Which came first, the bunny or the egg? Yeah, I know that’s not the way that question is usually worded, but in this case it makes perfect sense. This Crochet Bunny Egg is made with a plastic Easter egg inside.
When I started designing this bunny I was going to use the egg instructions in my Crocheted Egg Pattern for the body, but my local store only had eggs smaller than a chicken egg, duck-size eggs and goose-size eggs. I went with the duck-size egg and created a new body pattern. If you prefer chicken-size bunny eggs, and can find the eggs, use the crocheted egg pattern for the body.
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Things You Will Need:
Worsted weight yarn
Plastic Easter egg, duck-size
2 pipe cleaners
Pom poms-(2) 1″ white, (1) 1/2″ pink
Googly eyes-(2) 1/4″
Scissors, ruler, yarn needle
Craft glue and hot glue gun
st(s) = stitches
sc = single crochet
hdc = half double crochet
dec = decrease
rnd(s) = round(s)
Pattern is worked in continuous rnds. Do not join.
Crochet your bunny in yarn color of your choice.
Form a magic ring.
Rnd 1: 10 hdc in the ring. Pull the tail to cinch the center closed. (10 hdc)
Rnd 2: 2 hdc in each st around. (20 hdc)
Rnd 3: *hdc in the next st, 2 hdc in the next.* Repeat from * to * around. (30 hdc)
Rnds 4-8: Hdc around.
Insert wide end of the egg into the body. The rest of the body is crocheted with the egg inside.
Rnd 9: *Hdc in next st, dec over next two.* Repeat from * to * around. (20 hdc)
Rnds 10: Hdc around.
Rnd 11: Dec around. (10 hdc)
Rnd 12: Dec around. (5 hdc) Fasten off leaving a tail for sewing.
Thread the tail in the yarn needle. Gather the opening closed. Fasten off and weave in the end. This is the top of the bunny.
Bunny Ears (make 2)
Form a magic ring.
Rnd 1: 4 sc in the ring. Pull the tail to cinch the center closed. (4 sc)
Rnd 2: 2 sc in each st around. (8 sc)
Rnd 3: *Sc in the next st, 2 sc in the next.* Repeat from * to * around. (12 sc)
Rnd 4: *Sc in the first two sts, 2sc in the next.* Repeat from * to * around. (16 sc)
Rnds 5-20: Sc around. After last round, sl st and fasten off with a tail for sewing.
Assembly and Finishing
Step 1: Cut two pipe cleaners 9″ long. Form each into a teardrop shape and twist the ends together. Insert a teardrop into each ear. Using the yarn tails and needle, gather the ears closed. Do not fasten off.
Step 2: Using the same yarn tails, attach the ears to the top of the bunny body, approximately 1″ apart. Fasten tails off and weave in the ends. Bend the ears as desired.
Step 3: Hair Tuft-Wrap white yarn around three fingers, 10 times. Slide the wraps off the fingers and pinch the center. Tie a strand of yarn around the pinch and knot. Trim the ends.
Step 4: Whiskers-Cut two lengths of baling twine 6″ long. Hold together and knot in the center.
Step 5: Using the finished photo as a guide, attach the whiskers, cheeks, nose and hair tuft with hot glue, and the eyes with craft glue.
Step 6: Attach a bow below the cheeks if desired.
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