Somebunny to Love

You have requested crochet, and Caron International has stepped up to the plate to deliver this sweet Bunny Blanket in perfect time for spring, and baby showers—now hop to it! :-)

Bunny Blanket

designed by Deb Richey

Materials

Caron International

Simply Soft Yarn(100% Acrylic) in 18 oz. No. 9701 White (A), 5 oz. No. 9945 Sunshine, (B), 5 oz. No. 9705 Sage, (C), 5 oz. No. 9719 Soft Pink (D)

Simply Soft Brites Yarn (100% Acrylic) in 5 oz. No. 9609 Berry Blue (E)

One size US J-10 (6mm) crochet hook, or size to obtain gauge.

Stitch markers, yarn needle

Instructions

(See placement diagram below)

Notes:

Gauge: In pattern stitch, 16 sts and 15 rows = 4”/10cm; One Square measures approximately

5-1/2” x 5-1/2”/14 x 14cm.

Stitches used are chain (ch), double crochet (dc), half double crochet (hdc), single crochet (sc), slip stitch (sl st), treble crochet (tr).

Special terms are:

sc2tog: Single crochet 2 together—Insert hook in next stitch, yarn over and draw up a loop, (2 loops on hook), insert hook in next stitch, yarn over and draw up a loop, yarn over and draw through all 3 loops on hook.

crossed-tr: Crossed treble crochet—Sk next st, tr in next st, ch 3, tr in st before skipped st.

To change color, work last stitch of old color to last yarn over; yarn over with new color and draw through all loops on hook to complete stitch. Proceed with new color. Do not fasten off old color until instructed, leave old color on WS of work until next needed.

Finished size of piece is approximately 32”/81.5cm wide x 43”/109cm long, including edging.

Solid Square (make 26 – 10 with A, and 4 each with B, C, E, and D)

1. Ch 22.

2. Row 1 (RS): (Sc, dc) in 2nd ch from hook, sk next ch, *(sc, dc) in next ch, sk next ch; repeat from * across to last ch, sc in last ch, turn—21 sts.

3. Rows 2 – 20: Ch 1, (sc, dc) in first st, sk next st, *(sc, dc) in next st, sk next st; repeat from * across to last st, sc in last st, turn.

4.Fasten off, leaving a long tail for sewing.

 

Checkerboard Square (make 9)

1. With B, ch 22.

2. Row 1 (RS): With B, (sc, dc) in 2nd ch from hook, sk next ch, [(sc, dc) in next ch, sk next ch] 4 times; change to C, [(sc, dc) in next ch, sk next ch] 5 times, sc in last ch, turn—21 sts.

3. Row 2: With C, ch 1, (sc, dc) in first st, sk next st, [(sc, dc) in next st, sk next st] 4 times; change to B, [(sc, dc) in next st, sk next st] 5 times, sc in last st, turn.

4. Row 3: With B, ch 1, (sc, dc) in first st, sk next st, [(sc, dc) in next st, sk next st] 4 times; change to C, [(sc, dc) in next st, sk next st] 5 times, sc in last st, turn.

5. Rows 4 – 9: Repeat Rows 2 and 3 three times.

6. Row 10: Repeat Row 2; change to E in last st, turn. Fasten of B and C.

7. Row 11: With E, ch 1, (sc, dc) in first st, sk next st, [(sc, dc) in next st, sk next st] 4 times; change to D, [(sc, dc) in next st, sk next st] 5 times, sc in last st, turn.

8. Row 12: With D, ch 1, (sc, dc) in first st, sk next st, [(sc, dc) in next st, sk next st] 4 times; change to E, [(sc, dc) in next st, sk next st] 5 times, sc in last st, turn.

9. Rows 13 – 20: Repeat Rows 11 and 12 four times.

10. Fasten off.

 

Ear (make 20)

1. Beginning at tip of ear with A, ch 4.

2. Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook, dc in next ch, sc in next ch, turn—3 sts.

