I love a quick Easter gift for my friends or family, or just my own kitchen, and our modern bunny pattern I made years ago seemed to work perfectly!
I made a solid side and then joined together and finished the hot pad with a nice shell border. I think you could easily just make the bunny as a dishcloth, just carry the yarn through the rows, instead of the drop and pull across the back method for the hot pad.
I have a lot of ends hidden in the middle of the hot pad. (I forgot to take a picture but it looks like the inside of our Heart Stripe hot pad and I do have a picture of that:)
If you’ve missed the Modern Bunny Lovey I made years ago, here’s a photo and a link to the pattern.
I’ve seen a lot of cute versions of this blanket over the years and I hope to see more!
Stitches (US Terms)
Single Crochet (SC)
Makes 1 Hot Pad 8×8 inches
Bernat Handicrafter Cotton One each of white and robins egg (click name of yarn for details)
Size H 5mm hook
Chain 27 in white.
Following the graph from right to left on the odd-numbered rows, and left to right on the even-number rows. Each square represents 1 SC. Work SC into each chain, making the appropriate color changes.
To change colors, pull through with new color on last step of the previous stitch. No need to cut the white, or carry along the row since all ends will be hidden in the middle of the hot pad.
Always chain 1 and turn at the end of each row.
When finished with the graph, work one complete round of SC into each stitch, and at the end of each row, and work 3 SC into each corner. Join with a slip stitch to the first SC of the round, tie off.
Make a second side in a solid color.
Joining the two sides with a round of SC. Matching the hot pad together, work SC into each stitch inserting your hook through both pads to join them together. Work 3 SC into each corner. Join to the starting SC and ch 2.
Continue in the same direction, begin the round with 2 DC into the space where you joined the round. *SK two stitches, work 1 SC into the next stitch. SK 2 sts, 5 DC into the next st. Repeat from * around. (On the corners, skip only one stitch if needed.) At the end of the round, estimate if you need to skip one or two stitches in between the shells and SC. Finish the round with 2 DC into the starting ch 2 space. Slip stitch into the top of the ch 2 to join, tie off and weave in the ends.
I love this bunny so much! Annie already used it for her newest Daisy Farm Kitchen recipe!
We are starting to have quite a collection of hot pads on our site, I love these for quick and easy gifts and also they are a great way to practice your crochet skills. We are going to keep trying to add even more.
Thanks for stopping by and Happy Easter!