- Worsted weight yarn (less than 1 skein) in main color(s)
- A small amount of worsted weight yarn for embellishments
- Size G (4.0 mm) crochet hook
- Tapestry needle
- 6 mm safety eyes
- Fiberfill stuffing
- Stitch marker (recommended)
st(s) = stitch(es)
ch = chain
ss = slip stitch
sc = single crochet
inc = work 2 sc in the same st
dec = sc decrease (I prefer to use the invisible decrease stitch)
Note: This pattern is worked in the round (meaning the stitches are worked in a continuous spiral). I recommend using a stitch marker and moving it after every round to help you keep track of which round you're working on.
Round 1: Make a magic circle and work 6 sc into the magic circle (6)
Round 2: inc around (12)
Round 3: [inc, sc] around (18)
Round 4: [inc, sc in the next 2 sts] around (24)
Round 5: [inc, sc in the next 3 sts] around (30)
Round 6: [inc, sc in the next 4 sts] around (36)
Rounds 7-15: sc around (36)
Round 16: [dec, sc in the next 4 sts] around (30)
Round 17: sc around (30)
At this point, I like to add the face and then begin stuffing. I placed the safety eyes between round 15 and 16, with approximately 4 stitches between them. I stitched the nose using a small bit of black yarn and the tapestry needle across rounds 13 and 14, in between the eyes. If you're going to add the "rattle" feature, I recommend adding a small amount of stuffing to the bottom, placing the sealed egg, and then adding additional stuffing around it.
Round 19: sc around (24)
Round 20: [dec, sc in the next 2 sts] around (18)
Round 21: [dec, sc] around (12)
Round 22: dec around (6)
Fasten off, leaving long tail. Weave the tail through the remaining stitches and pull taut to close. Weave in ends. (If you're unfamiliar with this finishing technique, Planet June has an excellent tutorial).
Bunny Ears (Make 2):
Row 1: sc in the 2nd chain from the hook and in each remain ch across, turn (4)
Rows 2-9: ch 1, sc across, turn (4)
Row 10: ch 1, dec twice, turn (2)
Row 11: ch 1, dec (1)
At this point you can either fasten off, or you can ss around the entire edge of the ear first. This will give a cleaner edge and help shape the ears by creating a slight curve.
Using the yarn ends from the ears, attach ears to the top of the body. Weave in ends. If you'd like to add a tail, cut four or more 2-3 inch strands of yarn. Attach the yarn by folding the yarn pieces in half and pulling the centers of each strand through the stitch where you'll be attaching the tail. Pull the yarn part of the way through the stitch and then pull the ends of the yarn through the loop you just made, pulling taut to secure. Trim the tail yarn to desired length and separate strands of the yarn to make the tail fluffier.
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