Crochet a row of Laura Maxell’s bunnies for a baby’s room or Easter display…
These seasonal bunnies are made in one piece. The body is made first in the round then the head and ears are added. The tail is made separately and sewn on. Tension isn’t important for this project – just aim for a firm finish.
• Red Heart Soft Baby Steps yarn, 100% acrylic, 100g/164m per ball, or similar aran weight yarn. One ball each in Light Pink (003), White (001), Light Green (005), Light Yellow (002)
• 5mm (UK 6, US H/8) crochet hook
• Tapestry needle for sewing ends
ss slip stitch
dc double crochet
htr half treble
dtr double treble
yrh yarn round hook
Approx. 8cm (31/8″) tall
How to make a crochet bunny garland
Making the body
Round 1 Using pink, yellow or green yarn, start with a magic ring. ch1, 6dc into the ring and close the ring tightly by pulling the loose end, ss to 1st dc to join [6dc]
Round 2 ch1 (does not count as st), 2dc in each st around, ss to 1st dc to join [12dc]
Round 3 ch1 (does not count as st), *1dc in next st, 2dc in next st; repeat from * to end of round, ss to 1st dc to join [18dc]
Round 4 ch1 (does not count as st), *1dc in each of next 2 sts, 2dc in next st; repeat from * to end of round, ss to 1st dc to join [24dc]
Round 5 ch1 (does not count as st), (1htr, 1dtr) in next st, 2dtr in each of next 2 sts, (1dtr, 1htr) in next st, ss into each remaining st around. Do not ss to join.
Round 6 ss into 1st htr and first dtr from Round 5, *ch5, 1htr in 2nd ch from hook, 1tr in each of next 3ch, miss 2dtr, ss in next st; repeat from * once more. ss in each of next 2 sts. Break yarn and fasten off, leaving a long tail of yarn. Using the long tail sew the ears to the head firmly by working up and down the sts at the back of each ear. Weave in ends.
Making the tail
Using white yarn, ch2, work a 4-tr cluster in 2nd ch from hook, ch1. Break yarn and fasten off. Sew to centre of body and weave in ends to finish.
About Laura Maxell
Laura was first taught to crochet by her grandmother as a little girl, and now she also sews, embroiders, and finds time to record it all on her blog. When not crafting, she’s teaching her pre-school class full of two and three-year-olds. www.lovethebluebird.blogspot.com