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Bunny Blanket Crochet Pattern : Peek-a-Boo

I’ve used basic stitches in this bunny blanket crochet pattern.  

If you haven’t tried the tapestry technique before, you’ll love the challenge and if you’ve been crocheting for some time, you’ll enjoy my project too.

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I’ve written the pattern in UK and US crochet terms.

crochet baby blanket with a bunny peeking over the bottom of the blanket
cute bunny peeking over the bottom

The pattern sequence and tapestry bunny peeking over the bottom adds interest and uniqueness to this baby blanket. I think it’s very cute!

This crochet blanket would make a perfect gift for new parents as well as for anyone who has a love of bunnies!

The bunny section is in the format of written instructions in this free pattern.  The tapestry chart is also included as a PDF in the paid pattern.

Bunny tapestry chart with the crocheted tapestry bunny underneath the chart
tapestry chart available as a PDF

The bunny is placed at the bottom of the blanket but you could easily adapt this and have your bunny at the top or even in the middle.

You could easily adapt the size. For a larger blanket, replicate the bunny to have two or more alongside each other and add rows in each section for height.  Make the blanket smaller by crocheting less rows and using less stitches either side of the bunny.

crochet bunny blanket draped over the arm and back of a sofa
Easy to adapt for a bigger or smaller blanket
Text sharing how to get this crochet pattern

Design Inspiration

When my friend shared the news she was pregnant with her second child, I knew I wanted to gift a baby blanket.

She loves walking and the outdoors so I decided to focus on using elements that would represent being outside.

The green sections represent grass and the variegated blue/green are included for rivers. You can use any colours to suit your décor!

In my culture, a bunny can represent new life (think Spring and Easter).  I added the bunny as the last section as I thought it would look cute and as if the bunny was guarding the baby.

How the pattern is worked

This crochet blanket for babies is worked in rows and uses double crochet (US single crochet), treble crochet (US double crochet) and crossed treble stitches (US crossed double).

To separate the stripes, blanket pattern uses a row of crossed trebles, then double crochet and finally crossed trebles in white.

treble crochet, double crochet and crossed treble stitches in green, green and blue, white
treble crochet stitches, crossed treble stitches and double crochet

The first section worked is the bunny which is worked in double crochet (US single crochet). If you haven’t worked the crochet tapestry technique before, you’ll find the information in this tapestry collection of patterns useful. 

The bunny is in white and the main colour is green. You will be carrying the unworked yarn across the rows.

The second stripe is alternating rows of treble crochet (US double crochet) and double crochet (US single crochet) in variegated yarn. 

The third stripe is double crochet (US single crochet) in green.

The next stripe repeats section two and the final stripe repeats section three.

The border uses double crochet, a row of crossed trebles with a final row of double crochet in white.

border on a crochet baby blanket in white
Baby blanket border

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Yarn

I used three different colours of Aran/Worsted from my stash.

You will need 340g green (Yarn A); 170g white (Yarn B); 200g variegated green,blue and white (Yarn C).

  • 170g x 2 Caron Simply Soft Chartreuse
  • 170g x 1 Caron Simply Soft White
  • 100g x 2 King Cole Drifter in Blue Ridge

Have yarn in your stash you want to use? Enter the yarn on YarnSub to find out if it’s suitable.

Pattern Notes

  • Ch1 does not count as a stitch
  • Ch3 does count as a stitch
  • Yarn A = green
  • Yarn B = white
  • Yarn C = variegated blue/green/white
  • Colour changes take place in the bunny panel by carrying the unused yarn along the row. 
  • Colour changes for the sections take place at the end of a row
  • The tapestry crochet pattern is written as:  yarn colour dc x how many stitches for example; A dc x 36, B dc x 32
crocheted bunny blanket styled over the back of a sofa

Level

Easy

Materials

  • Aran/Worsted : 340g green, 170g white, 200g variegated
  • 5mm crochet hook
  • Tapestry needle for weaving in ends

Stitches and Abbreviations

Double crochet (dc) /  US single crochet (sc) : insert hook into stitch, yarn over and pull through the loop (2 loops on hook), yarn over and pull through all 2 loops on hook

Treble crochet (tr)  /  US double crochet (dc): Yarn over hook, insert hook into stitch, yarn over and pull through the loop (3 loops on hook), yarn over and pull through the first 2 loops on hook, yarn over and pull through 2 loops on hook.

