Sunday, February 17, 2013

Free Crochet Easter Bunny Afghan Pattern

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Materials: Worsted Weight Yarn (Red Heart Yarn is a great choice)

Light Blue 28 ozs (MainColor),  Green 7 ozs (A), White 18 ozs (B), Pink 3 ozs (C), Orange 2 ozs (D)

Crochet Hook Size I

Yarn Needle

Craft Glue

40 Movable Eyes - 20 mm (optional you could sew in black yarn eyes)

Finished Size Approximately 44" wide x 69" long

To Change Colors: Work last stitch before colour change to last step (2 loops on hook), with new 
color yarn over and pull new color through 2 loops. Drop unused color to wrong side. Don not work 
over unused colour.

Square Directions: (Make 20):

Row 1: With A, ch 32, sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across. (31 sc) Mark this as right side.

Row 2: Sc in each st across.

Row 3: With A, sc in next 11 sts, change to B, sc in next 9 sts, change to A (attach a second ball), sc in 
next 11 sts.

Rows 4 to 52: Sc in each st across following chart for colour changes.

At the end of Row 52, ch 1, turn.

Edging:

Rnd 1: Work 3 sc in first st, sc in each st across to last st, 3 sc in last st, *work 37 sc along sides of 
rows*, working in unused lps of starting ch, 3 sc in first lp, sc in each lp across to last lp, 3 sc in last 
lp; rep * to * once; join with sl st in first sc. (144 sc). Fasten off.

Rnd 2: Right side facing join B in any corner, ch 1, (sc, ch 2, sc) in same st, *ch 1, skip next st, (sc in 
next st, ch 1, skip next st) across to next corner, (sc, ch 2, sc) in next corner; rep from * around 
omitting last corner; join with sl st in first sc.

Rnd 3: Right side facing join MC in any corner, ch 3, (dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in same st, * 2 dc in each ch-1 sp 
across, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in next corner; rep from * around omitting last corner; join with sl st in 3rd ch 
of beg ch-3; Fasten off and weave in ends.

Carrot: (Make 20):

Row 1: (right side): Wtih D, ch 2, sc in 2nd ch from hook. Ch 1, turn each row. (1 sc)

Row 2: 2 sc in sc. (2 sc)

Pattern Rows:

Row 3: Sc across.

Row 4: 2 sc in first sc, sc in each st across.

Rows 5 to 11: Rep pattern rows 3 - 4 three times. Rep row 3 once. (6 sc)

Row 12: Draw up a lp in each of next 2 sts, yo and draw through 3 lps on hook (sc dec made), sc in
Row 13: Sc dec twice. (2 sc)

Row 14: Sc dec once. (1 sc). Fasten off leaving long end.

Carrot Leaves:

Right side facing join D in Row 14 sc, (ch 15, sl st in same st) 3 times. Fasten off and weave in ends. 
Using long end sew carrot to Bunny as shown in photo.

Sew rectangles together 4 wide x 5 long.

Finishng: Glue eyes to bunny as shown in photo.

Wiskers: Holding three 4" strands of C together at the same time, tie a knot in center of strands 
twice. Trim ends to measure 2 1/2" from end to end.

Pom-Pom Tail: With B make pom pom. Sew to bunny as shown in photo.

Edging: Right side facing join MC in any corner, ch 3, (dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in same sp, * dc evenly spaced 
across to next corner, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in next corner; rep from * around omitting last corner; join 
with sl st in 3rd ch of beg ch-3. Fasten off and weave in ends.




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