Crochet Mini Bunny Bag - a Free Easter Crochet Pattern

A Free Easter Crochet Pattern for Beginners

Valentine’s Day is past us, which means that if you are a “holiday” crocheter - it’s time to start thinking Easter crochet patterns! This sweet Mini Bunny Bag is the perfect size for your preschoolers to collect their eggs in, or it would also be a super cute alternative to an Easter basket. This easy crochet bag is embellished with a few simple accents to make a sweet Easter Bunny bag perfect for any skill level! Keep reading for the free crochet pattern.

Use this easy free crochet pattern to make an adorable mini bunny bag perfect for Easter! This little Easter Bunny can be used for Easter egg hunts, as an Easter basket, or even as a sweet spring purse. Find the pattern for the beginner friendly bag and all the embellishments here!

The Original Crochet Bunny Bag

If you have been with me for some time now, you may remember that I published another bunny bag pattern a few years ago. I love the original, but it turned out to be just a bit too big for my preschooler to carry around for gathering eggs. So this time I made the bag a bit smaller and I also gave Mrs. Bunny some new crocheted eyes, nose and flowers for her hair. The being said, I love the original bow embellishment also and that, too, could be used with the Mini Bunny Bag.

Use this easy free crochet pattern to make an adorable mini bunny bag perfect for Easter! This little Easter Bunny can be used for Easter egg hunts, as an Easter basket, or even as a sweet spring purse. Find the pattern for the beginner friendly bag and all the embellishments here!

A Simple Pattern for Beginners

One of the things I loved most about making this pattern is that I was able to use yarn that was in my stash for all of it! Just a skein of white worsted weight acrylic is required, and then small scraps of your desired colors for the embellishments. The bag pattern is perfect for any level of crocheter and works up quickly, so you will have time to make them for all your egg hunters before Easter!

Use this easy free crochet pattern to make an adorable mini bunny bag perfect for Easter! This little Easter Bunny can be used for Easter egg hunts, as an Easter basket, or even as a sweet spring purse. Find the pattern for the beginner friendly bag and all the embellishments here!

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Supplies:

  • Approx. 150 yards of a worsted weight acrylic yarn (Red Heart Super Saver pictured)

  • Small amounts of black, pink, purple and green worsted weight yarn for embellishments

  • H/5.0mm crochet hook

  • Scissors - I always keep these travel scissors in my hook case

  • Yarn needle

Abbreviations (written in U.S. terms):

  • st/sts: stitch/stitches

  • ch: chain

  • sl st: slip stitch

  • SC: single crochet

  • SC2Tog: single crochet two together

  • HDC: half double crochet

  • DC: double crochet

Gauge

6 sts x 4 rows = 2” square in DC

Finished Size:  

Height (including straps)= 15”

Width = 8.5”

Magic Circle Video Tutorial (left handed)


Pattern Notes

  • Chain stitches at the beginning of rounds do not count as a stitch

  • The end of each round is joined to the first stitch of the round with a sl st.

  • Round 17 will work stitched into the previous round including into the chain stitches


Instructions for the Crochet Mini Bunny Bag

Bag

Start with a magic circle
Round 1: ch 2, DC 10 into the magic circle (10)

Round 2: ch 2, 2 DC in each stitch around (20)

Round 3: ch 2, *2 DC, DC in the next st, repeat from * around (30)

Round 4: ch 2, *2 DC, DC in the next 2 sts, repeat from * around (40)

Round 5: ch 2, *2 DC, DC in the next 3 sts, repeat from * around (50)

Round 6-14: ch 2, DC in each st around (50) 

Round 15: ch 2, *DC2Tog, DC in next 3 sts, repeat around (40)

Round 16: ch 1, SC in 7, ch 40, skip 6, SC in 14, ch 40, skip 6, SC in 7 (108)

Round 17-19: ch 1, SC in 8, HDC, DC in 8, HDC in 5, SC in 10, HDC in 5, DC in 8, HDC, SC in 16, HDC, DC in 8, HDC in 5, SC in 10, HDC in 5, DC in 8, HDC, SC in 8 (108)


Eyes (Make 2)

Using black yarn start with a magic circle.  Work 8 SC into the magic circle.  Tighten and attach the last st to the first st with.  Tie off yarn leaving a long tail to use for sewing, weave in the other end.

Using a yarn needle and white yarn, stitch a small v-shape near the edge of each eye.


Nose 

Using pink yarn, ch 5

Row 1: SC in the second ch from the hook and SC across (4). Turn

Row 2: ch 1, SC2Tog across (2).  Turn

Row 3: ch 1, SC2Tog (1)

SC around the edge.  Tie off yarn leaving a long tail for sewing.  Weave in other end.


Flower (Make one with a 5mm hook and one with a 4mm hook)

Start with magic circle

Round 1: ch 1 and work 12 SC into the magic circle.  Pull tight and join with a sl st to the first SC

Round 2: ch 1, *SC, ch 3, SC in next stitch.  Repeat from * around.  You should have 6 ch 3 spaces.  Join with sl st to first SC

Round 3: ch 1, *SC, HDC, DC, HDC, SC in each ch 3 space.  Repeat from * around.  Attach with sl st to first SC.  Fasten off and weave in ends. 


Assembly

Place your embellishments in the desired location on your bag.  I recommend pinning them in place.

Using the long tails and a yarn needle, sew each embellishment onto the bag. After sewing the eyes in to place I used the same tail to create the eyelashes.  Tie off and weave in any additional ends.

Want to make bags for the bigger kids, too?? Try the original Egg Hunt Bunny Bag. A free crochet pattern here:

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