Which child doesn’t love finger puppets, especially when they can transform them from a humble little bunny, to a flying superhero, or a regal king or queen? These crochet bunny finger puppets with removable accessories are quick to make, so whip up a whole family just in time for some Easter fun.
It’s hard to believe that Easter is just a week away! It’s been such an odd time: the kids are out of school, we’re all social distancing and our plans for Easter weekend are still uncertain. We’ll definitely be foregoing our traditional community Easter egg hunt.
How have you been preparing for Easter?
Free Bunny Crochet Finger Puppets Pattern
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Materials: About 14 yards of a DK or light worsted weight yarn* in colour of choice for body, ears and arms. About six inches each of peach (for nose), white (eyes and teeth), and black (eyes and whiskers). Crochet hook (US 7/4.50mm). Embroidery needle.
sc=single crochet; hdc=half double crochet; dc=double crochet; dec=1 sc combining 2 stitches; sl st=slip stitch; sts=stitches.
This is worked as a continuous round.
Row 1: Magic chain 6.
Row 2: 2 sc in each stitch around. (12 sts)
Rows 3-7: 1 sc in each stitch around. (12 sts in each row)
Row 8: 1 sc in next 4 sts, dec over next 2 sts, dec over next 2 sts, 1 sc in next 4 sts. (10 sts)
Rows 9-12: 1 sc in stitch around. (10 sts in each row)
Row 13: 1 sl st in next 4 sts, 4 dc in next stitch, 1 sl st, 4 dc in next stitch, 1 sl st in next 4 sts (17 sts). [Note: the 4 dc make the bunnies’ feet]. Fasten off. Sew end in to finish.
Ear (make 2)
Chain 5. 1 sc in second chain from hook, 1 sc in next stitch, 1 hdc in next stitch, 7 hdc in next stitch [this will go around to the underside of the starting chain, making the tip of the ear]. 1 hdc in next stitch, 1 sc in next 2 stitches. Fasten off leaving 4” length for sewing.
Paw (make 2)
Chain 2. 1 sc, 1 hdc, 3 dc, 1 hdc, 1 sc in second chain from hook [this will curl around making the tip of the paw]. Fasten off leaving 4” length for sewing.
Assembling the Bunny (refer to pictures for placement)
Sewing the Ears to the Head: Start by weaving the threaded needle through the base of the ear to “gather” it a bit. Sew the ear to the top, left side of the back of the head (between rows 1 and 2). Repeat for the right ear.
Sewing the Paws to the Body: As with the ears, start by weaving the threaded needle through the base of the paw to “gather” it a bit. Sew one paw to the left side of the body, between rows 6-7. Repeat for the right paw.
Making the Face and Tail
Start with the nose- with the peach yarn, sew an inverted triangle on row 4, at the middle front of the bunny.
For the eyes, knot off the white yarn and pull through from the inside of the bunny, in row three, just above and to the left of the nose. Make a French knot and push the needle back into the bunny, just above the nose. Repeat with the right eye. After the second French knot is completed, push the needle back into the bunny and then come up just underneath the nose. Stitch two teeth over row 5. Sew the remaining white yarn through the inside of the bunny towards the back. Pull the yarn out at the midside of the back, between rows 9 and 10. Make a French knot for the tail. Push the needle back in and make a knot on the inside to finish off.
Cover the white French knots with stitches with the black yarn to complete the eyes. If you would like whiskers, just before making the black stitches for the eyes, push the needle with the black yarn in at the side of the nose, then come up into the eye, leaving enough of the end of the yarn out to make the whisker. Stitch each eye then come out beside the other side of the nose. Trim yarn to desired length and separate apart the threads of the yarn to form the whiskers.
Superbunny Cape (or BunnyKing Robe):
Row 1: 1 sc in second chain from hook. 1 sc in next 5 stitches. (6 sts). Turn.
Row 2: Chain 1. 1 sc in next 6 stitches. 2 sc in last stitch. (8 sts). Turn.
Rows 3-7: Chain 1. 1 sc in next 7 stitches. (8 sts). Turn.
Row 8: Chain 1. Skip next stitch. 1 sc in next 4 stitches. Skip next stitch. 1 sc in last stitch. (6 sts). Turn.
Row 9: Chain 1. 1 sc in next 4 stitches. 3 sc in last stitch (to go around the corner). sc in each stitch around the three sides, making 3 sc in each corner. Join with a sl st to the first stitch of top row (Row 8). Chain 5 for neck strap. Join to other side of the top row with sl st from the back of the cape. Fasten off. Sew end into piece.
Chain 12. Join to chain 1 space with sl st to create a circle. Chain 1. (1 sc in next stitch, 1 hdc in next stitch) around. Join with a sl st and finish off.
Other than the arm straps, the dress will be worked as a continuous round.
Chain 12. Join to chain 1 space with sl st to create a circle. Chain 6 (this will be one arm strap) and sl st to chain 6 space of the starting chain to close the arm loop. Chain 6 (this will be the other arm strap) and sl st to chain 1 space of the starting chain to close the second loop arm.
Row 1: You will need to take the yarn off the crochet hook, turn the piece upside down and pull the loop through the bottom to continue the “skirt” part of the dress. 1 sc in each of the 12 stitches from the starting chain. (12 sts)
Row 2: 1 sc in each of the 12 stitches. (12 sts). Up to this point you will be working the stitches from the inside of the piece. Turn the piece inside out and continue working the stitches from the outside.
Row 3: (1 sc in next stitch, 2 sc in next stitch) around. (18 sts)
Rows 4-6: 1 sc in each stitch around. (18 sts in each row)
Row 7: (4 hdc in next stitch, 1 sl st in next stitch) around. (45 sts). Fasten off and sew end into piece.
Bunny Queen Crown:
Chain 12. Join to chain 1 space with sl st to create a circle. Chain 1. 1 sc in each stitch around. 1 hdc, 1 dc, 1 hdc, in next stitch. Join with a sl st in next stitch and finish off.
Enjoy your new crochet finger puppets!