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Easter Crochet Pattern: Simpleton the Rabbit

Simpleton the rabbit is a bunny crochet pattern for Easter or just to create a cute kids toy.

Easter Crochet Pattern: Simpleton the Rabbit

What you need

Hooks used
5.0 MM for main
4.0 MM for scarf

3 Skeins of wool ease thick yarn in “wheat”(A)
1 Skein of wool ease yarn in “Fisherman” (B)
1 Skein of red heart soft in green (C)
1 Skein of red heart soft in deep sea(D)
1 Pair of 16 MM safety eyes in Silver (or color of choice)

DMC thread in antique white
scissors
polyfill stuffing
doll needle
gauge is not needed in project but using the hooks listed measures the doll at approx. 9 inches (sitting)

Stitches used (US)
SL ST-slip stitch
SC-Single Crochet
DC-Double Crochet
INVDEC-Invisable Decrease
DC2TOG-Double Crochet decrease

Special Stitch meaning-
INVDEC-Insert hook into FL only (front loops) in the next 2 stitches. YO, pull through 2 loops, YO pull through final 2 loops on hook. (counts as 1 SC)
DC2TOG- this will be an invisible stitch as well** YO insert hook in FL of the next 2 stitches, pull through 2 loops, YO pull through 3 final loops on hook.

With the exception of the scarf, every piece will start with CH2 6SC in 2nd ch from hook, working in continuous rounds.

Scarf will be done in working rows



Instructions

Lets begin :)

with 5.0 MM hook

HEAD (color A)

Starting from the top working to bottom
row1-Ch 2 6 SC in 2nd Ch from hook (6)
row2-2 SC in each SC around (12)
row3-SC in next ST, 2 SC in next ST (18)
row4-SC in each of the next 2 ST, 2 SC in next ST (6x) (24)
row5-SC in each of the next 3 ST, 2 SC in next ST (6x) (30)
row6-SC in each of the next 4 ST, 2 SC in next ST (6x) (36)

Start to stuff head firmly.Find rows 16&17 insert safety eyes between these rows. Count 7 or 8 stitches between eyes.Start to stuff head firmly.

row7-15- SC in each row around
row16-SC in each of the next 4 ST, 1INVDEC (6x) (30)
row17-SC in each of the next 3 ST, 1 INVDEC (6x) (24)
row18-SC in each of the next 2 ST, 1 INVDEC (6x) (18)

Now fill rest of the head. weave in ends. (pic)

**Find rows 16 & 17 insert one safety eye, count 7 across insert the other eye.**

Sew on nose mouth & eyebrows.

BODY (color A)

starting from bottom working to top
row1-CH 2, 6SC in 2nd CH from hook. (6)
row2-2SC in each SC (12)
row3-SC in next ST, 2 SC in next ST (6x) (18)
row4-SC in next 2 ST, 2 SC in next ST (6x) (24)
row5-SC in next 3 ST, 2 SC in next ST (6x) (30)
row6-SC in next 4 ST, 2 SC in next ST (6x) (36)

Start stuffing body

row7-13-SC in each ST around (36)
row14-SC in each of the next 4 ST, 1INVDEC in the next ST. (6x)(30)
row15&16- SC in each ST around
row17-SC in the next 3 ST, 1 INVDEC in the next ST (6x) (24)
row18-SC in each ST around (24)
row19-SC in each of the next 2 ST, 1 INVDEC in the next ST (6x) (18)
row20-23-SC in each ST around.

Finish stuffing body. Fasten off leaving a long tail for sewing.

