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Crochet Bunny Pencil Holder

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Here is a free crochet pattern for a bunny pencil holder, perfect for the upcoming school year. Crochet with some stash yarns, a Vitagen bottle (or similar shape), and this free crochet pattern.

bunny pencil holder crochet pattern

Have you been soaking up all the sunlight and enjoying the warmer weather over the summer holiday? As much as we’d like to spend more time sleeping in or chilling by the beach, we must start planning for the back to school season. To help you with the stressful chore, I’ve prepared a bunny pencil holder crochet pattern for you to craft for, or with, your kids! Its Easter bunny outlook makes it an excellent gift for bunny lovers. 

Preparing your child to head back to school is no easy task. It’s hard to break it to them that all the fun and play is over, and it’s time to start waking up early, reduce gaming sessions, and control screen time. I can sense the look of disappointment already. I am not looking forward to that! 

As parents, we need to be there to support the kids emotionally and mentally. Help make the reminding of their holiday memorable by involving them in activities. Bring them shopping for new school supplies, show them how you’re going to prepare their lunch box, or start a homework routine by reading a book or learning about a topic they’re passionate about.

If they’re interested in learning how to craft, or specifically, crochet, show them this Crochet Pencil Holder in Bunny figure! Even though this is a beginner’s level craft project, it’ll make things easier if you’re well-versed with crochet terms. 

Crochet Bunny Pencil Holder Pattern

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Each crochet project consists of the use of crochet stitches, which you are required to understand. The only tools and materials you need to start with are crochet hooks and some yarns. Take note that the type of yarn you choose does matter. We have a guide for Crochet For Beginners, feel free to read up for more info.

If you are a beginner, using light-colored cotton yarns is recommended. By using a light color yarn, we can easily see each yarn strand in the crochet stitches. Thus, this makes it easier for us to determine where the hook should go in.

Lightweight yarns are suitable for crocheting more delicate items like socks or shawls. Meanwhile, bulky yarns will make the final product appear larger and heavier and is ideal for making baskets or rugs. Once you are familiar with the basics, you’ll be able to create useful and attractive objects such as; Accessories, clothes, soft toys, baskets, handbags, and more. 

crochet bunny holder

If you’re looking for a plastic bottle upcycling idea or just a tutorial to teach your child how to crochet, you’ve found the right place. This Easter-inspired crochet bunny pencil holder would be a great pattern to teach your child. As the name suggests, I used this cute pencil holder to store my stationery. However, you could use it to store other items such as flowers or utensils as well.

Instead of the usual poly-fill material you see inside an amigurumi like Ichigo-chan, this crochet pencil holder could act as a beautiful cover for your used empty plastic bottle. 

As a beginner, I suggest choosing a similar bottle size to follow the exact instructions. However, please feel free to adjust your rounds to follow the bottle’s contour and size if you’re an advanced crocheter. I made my crochet pencil holder into a bunny crochet pattern so you could use it as an Easter craft too! 

Basically, you would first crochet a base according to your bottle’s size, then work your way up to complete the body. I changed my yarn midway to a different color, but you could stick to only one color all the way through – that is entirely up to your preference! To keep things simple, you could crochet just the body of this bunny pencil holder. If you wish to follow through with this bunny crochet pattern, continue with the ear pattern, attach the mini pom-pom and get your wiggly eyes, multipurpose adhesive tape, tapestry needle, and scissors out! 

I hope you will enjoy making this Crochet Bunny Pencil Holder! Keep scrolling to get the free crochet pattern and detailed tutorial. Don’t forget to check out my sock bunny pattern for a sewing project. 

If you are looking for another pencil holder that doesn’t require crochet knowledge, this yarn wrapped DIY pencil holder could be the right choice.


Happy DIY!

bunny pencil holder crochet pattern

Bunny Pencil Holder Crochet Pattern

Yield: Small Pencil Holder
Active Time: 2 hours
Total Time: 2 hours
Difficulty: Beginner
Estimated Cost: $1 - $2

Crochet a cover for an empty drink bottle and convert it into a pretty Bunny Pencil Holder. Perfect for your kid's desk to cheer them up during the back-to-school season.

It is also an excellent upcycling project to reuse the bottle and DIY it into a small pencil holder. Simultaneously, by making a beautiful pencil holder with this bunny crochet pattern, we also teach them how to reduce waste by upcycling.

Empty Vitagen bottle: 2 inches base, 3 1/2 inches height. The neck begins at 1 1/2 inches from the base.
Finished size: approx. 2 1/4 inches wide (exclude bunny tail), 6 inches tall (include ears)


  • Empty Vitagen Bottle Or similar
  • Yarn stashes of pink & white colors (medium worsted weight)
  • Yarn stashes of red & blue (lightweight baby yarn)
  • 5mm wiggly eyes
  • Beads and string for the necklace


  • 3mm Crochet Hook
  • 1.5mm Crochet Hook
  • Tapestry needle
  • Stitch marker
  • Hot Glue Gun or Strong multipurpose adhesive
  • Scissors



st = stitch
ch = chain
sl st = slip stitch
sc = single crochet
dc = double crochet
Inc: 2sc, increase
Inv dec: invisible decrease


(Work from base to top)

