Last year I shared my Mini Chick Wall Hanging pattern which so many of you loved and now I’m bringing you the Mini Bunny Wall Hanging crochet pattern (say that 10x fast haha). I wanted it to be a companion to the chick wall hanging so I tweaked the chart a bit, added some different features and there you have it, a sweet little bunny.
It works up fast using the intarsia crochet method and is perfect for Easter and Spring markets. It’s also a great piece for practicing colour changes and reading crochet charts.
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- Worsted weight yarn in white (w), background colour (bc) and bow colour (I used 4 Seasons Spot Saver USA)
- 5mm crochet hook
- 4mm crochet hook
- 10mm safety eyes
- 4 ply yarn in black or black embroidery floss
- 6mm dowel rod (see notes section)
- Twine/yarn for hanging
- Yarn needle, scissors
- ch – chain
- sc – single crochet
- hdc – half double crochet
- dc – double crochet
- sl st – slip stitch
- st/s – stitch/es
- (…) – indicates stitch count at end of round
- […] – repeat the instructions in brackets
The pattern is written using US terminology and measures approximately 4.5” x 5.25” (11.5cm x 13.5cm) not including the fringe, when using the materials listed.
The free pattern is just the graph and written instructions for the ears/bow plus assembly instructions. The full written pattern is available to purchase HERE.
The wall hanging is worked in rows of single crochet from the bottom up using the intarsia crochet method. All colour changes take place in the last yarn over of the previous colour.
Ch 1 and turn at the beginning of each row. The ch 1 does not count as a stitch.
The pattern is written as: # of single crochet stitches (colour abbreviation), example: 6 sc (w) means 6 sc in the colour white.
WALL HANGING (5mm hook, starting with white)
R25: Turn. [Sl st] x18 (18)
Fasten off leaving a long tail of about 70cm for attaching to the hanging rod. Weave in or knot and trim ends.
Insert safety eyes between R6 and R7, 5 sts from each edge and 6 sts apart. Trim off the backs of the eyes.
Using 4 ply yarn or embroidery floss, sew a nose between R5 and R6 centred between the eyes. Start by making horizontal sts over 2 sts. Go over the nose approx. 5-6 times or until you get your desired look. Now make a single vertical st down from the centre of the nose spanning over 3 rows.
EARS (4mm hook – make 2, white)
R1: Ch 8, sc in 2nd ch from hook and next 2 chs, hdc in next 2, dc in next, 5 dc in last ch. Working down other side of ch – dc in next, hdc in next 2, sc in last 3 chs (17)
Fasten off leaving a long tail for sewing.
Sew the ears to the top of the head starting on either side of R12 and ending on R13. The ears will be very slightly angled and cover the 2 background sts on R12. Sew them at the base and 1/2 way up each side leaving the tips of the ears free. Weave in ends.
BOW (4mm hook)
R1: Ch 8, hdc in third ch from hook and in each ch across (6)
R2: Ch 1, turn. [Hdc] x6 (6)
Fasten off and weave in ends.
Pinch together in the centre. Using a long length of yarn, wrap around the middle of the bow (approx. 4-5 times) and tie ends in a knot at the back. Leave the remaining yarn tails for sewing. Sew at an angle covering the bottom of the right ear.
ATTACHING THE FRINGE
To create the fringe, cut 12” pieces of white yarn. Each piece of fringe is made up of 3 strands.
Starting with the left most foundation chain, attach fringe in every 2nd chain and ending in the last chain (you will have 2 side by side). Trim the ends so that they’re even.
ATTACHING TO THE ROD
Weave the leftover yarn tail over and under the dowel from front to back and through the first stitch. Repeat in each stitch across. Weave in end.
To hang the project, wrap twine or yarn several times around one end of the dowel and tie a knot at the back. Determine the length you want for your hanging loop and repeat the process on the other end of the dowel. Trim off any excess.
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