Bunny Square Free Crochet Pattern an Easter Blanket Square

Mar 9, 2023 | Crochet patterns

The Bunny Square is a free Easter Granny Square pattern by Nana’s Crafty Home!

Bunny Square free crochet pattern

I am so excited to announce a new series of spring Easter themed granny square patterns that will be released over the next couple of weeks for free on the blog!

After the success and popularity of my Christmas Granny Square Blanket I knew that a spring Easter themed granny square blanket needed to designed this year.

Christmas crochet blanket free granny square pattern
Such a fun and cute Christmas blanket!

I am currently working on the designs for the additional squares for the blanket but so far have the next 2 squares ready to go – a chick and a lamb – so be sure to check back for those.

I was determined to shop my own yarn stash for this project so I am using different colors of yarn to finish the individual squares which will give my Easter spring throw more of a patchwork appearance.  You could certainly choose to use your favorite spring color and use it for each square instead.  However, if you choose to follow my lead you shouldn’t need more than 1 skein of each color to finish your blanket.  Yay!

The great thing about these squares is that they are so versatile.  Mix and match the squares for your own perfect spring blanket.  If someone loves rabbits you could use the bunny square pattern and then you could make your bunnies different colors.  I know some little girls that would just love a pink and purple bunny blanket 😊.

bunny square close up face

All of the granny squares in my Easter Spring Blanket series are great for beginners, too! They all use simple stitches using primarily double crochet stitches with sc, hdc, and treble stitches for the main portion of the squares.  Some will include portions of working in the back loop only and then working stitches into the unused front loop on the surface of the square.  Several of the squares will have color work changes as well. For the appliques and embellishments, there will be some increases or decreases in double or single crochet stitches.  These squares will be a great way for a beginner to practice new techniques!

I hope you have fun making your own versions!  And don’t forget to share photos of your work – I absolutely love seeing your projects!

Bunny Square Crochet Pattern Details

I am working from the same base pattern as my Christmas crochet granny squares.  All of the squares in this series work up to a large 14″ square.  Perfect for pillows or to mix-and-match for an adorable Easter spring themed throw!  These individual squares would also make wonderful wall hangings for your spring themed home decor.

This cute bunny pattern starts out as a circle using double crochet stitches and then the circle is squared off so you can easily join and sew squares together.

crochet bunny granny square process

The circle bunny face is worked in a solid white color and then I use purple to surround the bunny face and square off the circle.

The bunny ears for this square are what make this one so special – extra floppy rabbit ears are sewn to the top of his head and frame his face.  These bunny ears are quite heavy so you will definitely want to sew them very securely to your panel.  The little ones will love tugging on his cute ears!

Bunny ears process

In keeping to the theme of my previous Christmas squares I am using the same pattern for the eyes and then just adding a puffy cluster stitch for his nose.  Using a long length of black yarn I then embroidered his whiskers for just the right finishing touch.

I am using Red Heart With Love* yarn for my squares.  There may be a few squares that will end up with some Red Heart Super Saver if I have a color on hand that works better.  Red Heart With Love yarn is a medium weight #4 acrylic worsted weight yarn.  These granny squares would be a great way to use up your stash, too!

Bunny granny square free crochet pattern

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This Bunny Square crochet pattern is also available as an ad-free, printable PDF!  You can purchase the individual pattern, or if you love PDFs, you might want to check out my Lifetime Membership. It’s an awesome deal! Never pay for one of my PDFs again!! (Or, scroll down for the free version!)

Once I have all of the squares designed and completed the pattern will be available as 1 PDF! This PDF will contain all squares + joining and border instructions all for 1 low price! Each of the individual Spring Easter Blanket granny square patterns will also available for purchase.

