Bunny Wall Hanging | Free Crochet Pattern

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I love the bright colors of this cute bunny crochet wall hanging; I think it’s a perfect project for a baby nursery or Easter! This wall hanging is crocheted using the “intarsia” crochet technique, where you use a different “bobbin” of yarn for each block of color.

Bunny Wall Hanging

As crochet colorwork goes, this is a really easy project; perfect if you want to dip your toe (or hand!) into the world of tapestry or intarsia crochet.

Yarn

I used Stylecraft Yarns Special DK for my wall hanging, but the pattern would work just as well with a worsted/medium/#4 yarn.

Here are some photos from my pattern testers – thanks so much ladies, I love how they all turned out!

Bunny Wall Hanging blue & white
Angie @ Sassy Specialty Shoppe used a worsted weight yarn for her gorgeous wall hanging
Bunny Wall Hanging pink & grey
Desiree @ Tangerine Door Creations used Stylecraft Special DK like I did – I adore her color combo!
Bunny Wall Hanging blue & white
Stacey @ Pink In Ink Crochet also used a DK weight yarn. How cute is the faux fur pom!?

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Bunny Wall Hanging in progress

Notes

Skill Level

Construction

  • This project is crocheted from the bottom up, in 3 sections:
    • Base rows
    • Bunny (colorwork)
    • Top rows
  • Extra length is added to the top of the wall hanging to enable you to wrap it around a dowel rod/stick.
  • Tassels and a pom pom for the bunny’s tail are added at the end.

Colorwork Notes

  • This piece is crocheted using the “intarsia” technique. You will use a separate “bobbin” of yarn for each block of color.
  • Do not carry the non-working yarn behind your work. When you need to start a new block of color, join in a new bobbin of yarn. Once you have started a new bobbin, you can ‘float’ it up to the next row as required.
  • Before you start, divide your yarn as follows:
  • MC (right-hand side): approx. 100 yds
  • CC (bunny): approx. 60 yds
  • MC (left-hand side): approx. 100 yds
  • Once you reach the “ears”, you can simply join in smaller bobbins of the required color as needed (by this stage you will have a pretty good idea of how to do it).

Please see the Color Change Tutorial at the end of the pattern for photos of how to change colors on RS and WS.

Chart & Written Instructions

  • For the colorwork section, you can follow the full written instructions below, or purchase a low-cost PDF through either Ravelry or Etsy for a full colorwork chart.
  • If using the chart, start at the bottom right corner and work upwards. Each square on the chart corresponds to 1 sc.
  • If using the written instructions, for each block of color, the instruction is written as follows:

(COLOR)     stitch   COUNT

e.g.     (MC)           sc       25

Other Notes

  • Ch 1 at the start of each row does not count as a stitch.
  • Stitch counts are given in [ ] at the end of each row. If no stitch count is given, the count is the same as the previous row.
Bunny Wall Hanging closeup

Finished Measurements

Width: approx. 13”

Length: approx. 14.5” (hung, without tassels)

Note: these measurements are for the pattern worked using a DK weight yarn. Using a worsted weight yarn will give you a larger finished piece (approx. 17” x 22”).


Gauge

17 stitches x 22 rows = 4” x 4” / 10cm x 10cm measured over sc


Materials

Hook:

  • 4mm/G-6 (if using #3/DK/Lightweight yarn)
  • 5mm/H-8 (if using #4/Worsted yarn)

Yarn: This pattern will work well with any #3/DK or #4/Worsted weight yarn. The amounts given here are for Stylecraft Yarns Special DK (295m (323yds) per 100g skein; #3, 100% Acrylic).

  • MC: Sunshine – 230 yds/210m – 71g – 1 skein
  • CC: White – 60 yds/55m – 19g – 1 skein

Misc:

  • Dowel rod/stick for hanging (approx. 14-15” if using DK weight yarn, longer if using worsted).
  • Yarn needle

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Abbreviations (US Terms)

ch = chain                      

st = stitch                                

sc = single crochet         

RS = Right Side         

WS = Wrong Side                    

CC = Contrast Color     

MC = Main Color      

Written Pattern

Base

Foundation Chain: Using MC, ch 56.       

Row 1 (RS): sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across, turn. [55]

Row 2 (WS): Ch 1 (does not count as a st, here and throughout), sc 55, turn. [55]

Rows 3 – 6: Repeat Row 2.


Bunny (colorwork)

The colorwork section (worked over 68 rows) creates the bunny image. You can follow the written instructions in this section, or alternatively the ad-free pattern PDF comes with a full colorwork chart. (You can purchase the PDF through Ravelry or Etsy.)

BUNNY’S BODY

Row 1 (RS): (MC) Ch 1, sc 25, (CC) sc 8, (MC) sc 22, turn.

Row 2 (WS): (MC) Ch 1, sc 21, (CC) sc 10, (MC) sc 24, turn.

Row 3: (MC) Ch 1, sc 22, (CC) sc 14, (MC) sc 19, turn.

