I recently held an Easter-themed poll on my Facebook page asking if people were Team Bunny or Team Chick. The results were a landslide – we’re firmly in Team Bunny in the Bella Coco community. Let me tell you a secret…me too! I can’t resist a wiffly nose and cottontail. So, today I have a cute crochet bunny applique pattern to share with you in celebration of our bunny buddies.
I created this pattern after seeing a picture of some super cute bunny bunting online – which I have now tracked down to belonging to Laura at Love The Blue Bird. So, my thanks goes out to her. If you prefer your crochet patterns in US terminology, go and check out her pattern.
Otherwise, let’s hop to it! Ready to get a crochet bunny on your hook?
MATERIALS AND TOOLS NEEDED
Yarn: Stylecraft Special DK in two colours (one for body, one for tail)
Hook: 4mm hook or size needed to obtain gauge
Written in UK terms
Video tutorial can be found at the base of the post.
Bunny body and head is worked in rounds with one row for ears. Tail is worked in separate colour and tied on at the end.
Beginning ch does count as a st.
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Chain (ch): Yarn over, pull through one loop on hook
Double Crochet (dc): Insert hook into stitch, yarn over, pull up a loop, you will have two loops on the hook. Yarn over, pull through remaining two loops.
Half Treble Crochet(s): htc(s): Yarn over, insert into stitch, yarn over, pull up a loop, you will have three loops on the hook. Yarn over, pull through all three loops.
Double Treble(s): dtr(s): Yarn over hook twice, insert hook into stitch, yarn over, pull up a loop, you will have four loops on the hook. Yarn over, pull through two loops, you will have three loops on the hook. Yarn over, pull through two loops, yarn over, pull through remaining two loops.
Treble Crochet (tc): Yarn over, insert hook into stitch, yarn over, draw up a loop (3 loops on hook), (yarn over, pull through 2 loops) twice.
Slip Stitch (ss): Insert hook into stitch, yarn over, pull yarn through stitch and loop on hook
CROCHET BUNNY PATTERN
Round 1: With colored yarn, starting with a magic circle, work 6 dc in circle, pull circle tail tight, ss into first dc. (6 dc)
Round 2: Ch 1, work 2 dc in each st around, ss into ch-1. (12 dc)
Round 3: Ch 1, 1 dc into first st, 2 dc into next st, (1 dc in next st, 2 dc in next st) around, ss into first dc. (18 dc)
Round 4: Ch 1, 1 dc in each of first 2 sts, 2 dc in next st, (dc in next 2 sts, 2 dc in next st) around, ss into first dc. (24 dc)
Ch 1, work 1 htc into first st, tc in next st, dtr in next 4 sts, tr in next st, htc in next st, ch 1, ss into next st, ss in each st around.
SS in htc, ss in tc, ss in first dtr, *ch 5, in second ch from hook work htc, tr in next 3 chs,* ss into top of third dtr from previous round, repeat from * to * ss into htc after fourth dtr in previous round, ch 1, ss in next st, yo and cut yarn with long tail.
Attach tail to needle. From back side of bunny, sew through the bottom-most tr of each ear to the head round to close the gap between the ears and the body. Secure tail on back side. Weave in beginning tail.
With cream or white yarn, leaving a long tail begin with a slip knot on hook, ch 2, *yo, insert hook into first ch, yarn over, pull through, yarn over, draw through 2 loops on hook; repeat from * three times so that there are 5 loops from hook, yarn over, pull through all loops on hook, ch 1 to tighten stitch. Leaving a long tail, cut yarn and pull through loop on hook.
Insert hook in spaces of first round (not centre of bunny), take one tail and pull through. Position tail as you like it, insert hook and pull opposite tail through body. Tie a knot or two in tails on backside of bunny.
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AngelaMarch 18, 2020 at 2:50 pm
These are absolutely adorable! We have bunnies at home. I’m sure they’ll approve! Lol.
BellaCocoTeamMarch 19, 2020 at 10:14 am
Thank you 🙂