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Crochet Easter Bunny Shaker - Free Pattern

Last year I made darling little Easter Chicks that made noise - I called them Easter Chick Shakers! This year, I took the same concept and made cute little bunnies! These crochet bunny shakers are perfect for Easter baskets!



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When I was making these bunnies, I made the base/head the same as the Easter Chick Shakers. They are large enough for a plastic Easter egg (filled with rice, beans, beads, etc.) to fit inside along with stuffing to make fun little noises for kids.


At first, I made a very simple bunny - added some eyes, a nose, and ears. When I started gathering everything together to put it in this blog post, I decided it needed a little something extra.


I decided to give my 'girl' bunny a flower crown. Isn't she darling?! I think it adds such a cute detail. Of course, you can always keep your bunnies plain Jane - they're just as cute!


I made the 'boy bunny' a plain Joe.  I did play around with a bow tie and a hat, but sometimes plain and simple can make it just right!

These little bunnies are so fun and cute for Easter baskets! Especially for young ones who don't necessarily need a full basket of candy. Heck, they're great for anyone! They're super cute and fun with their little shakers inside.

Pattern

Materials
Worsted weight yarn 
(I used Lion Brand Vanna's Choice in Fisherman, Pink, Silver Heather, and Silver Blue. For the flower crown I used scrap yarn I had in worsted weight.)
G/4.00mm hook
F/3.75mm hook
6mm safety eyes
Small plastic egg and beads/beans/rice (optional shaker)
Tapestry needle
Scissors

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Notes

Invisible decrease - work a decrease as you normally would, except only use the outer loops
*decreases in this pattern will be single crochet decreases

Single crochet triple decrease is worked as follows: insert hook in first stitch, pull up a loop, insert hook in second stitch, pull up a loop, insert hook int third stitch, pull up a loop, yarn over and pull through all loops on hook

Abbreviations (US terms)
Ch = chain, sc = single crochet, st = stitch(es), sk = skip

Bunny Head G/4.00mmhook

Row 1: Magic ring, sc 8 in the ring, join to first sc (8)

Row 2: 2sc in each st around, join to first sc (16)

Row 3: *sc, 2sc, repeat from * around, join to first sc (24)

Row 4: *sc in next 2 st, 2sc, repeat from * around, join to first sc (32)

Row 5: *sc in next 3 st, 2sc, repeat from * around, join to first sc (40)

Row 6-16: sc in each st around, join to first sc (40)

Row 17: *sc in next 3 st, invisible decrease, repeat from * around, join to first sc (32)

Row 18: sc in each st around, join to first sc (32)

At this point you will want to attach the eyes.  Place the eyes between rows 14 and 15.
Sew on the nose of the bunny between rows 10 & 13.

If you would like your bunny to be a shaker, you will also want to place your small plastic egg and stuffing inside the chick at this point and continue to stuff as you go.

To make the shaker inside, I took an empty small plastic Easter egg and filled the bottom portion with rice. I used beans and beads for the other two. You can fill it with what ever you have laying around the house that will make noise when you shake the egg. I used packing tape to make sure the content stayed inside and then placed it in the chick with the poly-fil.

Row 19: *sc in next 2 st, invisible decrease, repeat from * around, join to first sc (24)

Row 20: sc in each st around, join to first sc (24)

Row 21: sc in next st, invisible decrease, repeat from * around, join to first sc (16)

Row 22: Invisible decrease around, join to first sc (8)

Fasten off, make sure you have enough poly-fil/stuffing inside and then sew up the hole. I didn't stuff mine too tightly, I wanted to make it soft and squishy.


Bunny Ears F/3.75mm hook

Round 1: Magic ring, 4 sc in ring, join to first sc (4)
Round 2: Ch 1, 2 sc in each stitch around, join to first sc (8)
Round 3: Ch 1, sc around, join to first sc (8)
Round 4: Ch 1, *2sc, sc, repeat from * around, join to first sc (12)
Round 5-6: Ch 1, sc around, join to first sc (12)
Round 7: Ch 1, *sc, invisible decrease, repeat from * around, join to first sc (8)
Round 8-11: Ch 1, sc around, join to first sc (8)
Fasten off and leave tail to sew onto head.
Using the same color yarn as the bunny nose, use a tapestry needle to create the inner coloring of the ear. Use a running stitch to sew on the inner ear color, fasten off and push tail end into the center of ear.

Make 2 and sew onto top of bunny head

Flower Crown F/3.75mm hook

Make 3 flowers and make 3 leaves. Sew the leaves on first then sew on the flowers.

Leaf

Ch 4, sc in second chain from hook and across, turn
Ch 1, triple sc decrease, fasten off

Flower

Ch 16, (sc, ch 1, sc) into 2nd chain from hook, *sk 1 st, (sc, ch1, sc) in next st, repeat from * across
Fasten off. Roll up the row of crochets to create the flower. Use the yarn end to sew through the bottom of the flower and onto the bunnies head.




If you enjoyed the Easter Bunny Shakers, be sure to check out the free pattern for the Easter Chick Shakers!