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Free Bunny Appliqué Crochet Pattern

    Free Bunny Appliqué Crochet Pattern
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    Bunny appliqué description

    Thanks for checking out my free bunny applique crochet pattern. With Easter fast approaching I couldn’t resist designing a crochet bunny applique. If you follow my blog you probably know I’m currently working on a patchwork blanket for my daughters. I plan to fill each square with a different appliqués until I have a big blanket full of the things they love most. A Cute Easter bunny just had to be included! If you love appliques as much as me check out my appliqués page to find more free crochet patterns.

    The crochet bunny appliqué measures 8cm wide by 18cm high while standing upright. I made my bunny in grey, white and pink but you can experiment with other colors too. The bunnies head, arm, bushy tail and body are made in separate pieces so you can make different poses and your applique will have more of a 3D effect. The pattern also includes a carrot for your bunny to hold. You can use your crochet bunny appliqué to brighten up almost any of your crochet projects. Bunnies are not just popular for Easter creations but can be used all year round too.

    How to crochet a bunny applique

    The Easter bunny applique crochet pattern is easy skill level. You’ll need to know basic crochet stitches, simple increases/decreases and know how to work into a magic ring and the raw edge. The crochet pattern also requires some basic sewing and tapestry. To make the crochet bunny appliqué I used 3 colors of DK (weight 3) yarn and a 4mm crochet hook. I used a further 2 colors for his carrot. I also used 6mm safety eyes on my bunny, don’t worry if you don’t have any you could just use some yarn and a tapestry needle to create some. Also, because no bunny would be complete without a bushy tail you will need a pom-pom, I made my own but you could use a ready made one if you’d prefer. The whole appliqué including the carrot and pompom uses just 11g (34yds) of yarn.

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    Crochet pattern info

    Hook sizes

    4mm crochet hook

    Yarn

    DK yarn 11g/34yds

    I used King Cole Pricewise DK in the following colours :

    A – Grey

    B – Baby pink

    C – White

    D – Baby peach

    E – Baby green

    Terminology

    USA

    Click here for U.K. translation

    Abbreviations

    ch – chain

    MR – magic ring

    sl st – slip stich

    st / sts – stitch / stitches

    sc – single crochet

    hdc – half double crochet

    dc – double crochet

    tr – treble crochet

    sc2tog – decrease (single crochet 2 together)

    2sc/2hdc/2dc – increase (2 stitches in one space)

    Gauge / tension

    Gauge is important as everyone crochets with a different tension. Therefore, if your 2” swatch doesn’t match up you can change your hook size to suit your tension.

    4mm hook – 2” x 2” = 11 rows of 9 hdc

    Finished sizes

    (width x height)

    Bunny head – 5cm x 9cm

    Bunny body – 8cm x 10cm

    Carrot – 2cm x 6cm

    Pattern notes

    I do not count chains in my stitch count.

    Numbers in brackets are the number of rows/stitches.

    Stitches separated with a comma are to be made in separate spaces. eg. (sc, inc) would mean sc in first stitch then inc increase in next stitch. eg. (sc x2, inc) would mean sc in first stitch, single crochet in second stitch, then increase in next stitch.

    Make all colour changes at the end of the previous row.

    When fastening off leave a long tail for sewing if you are attaching the appliqué to something. If you are not sewing the appliqué to anything weave in ends.

    Supplies

    You will need the following supplies to complete the crochet project (links will take you directly to my recommended supplies) 

    – Crochet hooks 

    – Tapestry needle

    – DK Yarn

    – Stitch markers (optional)

    – Scissors

    – Tape measure

    – 2″ Pompom

    – 6mm Safety eyes

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    Bunny applique – free crochet pattern

    Bunny head & Ears


    Row 1

    Use colour A (grey)

    • sc x 6 into a MR

    • sl st to join to 1st stitch & ch 1

    (6 sts)

    Row 2

    • 2sc x 6

    • sl st to join to 1st stitch & ch 1

    (12 sts)

    Round 3

    • (2sc, sc) x 6

    • sl st to join to 1st stitch & ch 1

    (18 sts)

    Round 4

    • (2sc, sc x 2) x 6

    • sl st to join to 1st stitch

    (24 sts)

    Row 5

    • sl st into next stitch

    • ch 9

    • sc x 7 starting in 2nd ch from the hook

    • Skip last chain & sl st back into 1st sl st of the row

    • Do not fasten off

    (7 sts)

    Row 6

    Use colour B (baby pink)

    • Attach yarn to the last sc stitch you made

    • sc, hdc, dc x 3, hdc, sc

    • Fasten off

    (7 sts)

    Row 7

    Use colour A (grey)

    • Reattach hook to the loop you left at row 5 & ch 1

    • sc x 7 across the ear

    • sl st into the sl st of row 5 (ear tip) and fasten off.

    (7 sts)

    Row 8

    • Attach yarn colour A (grey) into head for 2nd ear. Leave a gap of two stitches between the ears.