Crossed Treble (Xtr)  /  US Crossed Double (Xdc) : Skip a stitch, 1tr into next stitch, 1tr into skipped stitch working in front of the tr just made

  • Ch – chain
  • St – stitch
  • Dc – double crochet /  US single crochet
  • Tr – treble crochet   /  US double crochet
  • Xtr – crossed treble  /  US crossed double
  • Sl st – slip stitch
  • Rep – repeat
  • Sp – space

Measurements

Approximately 76 cm /  30” (w) X 100 cm  /  39.5” (h)

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If you enjoy working with this technique you might also enjoy:

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Bunny Blanket Crochet Pattern Instructions UK Crochet Terms

With Yarn A, ch104 + 1

Bunny tapestry

Row 1:  dc 2nd ch from hook, A dc x 36, B dc x 32, A dc x 36, turn

Row 2: ch1, rep row 1, turn

Row 3: ch1, A dc x 36, B dc x 14, A dc x 4, B dc x 14, A dc x 36, turn

Row 4: rep row 2

Row 5: ch1, A dc x 38, B dc x 6, A dc x 4, B dc x 8, A dc x 4, B dc x 6, A dc x 38, turn

Row 6: ch1, A dc x 40, B dc x 6, A dc x 2, B dc x 8, A dc x 2, B dc x 6, A dc x 40, turn

Row 7: ch1, A dc x 40, B dc x 24, A dc x 40, turn

Row 8: rep row 7

Row 9: ch1, A dc x 38, B dc x 28, A dc x 38, turn

Row 10: ch1, A dc x 36, B dc x 12, A dc x 8, B dc x 12, A dc x 36, turn

Row 11: ch1, A dc x 34, b dc x 14, A dc x 8, B dc x 14, A dc x 34, turn

Row 12: rep row 11

Row 13: ch1, A dc x 32, B dc x 16, A dc x 8, B dc x 16, A dc x 32, turn

Row 14: rep row 13

Row 15: ch1, A dc x 30, B dc x 16, A dc x 12, B dc x 16, A dc x 30, turn

Row 16, 17, 18: rep row 15

Row 19: ch1, A dc x 30, B dc x 14, A dc x 16, B dc x 14, A dc x 30, turn

Row 20: ch1, A dc x 32, B dc x 10, A dc x 20, B dc x 10, A dc x 32, turn

Row 21: rep row 20

Row 22: ch1, A dc x 32, B dc x 8, A dc x 24, B dc x 8, A dc x 32, turn

Row 23: A dc x 34, B dc x 4, A dc x 28, B dc x 4, A dc x 34, turn

Continuing with Yarn A:

Row 24: ch1, dc across, turn

Row 25 – 30: rep row 24

Yarn B

Row 31: ch3 (counts as a st), Xtr to last st, tr, turn

Row 32: ch1 (does not count as a st), dc across, turn

Row 33: rep row 31

Yarn C

Row 34: ch1, dc across, turn

Row 35: ch3, tr across, turn

Row 36 – 50: rep rows 34 and 35

(a total of 9 times)

Yarn A

Row 51: ch1, dc across, turn

Row 52 – 72: rep row 51

(a total of 22 rows)

Yarn C

Row 73 – 90 : rep rows 34 and 35

(a total of 9 times)

Yarn B

Row 91 – 93: rep 31, 32, 33

Yarn A

Row 94 – 115: rep 51

(a total of 22 rows)

Fasten off and weave in ends.

