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DROPS Extra 0-766 by DROPS Design
"The most beautiful Easter bunny! Will make a great gift in the Easter egg"
Crochet DROPS Easter bunny with flower in ”Paris”.
DROPS Extra 0-766
DROPS design: Pattern no W-017-BN
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Measurements: approx. height 22 cm

Materials: DROPS PARIS from Garnstudio
100 g colour no 17, off white
Some left-over yarn colour no 06, shocking pink
Some left-over yarn colour no 20, light pink
Some left-over yarn colour no 33, medium pink
Some left-over yarn colour no 15, black

DROPS CROCHET HOOK SIZE 4 mm - or size needed to get 16 dc = width 10 cm.

DROPS CROCHET HOOK SIZE 3 mm - for flower and ears.

Accessories: Some cotton wool for filling

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Yarn type
  • DROPS PARIS UNI COLOUR (50g)
    1.80 GBP
  • DROPS PARIS RECYCLED DENIM (50g)
    1.40 GBP
Yarn type
  • DROPS PARIS UNI COLOUR (50g)
    2.00 EUR
  • DROPS PARIS RECYCLED DENIM (50g)
    1.50 EUR
NOTE: This pattern is written in British English. All measurements in charts are in cm. For conversion from cm to inch - click here. There are different terms for crocheting in British and American English. If this pattern includes crochet, click for "crochet terms" here. For this pattern in American English, please click here.
CROCHET INFO:

MAGIC CIRCLE:
When piece is worked in the round, start with this technique to avoid holes in the middle (instead of ch-ring): Hold the yarn end and wind the yarn one time around the index finger to make a loop. Hold the loop with left thumb and middle finger, place the thread over left index finger. Insert hook through the loop, make a YO and pull thread through loop, work 1 ch, then work dc around the loop. When the desired no of dc have been reached, pull the yarn end to tighten the loop. Fasten the yarn end on the back side. Continue to work in the round in a circle.

WORK IN THE ROUND IN A CIRCLE:
After last dc on the round, continue to next round with 1 dc in next dc (= first dc on next round). NOTE: Insert a marker at the beg of round between last dc and first dc on the round, move the marker upwards.

WORKING 2 DC TOG:
* Insert hook in next st, get thread *, repeat from *-* one more time, make a YO and pull thread through all 3 sts on hook.

COLOUR CHANGE - DC:
To get a nice colour change work last dc on round as follows: Insert hook in last st, get thread, make a YO with the new colour and pull it through all sts on hook. Continue on to next round with the new colour.
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HEAD:
Start at the top of the head by making a Magic circle - READ EXPLANATION ABOVE - on hook size 4 mm with Paris off white.
ROUND 1: Work 8 dc in the circle. READ WORK IN THE ROUND IN A CIRCLE.
ROUND 2: 2 dc in every dc = 16 dc.
ROUND 3: * 1 dc in next dc, 2 dc in next dc *, repeat from *-* the rest of the round = 24 dc.
ROUND 4: * 1 dc in the next 2 dc, 2 dc in next dc *, repeat from *-* the rest of the round = 32 dc.
ROUND 5: Work 1 dc in every dc = 32 dc.
ROUND 6: * 1 dc in the next 3 dc, 2 dc in next dc *, repeat from *-* the rest of the round = 40 dc.
ROUND 7: Work 1 dc in every dc = 40 dc.
ROUND 8: * 1 dc in the next 4 dc, 2 dc in next dc *, repeat from *-* the rest of the round = 48 dc.
ROUND 9-12: Work 1 dc in every dc = 48 dc on the round.
ROUND 13: * 1 dc in the next 6 dc, then crochet the next 2 dc tog * - See explanation above, repeat from *-* the rest of the round = 42 dc.
ROUND 14: * 1 dc in the next 5 dc, then crochet the next 2 dc tog *, repeat from *-* the rest of the round = 36 dc.
ROUND 15: Work 1 dc in every dc = 36 dc.
ROUND 16: * 1 dc in the next 4 dc, then crochet the next 2 dc tog *, repeat from *-* the rest of the round = 30 dc.
ROUND 17: Work 1 dc in every dc = 30 dc.
ROUND 18: * 1 dc in the next 3 dc, then crochet the next 2 dc tog *, repeat from *-* the rest of the round = 24 dc.
ROUND 19: * 1 dc in the next 2 dc, then crochet the next 2 dc tog *, repeat from *-* the rest of the round = 18 dc.
ROUND 20: * 1 dc in next dc, then crochet the next 2 dc tog *, repeat from *-* the rest of the round = 12 dc.
Cut and fasten the thread. Fill the head with some cotton wool.

