Hello! How are you this fine Saturday? I’m actually on vacation, visiting family in Texas, but I needed to update this blog with the bunny ring that I made last week (which you may have already seen on Instagram or FB). Originally I was going to write this blog before I left but, alas, my time got away from me and that did not get done (not to mention that I found my motivation waning). Anyway, to continue with the ring posts that I made as of late (which you can find here), I wanted to make a ring for Easter. You could wear this ring in addition to the egg earrings I posted about a couple of years ago or even make your own applique from last year’s egg update. Actually, I was thinking that if you made it with worsted weight yarn, you’d have to figure out how many stitches to do, you could make your own little egg holder. How cute would that be? It’d be like a yarn version of one of these.
*US 2.25mm crochet hook
*US 2.20mm crochet hook
*Size 10 crochet thread
*Glue (fabric glue is what I used)
*Puffy paint (optional but makes creating a cute tail easy)
*Needle to weave in your ends
*Individual bunnies around just over 1″ in height and .5″ in width
*The band is .5″ in height and just over 1.25″ in width when laid flat.
For the bunny itself I used HodgePodge Crochet’s bunny applique pattern (it’s free!). Previously I had made some bunny stud earrings from another pattern I found online but HodgePodge Crochet’s pattern is far superior and the photos are helpful and you can make bunnies that sit back to back (as I did on my ring) without having to think about how to do that. 😀 Seriously, she takes all the guess work out of creating cute bunnies! The hardest part of this pattern might be how tiny and tight the stitches end up when you use the 2.20mm crochet hook. I wanted the band to be less of a tight fit so I used the basic band I’ve used in my Pumpkin and Heart rings.
The bunnies (using the 2.20mm hook): create two bunnies per the instructions on the HodgePodge Crochet pattern, you can do whatever colors you have on hand, and if you want you can make them back to back or facing the same side (crafters choice). If you wanted to use the 2.25mm hook for the bunnies it would be entirely fine, but the bunnies will end up later than you see in the photos.
For the band (using 2.25mm hook):
Row 1: Ch 25, slip st to form a ring, sc into each st around, slip st into first sc to secure – 25 scs
Rows 2 – 5: Ch 1, sc into each st around, slip st into first st to secure – 25 scs
Fasten off, weave in ends.
Honestly, I think I should have made the band green, which would have worked for the Easter theme of the ring. A neon green would have looked rather adorable, if you ask me, because it would evoke thoughts of that bright green grass that you so often find in kids’ Easter baskets, or at least I did when I was a young-in. After all your ends have been woven in, use the puffy paint to create little fluffy tails. You don’t have to do this if you don’t want to, you could glue a bit of yarn or something too and achieve the same effect. Once the puffy paint (or whatever you used to create the tail) has dried, glue the bunnies to the band. I always use fabric glue when I glue appliques and such onto ring bands, because I have found glues like Super Glue can discolor the thread when used. Just let everything dry and enjoy your new ring! Oh, and if you use the pattern to make an egg holder, let me know in the comments how it turns out.
So, there you have it! A super easy, and I say adorable, crochet bunny ring. Honestly, the bunny pattern by HodgePodge Crochet is so useful, you could make bunnies by the pound with no problems at all. I’m going to go and enjoy the first day of my vacation that isn’t going to be spent in a car (we drove down here) and I will be back, probably next week some time, to bring you the pattern for my Leah bracelet (on the right).
Take care! Oh, and if you have any ideas on what sort of patterns you’d like to see me post here, just leave a comment and I’ll see what I can do. 😀