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Crochet Easter bunny rabbit face coaster, basket tote and purse

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Here is a fun three piece set that uses a bunny face as a design element. There is a coaster for the bunny’s carrot juice, a grassy tote to haul away all the goodies and a pretty purse made with doubled yarn. I constructed the ears so that they are attached to the face as you crochet. You don’t have to sew them on! Simple embroidery brings the face to life but feel free to use felt, wiggle eyes or pom-poms for the features. If you need a quick gift for Easter or even a bunny rabbit lover, you can make all three projects in a day.

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These three projects are sure to delight your little ones! Start with the coaster to leave under a glass of carrot juice for the Easter Bunny. Make another to attach to the front of the grassy colored tote that works up double quick with two strands of yarn held together. A cute bunny face purse is the third project. By making two coasters with double strands of yarn and attaching them together with a long chain strap, you'll get a darling bag any little girl will be proud to wear.

Bunny Face Coaster

Size: Width = 5 inches x 7 ½ inches including ears

Materials: Worsted weight yarn: ½ ounce white, ¼ ounce pink, several yards of light blue

Aluminum crochet hook H/5.00mm

Yarn needle

Gauge: 7 sc = 1 inch, 4 rows = 1 inch

Special Stitch: sc2tog = single crochet 2 together = decrease: Insert hook into stitch and draw up a loop. Insert hook into next stitch and draw up a loop. Yarn over, draw through all 3 loops on hook. Decrease made.

Face is made in one piece starting with the ears.

Ears

First ear: With pink, Ch 9, sc in 2nd ch from the hook and in each of next 6 chs, 5 sc in last ch. Working on opp side of ch, sc in each rem 7 sts. Fasten off. (19)

Second ear: Repeat first ear.

To attach both ears:

With white, pick up first ear, with right side facing, attach yarn with a sl st to first sc of row (rounded end will be pointing to your left), sc in same st and in each rem 18 sts, ch 5, pick up second ear, sc in first sc and in each rem 18 sc. At this point, you will have 2 ears separated by a ch-5. Do not fasten off. We will begin the face.

Face:

Row 1: With white, working across bottom of ear, work 4 sc across the ear, sc in each of next 5 chs, work 4 sc across next ear. You will have 13 sc across. Ch 1, turn

Row 2: 2 sc in first sc, sc in each of next 11 sc, 2 sc in last sc. Ch 1, turn. ( 15)

Rows 3-9: Sc in each sc. Ch 1, turn.

Row 10: Sc2tog, sc in each of next 11 sc, sc2tog. Ch 1, turn (13)

Row 11: Sc2tog, sc in each of next 9 sc, sc2tog. Ch 1, turn (11)

Row 12: Sc2tog, sc in each of next 7 sc, sc2tog. Ch 1, turn (9)

Row 13: Sc2tog, sc in each of next 5 sc, sc2tog. Ch 1, do not turn (7)

Rnd 14: You will now be working around the face and ears. Sc in each of next 13 end of rows, sc in each of next 9 sc of first ear, 3 sc in next sc-center top of ear, sc in each rem 9 sc of ear, working across the next 5 sts, sc2tog, sc in next sc, sc2tog, sc in each of next 9 sc of second ear, 3 sc in next sc-center top of ear, sc in each rem 9 sc of ear, sc in each of next 13 end of rows, Sc in each of next 7 sc, sl st in first sc of round. Fasten off.

Using photo as a guide, embroider face with appropriate colors. Nose is pink upside down triangle filled in with pink, eyes are light blue rectangles filled in with light blue, mouth is two pink "V" shapes under nose. Weave in all ends.

Tote Basket

Size: 10 inches wide x 9 inches high

Materials: Worsted weight yarn: 2 ounces green and 2 ounces yellow for a grassy look

K/6.5mm hook

Gauge: 8 dc = 3 inches, 3 dc rows = 2 inches

Rnd 1: Holding both green and yellow yarn together as one, ch 25, sc in 2nd ch from the hook and in each rem 23 chs, working on opp side of ch, sc in each rem 24 chs. (48 sc)

Rnd 2: Sc in each sc. Join to first sc. (48)

Rnd 3-11: Ch 3, counts as first dc, dc in each of next 47 sc. Join to top of beginning ch-3. (48)

Rnd 12: Ch 1, sc in top of ch 3, sc in each dc. Join.

Rnd 13: (Handle row) Ch 1, sc in same stitch, sc in each of next 3 sc, ch 16, skip next 16 sts, sc in each of next 8 sc, ch 16, skip next 16 sts, sc in rem 4 sc. Join.

Rnd 14: Ch 1, sc in same st, sc in each of next 3 sc, sc in each of next 16 chs, sc in each of next 8 sc, sc in rem 4 sc. Join. Fasten off.

Pull bag into shape by tugging on corners to square it up.

Make a Bunny Face coaster. Leave a 40 inch tail end before fastening off. Embroider face. Sew Face to front of tote.

Purse

Size: 7 inches wide x 8 ½ inches high, not including handle

Gauge: 3 sc = 1 inch 6 rows = 2 inches

With K hook and double strand of pink for ears and white for face, make 2 coasters.

Embroider face on first coaster.

Do not fasten off yarn on second coaster but proceed to join both pieces.

With wrong sides facing each other, ( right sides are facing outwards) align stitch for stitch with stitch markers , join by slip stitching through the back loops of each face, starting at the bottom and working up to center stitch of top of the first ear, chain 40 for strap, skip over to center stitch of next ear, and continue slip stitching down the side and across the bottom to close up the bag. Fasten off. Weave in all yarn tails.

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