Row 4: (MC) Ch 1, sc 18, (CC) sc 16, (MC) sc 21, turn.

Row 5: (MC) Ch 1, sc 20, (CC) sc 18, (MC) sc 17, turn.

Row 6: (MC) Ch 1, sc 17, (CC) sc 18, (MC) sc 20, turn.

Row 7: (MC) Ch 1, sc 19, (CC) sc 20, (MC) sc 16, turn.

Row 8: (MC) Ch 1, sc 16, (CC) sc 20, (MC) sc 19, turn.

Row 9: (MC) Ch 1, sc 18, (CC) sc 22, (MC) sc 15, turn.

Row 10: (MC) Ch 1, sc 15, (CC) sc 22, (MC) sc 18, turn.

Row 11: (MC) Ch 1, sc 17, (CC) sc 24, (MC) sc 14, turn.

Row 12: (MC) Ch 1, sc 14, (CC) sc 24, (MC) sc 17, turn.

Row 13: (MC) Ch 1, sc 17, (CC) sc 24, (MC) sc 14, turn.

Row 14: (MC) Ch 1, sc 14, (CC) sc 24, (MC) sc 17, turn.

Row 15: (MC) Ch 1, sc 17, (CC) sc 24, (MC) sc 14, turn.

Row 16: (MC) Ch 1, sc 14, (CC) sc 24, (MC) sc 17, turn.

Row 17: (MC) Ch 1, sc 17, (CC) sc 24, (MC) sc 14, turn.

Row 18: (MC) Ch 1, sc 14, (CC) sc 24, (MC) sc 17, turn.

Row 19: (MC) Ch 1, sc 17, (CC) sc 24, (MC) sc 14, turn.

Row 20: (MC) Ch 1, sc 15, (CC) sc 22, (MC) sc 18, turn.

Row 21: (MC) Ch 1, sc 18, (CC) sc 22, (MC) sc 15, turn.

Row 22: (MC) Ch 1, sc 16, (CC) sc 20, (MC) sc 19, turn.

Row 23: (MC) Ch 1, sc 19, (CC) sc 20, (MC) sc 16, turn.

Row 24: (MC) Ch 1, sc 17, (CC) sc 18, (MC) sc 20, turn.

Row 25: (MC) Ch 1, sc 20, (CC) sc 18, (MC) sc 17, turn.

Row 26: (MC) Ch 1, sc 18, (CC) sc 16, (MC) sc 21, turn.

Row 27: (MC) Ch 1, sc 22, (CC) sc 14, (MC) sc 19, turn.

Row 28: (MC) Ch 1, sc 21, (CC) sc 10, (MC) sc 24, turn.

Row 29: (MC) Ch 1, sc 25, (CC) sc 8, (MC) sc 22, turn.

BUNNY’S HEAD

Row 30 (WS): (MC) Ch 1, sc 21, (CC) sc 10, (MC) sc 24, turn.

Row 31: (MC) Ch 1, sc 23, (CC) sc 12, (MC) sc 20, turn.

Row 32: (MC) Ch 1, sc 20, (CC) sc 12, (MC) sc 23, turn.

Row 33: (MC) Ch 1, sc 22, (CC) sc 14, (MC) sc 19, turn.

Row 34: (MC) Ch 1, sc 19, (CC) sc 14, (MC) sc 22, turn.

Row 35: (MC) Ch 1,  sc 22, (CC) sc 14, (MC) sc 19, turn.

Row 36: (MC) Ch 1, sc 19, (CC) sc 14, (MC) sc 22, turn.

Row 37: (MC) Ch 1, sc 22, (CC) sc 14, (MC) sc 19, turn.

Row 38: (MC) Ch 1, sc 19, (CC) sc 14, (MC) sc 22, turn.

Row 39: (MC) Ch 1, sc 22, (CC) sc 14, (MC) sc 19, turn.

Row 40: (MC) Ch 1, sc 19, (CC) sc 14, (MC) sc 22, turn.

Row 41: (MC) Ch 1, sc 23, (CC) sc 12, (MC) sc 20, turn.

Row 42: (MC) Ch 1, sc 20, (CC) sc 12, (MC) sc 23, turn.

Row 43: (MC) Ch 1, sc 24, (CC) sc 10, (MC) sc 21, turn.

Row 44: (MC) Ch 1,  sc 22, (CC) sc 8, (MC) sc 25, turn.

BUNNY’S EARS

Row 45 (RS): (MC) Ch 1, sc 24, (CC) sc 4, (MC) sc 2, (CC) sc 4, (MC) sc 21, turn.

Row 46: (MC) Ch 1, sc 21, (CC) sc 4, (MC) sc 2, (CC) sc 4, (MC) sc 24, turn.

Row 47: (MC) Ch 1, sc 23, (CC) sc 5, (MC) sc 2, (CC) sc 5, (MC) sc 20, turn.

Row 48: (MC) Ch 1, sc 20, (CC) sc 5, (MC) sc 2, (CC) sc 5, (MC) sc 23, turn.

