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A Crochet Pattern by: Christina Ryan

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Materials:

  • 132 yards, Worsted Size 4, used about half a skein I Love This Yarn Variegated 5 oz./142 grams, 252 yards/230 meters in Sea Muse.
  • 102 yards, Worsted Size 4, used not even half the skein I Love This Yarn Solid 7 oz./199 grams, 355 yards/325 meters in Grape.
  • 53 yards, Worsted Size 4, used only part of the skein I Love This Yarn Solid 7 oz./199 grams, 355 yards/325 meters in White
  • HOOK: US G/6 4.0 mm; E/4 3.5 mm
  • Small Amount of Polyfil
  • Yarn needle to weave in ends
  • Stitch markers
  • Scissors

Experience Level: Easy

Gauge:

13.5 stitches x 10.5 rows = 4 x 4” square without blocking.

Pattern used for gauge: HDC

Size:

Lovey Size: Approximately 13.5” x 12.5”

Height of the Head attached to blanket: 3.5” Tall

Head Width 5” across

Pattern Key:

HDC – Half Double Crochet

SC – Single Crochet

Sc2tog – single crochet decrease

SL ST – slip stitch

FO – Finish Off

ST(S) – Stitch/stitches

REV SC – Reverse Single Crochet

DC – Double Crochet

Ch – Chain

Rnd(s) – Round(s)

Special Stitches:

Reverse Single Crochet (REV SC)

  • Insert the hook in the first stitch to the right, turning the hook downward to yarn over and pull it through. Yarn Over, and pull it through both loops on the hook to complete the stitch. Repeat around.

Single Crochet Decrease (SC2TOG)

  • Insert hook in the next stitch, and pull up a loop. (2 loops on the hook) Insert hook in the next stitch, and pull up another loop. (You should have 3 loops on your hook now.) Yarn over, and pull yarn through all 3 hoops.

Shell Stitch

  • 5 Double Crochet in the same stitch.

Notes:

  • Read through the entire pattern first.
  • I used the same variegated yarn on both examples. On Option A, I used I Love This Yarn Grape for the shell border, inner ears, nose. I also used white for the head and outer ears. On Option B, I used the same brand I Love This Yarn with the same yardage, etc but in the colors Ocean for the border and inner ears. I also used I Love This Yarn Toasted Almond for the head and outer ears. It is all the same amount of yardage that would be needed.
  • The head is worked in continuous rounds. Do not join while making the head. Use stitch markers to know where your first stitch in the round is.
  • Beginning chain does not count as a stitch throughout pattern.
  • Sl St does not count as a stitch throughout the pattern.
  • Repeat stitches between * and * around.

Pattern Instructions

Part 1: Blanket

Use G/4.0 mm hook.

Row 1: Ch 40. HDC in the 2nd chain from the hook and in each of the remaining chains. Ch 1. Turn.

Row 2-28: HDC in each stitch across. Ch 1. Turn.

Row 29: HDC in each stitch across. Change to edge color in the last stitch. DO NOT TURN. Ch 1.

Scallop Edging

Rnd 1: 3 SC in the first stitch (corner). Continue SC evenly down the first side (approximately 29 stitches). Stitch 3 SC in the next corner. SC in each of the next 36 chains. Stitch 3 SC in the next corner. SC evenly up the other side (approximately 29 stitches). Stitch 3 SC in the next corner. SC across HDC. Join. (Approximately 143 stitches around.) It does not matter if it is exact or not!

Rnd 2: Ch 1. SC in the same stitch as the chain. *Skip next stitch. Shell Stitch in the next stitch. Skip next stitch. SC in next stitch* 36 times. Skip next stitch. Shell Stitch in the next stitch. Skip next stitch. Join to SC. FO. Weave in ends.

RSC Edging:

Rnd 1: 3 SC in the first stitch (corner). Continue SC evenly down the first side (approximately 29 stitches). Stitch 3 SC in the next corner. SC in each of the next 36 chains. Stitch 3 SC in the next corner. SC evenly up the other side (approximately 29 stitches). Stitch 3 SC in the next corner. SC across HDC. Join. (Approximately 143 stitches around.) It does not matter if it is exact or not!

Rnd 2: Ch 1. REV SC in each stitch around. Join. FO. Weave in the ends.

Part 2: Bunny Head

The bunny head is worked in continuous rounds without joining. Use a stitch marker to mark the first stitch of each round. Use G/4.0 mm hook.

Rnd 1: Ch 2. 6 SC in the 2nd chain from the hook. (6 sts)

Rnd 2: 2 SC in each stitch around. (12 sts)

Rnd 3: *SC in the next stitch. 2 SC in the next stitch.* Repeat around. (18 sts)

Rnd 4: *SC in the next 2 stitches, 2 SC in the next stitch.* Repeat around. (24 sts)

Rnd 5: *SC in the next 3 stitches, 2 SC in the next stitch.* Repeat around. (30 sts)

Rnd 6: *SC in the next 4 stitches, 2 SC in the next stitch.* Repeat around. (36 sts)

Rnd 7: *SC in the next 5 stitches, 2 SC in the next stitch.* Repeat around. (42 sts)

Rnd 8: *SC in the next 6 stitches, 2 SC in the next stitch.* Repeat around. (48 sts)

Rnds 9-14: SC in each stitch around for a total of 6 rounds. (48 sts)

Rnd 15: *SC in the next 6 stitches, sc2tog.* Repeat around. (42 sts)

Rnd 16: *SC in the next 5 stitches, sc2tog.* Repeat around. (36 sts)

Rnd 17: *SC in the next 4 stitches, sc2tog.* Repeat around. (30 sts)

  • Start stuffing your bunny head.

