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.
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
A small amount of soft toy stuffing (for the head)
20cm of a thin ribbon
Abbreviations – US Terminology
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]
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.