Easter, Free Pattern

Little Bunny with Carrots – Free Amigurumi Pattern

Easter is coming up in a few weeks and I thought I’d make a cute little bunny with a basket of carrots to share with you all. She’s a little darling and I’m so pleased with how she turned out. This little bunny just finished picking her favourite carrots from the farm and can’t wait to eat them! I wonder if she’ll share some carrots?

Below is the pattern for Little Bunny if you’d like to make one for yourself or as a gift 🙂

You will need:

  • 3mm and 3.5mm crochet hook
  • 8ply (DK/Light worsted) acrylic yarn in cream, brown, orange and green
  • 2x 8mm plastic safety eyes
  • toy stuffing
  • yarn needle
  • scissors
  • stitch marker (optional)

Abbreviations (US Terminology)

  • Rnd – round
  • sc – single crochet
  • inc – increase (2 sc in one stitch)
  • dec – single crochet decrease (sc 2 together)
  • ch – chain
  • BLO – back loops only
  • sl st – slip stitch
  • st/sts – stitch/stitches
  • sk – skip
  • rep – repeat

**PATTERN NOTES**

  • You’ll need to know how to make a magic ring.
  • You will be crocheting in spirals.
  • Invisible decrease technique was used in this pattern – if you are not familiar with this decrease, a regular single crochet decrease is perfectly fine to use. (Check my tutorial on invisible decrease here).
  • Finished bunny measures 20cm/8in tall.


HEAD (in Cream yarn, use 3.5mm hook)
Rnd 1: work 6 sc in magic ring (6 sts)
Rnd 2: inc in each st around (12 sts)
Rnd 3: sc 1, inc; rep 6 times (18 sts)
Rnd 4: sc 2, inc; rep 6 times (24 sts)
Rnd 5: sc 3, inc; rep 6 times (30 sts)
Rnd 6: sc around (30 sts)
Rnd 7: sc 4, inc; rep 6 times (36 sts)
Rnd 8: sc around (36 sts)
Rnd 9: sc 5, inc; rep 6 times (42 sts)
Rnd 10 – 16: sc around (42 sts)
Attach eyes between Rounds 13 & 14, 10 stitches apart. Stuff the head firmly and conntinue stuffing as you go.
Rnd 17: sc 5, dec; rep 6 times (36 sts)
Rnd 18: sc 4, dec; rep 6 times (30 sts)
Rnd 19: sc 3, dec; rep 6 times (24 sts)
Rnd 20: sc 2, dec; rep 6 times 18 sts)
Fasten off. Weave in and hide yarn tail.

1ST LEG (in Cream yarn, use 3.5mm hook)
Rnd 1: work 6 sc in magic ring (6 sts)
Rnd 2: inc in each st around (12 sts)
Rnd 3: sc 1, inc; rep 6 times (18 sts)
Rnd 4 – 10: sc around (18 sts)
Fasten off and leave a short tail for sewing.

2ND LEG AND BODY (in Cream yarn, use 3.5mm hook)
Rnd 1: work 6 sc in magic ring (6 sts)
Rnd 2: inc in each st around (12 sts)
Rnd 3: sc 1, inc; rep 6 times (18 sts)
Rnd 4 – 10: sc around (18 sts)
Next, join both legs.
Rnd 11: sc around 1st leg [18 sts]. Sc around 2nd leg [18sts] (36 sts)
Rnd 12: sc around (36 sts)
Stuff the legs firmly.
Rnd 13: sc 5, inc; rep 6 times (42 sts)
Rnd 14 – 22: sc around (42 sts)
Stuff the body firmly and continue stuffing as you go.
Rnd 23: sc 5, dec; rep 6 times (36 sts)
Rnd 24: sc around (36 sts)
Rnd 25: sc 4, dec; rep 6 times (30 sts)
Rnd 26: sc around (30 sts)
Rnd 27: sc 3, dec; rep 6 times (24 sts)
Rnd 28: sc around (24 sts) 
Rnd 29: sc 2, dec; rep 6 times (18 sts)
Rnd 30 – 31: sc around (18 sts)
Fasten off and leave a long tail for sewing. Use the yarn tail from the 1st leg to sew the gap close between the legs.

EAR (make 2 in Cream yarn, use 3.5mm hook)
Rnd 1: work 6 sc in magic ring (6 sts)
Rnd 2: inc in each st around (12 sts)
Rnd 3 – 8: sc around (12 sts)
Rnd 9: sc 2, dec; rep 3 times (9 sts)
Rnd 10 – 11: sc around (9 sts)
Fasten off and leave a long yarn tail for sewing. Do not stuff the ears.

