Excuse me, but I still haven't gotten over my rabbit mania. I don't seem to be blogging about anything else other than rabbits nowadays. Even when I am looking for craft ideas I end up looking at something with rabbits in them. I can't help it, sorry. I will try to overcome my obsession soon.
Anyway this bunny mania of mine has led me to create this cute bunny couple. Meet Mr. and Mrs. Bernard Bunny. Wouldn't they make a wonderful Easter project?
Here is the free pattern for Mr. and Mrs. Bernard Bunny
Heavy worsted/Aran weight yarn in tan or any other color and little amount of white for ears and tail
(I used two strands of sport weight yarns held together)
Little amount of sport weight yarns in red, black and pink
J/6 mm crochet hook
G/4 mm crochet hook
Buttons for eyes
pompom maker (optional) for making tails
[ ] work instructions within parenthesis as a set as many times as directed
sl st: slip stitch
sc: single crochet
dc: double crochet
sc2tog: single crochet 2 stitches together
ch-sp: chain space
sc2tog: [insert hook in next st, yarn over and draw yarn through st] 2 times, yarn over and draw through 3 loops on hook.
(make 2 - one will be male and one female)
Round 1: Ch 2, 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook (6).
Round 2: 2 sc in each st around (12).
Round 3: [Sc in next st, 2 sc in next st] 6 times (18).
Round 4: [Sc in next 2 sts, 2 sc in next st] 6 times (24).
Round 5: [Sc in next 3 sts, 2 sc in next st] 6 times (30).
Round 6 to 15: Sc in each sc around (30).
|This is how it will look at the end of round 15|
Round 16: [Sc2tog, sc in next 3 sts] 6 times (24).
Round 17: Sc in each sc around (24).
Round 18: [Sc2tog, sc in next 2 sts] 6 times (18).
Round 19: Sc in each sc around (18).
Round 20: [Sc2tog, sc in next st] 6 times (12).
(At this stage you can fill with fiberfill)
Round 21: Sc in each sc around (12).
Round 22: Sc2tog 6 times (6).
(Fill with more fiberfill. Use a needle to push it all in)
Leave a long tail and fasten off. Using a tapestry needle weave the tail through the stitches in round 22 and close the circle.
Ears (make 4 - two for each bunny):
Round 1: Using white ch 10, sc in 2nd ch from hook and in next 2 ch, hdc in next 3 ch, dc in next 2 ch, 7 dc in last ch, dc in next 2 ch on the other side, hdc in next 3 ch, sc in last 3 ch. Join with a sl st and fasten off.
Round 2: Join tan and sc in each st around. Fasten off.
Using white make two small pompoms.
Round 1: Using pink and G/4 mm hook ch 4 and join to form a ring.
Round 2: [ch 2, sc into ring] 5 times (5 loops).
Round 3: [Sc, 3 dc, sc] into each loop. Fasten off and weave in the ends.
Using black and G/4.00 mm hook ch 15, sl st into 2nd ch from hook, sl st into next ch, sc in next 3 ch, hdc in next 4 ch, sc in next 3 ch, sl st in last 2 ch. Fasten off and weave in the ends.
Sew ears to the top of the body and tail to the back of the body. For Mrs. Bernard Bunny sew the flower below the left ear. Sew two buttons as eyes. For Mrs. Bernard Bunny stitch a cross about half inch below the eye level. For Mr. Bernard Bunny sew the mustache below the eyes. While sewing use tapestry needle and yarn of main color (tan) so that the stitches are not visible. Weave in all the loose ends.
Ravelry or Craftsy.
Ravelry or Craftsy.
I hope you enjoy making this adorable couple.
Have a great week ahead!