Ragdoll Spring Bunny Free Crochet Pattern

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Ragdoll Spring Bunny Free Crochet Pattern

Ragdoll BunnyAs 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!

Crochet Bunnies

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

  • 3.5mm hook;
  • Bernat Handicrafter cotton (worsted weight) in Robin’s Egg;
  • Bernat Handicrafter cotton (worsted weight) in Potpourri Ombré;
  • Bernat Handicrafter cotton (worsted weight) in Lavender;
  • Bernat Handicrafter cotton (worsted weight) in Vanilla Bouquet;
  • Bernat Handicrafter cotton (worsted weight) in Aloe Vera;
  • Light weight pink yarn for nose;
  • Black crochet/embroidery thread for eyes;
  • Stuffing;
  • Tapestry needle.

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).

**Ch 1 and turn after each row**

Body (make 2 panels):

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)

Ragdoll BunnyRnd 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.

Ragdoll Bunny

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.

Ragdoll BunnyWhen 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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17 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. 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 : )

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