Easter is right around the corner and instead of buying a real bunny only to give it to the pound a week later ( don't get me started on this topic) why not make a crocheted bunny for your child instead?
I have been using my tiny yarn balls to make many colors of these little guys.
What you need:
Scrap worsted weight yarn
Size F (3.75mm) hook
Polyester fiber fill
work in continuous rounds, do not join
- Chain 2
- Round 1: Work 6 sc in first chain
- Round 2: *2 sc in next st, sc in next st, rep from * around - 9 st
- Round 3: *2 sc in next st, sc in next 2sts, rep from * around - 12 st
- Round 4: *2 sc in next st, sc in next st, rep from * around - 18 st
- Round 5: sc around -18 st
- Round 6: *sc2tog, sc in each of next 4 sts, rep from * around - 15 st
- Round 7: *2 sc in next st, sc in next 4sts, rep from * around - 18 st
- Rounds 8-9: sc around -18 st
- Round 10: *2 sc in next st, sc in next 5sts, rep from * around - 21 st
- Round 11: *2 sc in next st, sc in next 6sts, rep from * around - 24 st
- Round 12: sc around -24 st
- Round 13:*sc2tog, sc in each of next 2 sts, rep from * around - 18 st
- Round 14:*sc2tog, sc in each of next 1 sts, rep from * around - 12 st
- Stuff (firmly)
- Round 15:*sc2tog around - 6 st
- Finish off and weave in ends
Chain 13, sc down chain, work 3 sc in last chain, work back up other side of chain, work 2 sc in first chain, slip stitch to join. Break yarn leaving 6 inch tail, weave tail to middle of strip and tie knot around middle. Sew to head using tail of yarn. Position ears anyway you wish.
Make a small pompom. I wrapped yarn 50 around a L hook to make mine. Sew to back end of bunny.
If you don't want to make yarn pompoms store made ones can be hot glued on instead.