Baby Blanket Border:

Rejoin Yarn B and dc evenly around the width and length of the blanket and in each corner sp [1dc, ch2, 1dc).  Join with a sl st

Round 2: ch3, Xtr around with each corner sp [2tr, ch2, 2tr].  Join with a sl st

Round 3: ch1, dc around remembering to dc x 3 in each corner sp

Fasten off and weave in ends.

Bunny Blanket Crochet Pattern Instructions US Crochet Terms

With Yarn A, ch104 + 1

Bunny tapestry

Row 1:  sc 2nd ch from hook, A sc x 36, B sc x 32, A sc x 36, turn

Row 2: ch1, rep row 1, turn

Row 3: ch1, A sc x 36, B sc x 14, A sc x 4, B sc x 14, A sc x 36, turn

Row 4: rep row 2

Row 5: ch1, A sc x 38, B sc x 6, A sc x 4, B sc x 8, A sc x 4, B sc x 6, A sc x 38, turn

Row 6: ch1, A sc x 40, B sc x 6, A sc x 2, B sc x 8, A sc x 2, B sc x 6, A sc x 40, turn

Row 7: ch1, A sc x 40, B sc x 24, A sc x 40, turn

Row 8: rep row 7

Row 9: ch1, A sc x 38, B sc x 28, A sc x 38, turn

Row 10: ch1, A sc x 36, B sc x 12, A sc x 8, B sc x 12, A sc x 36, turn

Row 11: ch1, A sc x 34, B sc x 14, A sc x 8, B sc x 14, A sc x 34, turn

Row 12: rep row 11

Row 13: ch1, A sc x 32, B sc x 16, A sc x 8, B sc x 16, A sc x 32, turn

Row 14: rep row 13

Row 15: ch1, A sc x 30, B sc x 16, A sc x 12, B sc x 16, A sc x 30, turn

Row 16, 17, 18: rep row 15

Row 19: ch1, A sc x 30, B sc x 14, A sc x 16, B sc x 14, A sc x 30, turn

Row 20: ch1, A sc x 32, B sc x 10, A sc x 20, B sc x 10, A sc x 32, turn

Row 21: rep row 20

Row 22: ch1, A sc x 32, B sc x 8, A sc x 24, B sc x 8, A sc x 32, turn

Row 23: A sc x 34, B sc x 4, A sc x 28, B sc x 4, A sc x 34, turn

Continuing with Yarn A:

Row 24: ch1, sc across, turn

Row 25 – 30: rep row 24

Yarn B

Row 31: ch3 (counts as a st), Xtr to last st, tr, turn

Row 32: ch1 (does not count as a st), sc across, turn

Row 33: rep row 31

Yarn C

Row 34: ch1, sc across, turn

Row 35: ch3, dc across, turn

Row 36 – 50: rep rows 34 and 35

(a total of 9 times)

Yarn A

Row 51: ch1, sc across, turn

Row 52 – 72: rep row 51

(a total of 22 rows)

Yarn C

Row 73 – 90 : rep rows 34 and 35

(a total of 9 times)

Yarn B

Row 91 – 93: rep 31, 32, 33

Yarn A

Row 94 – 115: rep 51

(a total of 22 rows)

Fasten off and weave in ends.

Baby Blanket Border:

Rejoin Yarn B and sc evenly around the width and length of the blanket and in each corner sp [1dc, ch2, 1dc).  Join with a sl st

Round 2: ch3, Xtr around with each corner sp [2dc, ch2, 2dc].  Join with a sl st

Round 3: ch1, sc around with each corner sp sc x 3

Fasten off and weave in ends.

Happy crocheting!

Copyright Notice

The pattern and photographs of this design are the property of Sharon Goodwin at Jera’s Jamboree.  This pattern and design are subject to copyright and are for personal, non-commercial use only.  You may not share, resell, alter or redistribute this pattern in part or in whole. You may, however, sell any finished items you make.  If you would like to include this pattern in a roundup, you may take one photo and link back to this pattern.

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