Looking for a last-minute, Easter basket gift to make for your sweeties? Well then, try the Candy Bunny pattern. Cute, cuddly, and can be crocheted in just a couple of evenings. Hoppy Spring!
1 Ball Vickie Howell for Caron Sheep (ish) (30% wool/70% acrylic; 167 yds/ 153 m), in color: #0007 Hot Pink(ish)
Size US H/8 hook
Scrap of contrasting yarn for embroidery
Stuffing Silk ribbon (optional)
14 sts x 18 rows= 4”/10cm
Directions (Make 2)
Body: Ch 10.
Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook, and in each ch to end. Turn. (9 sts)
Row 2: Ch 1 (counts as 1st sc), sc in same st as ch, sc to last st, 2sc in last st. Turn. (11 sts)
Rows 3-4: Repeat Row 2. Turn. (15 sts)
Rows 5, 6, 8, 10, 12, 13, 14, 15, 17, 19, 20, 22 & 24: Ch 1, sc in next st and in each st to end. Turn.
Row 7: Repeat Row 2. (17 sts)
Row 9: Repeat Row 2. (19 sts)
Row 11: Repeat Row 2. (21 sts)
Row 16: Ch 1, sc2tog, sc to last 3 sts, sc2tog, sc. Turn. (19 sts)
Row 18: Repeat Row 16. (17 sts)
Row 21: Repeat Row 16. (15 sts)
Row 23: Repeat Row 16. (13 sts)
Row 1: Ch 1 (counts as 1st sc), sc in same st as ch, sc to last st, 2sc in last st. Turn. (15 sts)
Row 2: Repeat Row 1. (17 sts)
Rows 3, 6, 11-13 : Ch 1, sc in next st and in each st to end. Turn.
Rows 4-5: Repeat Row 1. (21sts)
Row 7: Ch 1, sc2tog, sc to last 3 sts, sc2tog, sc in last st. Turn. (19 sts)
Rows 8-10: Repeat Row 7. (13 sts)
Row 1: Ch 1, sc in next 5 sts. Turn. (6 sts)
Rows 2-3 (short rows): Ch 1, sc in next 2 sts. Turn. (3 sts.)
Row 4: Ch 1, sc in next 2 sts then CONTINUE sc in the last 3 sts (from two rows down). Turn. (6 sts)
Rows 5-11: Ch 1, sc in next st and to end. (6 sts)
Row 12: Ch 1, [sc2tog] twice, sc in last sc. Turn. (4 sts)
Row 13: Ch 1, sc2tog, sc in last st. (3 sts).
Flip piece over; join yarn with sl st in turning ch at the top edge of the WS. Work as for right ear.
Using tapestry needle, contrasting yarn and photo as a guide, embroider eyes and nose with satin stitch onto front piece.
With WS facing, place two pieces together. Join yarn with sl st and sc evenly around, leaving an opening to stuff. Firmly stuff; continue sc around to close. Join with sl st to first sc.
Weave in ends. Tie ribbon around neck.
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