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Bunnies, Baskets and marshmallows make the perfect combination


Three marshmallow mugs wearing crocheted Easter hats.

We are getting hints of spring where I live and I am excited about it! I enjoy winter, but I'm ready for warmer weather and being outdoors more. One of the first signs of spring in my house are the Easter decorations. Because I love Easter so much, I have not one, but two free crochet patterns for you! You can make an Easter Bunny or an Easter basket that fits on these adorable marshmallow mugs and they are great on tiered trays or just as a standalone decoration.


Let's jump right in!


Here is a video tutorial:


For both patterns:

gauge: 16 sc worked over 9 rows with G hook measures an approximate 4-inch square.

bunny yardage: 34 yards

basket yardage: 50 yards

Stitches:

mc – magic circle

ch - chain

sc – single crochet

sl st – slip stitch

hdc – half double crochet

dc – double crochet

flo – crochet in the front loop only

blo – crochet in the back loop only

reverse sc also known as a crab stitch - working to the right of your hook - Ch 1, insert hook from front to back into first sc. Yarn over and draw up a loop. Yarn over and draw through both loops.

fphdc – front post half double crochet - Yarn over, insert hook from front to back to front around post of corresponding stitch below, yarn over and pull up loop, yarn over and draw through all loops on hook.

bphdc – back post half double crochet - Yarn over, insert hook from back to front to back around post of corresponding stitch below, yarn over and pull up loop, yarn over and draw through all 3 loops on hook.

inv dec – invisible decrease by joining two stitches together - Insert the hook in the front loop of the first stitch. You have two loops on your hook. Insert the hook into the front loop of the second stitch. You now have three loops on your hook. Yarn over and draw it through the first two loops in your hook. Yarn over again and draw through the two loops remaining on your hook.


Note: Start the first stitch of each row in the same stitch you slip stitched to.


Bunny Hat


Supplies:

- The Paper Studio small paper flowers on the White hat – These are available from Hobby Lobby in the scrapbooking section

- Plastic flowers on the Latte hat – I purchased mine from the Spring section at Hobby Lobby

- felt or other fabric for the inside of the ears - I used 100 percent cotton fabrics and the felt template for the ears available at the bottom of this post or in my Resource Library

Three marshmallow mugs wearing crocheted bunny hats for Easter made from I Love This yarn.

If you would like an inexpensive, print-friendly copy of the pattern, you can find it here.


Hat pattern:

row 1 – mc and place 6 sc in the mc, pull on the end to tighten and close the circle, sl st to the first sc, ch 1 (6)

row 2 – 2 sc in each stitch around, sl st to the first sc, ch 1 (12)

row 3 – (2 sc, sc in the next) repeat around, sl st to the first sc, ch 1 (18)

row 4 – (sc, 2 sc in next, sc) repeat around, sl st to the first sc, ch 1 (24)

row 5 – (2 sc in the same stitch, sc in the next 3) repeat around, sl st to the first sc, ch 1 (30)

row 6 – (sc in next 2, 2 sc in next, sc in next 2) repeat around, sl st to the first sc, ch 1 (36)

row 7 – 10 – sc in each around, sl st to the first sc, ch 1 (36)

row 11 – working a bit looser – sc in each around, sl st to the first sc, ch 1 (36)

Crocheting in the third loop to make a bunny hat for a marshmallow mug.

row 12 – working in the 3rd loop – sc in each around, sl st to the first sc, ch 1 (36)

row 13 – working a regular sc – sc in each around, sl st to the first sc, ch 1 (36)

row 14 – working in the 3rd loop – sc in each around, sl st to the first sc, ch 1 (36)

row 15 – working a regular sc – sc in each around, sl st to the first sc, ch 1 (36)

row 16 - working in the 3rd loop – sc in each around, sl st to the first sc, ch 1 (36)

Finish off and weave in ends


Bunny Ear pattern – make 4

ch 11

Working into the chains and putting one stitch into each chain –

Starting in the second ch from the hook - 2 sc, 2 hdc, 3 dc, hdc, sc, 3 sc in the last ch, and now work on the other side of the chain - sc, 2 sc, hdc, 3 dc, 2 hdc, 2 sc, sl st to the first.

Crocheting a bunny ear out of Hobby Lobby's I Love This Yarn.

Finish off and leave a long end on two of the ears. Weave in other two ends.

Using a crochet hook to slip stitch two bunny ears together made with I Love this Yarn.

Using the long piece of yarn you left, place two ears back to back and sl st around the outside of the ears to attach them to each other.

Finish off and weave in remaining ends.

Using the template available below or in my Resource Library, cut two pieces of felt or other fabric for the insides of the ears.

