Bunny Cuddle Blankie
Small and cuddly, this adorable carry-along blankie is perfect for little ones. The easy pattern is quick to crochet and ideal for the next baby shower!
Pattern #: LW4210
Designed by: Salena Baca
Project Type: Baby, Child, Seasonal, Easter
Skill Level Easy
- RED HEART® With Love®: 1 skein each of 1308 Tan A, 1704 Bubble Gum B and 1321 Chocolate C
- Susan Bates® Crochet Hook: 5.5 mm [US I-9]
- Yarn needle
- Stitch markers
Additional Supplies Needed:
GAUGE: 12 sts and 9 rows hdc = 4″ (10 cm). CHECK YOUR GAUGE. Use any size hook to obtain the gauge.
Blankie measures 11” (28 cm) wide x 13” (33 cm) long.
Head measures 10” (25.5 cm) in circumference and 3½” (9 cm)
Single crochet 2 together (sc2tog): [Insert hook in next st, yarn over, draw yarn through st] twice, yarn over, draw yarn though 3 loops on hook.
Half double crochet 2 together (hdc2tog): [Yarn over, insert hook in next st, yarn over and draw up a loop] twice as indicated, yarn over, draw yarn through all loops on hook.
Half double crochet 3 together (hdc3tog): [Yarn over, insert hook in next st, yarn over and draw up a loop] 3 times as indicated, yarn over, draw yarn through all loops on hook.
EAR (make 2 with A for outer ear, and 2 with B for inner ear)
Row 1 (right side): Dc in 4th ch from hook and in each of next 10 ch, 6 dc in last ch, working across opposite side of foundation ch, dc in each of next 11 ch, ch 2, sl st in last ch—30 dc. Fasten off, leaving a 6” (15 cm) sewing length.
Place 1 inner and 1 outer ear together, with wrong sides are together, matching stitches.
Edging: With inner ear facing, leaving a 6” (15 cm) sewing length, join A with a slip st in bottom right-hand corner through double thickness of assembled ear, ch 1, working through double thickness, sc in each st around top of ear, to bottom left-hand corner—30 sc. Fasten off, leaving a 6” (15 cm) sewing length.
With A make an adjustable ring.
Round 1: Ch 1, work 6 sc in ring, do not join—6 sc. Work in a spiral. Place marker in first st of round and move marker up as work progresses.
Round 2: 2 sc in each st around—12 sc.
Round 3: *2 sc in next st, sc in next st; repeat from * around—18 sc.
Round 4: *2 sc in next st, sc in each of next 2 sts; repeat from * around—24 sc.
Round 5: *2 sc in next st, sc in each of next 3 sts; repeat from * around—30 sc.
Round 6: *2 sc in next st, sc in each of next 4 sts; repeat from * around—36 sc.
Round 7-12: Sc in each st around—36 sc. Do not fasten off. Drop loop to be picked up later.
Flatten Head. Place markers on row 3 for ear placement. For each marked side, use a crochet hook to pull A tails through rows 3 and 4 of head; knot together on inside of head to secure. Use a crochet hook to pull B tails through head 3 stitches back from where A tails are attached; knot together on inside of head to secure. With a 24” (61 cm) length of C and yarn needle, work straight stitches in the shape of a T for nose and mouth as pictured. With C, work 1 French knot for each eye as pictured. Weave in ends.
Round 13: Pick up dropped loop at end of Round 12 of Head, *sc2tog over next 2 sts, sc in each of next 4 sts; repeat from * around—30 sc.
Round 14: *Sc2tog over next 2 sts, sc in each of next 3 sts; repeat from * around—24 sc.
Round 15: *Sc2tog over next 2 sts, sc in each of next 2 sts; repeat from * around—18 sc. Do not fasten off. Stuff Head with polyfill stuffing.
With face forward and Ears on either side, flatten last round of Head. If hook is not positioned at side of flattened round, sc in each st across to fold directly under right ear.
Row 1 (right side): Ch 2 (does not count as a st here and throughout), working through double thickness of last round of Head, matching sts, hdc in each st across, turn— 9 hdc.
Row 2: Ch 2, 2 hdc in first st, hdc in each of next 7 sts, 2 hdc in last st—11 hdc.
Rows 3-12: Ch 2, 2 hdc in first st, hdc in each st across to last st, 2 hdc in last st—31 hdc at end of last row.
Row 13: Ch 2, hdc in each st across, turn.
Row 14: Ch 2, hdc2tog over first 2 sts, hdc in each of next 27 sts, hdc2tog over last 2 sts, turn—29 sts
Row 15-27: Ch 2, hdc2tog over first 2 sts, hdc in each st across to last 2 sts, hdc2tog over last 2 sts, turn—3 sts at end of last row.
Row 28: Ch 2, hdc3tog over next 3 sts—1 st. Fasten off A.
Border and Knot Hands:
With right side facing, join A with a slip st in base of first st of Row 1 of Blankie, ch 1, working across side edge of Blankie, work 2 sc in each of first 12 row-end sts, *ch 17, hdc in third ch from hook and each ch across (first hand made)*, work 2 sc in each of next 15 row-end sts ending at bottom tip, sc in tip of Blankie, working across other side edge, work 2 sc in each of next 15 row-end sts, repeat from * to * for second hand, work 2 sc in each of next 12 row-end sts. Fasten off A.
FINISHING: Weave in ends. Ties each Hand in an overhand knot at base of Hand.
A, B, C = color A, B, C; ch = chain; hdc = half double crochet; sc = single crochet; st(s) = stitch(es); ( ) = work directions in parentheses in same st; [ ] = work directions in brackets the number of times specified; * = repeat whatever follows the * as indicated.