Easter Bunny

16 + 1/2" tall
4 ply yarn: 12 oz white, 2 ozs yellow and small amount of pink, orange and dark green
Hook size H/8
Small amount pink and black embroidery floss
Fiberfill
NOTE: work with 2 strands of yarn held tog. unless otherwise indicated and do not join rnds.
Long sc: Insert hook in st indicated, yo, draw up a lp level with working row, yo, draw through 2 lps on hook.
Arms:
Rnd 1: With white yarn, ch 2, 7 sc in 2nd st from hook. ( 7 ).
Rnd 2: ( Sc in next st, 2 sc in next st ), 3 times, sc in next st.. ( 10 ).
Rnds 3-10: Sc in each st, around. At the end of rnd 10, sl st in next st and fasten off.
Stuff Arms with fiberfill.
Legs:
Rnd 1: With white yarn, ch 2, 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook. ( 6 ).
Rnd 2: ( Sc in next st, 2 sc in next sc ) 3 times. ( 9 ).
Rnd 3: Work 2 sc each st, around. ( 18 ).
Rnd 4: Working in back lps for this rnd only, sc in each st, around.
Rnd 5: ( Sc in next st, dec 1 sc over next 2 sts ), rpt around. ( 12 ).
Rnds 6-13: Sc in each st, around. At the end of rnd 13, sl st in next st. Fasten off.
Stuff Legs with fiberfill.
Body:
Row 1: Flatten rnd 13 of each leg and working through both thickness's, attach white yarn in first Leg, ch 1, work 6 sc across, pick up second leg and work 6 sc across, turn. ( 12 ).
NOTE: With a scrap of contrasting yarn mark row 1 as Front of Body.
Rnd 2: Working in front lps only, ch 1, sc in next 12 sts, turn work to work in rem. free lps of Row 1, sc in each of next 12 sts. ( 24 ).
Rnds 3-9: Sc in each st around. At the end of Rnd 9, flatten rnd straight across and place a piece of contrasting yarn to mark left and right sides.
Rnd 10: Sc in each st around to within last 3 sts before marker.
Rnd 11: * Pick up Arm and flatten last rnd of Arm, working through all thickness's ( 2 of Arm and one of Body ) sc in each of next 5 sts *, sc across Body to within 2 sts away from next marker, rpt from * once.
Rnd 12: ( Sc in next st, dec 1 sc over next 2 sts ) 12 times. ( 16 ).
Rnd 13: Sc in each st around, sl st in next st, leaving a length of yarn, fasten off.
Stuff Body with fiberfill.
Ear Fronts:
Row 1: With one strand of pink yarn, ch 11, hdc in 3rd ch from hook, hdc in next 7 ch, 5 hdc in last ch, working on opposite side of foundation ch, hdc in next 8 ch, fasten off. ( 21 ).
Backs of Ears:
Row 1: With one strand of white yarn, ch 11, hdc in 3rd ch from hook, hdc in next 7 ch, 5 hdc in last ch, working on opposite side of foundation ch, hdc in next 8 ch, turn.
Row 2: With wrong sides facing and holding one front and back Ear sections tog. and working through both thickness's, ch 2, hdc in next 10 sts, 2 hdc, ch 2 and 2 hdc in next st, ( center top of Ear ), hdc in next 10 sts. Fasten off.
Head:
Rnd 1: With white yarn, ch 2, 6 sc in second ch from hook. ( 6 ).
Rnd 2: Work 2 sc in each st around. ( 12 ).
Rnd 3: ( Sc in next st, 2 sc in next st ), rpt around. ( 18 ).
Rnd 4: Sc in each st around.
Rnd 5: Sc in each st around.
Rnd 6: Sc in next 2 sts, ( 2 sc in next st ) 6 times, sc in next 10 sts. ( 24 ).
Rnd 7: Rpt Rnd 4.
Rnd 8: Sc in next 5 sts, * pick up Ear with front facing away, fold outer bottom edge in toward front pink area, working hook through thickness's of Ear, sc into next st of Head, sc in through center thickness of Ear and next st of Head, fold other side of Ear in towards front pink area, sc through thickness's of Ear and next st of Head *, sc in next st of Head, rep from * once, sc in next st to end of rnd.
Rnd 9: Rpt Rnd 4.
Rnd 10: ( Sc in next 2 sts, dec 1 sc over next 2 sts ), rep around. ( 18 ).
