Happy Easter everyone! Here is a quick and easy how-to for making a crochet bunny applique.
The wonderful thing about learning how to make a crochet bunny applique is that you can use it in so many ways! There is no right or wrong way! You can let your imagination take over and create something fun!
Like for instance I took some leftover alligator hair clips and turned this applique into a hair clip for my daughter. It works well for garlands and pom-poms in between blankets and so much more!
It comes together rather quickly and lets us use some pink yarn from our stash. I hope you guys love learning how to make this little bunny applique and if you make one don't forget to tag me on social media! Instagram and Facebook - @arianaehall
4.50 mm crochet hook
Cream or white yarn for the ears and face ILTY
Pink yarn for the nose and whiskers (you can use embroidery thread, I would just go over everything 2 -3x)
Black lightweight yarn for the eyes
Blush or pink pigment (cosmetic grade, skin-safe) for inside the ears
IF MAKING INTO HAIR CLIP:
Some felt to cut and glue on the back of the face
Alligator clip mine (measured 6 cm long)
CH – chain
St – stitch
Sl st – slip stitch
SC – single crochet
MC – Magic circle (aka- magic ring)
INC – increase SC 2x in the same stitch
DEC – decrease – SC two stitches together.
You can make this applique smaller or bigger by using thinner/thicker yarn and smaller/bigger hook sizes. This will depend on your preference or the overall project that you are trying to make with this applique pattern.
This bunny measure's approximately 4 inches tall.
Bunny Head -
Make 6 SC in the MC
Round 1 – 2 SC in each stitch – (12)
Round 2 – *SC in the first st, INC in the next. Repeat from * (18)
Round 3 – *SC in the next 2 sts, INC in the next. Repeat from * – (24)
Round 4 – *SC in the next 3 sts, INC in the next. Repeat from * – (30)
Fasten off. Weave in the ends.
Ears - Make 2:
Tip: leave a long tail before the slip knot so you can use to sew them on the bunny head.
Row 1 - SC in the 3rd CH from the hook.
Row 2 - SC across. CH 1, turn. (6)
Row 3 - DEC, SC in 2, DEC. CH 1, turn. (4)
Row 4 - SC across. CH 1, turn. (4)
Row 5 - SC, DEC, SC. CH 1, turn. (3)
Row 6 - SC across. CH 1, turn. (3)
Row 7 - SC across. CH 1, turn. (3)
Row 8 - DEC, SC. CH 1, turn. (2)
Row 9 - SC across. CH 1, turn. (2)
Row 10 - DEC. CH 1 and slip stitch around the ear evenly. Fasten off and weave in the end from the top of the ear.
Attach the ears to the top of the bunny's face. Slightly pinching the bottom to create a dip.
Tip-Color the ears with pigment before attaching the ears. I wish I would have done that myself.
Here is the slip stitch method that I do as demonstrated in the photo below.
Nose and whiskers: Using pink yarn/thread, make a triangle for the nose, a line down the center to create the mouth. Then with the leftover yarn on your needle make three stripes on each side for the whiskers. You could also cancel the whiskers and just use blush instead.
And you are finished with your bunny! If you are turning this into a hair clip, cut a circle out of felt that is slightly smaller than the back of the bunny's face. Glue that piece carefully and let it dry. Add the alligator clip in the center with some more glue and let dry. And voila! You can make a bunny hair clip! I hope you enjoy!