    • ch 9

    • sc x 7 starting in 2nd ch from the hook

    • Skip last chain & sl st back into 1st sl st of the row

    • Do not fasten off

    (7 sts)

    Row 9

    Use colour B (baby pink)

    • Attach yarn to the last sc stitch you made

    • sc, hdc, dc x 3, hdc, sc

    • Fasten off

    (7 sts)

    Row 10

    Use colour A (grey)

    • Reattach hook to the loop you left at row 8 & ch 1

    • sc x 7 across the ear

    • sl st into the sl st of row 8 (ear tip) and fasten off. Weave in any ends you don’t plan to use for sewing later on.

    (7 sts)

    Bunny Face


    Row 1

    Use colour C (white) for mouth piece.

    • sc x 2 into a MR

    • ch 1 & turn

    (2 sts)

    Row 2

    • 2sc x 2

    • ch 1 & turn

    (4 sts)

    Row 3

    • (2sc, sc) x 2

    • ch 1 & turn

    (6 sts)

    Row 4

    • (2sc, sc x 2) x 2

    • ch 1 & fasten off leaving a tail for sewing.

    (8 sts)

    Face assembly

    • Sew the mouth piece onto the head.

    • Using yarn colour B (pink) sew on a triangle nose.

    • Using yarn colour A (grey) sew on a mouth.

    • Attach safety eyes just above the nose.

    • Weave in ends.

    Bunny body


    Round 1

    Use colour A (grey)

    • sc x 6 into a MR

    • sl st to join to 1st stitch & ch 1

    (6 sts)

    Round 2

    • 2sc x 6

    • sl st to join to 1st stitch & ch 1

    (12 sts)

    Round 3

    • (2sc, sc) x 6

    • sl st to join to 1st stitch & ch 1

    (18 sts)

    Round 4

    • (2sc, sc x 2) x 6

    • sl st to join to 1st stitch & ch 1

    (24 sts)

    Round 5

    • (2sc, sc x 3) x 2

    • (2hdc, hdc x 3) x 3

    • 2sc, sc x 3

    • sl st to join to 1st stitch & ch 1

    (30 sts)

    Row 6

    • 2sc, sc x 4

    • ch 1 & turn

    (6 sts)

    Row 7

    • sc2tog, sc x 4

    • ch 1 & turn

    (5 sts)

    Row 8

    • sc x 5

    (5 sts)

    Row 9

    Change to colour C (white) for chest.

    • ch 2 & turn to work into raw edge of rows 6 & 7

    • 2dc at the end of row 7

    • 2dc at the end of row 6

    • sl st into next stitch on the circular body

    • Fasten off.

    (4 sts)

    Row 10

    Change to colour A (grey) for arm & foot.

    • Attach yarn in 1st stitch from last row.

    • sc x 2

    • ch 5 for bunny’s arm

    • sc x 4 in chains starting in 2nd ch from hook

    • sc x 2 in the last 2 white (C) stitches

    (8 sts)

    Row 11

    • skip the sl st in body and work into next stitches

    • sc x 4, 2hdc, hdc x 4, 2hdc, sc, sl st

    • ch 1 & turn

    (13 sts)

    Row 12

    • sc x 2, hdc, dc into previous row

    • ch 4 to continue with foot

    • dc x 2 starting in 3rd ch from hook

    • sl st back into body to complete the foot

    • Fasten off.

    (6 sts)

    Row 13

    Change to colour C (white) for chest.

    • Attach yarn to the top right corner of the bunny (row 8)

    • sc2tog x 2, sc x 4

    • ch 1 & turn

    (6 sts)

    Row 14

    • sc2tog x 3

    • Fasten off

    (3 sts)

    Bunny arm


    Round 1

    Use colour A (grey)

    • sc x 6 into a MR

    • sl st to join to 1st stitch & ch 1

    (6 sts)

    Row 2

    • 2sc x 3, sc x 1

    (7 sts)

    Row 3

    • ch 7

    • sl st in 2nd ch from the hook

    • sc x 2, hdc x 3 in the chains

    • sl st back into the next stitch on circle

    • sl st into the next stitch and fasten off

    (5 sts)

    Bunny assembly


    • Position arm on top of the body. Flat side on the bottom, curved shoulder at the top. The hands should be parallel with the separate arm being slightly lower than the body’s arm. Sew the arm to the body.

    • Sew a pompom onto the bunny’s bottom. Mine measured 2”.

    • Decide where you’d like the head to be positioned and sew on.

    • Weave in all ends and your bunny is complete.

    Carrot applique


    Round 1

    Use colour D (baby peach)

    • ch 11 and start in 2nd ch from hook

    • sl st, sc, hdc, dc x 3, tr x 4

    • Fasten off and tie together both yarn tails. Weave in ends

    (9 sts)

    Carrot leaves


    Use colour E (green)

    • Wrap yarn around 2 fingers 5 times.

    • Slip the hoop off your fingers and tie together tightly with another piece of yarn.

    • Cut at the opposite side to the knot

    • Cut all pieces the same size

    • Tie onto the carrot