Crocheted Bunny

Could this little, pink bunny be more adorable?  It is a quick crochet project for Easter.  Stitch it onto a sweater or a tea cozy, dangle it from an Easter basket, or make a garland!

You will need:

Pink cotton thread

White cotton thread

A size 5 crochet hook

A needle and a thread

Starch (Optional)

Step 1.  Make the bunny's body.

Round 1.  Chain 2.  Turn. Work eight single crochets into the first stitch.  Join.

Round 2.  Chain 1.  Work two single corchets into each stitch around.  Join.

Round 3.  Chain 1.  Work two single crochets.   Then work two single crochets into the next stitch.  Repeat this pattern all the way around.  Join.

Round 4.  Chain 1.  Work four single crochets.  Then work two single crochets in the next stitch.  Repeat this pattern all the way around.  Join.

Step 2.  Add the head and ears.

(Head)

Chain 4.  Work a treble crochet in the same stitch.  Work two treble crochets in the next stitch.  Work two treble crochets in the next stitch.  Work one treble crochet in the next stitch.   Chain 4 and slip stitch in the same stitch.

Chain 1.  Slip stitch in each of the four chains along the side of the treble crochet.  When you get to the top, chain three.  Work a double crochet in each stitch across.

(Ears)

*Chain 5.  Work a quadruple crochet (thread over 3 times!) in the same stitch.  Work a quadruple corchet in the next stitch.  Chain five and slip stitch in the same stitch.*  Slip stitch in the next two stitches.  Then repeat from * to * to make the second ear.  Finish off.

 

 

Step 3.  Make the tail.

With white thread, chain 4.  Turn.  Slip stitch into the first chain.  Chain three.  Slip stitch again in the first chain.  Repeat until you have eight loops.  Finish off.

Step 4.  Assemble the bunny.

Stitch or glue the tail on the bunny.  You can starch the bunny if you wish.

Easter has been celebrated for more than two thousands years, and in that time has acquired traditions from several cultures and practices.  The day itself, of course, is a celebration of the Resurection of Jesus Christ.  Some of the things we associate with Easter, such as the Easter bunny and colored eggs, are not long-held traditions and the origins, history, and reasons they've become associated with Easter aren't clear.

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