3. Row 2: Ch 1, (sc, dc) in first st, sk next st, (sc, dc, sc) in last st, turn—5 sts.

4. Row 3: Ch 1, (sc, dc) in first st, sk next st, (sc, dc) in next st, sk next st, (sc, dc, sc) in last st, turn—7 sts.

5. Row 4: Ch 1, (sc, dc) in first st, sk next st, [(sc, dc) in next st, sk next st] twice, (sc, dc, sc) in last st, turn—9 sts.

6. Rows 5 – 10: Ch 1, (sc, dc) in first st, sk next st, [(sc, dc) in next st, sk next st] 3 times, sc in last st, turn.

7. Row 11: Ch 1, sc in first st, sk next st, dc in next st, sk next st, [(sc, dc) in next st, sk next st] twice, sc in last st, turn—7 sts.

8. Row 12: Ch 1, sc in first st, sk next st, dc in next st, sk next st, (sc, dc) in next st, sk next st, sc in last st, turn—5 sts.

9. Rows 13 and 14: Ch 1, (sc, dc) in first st, sk next st, (sc, dc) in next st, sk next st, sc in last st, turn.

10. Row 15: Ch 1, sc in first st, sk next st, dc in next st, sk next st, sc in last st, turn—3 sts.

11. Round 16: Ch 1, 3 sc in first st, sc in next st, 3 sc in next st, do not turn; work 14 sc evenly across the side edge; working across opposite side of foundation ch, sc in first ch, (sc, hdc, sc) in next ch, sc in next ch; work 14 sc evenly across other side edge; join with sl st in first sc. Note: The (3 sc, sc, 3 sc) at the beginning of Round 16 forms lower edge of ear. Fasten off, leaving a long tail for sewing.

 

Inner Ear (make 20 – 10 with B, and 10 with D)

1. Ch 11.

2. Round 1: 3 sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in next ch, hdc in next 2 ch, dc in next 2 ch, hdc in next 2 ch, sc in next ch, 3 sc in last ch; working across opposite side of foundation ch, sc in next ch, hdc in next 2 ch, dc in next 2 ch, hdc in next 2 ch, sc in next 2 ch; join with sl st in first sc. Fasten off, leaving a long tail for sewing. Center one inner ear over each ear and sew in place.

 

Eye (make 20)

1. With C, ch 3.

2. Round 1 (RS): 9 hdc in 3rd ch from hook; join with sl st in top of beginning ch. Fasten off, leaving a long tail for sewing.

 

Nose (make 10)

1. With E, ch 5.

2. Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in each remaining ch across, turn—4 sc.

3. Row 2: Ch 1, [sc2tog] twice, turn—2 sc.

4. Row 3: Ch 1, sc2tog—1 sc. Fasten off leaving a long tail for sewing.

 

Finishing

1. With RS facing, arrange squares as shown in Assembly Diagram and whipstitch together. Sew ears to A-colored squares in direction shown in Assembly Diagram. Sew eyes onto A-colored squares. With B, embroider whiskers and sew noses onto the A-colored squares, centered under eyes.

 

Edging

1. Join A with sl st in any corner.

2. Round 1: Ch 1, *3 sc in corner, work 20 sc evenly across first square, work 21 sc evenly across next 3 squares, work 20 sc evenly across first square; repeat from * 3 more times; join with sl st in first sc—508 sc.

3. Rounds 2 and 3: Ch 1, hdc in each sc around, working 5 hdc in center sc of each 3-sc corner; join with sl st in first hdc—540 hdc (at end of Round 3). Fasten off.

4. Round 4: Join A with sl st in center hdc of any 5-hdc corner, *sc in next st, hdc in next st, sk next st, tr in next st, ch 3, tr in same st as last hdc made (crossed-tr worked), hdc in same st as first tr of cross st, sc in next st, sl st in next st; repeat from * around—90 crossed-tr.

5. Round 5: *Sc in next 3 sts, 3 sc in next ch-3 sp, sc in next 3 sts, sk sl st; repeat from * around; join with sl st in first sc. Fasten off.

6. Using yarn needle, weave in all ends.

This project submitted courtesy of Caron International.

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12 thoughts on “Somebunny to Love

  1. hey thanks for the pattern, I made one for my new born, he absolutely loves it. I have also made a post on my blog and added your link there. I hope you get more visitors
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