It’s nearly Easter! Time for a little gift: a free egg cosy crochet pattern! Aren’t these bunny ears adorable? As an animal lover, one of my favourite things about Easter is all the bunnies. We used to have a little white rabbit (cleverly named “Mr Bun Bun”). One year at Easter we heard children playing next door and so we held up Mr Bun Bun so his head was peeping over the wall. We then started throwing marshmallow eggs over the wall (some may or may not have landed in the swimming pool…). Well, the squeals of delight when the children saw the Easter bunny and marshmallow eggs raining down! Nothing quite like the sound of children laughing.
Another fond memory is of one year where my sister filled an empty egg (if you’ve not blown eggs before, it’s great fun. Have a look at a tutorial here) with jelly. What a surprise when I went to crack my morning boiled egg only to find it was filled with wobbly jelly! (A much preferred breakfast for a ten year old..!). This sweet pattern for a bunny ears egg cosy is sure to brighten up your breakfast table this Easter. Why not make a set of carrot top egg cosies too? (psst, the pattern is free!)
Bunny Ears Egg Cosy Crochet Pattern
Double knit yarn (I used a self striping rainbow yarn – Tiny Tots Rainbow stripes. This yarn is not widely available, so I have listed some other rainbow yarns below for you to try! You could also work your own palette and simply change colors as you wish)
Yarn needle for joining
Stitch markers (don’t have any? Why not make some upcycled stitch marker charms)
Need help understanding the abbreviations and symbols for Thoresby Cottage patterns? Have a look at my crochet pattern abbreviations list.
Read through my top tips for crocheting amigurumi before you start.
Suggested rainbow yarns:
Red Heart Yarn Rainbow Brights
Lion Brand Color Waves Rainbow
Ears (x 2)
R1: Magic ring 6 sc
R2: sc, 2sc in next st, repeat around (9)
R3: sc, sc, 2sc in next st, repeat around (12)
R4: sc, sc, sc, 2sc in next st, repeat around (15)
R5: sc, sc, sc, sc, 2sc in next st, repeat around (18)
R6 – 8: sc around (18)
R9: sc, sc, sc, sc, sc2tog, repeat around (15)
R10: sc around (15)
R11: sc, sc, sc, sc2tog, repeat around (12)
R12: sc around (12)
R13 sc, sc, sc2tog, repeat around (9)
R14 – 16: sc around (9)
Leave a tail for joining to the cosy.
R1: Magic ring 6 sc
R2: 2sc in each st, repeat around (12)
R3: sc, 2sc in next st, repeat around (18)
R4: sc, sc, 2sc in next st, repeat around (24)
R5: sc, sc, sc, 2sc in next st, repeat around (30)
R6 – 12: sc around (30)
Sl st to join to next round and bind off.
Finally, join the ears to the cosy and you are done!
If you loved this free egg cosy crochet pattern, then why not have try another one of my free patterns – some delightful carrot top egg cosies!
Yours in craft,
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13 thoughts on “Free egg cosy crochet pattern: Easter bunny ears”
So adorable !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Can you tell me what self striping yarn you used. Your bunny ear are just adorable.. Thank you for sharing the pattern.
It’s a brand called Tiny Tots funky stripes, but you could use any variegated yarn to get a similar look. Have fun!
These are adorable! Thank you, I look forward to making them for my grandchildren.