BODY:
Start at the bottom of body by making a magic circle in shocking pink.
ROUND 1: Work 6 dc in the circle.
ROUND 2: 2 dc in every dc = 12 dc.
ROUND 3: * 1 dc in next dc, 2 dc in next dc *, repeat from *-* the rest of the round = 18 dc. Switch to light pink in last dc - READ COLOUR CHANGE - DC.
ROUND 4: * 1 dc in the next 2 dc, 2 dc in next dc *, repeat from *-* the rest of the round = 24 dc - switch to shocking pink in last dc.
ROUND 5: * 1 dc in the next 3 dc, 2 dc in next dc *, repeat from *-* the rest of the round = 30 dc. Switch to light pink in last dc.
ROUND 6: * 1 dc in the next 4 dc, 2 dc in next dc *, repeat from *-* the rest of the round = 36 dc. Switch to shocking pink in last dc.
ROUND 7: Work 1 dc in every dc = 36 dc. Switch to light pink in last dc.
ROUND 8: Work 1 dc in every dc = 36 dc. Switch to shocking pink in last dc.
ROUND 9: Work as 7th round.
ROUND 10: Work as 8th round.
ROUND 11: Work as 7th round - but switch to off white instead of light pink in last dc.
ROUND 12-13: Work 1 dc in every dc = 36 dc on the round.
ROUND 14: * 1 dc in the next 4 dc, then crochet the next 2 dc tog *, repeat from *-* the rest of the round = 30 dc.
ROUND 15-16: Work 1 dc in every dc = 30 dc on the round.
ROUND 17: * 1 dc in the next 3 dc, then crochet the next 2 dc tog *, repeat from *-* the rest of the round = 24 dc.
ROUND 18-19: Work 1 dc in every dc = 24 dc on the round.
ROUND 20: * 1 dc in the next 2 dc, then crochet the next 2 dc tog *, repeat from *-* the rest of the round = 18 dc.
ROUND 21: Work 1 dc in every dc = 18 dc.
ROUND 22: * 1 dc in next dc, then crochet the next 2 dc tog *, repeat from *-* the rest of the round = 12 dc.
Cut the thread and keep 30 cm for assembly. Fill the body with some cotton wool.

LEG:
Start at the bottom of leg by making a magic circle in medium pink.
ROUND 1: Work 4 dc in the circle.
ROUND 2: 2 dc in every dc = 8 dc.
ROUND 3-4: Work 1 dc in every dc = 8 dc on round - switch to off white in last dc on 4TH ROUND.
ROUND 5-18: Work 1 dc in every dc = 8 dc on the round.
Cut the thread and keep 20 cm for assembly. Fill leg with some cotton wool. Work another leg the same way.

ARM:
Start at the bottom of arm by making a magic circle in medium pink on hook size 4 mm. Work as ROUND 1-4 for leg.
ROUND 5: Work 1 dc in the next 6 dc, then crochet the next 2 dc tog = 7 dc.
ROUND 6-15: Work 1 dc in every dc = 7 dc on the round.
Cut the thread and keep 20 cm for assembly. Fill half the arm with some cotton wool. Work another arm the same way.

TAIL:
Start by making a magic circle with light pink on hook size 4 mm.
ROUND 1: Work 4 dc in the circle.
ROUND 2: 2 dc in every dc = 8 dc.
ROUND 3-4: Work 1 dc in every dc = 8 dc on the round.
Cut the thread and keep 20 cm for assembly (do not fill with cotton wool).

EAR:
Start at the bottom of the ear by making 8 ch (7 ch + 1 ch to turn with) on hook size 3 mm with off white.
ROW 1: Work 1 dc in every ch from 2nd ch on hook = 7 dc. Turn piece.
ROW 2-8: 1 ch, 1 dc in every dc, turn piece = 7 dc on row.
ROW 9: 1 ch, skip 1st dc, 1 dc in the next 4 dc, skip next dc, 1 dc in last dc = 5 dc. Turn piece.
ROW 10: 1 ch, 1 dc in every dc = 5 dc. Turn piece.
ROW 11: 1 ch, skip 1st dc, 1 dc in the next 2 dc, skip next dc, 1 dc in last dc = 3 dc. Turn piece.
ROW 12: 1 ch, skip 1st dc, work the next 2 dc tog = 1 dc.
Cut and fasten the thread. Work another ear the same way.

FLOWER:
Work on hook size 3 mm with shocking pink as follows:
ROUND 1: Work 4 ch and form a ring with 1 sl st in 1st ch. Work 1 ch, then work 6 dc in ch-ring, finish round and switch to light pink as follows: Insert hook in 1st dc on round, make a YO with light pink and pull the new thread through all sts on hook.
ROUND 2: * Work 4 ch, 1 sl st in next dc from 1st round *. Repeat from *-* a total of 5 times. Then work 4 ch, finish round and switch to shocking pink as follows: Insert hook in 1st dc on 1st round, make a YO with shocking pink and pull the new thread through all sts on hook = 6 leaves in light pink.
ROUND 3: * Work 5 ch, fold next leaf from 2ND ROUND towards you and work on the back of the leaf as follows: Insert hook in next dc from 1st round (to the right of sl st from 2nd round), 1 sl st *. Repeat from *-* a total of 5 times, finish with 5 ch and 1 sl st in 1st dc from 1st round = 6 leaves in shocking pink. Cut the thread and keep 20 cm for assembly.

ASSEMBLY:
Fold the bottom of the ears on the middle and sew on to the head. Sew the flower below one ear. Sew a cross for nose with medium pink and eyes with black. Sew the head on to body with neat little stitches.
Sew the legs and the arms on to each side of body with neat little stitches. Sew the tail to the back of body.

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