Ragdoll Spring Bunny Free Crochet Pattern

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Ragdoll Spring Bunny Free Crochet Pattern

As promised, we have our third Easter/Spring-themed pattern for you today, and she has stolen our hearts!

Here in NL, Canada we are basically still experiencing the dead of winter (no, really, there was a snowstorm here today…#AprilinCanada). It feels like Spring will never arrive, so creating this sweet Ragdoll Spring Bunny has been a nice reprieve for me. I hope this Ragdoll Spring Bunny will be a cheerful addition to your Spring season, wherever you are!

So which of our three Bunny patterns is your favourite? They are all so different! You can check out our kawaii S’mores Bunny Amigurumi HERE, and our big, Huggable Bunny Amigurumi HERE!

Let’s get started. Here’s what I used:

**If you’d prefer a downloadable or printable version of this pattern, an inexpensive, formatted, and ad-free PDF can be purchased HERE.**

Just a quick note before we begin: this pattern is not complicated, but it has many parts (22 separate pieces!), so there is a lot of sewing, attaching and assembling. This is a great project to relax with and work on over a few days.

The finished measurements are approximately 53 cms (20.5 inches) from the bottom of her legs to the tip of her ears, and about 40 cms (16 inches) from the end of one arm to the other. The widest part of her dress is about 23 cms (9 inches).

Stitches and Special Terms (US terminology):

Ch – Chain

Slst – Slipstitch

Sc – Single crochet

Inc – Increase. Work 2 sc in the same st.

Dec – Decrease. Work a regular sc decrease.

Hdc – Half double crochet

Dc – Double crochet

Body (make 2 panels):

**Ch 1 and turn after each row**

Start with Robin’s Egg (blue) coloured yarn. We will start at the bottom of the dress and work up.

Row 1: Ch 41, sc along chains (40 sts)

Row 2: Sc 40 (40 sts)

Row 3: Inc, sc 38, inc (42 sts)

Row 4: Inc, sc 40, inc (44 sts)

Row 5: Inc, sc 42, inc (46 sts)

Row 6: Sc 46 (46 sts)

Row 7: Dec, sc 42, dec (44 sts)

Row 8: Dec, sc 40, dec (42 sts)

Row 9: Sc 42 (42 sts)

Row 10: Dec, sc 38, dec (40 sts)

Rows 11-12: Sc 40 (40 sts)

Row 13: Dec, sc 36, dec (38 sts)

Rows 14-15: Sc 38 (38 sts)

Row 16: Dec, sc 34, dec (36 sts)

Rows 17-21: Sc 36 (36 sts)

Row 22: Dec, sc 32, dec (34 sts)

Rows 23-28: Sc 34 (34 sts)

Switch to Potpourri Ombré (cream) coloured yarn for bunny’s face:

Rows 29-50: Sc 34 (34 sts)

Tie off.

Legs (make 4 panels in twos as explained below):

In Potpourri Ombré (cream)

Row 1: Ch 9, sc along chains (8 sts)

Rows 2-30: Sc 8 (8 sts)

Tie off first panel. Repeat rows 1-30 for second panel. Do not tie off second panel. Put both panels together and sc around the entire piece, starting in the top left corner. (Sc, ch, sc) in each corner. Begin stuffing the leg when you’ve crocheted about half way up the third side of the piece. Continue stuffing a little after every few stitches. Slst to beginning st to close. Tie off, leaving a short tail for later.

Repeat for second leg.

Arms (make 4 panels in twos as explained below):

Begin with Potpourrie Ombré (cream) coloured yarn

Row 1: Ch 7, sc along chains (6 sts)

Rows 2-7: Sc 6 (6 sts)

Switch to Robin’s Egg (blue) coloured yarn

Rows 8-26: Sc 6 (6 sts).

Tie off first panel. Repeat rows 1-26 for second panel. Do not tie off second panel. Put both panels together (matching up colours) and sc around the entire piece, starting in the top left corner. (Sc, ch, sc) in each corner. Switch to Potpourri Ombré (cream) coloured yarn when you reach the colour change of the hand. When changing colours, insert your hook in the stitch. With blue, yarn over and pull up a loop. Then, join the cream and pull cream through both loops.

Begin stuffing the arm when you’ve crocheted about half way up the third side of the piece. Continue stuffing a little after every few stitches. Slst to beginning st to close. Tie off, leaving a short tail for later.

Repeat for second arm.

