I love to create small, quick projects that make great gifts. A couple of years ago, I created the Easter Bunny Gift Bag and it’s been really popular when Easter rolls around.
I decided to make it a little friend! This one is perfect for giving small candy treats and it’s smaller size easily fits in your hand.
You could easily work up many of these with two skeins of Red Heart Baby Hugs Medium. I love using this yarn for baby projects and gift bags because I know it’s tested to be free from harmful levels of over 300 chemicals.
Mini Bunny Gift Bag
What You’ll Need
Yarn: Red Heart Baby Hugs Medium (worsted weight): 1 skein each #4724 Pinkie (MC), #4001 Frosting (CC)
Hook: US size H/8 (5.0mm)
Notions: Tapestry needle, black scrap yarn or black embroidery floss
Skill Level: Easy
Size: Approximately 4” wide x 6 ½” tall including ears
Gauge: 19 sts and 16 rows = 4” [10 cm] in stitch pattern
With MC, ch 21.
Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook, *ch 1, sk next ch, sc in next ch; rep from * to last ch, sc in last ch, turn – 20 sts.
Row 2: Ch 1, sc in first sc, *ch 1, sk next sc, sc in ch-1 sp; rep from * to last st, sc in last sc.
Rows 3-15: Repeat row 2.
Row 1: Sl st in first sc, ch 1, sc in next 4 sts, turn – 4 sts.
Rows 2-10: Ch 1, sc in each sc, turn.
Row 11: Ch 1, sc2tog twice – 2 sts.
Row 12: Ch 1, sc2tog – 1 st.
Skip 10 sts, join MC in next st and rep rows 1-12 for First Ear.
Work same as back to ears.
Change to CC and work Ears instructions same as for back.
Sew side seams and bottom, leaving top and ears unsewn.
Holding front and back ear together, join MC at outer edge of ear, working through both front and back. Sc evenly around ear, making sure to work through both ear edges.
Repeat for second ear.
Use black embroidery floss or scrap yarn to embroider eyes, mouth and nose.
Cut a half yard of CC and weave it through top layer of body (directly below ears). Pull tight to close.
That’s it! I hope you’ve enjoyed this free crochet pattern. You can view all of my free crochet patterns here!