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a plastic jug (one that previously held milk, bleach or such is ideal.
(2-liter beverage bottles don't work well because of the curve of the bottle)
size C crochet hook
paper punch that makes 1/8 inch round holes
two 3/4 inch brass fasteners
two 10mm moving eyes
one 1/2 inch pink pompom
one 1-1/2 inch white pompom
white button/carpet thread
Patterns for ears and body pieces from pattern page.
Begin by washing the discarded jug thoroughly and removing
labels and glue. (Depending on its size, more than one jug may be necessary.) For each
rabbit, cut three body pieces and two ear pieces from the plastic.
If using a bleach bottle, cut as shown in example to get the least amount of curve in each piece:
Crocheted Easter Duck
ch 4, sl st to form ring.
Rd 1: Ch 2. 6 puff st in ring, sl st in first puff st to join. (Puff st: *yo, insert hook in st and draw up about 1/2 inch lp; rep from * 2 times - 7lps now on hook, yo and draw through all 7 LPs on hook, ch 1)
Rd 2: Ch 2. 2 puff st in each ch 1 space, join. (12 puff sts)
Rd 3: Ch 2. *2 puff st in next ch 1 space, 1 puff st in next ch 1 space; rep from * around, join. (18 puff sts)
Rd 4: Ch 2. 1 puff st in each ch 1 space around, join. (18 puff sts)
Rd 5-10: Repeat round 4
Rd 11: Ch 2. Dc in each puff st and each ch 1 space around. Join. (36 dc)
Rd 12: Ch 2, dc in each st around. Join. (36 dc)
Row 13:(Beginning tail) Ch 1. Sc in each of each of next 2 st, hdc in each of next 2 sts, 2 dc in each of next 8 sts, hdc in each of next 2 sts, sc in next st. (23 sts)
Row 14: Ch 1, turn. Working in back lp only, sc across. (23 sts)
Row 15: Ch 1, turn. Sc in first st, 2 hdc in next st, 2 dc in each of next 2 sts, *2 tr in each of next 3 sts, picot; rep from * 3 times (4 picots), 2 tr in each of next 3 sts, 2 dc in each of next 2 sts, 2 hdc in next st, sc in last st. Finish off.
Work same as for body through round 3.
Rd 4: Ch 2. 1 puff st in each of next 17 ch 1 spaces, ch 3, join. (17 puff sts)
Rd 5: Ch 2. 1 puff st in each ch 1 space around, 1 puff st in middle ch of ch 3 space, join. (18 puff sts)
Rd 6: Ch 2. Dc in each ch 1 space around. Join. (18 dc)
Rd 7: Ch 2. Dc in every other st around. Join. (9 dc)
Finish off leaving enough yarn to close head and sew to body.
Ch 60 for tie to weave around Round 12 of body to close "bottom" after filling with jelly beans.
Place beak into hole formed by ch 3 in 4th rd. Stuff head. Glue on eyes. Sew head to body with tapestry needle and yarn. Tie ribbon around neck.
Ch 4, sl st to form ring, ch 2.
Rd 1: 16 dc in ring.
Rd 2: Ch 1. Working in back lp only, sc in each st around. (16 sc)
Rd 3: Ch 1, sc in each st around.
Rd 4: Repeat rd 3.
Rd 5: Ch 2, 2 dc in each st around. (32 sts)
Rd 6: Ch 2, dc in each st around. Finish off. Decorate with ribbon and flowers as desired.
Open-Mouth Bunny Basket
These are easy for even young children to help make.
Draw a circle on the corner opposite the handle on the jug, then cut it out.
Bunny Door Hanging
Using the picture as a guide, hot glue hat-half to pointed end of heart. Cut ears, glue
curly chenille around with pink inner ears, then glue behind hat. Glue pom poms, eyes, teeth,
and straight chenille stems for whiskers to lower edge of heart. Tie a bow and glue in place.
For the hanger, make a loop of straight chenille and glue to top behind hat.
Bunny Kiss or Hug
Using the picture as a guide, hot glue head to tip of Kiss®:. Make a loop of a 2-inch piece of chenille stem for each ear and glue to back of head. Glue on features, hands, feet and tail to finish your Bunny Kiss.
Easter Bunny Egg Holder or Goodie Cup
white styrofoam cup
Draw a line around the cup 1 inch above the bottom. On one side draw the head and ears of a bunny with the bottom of the head touching the line around the cup.
Cut away all of the cup around the head of the bunny and above the line around the front and sides of the cup.
Use the pen to draw a face on the bunny on the inside part of the cup. Color the inner ears and nose with the pink marker.
Draw paws on the outside front of the base of the cup so that it will look like the bunny has its arms around the cup.
Tie a ribbon around the neck of the bunny.
Cut 2 of the pattern piece from white felt.
Place one piece directly on top of the other and stitch along all edges except top of head.
Glue eyes, cheeks, nose and whiskers as shown in picture.
Fill the bag with goodies and close by tying ears together in a half knot.
Paper Bunny Treat Holder
Paper Bag Bunny Basket
1 (lunch-size) paper bag
1 small pink pom pom
Lay the paper bag flat with the glued side down. Sketch a pair of rabbit ears on the top half of the bag. Cut the ears out, leaving the front and back ears attached to the bag. Cut the sides of the bag even with the bottom of the ears, Decorate the bag with a bunny face and finish with a small pink pom-pom nose, chenille stem whiskers, and a cotton-ball tail. Or use markers and colored paper for the features. Glue the front and back ears together at the very tops. Fill with Easter grass and goodies.