Ears (make 2):

In Potpourri Ombré (cream) coloured yarn

Rnd 1: MR 6 (6 sts)

Rnd 2: Inc around (12 sts)

Rnd 3: Sc around (12 sts)

Rnd 4: [Sc, inc], repeat [ ] around (18 sts)

Rnd 5: Sc around (18 sts)

Rnd 6: [Sc 2, inc], repeat [ ] around (24 sts)

Rnd 7: Sc around (24 sts)

Rnd 8: [Sc 3, inc], repeat [ ] around (30 sts)

Rnd 9: Sc around (30 sts)

Rnd 10: [Sc 4, inc], repeat [ ] around (36 sts)

Rnds 11-14: Sc around (36 sts)

Rnd 15: [Sc 11, inc], repeat [ ] around (39 sts)

Rnds 16-17: Sc around (39 sts)

Rnd 18: [Sc 11, dec], repeat [ ] around (36 sts)

Rnds 19-22: Sc around (36 sts)

Rnd 23: [Sc 4, dec], repeat [ ] around (30 sts)

Rnds 24-25: Sc around (30 sts)

Rnd 26: [Sc 3, dec], repeat [ ] around (24 sts)

Rnds 27-28: Sc around (24 sts)

Rnds 29: [Sc 2, dec], repeat [ ] around (18 sts)

Rnds 30-31: Sc around (18 sts)

Rnd 32: [Sc, dec], repeat [ ] around (12 sts)

Rnd 33: Sc around (12 sts)

Tie off, leaving a short tail for later.

Appliqué Flower:

We used THIS free pattern as inspiration for our appliqué flower, but we adapted it slightly to fit on our bunny’s dress. Also, the pattern is in UK crochet terms, so, for consistency, we will post our adapted version here in US crochet terms.

Centre of flower in Vanilla Bouquet (yellow) coloured yarn:

Rnd 1: MR 7 hdc (7 sts)

Rnd 2: In hdc, inc around (14 sts)

Tie off, leaving a long tail for sewing onto your bunny’s dress.

Petals (make 6) in Lavender coloured yarn:

Rnd 1: Ch 9, sc in next 3 chs, hdc in next 2 chs, dc in next 2 chs, 9 dc in last ch. Continue crocheting on opposite side of chains. Dc in next 2 chs, hdc in next 2 chs, sc in next 2 chs. Slst to first st to close.

Tie off, leaving a long tail for sewing onto your bunny’s dress.

Rosettes:

Big Rosette (make 1) in Lavender coloured yarn:

Row 1: Ch 11, sc 2 in each chain across (20 sts)

Row 2: Ch 3, dc in first st, dc 2 in each st across (40 sts, incl ch 3)

Tie off, leaving a long tail for sewing. Starting in the centre, roll the piece up. With your tapestry needle, weave the yarn tail through the centre of the rosette a couple of times to secure it.

Small Rosette (make 2) in Aloe Vera (green) coloured yarn:

Row 1: Ch 6, sc 2 in each chain across (10 sts)

Row 2: Ch 3, dc in first st, dc 2 in each st across (20 sts, incl ch 3)

Tie off, leaving a long tail for sewing. Starting in the centre, roll the piece up. With your tapestry needle, weave the yarn tail through the centre of the rosette a couple of times to secure it.

Move on to assembly below!

 

Assembly:

Step 1: Appliqué

The first thing we did was apply the eyes, nose and appliqué flower.

For the eyes, we used black embroidery thread and started 8 rows up from the top of the Bunny’s dress, leaving 9 sts between them. Tip: count the stitches in from each side to find the middle 9 sts of the row.

For the nose, we used light weight pink yarn and counted 17 sts in from each side, threading the yarn between st 17 and 18 for the bottom of the mouth. Thread the yarn up one row. This will be the bottom of the nose. Thread the yarn in a triangle shape (spanning 4 sts). Finish by threading the yarn horizontally across the top of the triangle once or twice.

Arrange the appliqué flower at the bottom, right-hand side of the Bunny’s dress (or left, whichever you prefer!) and sew in place as follows:  start with the centre, then the two outermost petals, then the next two petals, and finally the two middle petals.

Step 2: Arms, Legs and Ears

Cut off three lengths of Robin’s Egg (blue) yarn and two lengths of Potpourri Ombré (cream) yarn, about 30 cms (12 inches) each. Put them aside for later.

Place the two body panels together, matching up all sides.

**Make sure the face of your bunny is facing you as you crochet around the outside of the piece.**

Starting in the lower left-hand corner of the Bunny’s dress (just above the curve), begin attaching the panels together by single crocheting around the outside using Robin’s Egg (blue) yarn. Crochet around the curve and about 10 sts across the bottom and then stop. Pull up a long loop and leave this for now. 

Now, with your tapestry needle and a length of blue yarn that you set aside earlier, place the legs between the panels in the centre and attach them by sewing through all three pieces; the top panel, the leg, and the bottom panel. Tie a knot and secure, hiding the tails between the panels of the body.

Now, picking up where you left off, continue single crocheting across the bottom of the body. When you get to the legs, simply sc in the stitches of the front panel only; since this portion is already sewn shut, it’s for aesthetics only. Once you are past the legs, continue single crocheting both panels together as normal.

