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Crochet Easter Egg Bunnies

I’ve been a busy little bee, making and designing lots of things, then getting distracted and not typing anything up!

So here we have some crochet little bunnies.  These are great, as they hold a Cadburys creme egg inside!  Perfect for any little person to hunt for on Easter Sunday.

I designed them using some inspiration from the local Local Hospice.  Every year they run a campaign called Charlie Chick.  I volunteered to make some chicks for them, if they had a crochet pattern, as I’m not a knitter, but they didn’t have one, so I played with some crochet instead!

This pattern is free right here, right now!

I also have created a Printable PDF of this pattern (which is the same as listed below but in a nice printer friendly format).

It will only cost a small fee of £1.20 on the PDF as it takes a lot of work to create these patterns.

The PRINTABLE PDF is AVAILABLE FOR £1.20 (GBP) on Ravelry and Etsy.

Pattern

You will need:

DK yarn – I used Stylecraft special DK in lots of colours

Black yarn for eyes (small oddment)

oddment of yarn for bow.

1cm pom pom

4mm crochet hook

needle

stitch marker

Scissors

A small amount of soft toy stuffing (for the head)

20cm of a thin ribbon

Abbreviations – US Terminology

CH- Chain

HDC – Half Double Crochet

MR – Magic Rong

sc – Single Crochet

2sctog – 2 Single Crochet together

 

Bunny Ears – make 2

R1 – CH8, 1sc in the 2nd CH from the hook. HDC in the next 4 stitches, 1sc in the last 2 chain, finish off leaving longer ends for sewing together.

Bunny – worked in the round

Start with a magic ring

Round 1: 6sc in the MR

R2: 2sc in each sc around. [12sc]

R3: (2sc in next sc, 1sc) 6 times. [18sc]

R4-8: 1sc in each [18sc]

Now is the time to sew the ears on the head, joining them onto the circle between rounds 2 and 3.

At this point – it’s easier to sew the eyes on too.

Eyes: Sew a v shape, starting in round 5, go diagonally down to round 6, then across one stitch, before sewing diagonally up to round 5 again.  Leave a gap of 1 stitch before starting eye number 2 – repeating the same procedure.

Now it’s time to shape the neck.

R9: (2sctog in the next sc, 1sc) 6 times [12sc]

R10: (2sctog in the next sc), 6 times [6sc]

R11: 1sc in each sc [6sc]

R12: 2sc in each sc [12sc]

R13: (2sc in the next sc, 1 sc) 6 times [18sc]

R14-24: – 1sc in each sc [18sc]

Finish off

How to make up

Add a small amount of toy stuffing to the head through the small gap.

Stuff the bottom of the bunny with a Caburys creme egg.

Add a bow to the bunnies neck, and fix a pom pom using glue to the bottom.

 

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2 thoughts on “Crochet Easter Egg Bunnies

    1. Thank you!!! They are so quick and easy to make I think I’ll have a request for more from my daughter when she realises she can play with them (she doesn’t like creme eggs bizarrely!)!

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