I feel like Christmas was… a week ago? Yet here we are, getting ready for Easter!
When I made the St. Patrick’s Day Treat Bags (inspired by the Potpourri Pouches), I decided these little crocheted pouches could be redone to accommodate pretty much any holiday. They are perfect for little surprises for the kids or grandkids, students, Sunday school kids, and more. It doesn’t hurt that they can be made quickly and easily.
So here’s my Easter version… solid-colored bag, a simple bunny silhouette (included), and a little puffy tail to finish it off!
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Easter Bunny Treat Bag
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Crochet Language: American Standard
Finished Size: 4″ wide x 5.5″ tall
Yarn: Approximately 70 yards of a #4 weight yarn. My samples were made with Hobby Lobby’s I Love This Cotton in White, Turquoise, and Pink.
Gauge: 20CSC x 22 rows = 4″ square
You’ll also need: Thin ribbon or cord, sheet of craft foam or felt, small white craft pom (for bunny tail), super glue or glue gun, cord stop (optional)
Terms and Abbreviations:
SL ST (slip stitch)
CSC (crossed single crochet: Insert hook into stitch. Yarn UNDER, pull through; 2 loops on hook. Yarn over, pull through both loops.)
(1) This pattern is worked in a seamless spiral. Do not join, chain or turn unless instructed.
(2) To change the width, add or subtract any number from the starting chain. To change the height, add or subtract any number of rounds.
(3) I used the CSC (crossed single crochet) stitch throughout because I like the look of it, but a regular SC will work fine as well.
(4) The downloadable bunny silhouette is 1.5″ in width. Check to make sure your program or device has not resized it before printing.
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To begin: CH21.
Round 1: CSC in 2nd CH from hook and in each remaining CH. Working around to the opposite side of the starting chain, CSC in each CH across. You have now worked in both sides of each chain. (40)
Rounds 2-29: CSC in each ST around. (40)
Round 30: SL ST in each ST around. (40)
Fasten off and weave in all ends.
ADDING THE BUNNY
Use this template to cut out a 1.5″ wide bunny silhouette from craft foam or your material of choice. (I used my Cricut machine to cut mine, but you can also just print the bunny, cut it out and use it as a stencil!)
Glue the bunny to the treat bag, about 3 rows from the bottom, centered. Add the small pom for the bunny’s tail.
Using a yarn needle, locate the top center of the bag and count 2 STS to the right; run cord through from the outside going in, just underneath the final round. Weave in and out every 4 STS all around the top of the bag; cord should finish on the outside, 4 STS away from where it first went in.
Thread both ends through a cord stop if desired (I didn’t, but will probably go back and add one for better closure), then secure with a knot. Trim as needed.
I hope you enjoyed this tutorial. If you’re sharing your project on social media, be sure to tag me @yarnandchai.design!