Pattern Design by Colleen Hays with YarnWars.com
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-Yarn – Your choice, lighter weight yarn will work best with this project – 3 weight.
-Smaller blunt needle
(Optional: Buttons for setting / placement, beads, ribbons for décor)
-Stitch Marker (also optional as we are working with very few stitches)
Sc – Single Crochet (Yarn over, insert hook into stitch, pull yarn through, yarn over, pull through both loops on hook.)
Hdc – Half Double Crochet (Yarn over, insert hook into stitch, pull yarn through, yarn over, pull through all 3 loops on hook.)
Dc – Double Crochet (Yarn over, Insert hook into stitch, yarn over, pull yarn through stitch, yarn over pull through 2, yarn over pull through last 2 stitches on hook.)
Sl st – Slip Stitch (Insert hook into stitch, yarn over, pull yarn through, continue to pull yarn through both loops on hook.)
Custom Puff Stitch For this pattern we will make 1 puff stitch with 6 pull throughs:
(Yarn over, insert hook in, yarn over pull through (you will have 3 loops on hook), yarn over, insert hook into stitch for 2nd time, yarn over pull through (you will have 5 loops on hook.), yarn over, insert hook into stitch for 3rd time, yarn over pull through (you will have 7 loops on hook.), yarn over, insert hook into stitch for 4th time, yarn over pull through (you will have 9 loops on hook.), yarn over, insert hook into stitch for 5th time, yarn over pull through (you will have 11 loops on hook.), yarn over, insert hook into stitch for 6th and final time, yarn over pull through (you will have 13 loops on hook.),
Yarn over, pull through all 13 loops on hook.)
This written pattern contains only the workup instructions for the bunny in photo above. The video offers this along with another option for the bunnies feet.
Instructions for adding décor are not included in this.
Bunny measures approximately 1 ½ “ in width & 3” tall with ears on completion.
This appliqué is so quick to work up, I timed it, at my quickest, completed in 5 minutes. Once you get it down the 1st time, you can work up a bunch of these cuties to adorn little dresses, sweaters, bags, baskets & so much more!
Tip: Make one in different colors to separate multiple children’s Easter baskets!
Bunny body is worked in continuous round until end of body.
Chain 2. Working into the 1st chain made:
- Sc 6 times into same 1st chain. (6)
- 2 sc (inc) directly into 1st sc from previous round and into each stitch following (12)
- 2 sc (inc) directly into 1st sc from prev round, 1 sc into next st, *2 sc into next st, 1 sc into next st*. Repeat ** ending with 1 sc in last st (18)
At end of round 3, join with slip stitch to 1st sc from previous round, then slip stitch into the next stitch as well. – HEAD section
- Work 6 sc into next st (all within the same stitch), then slip stitch into the next 2 stitches.
- Chain 1, turn, work 1 sc into each of the 6 stitches made in the 1 stitch. Turn.
- Chain 1, work slip stitch into 1st st, 1 hdc into each of the nxt 5 st.
BUNNY EAR section
- Ch 7
- 2 dc (inc) into 4th chain from the hook, 1 hdc in next 3 chains. Slip into same chain space.
- Ch 7, repeat round 8 making sure to slip stitch into next st on head.
- Slip stitch into next stitch (which should be on body) & then slip stitch into 6 more stitches taking you to the area of the body where we will create the tail.
- Ch 3, work the custom puff stitch as explained above in techniques, then ch 1.
- Slip stitch into next st and into each of the next 4 stitches
- Sc in next 3 st
- Ch 1, turn, 1 sc in those 3 st from previous round.
- Ch 1, turn, skip 1st st from prev round, sc in next 2 st, then slip stitch in next st on body section.
Finish off by hiding tails.
From here, you can work any embellishments in that you desire, you can take a thin piece of ribbon like the one in the photo, thread into a larger blunt needle, insert in, around the back and up through to the front again, tie into bow and secure.
TIP: You can apply a dot of hot glue or other such as Elmer’s directly behind the bow you’ve created to ensure the bow stays put.
I hope you have enjoyed the 5 minute bunny appliqué!
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Happy yarning my dear friends!