Sunday, March 3, 2013

Crochet Bunny Peeps Garland Pattern

Doesn't everyone love Peeps at Easter in one form or another? Here's a fun little project that whips up in no time. The bunnies are worked in half double crochet and are about 5 1/2" tall by 2 1/2" wide.

These would be adorable in an assortment of the bright Peeps colors. 
I did see light pink Peeps at Walmart this year so I used what yarn I had on-hand:@) 

I just made this pattern up myself, you'll see that there's a rhythm to it,
once you get the hang of it it goes pretty quickly. 

AC Moore has a bunch of these "funky" yarns for $1 a ball and they always catch my eye. The green kinda reminded me of Easter grass so I used it for my garland. I doubled it by using both ends.
This crazy fuzzy white yarn is a subject for another post...

Definitions:
HDC across=half double crochet in each hole.
HDC DCR=half double crochet decrease. YO, insert hook in first hole, catch the yarn and pull through (3 loops on hook), YO, insert hook in second hole, catch the yarn and pull through (5 loops on hook), YO and pull through all 5 loops on the hook.

Bunny Peeps Garland
Chain 7
Row 1: 2 HDC in 4th hold from hook, HDC across, 2 HDC in last hole, CH 2, turn.
Row 2 & 3: 2 HDC in first hole, HDC across, 2 HDC in last hole, CH 2, turn.
Row 4: HDC across, CH 2, turn.
Row 5 & 6: HDC DCR using first 2 holes, HDC across, HDC DCR using last 2 holes, CH 2, turn.
Row 7 & 8: 2 HDC in first hole, HDC across, 2 HDC in last hole, CH 2, turn.
Row 9: HDC across, CH 2, turn.
Row 10: HDC DCR using first 2 holes, HDC across, HDC DCR using last 2 holes, CH 2, turn.
Row 11 - First Ear: HDC DCR, HDC next 2 holes, CH 2, turn.
*Row 12, 13 & 14: HDC across (should be 3 holes), CH 2, turn.
*Row 15: HDC acorss, CH 1, turn.
*Row 16: Slip stitch in first hole, HDC in middle hole, slip stitch in last hole. Cut yarn and fasten off.
Second Ear: With finished ear to the right, in the next available hole Chain 2, HDC in next hole, HDC DCR using last 2 holes. CH 2, turn.
Repeat from * to complete the second ear.
-Add eyes and a nose with beads or black yarn to your completed bunnies.
-I doubled my green yarn (used the outer strand and the one from the middle too) and simply chained 15 then picked up a stitch on top of the ear, chained 5 between the ears, picked up a stitch in the other ear, then chained 10 between each bunny, and 15 on the other end. These numbers just worked for the thickness of my yarn and gave me a look I liked.

If you try this pattern and something needs to be clarified kindly let me know.

And don't forget my Bunny Egg Holders Tutorial HERE for something cute in the basket...
Easter is early this year, it's time to get hopping on the crafts:@)

28 comments:

  1. These are just adorable, Lynn! Learning to crochet (& knit) is one of my goals for 2013, & I've been watching some online instructions. Whenever I see such cuteness, it just makes me all the more determined to learn this lovely creative craft. Thanks so much for sharing!

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  2. I am so making this today, it is too adorable. And that green yarn is so awesome, it really does look like Easter grass!

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  3. Oh my word, cute, cute, cute. Hugs, Marty

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  4. Adorable! I love the idea of making them in Peeps colors. :)

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  5. Wish I could crochet...I love the green yarn!

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  6. Oh, your garland is so darn cute!! I wish I could crochet!!!

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  7. How cute! I love the bunnies displayed as a garland. :)

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  8. These are ADORABLE!! I was looking for something cute to send my son for Easter. These and the bunny egg holder are so PERFECT!! Thank you!!!

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  9. Love the green yarn and your bunny garland is so cute! Great job. Saving these instructions, thanks for sharing. xo

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  10. I love the bunny garland! How cute!! Peeps!!
    hugs,
    Linda

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  11. What an adorable garland!! I love the grassy looking yarn that the bunnies are hanging from. What a cute project.... I love it!!

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  12. Really CUTE garland Lynn!! I don't get anywhere much further than Walmart, though, and I don't think they carry this line of yarn (I'll double check though!).. And I've NEVER been to an AC Moore. Maybe I can order it, or something like it on line. I can see the green looking cute for a shamrock garland too, yes?!... Thanks for sharing your pattern, and hope you're enjoying your weekend! ~tina

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  13. So stinkin cute!!! Makes me wish I knew how to crochet!
    xo,
    Lisa

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  14. These are as cute as the easter egg covers!!! So, so adorable!

    Velva

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  15. Your bunnies are really adorable, Lynn! To think you just started crocheting, and what fun projects you've made already. I'm impressed!
    xo Beth

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  16. So adorable!Thanks so much for sharing. Would love to have you visit me sometime.
    Have a fabulous week!
    Hugs from Portugal,

    Ana Love Craft
    www.lovecraft2012.blogspot.com

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  17. Aren't you the crafty one! I love those little guys. Very cute.

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  18. Your bunny garland is the best! Adorable!

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  19. Wow, Lynn, these are terrific! That bunny garland is a winner.

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  20. ADORABLE Lynn! I'm a big fan of peeps, not the eating of them so much though :) Wonderful yarn~ can't wait to see what you whip up with your white!

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  21. This is one of those projects where I would love to know how to crochet! That bunny garland is adorable! Thanks for stopping by my blog!

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  22. So cute! You are really getting to be a whiz with those hooks :)

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  23. Oh is this cute!! Pinning this to inspire me learning to crochet. Thanks for linking to the Craftastic Monday party at Sew Can Do:)

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  24. O MY!! These are so cute!! Makes me want to start crocheting which I have not done in years....


    Hugs,
    Deb

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  25. I've featured this at the newest Craftastic Monday Link Party at Sew Can Do & pinned it as a favorite pick too. Stop by to check it out & grab a Featured On button:)

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