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Crochet Pencil Holder In Bunny Design

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

Learn how to crochet pencil holder in a cute bunny design with stashed yarns. You neeed  a drink bottle (I used Vitagen bottle) and google eyes.

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 crochet pencil holder to store my stationery and decorate my desk. However, you could use it for other purposes, such as a bunny vase for your crochet flowers.

scroll ⬇️ to get the free crochet pattern & tutorial

Important Notes On Crochet Pencil Holder

For every crochet project, you need specific stitches and supplies. Here are the details for each.

Crochet Stitches

This beginner-friendly crochet pencil holder uses basic crochet stitches such as:

  • chain stitch
  • slip stitch
  • single crochet, and its increasing and decreasing stitches.
  • double crochet

Crochet Supplies

The crochet supplies for this crochet pencil holder are simple:

  • Yarn
  • Crochet Hook
  • Vitagen Drink Bottle
  • Decorations
  • Other supplies


The main yarn used in this crochet pencil holder is Worsted yarn, a medium-weight yarn in category 4. This yarn is the most popular and versatile yarn used in a wide variety of projects, such as amigurumi crochet patterns and crochet clothing. So search your stash and you might find some suitable yarn for this project.

The flower and necktie are crocheted with spot-weight yarn, a fine-weight yarn in category 2. Though it might not be as common as the worsted yarn, you probably can find it in your stash, too.

Learn more about yarn weight and you will know how many types of yarn weight that’s available in the market and why yarn weight matters in crochet.

Also, if you are a beginner, using light-colored cotton yarns is recommended. With light-colored yarn, we can easily see each yarn strand in the crochet stitches, making it easier to determine where the hook should go.

easy crochet pencil holder tutorial in bunny design.

Crochet Hook

A 3 mm crochet hook works well to crochet the body of this bunny pencil holder crochet pattern. You will also need a smaller hook, 1.5 mm, to crochet the embellishments (flower and necktie) for them.

Empty Vitagen Drink Bottle

This crochet bunny pencil holder uses a small empty bottle as the structure for the project. So, instead of stuffing the body with poly-fill material, we used an empty Vitagen bottle. Then crochet a beautiful cover to make this pencil holder. 

As a beginner, I suggest choosing a similar bottle size and shape to follow the exact instructions. However, if you’re a seasoned crocheter, please feel free to adjust your rounds to follow the bottle’s contour and size. You may also adapt this crochet pencil holder pattern to make other animals by making different shapes of ears.


This crochet pattern uses decorations such as Googly eyes and beads to further enhance the aesthetic of the project. You may choose your choice of googly eyes to make your bunny pencil holder.

I made a bead necklace for the female bunny, so, feel free to “dress up” your bunny and be creative.

Other Supplies

You will also need a tapestry needle to sew the bunny’s whiskers and nose, a pair of scissors to cut yarn, and an all-purpose quick-dry adhesive to glue the decorations.

How To Crochet

The pencil holder pattern begins by crocheting a circle base according to the bottle’s size, then working the way up to complete the body.

Then, crochet the bunny ears, flowers, and necktie and attach them to the pencil holder according to the instructions.

Sew the whiskers and nose to make the face of the bunny.

Make a small mini pom-pom and glue it to the back of the bunny pencil holder.

Lastly, glue the googly eyes on the face to complete the bunny crochet pencil holder.

What’s Next:

I hope you will enjoy making this Bunny Crochet Pencil Holder! Keep scrolling to get the free crochet pattern and detailed tutorial.

Happy crocheting!

Learn how to crochet pencil holder in a cute bunny design with stashed yarns. You neeed a drink bottle (I used Vitagen bottle) and google eyes.

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

Bunny Crochet Pencil Holder Pattern

(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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