Rnd 11: ( Sc in next st, dec 1 sc over next 2 sts ), rep around and leaving a length of yarn, fasten off. ( 12 ).
Stuff Head with fiber fill and sew closed. Center and sew Head into Body so that Ears are upright.
Referring to photo sew on facial features.
Dress:
Rnd 1: With one strand of yellow yarn, ch 30, join to form a ring, ch 1, sc in each ch around, sl st to join in beg sc, turn. ( 30 ).
Rnd 2: Ch 1, sc in each st around, join.
Rnd 3: With yellow, ch 1, work 2 sc, ( with orange yarn, work 1 sc, with yellow yarn work 4 sc ) 5 times, with orange yarn work 1 sc, with yellow yarn work 2 sc, join.
Rnd 4: With yellow, ch 2, hdc in next st, * with orange yarn ( yoh, insert hook into st, draw up a lp, yo, draw through 2 lps on hook ) 3 times in same st, drop orange yarn, with yellow yarn, yo, draw through rem 4 lps on hook, hdc in next 4 sts, rep from * around, ending with yellow yarn, hdc in next 2 sts, join. Fasten off orange yarn.
Rnd 5: With yellow yarn, ch 1, sc in each st around. ( 30 ).
Rnd 6: With yellow, ch 1, sl st in next st ( with dark green yarn, long st in top of orange carrot in Rnd 4, with yellow yarn, sc in next st, with dark green yarn, long st in same st as previous long sc, with yellow yarn, sc in next 2 sts ) rep around, ending with 1 yellow sc. Join.
Rnd 7: With yellow yarn, ch 1, sc in next 2 sts, ( with dark green yarn, long sc in same st of Rnd 4 of previous long sc sts, with yellow yarn, sc in next 4 sts ) rep around, ending with 2 yellow sc sts, join, fasten off dark green yarn.
Tail Slit:
Row 8: With yellow yarn, ch 1, sc in each st around, do NOT join, turn.
Rows 9-10: Rpt Row 8.
Rnds 11-13: Ch 1, sc in each st around, sl st to join in beg sc, at the end of Rnd 13, fasten off.
Bodice Front:
Row 14: Attach yellow yarn on first st of Front after marker, ch 1, sc in same st, sc in next 13 sts, ch 1, turn. ( 14 ).
Rows 15-17: Dec 1 st over next 2 sts, sc in each st across to within last 2 sc, dec 1 sc over next 2 sts, ch 1, turn. ( 8 ).
Row 18: Dec 1 sc over next 2 sts, sc in next 4 sts, dec 1 sc over next 2 sts, fasten off. ( 6 ).
Row 19: Attach orange yarn, ch 1, dec 1 sc over next 2 sts, sc in next 2 sts, dec 1 sc over next 2 sts, fasten off. ( 4 ).
Bodice Back:
Row 14: Skipping marked st, attach yellow yarn in next st, ch 1, sc in same st, sc in next 13 sts, ch 1, turn. ( 14 ).
Rows 15-19: Rpt Rows 15 - 19 of Bodice Front.
Ties:
With orange yarn, ch 20, sc in edge of Back Bodice, sc in side edge of each row of Back Bodice, sc in skipped st of Rnd 13, sc in each side edge of row of Front Bodice, ch 20, fasten off.
Rpt in same manner on opposite side of Bodice. Place dress on Bunny and tie straps over shoulders, push tail through slit at back of Dress.
Hat ( back section ):
Row 1: With one strand of yellow yarn, ch 4, 5 dc in 4th ch from hook, turn. ( 6 ).
Row 2: Ch 3, ( first dc ), dc in same st as beg ch 3, 2 dc in each rem st across, fasten off. ( 12 ).
Hat ( front section ):
Row 1: Working in same ch as first group of dc sts of back section, attach yellow yarn. Ch 3, 5 dc in same st, turn. ( 6 ).
Row 2: Ch 3, dc in same st as beg ch 3, 2 dc in each st across, do NOT turn. ( 12 ).
Brim:
Rnd 3: Ch 1, working across sts of Back section, hdc in each of next 12 sts, working across Front section, hdc in each of next 12 sts, sl st to join in beg hdc, do NOT turn. ( 24 ).
Rnds 4-5: Ch 1, ( sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc ) rpt around, join. ( 54 ).
Rnd 6: Ch 1, sc in each sc around, join, fasten off.