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Bunny Square free crochet pattern instructions

Pattern written in US crochet terminology

Supplies:

  • Red Heart With Love Weight 4 / Medium (100% acrylic, 7 oz / 370 yds)
  •     White 2.6 oz / 138 yds (White) 
  •     Lilac 1.5 oz / 80 yds (Purple)
  •     Bubble Gum 1.0 oz / 53 yds (Pink)
  •     Iced Aqua 0.1 oz / 1 yd (Blue)
  •     Black 0.2 oz / 11 yds (Black)

Size I (5.5 mm) crochet hook
Scissors
Stitch marker (optional)
Tapestry needle

Approximate finished size:  14” square

Gauge: First 4 rounds = 4” / 4 dc sts = 1”

Abbreviations:

  • MC = magic circle
  • ch = chain
  • sc = single crochet
  • hdc = half double crochet
  • tr = treble
  • dc = double crochet
  • dc2tog = double crochet 2 stitches together (see special stitches section below)
  • sp = space
  • st(s) = stitch(es)
  • sk = skip
  • sl st = slip stitch
  • WS = wrong side
  • RS = right side
  • yo = yarn over

Special Stitches:

dc2tog: Yo, insert hook into next stitch and pull up a loop (three loops on hook), yo, pull through two loops (two loops on hook), yo, insert hook into next st, pull up a loop (four loops on hook), yo, pull through two loops (three loops on hook), yo, pull through remaining three loops on hook.

Pattern Notes:

  • Face, eyes and ears are all worked in the round.  
  • Ch 3 at beginning of each round counts as first dc stitch.
  • Ears, eyes and nose are worked separately and then sewn to front of panel.

Pattern Instructions

With White, make MC.

Round 1: Ch 3, 11 dc in MC, join with sl st in top of ch-3 and tighten ring. (12)

Round 2: Ch 3, 1 dc in same st, 2 dc in each st around, sl st in top of ch-3. (24)

Round 3: Ch 3, 1 dc in same st, 1 dc in next st, *2 dc in next st, 1 dc in next st,* repeat from * to * to end, sl st in top of ch-3. (36)

Round 4: Ch 3, 2 dc in next st, *1 dc in next 2 sts, 2 dc in next st,* repeat from * to * to last st, 1 dc in last st, sl st in top of ch-3. (48)

Round 5: Ch 3, 1 dc in same st, 1 dc in next 3 sts, *2 dc in next st, 1 dc in next 3 sts,* repeat from * to * to end, sl st in top of ch-3. (60)

Round 6: Ch 3, 1 dc in next st, 2 dc in next st, *1 dc in next 4 sts, 2 dc in next st,* repeat from * to * to last 2 sts, 1 dc in last 2 sts, sl st in top of ch-3.  (72)

Round 7: Ch 3, 1 dc in same st, 1 dc in next 5 sts, *2 dc in next st, 1 dc in next 5 sts,* repeat from * to * to end, sl st in top of ch-3. (84)

Round 8: Ch 3, 1 dc in next 2 sts, 2 dc in next st, *1 dc in next 6 sts, 2 dc in next st,* repeat from * to * to last 3 sts, 1 dc in last 3 sts, sl st in top of ch-3.  (96)

Round 9: Ch 3, 1 dc in same st, 1 dc in next 7 sts, *2 dc in next st, 1 dc in next 7 sts,* repeat from * to * to end,  sl st in top of first st. (108)

Fasten off White.

Round 10: Join Purple in first st, ch 1, sc in same st, sc in next st, hdc in next 4 sts, dc in next 4 sts, tr in next 4 sts, *(2 tr, ch 2, 2 tr) in next sttr in next 4 sts, dc in next 4 sts, hdc in next 4 sts, sc in next 2 sts, hdc in next 4 sts, dc in next 4 sts, tr in next 4 sts,* repeat from * to * two times; (2 tr, ch 2, 2 tr) in next st, tr in next 4 sts, dc in next 4 sts, hdc in next 4 sts, sl st in first st. (120 + 4 ch-2 corner sp)

Round 11: Ch 1, sc in same st, sc in next st, hdc in next 4 sts, dc in next 6 sts, tr in next 4 sts, *(2 tr, ch 2, 2 tr) in ch-2 sp, tr in next 4 sts, dc in next 6 sts, hdc in next 4 sts, sc in next 2 sts, hdc in next 4 sts, dc in next 6 sts, tr in next 4 sts,* repeat from * to * two times; (2 tr, ch 2, 2 tr) in ch-2 sp, tr in next 4 sts, dc in next 6 sts, hdc in next 4 sts, sl st in first st. (136 + 4 ch-2 corner sp)

Round 12 – 13: Ch 3 (counts as first st), *dc in each st to next ch-2 sp, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in ch-2 sp,* repeat from * to * to end, sl st top of ch-3.  (152 row 12, 168 row 13)

Fasten off.  Weave in ends.

