This crochet Easter Bunny applique is made in the shape of a heart and is another addition to my series of Heart-Shaped Applique free crochet patterns. The Bunny has long ears and he is holding in one paw a carrot. In this post you will also find instructions for the crochet Carrot applique.
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This crochet Bunny is easy to make, and you can use it for any embellishment! Make sure to check out my other crochet Bunny appliques:
Crochet Easter Bunny and Carrot Applique – Free Crochet Pattern
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(See a list of crochet abbreviations used in patterns by yarn industry designers and publishers HERE)
Ch – chain
DC – double crochet
HDC – half double crochet
Rnd – round
SC- single crochet
Sl St – slip stitch
St (Sts) – stitch (stitches)
TR – treble crochet
For the face: medium weight yarn. I used Red Heart Super Saver yarn, color – White.
For the carrot: medium weight yarn, colors – orange, green. I used Red Heart Super Saver yarn, colors – Pumpkin and Spring Green.
Hooks and Other Materials:
Embroidery floss, color – red
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This crochet Easter Bunny is about 5-1/2” tall.
- Make a Face
With white yarn and hook size H/8 – 5 mm:
Rnd 1. Working under both loops, make all of the next stitches into the 4th Ch from hook (the first Ch made) – 3 DC, 3 HDC, Ch 1, DC (Heart point), Ch 1, 3 HDC, 3 DC, Ch 3, Sl St.
Rnd 2. Ch 3, in top of first St of previous Row make HDC+DC, 3 TR in next St, 2 DC in next St, DC into each of next 3 Sts, HDC into next St (this is Ch1 stitch), (DC+TR+DC) in next St (Heart point), HDC into Ch 1 stitch, DC into each of next 3 Sts, 2 DC in next St, 3 TR in next St, DC and HDC in next St, Ch 3, Sl St in center.
Rnd 3. Ch 3, SC in top of first St of previous round and in next St; making first Ear – *Ch 10, SC in 2nd Ch from hook, SC in next Ch, HDC in next, DC in next 4, HDC in next, SC in next, SC in same St where you started the Ear; SC in next St, repeat from * to * for second Ear,
2 SC in each of next 3 Sts, SC in each of the next 6 Sts, (HDC+DC+HDC) in next St (Heart point), SC in each of the next 7 Sts, make the Paw – Ch 7, SC in 2nd Ch from hook, SC in next Ch, HDC in next 4;
SC in next St, 2 SC in each of next 2 Sts, SC in each of next 2 Sts, Ch 3, Sl St in center.
Fasten off and weave in the ends.
2. Make a Carrot
Crochet Carrot Applique
With orange yarn and hook size H/8 – 5 mm:
Ch 9, working under 2 loops – 2 DC in 4th Ch from the hook (2 DC and 3 Chs as first DC), HDC in next 2 Chs, SC in next 2 Chs, (SC, Ch 3, SC) in last Ch, continue working on opposite side of the Chain – SC in next 2 Chs, HDC in next 2 Chs, 4 DC in last, join with Sl St in top of Ch 3 at the beginning.
Leaves: Join green color to the top of the Carrot, Ch 5, SC in 2 nd Ch from the hook, SC in next 2 Chs, Sl St in next Ch, Sl St into same St where you joined green color, repeat from * to * 2 more times.
Fasten off and weave in the ends.
3. The Eyes
You have multiple options to make eyes for your Easter Bunny applique. You can embroider eyes, you can also use buttons or googly eyes. (For babies and small children items – embroider the eyes on to avoid any safety concerns!)
4. Embroider the ears and the mouth.
Here is Heart Bunny with Easter Eggs. How to make these Easter Eggs you can find in the post Crochet Easter Unicorn.
I hope you enjoyed this crochet heart-shaped Easter Bunny applique free pattern!