Easter Bunny Appliqué

bunny applique crochet pattern
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Bunny appliqué crochet pattern

Thanks for checking out my Easter 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.

Easter bunny appliqué description

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 colours 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 it’s made

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 colours of DK (weight 3) yarn and a 4mm crochet hook. I used a further 2 colours 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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Bunny applique crochet pattern

This free crochet pattern will help you create a bunny appliqué with a carrot. However, you can purchase your very own copy of the crochet pattern in a advert free, printable pdf file from my Etsy or Ravelry store.

Crochet pattern info

Hook sizes

4mm crochet hook

Yarn

DK yarn 11g/34yds

Click here to learn about yarn weights

I used King Cole Pricewise DK in the following colours :

A – Grey

B – Baby pink

C – White

D – Baby peach

E – Baby green

Yarn used for bunny appliqué crochet pattern
View this yarn on Love Crafts Website

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

Free bunny appliqué 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)

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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 applique crochet pattern, head and face complete

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)

body complete on bunny applique crochet pattern

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 arm to body of bunny applique crochet pattern

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

Bunny appliqué crochet pattern

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