April 5, 2021

Bunny Crochet Pattern

Pattern and video tutorial of assembly provided.

Written BY

Tracy Phillips

I am very excited to be introducing this new pattern! You do need to make sure the stitches are close together so that the filling doesn’t come out.

I hope you enjoy it!

Materials Needed

- Yarn- Bulky (5); Yarn Bee Luciana in the color Ecru; 2 1/4 skeins- 200 yds / 202 m

- Hook- K/ 6.5 mm

- Safety Eyes (2)- 20 mm

- Fiber Fill (to stuff)

- Thread (for the nose)- can use safety nose (20 mm)

- Tapestry Needle

- Scissors

- Stitch Marker

Please note: For the instructional pictures (in paid pattern) and video, I used Yarn Bee Breathe Deep in the color Ivory (1 skein) and hook E (3.5 mm).

Gauge

4” x 4”= 9 sc x 8 rows = 72 sts

Abbreviations

ch- chain

inv sc dec- invisible single crochet decrease mc- magic circle

sc- single crochet

slst- slip stitch

Special Instructions

1) If a ‘stitch’ is followed by an ‘x’ and a ‘number’, then perform that stitch in each stitch space the given number of times, i.e., sc x 10.

2) If a ‘number’ comes before a ‘stitch’, then that is how many times the stitch will go into one stitch space, i.e., 6sc. This is known as an increase.

3) If ‘[ ]’ are around a set of stitches followed by an ‘x’ and a ‘number’, then repeat the entire set the number of times given, i.e., [2sc. Sc x 6] x 4.

4) To perform an invisible single crochet decrease: Insert hook into front loop of first stitch space and then insert hook into front loop of next stitch space (three loops on hook). Yarn over and pull yarn through two loops (two loops on hook). Yarn over and pull through last two loops.

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Arms (Make 2)

Note: Perform in continual rounds. Use a stitch marker to mark first stitch of each round.

Rnd 1: Mc . Ch 1. 6sc. (6 sts)

Rnd 2: 2sc x 6. (12 sts)

Rnd 3: [Sc. 2sc] x 6. (18 sts)

Weave in end.

Rnd 4-5: Sc x 18. (18 sts)

Rnd 6: [Sc x 4. Inv sc dec] x 3. (15 sts)

Rnd 7: Sc. [Inv sc dec. Sc x 3] x 2. Inv sc dec. Sc x 2. (12 sts)

Rnd 8: [Sc x 4. Inc sc dec] x 2. (10 sts)

Rnd 9-16: Sc x 10. (10 sts)

Rnd 17: For the last round, you will only be performing 3 stitches total. This will even the sides out. Sc x 2. Slst. (3 sts) Cut yarn and pull through. Weave in end.

Stuff both arms and set aside until the upper body is done.

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Legs (Make 2)

Note: Perform in continual rounds. Use a stitch marker to mark first stitch of each round.

Rnd 1: Mc . Ch 1. 6sc. (6 sts)

Rnd 2: 2sc x 6. (12 sts)

Rnd 3: [Sc. 2sc] x 6. (18 sts)

Weave in end.

Rnd 4: [2sc. Sc x 2] x 6. (24 sts)

Rnd 5-6: Sc x 24. (24 sts)

Rnd 7: Sc x 6. Inv sc dec x 6. Sc x 6. (18 sts)

Rnd 8: Sc x 18. (18 sts)

Rnd 9: Sc x 3. Inv sc dec x 6. Sc x 3. (12 sts)

Rnd 10-15: Sc x 12. (12 sts)

Rnd 16: Sc x 12. (12 sts) On the first leg, mark the second to last st (this will be the left leg).

Rnd 17: For the last round, you will only be performing 4 stitches total. This will even the sides out. Sc x 3. Slst. (4 sts) Cut yarn and pull through. Weave in end. Mark the stitch after the slst on the second leg (this will be the right leg).

Stuff both legs.

Starting with the right leg, insert hook into top loops of marked stitch space and then insert hook into top loops of marked stitch space on the left leg. Yarn over and pull through all top loops. Ch 1.

