on the market, but definitely worth the investment if you are planning on making a few of these, or my other projects using this hook.
So these little baskets:
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So crochet tightly with a smaller hook, and also my go to stitch – HDC.
Why spend ages making these SC, when you can have a basket in no time at all with a closed texture and still looking pretty good.
1 ball of either Fairy or Unicorn Cygnet Yarns Super Chunky
8mm crochet hook
Abbreviations – US terms
BPHDC – Back post half double crochet
HDC – Half Double crochet
MR – Magic Ring
SS – slip stitch
Round 1: With your yarn, and an 8mm hook make a magic ring and chain 2 (counts as a stitch throughout), 7HDC in the ring. SS to join. [8HDC]
Round 2: 2 ch 1 HDC in the base of the ch, 2 HDC in each st around. SS to join [16 HDC]
Round 3: 2 ch 1 HDC in the base of the ch, 1 HDC, * 2 HDC in the next st, 1 HDC. Repeat from * around, SS to join [24HDC]
Round 4: 2 ch 1 BPHDC in each st around. SS to join. [24 sts]
Round 5-8: 2 ch , 1 HDC in each st around. SS to join
To make the handle
Row 9 : Immediately Chain 18 (after SS to join round 8). Ensure the chain is not twisted and SS to join directly opposite where the ch has been made.
SS to the top of the basket, the SS into the next chain (number 18) to join.
Working in the first chain from the hook, make 1 HDC in each chain working backwards towards where you started.
When you get to the end, SS to join in the 2 sts next to where the chain was made to secure the handle.
To make it into a rabbit – just glue a pom pom on to the back for a tail (I used a glue gun)!
Enjoy, and Happy Easter