Easter Bunny Finger Puppets by Jarta Jasmine

Easter Bunny Finger Puppets 4


I am so tired of the snow, sleet, and cold wind. Spring cannot be here soon enough as far as I’m concerned. I find myself drawn towards spring color palettes and lighter weight fiber lately. Maybe if I will it, it will come…soon. Amigurumi in pastels, barefoot sandals, and Sophie’s Universe CAL are just a few of the items that have caught my attention lately.

My eyes and brain needs COLOR.This is unusual for me because I’m usually drawn towards more earthy, muted colors. I blame the snow. So. Much. Snow. All that crisp white fluff is now turning into a muddy mess.

And then there are the bunnies… Everywhere I look on the Internet lately someone is sharing bunny rabbit cuteness. The cats of the Internet have competition.

So, just like that catchy tune you can’t get out of your head until you give into the madness and just turn the knob up to 11 on that turntable and jam it out of your system, I knew the only way to get the bunnies and colors out of my head was to make them.

Easter Bunny Finger Puppets by Jarta Jasmine

 

Easter Bunny Finger Puppets

This pattern is written in US terms. It is worked in the round.

A PDF version of this pattern may be purchased for download here.

Stitches:

    • ch = chain stitch
    • sc = single crochet
    • sc inc = single crochet increase (2 sc in one stitch)
    • sc2tog = single crochet two together (single crochet decrease)
    • sc3tog = single crochet three together
    • sl st = slip stitch

Materials:

    • Worsted weight yarn (Weight 4) – approximately 3.5 grams for one
        • Hobby Lobby, I Love This Yarn, Amethyst
        • Hobby Lobby, I Love This Yarn, Hot Rose
        • Hobby Lobby, I Love This Yarn, Turquoise
        • Hobby Lobby, I Love This Yarn Neons, Yellow Neon
    • Size F (3.75 mm) crochet hook
    • Tapestry Needle for weaving ends
    • Brown thread or felt for eyes and nose (optionally, you may choose to use fabric paint)

Gauge: 

Gauge is irrelevant for this pattern

Body

Ch 14. Form a ring and join with a slip stitch to first chain.
Rounds 1-5: Sc in each chain. Continue in rounds with sc in each sc. Mark rounds with stitch marker, thread or simply count stitches to total 70. [70 sc in rounds]
Round 6: (Sc3tog, sc2tog, sc2tog) 2 times. [6 sc]
Round 7: (3 sc in next st, 2 sc inc) 2 times [14 sc]
Rounds 8-10: sc in ea sc [42 sc in rounds]
Round 11: (sc2tog, sc, sc2tog, 2 sc) 2 times [10 sc]
Round 12: 10 sc
Round 13: 2 sc, sc inc (place stitch marker in 2nd sc of increase), 4 sc, sc inc (place stitch marker in 2nd sc of increase), 2 sc. [12 sc]

Ears

First ear:

Round 14: 3 sc, turning to work in 2nd marked stitch, work 3 sc. [6 sc]
Rounds 15-17: Continuing in rounds of 6 sc just made to form 1st ear, sc in each sc. [18 sc in rounds] Fasten off leaving long tail to close ear.

Second ear:

Round 14: Attach with sc in next unworked sc of row 9  round 13 (1st marked stitch). Work 5 more sc. [6 sc]
Rounds 15-17: Continuing in rounds in the 6 sc just made to form 2nd ear. [18 sc in rounds] Fasten off leaving long tail to close ear.

Weave ends through stitches to bind off ears. Weave in and hide remaining tails.

Embroider or glue felt eyes and nose to finish.


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4 thoughts on “Easter Bunny Finger Puppets

  • Kathy Mehrzad

    Hi I bought the pattern but am confused on the rows where there are increases. Anyway you could explain a bit easier for me, as I’m a beginner? I know I could count the stitches and I think somewhere I was off but couldn’t figure out why. Thank you.

    • Melody Post author

      Kathy – I just now saw your inquiry here and the message you sent via email.

      To answer your first email question – 2 sc inc = 2 sc in each of the next two stitches. You will have 4 stitches made in 2 consecutive stitches of the previous round.

      Round 14 is a bit tricky. There are two spots marked with stitch markers. After finishing the first three stitches of round 14, the 2nd stitch marker should be on the opposite side of the round from your current stitch. You are turning your piece to work into that 2nd marked stitch. This forms the base of the ear by cutting across the opening formed by the rounds.

      Hope this helps!

  • Jessica

    I’m confused about round 7 – it says (3sc in next stc, 2sc in)x2 then end up with 14sts, but that doesn’t add up to 14, it would create 10sts. And there isn’t enough sts to do (3sc, inc)x2. That would require 8sts from the previous round. Is there a typo, or am I not understanding something? Thanks so much!