Little bunny applique crochet pattern| Easter crochet

I have been working on this bunny applique crochet pattern for ages. Easter is right around the corner and I’m not organised! I had planned to make all sorts of lovely projects for you all, but because of the Covid-19 pandemic, we have been placed into full lock down. Lock down seems to mean different things in different countries, but here it means that all non-essential services are shut and we are only allowed to leave our homes to buy groceries or to seek medical attention. We aren’t even allowed to take a walk around the block!

As a result, our home has been busy. With my husband now working from home and trying to keep two little ones (an almost 4 year old and a 2 month old) entertained, I’ve not had much time to crochet. This little Easter project took FAR longer to complete than I thought it would! Anyway, on to the little bunny applique crochet pattern!

BUNNY APPLIQUE CROCHET PATTERN

This project is great for using scraps and the finished little bunnies can be used for so many different things. There are 3 sizes; small (4cm), medium (6.5cm) and large (7.5cm). And together they make a really sweet little bunny family.

Notes
  • Difficulty level: Easy
  • This pattern uses US terminology. For abbreviations, look here.
  • This pattern is worked in continuous rounds. Do not slip stitch to close a round unless instructed to do so!
requirements

C / 2.75mm crochet hook
Yarn (DK cotton, such as Paintbox Yarns)
Main color (MC), such as brown, grey or cream.
Contrast color (CC)
Scrap black embroidery cotton or yarn
Scrap pink embroidery cotton or yarn
Yarn needle

three crochetbunny appliques on a textured background.

Big Bunny (MC)

Rnd 1: Into a mr, sc 6 (6)
Rnd 2: 2 sc in each st around (12)
Rnd 3: *sc in next st, 2 sc in next. Repeat from * around (18)
Rnd 4: *sc in next 2 st, 2 sc in next. Repeat from * around (24)
Rnd 5: *2 sc in next st, sc in next 3 st. Repeat from * around (30)
Rnd 6: *sc in next 4 st, 2 sc in next st. Repeat from * around (36)

Shape the ears as follows:

  1. Slst into the next st and ch 7
  2. Working back down the ch, sk 1, 2 dc, dc in next 2 st, hdc in next 2 st, sc in last st, slst into next st of rnd 6
  3. Slst in next 3 st, ch 7
  4. Repeat step 2 for the 2nd ear.

Fasten off and weave in ends.

Medium Bunny (MC)

Rnd 1: Into a mr, sc 6 (6)
Rnd 2: 2 sc in each st around (12)
Rnd 3: *sc in next st, 2 sc in next. Repeat from * around (18)
Rnd 4: *sc in next 2 st, 2 sc in next. Repeat from * around (24)
Rnd 5: *2 sc in next st, sc in next 3 st. Repeat from * around (30)

Shape the ears as follows:

  1. Slst into the next st and ch 7
  2. Working back down the ch, sk 1, 2 dc, dc in next 2 st, hdc in next 2 st, sc in last st, slst into next st st of rnd 6
  3. Slst in next 3 st, ch 7
  4. Repeat step 2 for the 2nd ear.

Fasten off and weave in ends.

Big / Medium bunny snout (CC)

In cream/white
Rnd 1: Into a mr, work 5 sc (5)
Rnd 2: 2 sc in the next st, hdc + 2 dc in next st, slst, 2 dc + hdc in next st, sc, slst in last st to close.
Fasten off and leave a tail for joining.

Assembly and details:
  1. Using pink yarn or embroidery cotton, stitch the nose detail onto the snout. 
  2. Stitch the snout onto the bunny’s face. This can be done either with a yarn tail or with matching sewing cotton.
  3. Using pink yarn, make 3 long stitches in the centre of each ear.
  4. Using black yarn or embroidery cotton, stitch the eyes on either side of the snout. You can use a french knot.
  5. Weave in any remaining ends.
a brown crochet bunny applique held by a small boy, bunny applique crochet pattern
Small Bunny (MC)

Rnd 1: Into a mr, sc 5 (5)
Rnd 2: 2 sc in each st around (10)
Rnd 3: *sc in next st, 2 sc in next. Repeat from * around (15)
Rnd 4: *sc in next 2 st, 2 sc in next. Repeat from * around (20)

Shape the ears as follows:

  1. Slst into the next st and ch 5
  2. Working back down the ch, sk 1, 3dc in next st, hdc in next 2 st, sc in next st, slst into next st of rnd 4.
  3. Slst into next st and ch 5
  4. Repeat step 2 for the 2nd ear.

Fasten off and weave in ends

Add details:

  1. Using pink yarn or embroidery cotton, stitch the nose detail onto the bunny. 
  2. Using pink yarn, make 3 long stitches in the centre of each ear.
  3. Using black yarn or embroidery cotton, stitch the eyes on either side of the snout. You can use a french knot.
  4. Weave in any remaining ends.

You can find the carrot applique pattern right here!

Looking for more rabbit or Easter themed projects?
Click through the links below! Or head over to the patterns page.

Happy stitching!

Yours in craft,
Caitie

bunny applique crochet pattern

2 thoughts on “Little bunny applique crochet pattern| Easter crochet

  1. Julie Reply

    Oh good grief! That is super cute!! Thank you. Do keep safe in this crazy time. Pinning 🙂

  2. Pingback: Free mini carrot applique crochet pattern - Thoresby Cottage

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