ARM (make 2 in Cream yarn, use 3.5mm hook)
Rnd 1: work 5 sc in magic ring (5 sts)
Rnd 2: inc in each st around (10 sts)
Rnd 3 – 14: sc around (10 sts)
Rnd 15: sc 3, dec; rep 2 times (8 sts)
Rnd 16: sc around (8 sts)
Very lightly stuff the arm. Flatten the opening of the arm and then single crochet over the opening (crochet the two edges together). Fasten off and leave a long tail for sewing.

TAIL (in Cream yarn, use 3.5mm hook)
Rnd 1: work 6 sc in magic ring (6 sts)
Rnd 2: inc in each st around (12 sts)
Rnd 3 – 4: sc around (12 sts)
Fasten off and leave a long tail for sewing. Stuff the tail.

BASKET (in Brown yarn, use 3.5mm hook)
Rnd 1: work 6 sc in magic ring (6 sts)
Rnd 2: inc in each st around (12 sts)
Rnd 3: sc 1, inc; rep 6 times (18 sts)
Rnd 4: sc 2, inc; rep 6 times (24 sts)
Rnd 5: BLO sc around (24 sts)
Rnd 6: sc around (24 sts)
Rnd 7: sc 11, inc; rep 2 times (26 sts)
Rnd 8: sc around (26 sts)
Rnd 9: sc 12, inc; rep 2 times (28 sts)
Rnd 10:sc around (28 sts)
Rnd 11: sl st in next 6 sts, ch 8, sk 2 sts, sl st in next 12 sts, ch 8, sk 2 sts, sl st in next 6 sts (40 sts)
Fasten off. Weave in and hide yarn tail.

CARROT (in Orange yarn, use 3mm hook)
Stuff the carrot as you go.
Rnd 1: work 6 sc in magic ring (6 sts)
Rnd 2: sc around (6 sts)
Rnd 3: sc 2, inc; rep 2 times (8 sts)
Rnd 4: sc around (8 sts)
Rnd 5: sc 3, inc; rep 2 times (10 sts)
Rnd 6 – 9: sc around (10 sts)
Rnd 10: sc 3, dec; rep 2 times (8 sts)
Fasten off. Using your yarn needle, weave the yarn tail through the front loop of each remaining stitch and pull it tight to close. Fasten off and weave in the yarn tail.

STEM (in Green yarn, use 3mm hook)
Ch 5. Sl st in 2ndch from hook, sl st in next 3 ch sts, ch 4, sl st in 2ndch from hook, sl st in next 2 ch sts. 
Fasten off by slip stitching into the very first chain made at the start.

ASSEMBLY

1. Use brown yarn and embroider a nose 3 stitches wide between Rounds 14 & 15 of the head, in the centre between the eyes.

2. Stitch the ears on top of the head over Rounds 3 to 5.

3. Matching stitch for stitch, sew the head onto the neck of the body. To avoid the head flopping over, add a little more stuffing before closing.

4. Sew the arms on either side of the body between Rounds 29 & 30, 6 stitches apart at the front. 

5. Sew the tail at the back of the body over Rounds 14 to 18. 

6. Sew the stem on top of the carrot. Using a yarn needle, pass both tails of the stem into the very centre of the top of the carrot and draw the tails out from the side of the carrot. Pass one yarn tail back into the same stitch hole and out the top centre of the carrot. Pass the yarn tail over to the other side of the stem and insert through the centre and back out the side of the carrot. Repeat this process for the other yarn tail. This will secure the stem on top of the carrot. Weave the yarn tails through the carrot several times and trim the ends to finish.

7. Optional – use cream or brown yarn to sew the arms to the sides of the basket if you want the bunny to be holding the basket.

I do hope you enjoy making this little bunny! I had so much fun designing her. My favourite part was making the basket for the carrots 🙂

I would love to see your finished bunny – share on Instagram using #helloyellowyarn or tag me @maryjcarlos. You can share it on my Facebook page too!

Check out my other bunny patterns: Marley Bunny, Amigurumi Bunny and Woodland Baby Bunny.

Happy crocheting! MJ


© 2019 MJ Carlos. Please do not copy, sell, alter, translate, re-produce or re-distribute this pattern or parts of this pattern in any form. If you would like to share this pattern, please link back to this post. Finished item using this pattern can be sold, I ask that you please give credit to me for the pattern and design. Images from this pattern (digital & print) are not to be used when selling the finished item.

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