Bunny Surprise by Joy Clements

Bunny Surprise

Crochet
March 2018
Sport (12 wpi) ?
24 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
2.5 mm
3.0 mm
3.5 mm (E)
49 - 55 yards (45 - 50 m)
US
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Description
This little bunny has a surprise inside! Designed to fit around a Kinder Surprise egg, a plastic Easter egg, or a real egg, this cutie will delight the young and the young at heart.

This pattern is worked in the round, amigurumi style, in a spiral pattern without joining rounds.
The bunny is made in two halves, from the top down & from the base up. It is then hinged together at the back with a number of stitches.

Crochet Level - Pattern is suitable for beginners and up. This is a 10 page photo tutorial style pattern with detailed explanations of each step
It will only take you three - four hours to make one bunny.

Materials

  • Ferrero Kinder Surprise egg (where available)

  • OR - foil wrapped medium sized chocolate Easter egg

  • OR - plastic two-part fillable Easter egg (size: 14 cm (5 1/2 inch) circumference or 45 mm (1 3/4 inch) diameter, 10cm (4in) height) You could put your own treats & surprises inside of the egg for a special Easter gift

  • OR - XL sized boiled egg.

  • OR - stuff with polyester fibre filling and sew the two halves of the bunny together all the way around as a cute toy suitable for baby or toddler age and up. Maybe also could be made into a rattle.

  • Crochet Hook: 2.5mm (you could also use size B -2.25mm or size C - 2.75mm, or the hook size needed to obtain gauge)

  • Dark brown stranded embroidery thread (I used DMC 898) - 55 cm / 22 inch

  • Yarn needle

  • Embroidery or chenille needle

  • Scissors

  • Stitch markers

  • Pins- round headed, preferably black

  • Kitchen fork

  • Beading thread or waxed linen thread

Stonewashed yarn colours used: 835: Rhodochrosite, 828: Larimar, 833: Beryl, 819: New Jade, 834: Morganite

Stonewashed yarn amounts used:
Colour A: 6 grams for top of egg, 4 grams for pair of ears (10g total)
Colour B: 4 grams for base, 3 grams for pair of feet, 1 gram for pompom tail. (8 g total)

Other suitable yarns may be:
(some of these are a heavier weight than Stonewashed, some a lighter weight, so choose your hook accordingly.) Scheepjes Catona, Scheepjes Catona Denim, Schachenmayr Catania, Paintbox Cotton DK, Paintbox Simply DK, Stylecraft Special DK, DMC Natura Cotton

Finished size: 10cm (4in) height

I hope you love your little bunny and if you give one away, enjoy the huge smile on your friend’s face when they see the Surprise inside!

I would love to see your finished Bunnies! Please snap a photo and pop it on your Instagram with the tag #bunnysurprise and tag me @crochetroad so I can see your beautiful makes! Alternatively you can share it to my Facebook Page - @Crochet Road and remember to tag #bunnysurprise on Facebook also.

Aside from the original Scheepjes Stonewashed yarn, this pattern has been tested successfully with Paintbox Simply DK (2.5mm hook) and Paintbox Cotton DK (3.5mm hook, add extra round for top and base.)

This pattern is an original Crochet Road design and is for personal use only. It may not be copied, shared, translated, published, altered, edited or distributed either online or offline.

You are free to sell items made from this pattern, as long as they are made by yourself in a limited number. Please mention Crochet Road as designer, and use your own photos to promote and sell your items. Thank you and have a wonderful day!

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