Free Easter Bunny Bunting Crochet Pattern

Festoon your walls for the Easter season with bright bunny bunting pattern by Louise Smith!

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This pattern originally appeared in issue 42 of Simply Crochet magazine, but it’s so adorable we thought we’d let you have the pattern for free!

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You will need

Measurements

Rabbit Motif measures 12x8cm (4¾x3in)

Carrot measures 8cm (3in) high

Abbreviations

You can find a full list of all abbreviations we use in our abbreviations and conversions guide. This pattern is written in UK terminology but you can easily convert it to US terms using this handy chart.

Simply Crochet UK-to-US conversion chart

Notes

The Body, Head and Ears of the rabbit are worked as one piece and edged with a border.

Make 3 Rabbit Motifs in Tournesol and 2 in each of Pistache, Safran, Rose Soraya and Turquoise.

Make 4 carrots, one for each end of each piece of bunting.

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Free Easter Bunny Crochet Bunting Pattern

Rabbit Motif (Make 11)

Body

Using chosen colour, make a crochet magic loop.

Round 1 (RS) Ch1 (does not count as st throughout), 6dc into the loop, ss to first dc to join. [6 sts]

Round 2 Ch1, 2dc in each st around, ss to first dc. [12 sts]

Round 3 Ch1, *dc in next st, 2dc in next st, dc in next st**, 2htr in each of next 2 sts, htr in each of next 2 sts, 2htr in each of next 2 sts; rep from * to **, ss to first dc. [10 htr, 8 dc]

Round 4 Ch1, dc in next st, 2dc in next st, dc in each of next 2 sts, *2htr in next st, htr in next st, 2htr in next st**, dc in each of next 4 sts; rep from * to **, dc in each of next 2 sts, 2dc in next st, dc in next st, ss to first dc. [14 dc, 10 htr]

Round 5 Ch1, dc in each of next 2 sts, 2dc in next st, dc in next st, 2dc in next st, dc in each of next 2 sts, *htr in next st, 2htr in next st, htr in next st**, dc in each of next 4 sts; rep from * to **; rep from beg to *, ss to first dc. [22 dc, 8htr]

Round 6 Ch1, dc in each of next 2 sts, 2dc in next st, dc in each of next 4 sts, 2dc in next st, dc in next st, htr in each of next 3 sts, 2dc in next st, dc in each of next 4 sts, 2dc in next st, htr in each of next 3 sts, dc in next st, 2dc in next st, dc in each of next 4 sts, 2dc in next st, dc in each of next 2 sts, ss to first dc. [30 dc, 6 htr]

Round 7 Ch1, dc in each of next 3 sts, 2dc in next st, dc in each of next 5 sts, 2dc in next st, dc in next st, htr in each of next 4 sts, 2dc in next st, dc in each of next 4 sts, 2dc in next st, htr in each of next 4 sts, dc in next st, 2dc in next st, dc in each of next 5 sts, 2dc in next st, dc in each of next 3 sts, ss to first dc. [34 dc, 8 htr]

Round 8 Ch1, dc in each of next 3 sts, 2dc in next st, dc in each of next 6 sts, 2dc in next st, dc in each of next 2 sts, htr in each of next 4 sts, 2dc in next st, dc in each of next 6 sts, 2dc in next st, htr in each of next 4 sts, dc in each of next 2 sts, 2dc in next st, dc in each of next 6 sts, 2dc in next st, dc in each of next 3 sts, ss to first dc. [40 dc, 8 htr]

Head

Ch2, ss in st at base of ch, turn.

Row 1 Ch1, 6dc in ch-2 sp, ss in same ch-2 sp, ss in next st on Body, turn. [6 sts]

Row 2 2dc in each of next 6 dc, ss in each of next 2 sts on Body, turn. [12 sts]

Row 3 *dc in next dc (skipping slip sts), 2dc in next dc; rep from * another 5 times, ss in each of next 2 sts on Body, turn. [18 sts]

Row 4 *dc in each of next 2 dc (skipping slip sts), 2dc in next dc; rep from * another 5 times, ss in each of next 2 sts on Body, turn. [24 sts]

Row 5 (dc in each of next 3 dc [skipping slip sts], 2dc in next dc) twice, dc in next dc, turn, **ch1, dc in each of next 2 sts, turn, ch1, 2dc in each of next 2 sts, turn, ch1, *dc in each of next 4 sts, turn; rep from * another 4 times, (dc2tog) twice, ss evenly down side of ear***, dc in each of next 2 sts on Head, 2dc in next st, dc in each of next 4 sts, turn; rep from ** to ***, dc in same st as previous dc on Head, (dc in each of next 3 sts, 2dc in next st) twice, ss in next st on Body. Fasten off.

Join Ivory with a ss to any st and dc evenly around edge (skipping corners to keep shape correct), ss to first dc to join. Fasten off and weave in ends.

To prevent the edges of the bunny motifs from curling, hold a steam iron over the motif and press the steam button 5 or 6 times (do not put the iron directly onto the motif as this may ruin the fabric). Pin each bunny flat and leave to dry completely. Alternatively, spray each motif with cold water or spray starch, pin flat and leave to dry.

Carrot Side (Make 2 per carrot)

Using Safran, ch8.

Row 1 Ch1 (does not count as st throughout), dc in second ch from hook and in each ch to end, turn. [8 sts]

Row 2 Ch1, 2dc in next st, dc in each of next 6 sts, 2dc in next st, turn. [10 sts]

Row 3 Ch1, dc in each st to end, turn.

Rows 4-5 As Row 3.

Row 6 Ch1, dc2tog, dc in each of next 6 sts, dc2tog, turn. [8 sts]

Rows 7-9 As Row 3.

Row 10 Ch1, dc2tog, dc in each of next 4 sts, dc2tog, turn. [6 sts]

Rows 11-12 As Row 3. Row 13 Ch1, dc2tog, dc in each of next 2 sts, dc2tog, turn. [4 sts]

Row 14 As Row 3.

Row 15 Ss in first st, dc in each of next 2 sts, ss in next st. [2 sts]

Fasten off, leaving a long tail for sewing up.

Carrot Top (Make 1 per carrot)

Using Pistache, ch4.

Row 1 Ch1, dc in second ch from hook and in each ch to end, turn. [4 sts]

Row 2 Ch5, dc in second ch from hook and in each of next 3 ch, ss in next st, ch7, dc in second ch from hook and in each of next 5 ch, ss in next st, ch6, dc in second ch from hook and in each of next 4 ch, ss in next st, ch4, dc in second ch from hook and in each of next 2 ch, ss in st at base of ch.

Fasten off and weave in ends.

To Make Up Carrot

Place 2 pieces of carrot together with WS facing and RS outermost. Sew tog starting at one corner – when you’re halfway around, begin stuffing. When you reach the top, join Top of Carrot to Carrot through the top-middle 4 sts of both pieces.

Cord

Make 2 cords measuring just under 1m. Using Ombre, ch desired amount. Row 1 Htr in third ch from hook and in each ch to end. Fasten off and weave in ends.

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To Finish

Carefully draw and cut out the words ‘HAPPY EASTER’ using a craft knife and white felt. Glue these letters to the front stomach of each bunny, using the images as a guide. Glue each bunny, by its ears, to the cord, approx 2cm (¾in) apart. Glue a carrot at each end of both words. Be sure to leave enough cord at each end to hang your bunting.