The adorable Gnome Bunny Egg Cozy is a free crochet pattern by Nana’s Crafty Home!
This Gnome Bunny Egg Cozy is so cute and is the perfect last minute make for Easter. Works up so quickly in scrap yarn – you’ll be able to add at least one to everyone’s basket this year!
So many different things you could do with this egg cozy, too. Use filled plastic eggs for cute additions to your Easter Baskets, skip the base and buy some cute egg cup holders and use for decoration. Would look so cute on your table or mantle. Hide around the house for the kiddos to find – how fun! And, if you wanted to skip the gnome part, these little egg cozies look great with just the bunny ears, too.
Growing up as a kid we barely knew what plastic “filled” eggs were. We always had real hard boiled eggs that we would dye the day before Easter and mom and dad would hide them throughout the house for us to find Easter morning. Then mom would make her famous deviled eggs and potato salad to go with our Easter ham.
Now, if you plan on hiding boiled eggs, be sure to count them before and after the hunt is over. Finding a lone forgotten hardboiled egg 2 months later is not a fun thing. 😂
The gnome egg cozy is made from separate pieces that are sewn together at the end – hat, ears and nose. The beard is added as fringe from inside the hat and then the yarn is brushed or frayed to create his adorable beard. The base is crocheted separately and is completely optional. I bought some cute inexpensive egg cup holders and they worked out perfectly.
I used Red Heart Super Saver yarn* for my little gnomes – but you could certainly use any scraps of yarn you have on hand. This is a great way to use up those scraps!
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Bunny Gnome Egg Cozy free crochet pattern
Pattern written in US crochet terminology
Red Heart Super Saver, Weight 4/Medium (100% acrylic) 7 oz/364 yds
Aruba Sea 0.4 oz / 21 yards (Color A)
Baby Pink .05 oz / 3 yards (Color B)
Aran .04 oz / 2 yards (Color C)
White 0.06 oz / 3 yards (Color D)
Size I (5.5 mm) crochet hook
1 stitch marker
Approximate finished size
hat: 3.5” tall x 2.5” wide (bottom of hat to top of ears)
base: 1.25” wide x .5” tall
Gauge: 2 sc rounds of base = 1”
MC = magic circle
ch = chain
hdc = half double crochet
sc = single crochet
st(s) = stitch(es)
BLO = back loop only
WS = wrong side
RS = right side
- Hat, ears, nose and base are worked in seamless rounds. Do not slip stitch join at the end of each round.
- Hat, ears and nose are crocheted as separate pieces and then sewn together at the end.
- Beard is made as fringe which is attached to the inside of the hat and then frayed with a brush.
- Eggs will differ in size – try your hat and base on the egg you are using. You may need to add 1 round to the hat and base to fit a larger egg.
Round 1: (RS) With Color A, ch 1, 6 hdc in MC. (6)
Round 2: 2 hdc in each st around. (12)
Round 3: *1 hdc in next st, 2 hdc in next st,* repeat from * to * around. (18)
Round 4 – 5: 1 hdc in each st around. At the end of round 5, sl st to next st. (18)
Fasten off. Weave in ends.
Ears (make 2)
Round 1: (RS) With Color A, ch 1, 4 sc in MC. (4)
Round 2: 2 sc in first st, 1 sc in each remaining st around. (5)
Round 3: repeat row 2. (6)
Round 4 – 8: 1 sc in each st. At the end of round 8, sl st to next st. (6)
Fasten off, leaving a long tail for sewing. Weave in remaining end.
With Color B, ch 5.
Row 1: (RS) 1 sc in second ch from hook and in each ch to end. (4)
Fasten off. Sew to RS of ear. Weave in ends. See photo on next page.
With long tail left for sewing, sew ears to top of hat.
Round 1: With Color C, ch 1, 3 sc in MC. (3)
Round 2: 2 sc in each st. (6)
I stuffed nose with end from making MC, but you could also stuff with small amount of polyfil. Pull yarn through last st, sew yarn end through front loop of each of the 6 st, pull tight to close the circle. Weave in end.
With long length of Color A, sew nose to underneath front of hat in the middle centering between ears.
Cut 21 lengths of Color D yarn approximately 8” long. With WS of hat facing up, using loops from inside hat on round 3 and 4, insert hook from the top down and grab three strands of fringe. Pull up loop, insert fingers through loop just made and pull fringe tails through the loop. Gently tighten. Stagger the fringe between round 3 and 4. This will help with minimizing the bulk from the fringe so the hat won’t stretch out. See photo on next page.
Using a hair brush, gently brush through yarn fringe strands to fray the yarn.
Trim to length as desired.
Round 1: With Color A, ch 1, 6 sc in MC. (6)
Round 2: 2 sc in each st around. (12)
Round 3: *1 sc in next st, 2 sc in next st,* repeat from * to * around. (18)
Round 4: Working in BLO, 1 sc in each st around. (18)
Round 5: Working in both loops, 1 sc in each st around, sl st to next st. (18)
Fasten off. Weave in ends.