Because this next round is actually the beginning of the body, I will continue the directions under ‘Body’.

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Body

Note: Perform in continual rounds. Use a stitch marker to mark first stitch of each round.

Make sure to stuff the body as you go. I will only remind you at the end.

Rnd 1: Continuing with the left leg, sc into the same stitch space that is marked. Sc x 11 (you will end right before the marked stitch space). Now, with the right leg, sc into marked stitch space. Sc x 11 (you will end right before the marked stitch space). (24 sts)

Rnd 2: Inserting hook into first sc on left leg, sc. Sc x 5. 2sc. Sc x 10. 2sc. Sc x 6. (26 sts)

Take yarn end and use it to weave together any holes that may be between the legs.

Rnd 3: [2sc. Sc x 12] x 2. (28 sts)

Rnd 4: Sc x 7. 2sc. Sc x 14. 2sc. Sc x 5. (30 sts)

Rnd 5: Sc x 13. [2sc. Sc] x 3. 2sc. Sc x 10. (34 sts)

Rnd 6: Sc. 2sc. Sc x 7. [2sc. Sc x 8] x 2. 2sc. Sc x 6. (38 sts)

Rnd 7-12: Sc x 38. (38 sts)

Rnd 13: Sc x 9. Inv sc dec. Sc x 22. Inv sc dec. Sc x 3. (36 sts)

You will notice that the marked first spot is starting to move. This is okay and will not affect the end results.

Rnd 14: Sc x 8. Inv sc dec x 2. [Sc x 5. Inv sc dec] x 2. Sc x 5. Inv sc dec x 2. Sc. (30 sts)

Rnd 15: Inv sc dec. Sc x 3. Inv sc dec. Sc x 4. Inv sc dec. Sc x 11. Inv sc dec. Sc x 4. (26 sts)

Rnd 16: Sc x 26. (26 sts)

Rnd 17: [Sc x 9. Inv sc dec] x 2. Sc x 4. (24 sts)

Rnd 18: Sc x 9. Inv sc dec. Sc x 7. Inv sc dec. Sc x 4. (22 sts)

Rnd 19: For this round, you will be attaching the arms. Sc x 7. Now, flatten the opening of each arm so that the stitches on both sides line up. You will be going through the top loops of the front and back side of arm and then into body. Sc x 5 (left arm should be attached). Sc x 6. Now, repeat the steps to attach the right arm. Sc x 5 (last stitch is into the marked first stitch and right arm should be attached). Move stitch marker over to next stitch space. (23 sts performed/ 22 sts seen)

Rnd 20: Sc. Inv sc dec x 2. Sc x 7. Inv sc dec x 2. Sc x 6. (18 sts)

Rnd 21: Inv sc dec x 9. (9 sts)

Finish stuffing the body.

Rnd 22: Sc x 9. (9 sts)

Rnd 23: For the last round, you will only be performing 4 stitches total. This will even the sides out. Slst. Sc x 2. Slst. (4 sts)

Cut yarn, pull through, and weave in end.

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Ears (Make 2)

Note: Perform in continual rounds. Use a stitch marker to mark first stitch of each round.

Rnd 1: Mc. Ch 1. 4sc. (4 sts)

Rnd 2: [Sc. 2sc] x 2. (6 sts)

Rnd 3: [2sc. Sc x 2] x 2. (8 sts)

Rnd 4: [Sc x 3. 2sc] x 2. (10 sts)

Rnd 5: [2sc. Sc x 4] x 2. (12 sts)

Weave in end.

