The Newborn Bunny Crochet Pattern is adorable for spring or any time of the year. But it’s especially cute for those newborn debut photography sessions. It’s an easy and quick pattern to work up and newborn photographers just love this photography prop.
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This pattern now features a tutorial for adding fur! Check that out here: https://brianakdesigns.com/adding-fur-to-your-crochet-or-knit/
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Supplies needed for the Newborn Bunny Crochet Pattern:
5.0mm (H hook), or hook to obtain gauge
Removable stitch markers if needed
Yarn needle to weave in ends
Button or Flower for Embellishment
Clover Jumbo Pom Pom Maker
2 White Craft Pipe Cleaners
Any 4 Ply Worsted Weight Yarn Will Work
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WeCrochet Brava Worsted
100% Premium Acrylic, 218ydd/100g
In colorways White and Blush
95 Yards for Newborn Size
95 Yards for newborn size
sl st- Slip Stitch
sc- Single Crochet
sc2tog- Single Crochet 2 Together
dc- Double Crochet
MC- Magic Circle
Chains DO NOT count as stitch counts
4 x 4 inch swatch = 14 dc stitches x 7 Rows
Newborn Photography Prop Size
Join with a Sl St to the top of the first DC in each round.
For an invisible or seamless finish on the last round, watch this video tutorial:
Newborn Bunny Pattern:
Hat: Newborn (0-3 months)
Round 1: Start with the color white (or brown for brown bunny)
Magic Circle, ch2 and dc 11 inside Magic Circle, join and ch 2
OR another option is: ch 3, dc 11 in the first chain, join and ch 2 (11)
Round 2: 2 dc in each stitch around, join and ch 2 (22)
Round 3: 2 dc in first stitch, dc in next; repeat around. Join and ch 2 (33)
Round 4: 2 dc in the first stitch, dc in next 2; repeat around. Join and ch 2 (44)
Rounds 5-8: dc in each stitch around, join and ch 1 (44)
Round 9: dc in each stitch around, Join and Do Not chain (44)
Round 10: Shell finish:*Skip 1 stitch, dc 3 in next, skip next stitch, sc in next; repeat * around and join with the beginning. Fasten off and weave in ends. (44)
Alternate finish:If you do not want shells at the base of the hat, ch 1, sc in each stitch around for two rounds. Fasten off and weave in ends.
Inner Ear (make 2)
Row 1: Start with color pink (or white)- color you want your inner ear to beCh 5. Sc in 2nd ch from hook, turn and ch 1 (4)
Row 2: 2sc in the first stitch, sc in next 2, sc 2 in last stitch, turn and ch 1 (6)
Row 3: sc in each stitch across, turn and ch 1 (6)
Row 4: sc 2 in the first stitch, sc in next 4, sc 2 in last stitch, turn and ch 1 (8)
Rows 5-10: sc in each stitch across, turn and ch 1 (8)
Row 11: sc2tog, sc in next 4, sc2tog, turn and ch 1 (6)
Row 12: sc in each stitch across, turn and ch 1 (6)
Row 13: sc2tog, sc in next 2, sc2tog, turn and ch 1 (4)
Row 14: Sc2tog twice, turn and ch 1 (2)
Row 15: sc2tog, change to white yarn (or brown yarn) and sc around the outside edge of the ear, join and fasten off. Weave in ends. (1)
Outer Ear (make 2)
Rows 1-14: Repeat rows 1-14 from the inner ear above.
Row 15: sc2tog, sc around the outside edge of the ear with white and join, fasten off and leave a long tail for attaching ears to hat.
Thread the white pipe cleaners through the hat on round 2 and round 4. Shape the pipe cleaners into bunny year shape just smaller than the ears you made.
With the wrong sides facing each other, place the ears over the pipe cleaner. Using your sewing needle stitch the ears together by threading through the outer SC edge.
When working around the bottom edge of the ear, thread through the first side of the ear, through the hat, under the pipe cleaner, through the other side of that, and through the other side of the ear. Join with beginning stitch and fasten off, and weave in ends. Repeat on the other ear.
If desired sew a button or embellishment onto the hat.
Row 1: Start with the color white (or brown)- color you want your bottom cover to be.
Magic Circle, ch 2 and dc 12 in a Magic Circle. Join and Ch 2 (12)
Row 2: dc 2 in each stitch around. Join and ch 2 (24)
Row 3: dc 2 in first stitch, dc in next stitch, repeat around. Join and ch 2 (36)
Row 4: dc 2 in first stitch, dc in next 2 stitches, repeat around. Join and ch 2 (48)
Row 5: dc 2 in first stitch, dc in next 3 stitches, repeat around. Join and ch 2 (60)
Row 6: dc 2 in first stitch, dc in next 4 stitches, repeat around. Join and ch 2 (72)
Row 7: Skip 2 stitches, dc 5 in next stitch, skip 2 stitches, sc; repeat around, join with first, fasten off and weave in ends (72)
Use Pink or White YarnMake a Jumbo Pom Pom using the pom pom maker. Use the long strands of yarn used to tie the center of the pom pom to attach to the middle of the diaper cover by threading them through and tying off.
How to cut and attach faux fur to the Newborn Bunny Crochet Pattern:
Pay attention to the nap, this means to pay attention to the grain of the fabric (the direction the fur lays) so that when attached the fur will look like it’s growing in an upward direction on your crochet piece. To cut the fur, slide your scissors through the long strands and only cut the bottom cloth fabric. You can mark on the back of the fur for a guide.
For the bunny hat, I cut two triangles of fur smaller than the inner ear. This will prevent the hair from looking like it had a bad haircut. Once you cut just the bottom, gently pull the cut piece and the strands of fur will separate. To attach to your crochet, pin the fur in place. Using your sewing needle and thread, whip stitch the cloth part of the fur to the crochet. You will only be sewing through the bottom cloth, leaving the long fur free.
Types of fur and where to purchase:
Approx. a 12-inch by 12-inch piece of faux fabric fur is needed for each set. Fabric fur can be found on many websites. An important factor to remember when purchasing is the pile length, which will determine how long the hair is on the outfit. I mostly look for fur that has a 2-inch pile or longer.
The site I most commonly purchase from is www.fabric.com –On this site, search for Faux Fur Mongolian or Alpaca Faux Fur. This site requires a ½ yard minimum for purchase. However, you can purchase a sample swatch (8 inches by 8 inches) for a reasonable price. Shipping to Canada is about 4 dollars, and to the US is about 2.00. For these same types of fur in smaller amounts, there are vendors that sell on Etsy.
Many times JoAnn’s will carry faux fur fabric. The longer pile fur is often seasonal and found in their red tag sections. Also, check down the ribbon aisle for faux fur ribbon by the yard.JoAnn’s also has a less expensive craft fur option that is often found in the aisle next to the feathers and kids’ beads. It’s sold in sheets or strips.
There are also lots of options on Amazon such as this listing for 4 Pieces of Faux Fur.
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This pattern was originally published in March of 2014, updated March of 2022
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