Bunny Easter Peeps


Materials: 
- In the yarn weight of your choice – approximately 80 yards, any color 
(I used Sugar N’ Cream cotton yarn for the yellow peep, Hobby Lobby I Love this Cotton for the green peep, and Red Heart Super Saver for the pink peep)
- Suggested hook size: 3.5mm
- 3 x 6mm safety eyes

My peeps measure approximately 5” tall when made with the above materials.

You can use any weight yarn or thread that you are comfortable using. You do not need to use what I used, just adjust your hook size accordingly.

Stitch abbreviations:
Sc: single crochet
Inc: increase
Dec: decrease
Sl st: slip stitch
Ch: chain 

Body & Head
R1: Ch 11, sc in 2nd ch from hook, 8 sc, 3 sc in last ch. Working on the other side of the chain, 8 sc, sc inc x 1 (22)
R2: sc inc x 1, 8 sc, sc inc x 3, 8 sc, sc inc x 2 (28)
R3: sc inc x 1, 10 sc, sc inc x 1, 2 sc, sc inc x 1, 10 sc, sc inc x 1, 2 sc (32)
R4: sc inc x 1, 12 sc, sc inc x 1, 2 sc, sc inc x 1, 12 sc, sc inc x 1, 2 sc (36)
R5-10: 36 sc (36)
R11: sc dec x4, 8 sc, sc dec x5, 8 sc, sc dec x 1. (26)
R12: 1 sc, sc dec x 1, 8 sc, sc dec x 1, 1 sc, sc dec x1, 8 sc, sc dec x 1 (22)
R13: 22 sc (22)
R14: sc inc x 3, 8 sc, sc inc x 3, 8 sc (28)
R15: 2 sc, sc inc x 1, 1 sc, sc inc x 1, 11 sc, sc inc x 1, 1 sc, sc inc x 1, 9 sc (32)
R16-19: 32 sc (32)
R20: 3 sc, sc dec x 1, 1 sc, sc dec x 1, 11 sc, sc dec x 1, 1 sc, sc dec x 1, 8 sc (28)
R21: 2 sc, sc dec x 3, 8 sc, sc dec x 3, 6 sc (22)
Place safety eyes between rows 18 & 19, 6 sts apart.
Place a 3rd safety eye for nose between rows 16 & 17.
Stuff firmly. 

Left Ear
R1: 9 sc, then in next st, reach across to the corresponding st on the opposite side, and sc these two stitches together.
R2: Turn and continue working the ear in a circle: sc inc x 1, 2 sc, sc inc x 3, 3 sc, sc inc x 1. (15) 
Skip the sc you placed in the center to stitch the head together and continue working around the ear. R3-6: 15 sc (15)
R7: (3 sc, sc dec) x3 (12)
R8: (2sc, sc dec) x3 (9)
R9: (1 sc, sc dec) x3 (6)
Stuff firmly, fasten off and close up top of ear.





Right Ear 
R1: Join yarn to middle stitch, 10 sc, then sc again across the center st to secure the head closure. (10) 
R2: sc inc x 1, 2 sc, sc inc x 3, 3 sc, sc inc x 1 (15) Again skip the middle stitch and continue around the ear.
R3-6: 15 sc (15)
R7: (3 sc, sc dec) x3 (12)
R8: (2 sc, sc dec) x3 (9)
R9: (1 sc, sc dec) x3 (6)
Stuff firmly, fasten off and close up top of ear. 

You're done! 

I hope you have enjoyed making your peeps as much as I enjoyed designing them. No unauthorized reproduction or distribution of this pattern or content, in whole or in part, is permitted. You are free to sell any dolls made with this pattern, but please give credit when doing so. A link back to the pattern page is appreciated. 

Any additional questions regarding the use of the pattern publication please send an email to neogurumi@gmail.com 

Copyright 2017, Jessica Doering, Neogurumi

4 comments:

  1. Love this pattern. Downloading to make some for my charity group. Wish I had a bit more time before Easter. Thank you.

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  2. I've got quite a few balls of 8ply 4 Seasons flinders cotton. Do you think this would work for this pattern? Thanks for your feedback. On the wrapper it says: 115m per ball, 4mm needle,etc.

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  3. Super cute !! Thanks for sharing!!

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  4. Putting them in a cute basket and going into the church auction. Super cute! Thank you!

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