Huggable Bunny Free Crochet Pattern

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Huggable Bunny Free Crochet Pattern

Crochet BunnyWe have another Easter-themed pattern for you this week! There are so many adorable bunny amigurumi patterns out there to choose from, but when I was thinking about crocheting one for a little girl on her first birthday, I knew I wanted to make something big and cuddly! I’ve seen lots of this particular style bunny all over social media and thought it was so cute with it’s ears off to the side and its bright eyes. So I designed a pattern around this style and used the plushiest yarn I could find to make this Bunny the cuddliest, most squeezable stuffed toy possible. Later, I found out that the inspiration for this funny bunny comes from a free pattern on Amigurumi Today, which you can find here. That one is so tiny and adorable! It uses a 2.5mm hook and the legs and body are worked completely differently than ours. If you are looking to make a small bunny, the pattern on Amigurumi Today looks wonderful! But if you want to make a big cuddly bunny, feel free to follow along with our jumbo-sized, huggable version! Either way, this Bunny would make such a wonderful Easter gift!

Here’s what we used:

  • 6.0mm hook (I use THESE hooks!);
  • Bernat Baby Blanket yarn (super bulky) in Lilac (we used two 100g skeins and had a little left over);
  • Bernat Baby Blanket yarn (super bulky) in White (we used less than 50g);
  • Black yarn or embroidery/crochet thread for eyes;
  • Pink light weight yarn or embroidery/crochet thread for nose and mouth;
  • Safety Eyes;
  • Stuffing (this Bunny is fairly big and will require a lot);
  • Tapestry needle.

*One thing to note about this yarn if this is your first time working with it: it can be tricky to work with at first because it is quite fluffy and the stitches can be hard to see. We recommend that you use a stitch marker to mark the first stitch of each round and use your fingers to feel the stitches if you’re unsure. You will get the hang of it!*

*Work in continuous rounds throughout*

Legs (make 2):

Rnd 1: MR 6 sc (6 sts)

Rnd 2: Inc around (12 sts)

Rnds 3-5: Sc around (12 sts)

Tie off first leg. Repeat rounds 1-5 for second leg. Do not tie off second leg. Continue to Round 6 below for the body.

Body:

Rnd 6: Sc 12 around the leg on your hook, ch 8, attach second leg and sc 12 around (32 sts total)

Rnd 7: Sc around (sc on each side of the ch 8 from previous round) (40 sts)

Rnds 8-10: Sc around (40 sts)

Rnd 11: Sc 7, inc. Repeat around (45 sts)

Rnds 12-13: Sc around (45 sts)

Rnd 14: Sc 8, inc. Repeat around (50 sts)

Rnd 15: Dec, sc 8. Repeat around (45 sts)

Rnd 16: Sc 7, dec. Repeat around (40 sts)

Rnd 17: Sc 6, dec. Repeat around (35 sts)

Begin to firmly stuff your Bunny. Continue stuffing a little after each round.

Rnds 18-30: Sc around (35 sts)

Tie off and leave a long tail. Sew the top closed. One of the beautiful things about this yarn is how forgiving it is, so the seam should be nearly invisible!

Arms (make 2):

Rnd 1: MR 4 sc (4 sts)

Rnd 2: Sc, inc. Repeat around (6 sts)

Rnds 3-7: Sc around (6 sts)

Sew an arm on each side of the body around Rnds 15-17.

Eyes (make 2):

Rnd 1: MR 5 sc (5sts)

Rnd 2: Inc around (10 sts)

Rnd 3: Sc, inc. Repeat around (15 sts)

Insert the safety eyes between rnds 2 and 3 of each white eye piece. Then sew the white eye pieces onto the Bunny between rnds 17/18-22 of the body, with about 3 to 4 sts in-between them. With black embroidery thread or light weight yarn, sew three long stitches on top of each eye and two on the bottom of each eye. Poke the remaining tails back inside the piece using the back of your tapestry needle.

Ears (make 2):

Rnd 1: MR 6 (6 sts)

Rnd 2: Inc around (12 sts)

Rnd 3: Sc 3, inc. Repeat around (15 sts)

Rnd 4: Sc 4, inc. Repeat around (18 sts)

Rnds 5-7: Sc around (18 sts)

Rnd 8: Sc 4, dec. Repeat around (15 sts)

Rnds 9-10: Sc around (15 sts)

Rnd 11: Sc 3, dec. Repeat around (12 sts)

Rnd 12: Sc around (12 sts)

Rnd 13: Sc 2, dec. Repeat around (9 sts)

Rnd 14: Sc around (9 sts)

Slst to next st and tie off, leaving a tail for sewing onto the Bunny. Sew the ears adjacent to each other at one corner of the Bunny. After we sewed them to the Bunny, we also sewed the first two rounds of the ears to each other (where they meet at the corner) so they stay together. Poke the remaining tails back inside the piece using the back of your tapestry needle.

Crochet Bunny

Tail:

Rnd 1: MR 6 sc (6 sts)

Rnd 2: Inc around (12 sts)

Rnd 3: Sc 3, inc. Repeat around (15 sts)

Rnd 4: Sc 3, dec. Repeat around (12 sts).

Slst to next st and tie off, leaving a tail for sewing. Stuff lightly and sew to the back of your Bunny. Continue stuffing a little after you sew every few sts if you need to. Poke the remaining tail back inside the piece using the back of your tapestry needle.

Nose and Mouth:

Finally, with your light weight pink yarn or embroidery thread, sew the nose and mouth on. We did this by inserting our tapestry needle into a stitch between the eyes and about 1 or two rows below the eyes (between rnds 16 and 17 on ours). This point will be the bottom of the nose. Starting about 2 stitches to the right and up two rows, begin weaving the yarn in a triangle shape, working your way across three stitches on top and always weaving the yarn through the centre stitch at the bottom. When you are done making the triangle shape, thread your yarn across the top of the nose a few times. Finish the mouth by making a long stitch out from the nose and then another across the bottom.

You are done!

Enjoy!

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