Rnd 6: [Sc x 5. 2sc] x 2. (14 sts)

Rnd 7: [2sc. Sc x 6] x 2. (16 sts)

Rnd 8: [Sc x 7. 2sc] x 2. (18 sts)

Rnd 9: [2sc. Sc x 8] x 2. (20 sts)

Rnd 10: [Sc x 9. 2sc] x 2. (22 sts)

Rnd 11: [2sc. Sc x 10] x 2. (24 sts)

Rnd 12-15: Sc x 24. (24 sts)

Rnd 16: Sc x 3. Inv sc dec x 3. Sc x 15. (21 sts)

Rnd 17: Sc x 21. (21 sts)

Rnd 18: Sc. Inv sc dec x 3. Sc x 14. (18 sts)

Rnd 19: Inv sc dec x 2. Sc x 12. Inv sc dec. (15 sts)

Rnd 20: Inv sc dec x 2. Sc x 9. Inv sc dec.  (12 sts)

Rnd 21: For the last round, you will only be performing 4 stitches total. This will even the sides out. Sc x 2. Slst x 2. (4 sts)

You should be noticing a bump on one side. Push in on it and you will see the ear transform.

You will now work in rows.

Flatten end of ear and work through top loops of both the front and back stitches (you are closing the hole).

Row 23: Remember that the first two stitches in the back are slsts, so you may have to work to get the loops on your hook. Ch 1. Turn. Sc x 6. Ch 1. Turn. (6 sts/ don’t count chains in stitch count)

Row 24: Sc x 6. Ch 1. Turn. (6 sts)

Row 25: Sc x 6. Cut yarn (leave a long enough tail to use for attaching to the head) and pull through.

Set the ears aside until needed.

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Head

Note: Perform in continual rounds. Use a stitch marker to mark first stitch of each round.

Rnd 1: Mc. Ch 1. 6sc. (6 sts)

Rnd 2: 2sc x 6. (12 sts)

Rnd 3: [2sc.sc] x 6. (18 sts)

Weave in end.

Rnd 4: [Sc x 2. 2sc] x 6. (24 sts)

Rnd 5: Sc x 2. 2sc. [Sc x 3. 2sc] x 5. Sc. (30 sts)

Rnd 6: Sc. 2sc. [Sc x 4. 2sc] x 5. Sc x 3. (36 sts)

Rnd 7-8: Sc x 36. (36 sts)

Rnd 9: Sc x 36 (mark stitch 17 and stitch 21). (36 sts)

Rnd 10-11: Sc x 36. (36 sts)

Rnd 12: [Sc x 5. 2sc] x 2. [Sc x 4. 2sc] x 3. Sc x 5. 2sc. Sc x3. (42 sts)

Rnd 13: Sc x 42. (42 sts)

Rnd 14: Sc. [Inv sc dec. Sc x 5] x 2. [Inv sc dec. Sc x 4] x 2. [Inv sc dec. Sc x 5] x 2. Sc. (36 sts)

Rnd 15: [Sc. Inv sc dec] x 12. (24 sts)

Stuff the head to start getting it shaped. You don’t need to stuff it all the way yet.

Structuring of the nose:  

Using a needle and yarn, place your needle inside the head and go into one of the marked spaces. Now, go up one row and push needle back inside head. Go over to the other side and repeat what you did for the first side. Finally, take the two yarn ends and tie with a knot. You will determine how tight you want it. Either cut the yarn tails or stuff them inside the head.

Eye placement:

Using the top of each vertical line you just made, place the eye two spaces toward the outside (not towards the nose).

Nose placement:

You can either place the nose on now or wait until you are done making the head and then sew on a nose. I have made a very easy nose, however, you can make any kind of nose you would like.

Rnd 16: Inv sc dec x 12. Slst into marked stitch. (12 sts) Cut yarn (leave a long enough tail to use for attaching the head to the body) and pull through. Finish stuffing head.

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Attaching the Head to Body

Taking the head, place it onto the body (the neck will fit inside the head making it easier to attach) and weave it into place making sure the bunny’s face is centered.

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Attaching the Ears

Placement of the ears depends on what you like. I didn’t want them too low on the head, so I opted to sew them between Rounds 4 and 5.

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Special Notes:

You will notice that for the big bunny I did opt to use a safety nose (size 20 mm x 25 mm). I did this because the yarn is very bumpy, which made it hard to embroider a descent looking nose.

I did not put a pom pom on either of the bunnies. I do plan on making outfits for both of them and a tail would get in the way.

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**The paid pattern does have pictures. If you would like this, please look under Patterns in the Menu.**

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