Row 49: (MC) Ch 1, sc 14, (CC) sc 2, (MC) sc 6, (CC) sc 6, (MC) sc 2, (CC) sc 5, (MC) sc 20, turn.

Row 50: (MC) Ch 1, sc 20, (CC) sc 5, (MC) sc 3, (CC) sc 5, (MC) sc 5, (CC) sc 3, (MC) sc 14, turn.

Row 51: (MC) Ch 1, sc 14, (CC) sc 4, (MC) sc 3, (CC) sc 6, (MC) sc 3, (CC) sc 5, (MC) sc 20, turn.

Row 52: (MC) Ch 1, sc 19, (CC) sc 6, (MC) sc 3, (CC) sc 6, (MC) sc 2, (CC) sc 5, (MC) sc 14, turn.

Row 53: (MC) Ch 1, sc 15, (CC) sc 5, (MC) sc 1, (CC) sc 6, (MC) sc 3, (CC) sc 6, (MC) sc 19, turn.

Row 54: (MC) Ch 1, sc 19, (CC) sc 6, (MC) sc 4, (CC) sc 11, (MC) sc 15, turn.

Row 55: (MC) Ch 1, sc 16, (CC) sc 10, (MC) sc 4, (CC) sc 6, (MC) sc 19, turn.

Row 56: (MC) Ch 1, sc 18, (CC) sc 7, (MC) sc 4, (CC) sc 10, (MC) sc 16, turn.

Row 57: (MC) Ch 1, sc 17, (CC) sc 8, (MC) sc 5, (CC) sc 7, (MC) sc 18, turn.

Row 58: (MC) Ch 1, sc 18, (CC) sc 6, (MC) sc 6, (CC) sc 8, (MC) sc 17, turn.

Row 59: (MC) Ch 1, sc 18, (CC) sc 6, (MC) sc 7, (CC) sc 6, (MC) sc 18, turn.

Row 60: (MC) Ch 1, sc 18, (CC) sc 6, (MC) sc 7, (CC) sc 5, (MC) sc 19, turn.

Row 61: (MC) Ch 1, sc 20, (CC) sc 3, (MC) sc 9, (CC) sc 5, (MC) sc 18, turn.

Row 62: (MC) Ch 1, sc 18, (CC) sc 5, (MC) sc 32, turn.

Row 63: (MC) Ch 1, sc 33, (CC) sc 4, (MC) sc 18, turn.

Row 64: (MC) Ch 1, sc 18, (CC) sc 4, (MC) sc 33, turn.

Row 65: (MC) Ch 1, sc 33, (CC) sc 4, (MC) sc 18, turn.

Row 66: (MC) Ch 1, sc 18, (CC) sc 3, (MC) sc 34, turn.

Row 67: (MC) Ch 1, sc 34, (CC) sc 3, (MC) sc 18, turn.

Row 68: (MC) Ch 1, sc 18, (CC) sc 2, (MC) sc 35, turn.

Cut CC and first MC bobbin.


Top

Row 1 (RS): Using MC, ch 1, sc 55, turn. [55]

Rows 2 – 12: Repeat previous row.

Fasten off MC.

COLOR CHANGE TUTORIAL


  1. When changing color on the Right Side (RS), keep your working yarn to the back of your work. Change color on the final yarn over of the sc just before the color change.
Intarsia crochet color change (RS)
  • When changing color on the Wrong Side (WS), keep your working yarn to the front of your work.
Intarsia crochet color change (WS)
  • After the first colorwork row, simply float the required color up as needed. Be careful not to pull too tightly to avoid any “puckering”.

Video: If you would like to watch a video of how to do the color changes, Claire from E’Claire Makery has a great tutorial.


FINISHING

Weave in any remaining ends.

Block piece to measurements.

Tassels

You will need 28 tassels (2 at each corner and then one every other row). I used 4 strands of yarn per tassel at approx. 10”/25cm in length => 112 strands.

Once you  have added all the tassels, trim the ends evenly.

Pom Pom

I used a 2.5” pom pom maker and held three strands of different colors at the same time to get the ‘confetti’ look. Feel free to use any color combo that you like!

Attaching to the Dowel Rod or Stick

1. With WS facing you, fold top edge of your work downwards so that it covers the dowel rod. Carefully seam top edge to the appropriate row.

Attach dowel instructions
Attach yarn instructions

2. Cut a length of yarn of approx. 40” and fold in two.

3. Tie one end to the RHS of your dowel rod. Pass the yarn through the fold created in 1. above, and out through the top of your work (approx. 2-3 stitches from the edge).

4. On the LHS, pass the yarn down into the fold and out the other side. Tie to the dowel rod. Hide the knots inside the folded section.

All done!


I hope you have enjoyed this pattern, if you have questions at all, please don’t hesitate to contact me. And be sure to tag your finished hat on Instagram or Facebook using @nedandmimi or #nedandmimi!

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Happy crocheting!

Sarah


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