Crochet Peeps Pattern + Video Tutorial

Get ready to add a sweet and nostalgic touch to your Easter crochet projects with my Crochet Peeps pattern!

These adorable appliqués are designed to resemble the iconic Easter candy and come in three different sizes, allowing you to customize your creations with ease.

Whether you’re decorating Easter baskets, embellishing clothing, or crafting festive home decor, these crocheted Peeps will bring a burst of colorful fun to your holiday celebrations. The free crochet pattern and video tutorial are below.

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Melissa Hassler holding her crochet peeps pattern design

PATTERN INFORMATION

Skill Level

Beginner. This crochet appliqué pattern uses basic stitches in basic form and in simple repeats in rounds or rows.

Crochet Project Materials

crochet peeps pattern

Crochet Peeps Size Chart

Crochet Peep SizeWidthLength
Small2.25 inches5.25 inches
Medium3 inches6.75 inches
Large3.5 inches7.75 inches
Crochet Peeps Size Chart
crochet peeps pattern

Crochet Gauge

3 rounds/rows = 1 inch, 4 stitches = 1 inch

  • This appliqué crochet pattern starts with a magic circle.
  • The body is worked in the round.
  • The head and ears are worked in rows.
  • The beginning of each round/row starts with a chain which does not count as your first stitch. 
  • Join in the round with a slip stitch to the first stitch made in that round. 
  • Repeat instructions between asterisks (*) for the remainder of the round.
  • dc = double crochet stitches
  • hdc = half double crochet stitches
  • sc = single crochet stitches
  • hdc2tog = half double crochet 2 stitches together
  • hdc3tog = half double crochet 3 stitches together
  • st = stitch
  • sts = stitches
  • sl st = slip stitch
  • ch = chain
  • chs = chains
  • rnd = round
  • rnds = rounds
  • rem = remaining
  • blo = back loop only
  • flo = front loop only
  • ws = wrong side
  • rs = right side
crochet peeps pattern

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Many of my easy crochet patterns are also available as ad-free PDF patterns in my Etsy Shop.

Related Crochet Patterns

You may also like these other crochet patterns for free: Chick, Bunny, and Cupcake crochet hat patterns. Also check out my bunny, chick, egg, and frog crochet applique patterns.

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Melissa Hassler holding her crochet peeps pattern design

CROCHET PEEPS PATTERN INSTRUCTIONS

Crochet Peeps Pattern

crochet peeps pattern

Peep Body Pattern

Rnd 1: Magic circle, ch 2, 8 hdc, join with sl st to the top of the first hdc (8 stitches)

Rnd 2: Ch 2, 2 hdc in each st, join (16 stitches)

Rnd 3: Ch 2, *2 hdc, hdc in next st*, join (24 stitches)

Do not fasten off. Begin the head section.

Peep Head Pattern

Row 1: Ch 2, 2 hdc, hdc 2 sts, 2 hdc, turn (6 stitches)

Row 2: Ch 2, 2 hdc, hdc 4 sts, 2 hdc, turn (8 stitches)

Row 3: Ch 2, hdc2tog, hdc 4 sts, hdc2tog, turn (6 stitches)

Row 4: Ch 2, hdc2tog, hdc 2 sts, hdc2tog, turn (4 stitches)

Do not fasten off. Begin the first ear.

Peep Ears Pattern

Row 1: Ch 2, hdc in 2 sts, turn, (2 stitches)

Rows 2-4: Ch 2, hdc in each st, turn (2 stitches)

Row 5: Ch 2, hdc2tog, turn (1 stitch)

Fasten off and rejoin your yarn to the next st on the peep head. Repeat rows 1-5 for the second ear.

Fasten off and weave in all of your ends.

Peep Body Pattern

Rnd 1: Magic circle, ch 2, 8 hdc, join with sl st to the top of the first hdc (8 stitches)

Rnd 2: Ch 2, 2 hdc in each st, join (16 stitches)

Rnd 3: Ch 2, *2 hdc, hdc in next st*, join (24 stitches)

Rnd 4: Ch 2, *2 hdc, hdc in next 2 sts*, join (32 stitches)

Do not fasten off. Begin the head section.

Peep Head Pattern

Row 1: Ch 2, 2 hdc, hdc 4 sts, 2 hdc, turn (8 stitches)

Row 2: Ch 2, 2 hdc, hdc 6 sts, 2 hdc, turn (10 stitches)

Row 3: Ch 2, 2 hdc, hdc 8 sts, 2 hdc, turn (12 stitches)

Row 4: Ch 2, hdc2tog, hdc 8 sts, hdc2tog, turn (10 stitches)

Row 5: Ch 2, hdc2tog, hdc 6 sts, hdc2tog, turn (8 stitches)

Row 6: Ch 2, hdc2tog, hdc 4 sts, hdc2tog, turn (6 stitches)

Do not fasten off. Begin the first ear.

Peep Ears Pattern

Row 1: Ch 2, hdc in 3 sts, turn, (3 stitches)

Rows 2-5: Ch 2, hdc in each st, turn (3 stitches)

Row 6: Ch 2, hdc3tog, turn (1 stitch)

Fasten off and rejoin your yarn to the next st on the peep head. Repeat rows 1-6 for the second ear.

Fasten off and weave in all of your ends.

Peep Body Pattern

Rnd 1: Magic circle, ch 2, 8 hdc, join with sl st to the top of the first hdc (8 stitches)

Rnd 2: Ch 2, 2 hdc in each st, join (16 stitches)

Rnd 3: Ch 2, *2 hdc, hdc in next st*, join (24 stitches)

Rnd 4: Ch 2, *2 hdc, hdc in next 2 sts*, join (32 stitches)

Rnd 5: Ch 2, *2 hdc, hdc in next 3 sts*, join (40 stitches)

Do not fasten off. Begin the head section.

Peep Head Pattern

Row 1: Ch 2, 2 hdc, hdc 6 sts, 2 hdc, turn (10 stitches)

Row 2: Ch 2, 2 hdc, hdc 8 sts, 2 hdc, turn (12 stitches)

Row 3: Ch 2, 2 hdc, hdc 10 sts, 2 hdc, turn (14 stitches)

Row 4: Ch 2, 2 hdc, hdc 12 sts, 2 hdc, turn (16 stitches)

Row 5: Ch 2, hdc2tog, hdc 12 sts, hdc2tog, turn (14 stitches)

Row 6: Ch 2, hdc2tog, hdc 10 sts, hdc2tog, turn (12 stitches)

Row 7: Ch 2, hdc2tog, hdc 8 sts, hdc2tog, turn (10 stitches)

Row 8: Ch 2, hdc2tog, hdc 6 sts, hdc2tog, turn (8 stitches)

Do not fasten off. Begin the first ear.

Peep Ears Pattern

Row 1: Ch 2, hdc in 4 sts, turn, (4 stitches)

Rows 2-6: Ch 2, hdc in each st, turn (4 stitches)

Row 7: Ch 2, hdc2tog, hdc2tog, turn (2 stitches)

Fasten off and rejoin your yarn to the next st on the peep head. Repeat rows 1-7 for the second ear.

Fasten off and weave in all of your ends.

crochet peeps pattern

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