Easter Peep Bunny Baby Blanket – Crochet Pattern by Crafting Happiness
Easter is around the corner and I wanted to design a 3in1 baby blanket for the occasion. My last holiday design was dedicated to the British Christmas (yes, I made a Christmas Pudding Hooded Blanket and nobody knew what it was except the brits!), this time around I wanted to make something that is unique to America, and this is how the 3in1 Easter Peep Bunny Baby Blanket was born.
When I think of Easter in America, I think of yellow marshmallow peeps, either in the shape of chicks or bunnies. We used to buy them in bulk, it was my favorite thing to put in hot chocolate, but since I moved to England, I couldn’t find any in shops, my friends don’t even know what they are.
This is my tribute to the American Easter: a bright yellow baby blanket that folds into an Easter peep. I did not want the blanket to be too boring so I designed a love message on it written with bobble stitches in a corner-to-corner design.
This is a C2C design with a twist. I have combined regular c2c crochet with bobble stitches to create a love message on the blanket reading No Bunny Loves You Like I Do, which I think it’s really sweet.
For those of you who are not familiar with corner-to-corner crochet (c2c), I have written a complete guide teaching you c2c crochet. I also made a 2 part video on this technique, you should check it out even if you know the basics of c2c crochet, it has lots of tips and tricks that should make your life easier when c2c crochet.
It was very hard to photograph the blanket, the pictures don’t do it justice. The bobble message on the blanket is visible in real life, but it just didn’t read so well on camera.
Changing the color of the blanket or using a contrasting color for the bobbles was not an option for me because I wanted it completely yellow, just like a marshmallow bunny peep, but it’s an option for you. I can’t wait to see how you are going to personalize yours.
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A Multipurpose Baby Blanket
The Easter Peep Bunny Baby Blanket acts as a blanket, a play mat, a toy, and a decoration for the nursery. It is the perfect baby blanket for a modern home where space is limited.
It is a blanket that keeps your child warm and snuggly.
If you travel, your baby stays warm and entertained while playing with the peep bunny toy attached to the blanket.
At home, use this blanket as a play mat.
When not in use, fold it back and it instantly transforms into a cute Easter Peep Bunny that you can rest on the cot to entertain your little one or to decorate the nursery.
The Perfect Baby Shower Gift
This adorable peep bunny blanket will make a wonderful baby shower gift to an expecting mom that can be used year after year as a blanket, toy, or playmat. It has a love message written on it with bobble stitches that reads No Bunny Loves You Like You Do.
The Easter Peep Bunny Baby Blanket was designed to fit into a spring-themed nursery or toddler room. You can adjust the colors to match any color scheme or gender and customize it as you like.
The pattern is designed with DK (light worsted #3) yarn, but you can use Aran (worsted #4) yarn if you wish, the blanket and body parts will come out just a little smaller but keep their shape.
It’s warm and cuddly and any child would love to have one to snuggle with at night. Bring some happiness into your home with this bright-colored baby blanket.
Format & Terms
- Pattern written in US terms using Craft Yarn Council abbreviations.
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- Written in English only
- blanket 100cm by 80cm
- head 16cm by 10cm
- 8 x 100g in Marriner DK Sunflower (the yarn substitute Deramores Studio DK will require 9.5 x 100g in Citrine)
- crochet hooks: 4mm
- toy stuffing
- 12mm safety doll eyes 3 pieces (2 for the eyes, 1 for the nose)
- stitch marker, scissors, darning needle
Skills & Abbreviations
Most basic stitches below have their own tutorial on my blog or YouTube channel paired with a video. If you are not sure how to crochet them, click the blue link and you will be taken to the separate instructions.
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Can I crochet this blanket using Aran yarn (worsted yarn #4)?
Yes, you can! The blanket and body parts will come out a little larger than my own, but still in the same shape.
Do I have to use the same yarn brand as you to get the same result?
No, you don’t. You can use any brand you like but pay attention to the yardage, different brands have different yardage. I recommend this yarn because it has beautiful colors and washes well.
Can I change the size of the blanket?
Because this is a c2c crochet, you can not change the size of the blanket by making more rows, but you can make it a little larger by using a larger hook and yarn weight.
Can I sell items made with your pattern?
Yes, you can if you make them yourself. Mass production of my patterns is not allowed without written consent from me, the designer. Please check the copyright section for more details.
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