Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Free Bunny Crocheted Coaster Pattern


Free Bunny Crocheted Coaster Pattern
I think bunnies are the cutest Easter decoration. I have them everywhere in my house. My kitchen tablecloth and towels have bunny motifs. I have made bunny potholders and coasters. I have bunnies sitting on my bathroom sink and tabletops. I have a row of bunnies sitting on my fireplace mantle with some very pretty, very good smelling pink and lavender candles.
I have been crocheting bunny coasters this week and I would like to share the pattern I have been using. I haven't written down very many patterns but I think I have everything written as I do it.
Easter Bunny Coaster
Materials:
For each bunny you will need:
Small amount worsted weight yarn, ( White)
Small amount worsted weight yarn, (Pink)
Small amount worsted weight yarn, (blue)
2 - 8 mm. black beads
1 – 5 mm. pink pom pom
white quilting thread and needle
Stitch mark or safety pin
Crochet hook, size F
Finished size: approximately 4 X 6 inches.

Head (using white)
Rnd 1: Ch 4; 11 dc in 4th ch from hook (first 3 chs skipped count as first dc); join with a sl st to 4th ch of beg ch 4. (12 dc. )
Rnd 2: Ch 3 (counts as first dc), dc in joining; * (2 dc) in next dc; rep from * around; join with a sl st to first dc: (24 dc.)
Rnd 3: Ch3 (counts as first dc), dc in joining, dc in next dc; *(2dc in next dc, dc in next dc; rep from * around; join with a sl st to first dc. (36 dc.) Place a maker in last stitch.

Ears: (Using pink)
Row 1: Join yarn with a sl st in the 2nd dc after the marker on the head.; ch 1, sc in joining, sc in next 2 dc (3 sc).
Row 2: Ch 1, turn work; (2 sc) in first st, sc in next sc, (2 sc) in last sc: (5 sc).
Row 3: Ch 1, turn work; sc dec in first 2 sc, sc, sc dec in last 2 sc. (3 sc).
Row 4-6 : Ch 1, turn work; sc in each sc. (3sc.).
Row 7: Ch 1, turn work; sc dec over first 2 sc, sc in last sc. (2 sc).
Row 8: Ch 1, turn work; sc dec over last 2 sc: 1 sc. Fasten off, secure ends.

Opposite Ear: (Using pink)
Row 1: Skip the next 2 dc on bunny head from last ear and join yarn to next dc with a sl st; ch 1, sc in joining, sc in next 2 dc: (3 sc).
Rows 2-8: Rep rows 2-8 for first ear.

Edging: (Using white)
Rnd 1: Pick up marked stitch and evenly sc around bunny ear, placing 3 sc in tip of ear, sc in next 2 dc (between ears), sc evenly around next ear, placing 3 sc in tip of next ear, *(sc in next 2 dc; 2sc in next dc), repeat from*around head.; join with a sl st in first sc. Fasten off, secure ends.

Finishing:
Sew a pink pompom in the center of the head for a nose. Sew on two black beads for eyes. With blue yarn, ch 45 and tie into a bow. Sew bow about an inch under the nose.

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