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Easter gifts: east crochet bunny tutorial

Crochet, Easter's day, Holiday & seasonal crafts  |  September 12th 2011  |  0 Comment

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Crochet Easter Bunny Pattern

I first picked up a crochet hook when I was a little girl, probably around eight years old. At that time, my mom taught me how to single crochet, but I was a little girl with big dreams. Although I planned big projects, I don’t believe I ever finished any of them. Eventually I grew tired to this hobby and stopped crocheting for a long time.

Then a few years ago, I wanted to try again. This time I got a book and self taught myself other stitches. Of course, my goals are more realistic now, so in general, I stick to smaller projects that I’ll actually finish in my lifetime.

This little bunny I made for today is one of those ideas that can be whipped up quickly, using all those leftover balls of yarn from other projects. If you know how to crochet in the round, you can make one of these bunnies within an hour.

Come back on Thursday to see the entire table setting.

Best of all, there are so many great ways you can use them. I am using mine as napkin ring holders for Easter. Glue a pin back on them to wear as a brooch for Easter, use as appliques on a t-shirt, use them after Easter on baby gifts or blankets, add a hanger and use them on an Easter tree, or hang them on a gift bag or gift box.

Crochet Bunny Pattern
**This pattern is for PERSONAL USE ONLY. You are welcome to use it to make finished items for yourself, as gifts, or for charity. Do not use this pattern to make items for sale in any venue. Do not sell the pattern itself. Thank you!**
2 scrap balls of contrasting colors of yarn (I used worsted weight)
Size H hook
stitch marker
scissors
beads for eyes and nose (optional)
embroidery thread or crochet thread for embroidery
small piece felt for back
Sewing needle and thread
yarn darner
small amount of ribbon for bow
Hot glue gun and glue sticks (optional)
Terns:
SC= Single Crochet
DC= Double Crochet
Ch= Chain
Gauge: Gauge is not important for this project. Any size yarn and/or hook may be used. Larger hooks and thicker yarns will make a larger bunny. The bunny I made is approx 4 inches tall and 2 1/2 inches wide including the ears.
Bunny Head:
1. Chain 5 and join to make a circle.
2. Chain  2. This is the first double crochet stitch in each round. DC 11 more times. Slip stitch to join. (12 DC). Cut yarn.

Bunny Ears (Make 2)
1. With the contrasting yarn, chain 8. Double crochet in 3rd chain and repeat to end. Finish off stitch and cut yarn.

2. Attach main yarn color to first stitch. Single crochet in first 6 stitches.

3. Two SC in next 2 stitches.

4. One single crochet in each stitch to end. Tie off and leave long ends for sewing.

At this point, you will have 3 pieces like this:

Now it’s time for everyone’s “favorite” part. Weave all ends EXCEPT the 2 long tails of the main color on the ears. You need those for sewing.

To Assemble:
1. Pinch base of ears together and using one end of the yarn, sew pinched end together. Repeat for other ear.

2. Using other long end, sew ears on bunny head and weave all ends.

Embellish:

1. Sew black beads on bunny face for eyes. Sew a pink bead for nose. Embroider mouth using embroidery thread or crochet thread. If using this for children, I highly recommend omiting the beads and embroidering the eyes and nose too.

2. If you want to hang the bunny, you may add a ribbon or make a chain out of yarn. Attach to top.

3. Optional: Glue or sew a piece of felt on back of bunny. This just makes the back prettier.

4. Optional.: Make a small bow. Sew or glue it on bottom of bunny head.

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