Using a glue gun to put glue onto a pink felt bunny ear.

Hot glue the fabric to one side of each ear.

Hot gluing two gray bunny ears onto a crocheted marshmallow mug bunny hat made with Hobby Lobby's I Love This Yarn in Grey Confetti.

Hot glue ears onto hat.

Paper Studio paper flowers hot glued to the top of a crocheted bunny hat made with Hobby Lobby's I Love This Yarn.

Hot glue any flowers or decorations onto the hat.

Basket Pattern:

Three marshmallow mugs wearing brown crocheted Easter basket hats.

G 4 mm hook

I Love This Yarn in Light Taupe and Yarn Bee Yarn ID in Fawn

Tree House Studio Chenille Stems (aka pipe cleaners) in Light Brown

Easter Crafts glitter eggs from Hobby Lobby .75 x 1.14 in

Easter grass – I got mine from Walmart

Hot glue gun and hot glue sticks

darning needle


Basket:

row 1 – mc and place 6 sc in the mc, pull on the end to tighten and close the circle, sl st to the first sc, ch 1 (6)

row 2 – 2 sc in each stitch around, sl st to the first sc, ch 1 (12)

row 3 – (2 sc in the same stitch, sc in the next) repeat around, sl st to the first sc, ch 1 (18)

row 4 – (sc, 2 sc in next, sc) repeat around, sl st to the first sc, ch 1 (24)

row 5 – (2 sc in the same stitch, sc in the next 3) repeat around, sl st to the first sc, ch 1 (30)

row 6 – (sc in next 2, 2 sc in next, sc in next 2) repeat around, sl st to the first sc, ch 1 (36)

row 7 – (2 sc in the same stitch, sc in the next 5) repeat around, sl st to the first sc, ch 1 (42)

Using a Clover crochet hook to crochet in the front loop only.

row 8 – hdc in flo, sl st to the first hdc, ch 1 (42)

A finger pointing to the right of a crochet stitch to demonstrate where to place a reverse single crochet stitch.

row 9 – reverse sc in each stitch around (42)

Finish off and use a yarn needle to close the gap between the first and last reverse scs. Weave in ends.

Now you have created the top portion of the basket where the grass and eggs will be glued on.

A finger pointing to the right of a crochet stitch to demonstrate where to place a reverse single crochet stitch.

This next section creates the bottom portion of the basket.


row 9 (There are two row 9's because the first is for the top portion of the hat, and the second is for the bottom.) - In the back loop left from row 8 and holding the hat so the top faces you – hdc in the next 38 stitches, inv dec, inv dec (40)

Using a Clover Armour crochet hook to create a front post half double crochet stitch using Hobby Lobby's I Love This Yarn.

row 10 (counting from the top down) through row 14 - (fphdc in the next 2, bphdc in the next 2) repeat around, sl st to the first, ch 1 (40)

watch a tutorial for these two stitches here.

row 15 - sc around, sl st to first (40)

Finish off and weave in ends.


Basket handle:

Use the same yarn as the basket.


Cut chenille stem (aka pipe cleaner) to 6.75 in.

Using a Clover Armour crochet hook to single crochet around a pipe cleaner to make a basket handle.

40 sc around the pipe cleaner or until the entire pipe cleaner is covered.

After 3-4 scs, push the stitches close to one end and curl up the very tip of the pipe cleaner to hold the stitches on.

Pushing crochet stitches down a length of pipe cleaner to make them tighter.

Continue single crocheting around the pipe cleaner and pushing the stitches over so they are tight to one another. When you have covered the entire pipe cleaner curl up the second tip to hold the stitches on.

Hot gluing a crocheted basket handle onto the top of a crocheted marshmallow mug hat.

Place the hat onto a marshmallow mug so you can position the handle on the inside of the basket on opposite sides and hot glue in place.

Hot gluing green Easter grass onto the top of a crocheted marshmallow mug hat.

Hot glue Easter grass onto the top of the hat, and then hot glue the Easter eggs in place.


Click down below to subscribe and receive the download for the printable bunny ear template to complete the Easter bunny mug hat. If you are already a subscriber, you access the template in my Resource Library. Click the link at the top of my home page and use the password provided at the bottom of all of my newsletters.


You're ready to decorate a bunch of marshmallow mugs! Don't forget to make some to give away so you can spread the cuteness around this Easter season. And if you follow along with me we'll make the entire years worth of hats!


Happy Crafting!





This pattern MAY NOT be copied, reproduced, altered, published or distributed in any way. You MAY sell finished products made with this pattern, but please credit me (Find Me Crafting).


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