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Free Easter Bunny Ears Crochet Pattern

Adults and kids alike will love these adorable crochet bunny ears!

Free Crochet Easter Bunny Ears Pattern
Published: April 5, 2022 at 9:00 am
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This free crochet bunny ears pattern by Anne Egan is the perfect Easter accessory for your little one (or yourself) while on an egg hunt. The ears are made with wire pipe cleaners – so they’re fully pose-able, and it's easy to adjust the headband cover section to suit whatever size you need! Why not make a full set of accessories to go with your Easter bunny ears - you could try making our simple but colourful Easter basket crochet pattern, or complete your Easter outfit with our free crochet bunny brooch pattern! Oh and if you're also handy with a pair of knitting needles, you could also try our Free knitted bunny ears headband.

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You will need

DMC Natura Just Cotton (100% cotton, 50g/155m) or alternative 4ply yarn, in the following;

  • 1 ball of White - Ivory (N02)
  • Small amount of Pink - Rose Soraya (N32)

A 3mm (US C/2 or D/3) hook

A plastic hair band, 40cm (15¾in) long, 4.2cm (1½in) diameter at widest part

4 pipe cleaners, 30cm (12in) long

Measurements

Ear height 16cm (40½in)

Abbreviations

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

Notes

Inside and outside of crochet bunny ears are worked in rows, then the edges are joined while crocheting over pipe cleaners to give structure. Ears bent to shape and attached to Headband Cover, which is stitched tightly over the hair band. Work the Front Ears following the Chart below. Each square represents 1dc stitch. Read all RS rows from right to left and WS rows from left to right. When changing colour mid-row, twist the ends of the two colours together (to avoid making a hole). Pick up the new colour in the last yrh of the prev stitch and carry the unused strands of yarn across the WS of the work. For the Headband Cover, increases and decreases should be made in the middle of the row. Increase by working 2dc in one stitch and decrease by working dc2tog.

New to crochet? Then check out our beginners guide to what you need to start crocheting

Easter bunny ears crochet pattern

Free Easter bunny ears crochet pattern

Ear back (make 2)

Using Ivory, ch16.
Row 1 Dc in second ch from hook and in each ch to end, turn. [15 sts]
Rows 2-19 Ch1 (does not count as a st throughout), dc in each st to end, turn. [15 sts]
Row 20 Ch1, skip next dc, dc in each of next 12 dc, dc2tog, turn. [13 sts]
Rows 21-25 Ch1, dc in each st to end, turn.
Row 26 Ch1, skip next dc, dc in each of next 10 dc, dc2tog, turn. [11 sts]
Rows 27-30 Ch1, dc in each st to end, turn.
Row 31 Ch1, skip next dc, dc in each of next 8 dc, dc2tog, turn. [9 sts]
Rows 32-33 Ch1, dc in each st to end, turn.
Row 34 Ch1, skip next dc, dc in each of next 6 dc, dc2tog, turn. [7 sts]
Row 35 Ch1, dc in each st to end, turn.
Row 36 Ch1, skip next dc, dc in each of next 4 dc, dc2tog, turn. [5 sts]
Row 37 Ch1, dc in each st to end, turn.
Row 38 Ch1, skip next dc, dc in each of next 2 dc, dc2tog, turn. [3 sts]
Row 39 Ch1, dc in each st to end, turn.
Row 40 Ch1, skip next dc, dc2tog, turn. [1 st]
Rotate and work a row of dc evenly spaced around the outside of the Ear, ss to first dc. Fasten off.

Ear front (make 2)

Work as given for Ear Back, working an oval section in the centre using Rose Soraya (see Chart below). See Notes above for information on how to use the Chart.

Making up the crochet bunny ears

Place an Ear Back and an Ear Front together with WS facing and RS outermost. Hold a pipe cleaner against the edge and using Ivory, join the two edges with dc around, working over the pipe cleaner into a dc st from both layers. Fasten off.

Looking for more fantastic bunny crochet projects? We've got plenty for you to try! Start off by checking out our pick of the best amigurumi bunny crochet patterns, or give your home an easter makeover with our how to make crochet bunny bunting tutorial. And if that's still not enough, you can also check out our pick of the top 50 best Free Easter crochet patterns!

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Headband cover

Using Ivory, ch8.
Row 1 (RS) Dc in second ch from hook and in each ch to end, turn. [7 sts]
Row 2 Ch1 (does not count as st throughout), dc in each st to end, increasing by 1 st in the middle of the row, turn. [8 sts]
Row 3 Ch1, dc in each st to end, turn. Row 4 Ch1, dc in each st to end, increasing by 1 st in the middle of the row, turn. [9 sts]
Rows 5-6 Ch1, dc in each st to end, turn.
Rows 7-36 Rep Rows 2-6 another 6 times. [21 sts]
Rows 37-69 Ch1, dc in each st to end, turn.
Row 70 Ch1, dc in each st to end, decreasing by 1 st in the middle of the row, turn. [20 sts]
Row 71 Ch1, dc in each st to end, turn. Row 72 Ch1, dc in each st to end, decreasing by 1 st in the middle of the row, turn. [19 sts]
Rows 73-74 Ch1, dc in each st to end, turn.
Rows 75-99 Rep Rows 70-74 another 5 times, turn. [9 sts]
Row 100 Ch1, dc in each st to end, decreasing by 1 st in the middle of the row, turn. [8 sts]
Row 101 Ch1, dc in each st to end, turn.
Row 102 Ch1, dc in each st to end, dec by 1 st in middle of the row, turn. [7 sts] Fasten off, leaving a long tail.

To finish

Bend the bottom of each ear into a ‘U’ shape and attach centrally between the long edges on RS of the Headband Cover. Fold Headband Cover over hair band, pull long edges together under the hair band and st tog so fit is snug. Fasten off and weave ends into WS.

If hair band is different size than recommended, make sure the Headband Cover is twice the width of the plastic hair band. Start with narrow end and increase until wide enough, then decrease at same rate to opposite narrow end.

Chart

Simply_Crochet_Free_Pattern_Bunny_Ears_Chart
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We hope you’ve enjoyed this free Easter bunny ears crochet pattern, don’t forget if you need any help with your crochet stitches you can always check out our crochet for beginners guide. And if you’re looking to treat yourself, check out our list of the best crochet hooks and the best crochet kits for beginners.

Authors

Anne Egan
Anne EganCrochet Designer

A committed crafter, Anne works with glass, metal and clay as well as textiles and yarn. She’s been designing for Simply Crochet magazine since way back in issue two!

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