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Buttons the Bunny Crochet Along – Part 3

Buttons the Bunny sitting next to a skein of Bernat Premium yarn which is used in this free bunny crochet along pattern.
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Please note that this is Part Three of the Buttons the Bunny Crochet Along. This is a free crochet along pattern. For Part Two we will be crocheting Buttons’ body/torso and arms.

  • Part One which gives instructions to make the Ears, Head and Embroiding the Face can be found HERE.
  • Part Two which gives instructions to make the Torso and Arms can be found HERE.
  • The next Live Wednesdays will be at 7PM EST on January 29th in The Loopy Lamb Crochet Community Facebook Group.

***Join the Buttons the Bunny Crochet Along Here! Add this design to your Ravelry queue HERE!

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Giveaway

Clover USA has generously sponsored a giveaway for participants of the crochet along. A Clover Squad box of Clover goodies is up for grabs. Don’t forget to share your pictures of the crochet along using #theloopylambcal on both Facebook or Instagram and tag myself (@theloopylamb) and Clover USA (@cloverusa on IG and @cloverneedlecraft on FB). I can’t wait to see all your bunnies! To see the contest rules, check out the original post HERE.


Skill Level:

  • Intermediate

Supplies:

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Abbreviations:

Finished size:

  • Approximately 12 inches tall from tips of ears to bottoms of legs

Gauge:

  • Bunny: 9.5 sts across x 9 rows = 2” square
  • Sweater: 7 sts across x 5.5 rows = 2” square

NOTES:

  • All parts of the bunny are worked in continuous rounds.  Do not join at the end of the row, unless indicated.  A stitch marker is used to keep track of the beginning of the round.
  • For a cleaner SCDEC, do your SCDEC under the front loops only of the stitch rather than under both loops.  This is often referred to as an invisible decrease.
  • The CH 2 at the beginning of every row in the sweater and in the CH spaces do not count as a stitches.
  • The sweater is worked in a raglan, top-down method.  The piece is worked flat to create the neckline, armholes are created and then the body of the sweater.  Yarn is rejoined at the armholes to create the sleeves.

Buttons the Bunny Pattern:

Legs (make 2)

Row 1: Using Café au Lait and a 3.5mm hook, make a MC and SC 6 into the MC (6)
Row 2: (SCINC) x 6 (12)
Row 3: (SC 2, SCINC) x 4 (16)
Rows 4 – 20: SC around (16) – start stuffing, adding more stuffing with each added round.
Row 21: (SC2, SCDEC) x 4 (12)

FO leaving a long tail.  Whip stitch the leg hole closed and sew onto the bottom of the body on either side of the center.

Buttons the Crochet Bunny Wearing a Sweater

Tail


Row 1: Using White yarn and a 3.5mm hook, make a MC and SC 6 into the MC (6)
Row 2: (SCINC) x 6 (12)
Row 3: (SC 1, SCINC) x 6 (18)
Row 4: SC1, SCINC, (SC 2, SCINC) x 5, SC 1 (24)
Row 5: (SC 3, SCINC) x 6 (30)
Rows 6 – 9: SC around (30) – start stuffing, adding more stuffing with each added round.
Row 10: (SC 3, SCDEC) x 6 (24)
Row 11: SC1, SCDEC, (SC 2, SCDEC) x 5, SC 1 (18)
Row 12: (SC 1, SCDEC) x 6 (12)
Row 13: SCDEC x 6 (6)

FO leaving a long tail and sew onto the bum of the bunny.  Place the tail in a place where the tail will assist the bunny in sitting upright. I like to sew my tail on after the sweater has been completed and put on Buttons so I can ensure that my placement doesn’t interfere with the sweater in anyway.

Back View os Buttons the Bunny - Free Easter Crochet Project

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Sweater

Using 4.0mm hook and Burgundy, CH 21
Row 1: HDC in the 3rd CH from the hook (counts as first HDC). HDC, (HDC, CH 2, HDC) in the next CH, HDC 3, (HDC, CH 2, HDC) in the next CH, HDC 5, (HDC, CH 2, HDC) in the next CH, HDC 3, (HDC, CH 2, HDC), HDC 2. (23 HDCs and 4 CH spaces)
Row 2: CH 2, Turn.  HDC 3, (HDC 2, CH 2, HDC2) in the next CH, HDC 5, (HDC 2, CH 2, HDC 2) in the next CH, HDC 7, (HDC 2, CH 2, HDC 2) in the next CH, HDC 5, (HDC 2, CH 2, HDC 2) in the next CH, HDC 3. (39 HDCs and 4 CH spaces)

Burgundy Sweater made for Crochet Easter Bunny


Row 3: CH 2 and turn.  HDC 5, (HDC 2, CH 2, HDC2) in the next CH, HDC 9, (HDC 2, CH 2, HDC2) in the next CH space, HDC 11 (HDC 2, CH 2, HDC 2) in the next CH space, HDC 9 (HDC 2, CH 2, HDC 2) in the next CH space, HDC 5 (55 HDC, 4 CH spaces)
Row 4: CH 2 and turn.  HDC 7, HDC 1 in CH space. SKIP 13 HDC and HDC in the next CH space. HDC 15, HDC 1 in the CH SP. SKIP 13, HDC in the next CH space. HDC 7. (33)
Rows 5 – 8: CH 2 and turn. HDC across.  FO. (33)
With the right side facing you, attach the yarn with a SL ST to any stitch on the bottom row of the back of the sweater. CH 1 and SC in the same stitch.  SC around the edge of the sweater (not the sleeves), putting a single SC in each stitch/end of each row and 3 SCs in each corner. Join your last st to your first stitch with a sl st.  FO and weave in ends.

Sleeves

Row 1: Turn the sweater inside out so the wrong side of the sweater is facing you.  Attach your yarn to the stitch closest to the underarm.  CH 2 and HDC in the same stitch.  HDC 16.  Join your first stitch to your last stitch with a sl st.  (16)
Rows 2 – 3: CH 2 and turn.  HDC around.  Join to first stitch with a sl st. (16)
Row 4: CH 1 and turn.  SC around.  Join to first stitch with a sl st. (16).
FO and weave in ends. 
Repeat Rows 1 to 4 on second sleeve.

If you would like to join the Buttons the Bunny Crochet Along, please join our Facebook group HERE!  You can post your yarn and yarn color selections, work-in-progress photos, and let us all know how your bunnies are coming along. I’m loving the pictures I’ve seen of your bunnies so far. Please keep sharing them using #theloopylambcal so I can continue to see your beautiful work and ensure you’re photos are counted as entries in the giveaway. I hope you have enjoyed making your very own Buttons the Bunny. Thanks for crocheting along with us!

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