EARS (2X)

row1-CH2, 12DC in 2nd CH from hook SLST (12)
row2-DC in each DC around SLST (24)row3-DC in the next ST, 2DC in the next ST. (6x) (30)
row4&5-DC in each DC
row6-DC in the next 6 ST, DC2TOG (3x) (24)
row7-DC in the next 3 ST, DC2TOG (6x)(18)
row8-DC in each ST around (18)
row9-DC in the next 2 ST, DC2TOG in next ST (6x) (12)
row10-1SC in the next ST, 1 INVDEC in next ST.
row11-INVDEC (6x) to close

** it is optional to stuff the ear very lightly**

Fasten off. Leave long tail for sewing on head
Fold the ear in half as shown**

ARMS (2X) color (A)

CH 2, 6SC in 2nd CH from hook (6)
row1-2 SC in each SC around (12)
row2- SC in the next ST, 2 SC in the next ST (6x) (18)
4-13 SC in each ST around

Start to stuff firmly.

row14-SC in next 6 STS, 1 INVDEC in the next. (3x) (12)
row15-SC in each ST around (12)
row16-SC in the next 4 STS, 1 INVDEC in the next (3x) (9)
row17-SC in each ST around (9)
row18- 6 INVDEC to close.

Finish stuffing (stuff arm lightly as you work up) fasten off. Leave long tail for sewing on body.

LEGS (2X) color (A)

CH 2, 6SC in 2nd CH from hook (6)
row1-2 SC in each ST around (12)row2-SC in the next ST, 2 SC in the next ST (6x) (18)
row3-SC in the next 2 STS, 2 SC in the next ST (6x) (24)

Start stuffing leg, stuffing lightly as you go up
row4-14- SC in each ST around
row 15-SC in the next 3 STS, 1 INVDEC in the next (6x) (18)
row16-SC in the next 2 STS, 1 INVDEC in the next ST (3x) (12)
row17-19- SC in each ST around (12)
row20-1SC in next ST, 1 INVDEC in the next (6x) to close

Finish stuffing leg. Fasten off leaving a long tail for sewing on body.

SCARF

using 4.0 MM hook

WORKING IN ROWS
Color (C)
row1- CH 70 TURN , CH1
row2-SC in 2nd CH from hook and in each ST , CH.1, TURN (69)
rows3-5 repeat row 2

Fasten off , weave in ends.

Use Color (D)

Attach yarn at one corner CH.1 SL ST all around scarf until you reach beg. ST. SLST into beg ST. fasten off
weave in ends.

TAIL
Color (B)
Using a small pompom maker (as directed)
sew on tail with doll needle. Weave in ends.

You’re Done! :)

Reprinted with permission from Gina @ The Rainy Apple Shoppe

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Comments

  1. What row can i sew the ears to the head

  2. The ears are written really wrong. Count is out

    • I thought it was me. I have torn out the ears 2 times!

      • Hi ladies….this is the first pattern I have ever written out and I did this as I went…I am going to check this tonight and revise it for you and post the right instructions. Sorry guys be patient with me. :(

        • OK REVISED EARS…WOW ! I don’t know where I was when I wrote them out before! LOL Sorry every one…this is correct and tested…

          EARS (2x)

          Row1- CH 2, 12 DC in 2nd Ch from hook (12)

          Row2- 2 DC in ea DC around (24)

          Row3- DC in next ST, 2 DC in next St Repeat 6x (36)

          Row4-5 DC in ea ST around, SLST after row 5

          Row6- DC in next 6 STS, 1 DC2TOG in next ST repeat (3x) (30)

          Row7- DC in next 3STS, 1 DC2TOG in next ST rep. (6x) (24)

          Row8-10- DC in ea ST around (24)

          Row11- DC in next 2 ST, 1 DC2TOG in next ST. Rep (6x) (18)

          Row 12-13, DC in ea ST around (18)

          ***if you wish to stuff the ears slightly start to do so at this point***

          Row14- SC in next ST, 1INVDEC in next ST rep (6x) (12)

          Row 15-INVDEC 6x to close

          ******attach ears onto head about 4 rows up from the eyes*****

  3. These instructions don’t give you the proper way to sew this bunny together

    • Hi June. So Sorry about this. The bunny is sewn piece by piece using a large doll needle. The pic as shown should provide you with an idea of how the bunny should look when done. Also you just tie the scarf around the bunny as well. You will also need a pom pom maker to make his tail, sewing it on the his bottom but, high enough so he can still sit on his own. :)

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