The free pattern for my Crochet Peep Bunny is available here on my blog! These are quick and easy to whip up and make the perfect addition to an Easter Basket or strung together as an adorable festive garland! Below you'll find the free pattern and video tutorial.
Pattern Design + Construction
I set out to design an adorable Easter basket filler for my niece and nephew and these precious crochet peeps turned out better than I could have imagined! They're quick and beginner friendly, making it easy to crochet an entire peep army in one afternoon! These would also make a sweet little garland if strung together with jute or ribbon or even a cute Easter ornament.
Each Crochet Peep Bunny consists of a front and back panel, which are joined with a round single crochet and a layer of light stuffing inside. We'll also be adding some tiny safety eyes for the face. The finished peep measures approximately 5-6" tall. This pattern could easily be adjusted to create a larger peep bunny by using a larger crochet hook and bulkier yarn.
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We'll be using medium Worsted Weight (4) Yarn for these crochet peep bunnies. This is my favorite yarn weight to work with for crochet rag dolls and it has a great price point. It's versatile and wears well while also being soft and cozy which is perfect for a stuffed animal or lovey pattern! You could easily substitute brands of worsted weight yarn as long as the ounces per gram are similar. My current favorite brands for acrylic worsted weight are Red Heart Super Saver, I Love This Yarn, Yarn Bee, and Lion Brand.
For this tutorial, I used the following yarn colors:
Red Heart Super Saver, Medium 4, 7 oz / 198 g, in the color Bright Yellow
Red Heart Super Saver, Medium 4, 7 oz / 198 g, in the color Minty
Red Heart Super Saver, Medium 4, 7 oz / 198 g, in the color Lavender
Red Heart Super Saver, Medium 4, 7 oz / 198 g, in the color Flamingo
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This pattern is written in US crochet terminology.
SC - Single Crochet
DEC - Single Crochet Decrease
INC - Single Crochet Increase
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Crochet Peep Bunny - Free Pattern
Front & Back Panels:
With your yarn color of choice, Chain 7
Row 1: SC in each stitch, chain 1 (6 stitches)
Row 2: INC, SC in the next 4 stitches, INC, chain 1 (8 stitches)
Rows 3-5: SC in each stitch, chain 1 (8 stitches)
Row 6: DEC, SC in the next 4, DEC, chain 1 (6 stitches)
Row 7: SC in each stitch, chain 1 (6 stitches)
Row 8: DEC, SC in the next 2, DEC, chain 1 (4 stitches)
Row 9: INC, SC in the next 2 stitches, INC, chain 1 (6 stitches)
Row 10: INC, SC in the next 4 stitches, INC, chain 1 (8 stitches)
Row 11: SC in each stitch, chain 1 (8 stitches)
Row 12: DEC, SC in the next 4 stitches, DEC, chain 1 (6 stitches)
Row 13: DEC, SC in the next 2 stitches, DEC, chain 1 (4 stitches)
Now we will create the ears.
Row 14: SC in the first 2 stitches, chain 1, turn (2 stitches)
Rows 15-16: SC in each, chain 1 (2 stitches)
Row 17: INC, SC in the next stitch, chain 1 (3 stitches)
Row 18: DEC, SC in the next stitch, chain 1 (2 stitches)
Row 19: SC in each stitch, chain 1 (2 stitches)
Row 20: DEC, chain 1 (1 stitch)
Tie off with a long enough tail to weave in.
Join to the other side and repeat Rows 14-20.
Weave in all the loose ends and trim any excess yarn.
Peep Bunny Eyes:
Insert and secure the safety eyes on the front panel in a triangle shape.
Peep Bunny Assembly:
Beginning at the bottom right corner, join the front and back of the body with a round of single crochet.
*A few exceptions to the round of single crochet:
In the stitch where the head begins (the neck).
At the bottom right and left of each ear (this means there will be two slip stitches in a row in between the ears at the base).
Tips of the Ears:
Chain 1, SC into the top stitch, chain 1, continue single crocheting around.
Before closing off completely, add light stuffing.
Tie off, weave in the ends and trim any excess yarn.
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