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Crochet a Bevy of Bunnies

pattern and images by Carole Terwilliger Meyers

crocheted bunnies from pattern by Carole Terwilliger Meyers
crocheted bunnies from pattern by Carole Terwilliger Meyers

Children of all ages will adore receiving one of these sweet flop-ear bunnies.  They are especially perfect as an Easter gift.  I needed to make one for each of my six grandchildren, so I got crackin’ early.  The pattern is simple, but you’ll probably need to pay attention as you work.  I preferred to sit in front of a nice warm fire.  I didn’t have any fiberfill–which I think is the best stuffing so they can get wet or be washed with no problem–so I used 4 cotton squares folded together in half in each bunny.  Hopefully, after I leave the bunnies will continue to pop up among their toys, and their little minds will remember the lady who made them.

materials
●H crochet hook
●worsted weight/4-ply yarn
●2 buttons for eyes
●fiberfill or 4 cotton squares per bunny for stuffing

crochet abbreviations
ch – chain
sc – single crochet
hdc – half double crochet
dc -double crochet
tc – triple crochet
st or sts – stitch or stiches
sl st – slip stitch
tog – together
beg – beginning of row

directions

bunny body front
●round one
Leaving a 12-inch tail, ch 8.
Make 2 sc in 2nd ch from hook,
1 sc in each of next 5 ch sts,
3 sc in last ch st.
1 sc in each of next 5 ch sts,
1 sc in beg st with 2 sc,
join with sl st to beg sc.
●round two
Ch 1, 2 sc in same st,
2 dc in next st,
dc plus sc in next st,
sl st in next st,
dc in next st,
2 dc in each of next 2 sts,
hdc in next st,
2 sc in next st,
hdc in next st,
2 dc in each of next 2 sts,
dc in next st,
sl st in next st,
sc plus dc in next st,
2 dc in last st.
Join with sl st to beg sc.

ears
●first ear
Ch 6,
hdc in 2nd ch from hook,
dc in next 4 ch sts,
sl st in same st as the beg ch 6.
●second ear
Sl st in next st,
ch 6,
hdc in 2nd ch from hook,
dc in next 4 ch sts,
sl st in same st as the ch 6. 
End off.  Sew on button eyes.

bunny body back
Repeat front, leaving a regular size tail and omitting ears.

bunny assembly
With wrong sides facing each other, thread the long yarn tail into a yarn needle and use a whip stitch to join both pieces.  Stuff as you go. 

(www.berkeleyandbeyond2.com; copyright Carole Terwilliger Meyers)