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Crazy bunny Easter egg holder (FREE PATTERN)

In my first year of crocheting, I wanted to make some little things for my family for Easter. So I headed to Pinterest (so helpful, but so dangerous) and found these amazingly cute monster Easter egg holders by 1 Dog Woof:

3 Dog Woof - Little Monster Easter Egg
How cute is it! This picture has been taken straight off the 1 Dog Woof site.

I couldn’t resist, so I made some to give to my family! But after I’d made them and had given them away I realised they weren’t particularly Easter-y; not your stereotypical Easter anyway… Now I’m all for being different and I am still in love with these cuties! But I’m also all for tradition. So I thought I’d try and change up this pattern a bit to create what is now known as the ‘Crazy Bunny’ Easter egg holder!

Crazy Bunny Materials
What you need to make a Crazy Bunny. Although the hollow plastic egg is optional – if you do use one of these, you probably won’t be able to fit an Easter egg inside… But you could fill it with jellybeans or smarties!

Little did I know that this was one of my first ever *own designs*! I always thought that to create anything new, it had to be completely original. But I’ve come to realise that nothing these days is truly original – almost everything is based on something that already exists and is made different or better.

Anyway, a bit about Crazy Bunny:

  • The pattern for his body is crocheted in continuous rounds, so be sure to keep a close eye on your stitch counts as the beginning and end of each round can easily become lost… I suggest using a stitch marker (i.e. an actual stitch marker or just thread some different coloured yarn through the first stitch of the round) to keep track of the beginning of each round.
  • For his ears, you start with a chain and crochet up one side, around the end and down the other side – no need to worry about turning!
  • Finally, the best thing about making a Crazy Bunny is that he’s *crazy*! So it doesn’t matter if his ears are different sizes or if his eyes are uneven… There’s nothing ‘normal’ or ‘standard’ about Crazy Bunny!

So, while I still want credit 1 Dog Woof for the inspiration, I hope you enjoy my Crazy Bunny Easter egg holder pattern.

And remember: Easter is only a week away! *wink wink*

Crazy Bunny
Easter egg holder

Crazy Bunny Easter Egg Holder

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Materials:

  • 4 Seasons Marvel Soft (8 ply)
  • 2x buttons
  • Black sewing thread
  • G6 / 4mm hook
  • Tapestry needle
  • 2″ x 1.7″ / 6cm x 4.25cm hollow plastic egg (optional)
  • Hot glue gun (optional)

Abbreviations (US):

  • ch = chain
  • dc = double crochet
  • hdc = half double crochet
  • mc = magic circle
  • sc = single crochet
  • slst  = slip stitch
  • st = stitch

Finished Size:

  • Head height = 1.5″ / 4cm
  • Body height = 1″ / 3cm
  • Circumference = 6″ / 15.5cm
  • Ear height = 2″ / 5cm

Instructions:

1. Making the head / top

Round 1: 6 sc in mc (6)

Crazy Bunny - Making the Head / Top - Round 1

Round 2: 2sc in next 6 st (12)

Crazy Bunny - Making the Head / Top - Round 2

Round 3: 1sc in next 12 st (12)

Crazy Bunny - Making the Head / Top - Round 3

Round 4: (1sc in next st, 2sc in next st) repeat what’s in the brackets 6 times (18)

Crazy Bunny - Making the Head / Top - Round 4

Round 5: 1sc in next 18 st (18)

Crazy Bunny - Making the Head / Top - Round 5

Round 6: (1sc in next 2 st, 2sc in next st) repeat what’s in the brackets 6 times (24)

Crazy Bunny - Making the Head / Top - Round 6

Rounds 7-12: 1sc in next 24 st (24)

Crazy Bunny - Making the Head / Top - Round 7-12

Round 13: 1sc in next 24 st, slst in next, tie off and leave a long tail (24)

Crazy Bunny - Making the Head / Top - Round 13

2. Making the body / bottom

Round 1: 6 sc in mc (6)

Crazy Bunny - Making the Body / Bottom - Round 1

Round 2: 2sc in next 6 st (12)

Crazy Bunny - Making the Body / Bottom - Round 2

Round 3: (1sc in next st, 2sc in next st) repeat what’s in the brackets 6 times (18)

Crazy Bunny - Making the Body / Bottom - Round 3

Round 4: (1sc in next 2 st, 2sc in next st) repeat what’s in the brackets 6 times (24)

Crazy Bunny - Making the Body / Bottom - Round 4

Rounds 5-9: 1sc in next 24 st (24)

Crazy Bunny - Making the Body / Bottom - Round 5-9

Round 10: 1sc in next 24 st, slst in next, tie off and leave a long tail (24)

Crazy Bunny - Making the Body / Bottom - Round 10

3. Making the ears (make 2)

Row 1: ch 11, 1sc in second st from hook, 1sc in next 4 st, 1hdc in next 3 st, 1dc in next st, 3dc in next st (12)

Crazy Bunny - Making the Ears - Row 1

DO NOT TURN work down the other side of the chain

Row 2: 1dc in next st, 1hdc in next 3 st, 1sc in next 5 st, tie off and leave a long tail (9)

Crazy Bunny - Making the Ears - Row 2

4. Assembly

Step 1: Using the long tail of yarn you left at the end of the head (top) and body (bottom), sew the head and body together along 6 stitches on one side to create a sturdy hinge

Step 2: Using the long tail of yarn you left at the end of making the ears, sew the ears to the head (top)

Step 3: Sew on the button eyes to the head (top)

Step 4: Sew an ‘upside down’ triangle nose in-between the eyes on the head (top)

Crazy Bunny - Assembly 1

Step 5: Make a small pom-pom, or use a faux fur one, and sew it to the centre of the hinge (on the outside of the head and body)

Crazy Bunny - Assembly 2

Step 6 (optional): Using the hot glue gun, stick the inside of the head to the outside of the top section of the hollow plastic egg; and the inside of the body to the outside of the bottom section of the hollow plastic egg

(I suggest only sticking glue around the edge of the sections – not all over – and starting by sticking the head together, followed by the body)

Crazy Bunny Easter Egg Holder

Don’t forget to pin this pattern to your Pinterest so you don’t lose it… And I’d love to see your finished Crazy Bunnies, so please share your photos! Happy crocheting! Pixel Heart

A quick and easy pattern with lots of photos to help you follow along. The perfect Easter gift for that crazy, chocolate-lover in your life! [The Sweetest Geek]

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