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The Night Watch bunnies

The Night Watch is the most famous and largest painting of Rembrandt van Rijn. On this painting he painted all of the figures in a civic guard piece in action. The captain, dressed in black, gives the order to march out. I have crochted the two main figures, the captain and the lieutenant, as second painting for the bunny painting exhibition.

The more I looked into the painting the more details I saw. The captain and the lieutenant have many gold details in their clothes. I tried to capture it in the crochet pattern by crocheting with two yarns on the same time. These details can be found in the collar and the jacket of the lieutenant.



  • Crochet needle 2,5mm
  • Buy yarn that can be crocheted with a crochet needle of 2,5mm. I always use Katia Capri or Yarn & colors Must-Have. Use yarn in the following colors: Sand (60gr) Black (50gr), Red (10gr), White (50gr), Mocca (10gr), Light Beige (50gr), Beige (100gr), Turqoise(10gr), Anthracite (10gr), Gold (10gr).
  • 2 Safety eyes oval shape 8,5 x 6 mm
  • Pompon maker for 2,5 cm pompons
  • Tapestry needle
  • Stitch markers, you can also use a rest piece of yarn that you place in between the stitch.
  • Stuffing for the body