Bunny Granny Square


Hi everyone! I think it's obvious by now how much I love crocheting animal-themed granny squares, as It has become something of a tradition for me to make one inspired by the Chinese zodiac every year. I have also made other animals before, and will keep on designing as many of these as I can. I will try to keep them as simple and minimal as possible, and I will maintain the same measurements, so that -if wanted- they can be used together in one bigger project, like a blanket, for example.
This time, I wanted to design an Easter Bunny granny square. I looked up a lot of bunny references online; real, drawn, embroidered, or crocheted, in order to make the best facial features and ear shape that can both fit inside the square, and still look like a bunny. I went through more trials than you can imagine, and in the end, I decided to let the ears be long and go outside the square -for maximum cuteness haha-. If you intend to make this as a blanket unit, it will still looks nice, just make sure not to position it at the boarders.
I hope you all have fun making this one, and happy Easter.

Skill level: Easy



Materials: 
  • Yarn: any cotton yarn in the following colors and quantities: one white skein, one light green skein, a few yards/meters of pink and yellow yarn, one yard/meter of peach and black yarns, and one yard/meter of black embroidery thread. Suggested yarn: D.M.C Happy Cotton, 0.7 oz. (20 g), 47 yards (43 m).
  • Crochet hooks, sizes D/3 (3 mm) and E/4 (3.5 mm).
  • Tapestry needle.
  • Embroidery needle.


Measurements of the square: 6" x 6" (15 cm x 15 cm) approx.

Gauge22 sts and 12 round = 4"x 4" (10 cm x 10 cm) in double crochet.

Yardage: 64-66 yards (58-60 m).


Crochet terms (US):

  • ch: chain.
  • st: stitch.
  • sl st: slip stitch.
  • sc: single crochet.
  • hdc: half double crochet.
  • dc: double crochet.
  • tc: treble crochet.





Instructions:

Granny square base:

Note: ch 1 and ch 3 at the beginning of rounds count as sc and dc respectively.

With the white yarn and 3 mm hook make a magic circle, work as follows:

Round 1: ch 1, sc 7 into the magic circle, sl st to the first ch. (8 sts).

Round 2: ch 1 and sc in first st, sc 2 in each st, sl st into the first ch. (16 sts).

Round 3: ch 3 and dc in the first st, dc in st, *dc 2 in st, dc in st, repeat from * to end, sl st into the third ch of first ch 3. (24 sts).

Round 4: repeat row 3. (36 sts).

Round 5: ch 3 and dc in the first st, dc in st twice, *dc 2 in st twice, 
dc in st twice, repeat from * to end , sl st in the third ch of first ch 3. (48 sts).

Round 6:  ch 3 and dc in the first st, dc in st three times, *dc 2 in st twice, dc in st three times, repeat from * to end, sl st in the third ch of first ch 3. (60 sts).
 
Cut off white yarn and weave in loose ends. With green yarn make a knot and at the seventh st from the beginning of last round, work as follows:

Round 7: (ch 4, tr, ch 2, tr 2) in first st, *tr in st, dc in st twice, hdc in st 3 times, sc in st twice, hdc in st 3 times, dc in st twice, tr in st, (tr 2, ch 2, tr 2) in st, repeat from * 3 times, tr in st, dc in st twice, hdc in st 3 times, sc in st twice, hdc in st 3 times, dc in st twice, tr in st, sl st to fourth ch of first ch4.

Round 8: ch 3 in first st, dc in st, *(dc, tr, ch 2, tr, dc) in ch 2 space, dc in st to next ch 2 space, repeat from * 3 times, (dc, tr, ch 2, tr, dc) in ch 2 space, dc in st to last st, sl st to third ch of first ch 3.

Rounds 9 and 10:  ch 3 in first st, dc in st to first ch 2 space, *(dc 2, ch 2, dc 2) in ch 2 space, dc in st to next ch 2 space, repeat from * 3 times, (dc 2, ch 2, dc 2) in ch 2 space, dc in st to last st, sl st to third ch of first ch 3.
Cut off green yarn and weave in loose ends. 

For the granny square base pattern chart, please check out my Year Of The Ox Granny Square post. 



Ear (make 2):

Outer ear:

With white yarn and 3.5 mm hook make 3 chs [leave 4" (10 cm) for sewing ears in place], then work as follows:

Row 1: ch 1, sc in each ch to end.

Row 2: ch 1, sc in each st to end. (3 sts)

Rows 3-6: ch 1, sc 2 in first st, sc in st to end. (7 sts)

Rows 7-9: repeat row 2.

Rows 10-13: ch 1, sc2tog, sc in st to end. (3 sts)

Row 14: sc3tog, cut yarn, weave in loose end.


Inner ear:

with pink yarn and 3.5 mm hook chain 2 sts, [leave 4" (10 cm) for sewing ears in place], work as follows:

Row 1: sc 2 in second chain from hook. 

Row 2: ch 1, sc 2 in first st, sc in second st. (3 sts)

Rows 3-4: ch 1, sc in st to end. 

Rows 5-6: ch 1, sc 2 in first st, to end. (5 sts)

Rows 7-8: repeat row 3.

Rows 9-10: ch 1, sc2tog, sc in st to end. (3 sts)

Row 11:  sc3tog, cut yarn, leave 4" (10 cm) for sewing in place.

Eye (make 2): 

With black yarn, make a magic circle, ch 1 and sc 5 into it, sl st in the first ch, cut yarn, leave enough yarn to sew eye in place.




Flower:


With yellow yarn and 3 mm hook, make a magic circle (or ch 5 and sl st to first ch),

work as follows: 

Round 1: ch 1, sc 9 into the circle, sl st to first ch.

Round 2: sl st to next st, *ch 2, (dc 3, ch 2, sl st into the same st), sl st 2, repeat from * to end, sl st to ch 1 of previous round, cut yarn, leave enough yarn to sew flower in place.

Flower center:

With peach yarn and 3 mm hook, ch 3, make a popcorn st and cut yarn, leave enough yarn to sew in place.




Assembly:
  • With black thread embroider nose and mouth.
  • Sew outer ears on the outer line of the bunny head. Sew inner ears on the base of outer ears line, sew the top point of inner ears to outer ears.
  • Sew flower and flower center on the base of right ear.
  • Weave in loose ends.




Lastly, feel free to leave a comment if you have any questions or find something confusing in the pattern.

Happy crocheting/knitting! follow me on Instagram @wiams_crafts and Twitter @wiamscrafts to see my upcoming projects.

Comments

  1. We are elite in our services because we provide the best Embroidery Digitizing Services. We are superior in our services as we provide the embroidery digitizing quality you need from us.

    ReplyDelete

Post a Comment