Mar 14, 2016

Marshmallow Easter Bunnies

Come Easter, Peeps are like gold in our house. The only reason they last more than a day here is because some of us prefer to eat them stale. But even then, it doesn't take more than a day or so for those marshmallow beauties to get to that state. I think I finally came up with a solution to make our marshmallow bunnies last more than a few days. Make them out of yarn!!! Plus, yarn has a lot less calories than Peeps. Although I don't suggest trying to eat the yarn over the actual food ;-)




I couldn't find a pattern for these bunny cuties that I liked so I decided to try to make up my own. Now that I think I've worked out all the kinks, they are working up pretty quick and I figured why not share so my fellow hookers can decorate their own houses and Easter baskets!




G-hook (4.5mm)
Worsted yarn
Two 6mm black safety eyes - you can also use beads or even stitch the eyes on with yarn or embroidery thread.


Body - Make 2

Round 1: Place 6 sc into a magic ring (or ch. 2, 6 sc in the second chain from the hook). Join in the top of the first sc.

Round 2: Ch. 1, 2 sc into the same stitch and in each around, join (12)

Round 3: Ch. 1, sc in the same, 2 sc in the next, * sc in next, 2 sc in next *, repeat from * to * around, join (18)

Do not fasten off!


Now you will begin working on the bunny's head.

Ch. 1 and turn.

Row 1: Sc into the next 4, turn

Row 2: Ch. 1, 2 sc into the next, sc in the next two, 2 sc in the last, turn (6)

Row 3 & 4: Ch. 1, sc across, turn

Row 5: Ch. 1, sc2tog, sc in next 2, sc2tog, turn (4)


Now for the ears!

Ch. 1 and slip stitch into the first stitch

Ch. 6. Hdc in the second chain from the hook. Dc in the remaining 4 chains. Slip stitch into the second stitch of the previous row. (ear #1)

Slip stitch into the next stitch. Ch. 6. Hdc in the second chain from the hook. Dc in the remaining 4 chains. Slip stitch into the last stitch of the previous row. (ear #2)


Now you will work around the head and the body.

Working into the side of the head, sc 3 evenly to the base of the head. Slip stitch into the bottom of the first row of the head. Sc into the next 14 stitches that go around the body. Slip stitch into the bottom of the first row of the head on the other side. Sc 3 evenly and join at the base of the ear. Fasten off.

Leave a long tail after fastening off your yarn on one of the bunnies. You will use this long tail to sew the two pieces together.

Decide which bunny you want to be the front and attach 2 safety eyes to the bunny's head. If you don't have safety eyes, you could also use beads or even stitch they eyes on.

Place the wrong sides of the bunnies together and sew the two pieces together through the inside loops of each stitch around. As you're sewing the pieces together, you want to lightly stuff your marshmallow bunny. You do not have to stuff the ears, but if you'd like to I highly recommend sewing the ears together first. It makes stuffing them so much easier!



Don't forget to add this pattern to your Ravelry favorites so you can always find it!


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