If you are looking for a free crochet bunny pattern for Easter, then you are in luck! Below, I’ve collected a variety of adorable Easter bunny crochet patterns that are perfect to make for the Easter holiday!
Free Crochet Bunny Patterns for Easter
Whether you’re an experienced crocheter or just starting out, creating an Easter bunny is a fun and rewarding project that’s perfect for the season.
In this post, we’ll explore some of the most popular crochet Easter bunny patterns, from simple and classic bunnies to amigurumi toys to giant huggable bunnies of which are extra cute plus free patterns!
Tips for Crocheting Amigurumi Bunnies
As I mentioned earlier, some patterns are Easter bunny amigurumi designs, which means you will need to know a few techniques as well as have a few supplies on hand if that is what you are going to crochet.
Stitches And Techniques For Crocheting Amigurumi Easter Bunny Patterns
- Single Crochet: A beginner-friendly basic stitch that is most commonly used in Amigurumi patterns, as well as other types of amigurumi designs. Learn how to single crochet.
- Back Loop Single Crochet: A single crochet that is worked in the back of the v of the single crochet stitch. This technique can be used to create texture on an Easter bunny and more. Learn how to back loop single crochet.
- Front Loop Single Crochet: Working in the front loop is very similar to the back loop technique, but you will be working in the front loop of the v of the single crochet or the part that is closest to you.
- Single Crochet Increase & Invisible Decrease: These methods create seamless transitions in a crocheted bunny toy when you’d like to make a leg go from bigger to smaller or vice versa.
- Magic Loop: The magic loop is a crochet technique that creates a closed, tight bottom of a circle. It can be used for hats, place mats, circles and these cute bunnies too! Learn more about the Magic loop (or circle) to use this method.
- Changing Yarn Colors: You can learn more about changing colors in crochet with our free tutorial. This is helpful for a smooth transition from one color to the next in these bunny toys.
- Attaching Parts: You will need to know how to attach arms, legs, heads, and tails to some of these crochet bunny designs.
Supplies for An Amigurumi Easter Bunnies
- Stitch Markers: A stitch marker is important to keep track of the rounds you are working in the bunny patterns. You will work most toy designs in continuous rounds vs joined rounds, so it is critical to be able to keep track of the rounds with this marker.
- Crochet Hook: Most of the patterns will use a smaller sized crochet hook than the yarn they are using calls for. This is because it will create a tighter single crochet stitch in the pattern, which in turn makes a cleaner looking end product.
- Safety Eyes: Most of the crocheted Easter bunny toys you will find to make use safety eyes. These are usually plastic snap together pieces that form an eye in amigurumi. If you prefer not to use safety eyes, you can surface crochet eyes onto almost any bunny pattern instead with yarn or embroidery thread.
- Yarn: While almost any yarn can be used for amigurumi patterns, the most commonly used weight is Light/DK or Medium/Worsted weight yarn. A bunny made with DK yarn will be slightly smaller than one made with worsted weight medium yarn, but that is typically the preferred outcome. I also suggest using a brighter yarn as a beginner because it can be tough to see stitches in dark yarns like black, for example. The types of fiber uses can vary, but the post popular are a cotton yarn or acrylic yarns (they are easy to find in fun colors)
- Pins: Pins make it easy to attach extra pieces (nose, yarn eyes, etc.) of the crocheted toy, so when they are sewn on they are in the correct spot.
- Yarn Needle: You will need this to attach the bunny tail, eyes, and faces etc. as well as weaving in ends. I love using bent tip tapestry needles for amigurumi, but straight needles can be used for eyebrows and lines too.
- Stuffing: Most crochet bunny toys will have stuffing or fiber fill, so this is an important material to have on hand. Polyfill is my personal favorite.
- Scissors: You will need scissors to cut the yarn end when you are done crocheting your bunny design. A good pair of stork scissors are great for cutting yarn smoothly.
- Wooden Stick: A popsicle stick is useful to help fill and shape the amigurumi projects.
- Wire: Sometimes you will see an amigurumi pattern that requires wire to shape the bunny ears, tails and other parts of the rabbit.
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