Free Crochet Pattern

Easter Bunny Eggs

Hop into the colorful world of crochet! These adorable little Easter bunny eggs are the perfect project for your first steps in the world of crochet. The bunny is so easy and quick to make that it is even particularly suitable for children and guarantees a great sense of achievement at the first attempt.

While making up the body, you will learn how to work single crochet stitches in spiral rounds (which is 99% of every amigurumi pattern that you will follow later). For the ears you'll figure out how to crochet a flat piece along a foundation chain. Here's where you'll also gain first experience in making every other basic crochet stitches, such as chain stitch, half double crochet stitch, double and even triple crochet stitches!

And at the end you will have a colorful basket full of cute, handmade bunnies that will bring joy to your Easter nest.

Yarn and Hook Size

It doesn't matter what yarn weight you use for this pattern. Just make sure to adjust the hook size, as well as the size of the safety eyes if choosing a different yarn than the recommended sport weight yarn.

Here's what I used:
Baby weight yarn - size 2 (e.g. Scheepjes Catona, Yarn and Colors Must have, Schachenmeyr Catania)
2.25 mm Crochet Hook
2 black safety toy eyes (ø 5mm)
tapestry needle, pins, scissor, soft stuffing

Finished Size

approx. 10 cm / 4 inch

Abbreviations (US terms)

ch = chain stitch
dc = double crochet stitch
dec = decrease (sc together the next 2 sts)
hdc = half double crochet stitch
inc = increase (2 sc in indicated st)
sc = single crochet stitch
slst = slip stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
rnd(s) = round(s)
tr = triple crochet stitch
°...+...° = work all the sts between ° and ° into the same stitch
[...] ... x = repeat instructions in brackets ... times
(...) = total number of sts worked in specific rnd or row

Body (Egg)

The body is worked top-down in a continuous spiral.
 Make a magic loop from yarn A (contrast color).

01. sc 4 into the magic loop (4)
02. [inc] 4x (8)
03. [sc 1, inc] 4x (12)
04. sc 1, inc, [sc 2, inc] 3x, sc 1 (16)
05. [sc 3, inc] 4x (20)
06. sc 2, inc, [sc 4, inc] 3x, sc 2 (24)
07. [sc 5, inc] 4x (28)
08. sc 3, inc, [sc 6, inc] 3x, sc 3 (32)
09. [sc 7, inc] 4x (36)
10.-14. (5 rnds) sc 36
15. Change to yarn B (white), sc 36
16.-18. (3 rnds)

 sc 36

Place the eyes between rnds 16 and 17 with a distance of 9 sts between the eyes.

19. sc 2, dec, [sc 4, dec] 5x, sc 2 (30)

20. [dec, sc 3] 6x (24)

21. sc 1, dec, [sc 2, dec] 5x, sc 1 (18)

Stuff the body well.

22. [dec, sc 1] 6x (12)

23. [dec] 6x (6)

Cut the yarn, stuff the body a little bit more and close the remaining 6 sts through the front loops.

Bunny Ears (make 2)

Make a foundation chain out of 8 ch from yarn B (white).

01. Along the chain starting in the 2nd chain from hook:

 sc 2, hdc 2, dc 2, °dc 3 + tr 3 + dc 3° into the last st, along the other side of the chain: dc 2, hdc 2, sc 2, ch 1 (22)

02. slst 22

Cut the yarn with a long rest and pull the end through the last st completely. Use the yarn end to sew the ears onto the back side of the body approx. at height of rnd 03.

At last embroider pink cheeks underneath the eyes of your Easter Egg Bunny.


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Selling of finished toys

The design and pattern are copyright and must not be reproduced for resale! You cannot sell finished toys made from this pattern. For your personal use (non-profit) or for charity purposes you are permitted to make as many items from this pattern as you like.

Hoppy Easter!