Bottle Body
With PINK medium worsted weight yarn and a 3mm hook
R1: sc 6 in magic ring {6]]
R2: [Inc] around {12}
R3: [Inc, sc] around {18}
R4: [Inc, sc 2] around {24}
R5: [Inc, sc 3] around {30}
R6 - R13: sc around
Increase or reduce the number of rounds until you reach the "waist" of the bottle.
R14: [Inv dec, sc 3] around {24}
Change to WHITE medium worsted weight yarn
R15: sc around {24}
R16: [Inc, sc 3] around {30}
(R14 to R16 is to create the "waist" according to the contour of the Vitagen bottle. Skip this part if your bottle doesn't have a "waist". Continue to crochet with sc around until the bottle starts to taper off)
R17 - R19: sc around {30}
R20: [Inv dec, sc 8] around {27}
R21: [Inv dec, sc 7] around {24}
R22: [Inv dec, sc 6] around {21}
R23: [Inv dec, sc 5] around {18}

Fasten Off and weave in the yarn end.

Bunny Ears
Make 2 with WHITE medium worsted weight yarn and a 3mm hook
R1: sc 6 in magic ring {6}
R2: [Inc, sc 2] around {8}
R3: [Inc, sc 3] around {10}
R4: [Inc, sc 4] around {12}
R5 - R11: sc around {12}
Fasten Off and leave a long tail for sewing.

Red Flower [for female bunny]
With RED light baby weight yarn and a 1.5mm hook
R1: ch2, 6sc on 2nd st from hook, slst to the first ch to make a ring.
R2: [slst on next st, ch3, dc on the same st, ch3, slst on the same st] repeat 6 times to make 6 petals.
Fasten Off and leave a long tail for sewing.

Blue Necktie [for male bunny]
BLUE light baby weight yarn and a 1.5mm hook
Row 1: ch2, sc on the 2nd ch from hook, turn
Row 2: ch, 3sc in next st, turn.
Row 3: ch, sc on 1st st, 2sc in next st, sc in next st, turn.
Row 4 - Row 10: ch, sc in each st, turn.
ch around the neck, slst to the last row of the necktie.
Fasten Off and leave a long tail for sewing.

Stitch the necktie to the male bunny body, and make another stitch on the necktie for the knot shape.

More Details On How To Crochet Bunny Pencil Holder

  1. Get ready a clean empty Vitagen bottle, medium worsted weight yarns (white & pink), 3mm crochet hook, stitch marker, tapestry needle, and scissors.vitagen bottle craft
  2. Crochet a base according to the "base pattern" above. The base should be slightly bigger than the bottom of the Vitagen bottle.
    Getting the right tension is important in order to follow this pattern.crochet bottle cover

    Work upright with the "body pattern". By R13, you should reach slightly above the narrow waist of the bottle.crochet bottle body

    R14 is the decrease round to make the cover follow the contour of the bottle.crochet body contour

    Change yarn to white at the last loop-over of the R14. Continue to crochet with R15.change yarn color

    Follow patterns from R16 to R23, if the tension is right, you should reach the mouth of the bottle.
    Cut and fasten off the yarn. Weave in to hide the yarn end into the body.crochet bottle cover
  3. Crochet the ears by following the "ear pattern" above.
    Make a mini pom-pom by following this quick tutorial.
    Spare some pink yarns for facial features.
    Get ready a pair of wiggly eyes, multipurpose adhesive or hot glue, tapestry needle, and scissors.amigurumi bunny parts and materials

    Shape the ear by folding the 2 sides to the center and make a few stitches on 3 rows of the stitches.shape bunny ears
  4. Sew the ears securely to the bunny's body.attach bunny ears
  5. Sew some whiskers on the cheeks and a nose at the center.stitch bunny face
  6. Attach the mini pom-pom to the back of the bunny.bunny tail pom pom
  7. Attach the wiggly eyes to the bunny holder amigurumi, and set it aside to dry.attach wiggly eyes
  8. Crochet a red flower by following the above pattern, and sew it to the ear.
    Make a necklace with beads and thread. Put it onto the "neck" to complete the bunny holder amigurumi.
    Alternatively, crochet a blue necktie for the male bunny.vitagen bottle bunny pencil holder


If you can't get a Vitagen bottle and have a straight bottle instead, adapt the crochet pattern by skipping Rounds 14 to 16 that create a narrow waist for the bottle.

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Marj Go

Sunday 10th of September 2017

We always have many bottles of Yakult because my family loves to drink it. I'm thinking of what to do with them and hopefully to give it as a Christmas gift for my son's classmate? I just tried to look for it and I got to your blog. Thank you so much for making this. Now I could start making it as soon as possible because I'll gonna make is around 24-30 pcs of this. Different animals or Christmas theme. Thank you again.

Craft Passion

Wednesday 13th of September 2017

Nice, they are going to a group of cute little animals for the Christmas.


Wednesday 15th of April 2015

Oh my...this is so nostalgic. I remembered when i was young, i had a toy that my sister crocheted for me using the vitagen bottle. It was taught in school as a lesson in home economics.

Craft Passion

Friday 17th of April 2015

I could be in the same generation as your sister then :) Are you living in Malaysia too?

thea paualla

Thursday 29th of January 2015

beautifull :D :D :D :)


Saturday 12th of April 2014

like your ideas too. so cute : )

Craft Passion

Monday 14th of April 2014

Thank you, Kally :)

cuttie bunny

Tuesday 7th of January 2014

sooooo cute bunny i loved it i also make it at home it's lovely nice pencil holder soooooooo beautiful

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