Eyes (make 2)

With Black, make MC.

Round 1:  (RS) Ch 3, 10 dc in MC, join with sl st in top of ch-3, tighten ring. (11)

Fasten off Black, leaving a long tail for sewing.

Row 2: Join Blue in first st of round 1, sl st in next 5 sts.

Fasten off Blue.

Row 3: Join White in first st of round 1 (behind slip stitches of row 2), sl st in next 5 sts.

Fasten off White, leaving a long tail for embroidery of eye.

With long tail of White, embroider center of eye.

Weave in remaining ends not left for sewing.

Ears (make 2)

Round 1: (RS) With White, make a MC, ch 3, 7 dc in MC, sl st top of ch-3 .  (8)

Round 2: Ch 3, dc in same st, dc in the next st, *2 dc in the next st, 1 dc in the next st,* repeat from * to * to end, sl st top of ch-3. (12)

Round 3: Ch 3, dc in same st, dc in next 3 sts, 2 dc in the next st, dc in next 3 sts, switch to pink, 2 dc in next st, 1 dc in next st, switch to white,  dc in next 2 sts, sl st top of ch-3. (15)

Round 4: Ch 3, dc in same st, dc in next 4 sts, 2 dc in next st, dc in next 3 sts, switch to pink, dc in next st, 2 dc in next st, dc in next 2 sts, switch to white, dc in next 2 sts, sl st top of ch-3. (18)

Round 5: Ch 3, dc in same st, dc in next 5 sts, 2 dc in next st, dc in next 4 sts, switch to pink, dc in next st, 2 dc in next st, dc in next 4 sts, switch to white, dc in next st, sl st top of ch-3. (21)

Round 6: Ch 3, dc in same st, dc in next 6 sts, 2 dc in next st, dc in next 5 sts, switch to pink, dc in next st, 2 dc in next st, dc in next 5 sts, switch to white, dc in next st, sl st top of ch-3. (24)

Round 7: Ch 3, dc in same st, dc in next 7 sts, 2 dc in next st, dc in next 6 sts, switch to pink, dc in next st, 2 dc in next st, dc in next 6 sts, switch to white, dc in next st, sl st top of ch-3. (27)

Round 8: Ch 3, dc next 16 sts, switch to pink, dc next 9 sts, switch to white, dc in next st, sl st to top of ch-3. (27)

Round 9 – 13: repeat round 8.

Round 14: Ch 3, *dc2tog, dc in next st,* repeat from * to * 4 more times, dc2tog, switch to pink, dc in next st, repeat from * to * 2 times, switch to white, dc2tog, sl st top of ch-3. (18)

Round 15: Ch 3, [dc2tog, dc in next st] 4 times, switch to pink, dc2tog, dc in next st, fasten off pink and switch to white, dc2tog, sl st top of ch-3. (12)

Round 16: Ch 3, [dc2tog, dc in next st] 3 times, dc2tog, sl st top of ch-3. (8)

Fasten off leaving a long tail for sewing.

Nose

With Pink, make a MC, ch 2, yo, insert hook into MC, yo, pull up loop, yo, pull through 2 loops (2 loops on hook), yo, insert hook into MC, yo, pull up a loop, yo, pull through 2 loops (3 loops on hook), yo, insert hook into MC, yo, pull up a loop, yo and pull through 2 loops (4 loops on hook), yo and pull through all 4 loops. Tighten MC.  Fasten off, leaving a long tail for sewing.

Assembly 

Note:  Sew following pieces to RS of square.

With long tails, sew eyes to face.

Bunny ears process 2

Fold final round of ear together (side with long end for sewing), with long tail, sew folded end together and then sew ears to face.

With long tail, sew nose to face.

With a long length of Black, embroider whiskers on face.

Weave in remaining ends. 

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Hi! Thank you so much for being here! I am Tonya the designer behind Nana's Crafty Home. As a wife, mother, Nana of 9 & with 2 fur babies, my days are filled with love, laughter, hugs and yarn! Here you will find colorful and creative crochet designs for yourself or loved ones. My hope is that you will be inspired to learn and create along with me!