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CROCHET A BEVY OF BUNNIES
 article and image by Carole Terwilliger Meyers

Children of all ages will adore receiving one of these sweet flop-ear bunnies.  They are especially perfect as an Easter gift.  I needed to make one for each of my six grandchildren, so I got crackin’ early.  The pattern is simple, but you’ll probably need to pay attention as you work.  I preferred to sit in front of a nice warm fire.  I didn’t have any fiberfill--which I think is the best stuffing so they can get wet or be washed with no problem--so I used 4 cotton squares folded together in half in each bunny.  Hopefully, after I leave the bunnies will continue to pop up among their toys, and their little minds will remember the lady that made them.

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materials:
●H crochet hook
●worsted weight/4-ply yarn
2 buttons for eyes
fiberfill or 4 cotton squares/bunny for stuffing

directions:
bunny body front:
     round one:
Leaving a 12-inch tail, chain 8.
Make 2 single crochets in 2nd chain from hook,
1 single crochet in each of next 5 chain stitches,
3 single crochet in last chain stitch.
1 single crochet in each of next 5 chain stitches,
1 single crochet in beginning stitch with 2 single crochet,
join with slip stitch to beginning single crochet.
     round two:
Chain 1, 2 single crochet in same stitch,
2 double crochet in next stitch,
double crochet plus single crochet in next stitch,
slip stitch in next stitch,
double crochet in next stitch,
2 double crochet in each of next 2 stitches,
half double crochet in next stitch,
2 single crochet in next stitch,
half double crochet in next stitch,
2 double crochet in each of next 2 stitches,
double crochet in next stitch,
slip stitch in next stitch,
single crochet plus double crochet in next stitch,
2 double crochet in last stitch.
Join with slip stitch to beginning single crochet. 
ears:
     first ear:
Chain 6,
half double crochet in 2nd chain from hook,
double crochet in next 4 chain stitches,
slip stitch in same stich as the beginning chain 6.
     second ear:
Slip stitch in next stitch,
chain 6,
half double crochet in 2nd chain from hook,
double crochet in next 4 chain stitches,
slip stitch in same stitch as the chain 6. 
End off.  Sew on button eyes. 
bunny body back:
Repeat front, leaving a regular size tail and omitting ears. 
assemble bunny:
With wrong sides facing each other, thread the long yarn tail into a yarn needle and use a whip stitch to join both pieces.  Stuff as you go. 

 

 

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