Rnd 18: *SC in the next 3 stitches, sc2tog.* Repeat around. (24 sts)

Rnd 19: *SC in the next 2 stitches, sc2tog.* Repeat around. (18 sts)

  • Firmly stuff bunny head.

Rnd 20: *SC in the next stitch. sc2tog.* Repeat around. (12 sts)

Rnd 21: sc2tog around. Join with a sl st. FO leaving a 6” long tail for sewing to blanket. Weave the yarn in and out the front loops and pull tight to close the hole. (6 sts)

Nose:

Use E/3.5 mm hook.

Row 1: Ch 4. SC in the 2nd chain from the hook and in the remaining chains across. Ch 1. Turn. (3sts)

Row 2: Sc2tog, SC in the next stitch. Ch 1. Turn. (2 sts)

Row 3: SC2tog. Ch 1. Turn. (1 st)

Row 4: SC. Sl st in the same stitch. FO leaving a 6 inch tail for sewing.

Bunny Outer Ears (Make 2)

Use G/4.0 mm Hook

Row 1: Ch 3. SC in the 2nd chain from the hook. SC in the next ch. Ch 1. Turn. (This is the right side) (2 sts)

Row 2: SC in the next 2 stitches. Ch 1. Turn. (2 sts)

Row 3: 2 SC in the first stitch. SC in the last stitch. Ch 1. Turn. (3 sts)

Row 4: SC in each stitch across. Ch 1. Turn. (3 sts)

Row 5: 2 SC in the first stitch. SC in the next stitch. 2 SC in the last stitch. Ch 1. Turn. (5 sts)

Row 6: SC in each stitch across. Ch 1. Turn. (5 sts)

Row 7: 2 SC in the first stitch. SC in the next 3 stitches. 2 SC in the last stitch. Ch 1. Turn. (7 sts)

Row 8: SC in each stitch across. Ch 1. Turn. (7 sts)

Row 9: 2 SC in the first stitch. SC in the next 5 stitches. 2 SC in the last stitch. Ch 1. Turn. (9 sts)

Rows 10-12: SC in each stitch across. Ch 1. Turn. (9 sts)

Row 13: Sc2tog. SC in the next 5 stitches. Sc2tog. Ch 1. Turn. (7 sts)

Row 14: SC in each stitch across. Ch 1. Turn. (7 sts)

Row 15: Sc2tog. SC in the next 3 stitches. Sc2tog. Ch 1. Turn. (5 sts)

Row 16: SC in each stitch across. Ch 1. Turn. (5 sts)

Row 17: Sc2tog. SC in the next stitch. Sc2tog. Ch 1. Turn. (3 sts)

Row 18: SC in each stitch across. Ch 1. Turn. (3 sts)

Row 19: Sc2tog. SC in the last stitch. Ch 1. Turn. (2 sts)

Row 20: SC in each of the 2 stitches. (2 sts) FO with a 6 inch tail to sew to head.

Bunny Inner Ears (Make 2)

Use E/3.5 mm hook.

Row 1: Ch 3. SC in the 2nd chain from the hook. SC in last stitch. Ch 1. Turn. (2 sts)

Row 2: SC in each stitch across. Ch 1. Turn. (2 sts)

Row 3: 2 SC in the first stitch. SC in last stitch. Ch 1. Turn. (3 sts)

Row 4: SC in each stitch across. Ch 1. Turn. (3 sts)

Row 5: 2 SC in the first stitch. SC in the next stitch. 2 SC in the last stitch. Ch 1. Turn. (5 sts)

Row 6: SC in each stitch across. Ch 1. Turn. (5 sts)

Row 7: 2 SC in the first stitch. SC in the next 3 stitches. 2 SC in the last stitch. Ch 1. Turn. (7 sts)

Rows 8-10: SC in each stitch across. Ch 1. Turn. (3 rows total) (7 sts)

Row 11: Sc2tog. SC in the next 3 stitches. Sc2tog. Ch 1. Turn. (5 sts)

Row 12: SC in each stitch across. Ch 1. Turn. (5 sts)

Row 13: Sc2tog. SC in the next stitch. Sc2tog. Ch 1. Turn. (3 sts)

Row 14: SC in each stitch across. Ch 1. Turn. (3 sts)

Row 15: Sc2tog. SC in the last stitch. Ch 1. Turn. (2 sts)

Row 16: SC in each of the 2 stitches. (2 sts) FO with a 6 inch tail to sew to Outer Ears.

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Assembly:

Nose:

Sew nose with the point of the triangle down onto the head between round 9 and 10 to round 14 approximately.

Eyes:

Embroider eyes between round 6 and 7 to round 9 with 2 stitches spaced between nose and eyes. Follow the picture for the suggested shape.

Head:

Sew head to the middle of the blanket. I did mine diagonally between rows 14-17.

Ears:

Sew wrong side of each Inner Ear to each of the wrong side of the Outer Ears. The right side on both should be facing out on either side.

Sew ears between rounds 2 and 3 on either side of the head.

A special thank you to my dear friend Valerie Lint by Daybreak Crafts for sending me this picture and testing the pattern for me!

Yarn and level symbols courtesy of the Yarn Craft Council at www.YarnStandards.com

Original Design by Christina Ryan

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Here are a few other spring patterns you may like as well.

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Happy Crocheting!

Christina

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