Crochet bunny applique face and ears.

HOW TO MAKE A CROCHET BUNNY APPLIQUE

Happy Easter everyone! Here is a quick and easy how-to for making a crochet bunny applique.

The wonderful thing about learning how to make a crochet bunny applique is that you can use it in so many ways! There is no right or wrong way! You can let your imagination take over and create something fun!

Like for instance I took some leftover alligator hair clips and turned this applique into a hair clip for my daughter. It works well for garlands and pom-poms in between blankets and so much more!

Beautiful 2 year old toddler girl with medium length hair wearing a crochet bunny applique in her hair. She is dressed in a gray and pink sweater.

It comes together rather quickly and lets us use some pink yarn from our stash. I hope you guys love learning how to make this little bunny applique and if you make one don’t forget to tag me on social media! Instagram and Facebook – @arianaehall

Materials:

4.50 mm crochet hook

Cream or white yarn for the ears and face ILTY

Pink yarn for the nose and whiskers (you can use embroidery thread, I would just go over everything 2 -3x)

Black lightweight yarn for the eyes

Blush or pink pigment (cosmetic grade, skin-safe) for inside the ears

Brush

Yarn needle

Scissors

IF MAKING INTO HAIR CLIP:

Some felt to cut and glue on the back of the face

Alligator clip mine (measured 6 cm long)

Glue gun

Unassembled crochet bunny applique next to some synthetic backing material and a hot glue gun.

Abbreviations:

CH – chain

St – stitch

Sl st – slip stitch

SC – single crochet

MC – Magic circle (aka- magic ring)

INC – increase SC 2x in the same stitch

DEC – decrease – SC two stitches together.

Notes:

You can make this applique smaller or bigger by using thinner/thicker yarn and smaller/bigger hook sizes. This will depend on your preference or the overall project that you are trying to make with this applique pattern.

This bunny measure’s approximately 4 inches tall.

Completed crochet bunny applique with black eyes and pink nose. Graphics showing the work done by Ariana Hall from ariana-hall.com against a woven fiber background.

Pattern:

Bunny Head –

Make 6 SC in the MC

Round 1 – 2 SC in each stitch – (12)

Round 2 – *SC in the first st, INC in the next. Repeat from * (18)

Round 3 – *SC in the next 2 sts, INC in the next. Repeat from * – (24)

Round 4 – *SC in the next 3 sts, INC in the next. Repeat from * – (30)

Fasten off. Weave in the ends.

Ears – Make 2:

Tip: leave a long tail before the slip knot so you can use to sew them on the bunny head.

CH 8

Row 1 – SC in the 3rd CH from the hook.

Row 2 – SC across. CH 1, turn. (6)

Row 3 – DEC, SC in 2, DEC. CH 1, turn. (4)

Row 4 – SC across. CH 1, turn. (4)

Row 5 – SC, DEC, SC. CH 1, turn. (3)

Row 6 – SC across. CH 1, turn. (3)

Row 7 – SC across. CH 1, turn. (3)

Row 8 – DEC, SC. CH 1, turn. (2)

Row 9 – SC across. CH 1, turn. (2)

Row 10 – DEC. CH 1 and slip stitch around the ear evenly. Fasten off and weave in the end from the top of the ear.

Three pieces of crochet yarn and string forming the unassembled crochet bunny applique

Attach the ears to the top of the bunny’s face. Slightly pinching the bottom to create a dip.

White yarn in the shape of a bunny ear being shown separate from the rest of the crochet project
Final stage of the bunny ears being applied to crochet applique yarn pattern against a cream blanket backdrop

Tip-Color the ears with pigment before attaching the ears. I wish I would have done that myself.

Makeup brush with pink blush on the end being used to demonstrate application of makeup on white yarn

Eyes:

Here is the slip stitch method that I do as demonstrated in the photo below.

5 pictures of a cotton bunny crochet applique being worked up with a silver crochet hook and black yarn being used to make the eyes in detailed step by step instructions

Nose and whiskers: Using pink yarn/thread, make a triangle for the nose, a line down the center to create the mouth. Then with the leftover yarn on your needle make three stripes on each side for the whiskers. You could also cancel the whiskers and just use blush instead.

And you are finished with your bunny! If you are turning this into a hair clip, cut a circle out of felt that is slightly smaller than the back of the bunny’s face. Glue that piece carefully and let it dry. Add the alligator clip in the center with some more glue and let dry. And voila! You can make a bunny hair clip! I hope you enjoy!

Happy Crocheting!

Crochet bunny applique face and ears.
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