The Floppy Crochet Bunny Bag is a quick spring project. You can use it as a child’s purse or as a floppy crochet Easter basket. Have fun picking out a bunny color to make your bag.
Below you will find the complete pattern and instructional photos for this Vintage Crochet Hair Tie pattern. You will also find all the materials, stitches, gauge, and sizing information.
A Crochet Bunny Bag for the Kids
I just love crocheting for my daughter. She is really into purses and dress up right now so I like to add her dress up collection now and again. I got the idea for this crochet bunny bag from a sewing pattern of a bunny lunch bag. It is a pretty quick pattern and just so cute.
Cotton or Acrylic Crochet Bunny Bag?
Because this is a bag, I naturally used cotton yarn. But since this is a kid’s bag or a floppy Easter basket, and it will not be carrying a lot of weight. You could absolutely make it with acrylic yarn. Acrylic yarn tends to stretch more and that is why you will often see bags made with cotton because it has less stretch. If you want to use acrylic yarn but do not want it to stretch, consider using the Linked Double Crochet Stitch.
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Floppy Crochet Bunny Bag
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5.7 oz or 285 yds of Sugar and Cream Cotton Yarn (Size 4 Yarn) in Ecru (Or another bunny color)
3 yds of Red Heart Super Saver (Size 4 Yarn) in Black for Eyes
2 yds of Red Heart Super Saver (Size 4 Yarn) in Pink for Nose
Size H 5mm Crochet Hook
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Stitches and Abbreviations
CH – Chain
SC – Single Crochet
HDC – Half Double Crochet
DC – Double Crochet
DC2TOG – Half Double Crochet 2 Stitches Together
SLST – Slip Stitch
ST(s) – Stitch(es)
MC – Magic Circle
Gauge and Size
Gauge: 7 DC X 4 Rows = 2 inch
Size: 16 inches tall with handle, 8 inches wide, and 4 inches deep.
DC2TOG – Double Crochet 2 Stitches Together – Yarn Over, Insert your hook into the next stitch, yarn over, pull the loop through the hook (3 loops on hook). Yarn over and pull through the first 2 loops on your hook (2 loops left on your hook). Yarn over, insert hook into the following stitch, yarn over, pull the loop through the hook, (4 loops on the hook) yarn over, and pull the first 2 loops on the hook. Yarn over and pull through all loops on your hook. Your decrease is complete.
Floppy Crochet Bunny Bag
-Written in US terms.
– I do not count my CH2, turning chain, as a stitch.
– We will make a flat bag then use a sewing trick to give it a flat bottom.
– You will fasten off after part 1.
– In part 1 it will feel like the bag we are making is too big, but trust me, it isn’t.
Part 1: Basic Crochet Bag
Row 1: DC in the 3rd CH from the hook. DC in each ST across. (44 STs). Turn your work so you are working down the other side of the chain, Work a DC into the opposite side of each CH. SLST to first DC. (88 STs)
Row 2-18: CH2, DC in next 88 STs, SLST to first DC.
Fasten off and weave in your ends. Make your last stitch to help position the ears.
Part 2: Crochet Bunny Ears
From where you fastened off, count over 5 stitches and slip stitch to the 5th stitch. We will chain up and turn to work back toward the last stitch of the bag section.
Ear Row 1: CH2, turn, DC2TOG, DC in the next 7 STs, DC2TOG. (9)
Ear Row 2: CH2, DC2TOG, DC in the next 5 STs, DC2TOG. (7)
Ear Row 3-37: CH2, turn, DC in next 7 STs. (7)
Ear Row 38: CH2, DC2TOG, DC in the next 3 STs, DC2TOG. (5)
Ear Row 39: CH2, DC2TOG, DC in the next 1 STs, DC2TOG. (3)
Ear Row 40: CH2, DC2TOG, DC in the next ST. (2)
Fasten off and weave in your ends.
For ear number two, just go back to the bottom of the ear and count over 33 stitches and slip stitch to the 33rd stitch. Repeat The ear rows, but for Row 1, you will not turn after the chain 2, but continue crocheting away from the first ear.
Do not fasten off at the end of ear number 2. We will continue from the end of row 40 and work a single crochet border around the ears and the top of the bag.
Part 3: Adding a Single Crochet Border
Start from where you finished off Row 40 of the second ear. Turn so you are working down the side of the rows you just crocheted.
Border Row: CH1, working down the side of the rows, work 2SC into the side of each row, when you reach the bottom of the ear, turn so you are working into the top of the bag row 18, work 1 SC into each ST until you reach the next ear, Working up the next ear, work 2SC into the side of each row, CH2 at the tip of the ear, turn to work down the other side of the ear, Work 2SC into the side of each row. At the bottom of the ear, turn to work into the top row of the bag, SC into each ST until you each the first ear, Work up the other side of the first ear working 2SC into the side of each ST. when you reach the top of the ear, CH2, and SLST to the first SC of the border.
Fasten off and weave in your ends.
Part 4: Making the Bottom Flat Bag
To make the bottom flat we will be using a great sewing trick.
On the bag, you should be able to see where your starting chain was and where your side seam is (where we joined our rows with a slip stitch.)
First, flip your bag inside out and fold the bag so that the side seam is laying on top of the starting chain. This will create a point, like in the photo.
From this point we will count up 4 rows and sew a seam at the top of the 4th row. Fasten off and weave in those ends.
Then fold the point along that seam so that the point is also pressed against the starting chain. Use your yarn and needle to just make a small stitch to hold the point in place.
Now we will turn our bag and repeat the process on the other side. There is no official seam on this side of the bag, but you should be able to tell where a seam would be. Once both sides are completed, turn the bag right side out.
Part 5: Tying the Bunny Ears
Take the two ears and tie them together with an overhand knot (a basic knot). Make sure to tie the knot off-center so that the ears hang down one side of the handle. I find this is more comfortable than having a knot sit on your shoulder.
Part 6: Crocheting and Adding the Face to Your Bunny Bag
Now to give our bunny a face, we will crochet a pair of eyes and a little triangle nose.
With Black Yarn
Eyes Row 1: Work 9 HDC into a Magic Circle. Fasten off
I did not slip stitch at the to join the circle. Instead, I used my yarn end to sew the first and last Half double crochets together. Make 2 and sew onto the front of the bag.
With Pink Yarn
Nose Row 1: (All of this is worked into a Magic Circle), HDC, DC, CH1( acts as a point in the triangle), DC, HDC, DC, CH1(Second Point) (DC, HDC, DC), CH1(Third Point), DC.
Fasten off and pull the magic circle close. Use your yarn end to sew the last double crochet to the first stitch. Then use the yarn end to sew the triangle nose onto the front of the bag.
Now your Floppy Crochet Bunny Bag is complete and ready to be enjoyed.
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