Crochet · Easter

Easy Crochet Bunny Coaster

I’m really excited to share these crochet bunny coasters with you before Easter. They are really easy to make and I think they’re a perfect Easter one day project for crochet beginners. I’m no crochet jedi myself but I can make one start to finish in about 40 minutes and my kids love them which has meant fewer watermarks on the dinner table! I came up with these after seeing loads of cute cat crochet coasters on Pinterest and thinking that crochet bunnies would be perfect for a Spring table setting.

Easy Easter Bunny Crochet Coasters, free pattern

To make your crochet bunny coasters you will need:

  • Yarn in your chosen colours, I used brown and white
  • A crochet hook in a size to match your yarn
  • Ribbon
  • Scissors
  • A needle and thread
Such a cute bunny rabbit coaster

How to crochet a bunny coaster

  1. The first step to crocheting a bunny coaster is to crochet a circle, if you’re not sure how to do this then you can watch a great video tutorial here. Depending on how big you like your coasters, you can add more rounds to your circle. For mine I chained four single crochet, joined with a slip stitch, then chained three, before crocheting 11 treble crochet. I then added rounds of 24, 36 and 48 stitches increasing by 12 each time. The Bella Coco video is really helpful for showing you how to manage this increase.
  2. When you’ve crocheted your basic circle as in the image above, single chain crochet your desired length of bunny ear for your coaster, then add two single crochet to allow you to half treble crochet (or half double in the US) back to the main head of the bunny as in the final picture above. If you’re unsure how to do a half treble (UK) crochet, this video tutorial is very helpful.
  3. Once you’ve added one ear, tie off, join on at a suitable distance to begin the second ear, and repeat step 2.
  4. I like to add some crochet stitches to secure the ears fully at this point, but if you prefer, you could sew these securely in place with a tapestry needle.
  5. When the ears are in place, I single crochet around the bunny head, but changing to half treble stitch again when I come to the ears to fill these out a little.
  6. When the rabbit is complete, crochet a 12 stitch circle in white and sew this to the bunny coaster.
  7. Make a bow with your ribbon (a cheat bow works well here if you’re not confident in tying one) and sew this to one side with a needle and thread.
  8. All done, you have a fluffy bunny coaster to own and love, ready for the Easter rabbit visiting!

I know it’s a bit early for Easter, but I really do think they are the cutest little rabbit coasters!

Crochet

How to Crochet an Infinity Toddler Scarf

The cold weather has finally hit us in the UK this winter, and I realised that my two year old could really do with a scarf when we’re playing in the garden. I don’t know about you but I’m really picky about scarves for very young children, I don’t want a toddler scarf with any loose ends that can catch, and any toddler scarf has to be an itch free scarf because I hate itchy scarves and I don’t want anything irritating the delicate skin on my toddler’s neck.

It’s impossible to photograph this child without her blurring, she moves so fast, but you can see the toddler scarf!

After browsing loads online (because we’re in Tier 4 at the moment) I decided that the best thing to do would be to crochet a toddler infinity scarf, or what I used to call a snood! That way I would get a toddler scarf with no loose ends, and I could control the feel of the fabric so she didn’t get any skin irritation from it.

I chose Lion Brand Dream Maker Yarn in Dreamy to make the scarf, as it is a tubular yarn with a chain construction (so no itchy fibres to snag on skin) and the acrylic and nylon blend meant that it will wash well when she inevitably decides to dive in a puddle on our walks! Two balls made the perfect sized toddler scarf which I measured against a snood belonging to her older sister to get a good fit. For reference, I used a 6.5mm crochet hook, and the balls were 100m long each, so you’d need at least 200 meters of a similar sized wool to create a similar scarf.

To make an infinity toddler scarf, you need:

  • 200-300m chunky yarn
  • Crochet hook (I used 6.5mm but match this to your chosen yarn)
  • Measuring tape
  • Scissors
  • Tapestry needle (optional if you crochet the scarf closed)

I didn’t use a pattern for this, and just freestyled a mixture of single and double chain crochet stitches to add texture measuring against my older daughter’s scarf, but if you want to make a similar toddler scarf, I’d say that you’d need to chain about 60cm in your first chain and keep your follow up chains roughly the same length, building this up until you have a long crochet rectangle which is about 60cm x 26 cm, you can then join the edges together with a chain of crochet (which is the method I used) or stich them together using a tapestry needle.  

“Looking good in my crochet toddler snood!”

Toddlers are all different shapes and sizes, so I’d recommend bribing them with a treat after a few rows to let you check the fit of the rectangle length going over their heads – better to adjust the size of the scarf at a very early stage than have to unravel half of it when you decide the first attempt is way too big which is what I did!