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Add This Snuggly Bunny to a Crocheted Baby Blanket For Added Cuteness

It's time to add another animal to the Cuddle Buddies Baby Blanket! This month I'm adding a bunny. A few years ago, I made my first applique pattern when my daughter needed a new winter hat. We decided the best idea was to add a bunny onto her hat that was inspired by her favorite stuffed animal, Blue Bunny, who, as you might imagine, is a blue bunny.


Since then, I have tried my hand at a number of different animals, but the bunny holds a special place in my heart since it was the first. The original bunny for the Cuddle Buddies Blanket was crocheted in Hobby Lobby's I Love This Yarn in Gray Beard. When I made this tutorial, I decided to try going a little lighter and used I Love This Yarn in Gray Mist. I love them both and still want to try one in White. So many fun options!


Let's jump right in!


Watch the video tutorial here:

Supplies:

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Gauge:

Not important for this project. If your bunny’s face is a little larger or a little smaller, it will still fit wonderfully.


Yardage:

Gray Beard OR Gray Mist – 25 yards

White – 7 yards

Small amount of Black and Pink

 

Stitch Abbreviations:

mc – magic circle

ch - chain

sl st – slip stitch

sc – single crochet

hdc – half double crochet

dc – double crochet

 

Notes:

  • The ch at the start of each row does not count as a stitch.

  • Sl st to the first stitch of the row, not the chain.

  • The first stitch of the row SHOULD be in the same stitch you slip stitched into.

 

Cuddle Buddies Bunny Pattern

Bunny head pattern

G 4 mm hook

With Gray Beard OR Gray Mist yarn

row 1 - mc and place 8 sc in the mc, sl st to the first sc, ch 1 (8)

row 2 – 2 sc in each stitch around, sl st to the first sc, ch 1 (16)

row 3 – (2 sc in the first stitch, 1 sc in the next) repeated around, sl st to the first sc, ch 1 (24)

row 4 – (1 sc in the first stitch, 2 sc in the next, 1 sc in the next) repeated around, sl st to the first sc, ch 1 (32)

row 5 – (2 sc in the first stitch, 1 sc in the next 3 stitches) repeated around, sl st to the first sc, ch 1 (40)

row 6 – (1 sc in the each of the next 2 stitches, 2 sc in the next, 1 sc in each of the next 2 stitches) repeated around, sl st to the first sc (48)

Finish off leaving a long tail to use later to sew the head onto the blanket.

 

Muzzle/Mouth:

With White yarn

row 1 - Ch 7

Starting in the second ch from the hook, sc, hdc, dc, dc, hdc, 3 sc in the next stitch.

Turn your work so you are now crocheting on the opposite side of the chain.

Sc, hdc, dc, dc, hdc, 3 sc in the same stitch, sl st to the top of the next stitch.

row 2 - Sc, hdc, dc, dc, hdc, sc, sl st to the next stitch. Leave the rest of the stitches unworked.

Finish off leaving a long tail to use later to sew the muzzle onto the head.

Weave in the starting end.

 

Bunny Ear pattern – make 2

A crocheted bunny year made with I Love This Yarn in Gray Mist.

With Gray Beard or Gray Mist

Ch 11

Starting in the second ch from the hook, sc, sc, hdc, hdc, dc, dc, hdc, hdc, sc, 3 sc in the same stitch.

Turn your work so you are now crocheting on the opposite side of the chain.

sc, hdc, hdc, dc, dc, hdc, hdc, sc, sc, ch 1, sl st in the first sc.

Finish off leaving a long tail to use later to sew the ears onto the blanket.

Weave in the starting ends.

 

Bunny Paw Pattern - make 2

Hands holding a bunny paw crocheted in I Love This Yarn in Gray Mist.

row 1 - mc and place 8 sc in the mc, sl st to the first sc, ch 1 (8)

row 2 – (2 sc in the first stitch, 1 sc in the next), repeat 1 more time, leave the rest of the stitches unworked, sl st to the first sc (6)

Finish off leaving a long tail to use later to sew the paws onto the blanket.

Weave in the starting ends.

 

Bunny Eye Pattern – make 2

With Black yarn

B 2.25 mm hook (I forgot to switch to the B hook in my video tutorial. An H hook also works but will make slightly larger eyes).

Mc and place 6 sc in the mc, sl st to the first sc (6)

Finish off leaving a long tail to use later to sew the eyes onto the head.

Weave in the starting end.

Use White yarn and a yarn needle to add a “sparkle” to the eyes.

Knot the starting and ending tails and cut the yarn so there are small tails. Don't weave these ends in but hold them to the back when attaching the eyes to the head.


Embroider details and sew on bunny pieces:

Hands holding a crocheted bunny mouth made with I Love This Yarn.

Use Pink yarn to embroider a nose onto the muzzle.

Use Black yarn to embroider a mouth onto the muzzle beneath the nose.

Use the long tail you left to sew the muzzle/mouth onto the head.

Use the long tails you left to sew the eyes above the muzzle.

Use the long tail you left to sew the head onto the blanket.

Use the long tails you left to sew on the ears and paws. I like to have the paws holding the "frame" created by the block joins. I also try to sew the ears on so they overlap another block and one of the ears is bent.

A sketch of a baby blanket with phots showing where crocheted animal appliques would be placed on the blanket.

I sewed my bunny onto a block from the bottom row of the Cuddle Buddies Blanket. You can sew the animals on any which you want, but I wanted to let you know where things were placed in the example I made.


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