Crochet around the opposite curve of the dress and part way up the side. Then stop. Place the first arm between the panels and sew in place the same way you did for the legs, using a length of blue yarn that you set aside earlier. Be sure to match up the blue sleeve to the blue dress.

When finished attaching the arm, continue single crocheting around the outside. Switch to Potpourri Ombré (cream) coloured yarn when you reach the colour change on the body of the bunny. When changing colours, insert your hook in the stitch. With blue, yarn over and pull up a loop. Then, join the cream and pull cream through both loops.

Continue crocheting up the side, stopping before you get to the corner. Attach the ear using a length of cream coloured yarn that you set aside earlier. Attach the same as the legs and arms. Once attached, continue crocheting around the outside.

(Sc, ch, sc) in the corner of the head.

Repeat for second ear.

Stuff the body.

When stuffing is finished, continue crocheting around the outside. Attach second arm. Top up stuffing if necessary. Close with a slst to first st. Tie off. With your tapestry needle, poke the yarn tail back inside the piece.

Step 3: Finishing Touches

In order to make the ears on our bunny stand up, we took another length of yarn and reinforced the ears to the body by sewing the ears to the single crochets around the outside of the body.

Finally, attach the rosettes to the top corner of your Bunny. We did this by attaching each rosette individually and then weaving a length of yarn through all three to keep them positioned together.

Phew! That’s it! You are done!

Enjoy your Ragdoll Spring Bunny!

 

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73 thoughts on “Ragdoll Spring Bunny Free Crochet Pattern

  1. Theses are great, so nice will try to make these. So many patterns and yarn saved for special crochet, but yours is one of the best. Thank you

  2. Hi, I just wanted to point out that Rd 29 of the ears says Sc 2, inc. I believe it is supposed to say Sc 2, dec. Love this pattern, super cute! Thank you!

    1. Thanks for the pattern. I was wondering ow much yarn of each colour did you buy to complete this. I’m not close to a Michaels so don’t want to buy too much or too little.

      1. Hi Anna,
        You’ll need about 150g of the Potpourri Ombré and about 100g of the Robin’s Egg. Everything else is less than 50g 🙂

    1. Hi Aya, MR means Magic Ring. This is the technique used to start crocheting in the round. If you’re not sure how to start one, there are lots of great tutorials on Youtube. Hope that helps!

    1. That’s wonderful! How did your Bunny turn out?? We’d love to see a pic! Feel free to tag us on Instagram or share on our fb : )

  3. Love this little doll…..sounds like something I can do……will put it in my todo basket….
    I understand about the dead of winter in April…..live in Newfoundland for 15 yrs and am now in New Brunswick where the weather is getting warmer but still snow on the ground…..
    Thank you for the pattern…..

    1. Haha, yes! It is brutal! Temperatures still in the negatives here but we’re hanging on! I lived in NB for three years and can definitely commiserate about the insane amounts of snow there. Bad weather aside, I’m glad you like the pattern : )

    1. That’s wonderful! So glad you’re enjoying them 🙂 Feel free to share a picture over on our Facebook page or tag #spinayarncrochet on Instagram. We’d love to see your creations!

    1. Hi Carol,

      I’m sorry to hear that! Hrm, I’m not sure how to fix that issue. Perhaps you could try taking a screenshot of the pattern and printing that instead? The other option is to copy and paste the pattern into a word document and change the font colour. I would also recommend checking your ink levels by printing another document, as I know of some other users who have printed the pattern with no colour issues.

      I hope that helps!

    1. Hi Kelley,
      No, gauge is not important for this pattern. Depending on your tension and hook/yarn size, the measurements of your bunny may simply be slightly different than the ones I have listed.

  4. Hello! I’m almost done the pattern but I’m having a hard time figuring out how to get the ears to stand up. I read your tip about using yarn to reinforce but they’re still super floppy. Can you confirm if you stuffed it, or if you could provide any further details that could help? Thanks! (although it’s still cute with floppy ears… Just seeing if I can try one more time to get them upright though!)

    1. Hi Teri,
      You could also try inserting pipe-cleaners or wires in the ears/body to make them stand up. Since I used cotton yarn (and because my tension tends to be on the very tight side), the ears ended up being quite stiff and stood up well on their own, but if you’re using an acrylic yarn, they won’t be as stiff and may need some reinforcement. I haven’t tried it myself, but you could certainly try stuffing the base of the ears as well to see if that helps!

      1. I just finished the bunny and am in the process of sewing it together… I attached the ears per the pattern and they are super floppy ( and I also used cotton yarn/peaches and Creme) and I have a very tight tension…. I have just unattached the ears and inserted a pipe cleaner in each ear … Still floppy and am about to stuff the ears…. Will post afterwards …..

