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This tutorial will teach you how to crochet the bunny stitch which is perfect for borders, blankets, hats, scarves, baskets and so much more.
It’s almost Easter. Do you remember being a little child and running around trying to find your Easter eggs and presents? I do! Especially when I really truly believed that the chickens collaborated with the Easter bunny to produce the eggs that the Easter bunny then painted and hid them around the yard. What I couldn’t understand is how the Easter bunny got some eggs filled with chocolate and others with candy. And why were my presents hidden and not wrapped? And nobody could tell me WHO made those presents.
Well, this bunny stitch is inspired by a bunny trying to hide in the bushes to hide the easter eggs and presents. But you can also imagine the bunny being disoriented and literally running into a bush. LOL
Anyways, this stitch is fun and easy to crochet and makes the perfect textured, 3D effect on any crocheted item you create. From hats to scarves, blankets, and baskets. Let your imagination go wild – like a bunny – and add this stitch where ever you like.
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Easter Bunny Stitch
To make it easier, I created a written pattern as well as a video tutorial for this stitch. So no matter how you learn new stitches, you will be able to learn this one easily and quickly.
Did I mention it’s easy? lol Yes, it sure is. You simply need to know how to crochet the single crochet and make loops. In case you are curious, I use Furls Crochet Whims Merino Yarn which is Z twisted. If you want to know more about Z twisted yarn, check out my article HERE.
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Crocheting the Bunny Stitch
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How to Crochet the BUNNY Stitch Written Tutorial
You will need 3 different colored yarn. I picked pink for the bunny’s body, head and ears, white for the tail and green for the background. Feel free to pick any colors you like. I also used a corresponding crochet hook for the worsted weighted yarn I used. The bunny itself is 6 stitches wide.
- First, chain at least 7 stitches (I did 10). Starting from the 2nd ch, crochet 1 sc in each ch, then crochet 1 more row of sc sts. Then crochet 1 sc in the next 2 sts, you will now drop the green and start with the white yarn. You will go 2 rows down and 1 st over (see picture) that is where you will insert your hook to pull up the white.
- *Pull up a long white loop, yarn over and repeat from * 4 more times. Yarn over with green and pull through all the loops. Then finish the row with green sc sts (I have 6 of the 9 left)
- Now crochet 1 row of sc. And then in the next row, you will crochet 1 sc in the next 4 sts. You will now drop the green and pick up the pink. Insert your hook in the space right next to where the pom tail is (see picture).
- Now *pull up a long loop, yarn over and repeat from * 7 more times. Yarn over with green and pull through all the loops. Finish the row with green sc sts.
- Now crochet 1 row of just sc sts. Then in the next row, crochet 1 sc in the next 4 sts, drop the green, pick up the pink and insert your hook right at the top of the pink body of the bunny. After that, *Pull up a long loop, yarn over and repeat from * 4 more times. Yarn over with green and pull through all the loops. Finish the row with sc sts.
- Crochet 3 more rows of sc sts. In the next row, crochet 1 sc in the next 3 sts, drop the green, pick up the pink and insert your hook right next to the head. After that *pull up a long loop, yarn over and repeat from * 2 more times. Then yarn over with green and pull through all the loops.
Crochet 1 sc in the next 2 sts, then insert your hook right next to the head, *pull up a long loop, yarn over and repeat from * 2 more times. Yarn over with green and pull through all the loops. Finish the row with sc sts. You now finished your first bunny stitch.
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If you would like to try out a bunny applique, then try this version from my friend Sarah from Repeat Crafter Me.