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Easter Bunny Buddy – Free Crochet Pattern

Easter is an interesting holiday in our family. Not because we go all out or have lots of plans or anything; actually it’s the opposite. Growing up my dad was (and still is) a pastor. In my experience being the Pastor’s family meant big church holidays were a little different. Because Easter was a long work day for Dad we basically just went along with whatever else was happening and took whatever resting time we had to rest.

Sure we did the fancy outfits (do they still do this?) and usually got new baskets and did an Easter egg hunt either with the church or other organizations, and my mom would usually make something special for lunch. But we never did anything real big, didn’t go out and see family (most lived thousands of miles away and visiting them was reserved for the bigger holidays like Christmas and Thanksgiving), and besides going to church (like we always did anyway) we didn’t really have any particular traditions as a family.

All that said, not much has changed now that I have my own family. This year will be the first year in a VERY long time that the majority of the family will be in the same zip code for Easter. It’s so strange to be able to do something special for Easter that we almost don’t know what to do! So while brainstorming some ideas for fun family Easter….stuff…. I came up with this cutie to surprise my cutie. Ok, so he already snuck a peak and took claim to him but whatever; still counts right?

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Easter Bunny Buddy

Pattern by Lizz Jelsma

Materials Used:
G or 4.00 MM Hook
1 Ball Worsted Weight Yarn in Blue and Pink
Stitch Marker (to mark ends of rounds if needed)
Fiberfill
Tapestry Needle
Two Eyes (I used safety eyes but you could use buttons or sew them in yourself)

Stitches Used:
CH – Chain
SC – Single Crochet
INC – Single Crochet Increase
DEC – Single Crochet Decrease
SLST – Slip Stitch

Notes:
This pattern is written using American crochet terms.
Approximate finished size is 6.5” tall, 3” wide, and 2.5” in depth.
To make smaller or larger try varying the hook size and yarn weight. You will want a stitch that does not let fiberfill come through.

Body (In Blue or other main color; worked from the feet up)
You will start by making two legs as follows:
Row 1: Create a magic circle, CH 1 and SC 6 into the circle then pull tight. You may also use a CH 2 and 6 SC into the first chain then pull tight. Do not join. (6)
Row 2: INC 6 (12)
Row 3: *SC, INC* 6 times (18)
Row 4-7: SC 18 (18)
The first leg you will SLST and finish off. The second you will not.
Row 8 you will be working in both legs from where you are in the second.
Row 8: (Starting from where you left off on the second leg) SC into any stitch in the first leg, SC 14, skip 3 stitches, SC in the stitch 3 stitches away from where you left off on the second leg, SC 14 (30)
You should have the three skipped stitches from each leg touching. Take an extra piece of yarn and stitch these together now.
Row 9-13: SC 30 (30)
Row 14: *DEC, SC 3* 6 times (24)
Row 15: SC 24 (24)
Begin stuffing with fiberfill now.
Row 16: *DEC, SC 2* 6 times (18)
Row 17: *DEC, SC* 6 times (12)
Row 18: DEC 6 (6)
Finish off leaving a long tail for sewing, stuff with fiberfill, then weave tail through the remaining stitches and pull tight to close. Leave remaining tail for sewing.

Head (In Blue or other main color)
Row 1: Create a magic circle, CH 1 and SC 6 into the circle then pull tight. You may also use a CH 2 and 6 SC into the first chain then pull tight. Do not join. (6)
Row 2: INC 6 (12)
Row 3: *SC, INC* 6 times (18)
Row 4: *SC 2, INC* 6 times (24)
Row 5: *SC 3, INC* 6 times (30)
Row 6: *SC 4, INC* 6 times (36)
Row 7: *SC 5, INC* 6 times (42)
Row 8-12: SC 42 (42)
Row 13: *DEC, SC 5* 6 times (36)
Row 14: *DEC, SC 4* 6 times (30)
Row 15: *DEC, SC 3* 6 times (24)
If using safety eyes place them now. I placed mine between rows 8 and 9. Once placed begin filling with fiberfill.
Row 16: *DEC, SC 2* 6 times (18)
Row 17: *DEC, SC* 6 times (12)
Row 18: DEC 6 times (6)
Finish off leaving a long tail for sewing, stuff with fiberfill, then weave tail through the remaining stitches and pull tight to close. Leave remaining tail for sewing. I attached my head at Row 16 to the body at Row 16.

Arms (In Blue or other main color)

Row 1: Create a magic circle, CH 1 and SC 6 into the circle then pull tight. You may also use a CH 2 and 6 SC into the first chain then pull tight. Do not join. (6)
Row 2: *SC, INC* 3 times (9)
Row 3: SC 9 (9)
Row 4: *DEC, SC* 3 times (6)
Row 5: SC 6 (6)
SLST to next stitch and finish off leaving a long tail for sewing. Stuff slightly, fold the last row flat and attach through both sides to the body.

Tail (In Blue or other main color)
Row 1: Create a magic circle, CH 1 and SC 6 into the circle then pull tight. You may also use a CH 2 and 6 SC into the first chain then pull tight. Do not join. (6)
Row 2: INC 6 (12)
Row 3-4: SC 12 (12)
Row 5: DEC 6 (6)
SLST to next stitch and finish off leaving a long tail for sewing. Stuff slightly and attach above the legs on the back of the body.

Ears (In Blue or other main color)
Row 1: Create a magic circle, CH 1 and SC 6 into the circle then pull tight. You may also use a CH 2 and 6 SC into the first chain then pull tight. Do not join. (6)Row 2: INC 6 (12)
Row 3-5: SC 12 (12)
Row 6: *DEC, SC 2* 3 times (9)
Row 7: SC 9 (9)
Row 8: *DEC, SC* 3 times (6)
Finish off leaving a long tail for sewing, flatten the ears to create a curve at the top and attach around the base of the ear to the top of the head. I placed my ears slightly slanted inward between Rows 2 and 4 of the Head.

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