        1. Those ears can be tricky! You can try reinforcing the base of the ears by stitching them to the sc stitches around the outside of the body. You could also try taking out a few rows from the ears to make them shorter if you wanted. Either way, I think a floppy-eared bunny is just as cute as any other!

  5. ive just found your patterns, oh my they are definitely cute and with alot of grandchildren i know what this nanna is making for xmas, thanks so much for the gorgeous patterns. id love to see a cute kitty or puppy lol

  6. Hi, when doing the arms, is it ok to start with the blue instead of the beige (Potpourri)?
    I’m currently working on the giraffe and there you start with the color/end that’s going to be attached to the main body. That makes more sense to me, and I wanted to do it this way too. Is there a reason why you start the other way in this pattern, or is it just the same?

    Absolutely love your patterns! 🙂
    From Norway~~

    1. It makes no difference at all! You can do whatever feels more comfortable to you. I honestly hadn’t noticed that I started the opposite way on the Giraffe!

      1. Turns out I was probably just really tired when I read the arm part… Sorry about that
        I’ll post pics on Instagram when finished with the dolls ^_^

    1. Hi Lize,
      Unfortunately, I do not allow my patterns to be reposted, including translations, due to copyright protection. I hope you understand! Thanks 🙂

  7. hi! this is a very cute pattern and I love the colors you picket! Brilliant!
    I have a quick question tho. When looking at the picture, I thought the body was made out of double crochet stitches, but the pattern says sc. I am wondering, is it because it’s on the “wrong” side? I am new to crochet (only been doing this for a few months, but not often) and it’s hard for me to tell these things only from the picture.
    Thank you!

    1. Hi Britney,
      Thanks! I’m glad you’re enjoying the pattern!
      When working in flat rows, both sides look exactly the same. However, two rows of single crochets together tend to look like one “block” of stitches and could be mistaken for one row of double crochets. That’s probably what you’re seeing!

  8. I want to make the rag doll bunny for my grandsons girlfriend … I would love to make one for my grandson, but a “boy” version… I was wondering if you might have written this pattern for a boy bunny …???

    1. I haven’t written any other versions of this pattern, unfortunately! But you could probably make a boy version by making a few small adaptions. Maybe add some colour work to include overalls? Or forego the increases at the bottom of the dress to make it more straight, like pants.

  9. This pattern is amazing. Thank you. It’s the second pattern of your I’ve made (I also made the mermaid) Love the easy to follow pattern.

  10. Bunny me ha quedado muy bonita, aunque no se puede comparar a la original. El patrón es muy fácil de seguir. La he tejido con perlé sintético fino, con un ganchillo del nº 2 y queda una muñeca de 30 cm de alto, incluidas las orejas, por 23 cm de ancho, con los brazos extendidos. Voy a intentar colgar una foto en Pinterest (hay algún problema y no me deja). ¡Gracias!

  11. Hello, first thanks so much for this beautiful rag doll pattern! Very easy to follow. I think mine came out a bit larger but still cute. Having trouble getting the ears to stand up 😁 will post a picture once I resolve that issue. Thanks again!

    1. You’ll need about 150g of the Potpourri Ombre, 100g of the Robin’s Egg and less than 50g of everything else.

  12. I tried to print the spring bunny doll and it takes 88 pages with about 3 or four words per line. What is with that?
    I really liked the pattern but 88 pages to print I don’t think so.

    1. Hrm, I’m not sure what that could be about. Unfortunately, I think the formatting and nature of most blogs makes them not particularly print-friendly. However, you can pick up an ad-free and print-friendly version of the pattern in the shop, here: http://etsy.me/2mRvHge

  13. I really had fun making your pattern for the Rag Doll Bunny..i wish i could post a photo of her..i made two ( one for a 23 year old and another for a 13 year old) and they were so well received
    Cheers
    Lyttlefish

  14. i absolutely love your Ragdoll Spring Bunny & adorable chubby chicks so much I made them both this Easter. Thank you so much for sharing! Your directions are so explicit & make each project enjoyable. Look forward to many more great creations.

  15. I love this pattern and have all the bits on my bedside table. I have however noticed that my ears aren’t the same size. Not a train smash, but i think i need to check if i have been reading the pattern correctly:

    Rnd 15: [Sc 11, inc], repeat [ ] around (39 sts)

    That means that i need to SC 11 stitches and increase one in the next stitch and stitch 11 SC and increase one in the next stitch etc…

    I think i might have started off with a miscount…

    She will still be pretty, as this will be my first ever pattern done and dusted.

    Thank you for these super patterns!!

    Suzanne

    1. Hi Suzanne,

      Yes, the way you’ve described is how you should be reading the pattern.

      Even if your ears are a little different, I have no doubt that your bunny will be super adorable! Every bunny is unique!

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